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Be Live Turquesa  

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

"Expected less, got more"
Posted by: Chris  on Oct 19, 2014
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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: 3.8 of 5 23 reviews
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"LOVED IT!!!!!"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  KIM  on Jul 27, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
356 people found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our stay, the resort was just perfect, not too big and not too small.

The staff at this resort were amazing, they really made us feel at home, we hated to leave.

We are already planning our two week stay at this resort next year!!!

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Mrs. Tina  on Mar 11, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) GERMANY
Visited on: Mar, 2010
829 people found this review helpful

Super, traumhaft und immer wieder! ¡Gracias cordiales y nosotros nos alegran en un reencuentro! gracias para vacaciones de sueño!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 2.0 of 5

Posted by:  Glen  on Feb 4, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
411 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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"First time to Cuba. Will be back"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 4.0 of 5

Posted by:  Don  on Jan 22, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
375 people found this review helpful

This was the first vacation that my wife and I have had in over 24 years. We have always wanted to visit Cuba. We were not disappointed.

Your Arrival:
We flew from Ottawa, Canada, leaving on a Wednesday. Arriving at the Varadero Airport, we had no difficulty in entering the country. The airport personnel were very friendly and to my surprise, even had a translator on site. Our hotel bus was waiting for us and clearly identified as such. No baggage hassle, no waiting lines, and no feeling of being "rushed".

Our room was in perfect condition. Throughout our entire stay, we never encountered any infestation of Cuban insects; not in our room nor in any other section of our resort. The two twin-beds were extremely comfortable, the washroom facilities were impeccable, (shower, bath tub, bidet, hair dryer) and all walls were painted in lovely pastel colours. The floor was tiled and always swept. A colour TV and phone were at our disposal. Clean towels each day, soap, shampoo, hygene paper were all standard procedures. Our balcony overlooked a beautiful walkway surrounded by palm trees and groomed lawns. Outside noise was extremely uncommon. No loud screaming, fighting or ugliness. Security people always visible and ready to "assist".

Restaurants and Bars:
The three bars offered a great selection of drinks, all beginning with a rum base. Bartenders, male and female, were polite, amiable, professional and well dressed. The ice for the drinks was made from bottled water and was not a cause for concern.
Food was very good and available 24/7. I was not expecting Canadian style cooking but I was definitely unprepared for the choice and array of dishes offered. Fish, chicken, eggs, ham, salads, soup, cakes, ice cream, Pizza, hamburgers, fries, etc. The eating areas were clean and well managed. Drinking glasses, dishware, eating utensils, all were 100% satisfactory.

Magnificent stretches of sand and sea. The beach was amazing and graded every morning. Clean, soft and granular. Ideal for the feet. Cabana huts for sun shade every three meters. The use of Kayaks and Catamarans was on request. Sand, sand and sand. Beach chairs were always clean and available. Never a line up.
The pool was in excellent condition. I personally did not use the pool as I was always on the beach.
The grounds were manicured to perfection. Any litter was immediately noticed and "it" disappeared very rapidly. No broken glass, no strewn papers, etc.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
The guided tour into Havana was an eye-opener. For a historian, a walk into the past. For car lovers, plenty of 1957 Chevys and Fords along with a few Opels. I spotted one Nash. Swimming with the dolphins. A most joyous activity. There were many other oportunities to leave the resort but time was not on our side.

Other Comments:
For the price, this is by far the best deal. We were able to meet other tourists from other resorts and when comparing "notes", we scored a perfect 10.
My wife and I both felt extremely safe and well taken care of in Cuba. As I said in the title, first time to Cuba, will be back. To the same resort. YES!

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"This is a good resort small very quiet"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 3.5 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
340 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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"Great, fantastic place"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Bill  on Jul 31, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jul, 2009
1067 people found this review helpful

Nov 26, 2008 1 week at Turquesa was fantastic, great staff, great food, great time. Infact we have booked again same time and same hotel / resort - Nov 26 to Dec 12, 2 weeks this time. Can't wait to see the staff and friendly smiles again. Just awesome. Truly great experience

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"great place"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 4.0 of 5

Posted by:  pam  on Apr 2, 2009  >  3 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Apr, 2009
1157 people found this review helpful

We arrived on March,15, 2009. My friend and I loved the beach, it was always clean and there were always lounge chairs aavailable. The bartenders in all the hotel bars were all so genuinely friendly. We always tipped them with money, fingernail polish, and chalk and crayons for their kids. Our room was very clean but the air conditioner did not always work so good. We tipped our maid every day and we always had lots of towels and bathroom ammenities. I have been to many tropical resorts and I prefer this resort over the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, and Dominican Republic. The food was very good, if anyone complained about it I don't think that they could ever be satisfied. The pasta chef was amazing! The snack bar food was great, good pizza and great hamburgers and fries. We took a tour of Havanna and our guide was amazing!! Do not miss Havanna. Do watch out for beggars, though. But the police usually shoo them away. We loved it so much that we are planning to go again for 2 weeks at Christmas. Our room was not the nicest in the hotel and we could have upgraded, but it was large and clean and near the lobby and the pool area and close to the beach...we were in the D section.

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"Third visit just great"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Janet Jethon  on Mar 31, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2009
1214 people found this review helpful

Our third visit to the Turquesa was March 09 - 16/09. From the time the bus pulled away from the airport, we felt like we were home - and when we got to the resort - we knew it! The staff was as happy to see us as we were to see them. The Cuban people are truly wonderfully warm, happy people and the Turquesa staff members have become like family to us. Our week long stay went too fast as we enjoyed the beautiful beach, the ocean water, long walks around the well kept resort, and the food - there is something for everyone, with the buffet changing daily to add new surprises. It was great to indulge in their fabulous ice cream again and wonderful to be so well treated and so spoiled by the staff. This is a smaller resort and doesn't offer night clubs so it's perfect for us middle agers and families with children. The nightly entertainment is always fun and during the day there are always things going on to join in on. The Turquesa and its fabulous staff offer a superb place to relax for a week or two. Can't wait for Christmas when we shall to back for our fourth visit!

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  kristina  on Feb 23, 2009  >  2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
980 people found this review helpful

Whatever bad things you have heard about this resort... forget them! I just got back from Turquesa on Thursday (Feb 19) and LOVED IT! The resort itself is small, but well kept, and there are lots of opportunities to meet people... I went with 3 others and by the time we left we had a crew of 12! Age ranging from 18-32! There is no disco, however there are a lot of clubs close by that are AMAZING! We went to three during our week there including La Comparsita, International, and the Cave. The cave is the closest and the cheapest.. only 5 CUC to get in. Also, the bar by the pool is said to not be 24 hr, but when we got there we asked what time it closed and a few nights we were there til as late as 4am and it was still open! Not to forget that the beach is AMAZING.. but don't try to sneak into Playa da Oro... we almost got arrested haha But all in all it was an amazing trip and I would reccomend this resort to anyone.

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"Commentaires sur l'hôtel Oasis Turquesa à Cuba"

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User Rating:  Be Live Turquesa Review: 4.0 of 5

Posted by:  Michel Brochu  on Feb 6, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
501 people found this review helpful

Bonjour, Nous revenons d'un séjour d'une semaine à l'hôtel Turquesa et avons été très satisfaits des services rendus. Les chambres sont propres, la nourriture est très bonne et le personnel est très courtois. Nous y retournerions sans hésiter.

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