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Hotel Pernik
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Holguin
Toronto
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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

My previous visit to this hotel was in the winter season, when I came simply to use the pool. At that time, I had been warned by friends that the pool was not clean, however I was pleasantly surprised to find the water was clear, with a light smell of chlorine. This time, however my experience was different. I arrived on a Sunday afternoon in early September to find about 100 Cubans in full party mode around the pool, music blasting, with hardly a tourist in sight. Everyone was having a great time, however the murky pool water looked like some sort of yellowish-lime colored soup. I did not dare go in bathing.

The standard entrance fee was CUC 10, which includes a CUC 2.00 fee for the pool and then CUC 8.00 of food and drink consumption. Alternatively, there was a CUC 5.00 alternative that included lunch at the Varma Restaurant. The waiters were quite attentive and the food was good (drinks were extra).

The tienda was closed in mid afternoon – go figure.

Room Tip: If you don't like loud salsa and raggaeton music, get a room away from the pool.. better yet, g...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Dyer, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I was looking for a hotel with reasonable prices, nice rooms and adequate amenities. I found that at Hotel Pernik. I use that hotel with every visit to Holguin. The pool is clean. The rooms and bathrooms are clean. The food is above average with pleasant servers. The hotel staff are very helpful when there is a need. The security is adequate and the neighborhood is safe. Just about ten minutes by bicitaxi and 30 minutes by walk to the center or town.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor over looking the pool are nice. Can be a bit noisy but with air conditioni...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Looking at reviews on here I was expecting something horrific, but it really wasn't that bad. We had to stay here (no option) in between two tours and it served the purpose fine. The room was basic, but clean and ok really. There is a restaurant beside the pool that we had a late dinner in and it was fine, and quite cheap.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

some renos were done to the hotel so it looks better. they had 2 fashion shows & a concert on the roof. BAMBOLEO(not my music) a popular cuban band had the placed packed with people dancing & singing. it's load & lots of locals in pool area until 8pm when it closes. staff was great & everything still cheap. the varna restaurant was now open in the day for an all you can eat for 5CUC. no issues with things missing. lots of older foreign men & women with their young dates & as i said lots of locals poolside. this stay was a good one & other then concert night the hotel wasn't blaring music from the roof or pool area after 9pm...it was my 3rd time there & most pleasant stay yet...internet was down again but the computer was new as were the ones at the internet cafe just of parque garcia...sometimes i get the sense that some negative posters get jealous of the beautiful cuban men & women running around poolside..no sports team this time...buffett the usual stuff but i always have 2 omellettes.

Room Tip: go to the breakfast buffett at 7am as i know first hands many cubans don't wash their hands afte...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Kitchener, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

I was in and out of this hotel a few times in the month of january 2013. The hotel has some decent rooms and some bad rooms. Depends on your luck. Just plain rooms. I encountered pretty much all the bad things posted by other reviewers. Do not assume that this is a safe hotel when it comes to break-ins and stealing. Things do happen and don't expect to be told so. Lot of tourists don't bother to report to police as of course they are flying in a few hours. If anything happens, it's more likely an inside job. Information is scarce in Cuba.

Service was slow, inefficient, unorganized, you name it. Lot of rip off going on. Watch when they make your coffee. At the expreso machine they use same batch of coffee to make 3, 4 cups. Never run a tab. Pay each time you get something. Try to pay as close as what the cost is. If the cost is 5.25 and you give them a 20.00 bill, you might get change for 10.00 or not any change at all. Don't be fooled by their friendship. If you dont have the right amount then walk to the bar and pay there. And there is nothing you can do as they are very organized keeping track of inventory and cash flow. Avoid the staff and locals as much as you can. . You are a dollar sign. The less you disclose about yourself the better. It's nobody's business of your about. Questions like: Is your first time in Cuba? How many times have you been to Cuba? When did you arrive? When do you leave? They all have a purpose. Do not assume that if you are a foreigner you might get a better service because you tip. Actually, it'll be worse. You are in and out, the locals are there all the time. Therefore the locals get the preferential service. Of course! You tipped for everyone. Be tight with your money or your cheap hotel might become a very expensive one. The money is in your pocket and they need it more than you. They gotta deserve it. Otherwise, keep it in your pocket. You are not stupid if you dont tip. Dont be embarrassed. Cubans make way more than 15 dollars a month that they cry about. Expect loud music as it's main clientele are the locals. Nice swimming pool but dirty. Try to get information from other tourists but not tourists that have cubans friends. It helps to speak the language therefore avoid cubans that speak english. The decent cubans are busy with their life. All other ones are around you. I know it sounds scary but I enjoyed my stay in Holguin, Cuba. And I will go back. Unless you have some personal business, the city of Holquin doesnt really offer much. Mirador de Mayabe not worth the cab ride. 20 round trip, plus entrance and food is as bad as at pernick. Nightclubs usually packed with young men. Cabaret Nocturno, 10 dollars round trip cab ride from Pernick, 8 dollars to get in and you have to watch your pockets.

Room Tip: Ask to see the room before you get. Therefore avoid the hassle of changing it.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

This hotel really left me without words to describe the horrors we encountered there. We have stayed in other state owned hotels, but this one was something special: plain rooms without any amenities (no mini bar, no hair dryer, no shampoo, no lamps aside from neon light on the ceiling, no pool towels, no bath mat,...). But the worst thing is the food. On the breakfast buffet we found the left-overs from the horrible dinner-buffet, hardly anything was edible. And the staff doe not care about anything - whenever we asked (for simple things like ketchup, which you can find anywhere in Cuba) they did not have it. An exception are the waiters in the pool bar, they were kind and tried their best.

I would recommend to stay there only if you have no other choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

I stayed at Hotel Pernik for 7 nights. I found it average but for the price was good. There was variety for breakfast but was a concern for me as there was lots of fruit flies and that turned me off the fruits. The pool was closed for most of the week and I had to go elsewhere. I showed up at the Pernik and getting a room for me was easy but I had difficulty with processing my payment. All in all my experience was good to say.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Pernik
Address: Ave Jorge Dimitrov, Holguin 80100, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Holguin Province > Holguin
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Holguin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pernik 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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