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Villa Islazul El Bosque

2.0 of 5
Ave. Jorge Dimitrov esq. a 9na. | Reparto Pedro Díaz Coello, Holguin, Cuba
Villa Islazul El Bosque
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a one night stay between flights (thank goodness). The dirty/dusty room had dangerous electric sockets (hanging off the wall), an air conditioner that didn't work, windows secured by bent nails as the window bolt was broken, mattresses that should have been replaced years ago, tatty furniture, ancient TV, a caged cockerel in the garden to make sure no one... More 

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Stafford, Great Britain
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66 hotel reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visiting Holguin recently, I enjoyed an evening meal here with a Cuban family, including an infant. We were made very welcome, and the substantial menu gave us plenty of choice. The food was tasty and quite well presented, and the service was also of a high standard. Villa El Bosque seems to have raised its game to face competition from... More 

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Pawling, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The hotel was in need of cleaning, cob webs on the ceilings, giant hairy spiders around. The shower head was broken. The dining area had birds flying around that landed on the tables to pick at the bread baskets. The place was full of loud music by the pool and lots of people hanging out. No toilet tissue or soap... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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125 reviews 125 reviews
52 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was our last hotel in our 3 week 10 hotels trip. After reading some of the more concerning reviews (staff giving access to non-guests to rooms) I wasn't that happy to stay here. But it was part of the trip. But it seems that the neighboring hotel is even worse. Recently non-guests are now also allowed to use the... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you are tired of the same old all inclusive like me , I suggest El Bosque, a small hotel 10 mins from Holguin by taxi;I have stayed there many times;it has beautiful gardens and is surrounded by trees; i found it very affordabe and there have been many updates and improvements this year; a closed in , airconditioned bar,... More 

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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed here for one night upon our arrival in Holguin and found conditions vastly improved since our last visit. Stairs on walkways to the main block of the hotels were well lit and broken bulbs had been replaced. We stayed at one of the bungalows and the room was clean, albeit worn, but the shower worked and the windows... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed here for one day in February 2013. The hotel is located so that you can walk to the city center in 45minutes or so. Our room did smell quite a bit and it was very damp. Due to the shower curtain which was too short we flooded our whole room when showering. It was quiet at night but... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This was the first stop during our trip to Cuba. We had a kind of cottage to ourselves. Nice and private. The view was pretty nice and the bathroom was tidy. To single beds. The price was ok and there were nice pancakes at the breakfast buffet.

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Miami, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This hotel was clean and maintenance of the grouds was impeccable! Anything you ordered was including with breakfast. The customer service at the restaraunt was good as well. The only down side were the stiff beds and the fact that you could only take a hot shower during the day since the water is heated by solar power.I would stay... More 

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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I've stayed here several times to accomodate flight times and although I hesitate to write negative reviews ( as long as the bed is clean and the beer cold- it is Cuba, afterall), there are some issues that need addressing. The only beer available: Buccanero. No mint for Mohitos.( I had to supply some lime juice in a bottle I... More 

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