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“Rainy day but funny stay (with Raúl)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal Luis

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Hostal Luis
Ranked #1 of 18 Playa Giron B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Rainy day but funny stay (with Raúl)”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

We planned to stay in Playa Girón spontaneously are were lucky to get a room at Hostal Luis. The breakfast and dinner are delicious (try the lobster!!!) and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. If you need to go somewhere just ask for Raúl and his bicitaxi ;-) He is a very nice person! If you need a rum, just go to the kiosk right infront of the casa.
During the day we did a hiking tour and met crabs, bats and a white owl and we swam in a cenote with turtles. The guides are very experienced and speak good english to explain you everything about nature. To do this trip, just ask Luis and he will arrange it.
If you need to relax and like to snorkel a little bit just go to the beach and have a coconut drink :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed at Hostal Luis for 2 nights and this is truly the best casa particular we stayed in in Cuba. The food was great and the rooms were nice, spacious and clean (we had our own two room appartment). The location was good for us in the sense that we had our own car and Hostal Luis had good parking availability. Close driving distance to great snorkelling and Zapata National Park. Luis and his staff offered us the best service we experienced in Cuba for the full 3 weeks holiday. Luis has very good english skills and provided good input for local attractions.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We’ve decided to stay at playa Giron for couple of days due to great reviews of casa Luis and it was really a great choice!
Everything there is in top notch – comfort, service, food, safety, cleanness etc
Luis is a great host – very attentive and patient to all the visitors, always looking for an opportunity to make your stay in this tranquil place even more comfortable and relaxing.
Be prepared you’re going to gain some extra pounds because the food there is absolutely delicious!!!
Hospitality of Luis and his Wife, tender Caribbean Sea and friendly salsa style “Casa de la Fiesta” disco made our stay there unforgettable.
If I ever come back to Cuba again, casa Luis would be first on my list.
Thank You, Luis!

P.S. Dear Luis,
We really enjoyed the social area on the backyard with lovely vintage furniture and it would be great if You could consider to put some chair pillows there as it's getting a bit cold in the night :)

Anna & Co from Ukraine.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Anya_us
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at Luis' for two weeks from December 20. 2013. to January 3. 2014.
I find it hard to put into words how wonderful our stay was at Hostal Luis.
Luis and his family and staff provided a true 5 star experience.
A lot of Christmas lights made ​​it even more beautiful the Christmas and New Year holidays in Cuba. The food was outstanding, the rooms beautiful and very clean, looked brand new.
Luis is an incredible host and an awesome cook.
Luis and Marley see you soon again !!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erzsebet V
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at Luis' for two nights in November as part of a two week trip round Cuba. We stayed at a some great casas but this was by far the best. You get 5 star quality food and get looked after as if you are one of the family. Luis is really helpful and is always looking to make his place even better so you may have an even more fantastic time than we did!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Ollie270
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

I find it hard to put into words how wonderful our stay was at Hostal Luis. It far exceeded my high expectations. We spent 2 weeks in Cuba visited 5 casa particulares and 1 all inclusive. Luis and his family and staff provided a true 5 star experience. The food was outstanding, the rooms looked brand new, and the hosts were very knowledgable and accommodating. This was a popular spot so make sure to book ahead, many travellers without reservations had to be turned away during our 4 night stay; luckily Luis helps everyone find alternate accommodations without collecting any commission upping the price of your room (which is often the case in Cuba). In case you are having a hard time finding his email here it is : hostalluis@yahoo.es

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kimberlykc
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 12, 2013

The village has two highlights: the beach and Hostal Luis. Luis is an incredible host and an awesome cook. We have been served like in a 5star hotel. In addition the accommodations are nice and clean.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank safriedrich
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Property: Hostal Luis
Address: Main Street, Playa Giron, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Playa Giron
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Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Giron
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Number of rooms: 4

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