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Be Live Turquesa  

Carretera las Morlas Km 12 1/2, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

"Good Time in Cuba"
Posted by: Shirley and Ron  on Feb 13, 2015
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Hotel Oasis Turquesa is located on the seafront of the marvelous Varadero beach, it is an all-inclusive beach hotel, surrounded by a coconut plantation and exuberant tropical vegetation.

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Be Live Turquesa Review: 3.7 of 5 25 reviews
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Be Live Turquesa
User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 1.00 of 5

Posted by:  Amy  on Feb 11, 2015  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2015 | Leisure | Family and Kids
444 people found this review helpful

Where do I even begin. Just spent a week here. Our toilet broke every day. Air conditioner didn't work. Safe in the room was broken. There were cockroaches everywhere and our room was filthy. The pool has no bar or music, and there is nothing to do besides tan. The staff don't speak English and are not helpful at all. The toaster was broken and coffee tastes like dish water. Stray cats were bothering us while we were trying to eat. You only get one water bottle per trip and then have to fill it with tap water or buy water. They told us the wrong time for our bus so it almost left without us and the driver yelled at us. There is very little grass, lots of weeds, grounds are poorly maintained. The restaurants were fully booked for the entire week when we arrived, so we had to eat at the buffet for every meal. I didn't know what half of the food even was, and what I did eat was disgusting. They don't have any fresh juices, just juice cocktails, loaded with sugar. Hated it here.

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 1.00 of 5

Posted by:  Jade  on Apr 7, 2012  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2012 | Leisure | With Group
619 people found this review helpful

I felt I was ignored by staff, and everything offered in the brochure was not at the resort. The bar on the beach was only opened once the entire seven days I was there. The food was beyond horrible. I know the food is generally bland but I ate outside the resort, and it was fine. If you like spam, and water down tomato sauce, you will love the food. I lived off bread the entire week. There is no swim up bar, no hot tub, and nothing for kids to do. No one was every there for massages, even though it was posted all over the resort. If exchanging money, do so at the airport. The hotel rips you off. And every time there is a line for money exchange, the person will finish with the person he/she serving and put a note in the window, on break. The horses are abused, I refuse to pay to ride them. You will see the condition they live in. They are skinny and constantly getting whipped. If you want to have a good time, bring lots of money, because the only fun you will have is on the tours. There are bed bugs in some of the hotel rooms. All-inclusive is far from what this resort is. Do not go, if this is what a four star is, spend the extra hundred and go to Havana and go five star.


Restaurants and Bars:
Buffet- smells like fish everyday
Italian restaurant- had bugs in the food
Cuban restaurant- just as gross as the buffet

Beach doesn't have enough seats
Life guards just lay in the back sleeping
The beach bar is never open
Pool has too much chlorine
Bed Bugs in the hotel rooms

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Just the abused horses, everything else no one was there for.

Other Comments:
Don't waste your money or time.

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"Oasis Turquesa"

Be Live Turquesa
User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 2.00 of 5

Posted by:  B. Ahuaud  on Jan 27, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2009
1249 people found this review helpful

The food was not great; almost everything was cooked on a grill. Food consisted of pork, chicken breasts, beef, some lamb, and fish. All of these were in 1/4 inch slices, usually overcooked. You had to tell the chef to stop cooking before it turned to shoe leather. They had good pasta, and grilled fried whole shrimp (head, shell and veins) about six times a week. Showers in the rooms had next to no water pressure. Toilets hardly flushed.

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 2.00 of 5

Posted by:  Glen  on Feb 4, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
638 people found this review helpful

We came back from our vacation with bed bug bites all over our bodies. I have never in my life experienced bed bugs, but don't won't to ever again. The thought of them crawling all over you while you are sleeping is enough to turn me off this resort for ever!

Our room was average by any standard, in any country.
The promised Queen bed was two singles instead. We are a couple. Mattresses were hard and uncomfortable.
The bathroom was the best part, and faily modern, but the shower drain was partly plugged and the toilet totally plugged.
The lights didn't work by the beds.

