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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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San Salvador, El Salvador
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect a great service, really old rooms, not so comfortable beds but an incredible venue. The beach is awesome, Ask the service Peolpe to install you a beach set in a tiny private area far away from the families in the closest hotel. Great for couples. AMAZING FOOD. No between meals service, by the way. So prepare your self if... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This mansion was built by the DuPont heiress, and it shows. The house and grounds are stunning; when we visited, all was deserted, allowing us the fantasy of owning this wonderful property in a bygone age. The bar on the top floor is accessed via the servants' staircase (mind your head!) but is worth the climb. Staff and musicians outnumber... More 

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London
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We came here one afternoon to visit the mansion and spent the afternoon walking around the grounds (even though we were not guests staying at the hotel, they allowed us to walk around and explore the place). The views from the top floor bar are amazing! Apart from the great views and very friendly staff, the daiquiri's served there are... More 

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We opted to skip the very expensive dinner and just enjoyed touring the property and went for a drink at the bar. Guzman served us BY FAR the BEST Daiquiri we had for our whole 15 days in Cuba! He was so lovely he really made our visit memorable.

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Wainscott, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The group of forty had prearranged a dinner over looking the ocean. The setting was wonderful. The building is a true beauty. The appetizer plate was artistic with 6 items carefully arranged. There was only one entree offered. The fish was a large serving but dry and tasteless. Dessert was ice cream cake which was again forgettable. The best part... More 

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Wpg.
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18 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Three mature couples booked a Seating together. Service was so-so. Not at all busy. Got two dinners mixed up. Charged for water and bread/butter, which surprised us. Cash only, no credit cards. Easy listening piano and pleasant surroundings, but nothing spectacular compared to, say, the Italian Ala Carte at the Sol Palmeras, which is all-inclusive.

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Wirral
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 353 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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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