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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Parque Leoncio Vidal No. 6 e/ Trista y Padre Chao, Santa Clara, Cuba
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Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Santa Clara
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed here for one night and was very pleased with my stay. The room is dated and old, but very clean. Located in the heart of the city, at main plaza, with a handful of bars and restaurants across the street. Perfect for a short stay. Lift available for suitcases. Prices were very low - I paid $20 USD... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The location of this 10 storey hotel is great right on Parque Vidal but it is desperately in need of refurbishment. The hotel is an eyesore on a very pretty Plaza in the centre of Santa Clara. The inside is worse then the outside.The room I stayed in was small,dingy and dark the bathroom was tiny and the shower space... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

me gusto,pues me atendieron muy bien,excelente comida,las avitaciones humildes pero acogedoras ,hermosa vista desde el comedor.supero mis expectativas..I had read the reviews before staying here and therefore did wonder what it would be like although I have been to Cuba many times and hotels can vary depending on the location and age of the buildings. I was expecting to be... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We booked here for 2 nights with 3 couples on the 3rd floor. The rooms were grubby,air conditioning very very noisy, shower cubicle minute and although the water was warm it poured like a waterfall. True we overlooked the square where everything happened. We had twin beds one with a past its sell by date springs. The floor,tiled was badly... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I had read the reviews before staying here and therefore did wonder what it would be like although I have been to Cuba many times and hotels can vary depending on the location and age of the buildings. I was expecting to be disappointed and was somewhat apprehensive as we were staying for 5 nights, however our experience was one... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We booked Santa Clara Libre as it seemed to have a central location and it looked as there was not much choice in what was on offer in Santa Clara. We had low expectations of the hotel, after reading the reviews and some additional research, and even for the provincial Cuban town, this was too cheap, to deliver any level... More

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Toronto,Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

I read all the reviews and finally decided to check in myself on a one day trip to the city. I was given room 414 (Fidel's room). I have to say that the room was in good condition. There was a separate living room with another full wash room. No problems encountered, there was plenty of hot water. The hotel... More

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Victoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I have stayed here five times in the last two years and think maybe the criticisms of Hotel Santa Clara Libre may not be totally fair. Yes, the rooms and beds are very small with a tiny shower space. I had hot water when I was there.... most recently in November 2011. Remember the price is incredibly reasonable ($18-26 US/Canadian/CUC)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Well - it is Cuba! And you do get what you pay for I suppose. I don't want to diss it too much, but it was pretty terrible. We had to move room as it actually felt like we were in a disco - there is a disco on the roof and one in the basement - so you are... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Apart from the Roof Top Bar...not worth it. Book three nights left after night one...the rooms where crazy small, there was no water pressure and no hot water. The smells from the alley and the noise was amazingly bad. Its a huge green building in the middle of town that should be avoided!

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Address: Parque Leoncio Vidal No. 6 e/ Trista y Padre Chao, Santa Clara, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Santa Clara
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre 2*
Also Known As:
Islazul Hotel Cuba

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