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Hotel Cayo Levisa
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have been to the island five times and it is wonderful. However, the cuddly mammals/large rodent population has exploded from around 10 last year to maybe 100 this year. They are breeding, large and not shy of humans. While last year, their exotic charm still existed, the animal poo on our balcony and deck chairs in the morning was not a plus point. I am mainly writing this review as I would like to return next year and without pest control (there are no natural predators) there may be a 1000 Jutias (as I believe they are called) roaming around after dusk. As I stated, the island is wonderful.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The island is beautiful and nice boatride. Rooms are ok but they dont tellyou that they shut the water off at night. slow check in. avarage food. beautiful beach. STAFF PARTIALLY HELPFUL.AYOU CAN GET BETTER VALUE

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NAOMI Y
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

The location is brilliant- once you find it. We had a hire car and a less that satisfactory Cuba road map. The road to the ferry is in really bad condition and there are only 2 road signs the whole way there from Vinales. Luckily we kept stopping people who were out and about and checking we were going in the right direction. We nearly turned back numerous times. Anywa, we found it we were rewarded with a beautiful island and relaxing 2 night stay.
We stayed in one of the older standard huts which was quite basic and shabby but that added to the experience. It is literally on the beach about 10 meters from the sea. The sand is like powder and the sea is shallow and turquoise blue.
The restaurant seemed quite basic as we hadn't been in Cuba for long when we went to Cayo Levisa however we soon realised that for Cuba it was actually quite good. We mainly chose food from the grill which was freshly cooked by the lovely chef.
There was a quite a lot of nocturnal activity from the big hamster looking creatures- both nights we had them scratching at the hut, trying to get in! We didn't see any cockroaches though as some reviews report.
The water in the hut is turned off in the night, this may be something to do with the noisy generator which is on all day and part of night. For that reason you would be better off with a hut further along the beach.
It is a fab location and once the day trippers have returned at 6pm there are only about 100 people left on the island. In the evening there is entertainment with Cuban singers or Cuban dancing lessons.
The accommodation is currently being expanded with lots more huts being built too.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

The location is amazing. You have an exotic island almost to yourself, throughout the day we had the most amazing time (we were lucky with the weather).

In the evening however things changed. The tree rats, Jutias/Hutias species, appeared in the dozens living under the "suites" of the Hotel. I mean, the rats are so big they are almost a cute animal.. and they are indigenious in the Caribbean so I guess you can find them anywhere. But you can hear them squeaking in the night.

Ok that wasnt the problem. The unstoppable cockroaches that entered the room from a hole behind the sink during the night were the problem. One of them was in the toilet water chilling, so we couldnt use the toilet during the night.. because we couldnt flush it down, bc there was no running water in the room at night. It was pretty intense.

Anws the place was super nice and had a nice time, just we didnt sleep at all at night. I recommend to go there for a one day trip.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed in a 'standard' hut which could have done with some repairs and a general update, but the location 15 steps from the turquoise sea was unrivalled. I suspect the newer cabanas are far far better, but we weren't keen on the newer 'section' further along the beach away from reception, very luxy, air con, brand new, but a bit soul-less and the one we saw wasn't laid out too well.
NO rooms have double beds, all twins.
As seems usual with island places, drink were over priced (3CUC for water) and the full board menu would be boring after more than 3-4 days. Standard huts are overpriced but almost worth it for the location. Snorkelling trips are expensive (18CUC) but good. Beach volleyball/games are there to be used, but there's not much else to do than swim & sun. Good sunsets if you walk all the way to the far left end of the beach.

Room Tip: If we went again I'd try to get cabana 20
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

The beach island has it all. Great beach, nice cabins, no dogs cars pollution and so on, a real getaway. Unfortunately, the hotel is state owned, meaning weak services. Buffet food is quite dull, except for the fresh meat and fish from the stove. Most waiters are uninspired guys without the urge to be proactive in any way. If you can look through this, the island is fascinatingly remote and beautiful. Wouldn't have changed this place for one in tourist-laden overrated Varadero.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Despite many negative comments about this place we decided to go anyway because we really wanted to visit a beach that was close to Vinales.
We stayed 2 nights in Cayo Levisa and had a really good time. We stayed in one of the newer cabins. The rooms were spacious and clean. The only problem we had was that there was not enough pressure coming from the shower head. The couple next door to us however did not have any prolems with this so it was probably just bad luck.
We found the food to be not as bad as a lot of people mentioned in their reviews. We have quite high standards and aren't really fond of buffets but this really was not as bad as we expected it to be. Of course there is room for improvement but I think that is always the case with buffets. Breakfast was nice, especially the omelet the cook prepared for us. We had dinner once in the open air restaurant where the quality was indeed somewhat better.
In general we expected the food in Cuba to be bland but we really did not have one single bad experience food wise during our trip. All the was good, fresh and tasty. Maybe we just had luck but we think that if we did not encounter bad food in 2 weeks that it couldn't have just been a coincidence.
We also found the service to be very very good. Not once did we experience a rude host. The people were very friendly, attended us with a smile, made jokes, were all so humble and all wished us a good trip home when we left. I think that if you treat the staff with respect and with a smile that you will get a lot in return. I think it also helps if you try and make an effort in speaking some Spanish.
The beach was beautiful. Snorkeling was also a very nice experience - highly recommended for just 18CUCS.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Cayo Levisa | Palma Rubia, La Palma, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Pinar del Rio Province
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Pinar del Rio Province
Price Range: $112 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 56
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