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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 28 June 2016

And so it is its popular name: sitting atop an Escambray Mountain range rock outcropping, this Kurhotel was masterminded by president Fulgencio Batista in the 1940's. It combines Health tourism with unmatched surroundings in the midst of this thick sub-tropical forest. Do not miss out the trekking possibilities in the area!

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 4 May 2016

You cannot imagine that this really happens. I had a room so dirty, without a floor, the window could not close. Sanitary was miserable. At the end of the corridor, so I had no towels, the douche did not work and the door was poorly repaired. I was reallly scared to stay there. he food was beyond every reasonable standard....

1Thank ubajaan
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

By far the strangest place I've ever stayed. It looks like an insane asylum and you start to feel that way after a while. The cold was not only in the mountain but also within the building. The buffet for dinner & breakfast was questionable and seemed as though they just threw together their rations unexpectedly. Had a cockroach on...

2Thank Kelly K
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This hotel (former hospital) is perfect example of communist era, old beat-up Russian trucks coming every morning to pickup tourists going to visit national park, I had to pinch myself in the morning that this is real and I had big flashbacks in my memory because I have seen this picture as a kid long ago when my country was...

2Thank Kaky11
Albufeira, Portugal
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We stayed one night at this hotel on an excursion. The place was clean but cold and in the middle of nowhere. We had hoped to get a taxi down to Trinidad for the evening but the road was too poor and dark. Breakfast was good and dinner better than the hotel in Jibacoa! OK for 1 night but is...

3Thank lesley c
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Think James Bond meets mountain jungle - this hotel sits in the middle of the national park - an eight story concrete building on top of the hill surrounded by forest and small farmsteads - totally out of place. Built by Batista and opened in the 50's as a TB hospital for his special friends and families - not a...

3Thank YukonHalibut
Havana, Cuba
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Traveling from Cayo Santa Maria on an excursion to Trinidad and the hotel we planned to stay in was full. As an alternative, we stayed here. Hidden away in the jungle, atop a mountain, this hotel looks quit out of place. The interior was clean and still resembled a hospital a bit more than a hotel, but it was clearly...

2Thank Robert B
Reviewed 28 March 2013

when I booked this 2day excursion into the Cuban heartland I did not expect to find a relict from the then East German Communist hotel architecture amidst subtropical forests. This just functionally built highrise looked mighty displaced in its lush surroundings. I almost expected Erich Honecker or one of his cronies to wave from one of the many windows. We...

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Additional Information about Kurhotel Escambray

Address: Tourist complex Tops of Collantes, Topes de Collantes, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Topes de Collantes
Hotel Class:3 star — Kurhotel Escambray 3*
Number of rooms: 210
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“A real disaster.”
 of 5 bubbles ubajaan, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Stayed on 6th floor main building - amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles Kaky11, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“cabins are all the same but the ones furthest away may be difficult to walk back uphill to the lobby and restaurant for people with walking handicaps”
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