Camaguey Hotel, Camaguey Cuba. 3 stars,
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- Destination: Camaguey
- Address: Carretera Central Este, Km 4, Camaguey
- Phone: 53 32 287267
- Accept child:Yes
- $ No pricePer person
Description: Camaguey Hotel Cuba
Excellent spot to relax and be entertained by excellent animated shows and a party-room that offers nightly performances, livened up by Cuban music. Accommodations featuring international standards and an ideal reference spot for excursions to places of tourist interest in the province. It is a venue for social and cultural events. Surrounded by a typically Cuban hospitable ambiance, the hotel is just 10 minutes away from the country’s most extensive historical quarter and 12 minutes drive from the Ignacio Agramonte International Airport. 142 air-conditioned rooms (6 junior suites and 2 rooms for disabled people) with private bath, satellite TV and telephone. Others: restaurant, Italian food restaurant, grill, bar, snack bar, swimming pool; cafeteria, meeting room, fast-food service (24 hrs.), party room, swimming pool for adults and children, dentistry, pharmacy, shops, currency exchange, security box, Internet, taxis, fax, table game area, free-of-charge bus to downtown Camagüey and excursions to sites of tourist interest in the province.
Mapa de Camaguey Hotel
- 42 % of people enjoy this
“Worst hotel on the Cuba tour ”
Stayed in the hotel as part of a Cuba tour. There is not a lot of good to be said of this old roun down hotel. The pool was crowded with locals an very dirty, There is not a real garden just some grass around the hotel. The rooms are mediocre with have a balcony (without a pretty view). The restaurant is hardly deserves that name. We all had stomach trouble the following days. The only plus might be the small bar with friendly staff.
“this is in my opinion the worst hotel in cuba ”
staff slow and rude. food terrible. rooms wow i wish i had taken pictures they had stippled walls with dirt half way up walls,the curtains i did not disturb incase something was living in them. the bathroom was horrible with old mirror and cold/luke warm water coming out of old shower.the beds were noisy and soft the sheets looked clean but next morning we had bed bug bites.the lift does not work. the best part of this hotel is the door out. this hotel needs to be demolished by a large wrecking ball or naplamed
“Helpful staff but lousy place... ”
Good: - Very nice and helpful staff - Er not much else.... Bad: - Super loud AC unit (kept us cool and well awake with varying sounds) - Bugs in the room and dirty floors - Smelly washrooms (urine stench) - Pillows a little past prime (smelt like previous guests) - Terrible beds (kept sinking in the middle -> backaches in the morning) - We arrived late to the breakfast buffet the flies had been there for hours by the looks of it
“Most terrible hotel ever!”
I have stayed there the first 2 nights of my arrival in Cuba. One thing to consider is that I speak fluently spanish and this is the 3rd time I am visiting Cuba, I am more a backpacker than a lazy tourist, so it was the 1st time I was staying in a hotel in Cuba. When I arrived to the hotel, first of all, it's quite far from the city centre, so if you stay many days, consider you will have to pay for transportation from the centre to the hotel, which could be at the end quite expensive. Then, after a long travel by bus, I had been given a room, which I thought was fine...and the worse came after: 2 giant cockroachs (from the side of my hand, I swear)came out of the shower, I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I asked for reception and they gave me instead the royal suite without any charge, which was better and without cockroachs. Then, the second day I had a friend visiting me, he paid for his entrance to go to the swimming pool - it's 8 CUC but you can spend this money on the bar - fine. But after a while it was raining so we went upstairs at my room, and then the phone rang straight away, it was a lady saying ; Miss, you are not allowed to bring any one in your room. Really pissed off, as if we were in a dictatorship, where every single movement is calculated....I remember I was on holidays so feeling quite bad. I also need to mention I was with a cuban friend who stayed in another room on the same hotel. Then the final touch was when going for breakfast (food is poor, I highly recommend anyone for tasty food and cheap food to go to the local market, much nicer), it's presented as a self service, and I found a grasshopper in the food! no kidding, I couldn't believe it. After 2 exhausting days, I stayed in a casa where at least I had some peace. Wouldn't recommend to anyone!
