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Islazul Hotel Caribbean

Paseo del Prado, No. 164 | esq. a Colón, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #440 of 508 Havana B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've been to Havana 4 times and decided to give it a try . First the front desk people are miserable and will not help you with anything. They told me none of the safes in any of the rooms work , which I thought was weird . How could none of the safes work . The towels stink ,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is our 6th stay at the Islazul in Havana. I have also stayed at this hotel as a single traveler. The lobby doors are locked at night which makes me feel very safe and secure. You just need to knock on the door for the desk clerk to open up for you (depending on what time of the night... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a very modest place to stay if you want to enjoy the sights and not stay in your room. Accommodation is adequate, 2 beds, TV, private washroom and A/C. Daily breakfast, eggs, toast, jam, butter, juice, fruit plate of pineapple & papaya (seasonal), coffee with or without milk. Was a great way to start the day. Locals not... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is not an outstanding hotel, just very average, rooms are small, beds are ok but pillows are very thin, breakfast is free but you will only get scrambled egg and piece of toast with small amount of butter, however, location is excellent, just a few blocks from the Parke Central and Malecom. It's in front of the main road... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a budget hotel and we got what we expected meaning we were not disappointed because of unrealistic expectations. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean. There were no outside windows in the room, which actually helped to keep the noise and pollution out, but if you're used to waking up when it starts to get... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly service but "shabby" doesn't begin to describe this run-down, noisy place in a busy street; however it was clean. This is a place for impecunious students, young people with a limited budget and no need to sleep, as the cheerful singing and laughter deep into the night indicated. Needing to be in Havana at that time, we had had... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I just returned from a one week stay at this hotel. I'm a solo traveler and booked through Sunwing Vacations. The hotel has been operating since 1953 and looks that way. I had a room toward the back of the hotel without a window allowing a view outside. Although it was a little inconvenient not knowing whether the sun was... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

clueless and grumpy service at breakfast - if you do not speak Spanish then do not bother, no windows in the rooms, and lots of noise up through the atrium, from all the staff shouting at each other (as Cubans do) from about 7am onwards. Good location on the Prado and the receptionists were lovely. Sinple, tired decor - what... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Was there for 4 night. Yes, the hotel is run down, with a weird smell (at least in my room), yes the breakfast is one egg, toast and coffee BUT it is in in the center of Havana, great location and cheap, four night cost me $85 (in total). Since I am visiting a place, Havana in this case, I... More 

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Molde
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Before visiting this hotel me and my friend prepared ourself for a horrible experience. All reviews say that they steal, and the hotel is dirty etc. This is not our experience! The hotel room was ok after the 2 star standard, and we where actually positivly surprised by many things, maybe because we expected the worst but I am really... More 

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