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“Excellent value for money”
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Villa La Roca
Ranked #1 of 40 Holguin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We loved the authenticity of Villa La Rocha. It is located slightly away from the centre of Holguin, off a small quiet side road. We arrived 11 hours late due to aircraft problems leaving Havana. Daniel (the English speaking owner) was still around to greet us with a smiley face. Our room in the Casa was of a good size, nicely decorated with Cuban-style wood features, including window shutters and mirrors, etc. There was a double bed with a comfortable memory foam mattress, fridge/freezer, wardrobe, tv, a/c and wall mounted fan. The room was clean, the en-suite shower had lots of hot water. Used toilet paper is disposed of via a small bin Greek style. Breakfast and dinner were very good, prepared and served by one of Daniel's many Cuban female staff, plus Daniel's cocktails are the best! Daniel is extremely friendly, but a busy guy, however he has time to give lots of local travel tips and will arrange taxi transfers for you at very competitive rates. Oscar the taxi driver friend of Daniel is very good (always on time and a careful driver). Please be aware that there is no wifi access in the Casa, but you can get a horse drawn cart bus to downtown Holguin to buy a wifi card (1 hr is 3 CUC) to use at certain hotspots in the city. Having flown in from Havana, we were pleasantly surprised with Holguin's charming character hence we spent a day roaming the city and bars talking to locals. Couldn't really fault Villa La Rocha apart from the fact that we found it a little noisy (a/c at night, breakfast preparation and a yappy dog). Overall, it's a solid good quality well-run authentic Cuban guest house. We were impressed with the standard of accommodation and the excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Ask to use Oscar the taxi driver who is very good and a safe driver
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place is so great - Daniel speaks great English and is such a nice guy - he helped me plan out my whole trip, gave me loads of recommendations and called the next casa to arrange it for me. We went out for dinner and had a few beers when I was at a loose end one night. Couldn't recommended this place any more!

Stayed: September 2016
1  Thank Ben-DRT89
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Daniel and his family will give you a real flavour of Cuba. Nothing is too much trouble . Clean Room he can arrange to have a taxi pick you up at Holguin Airport , and indeed arrange a Taxi to take you on days out . Food is excellent

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed in Daniel's casa when we arrived in Cuba and when we left- and both times Daniel couldn't so enough to help us. His accommodation was great, food was delicious, and he arranged taxi's as needed, offered advice on where to visit or how to travel about the city and beyond.

I would thoroughly recommend his case as an excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stayed with Daniel in Holguin during our trip around Cuba and really really enjoyed our stay in Villa la Roca. Daniel is an incredible host, speaks fluent English and has a fantastic sense of humor. Ask him about the beer-drinking donkey and you will not stop laughing........ Daniel was extremely helpful in organizing whatever we wanted or needed (excursions, transport, casa in next city, etc.). Esmeralda cooked some of the best dinners we have had during our time in Cuba and Daniel serves a wicked Mojito to go with it. The room was immaculate, great beds & bathroom and even a fridge with some ice cold beverages. Would recommend anyone to stay here when in Holguin. Can not go wrong!
Mark & Raoul, Amsterdam

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Address: Calle 26 no 16 altos entre carretera de Gibara y 5, Holguin 80100, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Holguin Province > Holguin
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Holguin
Price Range: $57 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa La Roca 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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