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Hotel Plaza Camaguey Islazul

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Calle Van Horne No. 1 e/ Republica y Avellaneda, Camaguey 70100 Cuba
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#20 of 36 hotels in Camaguey
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2.3
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2.3
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2.4
Value
2.1

Looking for a place to stay in Camaguey? Then look no further than Islazul Hotel Plaza, a budget friendly hotel that brings the best of Camaguey to your doorstep.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, bringing comfort and convenience to your visit.

Plus, Islazul Hotel Plaza offers an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Plaza del Carmen (1.3 mi) and Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte) (1.7 mi), guests of Islazul Hotel Plaza can easily experience some of Camaguey's most well known attractions.

While visiting Camaguey, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Restaurant 1800 or Meson del Principe.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Camaguey Centro (0.6 mi), Parque Ignacio Agramonte (1.2 mi), or Casa de Arte Jover (1.1 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Islazul Hotel Plaza as you experience everything Camaguey has to offer.

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DudefrmAK wrote a review May 2017
Anchorage, Alaska512 contributions274 helpful votes
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Not the worst nor the best place we stayed while on tour in Cuba. The elevator was broken (never found one on the entire tour that worked) so the room on the top floor was a hike. The hotel has definitely been neglected but at least the room was clean, there was hot water in the shower and there was a seat on the toilet! Our room was huge with two beds, a writing desk, a fridge (which may not have worked). There is a window overlooking the square that is covered by just a set of shutters, so the bustle of outside could keep you up but one of our party had a room directly over the bar and the exhaust fan was deafening! Each room had a "theme decor"-- ours was the Cuban poet Luis Suardiaz...his writing table, typewriter and a few of his books were on display...a nice little touch. The location would be good for a walking tour of the town - there some interesting areas around the hotel to walk...just take care to mind your location -- the streets seem to wind and end abruptly and the road in front of the hotel along the rail tracks was totally torn up and dangerous. For one night on a guided tour it was fine. If I had a choice I'd try for a "casa Particular".
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Room Tip: avoid the rooms over the bar!
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rosyposy2 wrote a review Apr 2017
London, United Kingdom150 contributions78 helpful votes
Once the main railway hotel, the Plaza has definitely seen better days and is in need of serious investment which is unlikley to happen in the near future. The bar was closed, the lift out of order and the dining room dark and dingy. The buffet breakfast was reasonable. The room itself was clean but I found the bed incredibly hard ( my husband did not mind it however). The shower was scarcely more than a trickle and the water never got above luke warm. The road outside is being dug up so access is difficult. The main problem ffrom my poin of view, however, was that we were there on a Saturday night when the nearby pedestrainised precinct becomes a giant party. The noise from this and the trains meant a very pooor nights sleep. That said none of the hotels in Camaguey are brilliant and for one night it is cheap and functional but if staying longer then it may be better to seek out a casa
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Date of stay: March 2017
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RudiZ1969 wrote a review Apr 2016
Antwerp, Belgium17 contributions8 helpful votes
Close to the train station Hotel Plaza will provide you with a clean room and a shower which works well. If you reach Plaza by car, be careful to not overpay the carguards. Your car will probably have been washed the day after, without asking, and the cuban carwasher expects some CUC's for this service. A safe is available at the reception (3 CUC) while there was a safe in the room but the key was missing. If you are a light sleeper, the neighbourhood might be too noisy. Breakfast in hotel Plaza was rather poor. The eggs and bacon were cold and there was no cheese or meat for the bread which was reasonably acceptable. The toaster will please you, which was the only option for me.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose a room away from the train station the trainhorns might wake you :-)
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GWtravelerChicago wrote a review Apr 2016
Chicago, Illinois31 contributions40 helpful votes
The Hotel Plaza is an immense government run hotel, sitting next to the train station. It is walking distance to the old town. I visited as part of an organized tour through San Cristobal, the the Government run travel agency. There are much nicer options closer to the old town and its attractions. Check in was efficient. The elevator was broken, so up a flight of stairs to our room which was clean and large. The shower worked well and we had hot water. The AC worked fine and the room was comfortable. We ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel- the food was ok, again you can do better elsewhere. This must have been quite a showplace in its heyday and it was clean.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Room Tip: Trains are noisy, so interior rooms would be a quieter option.
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Judith B wrote a review Feb 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel13 contributions4 helpful votes
The ugliest and most neglected hotel we have been in Cuba! The location is horrible, across the railway station! The hotel is depressing because it's dark and dirty. As a result we hated Camaguey. The pictures on website should be more accurate!!!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Anna99 wrote a review Feb 2016
London106 contributions88 helpful votes
