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

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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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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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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minaki
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Spend two nights at this hotel. Food basic and healthy -which we like. Service staff very friendly and helpful. Bedroom very comfortable,clean with a beautiful view. Went fishing with a guide for large mouth bass. What a great day to spend on the water. Caught many fish, which we released. Lunch at the Rio Negro restaurant perched atop the shoreline... More 

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Brighton
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is another Soviet-style hotel in the mountains, but with a superb view of Lake Hanabanilla beyond the pool. This is a great place to relax with a beer by the pool, and you can even take a boat ride round the lake. It has a fascinating concrete labyrinth for children to play in. We didn't dine here, but at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

the views from this hotel were breath taking. the service is friendly the bar service is extraordinary the coffee is great. the pool is beautiful and have i mentioned how perfect the view of the mountains is?

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Address: Salto de Hanabanilla | Manicaragua, Santa Clara, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Santa Clara
Number of rooms: 125

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