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Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Isle of Man
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night on a tour. The room was tiny with 2 single beds. We had a large shower room- the water was hot and powerful and we had a toilet seat so the basics were covered. We ate out in the evening but breakfast was acceptable including hot dishes. There is a bar on top floor - had...

Thank philosIsleofMan
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I have stayed here twice, out of necessity - nowhere else to go. I think the rooms were last refurbished before the revolution! There appears to be an intermittent water supply, but it had come on and the water was hot in the morning. I haven't spent the night in a prison cell but such a location might be considered...

Thank UKBeerlover
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed February 5, 2017

I went there for just one night back in 2013... the waters in the shower was extremely cold so it was impossible to shower even tho it was summer time. The room was tiny and so was the bathroom but al least it had good tv. If you're looking for somewhere to just sleep, this will do just fine but...

Thank Flavia V
Kista, Sweden
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

You have to spend CUC 3 to go up to the roof top bar; with the right to consume for two of them. Make sure you have your passport with you though since only tourists are allowed to go up there... Drinks are watered down, and chairs and tables are worn plastic ones. And the view isn't much to write...

Thank Ninnibeth
Havana, Cuba
Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is a run down state hotel of the worst kind. Noisy (night club in the same building), dirty (smelled of smoke), uncomfortable (plastic sheets under the sheets). Service regular. Really, it is a no-go. Having said that if your only options are state hotels, this might be the most value for money.

Thank ToveSW
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Hotel Libre has ample historical significance in the Cuban communist revolution of 1959. Revolutionary forces attacked the hotel's upper floors as Batista's forces were holed up there. That's the best part of the hotel, except for the air conditioned rooms. The rooms are small and aged, the beds are small, and the bathrooms are just functional. The roof top resturant...

1Thank David B
Londra, Regno Unito
Reviewed April 29, 2016

the hotel is in the main square! Of course is a 2 star hotel and you cannot have the service of a 5 star. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel, then find something else. Our room was super clean; towels, shower, bed, everything was clean. The room is old but I can understand that funds might not...

2Thank ildangi
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Yep, I tried to be optimistic because it is Cuba after all and your expectations have to be lowered because of this, but it really is as bad as the reviews say. - no water at all! And I mean at all, like you can't even flush the toilet. - rooms are dingy and the cleanliness is questionable. - terrible...

Thank Tanialeec
Miami, Florida
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Santa Clara is the capital city of Villa Clara province. It bears a strategic position, straddling the main roads of Cuba heading in all directions. A historical event made this city famous and it refers to the last and decisive battle led by legendary guerrilla commander Che Guevara to topple dictator Batista in 1958. The latter explains the epithet given...

2Thank TourGuide-Manager
Halden, Norway
Reviewed March 8, 2016

A cheap hotel is a cheap hotel, you can´t expect everything out of it. But, missing water in the toilet for 10 hours, and the consequences this means, make me find another place to stay the night in Santa Clara next time.

Thank Bjornen2016
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Additional Information about Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre

Address: Parque Leoncio Vidal No. 6 e/ Trista y Padre Chao, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Santa Clara
Price Range: $41 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre 2*
Number of rooms: 165
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“A room with an unobstructed view of the main square would be good!”
UKBeerlover, Mar 24, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem to have trouble with noise from night club, unfortunately.”
ToveSW, Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors give you a good view of the town.”
Bjornen2016, Mar 8, 2016 | Read review
“The 9-10 floor rooms have a nice city view”
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YogiJuancarlos, Jul 27, 2015 | Read review
“Try a Casa Particular and you might have good food too. No tips for this hotel.”
KymC419, Feb 16, 2013 | Read review
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