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Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba

502 Ave. Manduley, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Far from the center, far from everything in fact. The swimming pool doesn't exist anymore (since 2 years) and the breakfast is very poor. A casa particulares in the center would be a much better idea.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The proparty is good, room was big and cleaned every day. Staff is verry friendly and try to help you in all their ways. Only when we arrived they told us there is no swimmingpool this summer, we were really disappointed. We choose this hotel to stay specially for the swimming pool. We called the organization but unfortunately they didden`t... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Spent 2 weeks at Villa Gaviotta; much prefer over an all-inclusive resort. This hotel is actually large homes once owned by rich American's in the past, divided into a couple of very large rooms in there centre of the nicest, most quiet neighbourhood in Santiago. There is security at this resort, they are not in your face at all but... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

First of all, you need to put things in perspective. You are in Cuba. The locals do the best they can, with what they have. You can't expect 5 Star quality at One Star prices. That being said...my personal experience during my visit 18-25 Nov13 was amazing. I have visited Santiago de Cuba several times now over the past two... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My freind stayed here it was nice but the gaurds are pushy.i was staying down the street and they would not let me go to his room and have a drink im am canadian.i did how ever sneak on and there is nice pool great bathroom and the maid is super nice and does her job above and beyond.main staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Located at the top of a hill in Vista Alegre here you will have great views of the city, the beautiful and quiet neighborhood merits to bring your camera, and do not be afraid to go out at night because very it is close to where the nightlife is more active, we decided to walk to the disco at Hotel... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

After arriving during the middle of Carnival, we quickly learned that we were staying a very safe neighbourhood, and that Raul Castro was staying in a compound near us. There were military and police everywhere. The problem was, we had paid online, up-front for 5 nights, and at check-in were told there were no rooms. And no rooms in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Having been low-season, I was quite content with the package-price paid to stay here. There were not many other guests here other than some flight crews, which was fine by me. The room, which was one of the better ones from what I gathered, was more favourable than what I expected. TV, toilet, bath-tub, closet, comfy bed, daily house-keeping and... More 

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Flesherton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It's Cuba folks, don't expect 5 star. This hotel is clean, quiet and in the best area of Santiago. Excellent neighborhood of century homes. The hurricane has caused a lot of damage but the clean up is continual. Improves every day. Our room was basic but clean, the bathroom was clean and up dated. The employees and security staff were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Okay so I'm not the average traveller. Spend most of my time out and about in the city with my cuban friends... and spend all night at the discos. This hotel is in great proximity to the city centre and the nightlife. Its great because it is one of the only hotels in the city with a pool. It is... More 

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