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“A bizarre soulless place”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cubanacan Tarara

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Cubanacan Tarara
Ranked #47 of 78 Hotels in Havana
Vancouver
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24 reviews
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“A bizarre soulless place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

The tour I joined promised a very Cuban experience. But this is as "uncuban" as it gets. No life, no music, no where to have a drink, a very basic restaurant... The beach is ok, nothing more. The cottage where we stayed was a sad remnant from the fifties. I felt stuck in a very strange time warp.
Yes it is quiet ( except for the extremely loud air conditioning machines that kept me awake at night) but also soulless.
I enjoyed some of the staff very much, as they took the time to speak Spanish with me, but most of them were completely indifferent. I also enjoyed the birds in the trees and the frogs that came out of the tap at night (at last some life!); but that is about it.
If you read my other reviews you will see that I have not as yet rated anything this low, but I want to make sure no one else has this bad experience. A place to avoid!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

If you are planning to book at the Tarara I suggest booking directly through the complex rather than pre paying. Reason is this way you can see the houses for your self. If you must book in advance, Contact the complex directly this way you will ensure your requests are granted.

The property consists of many 1,2,3 +++ Bedroom villas, Most with enclosed garage some with swimming pools. The best house are located closest to the beach. Houses are divided up from standard to "Comfort" the "Comfort" house have been renovated.

Their are few facilities and restaurants on site but usually never used. The pool has a bar and pool table available.

Tarara is a great option to gather friends and family, Very quiet setting on an excellent strech of beach in Havana! Sure beats the huge crowds at Santa Maria del Mar.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cubanacan Tarara

Property: Cubanacan Tarara
Address: Calle 9na Esq 14 | Tarara Playas del Este, Havana, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #47 of 78 Hotels in Havana
Number of rooms: 172
Also Known As:
Cubanacan Tarara Hotel Havana

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