We stayed here as part of a 10-day Cuban tour and it was definitely the worst hotel we stayed in. The building was an ugly concrete block reminiscent of former Soviet bloc countries and the pool was so full of locals there wasn't room for any hotel residents to get in, let alone swim. Our room was small, scruffy and dark, with an ancient and noisy air-con unit fitted into the bottom of the window, thereby blowing onto the face of the person sleeping in the bed nearest to it. The hotel appeared to be almost empty and there was a eerie atmosphere in the corridors. Dinner and breakfast were not buffet style, presumably due to the lack of guests, and there was a choice of 2 options for each. Breakfast was omelette or cheese and ham sandwich made of thick slices of white bread, dinner was a choice of chicken or pork with, you've guessed, rice and beans. The air-con in the "dining room" was so fierce I needed a cardigan! I really wouldn't recommend this place.
“Avoid if you can. ”
We stayed one night as part of a Cuba tour in June 2013 en route back from Santiago to Havana. On the journey to Santiago we stayed at the Gran Hotel in Camaguey centre which although not perfect was much better. When you arrive you see this concrete 70's old tired yellow building. There are 5 floors and the single lift wasn't working - although a bell boy took the cases up we had to bring our own down from the 4th floor. The room was grubby (superficial cleaning only - but that's pretty much the case everywhere in Cuba) with dirt in the corners of the bedroom and bathroom. The beds had clean sheets but the mattresses were dirty and dusty - reasonably comfortable though. There was a balcony overlooking gas storage tanks and the door to the balcony was secured with a screwed on bolt as the door latch mechanism had rusted away years before. The air conditioning was a noisy unit fitted into the window space with the curtain cut and nailed around it! No wardrobe but a rail with hangers ans a case stand. A television that worked with CNN - but no BBC world news (only one hotel we stayed at in Cuba had this). The bathroom was old, worn, tired and poorly maintained if at all - again superficially clean only. The mirror had its silvering flaking away and the the hot water a trickle only and the shower head had no spray just a warm trickle again. To top the lot in the morning 2 cockroaches had moved in to the shower! There is a swimming pool with a bar and quite a few people using the pool although it looked grubby. The worst thing here was the ear splitting loud music blasting away so that conversation was impossible. The restaurant was reasonably comfortable but the choice of food was as usual in Cuba very poor with hot dishes - just tepid (great for the bacteria) and the safe option a grill where they cooked meat while you waited. Breakfast similarly poor with a few choices of cooked meats, salads, vegetables (?left over from the night before) and freshly cooked omlettes again the safest option (after a trip to Cuba you'll not want another omlette for a long time!!). The best thing about this hotel was the inside bar which itself was nothing to write home about but this was the only hotel we stayed in where the barman actually chatted to us and was friendly - most hotel staff in general gave you the attitude that they really didn't give a toss about you (unless they thought you might tip them). So overall not recommended - Cuba is poor and the hotels reflect this, but in this one they could do a lot better with both the building and the service.
“Near Camaguey town centre. ”
A/C room with safe, old fashioned TV and balcony. Clean with good shower. No wardrobe but plenty of hangers on rail. Some noise through wall as there was a connecting door to the adjacent room. Loud Disco noise until about 11 PM. Many local famillies round pool on Sunday. Pool with sun beds. No money exchange, no Wi Fi, Internet 3 pesos/30 mins. Evening food OK. Wine only just drinkable at 3 peso per glass.Breakfast OK but coffee poor. Lemon squash rather than Orange juice. No coffee cups. No eggs/omletts cooked to order. No table laid at 07:40. Toilet cistern took a very long time to refil in the morning.
