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Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel

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Calle 3, Guardalavaca 84170 Cuba
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The 5 Star Gran Muthu Almirante Hotel located in Guardalavaca, a town in the Holguín Province of Cuba is one of the most exquisite tourist destinations. The Hotel boasts 514 rooms elegant bedrooms, a lounge bar, gym, theater, nightclub, children's aquatic park, animation, games room, non-motorized water sports, spa, sauna, steam room, and more. Get a wide range of benefits at the best accommodation rates with National and International dishes and beverages. The most distinctive feature of this Hotel is the viewpoint bar that will be available to guests, from where they can appreciate the views of the renowned and paradisiacal Cuban beach. Guest over 18 years can ask for the MAHARAJA EXECUTIVE SERVICE, which allows visitors to enjoy an exclusive and private area of the Hotel, where they will have their own rest areas and swimming pools, and a spa to relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Archery
Children's playground
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Diving
Game room
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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petru77 wrote a review 28 Jan
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution4 helpful votes
Very nice resort, relatively small so you can get anywhere rather quickly. We liked that. Modern, since it is new, no "dated" feeling. We booked a ticked for the Adults section and apparently that made us VIPs (I don't recall if I chose something special when buying the ticket to make us VIPs). Being VIPs meant we had our own restricted area and the A la carte restaurant which we could access when open (it functions like a buffet but you order from the menu and, yes, if you are that hungry you can order more, provided you are there early so it does not close). I've read reviews about the food being bad in Cuba, so we went with low expectations. We were wrong. For VIPs the food was amazing. Just an example: Benedict eggs with lobsters slices in the morning. Being VIPs, we had 2 butlers, although we interacted 99% with only one of them, Adel, who is a real professional. I cannot say enough about this guy. Whatever / whenever we needed, he took care of it and then some. A++ Beach: amazing (granted the weather cooperated). Some say the water is shallow (it is not; it drops quite quickly, but still nice). Pools: nice, a bit cold in the adults section, I did not mind one bit Cleanliness: spot on! no complains here, everything spic and span. Room: almost 5 star level amenities, clean, spacious. Cleaned and attended twice a day. Wifi: had some problems trying to stay connected, but I did not go there to "stay" connected. If you really need to "socialize", maybe it is a good idea to buy a roaming package. Entertainment: did not go that often to the theatre but everywhere else, whoever was playing/singing knew what they were doing. I'll stop here. If you can, go for the adults only option, maybe wait for a sale. You'll not regret it going to this resort. Don't believe all the reviews (including mine), take them with a grain of salt. And manage your expectations. We went there for the beach and sun, not expecting much else and we were blown away (pleasantly).
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The beach chairs tend to get "reserved" early, even if they are not occupied.
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malotsoffun wrote a review 22 Jan
Niagara Falls, Canada35 contributions56 helpful votes
Beautiful resort, New and spotless.. the rooms are impressive our cleaning staff Anyelina was so helpful and was always available if we needed her. She kept our room and floor spotless. We paid for Oceanview and we sure had it. The food was top quality. We were at the airport we spoke to people who were at other resorts they were missing so many things ( chicken, cheese, butter and bread) we had it all in . Including lots of seafood. The Lobby bar was amazing. Norje from the floor manager was so good and making sure everything was perfect. All the staff were helpful and smiling. I can not saying enough . We have been to this area too many times to count. Club Amigo will always feel like home but this resort is just pristine
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: we had an end room on the 6th floor Oceanview it was perfect. Very quiet at night time but noisy...
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting our Resort and letting us know your feedback. We are extremely happy to know you had an amazing stay and that Anyelina and Norge did their best for you. We take a note of the cons and we will do our best to improve it. We invite you to come back always. Kind regards,
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Kevin V wrote a review 22 Jan
Simcoe, Canada17 contributions21 helpful votes
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Beautiful resort. New and spotless. Rooms are modern and very comfortable. We were in a standard room on the 2nd floor of building #3. Buffet is really good with lots of variety. There are some things that are there one day and not the next. We brought our own ketchup and hot sauce and are glad we did.Some imported alcohol comes and goes too. Tanqueray gin was available for a few days and then it wasn't. Tonic water came and went as well. Wifi worked well throughout the resort. The beach is spectacular and you can snorkel right in front of the resort. The staff is amazing and work very hard. The Cuban people are humble and appreciative. Japanese and Seafood restaurants were our favorite. Great family resort. We will definitely be back. Daniel the lifeguard and Yoandra in the evening buffet were exceptional. #1 staff in Cuba. Cuba day with beautiful pork roast was outstanding. We have been to Cuba many many times and this trip is right at the top. As the resort gets busier more staff will be needed and it was good to see many with Trainee name tags getting ready for that. Keep up the good work Grand Muthu Alimirante.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for posting your experience at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach. We love reading your review and we´re happy you had an excellent stay with us. Very pleased to know our staff members Daniel, Yoandra did their best for you. We invite you to come back. Sincerely.
