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Hotel El Castillo

Calixto Garcia St., Baracoa, Cuba
Hotel El Castillo
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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West Cork Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing views help compensate for the poor decor. We had a wonderful view over the airport (one flight a day I believe) and the bay. Open the front door and you get the ocean!! The building is tired even for Cuba but the staff were friendly and helpful. Brace doesn't look much on arrival but it can grow on you.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably no better alternative in this charming town. Pool was murky green and unusable. Rooms small, all beds small. Staff not "Cuban friendly". Restaurant average. Great views. Easy to walk into town--and you should. Definitely visit Baracoa but don't go for the hotels.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 1511, Cuba was already being colonized. Baracoa was founded that year and the old world came in contact with the new one, our Taino native population was facing new challenges ahead... Baracoa township was important for the Spanish crown and a defensive system was seriously put in place, that's how El Castillo fort came about. The views from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This hotel is well situated with great views over the ocean. We had a room in the newer wing which was very comfortable. The air conditioner worked very well. It was very clean. The pool is great. The grumpy bartender makes good mojitos. The food in the restaurant was good and our waitress very pleasant. We ate dinner there twice... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Loved this place. It sits above Baracoa with great views of El Yunque and harbor where Christopher Columbus first docked in Cuba. The breezes are incredible. I really missed them when I left. Enjoyed the pool very much. Breakfast was very good. Only ate dinner there one night; liked it very much. One of my party ordered steak and that... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This hotel was good yet bad. The views from the pool area were just great and the pool itself was great. The food at the bar was reasonable and the breakfast was good. now to the rooms. If you are able to refuse to have a room in the old section as the rooms are airy due to the poor... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a terrible hotel. When we arrived we were advised that check-in had been delayed as there were no clean sheets; - they had no hot water and were unable to wash the sheets from the previous night. What hotel does not have an adequate supply of linen. My room was dark and dingy; staff replaced one of the two... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Baracoa is a place which is not on track for travel agencies, but there are a lot of backpackers. It is distant, and has its history (Columbus). When you sit at the patio of the hotel, you can understand why Columbus liked the place. The view is astonishing. And even if the quality of the rooms are not satisfactory you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This hotel is really a motel. Situated high above the Baracoa township but still within easy walking distance of the small town centre. The climb by foot is a tough whether you use the ninety odd stairs or the winding roadway. The accommodation is tired and motel-style in design. Even once at your accommodation, it is spread across the hill... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Stayed here for one night while touring the east of the island, amazing all round views, but you need to be fit to manage the climb or the steps!! We dined out in Baracoa, in one of the casa's - the food was unusual, but of good quality. The pool was smallish but OK, breakfast was included the following morning... More 

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