Friendly people will go out of their way to help you, OK food, nice corals and fish near the beach, open bar morning till late at night. Very good value. Clean rooms. Came home very very happy.
Have to go in far to start swiming, bit far from the city $25 cab ride 1 way, there wasn't a lot of youngle people.
This was our third trip to this resort. There have been many attempts to improve the buildings.Unfortunately the beach has taken several hits from past hurricanes so it is advisable to bring water shoes for beach combing. The food wasn't bad, we bring our own hot sauce.We must remember food is seasonable and the chefs aren't Canadian so they do their best. If you have any problems and can't find your tour guide (Serge from Nolitours was ours and awesome) contact Marladies(sp.?) she speaks French, English and of course Spanish very well.Bicyles and scooters are available now. Go to relax and de-stress, not much party nightlife which suited us fine but younger people got bored apparently. It is well worth the extra to tip staff, not just bar staff and chamber maids. Great evening shows and live music.
Worth the money
we was in many places in cuba but here we find now the real paradise
the staff and management were excellent
the nature is splendid and the mountains make a real change in your vision
We make Snorqueling very close to Guantanamo bay and was excellent, excellent. The staff of excursion was professional and very nice with all of us.
the food was great and variuos.
Each night a different show enjoy our trip.
Go there ...!
Eugen & family from Montreal
I stayed at Los Corales hotel in Jan.-05.
The place is very nice for a 3 star hotel.
There is a good beach but it's not very big.
The area scenery is beautiful but it is very
remote and a $30 taxi ride to Santiago. It
is very quiet but not a place to go if you're single. The staff is very friendly
but the ladies are not allowed to go out with you so you better find another tourist.
There is free sailing and kayaking and scuba & snorkeling if you pay but, the
swimming conditions are not so good with
so much seeweed and rocks. Very relaxing
but maybe too quiet.
Dave , Montreal, Canada
Resort building, beach, pool area and grounds were far better than we anticipated. Rooms were very clean with 2 queen beds. Not as much selection for food, but we never went hungry and breakfast omelettes were great. Tropical drinks were sub par and they would serve the occasional warm beer. Bar staff were entertaining, Fernando, Fanceso, Carlos. Animation team very friendly and outgoing, Raoul, Leo, Miguel, Georgey. Shows were better than I've seen at other resorts. Much of the clientele during our week tended to be about retirement age and so not much participation around pool activities. Beach volleyball was great fun every day. Our two families went with 15, 16 and 17 year olds and they were the only ones of that age during the week.They had a great time together. There were some very young families with babies and a few early to mid twenties students probably here because of the low cost. Not much for excursions,although we were content to save our money and enjoy the time at the resort. Our one trip into Santiago de Cuba was good until we were let off at the square downtown for 1/2 hr. We were swarmed by people of all ages trying to get us to buy or to give them something. They'd pull your pants, touch your shoulder, beg and just generally overwhelm you. This experience was very similar to others we talked to.
There were a few pushy people, butt in liners, complainers mostly from people that sounded like Italian or other European languages. There were many retirees from Toronto and Montreal area, who appeared to be repeat customers.