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Natalia O wrote a review 21 Jan
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Wonderful experience at the hotel . Our vacation with friends was special, we really enjoyed the food with great quality and tasty. The beach is large and beautiful . For my son's birthday we had a cake from the guest service. The Japanize restaurant has good entertainment and food with the opportunity to try new chef skills which was fun. We would like to thank the Japanize staff for the birthday cake. We are planning to come back in April!!!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for visiting our Resort and posting your review. We are glad you had a fantastic stay and plan already your next visit on April. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back. We extend your greetings to Japanese restaurant team. See you on April!!!
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Sylvia G wrote a review 20 Jan
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The Gran Muthu Almirante hotel is elegant and well laid out. The adults only section is a paradise for visitors where your every need has been carefully thought out. The staff are professional and well informed making your stay enjoyable and relaxing. The grounds are beautiful with lots of exotic plants and the beach was fantastic. We especially enjoyed the private restaurant in the VIP section. Rooms were well appointed and kept spotlessly clean.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to share your experience. We are pleased ro know you had a perfect stay at VIP section. We invite you to come back.for another great stay Sincerely
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Milana M wrote a review 17 Jan
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**This is a very honest review from a person that travelled with two small kids** I must say that after hearing stories about Cuba, this hotel was really above my expectations! What makes it the absolute best experience were the people that work there. Honestly, I am from Quebec and I don’t know how you can deal with some of my fellow Canadians that are super rude and think they are superior, while still keeping a big smile on, and show respect. The beach was amazing! Sand is white and thin. Water was clean. One suggestion for the hotel might be to add a few chairs at the beach because you have to get up early to reserve. Animacion were simply amazing! Daniel is the cutest - he was super friendly with kids. But everyone was Smiley, dancing all the time. One more suggestion would be to have more publicity for the events that you organized. Maybe it was just me, but I had trouble knowing what was happening when. For kids, there’s a big pirate boat with a lifeguard, a park and a small place for them to play at the park. The pools are great too. This is my 5th time visiting Cuba and this was definitely the best place. Hotel is not too big, not too small just perfect. For the food - I have no idea why people are complaining! I ate lobster 2 days, fish, beef, chicken. There’s a pasta, salad bar. There were fresh veggies and fruits, fruit juices every day. You have to know that they don’t have stuff that are not in season in Cuba; so don’t expect like strawberries or bananas if they don’t grow them. Also don’t expect to eat everything you want every day, but I was amazed by the quality and freshness of the products and by the choice. The elite restaurant and japanese were my favourite. Oh also I asked for a crib in my room and by the time I walked back to the room, it was already there! Please guys bring stuff like hygiene products for the people there and tip well they deserve it :)
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: -chairs at the beach go early. -the beach is not accessible for people in wheelchairs (I have...
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for posting this nice review about our Resort and its services. We are glad you had an amazing vacation with your family. Daniel and our staff are important asset to our Hotel, your recognition inspire us to better service commitment. We hope to see you again , you are always welcome. Sincerely.
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NorthStar57545370753 wrote a review 12 Jan
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This was our first visit to Gran Muthu Almirante Beach. We stayed in the Adult Only "VIP" section, and our stay was incredible. The room was spacious, modern, clean and always well cleaned and beautifully turned-down. The buffet restaurant offered very good variety and tasty food options, and the a la carte restaurants were a nice change, offering delicious meals. The beach offers beautiful clear water and plenty of loungers. Above all else, we were blown away by the service, and the incredibly attentive and polite staff all through out the resort. Overall, we are very happy with our stay, and will definitely be returning again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for visiting our Resort and out Vip section. We are glad you had an excellent vacation and also our services were appreciated. We will love to see you again. Best regards,
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Kim W wrote a review 10 Jan
Beaverton, Canada3 contributions14 helpful votes
We traveled to Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Resort from December 30th, 2022 - January 6th, 2023. We traveled with two adults and two teenagers (19 and 18 years old). The hotel was amazing. The rooms were spacious and clean and we were given water daily and one bottle of rum at the beginning of the week. The beach was clean and beautiful with many loungers available. We had no complaints about the food - the buffet was good and the a la carte restaurants were great. Our favourite was the Asian restaurant which was a teppanyaki style restaurant where they cook in front of you and entertain you throughout. The VIP elite restaurant was also great. Our favourite server Yadian was there and he is amazing. My 19 year old son thinks he is just the best! Our favourite part of the trip was the activities organized by the animation team - which was top notch. During the day they had darts, bingo, bull-back riding (where you ride a keg in the pool), Olympic day activities where teams compete in various games including huge floating hamster balls, and a foam party. They also had volleyball, zumba, bocce ball, and a games room. At night the activities were also great with glow in the dark shows, an aqua ballet, Cuban dancers etc… Karaoke is also available most nights as well as the disco. Special thanks to Magdeline (the most amazing and energetic staff member I´ve ever met in 14 trips to Cuba and 7 resorts). Ramy and Adriana were also wonderful and enthusiastic all day long. We also took a horse and buggy to the market and a nearby town. It was nice to see the ¨real¨ Cuba and chat with some locals. We had a wonderful time and can´t wait to return, hopefully on March Break!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for visiting our Resort. We are so glad to know the entire family had an amazing stay and enjoyed our animation activities with Ramy and Ariadna. Thank you for recommending to others this via and we will love to see you again. Best regards,
