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Villa Islazul Don Lino

Playa Blanca, Rafael Freyre, Cuba
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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London, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there late at night and since we were only two people we had a taxi waiting for us at the airport. Reception was fast and they took us to our Oceanview bungalow...problem was that to see the ocean you had to wait for the wind to move the leaves of the palm tree in front of our balcony so... More 

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Dartmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read reviews before I booked and was told to stay in a 4 star or better resort. I was willing to pay 750 CAD for a trip away. It was not my cup of tea. I chalk it up to experience. We require live nightly entertainment as well as a selection of restaurants and bars to choose from. We... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from Cuba and the Don Lino , the staff are so friendly and helpful , the grounds are kept clean and tidy and the rooms are cleaned everyday. Been there before and thinking of making this a yearly trip for relaxing, there's horseback riding, beach , sitting by the pool, they now have a La a Carte... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For what i paid this was the perfect vacation. $450.00 for 1 week, September 2014. Landing in Holguin was painless, customs the same. A little confused coming out trying to find my bus, turns out there wasn't one! only a taxi to the resort - there were only 3 of us! A very nice gentleman and his Cuban girlfriend there... More 

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London Ont. Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don Lino was exactly what we expected when booking a 2 star hotel. All reviews discussed the rocky beach and the Bungalow rooms that are not sound proof. ( You do hear everything in the next rooms ) They do have the hottest water I have ever had in a Cuban shower Food was always good although never hot even... More 

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Stayner, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 9th trip to Cuba, our third to Holguin and our first to Don Lino. We had spoken to others about this resort, and had read the reviews ( we take the negative ones with a grain of salt), so had a fairly decent idea of what we were getting into. We were far from dissappointed. One of... More 

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