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Hotel Islazul Hanabanilla

Salto de Hanabanilla | Manicaragua, Santa Clara, Cuba
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a 2-night stop off on way to Trinidad become 1 night very quickly after we arrived at what was accurately described as an unappealing building in a stunning setting. But the staff are so apathetic and the food so appalling that we left as early as we could to continue our travel to Trinidad (if we could have secured a... More 

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habana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

never get tired of repeating this hotel. i normally try to avoid it at the peak of the summertime - as it is fully crowded - but i decided to take the risk this time. and i was not disappointed. it goes without saying that you should not expect to find a gourmet menu or a service of excellence in... More 

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hersham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Hokksund, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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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3 Thank Eskog
1 review
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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88 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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