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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Am Abend landen wir in Camaguey. Dort haben wir uns im Gran Hotel, direkt im Zentrum, eingemietet. Das Hotel ist das furchtbarste, das wir bei den ca. 200 Unterkünften der letzten 2 Jahre hatten. Das Hotel wirbt mit WiFi, was es aber noch nicht einmal in der Hotelhalle gibt. Die Zimmer sind klein und schäbig. Das Bad klein und heruntergekommen. Ein …
... and they also had on display a local artists paintings which gave it a gallery feel. Upstairs was a good restaurant owned by the casa owners brother. We headed into town and walked around, it was interesting and is another Cuban UNESCO site, but it is fairly small so headed back to the casa for dinner and to decide where we are going the next day. Decided to head for the beach island of Caya ...
... us fourteen days, with seven days of driving between these two cities.
The countryside varies between lush green mountains to vast level plains with varied agriculture. We drive on four-lane expressways to narrow winding two-lane country roads. Traffic is sparse.
You’ll see scenery, beaches, villages and rural homes as seen from through the windows of our motor coach.
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... Coming out of the bus station, the usual crowd of taxi driver attacks me. I just go to a public phone and call Pedro. After some talking, we figure out what we gonna do. I will stay for tonight in Camaguey and the next day, at around 4:30am. we will leave with a private taxi for 45cuc to Santa Lucia and directly go diving. Why so early ? Well, the place to see the sharks is in a sort of canal between the Cuban ...
... us by leading us to a friend’s non-registered casa particular. Luckily we didn’t fall for it and drove off. After another hour of fruitless search of our booked lodging, and almost losing one of the Jeep’s wheels in a donga, we gave up. We drove to the nearest hotel in sight (which was a 1-star hotel!) and got a room for the night. At sunrise we left the ...