“better to stay home. ”
clogged sink and bathroom ;electricity and water problem.horrible food.not clean. nothig work properly
“Yes, this is not a great hotel, but.... ”
As others have written, this is not a great hotel, but nevertheless I continue to stay there each year on annual visits to Camaguey. In fact, my most recent experience in the Hotel Camaguey (November 2011) was worse than usual as the elevator had not functioned for at least two weeks, the satellite TV service worked only half the time, and there was hot water only after periods of intense sunlight. Camaguey is not my favorite city in Cuba (probably Santa Clara wins that title) but I have friends there and prefer not using casas particulares (modest bed & breakfast places) so hotels are the only option. The city has several cheap hotels for we economy class travellers ... Isla Cuba, Plaza and Puerto Principe ...but Hotel Camaguey has the advantage of being away from the busy, noisy, somewhat dirty city centre and is set in a large treed/grassy property with a modest outdoor pool. And if you get a good low-season AP package (available from Cubatur offices for 3 nights+), the price can be very good such as the $34 PN for TWO persons that I just paid, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The place has an open, airy feel and most of the staff are quite pleasant and helpful. The hotel is clean and the good (Cuban!) espresso coffee in the bar or "ranchon" on the property is only 50 cents ... 25 cents at the nearby CUPET/El Rapido. Paying the "parqueo" guy $1 to keep an eye on your car in the parking lot overnight is not unreasonable. The Viazul bus terminal is only a few minutes away by taxi. The hotel is used for a lot of tour groups, making an overnight stop as part of a bus tour of the island so the dining room and downstairs bar can be very busy somedays though quiet others. For some strange reason, the usual Cuban fare (i.e. not very interesting) menu or buffet did not include ice cream, bananas or pineapple during the entire two weeks I was there, only partially offset by the ample supply of papaya and cuban pudding. An efficient metered Cubataxi is about $4 to the city centre. I would avoid the unofficial, rip-off private taxis or at least refuse to pay more than $3 to go to the bus terminal or downtown. There is a car rental office across the street but in fact the car rental office one block to the right (faced from the hotel entrance) is more likely to be open should you be looking to rent (which is an expensive but interesting option if you want to get out and about). The hotel "animation" staff at the pool have limited musical tastes .... mostly just "loud" ... but you can order a pizza, french fries, and a beer is still only $1. If you have Cuban friends who are not staying at the hotel, they can get a $4 bar credit included with a $5 pass good for the afternoon. The corn fritters in the breakfast buffet are good (not common in Cuba) and the eggs are fresh and available in whatever way you prefer except soft boiled. Remember that, although some public services for Cubans are very inexpensive, salaries are very low so please leave a tip. Hey, unless you want the seclusion and quality of a 4*+ hotel in Cuba at places such as Cayo Coco, Santa Lucia, Santa Maria, the Hotel Playa Pesquero near Guardalavaca, or the tourist-town of Varadero, enjoy the experience of the Hotel Camaguey even if it only occasionally meets its 2-star status.
To sum the place up: Dingy, dirty, shabby, noisy and all round down-at-heel. This is not the sort of place you would stay if there was a better alternative. It is built in the 'Russian' style of the 1970s with pokey, dimly lit rooms with poor aircon which is very noisy. Nothing about the place inspires confidence from the too low balustrades on the external walkways to the, at best, indifferent food. It was echoey and a number of (as it happened) Russian guests partied noisily all night and greeted us when we arose wearing nothing more than skimpy towels. Our stay co-incided with the 50th anniversary of the victory at the Bay of Pigs so this noisy partying may be an exception but no-one stopped it from disturbing other guests. Shabby rooms, poorly furnished and very cramped did nothing to lift the spirits of us weary travellers. Certainly the worst hotel we stayed at in Cuba.
“hotel ok but got gassed out!!! ”
Stayed at this hotel for one night during a trip round Cuba. The hotel seemed fine for the price but on the morning that we were leaving, they decided to fumigate the place without giving us any warning! The fumes were unbearable, I imagine quite dangerous and we couldn't see a thing on the way out of the hotel, as it was impossible to stay in there while this was happening. It was also extremely noisy over night, I think though in fairness, that there was the baseball final that night but in the morning there were loud banging noises starting at around 5am that continued into the late morning-perhaps that was due to the fumigation but we had no warning or apology for it. Breakfast was very average and the rooms were basic but clean. I did like the layout of the hotel, I found it to be a little like a tropical hospital! On the other hand, Camaguey is a lovely city with a really nice atmosphere and an artistic history. I would love to return there, perhaps not to that hotel but if there was no where else, I would go there, just to stay in Camagueyl.
“Friendly service at the pool bar”
Camaguey is an interesting city, the third largest in Cuba, however there is an apparent dearth of alternatives in terms of quality entertainment establishments and things to do. One daytime alternative is provided by access to the pool at this hotel, which can be attained by presenting your I.D. and paying CUC at the front desk. During my visit there were a few locals and tourists at the pool, the pool itself was reasonably clean, the poolside music was loud but not earsplitting. The service at the bar was friendly and attentive, the sandwiches were nice and freshy prepared. Non hotel guests have to leave at 6:00PM. This was a nice experience overall. I cannot comment on the rooms or the other hotel services, in view that I was not an overnight guest in the hotel.