Pool was pretty to look at, but the temperature water was cold. I really enjoy swimming, but only went in once. I thought it was poor for a 4 star hotel. They could have hooked up solar heating.
The grounds although generally tidy, was dated and aging.
The Beach while awesome, was hard to get to because of deep sand path. The 3 1/2 star next door, built a wooden boardwalk to the beach. The Turqueusa should have as well.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
What activities they did have, were also poor. The ping pong table was in a bad location. Children's activity centre was always closed, and person running it had a bad attitude.
We didn't go on any of the excursions this time.

Other Comments:
Lots of Bed Bugs. I don't care how many stars they say they have. A hotel with bed bugs to me have no stars.
I read the bed bug comments from other guests before booking, but dismissed it thinking they must have been mosquitos. They were right.

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 2.00 of 5

Posted by:  sibaja  on Aug 21, 2012  >  1 contribution(s) Costa Rica
Visited on: Aug, 2012 | Business | Family and Kids
596 people found this review helpful

Entorno fisico hermoso, personal agradable.

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La recepcion es fria e indiferente.

limpieza e higiene aceptable

Restaurants and Bars:
El servicio de restaurante es pésimo. Los trabajadores hacen un gran esfuerzo por dar de si lo mejor.

playa maravillosa

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
grupo de danza excelente.

Other Comments:
deben mejorar inmediatamente el servicio de alimentacion. Es su punto debil.

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"Expected less, got more"

Be Live Turquesa
User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 3.00 of 5

Posted by:  Chris  on Oct 19, 2014  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Oct, 2014 | Leisure | With Group
491 people found this review helpful

Before going in this hotel I read a lot of good and bad reviews, so I wasn't sure what to expect. People were either really happy with their stay, or they just hated it. In my opinion, it depends on the period when you go there.

When I arrived there, the staff were really nice to me, they told me everything there is to know about the hotel, the food, drinks, what is opened and how to get to any place I want to visit. They even recommended some restaurants, I ate there and I was really happy with my choice.

The rooms were a disaster. Even though they were pretty big, they were dark and really dirty. I think there were bed bugs. Disgusting. We immediately asked for a better room, and maybe because the hotel was not full, but they gave us a different, slightly better room. The second one was still pretty dark, but at least it was clean and bed bugs free.

When it comes to the food, I personally didn't like it. The thing that bothered me the most is not the taste, I think that it could have been better prepared, but my friend found a hair on their plate, in their food. That was really, really bad. Luckily, that happened the second day we were there, so we decided to go and eat in the local restaurants. The food there was a lot better and it was a lot cleaner and hair free.

There was an open bar and it was working all the time. When it comes to other activities, there are a lot of things that can be done at this hotel and almost everything is free of charge so that is a plus.

All in all, I expected less from this hotel, but I got more. My friends thought that it was not worth the money, but I think that it could have been a lot worse. I don't think that I will visit this hotel again, but if you want to be at a place where the staff is super nice, but a place where you can't eat, you can stay at this hotel. All in all, it is a c+.

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"Great Vacation spot"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 3.00 of 5

Posted by:  David Knecht  on Jan 10, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2009
1206 people found this review helpful

Oasis Turquesa was fantastic(4 Star). It was our first visit to Cuba. Our arrival and check-in went super fast. The resort is nice and small, very clean, the beach fantastic, and the staff and General Manager, Alois, were exceptionally friendly. They have recently renovated all the rooms which are on 2 floors. They were just finishing building an Italian specialty restaurant, which we did not get to try. As well, there is now a new Mini-Club for the kids. The beach was fantastic. They have the most shaded huts on the beach. The sand and water were great and sailing, kyacking, paddle boats were all included. They had all kinds of daily activities and the entertainment at night was pretty good. I have seen a lot worse. The aquatic performance at night in the pool was exceptionally done. The costumes during this 45 minute show were like a Los Vegas show. Now about the food. It's all buffet. The food is prepared fresh and displayed very nicely. Fresh fish all the time and pasta any way you want it, pizza always available and desserts were ok but almost always the same. I would have prefered staying for 10 days instead of only 7 day. Maybe on our next visit. I would recommend staying here if it's a nice quiet vacation you are looking for.

