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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Mississauga, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Hamilton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We went in knowing what to expect thanks to the many reviews so for a “I’m sick of the snow, lets get the heck out of here” moment, it turned out good. We did have a few room issues that I will talk about later, but overall it was a good week. I traveled with my sister. We got a... More

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Lachute, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have been back from Don Lino for a week and decided to take some time before writing my review. I did not want to write too quickly, but to mull over my experiences before typing. I'd like to frame my review by sharing a little about myself: I have travelled all over the world, this was my eighth visit... More

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Brantford, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I loved Don Lino. I was there from April 15 - 22, 2014 and had the best vacation ever. It was exactly the right size and environment, just what I had hoped form and expected after reading all the reviews. Small, quaint, comfortable. If you're looking for luxury, pampering and all the comforts of home then skip Don Lino 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
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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