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 .