We were scheduled to stay in this hotel for two nights as part of our Cuban tour organised by Havanatours. Mid-range hotels we were promised. Hotel was horrible. Not a good impression from the moment you walk in, an old run down colonial building next door to the railway station (= noisy trains all night). The courtyard has been covered with an ugly plastic corrugated roof and serves as a bar, so rooms facing inwards are dark and noisy. The rooms themselves are even more depressing, run down, smelly and dirty. Breakfast was only just edible, but only if you stuck with fresh eggs. We couldn't bear to spend a minute more than we had to in this awful hotel. As a result hated our visit to Camaguey. During our tour, we stayed in several hotels, this one was voted as the worst by members of our group.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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hetBruidsmeisje wrote a review Nov 2015
Velp, The Netherlands25 contributions9 helpful votes
Well what can I say about this hotel. It was horrible .. The rooms were smelling horrible, stains in the sheets, the shower was broken, very noisy (you can hear the train passing by all the time). Breakfast was horrible too. In potential it is an amazing hotel because of its architecture but they didn't do anything with it .. Such a shame :(
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Date of stay: November 2015
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travellerdavid wrote a review Apr 2015
Sandhurst, United Kingdom246 contributions148 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night as part of our Explore group holiday. Rooms were basic, furnishings were past their best but otherwise functional. The lift did not work but the porters were very efficient with the bags. Pleasant reception and bar area downstairs. Served a nice welcome cocktail on arrival. Buffet breakfast in the morning was adequate. Clearly had been a grand hotel in its time (our room celebrated a Chilean poetry poet laureate staying thetre in the 1930s) but the usual lack of funds/resources means that like most state run hotels it can’t be maintained effectively. The hotel is located opposite the railway station but we did not hear any noise from trains in the evening. In the evening walked into the town centre to eat at the excellent Restaurant 1800.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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AngelaGherman wrote a review Apr 2015
London10 contributions11 helpful votes
We've been at this hotel trough a bird tour and we stayed 2 nights here. Disgusting food, rooms are ugly and the stuff sneak your gadgets. My husband forgot his phone in the room and we've been to faraway to come back after it. We've called the manager to sort it out and they declined that was in the room. Cuban style, do not forget the monthly sallary in Cuba is 50 dollars and they live poorly. What was the trick which we discovered lately?! They come into the room a night before you leave(normally you are at dinner out) and put the small gadgets into the bathroom bin under the plastic bag. You come back maybe late, tired and you are in the hurry in the morning and realised late that you forgot something. They come immediately after you leave and take your stuff from the bin. Smart, tho. You can't claimed it like stealing just lost, probably. But it is stealing, no matter what. So, before you leave check also the bins under the plastic bags. And do not go at this hotel. Ever!
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jules E wrote a review Apr 2015
London, United Kingdom97 contributions111 helpful votes
Had my cell phone swiped by the cleaner at this hotel. But I just couldn’t figure out how. I know I left it in the room the previous afternoon. Did not take it out that evening and had to clear the area at 5 a.m. to go to another destination the next morning. As a well experienced traveller I know how to exit a hotel room. Bag packed. Check under the bed, back into the bathroom to pull the shower curtain back. All clear. Do the drawers and look under the bed again. Sweet. Nothing left behind, it must be in last night’s pre-packed Samsonite. But lo…when you get to the next destination – your phone is not to be seen or found. The natural reaction is to blame yourself and maybeee you took it out to the bar and left it there. But I was so sure I did not and the phone call to the hotel is met with “Nada mobile” in your old room Senor – that you give up and put it to experience. Until this happened. Next hotel in Cayo Coco – a dodgy 3 star on Cuba’s northern cays, we found the tricksy way it happens. A pair of missing shades. They were here – deffo – last night before we went out for the evening and afore the service person does a “sheet-turn-down” (still the most un-necessary waste of hotel staff time, along with towel origami). No shades the next morning. 30 minutes of panicked returns to the bar, restaurant and beach. Not to be found. But then Janky is putting his last fag out in the Coke can in the bin under the sink. And guess what’s there right under the other minibar tins and empty Soltan factor 50 bottles. YES – a pair of sunglasses. No way they fell there, the bin is well under the sink. They were put there by your friendly room cleaner. So here’s the trick. Your stuff is not stolen. It’s hidden in room, least where you will expect to look. They know you are checking out that morning and can go pick it up when you are half way to Zapata to see the crab migration. They also know you won’t come all the way back for an item worth under a hundred quid. And to think Fidel, Raul and Che fought for that level of petit crime. Pathetic. Cuba, sort it out. So dear Traveller – when you are 110% convinced that your missing stuff is in the room. Check the bin and in time check the one by the loo where they know you would never look in a country that can’t flush Andrex into the sewage system. JE
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Plaza Camaguey Islazul
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Plaza Camaguey Islazul?
Nearby attractions include Martha Jiménez's Studio Workshop (1.3 miles), Plaza del Carmen (1.3 miles), and Camaguey Centro (0.6 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Plaza Camaguey Islazul?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Plaza Camaguey Islazul?
Conveniently located restaurants include casa italia, Restaurante La Peregrina Gourmet & Italiano & Bar, and Restaurant 1800.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Plaza Camaguey Islazul?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Plaza del Carmen (1.3 miles), Catedral de Senora de la Candelaria (1.7 miles), and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad (1.2 miles).