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“If you want to live very cheap..” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Islazul Florida Hotel

Islazul Florida Hotel
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Islazul Florida Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Florida
Norway
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“If you want to live very cheap..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

First how to get there...
The small city Florida, as called little Havana by Lonely Planet is around 80 kilometers from Ciego de Avila and 42 kilometers before you come to Camaguey city..
The hotel is located just before you come to downtown, have to walk 5 to 10 minutes or take a cheap bicycle taxi for 2 Cuc to get to downtown
Viazul and Cubacana buses can stop outside on the main road to the hotel on request..
But will not pick you up at the hotel when you will leave.
To Camaguey or Ciego de Avila can you take official or private taxi, maybe 30 cuc to Camaguey.
Some days in the week goes a tourist bus from Florida to Santa Lucia all inclusive hotels.
At Cubatur office can you buy a stay in one of the hotels in Santa Lucia.
And the bus to Santa lucia stop in Camguey to pick up more passenger, also one the back back from Santa Lucia stop it in Camaguey and Florida
If you talk with the Cubatur office and the driver can they maybe let you sit on the bus to Camaguey for a little bribe, if you have not book a package for a Hotel..in Santa Lucia.
There is not much going in this town, but have two bank.and some small snack bars

For 13 to 14 cuc (1 cuc is like 1.usd)
Can ONE person live there, think it is like 20 cuc for two persons.(same room type for 1 or 2 people), that also include a very simple breakfast.
Small room with AC, satellite TV with some foreign channels.
Normally no refrigerator..and a small balcony..
The hotel has also a swimming pool with a small snack bar.

Also a little restaurant and disco.
In low season can this places be closed..

Just outside the hotel is a small outdoor bar Rancho .
One of the most popular meeting places in the city.
Open 24 hour believe I.
Cheap beer and drinks, also a snack bar menu.
In low season will you get you free breakfast there.

On of the best deals in Cuba , is a couple hundred meters from this hotel.
Take around 8 to 10 minutes to walk.
You go out to the main road and walk to left , direction Ciego de Avila.
After some time will you see a sign for a paladar, that is located in a small side street little down on the left.
This is a CUP restaurant , but you can pay in CUC ( 1 CUC is 25 CUP)
They have a lot of cheap food, like a lobster for 3 to 5 cuc, depend how big it is.
That is very cheap...

So if you live in this hotel for 13 or 14 cuc for single or 20 cuc for two, including breakfast, AC, TV, a swimming pool, and cheap small disco and this cheap Paladar.
Can you live very cheap in Cuba a couple of days and save some money if Havana has cost to much on your budget , ,
Even that not much is happening in this town and place..
My 4 star rating is mostly based on what you get from your money in this hotel .
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

The room was in bad shape, the beds very uncomfortable, smell humidity in the room, the bathroom was clean bad the shower was very small and no hot water available the door has to be open with the key even for inside the room, the old TV had a very bad signal.... when you paid $20.00 por a nite I guess that all you can get!
The employees of the Hotel were very nice and friendly in other hand the manager ( a lady) was very rude and prepotent even in the way she treat the employees.
The pool is disgusting and the facility need to be care of.
Special thanks for Rita in the reception,Jorge, Oñoz y Rafael in the Ranchon and Carlos the lifesaver also Ileana ta the store..... People like you make that place acceptable and do not deserve work for a rude and lack of basic education manger.

Room Tip: better rooms left side.... hot water rigth side.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2011

My girlfriend and I had been cycle touring and this was an ideal place to stop overnight.

Apart for its location in the middle of two main towns there is no reason to stay here.We had planned to stay one night which was sadly new years (When Cubans celebrate the Revalution). With it being new years nobody was in the hotel apart from the receptionist who was very nice and friendly. The restaurant and snack bars were all closed and no where in town was open either.

This wasnt to good especially when your due to get up and cycle at 6am. Lucky we had some dry wafers and a bag of popcorn to do us the next day.

The room was very smelly. A mix between urine and damp. The sink also leaked onto the floor so all the towels had to be used to soak that up and we couldnt replace them so no showering.


On the plus point of nobody being about the reseptionist gave us a whole second room to keep our bikes in during the night.


The hotel itself is on the main road of Florida and easy to find as there is litrally nothing else touristy in the area at all.


The hotel is as like most of Cuba ran down but they try there best to keep it up to running order but slowly but surly its getting worse.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Islazul Florida Hotel
Address: Carretera Central, km 536, Florida 72810, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Camaguey Province > Florida
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Florida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Florida Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 74

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