Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso
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Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso is a perfectly situated vacation spot surrounded by natural beauty.
Located on Cuba's Cayo Santa Maria, and bordered by a stretch of white-sand beach, the Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso is a perfectly situated vacation spot surrounded by natural beauty. This brand new, modern resort features contemporary decor and accommodations with ocean, pool or garden views. With numerous dining options, gorgeous pools and excellent added-value features – the Paraiso section is your very best choice.
Beachfront Area Perla Blanca Beach Property Amenities of Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso 480 Room(s)1 Pool(s)Medical services ($)Conference facilities ($)Jacuzzi Dining/Entertainment at Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso 9 Restaurant(s)9 Bar(s)Room amenities Other room categories available Meal plans All Inclusive • 3 Meals daily, plus snacks • All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals) • Daily activities • Non-motorized water sports • Evening entertainment
Available at additional charges: ($) • Massages • Motorized water sports (nearby) Extra features Privilege Package inclusions Book a Valentin Privilege Package room category and receive:
• Welcome drink upon arrival • Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability) • Distinctive wrist band • A la carte breakfast in a separate area of restaurant • Privilege Concierge Service • Fruit basket upon arrival & "petits fours" once per stay • One romantic lobster dinner included per stay (to be booked with privilege concierge) • 4 A la carte dinners per week (reservations guaranteed and made by Privilege Concierge) • 30 minutes massage per person per stay • Exclusive access to Privilege Lounge (10am-10pm) • Premium international drinks with snacks at the Privilege Lounge night bar (5pm-7pm) • Reserved area at the Ranchon • Reserved area at the buffet • Reserved pool area with personalized service • Reserved beach area with personalized service
There were lots of good things about this hotel and some areas that require some attention. Check in was a bit disorganized. Our room was lovely with a big, comfortable king-sized bed. We did not have the issue with the lack of frosted glass separating the shower area from the main part of the room. Lots of hot water and a great shower. We did not have a day when the room was not cleaned and made-up by 3 or 4pm. In terms of meals, the main dining area did look a bit like a cafeteria, there was lots of food although sometimes it did take a bit of time between a container being empty of food and the replacement. There seems to be a bit of an issue with supply management which I think could be easily fixed - the bar ran out of beer a couple of times and it took half an hour or so for new kegs to be brought in. The pool areas were lovely - there were 4 of us and we did not have any trouble finding a spot by the pool. We ate at 3 a-la-cartes. Two were good (Mexican and Italian), I did not care for the seafood selection, and the portion was small. We were always well taken care of at the restaurants, service was quick, pleasant, and efficient. Breakfast service at the outdoor eating area off the main lobby needs work as they were understaffed and need to use a better method to clean the tables. There was lots of food, you would have to be a very picky eater to not find something to your liking. We saw two shows, both were good. The lobby area where the main bar is is one of the most welcoming that I have experienced at an all-inclusive, a very nice gathering area to have a drink before the show. There was pre-show entertainment here every night, and they were all excellent. The beach and ocean were quite amazing, the water was a stunning aquamarine colour. Lots of complaints about the lack of chairs but that is the case at almost every resort I have ever gone to. There were also long line ups at the bank and it ran out of money more than once. That had an impact on the ability to tip the staff, which was too bad. Overall comment is that the resort needs to pay attention to some small details that someone going to a 5 star resort would expect, there needs to be more clarity as to who is responsible for what (I waited at the pool restaurant bar for quite a while waiting for someone to take my food order and there were 3 or 4 staff members who continually walked by me without acknowledging me), and supply management. Overall I would say not a 5 star yet but it could be. People need to stop beating up the staff in the privilege lounge - relax, you are in Cuba, it is 30 degrees, the sun is shining and the beer is cold!!
The strong points The beach, the ocean, the lobby area The weak points Supply management, short-staffed/delegation of duties, seafood restaurant
Karen Ottawa, ON from 2015-02-25 to 2015-03-04 (7 days)
Great beach, nice hotel, terrible food
The strong points Staff The weak points Food and main bar service
Robert Harris Quispamsis, ON from 2015-02-23 to 2015-03-02 (7 days)
Had an over all good time at this hotel!! Its cuba so dont expext canadian cuisine!!! But always found something good to eat!! A good variety! Rooms are big and nice!! The beach is breathtaking!! Lineup for money exchange and for reservation!! Maby they should consider adding a few more desk to get the line move faster!! But all in all a good vacation. Its a new resort so it will only get better!!
The strong points Amazing Beach, beach bar staff always served you with a big smile, buffet, we had a good time with Valerie a super sweet waiteress and Aniel at the lobby bar is super nice also!! Always served with a friendly smile! The weak points Waiting lines to exchange money and reserve the a la carte restorant!
Chantal St Andre, NB from 2015-02-18 to 2015-02-25 (7 days)
“FEB 12-19 2015”
VERY NICE RESORT AND BEACH, FOOD NEEDS TO GET A LOT BETTER TO RATE A 4-5*, NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE TOWEL (BEACH AND ROOM) SERVICE.
