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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
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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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Cambridge, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will try to keep this review brief and concise as I already wrote a rambling review about Don Lino in April of this year after a two week stay. This is the link to the last one. http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g910817-d151570-r202750555-Villa_Islazul_Don_Lino-Rafael_Freyre_Holguin_Province_Cuba.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT I returned to Don Lino for another two weeks from Sept 9th - Sept 23. Since I had previously made friends... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Just returned from a week at this very small and very quiet resort. If you want a place for peace and tranquility to write the Great Canadian Novel, then this is the place for you. No distracting entertainment, bingo, spanish or dance lessons. I attribute this to the time of year. The restaurant staff and cooks are very very friendly... More

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41 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 helpful votes 6 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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