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Hotel Islazul Hanabanilla

Salto de Hanabanilla | Manicaragua, Santa Clara, Cuba
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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hersham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is very bizarre to hear of dirty rooms here. My husband & I just returned from 2 nights here & had a brilliant time. Our room was comfortable & spotless with a decent bathroom, of course old fashioned decor but this hotel is government run & only cost £30 a night. The view from the rooms is absolutely stunning.... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was the most horrible hotel we stayed in!! The room was not clean at all, the bed smelled disgusting and there was mould all over the place. The building is clearly in a bad state and there seems to be no maintenance. The breakfast was bad, the pool area was dirty and there wasn't even an acces to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The hotel is situated on a hill overlooking the artifical Hanabanilla lake. With nice weather it will definitely be nice views from the hotel. We were not lucky with the weather when we arrived. It was windy and some rain. This might have influenced my review. The check in was professional and fast. The room was mall and not very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon for four days, and I can just say this resort should get more credit. The scenery is just breath taking with the lake and mountains. I enjoyed the peaceful environment of this resort. The food was good, drinks were delicious. And the staff were amazing!! I feel this resort should be... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Arrived here at end of a five day 240km cycle tour, the last 9km all uphill - the Cuba Libre and Bucaneros went down very well! Pool was cold, shower water lukewarm, very cold at night (duh, in the mountains) but nice to have the sound of crickets and bats flying around. I was ill overnight so didn't have much... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This 125-room hotel is located in very nice spot, the Sierra del Escambray mountains, over-looking a man-made, large lake. The guide books point out the utilitarian, soviet-style architecture of the hotel but it is better than some of its other forms across the country. Generally, our mid-week stay found the place to be quiet and peaceful. The pool was excellent.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good clean hotel in a wonderful lake and mountain setting. Quite a relief to have some cooler night air compared to the Caribbean coastal heat. Plumbing is a bit of an issue but otherwise this well maintained soviet inspired hotel from the 1950s was a pleasant experience. Friendly bar staff.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you want to visit the Habanilla lake, this is the place to go. Lots of excursions from there. Waterfalls, fishing, trekking etc. Habanilla is a vacation place for cubans. You will not find many tourists there but will feel at home. Staff is super friendly but this remains Cuba. Hence do not expect the elevator or internet to work.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed here Feb 25 & 26 as part of a cycling tour of Western Cuba. The room was average; we had 2 twin beds and found them firm. The pool is excellent; it looks out upon the lake and there is a convenient pool bar with service. We found the breakfast buffett a little lacking in... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Once more we fell in love with this fresh water lake. Rooms are clean. Food is decent and inexpensive. We did shift the beds to the opposite wall, cause we kept hitting our heads on the wall suspended TV on the way to and from the balcony. The music at the pool did not seem as loud, and they even... More 

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