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5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   52610 , Cuba (Formerly Husa Cayo Santa Maria Beach)
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Gaviota La Estrella
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Cayo Santa Maria
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach: in a nut shell, was excellent, white sand, clear water without debis on the bottom, no drop offs whatsoever. Only negative is that snorkelling is uneventful if this is what you are looking for to be part of your vacation adventure. We were able to lure fish in towards us by feeding them bread from the buffet. There's a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great atmosphere, found the staff to be lovely and quite helpful. I never felt like I had a dollars sign on my forehead and the beach was spectacular. Probably one of the best beaches I have seen. The best food for me was the burgers by the beach bar... and if they run out of napkins and plates... go with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have stayed in Husa (New Years 2013 and 2 weeks January 2014). I can't ever understand why Husa (former Barceló ) now Gaviota has such a bad reviews and very low rating. Food - I was never hungry and plenty to choose from. However what is amazing to me may not be good enough for you. If you fancy... More 

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Beaumont, Alberta, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This was our second trip to Cuba. Our first was to Cayo Coco which we loved. First I would warn anyone thinking of going to Cayo Santa Maria that you are looking at an hour and a half to 2 hour bus ride from the airport to the resort. The bus was air conditioned and fairly nice, it just seemed... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went to this hotel on the 13th of March 2014 for my birthday. Booked it saying that it was my birthday and they said they would have a cake, drinks etc ready to celebrate, they forgot about it and asked me if they could do it next day. Yeah SURE, next day they forgot again, nothing was ready in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Okay it's been a bit since we came back but I wanted to let people know about this place. This resort is set up the same as other resorts in area. Honestly the layout is all most identical. We have been to two resorts in this area. The reasons are the beach, the staff, the price, and the baby clubs.... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were to the Husa in January 2014. We are going back January 2015 for two weeks this trip. When we arrived we were given a room on the third floor. We asked for a main floor room because of my husbands knees. No problem. Monica at reception switched rooms right away. When we got to our room, I realized... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We went for a week with our girls the beach was amazing, rooms were nice and big and very clean. We were worried about the food for our youngest and she eat just like she was at home they had so much variety and it was good. The staff and service was excellent. Would go back any time. Great memories.... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had read a lot of negative reviews about this hotel before we went and we were worried but when we arrived and we can say that we have very little negative to say about this hotel. Our overall experience was great. With the hard working friendly staff, the grounds, the pools all clean and well maintained, the beach was... More 

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Saint John NB
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rooms were clean and comfortable, beach was amazing, food was good ,and staff was friendly. We booked this vacation on a Friday and went on a Monday. Not listed as a top resort in Cayo Santa Maria but I think it was great.

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Additional Information about Gaviota La Estrella

Address: 52610 , Cuba (Formerly Husa Cayo Santa Maria Beach)
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Cayo Santa Maria
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaviota La Estrella 5*
Number of rooms: 1308
Also Known As:
Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria Beach And Colonial Resort
Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria Beach & Colonial Hotel Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria Barcelo
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria

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