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Hostal el Chef

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Israel
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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room is nice with a private bathroom and shared terrace. However the house had a big hole in the ceiling so the rain dripped inside, and even a bat entered in one of the nights. The owner explained us it's temporary but we still had a bad experience. In addition, we arrived and discovered that the chef is not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

That lady of the hostal was not nice at all and the bed wasnt comfortable at all.... as.for the shower... forget it . The water goes out from the douch as drop by drop.didnt like that place at all .more.over if you were planning a trip to trinidad dont go to excursions with people on the streets offering some help.cos... More 

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Thank Mounir G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Whilst not centrally located, the rooms are spacious and the family incredibly warm and welcoming. Breakfast is a real treat. Bring an eye mask if you are wanting to get any beauty sleep after sunrise.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at this lovely B&B for the second time and liked it just as much as the first time. Emilio and Fatima are gracious and generous hosts who make you feel very welcome. The location is great, very close to everything yet safely out of the main tourist combat zone. We had one of the... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

stayed here for 3 nights with my family in 2 floor. The upstairs is a separate apartment for guests with kitchen and living room although with a private terrace with a view over Trinidad we didnt spend anytime inside. There is a fridge full of cold drinks at very reasonable prices. Roome were confortable and location was 5 minutes walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived to Trinidad in January 16th 2015, and stayed in Hostal el chef for 2 nights. We couldn't ask for better hospitality than the warm welcoming that we received from Fatima (the chef's wife). We slept in a room wich located in the 2nd floor, so we have our privacy. The room has AC and hot water. All the... More 

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Thank Vishikim
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Amazing food, attention, service. This hostal count with bathroom in every single room. Great terraza with relaxing view!, close to stores and historical area of the city! Honestly, I can't complain! I recommend this hostal 100%.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

i slept at the first floor at el chef. the bed was new, and all the furniture was new. Also the water pressure was better than any hostel that I've went. It is very famous hostel for korean or japanese And you can see it by its name. the Owner Emilio is such a nice chef. You can have great... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a really nice casa in Trinidad with air conditioning (very appreciable during Cuba's hot summers!). It is centrally located and this casa displays the same comfort level (incl. internet) as any other hotel in Trinidad for only 1/5 of the price (30 CUC per night). This casa has an amazing terrace with a view all over Trinidad. This... More 

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Beirut
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is no doubt a hostel where you really get a five star treatment. The rooms are big, with individual bathrooms, immaculately clean. They have 3 rooms, which is quite uncommon in trinidad. We had a terrace with a view of whole trinidad and even chairs for sun bathing on the rooftop. The service is excellent, and the food is... More 

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Address: Colon #179 entre la calle Frank Pais, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Trinidad
Number of rooms: 3
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