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Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre

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Havana, Cuba
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a run down state hotel of the worst kind. Noisy (night club in the same building), dirty (smelled of smoke), uncomfortable (plastic sheets under the sheets). Service regular. Really, it is a no-go. Having said that if your only options are state hotels, this might be the most value for money.

Thank ToveSW
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Hotel Libre has ample historical significance in the Cuban communist revolution of 1959. Revolutionary forces attacked the hotel's upper floors as Batista's forces were holed up there. That's the best part of the hotel, except for the air conditioned rooms. The rooms are small and aged, the beds are small, and the bathrooms are just functional. The roof top resturant...

Thank David B
Londra, Regno Unito
Reviewed 29 April 2016

the hotel is in the main square! Of course is a 2 star hotel and you cannot have the service of a 5 star. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel, then find something else. Our room was super clean; towels, shower, bed, everything was clean. The room is old but I can understand that funds might not...

1Thank ildangi
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Yep, I tried to be optimistic because it is Cuba after all and your expectations have to be lowered because of this, but it really is as bad as the reviews say. - no water at all! And I mean at all, like you can't even flush the toilet. - rooms are dingy and the cleanliness is questionable. - terrible...

Thank Tanialeec
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Santa Clara is the capital city of Villa Clara province. It bears a strategic position, straddling the main roads of Cuba heading in all directions. A historical event made this city famous and it refers to the last and decisive battle led by legendary guerrilla commander Che Guevara to topple dictator Batista in 1958. The latter explains the epithet given...

1Thank TourGuide-Manager
Halden, Norway
Reviewed 9 March 2016

A cheap hotel is a cheap hotel, you can´t expect everything out of it. But, missing water in the toilet for 10 hours, and the consequences this means, make me find another place to stay the night in Santa Clara next time.

Thank Bjornen2016
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

It is difficult to describe this hotel within the twin constraints imposed by etiquette and ascii text. I will use bullet points in place of the bullets I wanted to put in my head at 2.30am when attempting to sleep here: *) bearded, officious lady at reception with a small lock box filled with change *) bemused, pot bellied security...

1Thank anonrevue76
Reviewed 18 February 2016

It's Cuba so you expect bad plumbing and poor service: but not grime, dirt, dangerous electrics (bathroom light switch within the shower...). Our room was small with a view of the hotel itslelf. So small that the wardrobe was in the bathroom... It's in a really central location on Santa Clara's main square, and the one advantage of it is...

Thank ddcjlane
Reviewed 24 January 2016

If you are simply looking for a very basic room in the center of town, the former Santa Clara Hilton may be worth considering. I would not stay here for more than a night or two, however if you are prepared to put up with a tiny, barracks style room and limited amenities, the Santa Clara Libre might just fit...

1Thank Dirk D
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Santa Clara Libre Hotel Located in the main city square within walking distance to most of the cities attractions,restaurants and bars. Budget price gets you a clean basic room with full bathroom,Hot water,Cable TV, Air condition and Breakfast. Rooms are a bit worn but functional. The upper floors have nice views of the town. Breakfast consists of an all you...

1Thank YogiJuancarlos

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Additional Information about Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre

Address: Parque Leoncio Vidal No. 6 e/ Trista y Padre Chao, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Santa Clara
Price Range: $68 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre 2*
Number of rooms: 165
Also Known As:
Islazul Hotel Cuba
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“All rooms seem to have trouble with noise from night club, unfortunately.”
 of 5 bubbles ToveSW, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors give you a good view of the town.”
 of 5 bubbles Bjornen2016, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The 9-10 floor rooms have a nice city view”
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 of 5 bubbles YogiJuancarlos, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Try a Casa Particular and you might have good food too. No tips for this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles KymC419, 16 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the plaza. Lower floors will help minimize noise from the disco on the top floor.”
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 of 5 bubbles moalta, 8 Dec 2011 | Read review
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