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Hotel El Castillo

Calixto Garcia St., Baracoa, Cuba
Hotel El Castillo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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Oak Park, Illinois
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151 reviews 151 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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575 reviews 575 reviews
63 hotel reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Warszawa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Wokingham
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I might have given this a higher mark if we had been in one of the rooms with a view. Instead we were at one end of the hotel without anything of note to see from the room, which was reasonably spacious. Unfortunately, as it was at the end of the building and, I would guess, at the end of... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Just ate here with my boyfriend and had a great time. The pool was small but nice with a great view. You can see all over the city and also El Yunque very clear. The only thing I would recommend is to have a better cleaning and stuff at the lobby toilette, is a shame the hotel is beautiful but... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If the cleaness of the room is correct, the location is excellent, the hotel is really quaint and need some refreshment. We try the restaurant that is recommended for its local specialty, but none of them was available. Food quality was poor and this restaurant should be avoid!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at El Castillo last week. I have been here once before, in the "old wing", but it was closed for renovation this time. Room 120 has a perfect view of the flat-top mountain, El Junque, and you can see Baracoa harbor from the sitting room or patio. Thanks to Irma and Viktor (and the rest of... More 

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