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Islazul Villa Don Lino

Carretera Playa Blanca, Km 7, Rafael Freyre Cuba
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Looking for a place to stay in Rafael Freyre? Then look no further than Islazul Villa Don Lino, a quaint hotel that brings the best of Rafael Freyre to your doorstep.

The rooms offer air conditioning, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Villa Islazul Don Lino Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site.

During your visit, be sure to check out Plaza Pesquero (0.3 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Islazul Villa Don Lino as you experience everything Rafael Freyre has to offer.

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Aldo P wrote a review Mar 2024
Hamilton, Canada10 contributions3 helpful votes
GREAT STAFF! Basic resort, GREAT STAFF! Food was good,GREAT STAFF! Beach is nice but rocky, do not forget your water shoes,GREAT STAFF! Isolated location, perfect if you want to relax away from city,GREAT STAFF! beautiful countryside surrounding the resort,GREAT STAFF!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Christine G wrote a review Sept 2023
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I give this hotel a -0 This hotel is disgusting !??!!! Should not even sold to Canadians. We arrived to hotel around five. Got bungalow in the beach. It was filthy dirty and he next morning we changed rooms , as I was trying to contact Sunwing rep. My friend came back 🔙 n a state of panic. There were ants all over his bed. Also the pool was dirty, I was advised not to go back into it. . The 1st night we were told to eat at buffet behind reception. Next morning we were told by buffer manager to eat at another place, that was specially for Canadians. Not even a buffet. . We couldn't stay there one more night
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Should not be sold to Canadians at all
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Alexei P wrote a review Jul 2023
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If you are looking for a place to rest, to free your mind, this is the right place, it is a hotel according to its category, the food is good. The rooms are cosy. Very good attention from the workers. The bartender Yasmani very helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Irma L wrote a review Jun 2023
Montreal, Canada55 contributions51 helpful votes
The hotel has not been up to our usual stays, we have been over 25 times in the last 7 years and considered Don Lino as our second home. The employees are still the best the resort has to offer because the lack of coffee, milk, sugar, cups, glasses, wine,: water in pool was green as I believe pool filter was not working ,etc has made me consider looking elsewhere.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Linda M wrote a review Mar 2023
Kirkland Lake, Canada3 contributions
Very nice quiet resort. We love it. The staff go above expectations! We have been 5 times and plan on returning! Things have changed everywhere since Covid and Cuba has been hit hard but the staff and people have not.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: If you like a quiet resort to explore the surrounding area, sit back and relax and meet new...
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cobratarget wrote a review Jan 2023
Halifax, Canada8 contributions31 helpful votes
Simple resort and don't expect too much. If you read the negative reviews and and you still went, then you have no rights to complain. It all comes down to how much you pay. Food, drinks...again don't expect too much in terms of quality or quantity. In general the rooms are nice but some have sewage back up problems. So they stink. To avoid the hassle of changing rooms just keep the bathroom door closed. That will somewhat alleviate the problem. If you are in for the weather, you are in the right place. Some of the reviews mention friendly staff but they fail to mention how much they tip. Basically there is no beach at this resort unless you wear safety boots. Due to big stones, you cannot enter the water. Neither the one near by. But about 2 kilometers there is playa blanca. Fine sand, clear water and if you are a swimmer, you will love it. When it comes to food at playa blanca, don't even think about it. We were highly recommended casa de Ariel y Tania. Vista del mar. Nice view of the ocean. We ended up highly disappointed. We wished some fish fillet and we ended with some dark meat fish, one of the worst fish in the area, not even pigs eat it. The food was cold and that's because they lack the facilities to cook. Hygienic standards are below zero. Initially we were told that Ariel was a cook at don lino for 22 years but then we found out that he was never a cook. Anyone that recomends you a place is because they get propina. Commission. Well, now we were recommended another place. Casa de claribel y Michael. Better facilities, but this time we wanted chicken. Hopping for something better. Same , cold food undercooked chicken. We asked to fry the chicken more and....now you figured out what happened. These were illegal restaurants and we don't think health inspector ever goes there.We decided that's better to eat at the hotel. We still tried some of the kiosks but again, it's a no go. Lack of facilities to cook and lack of Hygienic standards, no matter how much you pay, money won't help you. In the plane we met some other tourists that stayed at some of high end hotels, paid big money and they were still disappointed. That made us feel better for choosing don lino.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tonya35 wrote a review Aug 2022
London Ontario Canada46 contributions21 helpful votes
