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Villa Islazul Don Lino

Playa Blanca, Rafael Freyre, Cuba
Villa Islazul Don Lino
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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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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This resort is rated in most brochures as a 2 1/2 or sometimes 3 star resort, because of this I am giving this resort what I consider to be the maximum amount of stars that is possible to give it. I will rate it in categories: Grounds - The grounds were beautiful, they were clean, the foliage was mature, it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don Lino resort is just as described in many of the trip advisor reviews, the good and the not so good.....,quiet,quaint, safe, charm, friendly,unique, rural, a place to unplug and unwind. It is more of a cottage escape with caring friends than a resort. Surrounded by farmland and plantations, ocean and farmland, it is up to you to make the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I rented 2 cars from the desk at Don Lino and when I got my credit card statement it showed 3 car rental fees. trying to get refunded through VISA now. Be careful what you sign! I have never had this problem before in Cuba and was very surprised when I recieved my statement. Possibly it was just a mistake... More 

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Plaisance, Nord, Haiti
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful resort, very friendly staff. The food was great, various food all excellent. The beach was great, but bring you watershoes, partly rocks and sand. Rooms were excellent and the animation team, Tony and Emanuel were great in everything. Tony speaks a lot of different languages, italian, english, french and both were very funny. There is also a super nice... More 

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Cantley, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lot our stay as a family of 5. Though we missed water on one day and the TV was not working in our bungalow, everything was going smootly and well in our kids' lodgings. Our daughter enjoyed the dance class from Tony and the boys the pool volley. Yet, Don Lino could be a bit too quiet... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Don Lino because of the location and size. It's small, set amidst beautiful nature, with horse and buggy for transport. It really is like stepping back in time, to the Cuba of the 1930's, it's like time has stood still. So much of Cuba today is overrun with sprawling resorts full of party animals knocking back the booze... More 

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London, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value for many tourists. February 14 to 28th was my second visit to Don Lino, last year I visited just about the same time. My March 14 Transat flight was late so with about 10 other guests we were bussed in a van from the airport arriving at Don Lino around midnight, check in was fast and efficient, I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many TripAdvisor and Monarc.ca reviews of this isolated hotel note taxi fare ripoffs. The city of Holguin is 40 km away and the town of Rafael Freyre (Santa Lucia) is 8 km. A fair price for a taxi, in all of Cuba, is 1 cuc for 2 km for the entire vehicle.. So a FAIR price to Santa Lucia is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place I go at once a year to escape the Canadian winter. I have always enjoyed my visits and like the staff in general very much.The prices for it being a 2 1/2 star keep rising yet I don't see grand improvements to back that up. There is an air of entitlement this season that I've never noticed before?... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet resort, so good place to relax. Nice view of the beach from all areas. Beach very windy, especially in the afternoon. Playa Blanca nearby has nicer sand, although not a long walking beach either. Superior bungalow means 2nd floor in newer cottage with beach view from the balcony. Breakfast best meal and ice cream best dessert. Safe area to... More 

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