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Carretera Siguanea Km 42, Cuba
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo
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418 reviews 418 reviews
103 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not giving a poor here because the whole experience was more sad than bad. We've stayed five nights at El Colony, we booked in advance and the touristic operator (Cubaism) system showed us that the hotel was almost fully booked - that was a lie! We've been there in the new year's and it was completely empty, only me... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I have had the privilege to visit here twice.....in 2011 and October of 2014. We never stayed the night here but rather spent the day here, as we stay in Gerona with our Cuban friends. however we would love to stay here and we have looked at the rooms, they are lovely and very clean. In expensive...we... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A Nice out of the way Resort. Most of the people that come to this resort are going diving or snorkeling. There was a group from England of 28 university students & 3 professors. We had the resort to ourselves during the day. We took a bungalow and it was well worth it. Very nice. This resort runs on 220... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed in El Colony in May - the place was compleately empty. For a total number o 3 guests it seemed that 30 people are employed, performing useless tasks. This adds to the rather outdated architecture, typical 80s resort, very common in Eastern Europe 30 years ago. Despite that the bungalows are renovated: clean, modern and comfortable. The food... More 

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ballybofey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

far from home,but worth the trip .this was our 4th stay at the colony.there are 2 different types of accomodation the bungalows which i reccomend and the hotel itself..the bungalows are modern, spacious and well serviced although bit of updating wouldent go astray.the food is basic but eatable,the staff were very plesent and helpfull and the boat crew in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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157 reviews 157 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My review is longer in coming than it should be so it pre-dates the date on the review. There is very little on Isla de Juventud, but this is the thing that makes it worth going to. The diving is fantastic and pristine, like the Caymans were 20+ years ago before all the tourists ruined the coral. The equipment and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Well I visited the restaurant inside Colony Hotel a years ago in 1989, it was fascinating, very good service, very good, very organized, clean place , the restaurant furniture nice and employee's clothes great, Traditional Cuban food was delicious , besides, Colony Hotel is in a very inside place so far from the main city of New Gerona surrounding by... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Spacious rooms, especially the ones outside the main building, a/c not adjustable (advice from houseboy: when it's too cold, simply wake up, switch it off, when too hot, wake up and switch it on!) breakfast is kinda okay-ish, dinner is gross (one evening they forgot to turn on the heaters under the serving dishes, so when we came in, the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I spent almost two weeks at this hotel in Feb 2013 for diving. The Hotel: The hotel is spacious, in a REMOTE location on a remote island. Don't expect a lot of action here. There are no other bars or places to go to. The hotel has a bar that overlooks the pool. The drive from the ferry to the... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I usually spend the summer diving in Punta Frances, and the Colony is the only place to get access to the reefs. The hotel, like most in Cuba was really nice, but has suffered from lack of materials and the isolation of the embargo, and is in bad need of updating. The staf, howeever, are fantastic, and certainly do their... More 

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Address: Carretera Siguanea Km 42, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Isla de la Juventud
Number of rooms: 77

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