I've been coming to Cuba since 2011. 19x. Would always go to Guardalavaca, and in 2018 went to Manzanillo Cuba. Don Lino has be the best motel with the best customer service hands down! Obviously its a resort where many cubans go to. My Cuban neighbours did their best to get to know me, but my spanish was rusty, and their english was almost nil. I went to Don Lino June 21-28/22. I was awake for 36 hrs, and arrived at the motel at noon, no room at first available, and one was offered with no phone, and I took it! #1004. Beautiful room. It did need to be sprayed 2x for the mosquitos, but hey-its Cuba-lol. The Canadian bug spray is only good for Canadian bugs-lol. The pool was cleaned every morning by 7am. The grounds were impeccable and very clean. I had hot water every morning, considering I was getting up at 6-6:30am. lol My bed was comfortable(that never happened before-lol) Staff everywhere was prompt with their service, and friendly and caring. I didn't drink alcohol too much, but the cubans seemed to like it. lol ;) The food, I didn't starve. lol. I did get tired of spaghetti and rice. But thats me. I went to Holguin City with friends, and our translator ordered for us, and got cold spaghetti salad. ah ha. If you want to get to the dining area before the lines, go early. There is another resto on the grounds, and you get told what is available. I enjoyed watching the other guests eat. Cubans once they get some, they know how to enjoy their food! If you want coffee that is even better than what is served in teh buffett, go to lobby bar. OMG. The only downfall for me, were my friends were all in Guardalavaca, and everyone was too far away. In all the times I've come to Cuba, and stayed in a resort, Don Lino was probably the best place I ever stayed in, even with the scorpians. LOL. Thanks a million to Adrian for all of his help! I'm shipping hot chocolate to him. Bring hot chocolate to him. He will love it!!!! Most days I was off teh motel at 10am, and came back latest 6-8pm. Hydro was out alot, but thats not Don Lino's fault.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Jake wrote a review Jul 2022
Rafael Freyre, Cuba5 contributions4 helpful votes
I recently stayed at Don Lino. I am a seasoned traveler. I have stayed at many resorts in Cuba. I decided on this resort for a couple of reasons. #1 was it's proximity to some of my Canadian friends who live in Raphael Freyre. #2 Price. My experience at Don Lino was amazing. From the moment I arrived at the front desk I noticed how hospitable the staff were. In all my experiences at all of the different resorts I've stayed at in Cuba....these folks were #1. I don't travel with a cell phone. During my stay, numerous staff members offered me the use of their phones to call my Canadain friends and taxis. My room was quite nice, the food was really good. The servers at the buffet and at the ala carts were the funniest, most caring and efficient I've seen in Cuba. They went out of their way to make me feel like Don Lino was my home. I can see why this is such a well run resort. The manager, Adrian Moreno, is top notch. His staff likes and respects him. And he likes and respects his staff. He was genuinely concerned about how I was enjoying my vacation. He helped me tremendously with taxis, ideas for off resort excursions, he even sent my Canadian friends texts to help arrange some day trips. All this from a manager of a resort. That just about says it all. I'll be back for sure..
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sergei T wrote a review Jun 2022
Toronto, Canada152 contributions71 helpful votes
sea - you need swimming shoes, rough bottom beach - sand is outside the water only room - tv wasn't work for two weeks, no internet, interruptive electricity, all bulbs, but one are stolen, AC is ok food - you will not starve weather- warm, windy, unstable main bar on the beach is good, but overcrowded and noisy staff had brought no problems, pretty unusual. pool - more like a tub for three Personal - the location provides the best long distance swimming in my life Clear, calm shallow water, coral riffs, lava rock cost is accessible everywhere.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Vladimir Brezina wrote a review Apr 2022
Repentigny, Canada33 contributions21 helpful votes
This is a hotel only for the Cubans.They are looking for the FIESTA and bringing the loudspeakers with Latino music and 2 liters thermos to fill it with the beer at the bar and drinking in the tine swimming pool and yelling MIRAAA.The heavy Regueton music is blasting nearby from different sources.There is a line in front of the dining room,the doors are opened by a doorman from time to time.The food is Spaghetti and Fricasee de poulet every day the same.Sometimes the fresh fruits,if not la Conserva.The beach is 20 degrees slope to the rocky and vavy see.Long chairs are scarce and broken.The lobby bar is a joke,no ice and only the sugar liquors.The capucino is made from a powder .The room the roof is leaking.Tv only one channel in English is CNN.Staff easygoing and polite
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Islazul Villa Don Lino
Which popular attractions are close to Islazul Villa Don Lino?
Nearby attractions include Playa Pesquero (6.6 km), Playa Blanca (1.0 km), and Plaza Pesquero (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Islazul Villa Don Lino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Islazul Villa Don Lino?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Islazul Villa Don Lino?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Islazul Villa Don Lino?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yeni's Restaurante & Bar, Restaurant Bar Y Tapas ( El Guayabero), and Yeniboom Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Islazul Villa Don Lino?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Islazul Villa Don Lino have airport transportation?
Yes, Islazul Villa Don Lino offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Islazul Villa Don Lino have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Islazul Villa Don Lino accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.