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Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Santa Clara
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11 reviews
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“You can do LOTS better”
Reviewed February 11, 2008

I booked here because it was the only hotel I could find in Santa Clara. I should have looked in the Rough Guide, however.

The hotel is centrally located but it is dirty. That is the first impression I had of the place which got reinforced over my stay.

There is a disco in the hotel that blasts music until 2 and some time 4 AM every night, making it impossible to sleep until they are done. The staff are nice though. If you are heading to Santa Clara, Cuba, look in the Rough Guide for better alternatives such as B&Bs and local families with permission to rent to tourists.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — It is dirty
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 17, 2007

This hotel manages to alternate between pretty good, fairly appalling
and occasionally slightly terrifying,

The staff are reasonably friendly, and offer a parking service, which
is pretty impressive considering the low cost of the rooms.

Things go a bit downhill in the rooms though. Personally I've never before seen a hotel room with a heavy duty deadlock on the door! Kinda makes you wonder why its required. Even more worrying though is the light switch within the shower cubicle, which naturally becomes absolutely soaked the second the shower is switched on,

Breakfast is fairly unappealing, especially some dubious looking eggs on display which are only for the truly brave. Once again though, the staff are fairly helpful.

There's some good views of the town from the rooftop bar, although its totally dead off-season (which is perhaps slightly unfair, as I've no idea what its like during peak-time)

All in all its an OK option considering how cheap it is, but for the price you could instead find a "casa particular" with a far nicer room and much better breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2007
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Reviewed June 10, 2004

The Santa Clara Libre sits right across from the town's main square. We got a room on the 5th floor with a (sunrise) great view. Aside from the super slow elevator, the hotel is OK. . The rooms are bare but clean. As is usual in many Cuban hotels in this category, the soap is tiny, so bring your own. Friendly staff. Full breakfast.

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Additional Information about Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre

Property: Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre
Address: Parque Leoncio Vidal No. 6 e/ Trista y Padre Chao, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre 2*
Number of rooms: 165
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