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Hotel Maria La Gorda

Peninsula de Guanahacabibes | Sandino, Cuba
Hotel Maria La Gorda
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As this hotel is the only one in Maria La Gorda you dont really have much choice and you have to stay there. We thought after others opinions that it will be very bad but it wasnt. It is hard to get there, you need to take a taxi or a bus from Viniales and it is expensive to get... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you don't have your own car, it is a mission (and expensive) to get here. We made the effort for the diving, which was supposed to be good......in actuality, it was a really bad experience. The place is very popular and there is only one dive shop, so the boats and groups are overcrowded. We were diving with 15... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The environment is very beautyful, but this is it. Rooms are not very clean, and it did not smell good, there are cows in the garden (and other consequences of cows), food is ok, but not good. The good side is that it is a very peaceful place. Sea is beautyful and if you scuba dive they make tours every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Quiet, beautiful and great for diving. Food could be better, but the rest was just perfect. The staff is very nice, friendly and helpful. A standard for this price, as for Cuba is very good, in my opinion. It is located in the area that has not been spoiled by tourism yet - there is a national park around it.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Really nice place but watch out. There´s one bar, one restaurant, no shops around so be prepared that you can´t get a lot of stuff there. The rooms are clean and nice and you can enjoy your mojito while watching the most beautiful sunset ever. Missing this place.

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Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Welcomed by nevertheless charming white frogs in their cabane, the children were not amused. Rooms not even clean to Cuban standards. It's nice though, sitting at the beach sipping a mojito in between diving or snorkeling, with life music and crabs crawling over the dike, cuban sigar at hand. You can definitly have fun when diving into it! Better to... More 

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Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I risked this, despite poor reviews, for the diving. It was the right decision as the dives were great (3 a day), and the guides knew what they were doing, making for good days out. The hotel itself is fine, especially in the context of being in Cuba, a poor, rural country. The food was varied enough, with a rice/... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The hotel is not bad, but I still prefer living in casa particulars ... ;) Maria la gorda is beautiful place, but in Cuba are even more beautiful places with not such difficult/expensive access (the bus from Vinales is for 30 cuc) But if you are scuba diving it worths the visit:) My opiniom on the diving center is full... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We rented bungalows on the beach. It was clean and cozy and spacious. Location is perfect; beach was almost empty; just divers were there. Clean white send and turquoise water. Perfect diving. stuff were helpful

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Parlin, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As part of a diving tour group we were advised this was “the place” for diving in Cuba. While accurate about diving it did not apply to the hotel. It appeared the Maria La Gorda hotel had recently undergone renovations with the addition of eleven (11) new building a 44 rooms. It also looked like they were still in the... More 

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