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Hotel El Colony

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Amstetten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best diving spot so far in Cuba. Hotel is "old style" and simple as some others already stated. We heard that the rooms vary from quality, therefore, just ask for another room if you are not happy with the given one.

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was built in the 1950s as a nice beach hotel. Locals tell us it was Mafia money. Within days of the opening, Fidel Castro came to power. The Hotel is still locked in the 1950s, but there is work going on to resotre it. It has a lovely beach with white sand for sun bathing, shell collecting, or...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the only two hotels on the island I've been told. Beach is nice but not good for swimming because it is shallow for a very long walk into the water. Pool is very nice. For some reason people don't seem to come here. Hotel was almost empty and that when it was high season. Food is not too...

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North Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This hotel used to be fancy but it is ran down. Rooms are nice (mine had paint peeling off the wall) and very close to the beach. The pool was nice. meals were very limited in options. If you want to dive Punta Francess thats pretty much your only option.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This older hotel is situated on a beautiful long private beach. There's a gorgeous huge pool with lounge chairs. And there's a terrific open-air, covered bar that makes killer good mojitos for cheap (2 CUCs). Rooms aren't exciting, and there's nothing nearby. You need transport to get into Nueva Gerona, which is a fun little town with a variety of...

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Plzen, Plzensky Kraj, Czech Republic
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My apartment was fine. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is more or less a cantine. Breakfast and dinner doesn't offer much. No internet. My recommendation: if you are not diving, no need to go there or to spend time on the island. Diving was nice, especially at the wall, and, apart from the administration, the staff was...

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Hexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for seven weeks teaching uni and high school students to dive, the hotel is old and lacking investment, it's also miles from anywhere. The staff are extremely friendly when I first arrived I was ill from food in Havana airport, the staff where great, the made me herbal tea, asked after me etc. A few things...

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1Thank Alan C
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Go there just for the fishing ,,diving,,snorkeling,,,,not really a hotel for families or relaxing in any type of luxury or nothing specials ,the bungalows are kind of nice ,,,the food is terrible !!,,,the beach is cool ,,the island is still something virgin in some kind of way,,,,,to many locals got acces to the property so make it a little uncomfortable...

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Thetford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I stayed hear for 4 days. The food is shockingly BAD. I only had breakfasts, avoiding other meals. On the third day, instead of the buffet, breakfast was bought out on plates. But it was left overs. I was very ill for that night and couldn't eat for two days. If you are diving, this is the only place to...

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6Thank Juanito-ingles
California
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The bungalow rooms at El Colony were surpisingly good. Very romy with a nice bathroom setup and good vies. The grounds are also nice and well maintained. The daily buffet was not very good and not attractively presented either. This is a good place to stay if one is going scuba diving or snorkeling.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Hotel El Colony

Address: Carretera Siguanea Km 42, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Isla de la Juventud
Price Range: $62 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Colony 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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“The hotel itself is amazingly well kept, clean and tidy. Considering that they don't have many guests. Bungalow Locations FYI:- Bungalows 130/131/132/133 are all fairly near the pool and bar area. I stayed in 130 and it could be noisy even when guest numbers are low. Staff enjoy shouting when communicating day and night. Bungalows 136 (136 is at the end of the main block) to 153 (153 is at the end of this run and resort) are the ones to request. If you're looking to be as far away from the pool area and just read a book in silence with an ocean/beach view then 153 is yours! 152 is its neighbour and they are semidetached buildings.”
Uncle-Jayo, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose a bungalow.”
  • Big room
  • Big sink
  • Shower
alalas, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try for a bungalow - well worth it.”
LesB598, 10 Jul 2014 | Read review
“as suggested try for one of the bungalows.”
JohnG517, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
“get the cabanas, not the main hotel rooms.”
  • Sunset over the Mojito Bar
NYCAngels, 15 Dec 2013 | Read review
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