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Mansion Xanadu

Carretera Las Americas km. 8.5, Varadero, Cuba
Mansion Xanadu
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wirral
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175 reviews 175 reviews
48 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lived up to all the hype, and was a great place to stay for 3 nights. Yes, the paint is peeling here and there and the toilet flush needed regular repairs, but that all contributed to its charm. Beautiful old 1920s building, abandoned by the family when Castro came to power. Gorgeous views from the roof top bar, and... More 

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Northaw, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This government owned hotel was a unique opportunity to see something of the Real Cuba. The hotel only has 8 rooms, and it is difficult to get a booking, it has not been altered since it was first built in 1930. The place could do with a lick of paint and a few repairs, but this is up to the... More 

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Sweden
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294 reviews 294 reviews
50 hotel reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This wonderful house was a residence of a millionaire DuPont, who owned a big part of Varadero-peninsula. It was also him who built the first golf course near his house, the predecessor of 18-hole course of Varadero we can play at now. The house belonging now to Varadero Golf Club, there are lodgings, restaurant and a bar/café on the top... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were there, in a group, for lunch. The house and grounds were all available to us and the pre-set meal was wonderful--very oriented to local fare--including a poached Mahi-Mahi that everyone loved. The bar on what is essentially an enclosed roof deck would be inviting in any weather and was especially so on the bright windy day we had... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I recently booked a typical all-inclusive vacation in Varadero. I had always dreamed of golfing at the Varadero Club and after looking into all of the various options I decided to book a one-night stay at the Xanadu as a romantic getaway for my wife and I during our vacation. The green fees and the dinner alone made up for... More 

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Cherry Valley Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed at the Las Americas resort next door for two weeks and stayed the last night at the Mansion. This is a home built in 1927 for $1,000,00. It is virtually unchanged. If you "don't get " why that would be great then stay away. We had the best meal of our trip in the DuPont families main hall... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Went as part of a package to see Bueno Vista Social Club, service for the meal and cocktail before hand was poor, my chateaubriand steak was virtually inedible! Starters and desert were fine. Lovely bar at the top of the building which wit hind sight is probably the only thing worth making a trip for.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

booked dinner at mansion xanadu as a break from mundaneness of all inclusive resort food and to be honest it could be so much better. Arrived on time and were asked to sit in the lounge where we were left for what seemed like ages without much of a welcome and no offer of a drink (complimentary or oherwise). Eventually... More 

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london
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I don't understand why anyone would consider this to be a place worthy of praise. It has been neglected to the point of being entirely unacceptable as an hotel. The paint was peeling off in great patches in the hallway. The taps in my bathroom were very difficult to switch off. The shower was substandard. There was cellophane on the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

didn't stay here but , we travelled here in an old car and had dinner here before going to the Jazz club , it was an amazing meal the shrimps were brilliant, as was the veal ,NO mossies , great cocktails in an amazing location steeped in history

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