View of Yunque from Hotel El Castillo
Hotel El Castillo
Hotel El Castillo Lateral View
Hotel El Castillo Pool
Hotel El Castillo Restaurant
Hotel El Castillo Room
Hotel Gaviota El Castillo is located in the city of Baracoa - the first village founded in Cuba by the Spanish conquistadors - and is housed in the fortress of Seboruco de Santa Barbara, which was built by the Spaniards in colonial times. It is just a few km away from the city's national airport which handles the operations of small and middle size airplanes. The road access to the hotel is by itself an attraction for visitors, since it has to be done by La Farola, an ascending spiral road built during the first half of the 1960’s, with 11 hanging bridges whose maximum height is located at a place known as Altos de Cotilla (Cotilla Heights), 600 hundred meters above the sea level.
El Castillo has 34 rooms and offers very good service and the best food in Baracoa. Facilities include a nice bar from where you can enjoy the best view of the bay, Miel River and Anvil of Baracoa, symbol of the city, restaurant, a little shop and a picture-perfect swimming pool.
Here you can book tours to visit the historic heart of the city, which has been declared a national monument; the fortresses of Matachin and La Punta; the fortified towers of Joa; fast-flowing Toa River; cemetery and many more.
Hotel El Castillo is the top hotel in Baracoa to stay; excellent place to relax and enjoy nature tourism.
More info, photos and a virtual tour of the hotel can be found at the <a href="http://www.hotelelcastillocuba.com/" target="_blank">Hotel El Castillo Website</a>.
To view hotel visitors own comments please visit the <a href="http://www.cubaforums.com/index.php?showforum=9" target="_blank">Hotel El Castillo Forum</a>.
© 2009 Nigel Hunt
Reviewed on 10 Feb 2010 by Dr.Siegfried R from Germany
very good and very friendly,silence
Average rating from 1 review(s) of this hotel
Activities program for kids
Cafe / snack bar
Car rental desk
Daytime activities programme
Evening entertainment - cabarets
Mastercard & Visa (not USA bank issued) accepted
Motor scooter / moped rentals
Nightclub, disco or dance hall
Old building restored
Poolside snack bar
Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Safety - uniformed security personnel 24hrs
Shop(s) with basic supplies, souvenirs & gifts
Shops max 2min walk
Telephone - National & international calls
TV room/bar (international channels/videos)
Standard rooms are simple and don't quite measure up to the privileged location and general ambience, though they're pretty good size, have colonial-style furnishings, and are set around the pool. If you can get room no. 201 do so, it's a large corner room with a queen-size bed -- one of only two rooms with a double bed. The rest of the rooms all have either two or three single beds. All rooms have air-conditioner, private bathroom, fridge, Satellite TV, telephone and safe.
© 2009 Nigel Hunt
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