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Islazul Villa Sotavento
Ranked #46 of 65 Hotels in Varadero
Magog, Canada
1 review
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“Avoid this place at all cost”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Was just there. I have been to Varadero over 50 times in the last 30 years and this was the worst.This place should not be sold at all. Now I understand why there weren't any reviews on Villa Sotavento and I am anxious to see how long my review will remain on this site. Had a room in a beach front house. Place is totally run down. Front door always unlocked even at night - very dark surroundings too. Curtains in room were once white but now grey almost totally covered with black mold and brownish water stains. Twin beds are up against curtains and wall. Headboard was loose: not part of the bed or wall. I removed it. Lampshade was also stained with black mold. Bedspread when turned down had brownish stains and must date back 20 years. Window in bathroom doesn't close. Plaster on walls cracked and chipping. Electric outlets half hanging out of wall. Broken tiles. Fridge had only 3 legs (wasn't stable) and its door had rust. Bar on beach is like a hole in the wall - small counter below a restaurant balcony. Meals are taken at Acuazul. Very few guests in hotel: majority Russians, a few Germans, a Cuban baseball team (adolescents) and I, the only Canadian. Meals were so so. I was in shock when I saw cook prepare French toast. He had a bucket on the floor under stove which contained a watery white liquid - he would take slices of bread and dunk them in this liquid with his bare hand and put on grill; he did this over and over again, his hand dripping wet. He would then pour an egg mixture on bread. I arrived on a Monday and was out of there by noon Wednesday. Had to pay more to change to a better hotel but money was well worth it. I could not sleep in that room - it was disgusting. Thanks to the help of the Tours Mont-Royal representatives and Voyages à Rabais, I was able to move promptly.

J.Bérubé

Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Islazul Villa Sotavento

Property: Islazul Villa Sotavento
Address: Calle 13 e/ 1ra. Ave. y Camino del Mar, Varadero, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
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Restaurant
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Ranked #46 of 65 Hotels in Varadero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Villa Sotavento 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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