The strong points BEAUTIFUL BEACH, NICE RESORT The weak points NO CHANGE OF BEACH TOWELS, NO KLEENEX IN ROOM, FOOD VERY POOR, WORKERS ARE WORKING HARD, JUST NOT ENOUGH OF THEM
Garry Bumstead Astroville, ON from 2015-02-12 to 2015-02-19 (7 days)
Purchased the Privilege package and do not feel that we got our money’s worth. This is a new hotel so there are a few growing pains. The hotel was clean. The staff is trying to accommodate the best they can. We stayed in an area that did not have issues with our hot water. Others were not so lucky. The hotel offers local talent in the evenings in the lobby which provides for a fun atmosphere. We brought our own beach towels and this was a bonus as we didn’t have them changed during the week. Our bath towels were changed every second to third day. Our mini bar was restocked daily. The worse part of our week was the food. I understand that Cuba isn’t known for their food, but this went beyond that. The food was put into steamed serving tables which did not keep the food at the proper temperature. The food was cold regardless if you went to the buffet at 6:30 or later. It got to the point that we were not looking forward to supper time. They did not have a pasta chef during the evening meal. I would not recommend this hotel. Don’t book. If you have, here are a few tips to make your trip better. Bring your own beach towels, bring snacks. Exchange your money at the airport. The hotel doesn’t keep enough currency on hand to meet the demands of the vacationers.
The strong points Staff try to accommodate as best they can. Local entertainment in the lobby nightly. Hotel and rooms are very clean. Beautiful place The weak points The food was awful. It was served cold and often undercooked. Case of food poisoning waiting to happen. The management needs to address these issues as no one on our bus on the way home would recommend this hotel.
Anne Cruickshank Arnprior , ON from 2015-02-06 to 2015-02-13 (7 days)
Très bel hôtel, un peu déçu par la plage
The strong points Le personel The weak points La plage
Dauphine Terrebonne, QC from 2015-10-12 to 2015-10-19 (7 days)
“Superbe vacance dans un environnement paradisiaque”
Vacance en amoureux Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans cet hôtel. Nous avons bien mangé, bien bu et bien dormis. La plage est merveilleuse, ont peut marcher sur des kilomètres, la mer est d'une rare beauté. Les spectacles sont bons et variés Toujours un groupe de musique le soir dans le lobby. Même si certain produit n'étaient pas toujours disponibles, cela nous a permis de boire et/ou goûter à autres choses. Je recommande fortement cet hôtel.
The strong points La plage, les chambres et le personnel attachant The weak points Les touristes chialeux et jamais satisfaits
Jacques D. Gatineau, QC from 2015-01-27 to 2015-02-03 (7 days)
“Valentin perle blanca”
Très beau site très bien accueilli par le personnel les chambres sont très propre la mer très belle mais 2 hres de l aéroport ce qui est très loin et hôtel pour adultes seulement.
The strong points Chambres grandes et très propre chambre de bain très bien et propre très beau site personnel très courtois la mer tres belle The weak points Plage aurais besoin de plus d entretien mais bien manque de vegetation et très loin de l aéroport environ 2 hres.
Pierre Lessard Laval, QC from 2015-07-20 to 2015-07-27 (7 days)
“Tres belles vacances”
Très beau site, belle plage et beaucoup de belles piscines. Le personnel était très attentif spécialement à la salle à manger(au buffet). Grand choix de restaurant surtout essayer le resto italien. Tout était parfait. Le service et la gentillesse du personnel, bonne bouffe ,beaucoup de poissons à manger. Je recommanderais cette hôtel sans hésitation.
The strong points beau site, bonne bouffe, gentillesse du personnel. The weak points aucun
Antoine A. Mirabel, QC from 2015-05-06 to 2015-05-14 (8 days)
“Un 5 étoiles a Cayo santa Maria”
Le site est super bien grande chambre moderne et le personnel super gentil et affable. La plage est magnifique avec ses 6 kilometres de sable blanc et la mer turquoise a souhait sauf 3 jours de méduse (Jelly fish) qui ont attaqué les baigneurs bon cela est rare a Cuba alors il y a 15 piscines.....plus les catamarans gratuit. Les côtés négatifs bien l'éloignement de l'aéroport environ 2 heures et le buffet plus ou moins diversifiée mais nous ont est habitué pour Cuba cela est OK cela n'est pas un chaine RIU. Bref un agréables pour 14 jours car pas de poussettes pour enfant (Roi-Soleil, Bacon) style CAR DE GOLF !
The strong points Plage magnifique et hôtel tres moderne personnels courtois The weak points éloignement de l'aéroprt 2 heurs debus YUTONG et les Méduses qui brulent les cuisses
Michel & Jakie Laval, QC from 2015-05-08 to 2015-05-22 (14 days)