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Hotel El Colony

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Plzen, Plzensky Kraj, Czech Republic
Reviewed August 25, 2016

My apartment was fine. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is more or less a cantine. Breakfast and dinner doesn't offer much. No internet. My recommendation: if you are not diving, no need to go there or to spend time on the island. Diving was nice, especially at the wall, and, apart from the administration, the staff was...

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Hexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for seven weeks teaching uni and high school students to dive, the hotel is old and lacking investment, it's also miles from anywhere. The staff are extremely friendly when I first arrived I was ill from food in Havana airport, the staff where great, the made me herbal tea, asked after me etc. A few things...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Go there just for the fishing ,,diving,,snorkeling,,,,not really a hotel for families or relaxing in any type of luxury or nothing specials ,the bungalows are kind of nice ,,,the food is terrible !!,,,the beach is cool ,,the island is still something virgin in some kind of way,,,,,to many locals got acces to the property so make it a little uncomfortable...

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Thetford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 29, 2016

I stayed hear for 4 days. The food is shockingly BAD. I only had breakfasts, avoiding other meals. On the third day, instead of the buffet, breakfast was bought out on plates. But it was left overs. I was very ill for that night and couldn't eat for two days. If you are diving, this is the only place to...

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5Thank Juanito-ingles
California
Reviewed December 12, 2015

The bungalow rooms at El Colony were surpisingly good. Very romy with a nice bathroom setup and good vies. The grounds are also nice and well maintained. The daily buffet was not very good and not attractively presented either. This is a good place to stay if one is going scuba diving or snorkeling.

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2Thank packedandready2go
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in August. It’s not luxury, but you’re probably not expecting that if you’ve made your way to Isla de la Juventud. It’s a bit dated like a lot of the state hotels in Cuba – some holes in the ceiling in the lobby area and restaurant and pool area is a bit tatty. But...

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2Thank LeahAndTom
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed July 20, 2015

The hotel staff were extremely attentive, and despite the language barrier on my behalf did their utmost to answer any questions or meet any requests I had. Those that manned the restaurant were especially friendly and welcoming - particularly the older gentleman with the black bow tie - and the food and service they delivered exceeded all my expectations. This...

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1Thank Hans S
Worthing, England
Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's not straightforward to get to, but if you wanted easy you would have gone somewhere else. Cuba is at a moment of change with the opening of its borders. The hotel is plain but clean, the staff are very helpful, the hotel restaurant is distinctly average, mainly due to the limitations of getting fresh veg. The pool is lovely...

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Rudkoebing, Denmark
Reviewed May 8, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of spending 6 nights at the Hotel El Colony while on a fly fishing trip to the Isle de Juventud. Having arrived after an early morning flight from Havana, we were greeted by huge smiles from the reception staff, shown our room, then invited to eat breakfast. The hotel is kept spotlessly clean, the majority...

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Paris, France
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Probably the only resort/hotel in the Caribbean without guests! And the place is actually beautiful and very well-maintained. It has a big pool and a small beach. The bar that juts out to the ocean unfortunately is not in service anymore because it was destroyed during a cyclone many years ago. The restaurant serves so-so food. The staff here are...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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Additional Information about Hotel El Colony

Address: Carretera Siguanea Km 42, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Isla de la Juventud
Price Range: $46 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Colony 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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“The hotel itself is amazingly well kept, clean and tidy. Considering that they don't have many guests. Bungalow Locations FYI:- Bungalows 130/131/132/133 are all fairly near the pool and bar area. I stayed in 130 and it could be noisy even when guest numbers are low. Staff enjoy shouting when communicating day and night. Bungalows 136 (136 is at the end of the main block) to 153 (153 is at the end of this run and resort) are the ones to request. If you're looking to be as far away from the pool area and just read a book in silence with an ocean/beach view then 153 is yours! 152 is its neighbour and they are semidetached buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles Uncle-Jayo, Feb 6, 2015 | Read review
“Choose a bungalow.”
  • Big room
  • Big sink
  • Shower
 of 5 bubbles alalas, Jan 12, 2015 | Read review
“Try for a bungalow - well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles LesB598, Jul 10, 2014 | Read review
“as suggested try for one of the bungalows.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnG517, Dec 26, 2013 | Read review
“get the cabanas, not the main hotel rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles NYCAngels, Dec 15, 2013 | Read review
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