“Nice surprise!! ”
I went to the Hotel with some prejudices, so I was pleasantly surprised at the arrival. The staff is very nice and helpful, the standard rooms is a very basic, they do not have minibar, or closet, but all has balcony with chairs and small table, the TV is old but works properly and they have several channels in different languages, the pool during winter time is quiet and well kept, with several sunbeds and palapas, and snack bar, but during summer or school recess (I stayed during school recess) the pool become very noisy and crowded. The Hotel has an open air disco that works during week ends, so if you go to bed early choose the rooms in the other side of the Hotel. The Hotel offer internet access in the lobby. As for the food, during breakfast is an small buffet, but you can have a variety of eggs done at the moment (like in hotels of superior categories), the rest of meals are a la carte but well cooked and nicely presented. If you want to visit the city center outside the Hotel there are private cars or taxi-bikes and the rates are proper. An Snack Bar 24hrs is available at 2nd floor (beisdes restaurant) there you can find a very good espresso, cappuccino, etc and the Cuban sandwich is really great.
“Average hotel ”
We stayed here for one night in order to break up our road trip from Santiago to Havana. the rooms are basic and have plumbing problems - clogged bathroom. all the metal in the bathroom was rusted too. the restaurant was basic too but the service was great! overall, the people seem very friendly in camaguey. also, on the good side, the location was ideal for us - right on the highway next to a gas station making it easy to get in, get out and fill up for the remaining 7 hour drive.
“Good hotel in big city”
Camaguey is third the biggest city in Cuba but there is not a lot of casa particular. That's why I decided to choose hotel. Difference between prices for room in hotel or in casa particular isn't big. Hotel costs something around 30CUC. The standard of room isn't excellent but for me it was enough.
“Rude staff and very loud at night ”
Arrived mid afternoon after a 40mile cycle to be told I had to leave my bike outside with a guard. Nowhere to chain the bike to just to each other (2 of us had bikes). This was the first hotel to have a carpark guard and immediatly sounded alram bells. After two hours of moaning and not putting our bikes outside we eventually got them in our room. (They also wanted to charge us by the hour to have our bikes guarded outside). This hotel like most has seen better days although the maids do try and keep them as clean as possible. The hotel does have a money echange which is not all that common with the Islazul chain so change cash while you can. Hotels a short taxi ride from the city centre (you will have a long wait and they will try and charge you a small fortune as there seems to be only half a dozen taxis in the city) Loads of nice churches museums etc to pass a few hours with once in town so worth a small wait and a price barter. Restaurants not to great as we had the same thing at the same time and they had been cooked and spiced completly differently - neither of them tasting to great (but we already knew Cuban food isnt to great) There isnt so much a night scene in the hotel its mostly Cuban on holiday getting drunk on rum and making alot of noise (there on holiday so would expect that) so not ideal if you need to get up early the next day.
“just to be the first review ”
Best pool area in town!,cheap rooms,food mostly pizza,burgers,nasty sandwiches.Suggest one bottle of havana club for day depending on how many people drinking! Sometimes games,normally loud music good fun if busy! Good place to hire car etc.. Cubans allowed in without a problem for the day Caberet interesting - only one night a week think Friday? thats it really - would just say good place for a few days if you need to be in Camaguey
“Not bad at all.... ”
It was a pretty nice hotel. Reception staff were really hospitable and although the facility doesn't have irons, one of the chambermaids was more than happy to iron our stuff for us which was good. She didn't ask for anything but tipped her generously for her trouble - she didn't need to do that for us. Showering/bathing facilities in the room were good and clean and the view from the balcony was great - you could see locals going about their day and you get to see the real Cuba. I only stayed their several days before going on to santa lucia for the rest of my holiday but i would definetely go back. It had a nice cafe/bar inside the complex which we went to once and had a sandwich and drink. There is also a cadeca to change money within the hotel.
“A Pleasant Surprise ”
This is a surprisingly charming hotel given that it looks like a giant concrete block with straight lines cut out of it. The rooms are clean and well presented. They have air con and there is a bar and nice pool area. The staff are very helpful and friendly and this is the exception in Cuba where many don't understand how to handle tourists. The bathroom has warm running water and towels supplied. The breakfast is not the most exciting but there is lots of variety. Also, many cubans also stay here which is a pleasant surprise and it is very good for families.
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