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Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is not luxury hotel but the price/value ratio is fantastic. As stated in the name, the hotel is organized in small villas. Rooms are large and comfortable with all commodities. Hotel workers are very keen. It is well situated in a very calm area, not too far from city center that you can reach with less than 30min walk.... More 

1 Thank JF-Bogaerts
Long Beach, California
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148 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

To be honest, I can not give this hotel higher than 3 stars. None the less, I thoroughly enjoyed my week there, and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Everyone from the receptionists to the maids to the security guards to the restaurant workers--I would give each of them 5 stars easily! I went with a... More 

3 Thank AmeliaAirheart
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I live in Jamaica and went on school trip to Cuba back in 2011. There is simply no where like Cuba. The people are the kindest you'll ever meet in life. They walk around at any time of the day because there's relatively no crime. they have parties everyday after a certain time. They really just know how to have... More 

4 Thank Connoly B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Far from the center, far from everything in fact. The swimming pool doesn't exist anymore (since 2 years) and the breakfast is very poor. A casa particulares in the center would be a much better idea.

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3 Thank Yerdua N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The proparty is good, room was big and cleaned every day. Staff is verry friendly and try to help you in all their ways. Only when we arrived they told us there is no swimmingpool this summer, we were really disappointed. We choose this hotel to stay specially for the swimming pool. We called the organization but unfortunately they didden`t... More 

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4 Thank Laura S
St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Spent 2 weeks at Villa Gaviotta; much prefer over an all-inclusive resort. This hotel is actually large homes once owned by rich American's in the past, divided into a couple of very large rooms in there centre of the nicest, most quiet neighbourhood in Santiago. There is security at this resort, they are not in your face at all but... More 

8 Thank slimbabz
Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2013

First of all, you need to put things in perspective. You are in Cuba. The locals do the best they can, with what they have. You can't expect 5 Star quality at One Star prices. That being said...my personal experience during my visit 18-25 Nov13 was amazing. I have visited Santiago de Cuba several times now over the past two... More 

7 Thank Bernard D
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

My freind stayed here it was nice but the gaurds are pushy.i was staying down the street and they would not let me go to his room and have a drink im am canadian.i did how ever sneak on and there is nice pool great bathroom and the maid is super nice and does her job above and beyond.main staff... More 

2 Thank Steve D
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Located at the top of a hill in Vista Alegre here you will have great views of the city, the beautiful and quiet neighborhood merits to bring your camera, and do not be afraid to go out at night because very it is close to where the nightlife is more active, we decided to walk to the disco at Hotel... More 

4 Thank HHunting1260
Edmonton, Canada
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93 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

After arriving during the middle of Carnival, we quickly learned that we were staying a very safe neighbourhood, and that Raul Castro was staying in a compound near us. There were military and police everywhere. The problem was, we had paid online, up-front for 5 nights, and at check-in were told there were no rooms. And no rooms in the... More 

2 Thank Sichy

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  • Minibar
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Additional Information about Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba

Address: 502 Ave. Manduley, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Santiago de Cuba Province > Santiago de Cuba
Price Range: $62 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Also Known As:
Villa Gaviota Santiago De Cuba Hotel Santiago De Cuba
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“rooms in the 900's.”
  • view of mountains
 of 5 bubbles slimbabz, 1 Mar 2014 | Read review
“If your luggage is heavy ask for rooms in the first floor, but if you prefer to enjoy the views 2nd floor is better.”
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 of 5 bubbles HHunting1260, 13 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Avoid building 5”
 of 5 bubbles Sichy, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
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