Islazul Gran Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIslazul Gran Hotel Camaguey
This elderly grand dame of a hotel is located right on the main pedestrian shopping street of Camaguey within walking distance of practically everything. Rooms tend to be medium to small, somewhat dark with narrow windows sometimes quite difficult to open. Streetside rooms are noisy and interior rooms darker but quieter after the evening entertainment closes down around 23 hrs. Bathrooms are adequate but amenities are sparse, so bring your own shampoo. The top floor restaurant serves good, economic buffet style meals, and there is a underused bar on the rooftop. The management presents free evening entertainment most nights. No security safes in the rooms. If you feel the need, there are individual safes at the front desk.
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