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Villa Islazul Don Lino

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Playa Blanca, Rafael Freyre, Cuba
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Villa Islazul Don Lino
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Rafael Freyre
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  • Location
    4 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from Don Lino early this morning so wanted to do a review while it was still fresh in my mind. Will try not to duplicate too much of what has already been said. It is an amazing little resort. The people who work there all try to hard. Lot's of smiles. No expectation for gratituties however they... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don lino is a small resort in the country. Stayed in one of the older beach front rooms. Rooms need a little upgrading but they are adequate. The staff is the best I have had at any Cuban resorts. The food is surprisingly good but gets a little boring after the same food everyday. This is not a large party... More

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was in this hotel for one week and believe me I would never go back again , unles somebody don't care about anything just to be on the beach . The hotel is very small rooms are ok but the rest is dissaponting ,the beach is genaraly ok but small surrounded by rocks from bouth sides , the food... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There is a place worth spending at least one evening. On the road to Playa Blanca after leaving behind the intersection to Santa Lucia on your left hand side there is “Restaurante El Marlin Azul”. We had the most pleasant experience there. The place is an absolute surprise so I won’t spoil your surprise. The best food I ever experienced.

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6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

cannot believe we got all that for the price we paid! Room was spacious and clean. Staff were very nice …we even had an opportunity for an a la carte supper which was done out on the beach in real style…the food at that dinner was fine dining! The fact that it was small made it easier to meet and... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I were back at Don Lino for the third time and it wont be the last. The resort is improving all the time. There is no other staff as friendly and caring as the staff here. Once again remember to change your money at the airport but even if you don't you can always find a staff... More

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Nova scotia, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Clean, wonderful pools, took Spanish lessons, had an amazing body massage (They came in one day a week) for small amount of money...............Food was peasant fare, but the omelets were yummy in the morning, made special for YOU. I would highly recommend this resort............excellent value for the money.

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Amherst, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a great time here. It is small and an amazing place everything you need and the small not over crowded. We had the most amazing time ever. Again the people make the place and it was an awesome time. THANKS FOR A GREAT TIME The room are wonderful the views were amazing from the room beach front and... More

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Winchester, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Yes Don Lino is a very small resort with limited food and beverage choices, but still, I loved it. I went there with my daughter (27) for a week April 16 to 23, 2014 - we missed the cheapest rate (don't you hate it when you wait hoping it will drop... More

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Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I took a little while to write this review in the hopes of gaining a better perspective. Stayed in late March. Have been to Cuba before and would self identify as a low maintenance traveller. Badly in need if R&R the Don Lino offered a quiet vacation, with time to read a couple of novels, stroll on the beach and... More

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Additional Information about Villa Islazul Don Lino

Address: Playa Blanca, Rafael Freyre, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Holguin Province > Rafael Freyre
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Villa Islazul Don Lino Hotel Rafael Freyre
Hotel Islazul Don Lino
Islazul Don Lino Hotel
Villa Islazul Don Lino Holguin Province, Cuba

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