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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is on top of a hill with either a steep set of steps or a steep winding drive! But when you get to the top the views are terrific. They were still repairing the hotel after the hurricane. Be aware there are no lifts and there are short flights of steps to reach amenities and rooms. Our room...

Thank Pat D
San Jose, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The hotel is on top of a hill and is build around a former fortress. If you want to walk into town, make sure your legs are in good condition and shoes have rubber soles. Remember that all hotels are owned by the government and many of the staff are doing their compulsory 2-years of public service by working at...

Thank Reno D
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We just returned from Baracoa Cuba. We stayed four nights at the Hotel El Castillo. When in Baracoa, it is the best place to stay. An old fort on the top of the hill converted to a hotel a long time ago. The views are great. The pool is wonderful. The food is Cuban. Which is not why you go...

Thank John C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Best hotel in town - great location and awesome views from the rooms. The pool is great - even though it gets overcrowded sometimes with visitors coming to the hotel only for the pool. The food is great, incredibly fresh ingredients cooked really well and at a very cheap price. The rooms need a refurbishment - the shower was broken...

1Thank missdecadent
Thire, France
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

On first glance this hotel looks very grand up there on the hill. Has a large pool and bar area, but as mentioned before seems to be used by locals who can be very noisy and seem to bring there own music and drink with them. A good many steps to climb to get to the hotel, but not unmanageable,...

Thank Mandi172015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It is a lot better to stay at a casa particular (as B&Bs are normally called in Cuba...). It was too expensive for what it was and we missed the service we received at casas throughout our trip. Do not get me wrong, people in Baracoa are very nice but staff at this government run hotel left a sour taste...

Thank Ralphlore
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Did not stay here but wished I had. Had a drink in the bar,non existent service and selection of drinks, very fawlty towers, worth it just for this. Great views and the pool looked gd too. Not much more expensive than my casa.

Thank koonlan1955
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A very nice hotel with very friendly staff. The cocktails at the swimming pool are great and the swimming pool is very clean. They have a little gym and you can get a massage. A good breakfast. The stairs up to the hotel are not so tough.

2Thank Monika156
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel El castillo is The best hotel in Baracoa. Great position 2 floors beautiful view and a pool. This pool is full of cuban people and this is' not a thing that you Can accept in a top hotel. Too expensive!!!!

3Thank Massimiliano S
Vinales, Cuba
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Quality hotel above the city with a nice view. Staff helpful. Room clean, but dysfunctional refrigerator and air conditioning. Pool for hotel guests only, clean. Food tasty and plentiful. I recommend.

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Address: Calixto Garcia St., Baracoa, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Guantanamo Province > Baracoa
Price Range: $80 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Castillo 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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“In rooms with city view is coming noise from local discotheque below in the city. But you are at Cuba. Don´t complain, join the party.”
 of 5 bubbles Mi_Li_SK, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are lots of stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles Wyretraveller, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor near pool for close, easy location.”
 of 5 bubbles Playfulchica, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Unless you really want it choose a room above pool level.”
 of 5 bubbles jackoNEEngland, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If stairs are a concern, ask carefully about your room's location (don't trust the room number).”
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 of 5 bubbles wertuio22, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
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