We had a great time and this resort could be spectacular if the food and drink selection were improved and a slightly younger crowd attended. Diamond in the rough
Club Amigo Cariaol was to our surprise a french speaking resort but it made the vacation an adventure. All your drama classes come in handy acting out what it is you need or want.The all you can eat buffet was good and if you got tired of that a restaurant on the beach also included in your package served hamburgers, hot dogs etc. during thr lunch hour. Snacks were said to be included but we never seen any. Two a la carte restaurants but not included in your package. Bring your own towels or rent them there at $25 pesos each refunded at the end of the week when returned. Please don't use towels from your room or the maid service gets charged for missing towels. She makes $12 Canadian dollars a month. There is a safe available in your room for $2 pesos a day.The exchange rate is $77 pesos for $100 Canadian dollars. Your money can be changed at the reception desk in hotel. Lots of tours offered at high prices. Feel brave, take the yellow workers bus at 8:30 am in front of hotel which brings you to Santiago for $4 pesos or take the bus from hotel for $56 pesos.Any english speaking person on the bus would be more than happy to help you or even show you the town for a gift of clothing or a gift of money maybe $10 pesos.You may see a man and his horses infront of your hotel. He will take you for a trip on horse back for $5 pesos a hour.Also there is usually a man with horse drawn carriage in front of hotel which will bring you to a little town were you can get a lobster diner for $10 pesos and his charge will be $4 pesos each return.The Corales Hotel is a 6 minute walk from Carisol by a lite path and there intertainment is in english. We went there everynight. Please remember these people make little money and tip if all possible or give a gift of clothing. The maintenance people make $6 canadian dollars a month, security makes $35 canadian dollars a month, maid $10 canadian dollars and waitress $20 canadian a month so feel fair to be generous. We had a great time and felt we got our monies worth. Enjoy
We went to club amigo in Holguin at first, the service was terrible, no one spoke english and there was no water to shower! After we arrived at los corolos, we were amazed at the service and the rooms. Since it's a smaller hotel the workers are really nice and welcoming. They love Canadians! A perfect place for couples since there aren't many small children. The outside grill was great, love the lobster! There is entertainment everyday, the workers puts on a really good show. Over all, a really good place to go, truly heaven on earth! I really enjoyed my trip and I'll recommend this place to anyone!
When we first arrived we were placed in a room that had mold growing in the bathroom under the sink wood cabinet, the next day they moved us no problem. Food was okay, the outside grill restaurant with the server Reynaldo was fantastic, food was hot and there isn't an extra charge unless you request lobster, filet mignon or shrimp. The hotel is in transition and therefore many items are not as listed in travel books. There isn't car/bike/moped rentals and almost every lounge chair at both the beach and pool are broken. The front desk staff are terrific, and yes it is true that Cubans would love your old clothes, soaps, pens and pencils, it is a poor country. We went horse back riding as the previous review suggested. It was a great deal $12 convertible pesos each for just over 2 hours. Although we had to book it through another tour company in the lobby as ours didn't offer it. I think though that you could probably do it a bit cheaper if you just walked out the gate yourself and booked it with the horse owners, as they seemed shocked by how much we paid and made it obvious that it would have been cheaper through them. Either way, was a great ride along the beach excetra. The food in general was alright, I certainly didn't starve. I did get tired of it, but I also work in a really nice restaurant here and am a bit spoiled. The drinks, well, if you like rum or beer you are set. If not, you can get wine at dinner or pay for some other drinks. This resort is domestic drinks only included. There are small t.v.'s in the rooms which get about 4 channels, 2 are movie like channels and it is a nice break from the sun in the late afternoon. Again, for the money, we paid under $1500 for 2 the last week in January, it was well worth it. Don't be afraid to check the other tour operators books in the lobby to find a trip/excursion that your company doesn't offer, they don't care. I would bet by next year Club Amigo will have helped to turn this hotel around from Valtur ownership. Keep an eye on this one.
We went to this resort during the month of January. it was an amazing trip. This resort was beautiful. Its located an hour from the main city. The people were great, extreamly friendly and helpful. Almost everyone spoke english, french and german. The shows at night were incredible. On the beach there were paddle boats, sail boats, and kayaks that could be taken and used at any time. The pool was very big, and the swim up bar is great. There are many excursions to choose from. I would suggest renting horses for the day. They take you up a mountian, with a superior view of the ocean.What a great vacation. I would highly reccomend you try Los corales!
Located in residencial area and close to the airport of Santiago de Compostela and 10 minutes from the city center.
The hotel has free shuttle service from the hotel to the city center and to the airport and back. ...
Differing greatly from the rest of Santiago, this large modern and somewhat imposing building, with its contrasting tones, stands out
in a stone coloured city that still has a colonial air about it. After walking the streets and gauging ...
Amenities:Television (Movies/Pay). Television (Cable/Satellite). Television. Private Bath. Balcony/Terrace. Mini Bar. Radio/Alarm Clock. Shower. Air Conditioning (In Room). Telephone. VCR (In
Room). Daily Maid Service. Kitchen/Kitchenette. Hotel Details:61 Rooms / 1 Floors. Built in 1957. Laundry/ Dry Cleaning ...