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MassimoVentura wrote a review 7 Jan
Toronto, Canada25 contributions20 helpful votes
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I have been eyeing this Resort for a while now and this was our first trip in almost 3 years due to Covid. Also, 2022 was a very tough year personally with the loss of 2 family members and was looking forward to finally being able to go away and recharging the batteries. We stayed from Dec 30 to Jan 4 and must say we were impressed as soon as we arrived. We were welcomed with a delicious welcome drink and since we had booked a Suite, we got to check-in a different area which was for Adults only/VIP. This area was so worth it as we had Butlers named Manuel and Lettuchuga (hope I spelled it correctly) who looked after our every need. They booked all of our Restaurants, had fresh beach towels for us every evening, and were always around to answer any questions we had. Also, Daniel always made us the most amazing Pina Colada's and Cappuccino's!! I miss them already!! This Resort is new, modern, with the times and makes you feel alive. I have been to Cuba over 15 times and this was the first time in Holguin and was so impressed. The Beach is everything to me and we had an absolutely pristine crystal clear beach which we walked every day. The sand was so soft and did not heat up or stick to your body. This Beach therapy is what I missed the most and give it a 10 out of 10. The Adults Only/VIP section also had their own Beach section and obtaining a chair and palapa was never an issue. We also wanted to thank Leonardo for taking care of us on the beach and bringing us drinks when we wanted. The Food was also great and we ate at the Japanese/Teppanyaki twice as we love it so much! They also had Italian, Seafood and International. The Buffet was great and had lots of selection and fresh fruit. The VIP section had their own restaurant open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and their Burgers and Soups were awesome!! Also, Deanna made the best Crepes at the Dinner Buffet and they melted in your mouth! I usually do not write reviews but this hotel and staff definitely merited it. Everyone there deserves to be recognized. They treat you like family, take care of your requests and are always so friendly. This is what I love about Cuba and why I keep coming back. I also met the Manager Raul and expressed my exact same sentiments. I will definitely try to be back this year. If you are planning a trip to Holguin, this is the Resort to be at.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for writing such lovely review about our Resort and services. We are thrilled to see our highlights recommending to others. We are so pleased that our staff did their best for you having a beautiful stay. Thank you for recognizing the work of our butlers: Lechuga, Manuel, our F&B Daniel and VIP Director Raul. We invite you to return, always it will be our pleasure. Kind regards,
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C H wrote a review 4 Jan
Montreal, Canada61 contributions35 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel with more modern decor than is typical of Cuba. The lobby area is large with lots of seating. The restaurants (buffet, 24 hour and a la carte) are nicely decorated and all offer great service. The entertainment was impressive with talented musicians, singers and dancers to be found at various times in different areas of the resort! The beach is large with lots of comfortable lounge chairs. The pool area is very nice and very lively with entertainment. It was the only disappointment for our group in that we were not able to find a quiet place to relax at the pool. There is a second sports pool, but no shade, so not really inviting after a full day on the beach. Hopefully they will be adding some more trees or umbrellas for shade eventually to accommodate those who prefer a more relaxing poolside drink. Our maid service was superb - thank you Mailin :) The restaurant service was outstanding - thank you Deysibet!!! The food was great. Yes, there are shortages and their preparation methods are different from our own, but the quality and effort to please are evident. We were a family of 7 and everyone agreed they ate very well. We really enjoyed Cuba Day at the snack bar, with amazing roast pork and fresh made mojitos by a very entertaining bartender! Canada Day on the beach was exceptional as well with lobster, poutine and many delicious eats. The staff work very hard and are so gracious. Two quick recommendations for those travelling to Cuba: 1) Tipping - bring some loonies for tipping and then bills ($5's, $10's, and $20's) to exchange with wait staff to allow you to stock up on some fresh change for tipping. The Cubans are able to deposit Cdn bills at their bank, but the bills must be in good shape (not torn), so no need to change to US currency anymore :). 2) Just as we have shortages in Canada, the Cubans have some significant shortages. Items like soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors and analgesics (tylenol, advil) are in shorter supply than ever. Shoes are also highly-priced and not available in great abundance, so any of these items that you can pack to bring down will be greatly appreciated.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Bárbara Elizabeth Lobet Masferrer, Otros at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for visiting Cuba and our Resort. We love reading your experience and it is so nice our highlights recommending to others. We are pleased to hear that our Maid Mailin and the waitress Desybet took well care of you. We invite you to come back to Cuba always. We stay at your disposal. Sincerely
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US$114 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanCubaHolguin ProvinceGuardalavaca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Playa Esmeralda (3.6 km), Guardalavaca Beach (0.3 km), and Guardalavaca Flea Market (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free internet access, kids pool, and conference facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a free welcome drink during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Maison Sunset Restaurant, Restaurant El Uvero, and Balcones Del Rey.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Is Gran Muthu Almirante Beach Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.