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"Honest review"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 3.00 of 5

Posted by:  Mr. marvin hyatt  on Dec 8, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Dec, 2010
770 people found this review helpful

We stayed Nov.21 - 28,2010 To begin with fellow Canadians this is not a 4 star hotel to Canadian standards at best its a 3 star. Good Points Staff: The best that i've come across in Cuba always a freindly smile and a flower for the ladies. Gounds: Well kept and neat with no garbage in sight. Beach: Has to one of the best in Cuba by far always a chair available to laze in the sun water warm and inviting Accomadations: Basic neat and clean forget a bath, water supply is at most good for a shower. Food: This is the only negative part of any trip, food is basic but you will never starve, food is repeatative but they do try their hardest,the cooks are great always have a smile. TIpping: Always try and tip a little a few dollars here and there wont hurt if you can't afford just give a big smile and say " thank you" Entertainment: Simple and basic but its nice to see at night they do try their hardest to please you. Trips: The best seems to be the catameran and swimming with dolphins, the jeep tour will bounce you back to canada after about 3 mins. (need springs) Money: check the offical exhange rate and trade in you money at the bank on the resort and not at the counter. All in all thats about it folks, We have been going to cuba since 1981 and always have enjoyed ourselves as we perfer peach and quiet and i can't wait to book again at Be Live Turquesa well done staff and management.

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"Nice and clean hotel with friendly staff."

Be Live Turquesa
User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 3.00 of 5

Posted by:  Müller Nadja  on Jun 28, 2011  >  1 contribution(s) SWITZERLAND
Visited on: Jun, 2011 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
594 people found this review helpful

Nice and clean hotel. The room was big and clean. Staff is very friendly but sometimes the cleaning staff was really loud out of our room early in the morning.
Food is not so good.
The beach is fantastic.

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Good staff at the reception.

Big and clean.

Restaurants and Bars:
The bars were good. But the food in the buffet restaurant was not so good.

The beach was fantastic.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:

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"This is a good resort small very quiet"

Be Live Turquesa
User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 3.50 of 5

Posted by:  Mike from Victoria B.C.  on Jan 7, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Nov, 2009 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
488 people found this review helpful

My wife and I went with Sunwing out of Vancouver < flight was late 1hr but was great (has transat beat 10fold) Arrived at 1230 AM at the turquesa check in was smooth ,got our bags in the room changed and ran to the beach ,looked great in the dark

Our room was 424 large king bed 2nd floor with a small patio some rooms had very large ones but it didnt matter had room for 2 chairs and someplace to dry towles nice clean with a fridge (not / never stocked )we never did get our bottle of water or a door on our safe they just gave us the runarroung everytime we asked and no mattress pad so you could see the floral print under the bottom thin sheet ,overall room 7/10

Restaurants and Bars::
three bars and 1 rest and 2 alacarts ,main rest good lots of food but never changed for the 2 weeks we were there never went hungery staff very nice.
Italian very good must book in the morn,Aisan was also good very friendly staff and good food . Now bars the lobby bar is far the best !!! and the beach bar !! the big bar is very bad dirty and not very helpful at all !!! hated waiting there

Beach 100% great,pool very nice there is a really nice guy that cleans the pool everyday hes there from sun up till down ,grounds very nice small but nice clean every morn but lots of dirty people staying there and have no understanding that others are there to.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel::
not much to do but that was good was there to relax not play vollyball haha We have been to Cuba 3times so have done lots of the tours ,we went deep sea fishing this time got nothing but was a great 5hrs out it was around 340 for 5 hrs we split it 4 ways so was a great deal.

Other Comments::
This is a good resort small very quiet really like the room buildings , Would i stay here again .... sorry but No just didnt do it for me ,noones fault just not my thing ,if this had been where I had stayed the first time or the second I dont think I would have returned to varadero ever again ,but we will be back next year going to a diffrent resort one that we have stayed at before and know its great (bella costa) hope this helps have a great trip!!!

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