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Hotel El Castillo

10/05/2017 11/05/2017
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Reading, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently the best hotel in town. Located high up a steep slope (or steps) with very good views across the town and surrounding area. Room quality was somewhat lacking, eg. dirty windows, draughty and cold showers on two occasions. Cuban style basic breakfast. Had one evening meal which wasn't too bad. Staff generally friendly.

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's go for the positives first. There's a lovely swimming pool although sadly the weather wasn't good enough during our 3-day stay (in March) for us to use it. I also understand that non-residents can also use the pool so on hot sunny days it can get crowded. There are also lovely views of El Yunque and over the town....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Converted from one of the old forts in Baracoa El Castilo is reached by a climb of 97 steps which certainly concentrates the mind in planning excursions! ( Yes there is a winding road for cars...) . We had 3 nights there in the newer extension and were on the top floor which meant another 65 steps! The porter will...

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Incline Village, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance we thought we'd hit the jackpot with this hotel. Our small tour group (7 persons) stayed here for two nights. We'd spent the day getting 'educated and cultured' so were pleased when our mini bus was able to access the steep driveway to save us a walk wheeling baggage. The lobby looked okay (gift and sundries shop...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was alright for Cuban standards. Good views, pool and helpfully staff. The rooms were a worn out but the aircon worked. The food and drinks were not very nice.. But if you want a pool this is the place :)

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Thank Iben G
Reviewed 16 March 2017

*First off, don't book this place through any booking service, you'll pay 8x-10x what you can get it for by either showing up at the door, or calling a few days in advance. There are several great casa particulars in Baracoa, book in there and see if El Castillo can work you in later. Flexibility and a bit of sleigh...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Incredible location, sitting right above Baracoa with 270° views out to sea, over the harbour, down across the town in both directions and across the bay to El Yunque, the flat-topped mountain behind Baracoa. The rooms are fairly basic in the old building. We read that the newer building has improved rooms, but we arrived just a couple of weeks...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This hotel is on top of a hill with either a steep set of steps or a steep winding drive! But when you get to the top the views are terrific. They were still repairing the hotel after the hurricane. Be aware there are no lifts and there are short flights of steps to reach amenities and rooms. Our room...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The hotel is on top of a hill and is build around a former fortress. If you want to walk into town, make sure your legs are in good condition and shoes have rubber soles. Remember that all hotels are owned by the government and many of the staff are doing their compulsory 2-years of public service by working at...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We just returned from Baracoa Cuba. We stayed four nights at the Hotel El Castillo. When in Baracoa, it is the best place to stay. An old fort on the top of the hill converted to a hotel a long time ago. The views are great. The pool is wonderful. The food is Cuban. Which is not why you go...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Hotel El Castillo

Address: Calixto Garcia St., Baracoa 97310, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Guantanamo Province > Baracoa
Price Range: €54 - €99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Castillo 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Check the plumbing and lighting first.”
inclinekiwi, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms in the west section have the best views of El Yunque and the bay.”
johnmJ8535DQ, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Apparently the new building has better rooms (we didn't try)”
  • Cute folded towels on the single bed
  • Twin room in the main (older) building
erlandh, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In rooms with city view is coming noise from local discotheque below in the city. But you are at Cuba. Don´t complain, join the party.”
Mi_Li_SK, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are lots of stairs!”
Wyretraveller, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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