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Hotel Maria La Gorda

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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Peninsula de Guanahacabibes | Sandino, Cuba
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  • Location
    4.5 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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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The hotel is fine, really. Not great or charming but the rooms are big and clean (at least in the new buildings). The food is average. You don't go here for dining, you go here for diving. The hotel staff, especially the manager was very nice. We had some issues with the travel agency we booked via and the manager... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed here as part of a tour group - if you are not into diving, there is no reason to come here. The location is quite far from anything, so when the weather is bad, there is nothing to do. We were unable to go diving (or sit on the beach) due to the bad weather. There is a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Our group of 18 people stayed there for 2 nights in March 2014. Half of us got eaten alive by bedbugs. I could see them underneath the nasty bedspreads they had on the beds, and they were crawling on the very stained pillows which had no pillow cases. The rooms are nice, but I would never stay there again. The... More

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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Pro's Great location Great diving (apparently) Good snorkelling from shore Great wildlife nearby Con's Expensive to get to Diving courses that are advertised and then cancelled at the last minute. Really poor food. You try and avoid eating if you can but it's difficult because there's no alternatives within reach Average rooms Very unreliable water supply whilst I was there... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were there over xmas 2013 and it was an experience. Beach was great, snorkling fine, but the hotel, something different. First of all, that MUSIC. when you come all the way out to maria de la Gorda, you do not want to hear an uninspired band playing the cheesiest of salsa all day long. You want to enjoy the... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The beach is beautiful, especially around sunset if you can withstand the midges (in December, at least), the sea is warm and clear and you only have to snorkel a few metres to start seeing the fish. The hotel is all alone, effectively in a nature reserve, there are lots of birds and, by all accounts, iguanas too, although we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I had a great three nights at Maria La Gorda. To be honest, if you're not into diving, you can probably find easier to reach places, that are just as nice - but I wanted to get wet, and wasn't disappointed. They dive three times a day (9, 11.30 and 3ish generally), with good facilities and equipment. Some of the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I am very surprised to read the other reviews of this hotel/dive operation. After a few days in Havana and Vinales, we arrived at Maria La Gorda for a two night stay, with diving. We were very happy with the room, which was clean, with great a/c and a nice shower. We are budget travellers, so the rest of our... More

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were planning to go for 3 nights, but we left after 1. The room was dirty, hairs from the previous guests, the sheets had stains and we had to make a construction to make to shower stay on the wall. But worst of all, the pillows, we had to put the pillow case on them ourselfs (after we called... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you were an experienced scuba diver and have been diving in other countries besides Cuba and Caribbean countries, I suggested not to spend your diving holiday here. It's ok to dive for two days (and skipped the third dive) but don't waste your time for longer scuba diving holiday in Maria la Gorda Hotel. For the hotel - it... More

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Address: Peninsula de Guanahacabibes | Sandino, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Pinar del Rio Province
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Maria La Gorda 2.5*
Also Known As:
Maria La Gorda Hotel
Hotel Maria La Gorda Cuba/Pinar Del Rio Province

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