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Hotel El Castillo

Calixto Garcia St., Baracoa, Cuba
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

All what the others said is absolutely truth. Two stars hotel with beautiful view. No umbrellas with shade around the swimming pool. The comment after travelling in Cuba is the addition to the Cuban TV programs . In every bar in the hotel the TV is full blast and is entertaining the hotel staff for their benefit. We have seen... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Aircon worked. Good size rooms and bathroom. Reasonable shower. No sink plug. No toiletries other than soap. No hair dryer. Lots of steps (91) to climb up from town. Good distant views over the bay, or the town below (not picturesque).

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A former fort and jail, Hotel Castillo is the best Baracoa offers. Great views overlooking the city, but the only way up is to hike a massive staircase or walk a switchback road. Similarly, we enjoyed the views from our fourth-floor room, but, like everywhere in Cuba, there's no elevator. Luckily the courteous staff helps with luggage. The pool and... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

All round views. The hotel was at the top of the town and the views were fantastic. Great pool area with a bar and the prices were good. The rooms are comfortable but we could have had bigger towels in the bathroom. We had quite a walk to our room and up several flights of stairs. It was in a... More 

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Piedmont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We've traveled quite a bit in Cuba so we know what to expect in hotels there. And while the El Castillo makes an effort, it's got a long way to go. It is just about the only decent hotel in a very isolated city so I have to cut it some slack. It's clean, it's bug-free, the air conditioning worked... More 

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Wolverhampton, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a lovely hotel with beautiful views of surrounding countryside. Idled away a whole afternoon lounging round the pool area and had a good bar snack and a few beers to rest up after some serious travelling. The room was good, very clean and the staff were all very polite and helpful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel. The room was very clean, the bed comfortable. Our biggest surprise was the amazing dinner - one of the best lobsters I have ever eaten. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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habana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

views fm the hotels are unique, like waking up in heaven: the baracoa bay, el yunque (rare mountain with a rather flat top) and a good part of the city can all be spotted fm your the balcony of your room or fm the pool area. it was not par hasard that christopher columbus calle it the most beutiful land... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stayed 5 times , great view, very good service and lovely breakfast , reception with smile help you with anything, contact with local arheologist Noel / Noelito/ who is manager of the indian cave and very good guide in the area / mountains,national park etc/. Also you can order lunch and diner at the restaurant food very tasty and fresh... More 

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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

What a view from the hotel, and in my case my bedroom. It is a bit of a climb to both the hotel and room, but hey a bit of exercise never did you any harm. The hotel is tired and in need of investment. But that is the same the island over. But as I came to see the... More 

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