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Casa Hotel Istiam
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

We were misled by earlier reviews saying this place was good. Do not bother. It was incredible uncomfortable with cinderblock rooms, no air, ratty towels with holes, etc.etc. Restaurant service was incredibly slow and very poor quality. We switched to another hotel, villa paraiso down the road and it was worth the extra $30. If istiam was $10/night..I would understand but it is not. Do not be fooled.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2011

I found this email address for the hotel in vianica.com:casaistiam@hotmail.com


This is the second time I've stayed at the Hotel Istiam in the last three years. The rooms are basic, and there is no hot water. But it's one of the most accommodating hotels I've stayed at anywhere in the world. It's no accident that some guests spend weeks here during the northern hemisphere's winter. One Canadian guest was staying here from December 1 to April 1.

The location is excellent - about 50 yards from the beach on Playa Santo Domingo. The road running by the hotel will be paved within the next several months. The hotel is also about 200 yards from the turn off for Balgue or Merida.

The food is very good and reasonably priced compared to some of the other hotel restaurants in the area.

With the friendly staff and long term guests, this place really feels like a home away from home.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 3, 2017
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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