The hotel is hard to get to. If you're traveling by bus, your driver will need to know the labyrinthine streets well in order to get you near the back door (the closest access); I have no idea what you'd do if you had a car. Taxi or pedicab are the best bet. The hotel has a big-city feel despite the pedestrian mall in front, and the two nights we were there, the city was extremely noisy: the first night, loud outdoor music was still going on when we got up at 5:30 a.m. Fortunately, the air-conditioning units are also very noisy, which almost drowns out the racket. If you have any tendency to claustrophobia, the stainless-steel-lined elevators will give you the creeps. (I'm usually fine with elevators, but I took the stairs.) Our bathroom had a broken doorknob, and one of us got locked in until we figured out how to jury-rig it. The shower was nice, though the amenities were minimal (just soap). The restaurant had a decent buffet, and you can eat on the roof, though there's no service up there. Drinks were about 50% more expensive here than elsewhere other than Havana.
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- Also Known As:
- Islazul Gran Camaguey
- Hotel e Gran Hotel Cuba/Camaguey