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Islazul Caribbean

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.
Located on the Paseo del Prado, close to the historic city center of Havana.
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  • Serguei Z : Toronto, Canada
not bad for a short stay

I spent two night there before leaving Havana. It was the most budget option in downtown I could get from Sunwing. I think it is pretty solid as a short stay hotels in Havana downtown. Some people indicated that casa particular are cheaper. That is true, but this is a hotel, with staff and security. Which work very well. There is bar, so you can buy water any time. Elevator is not bad, as there are small number of rooms, so i never waited. Other clients I saw were rather hipsterish (no multi-generational families). Staff helpful. The best part, you cannot beat the location. One cannot get a professional (not BB) place there for less money. It is clean and safe. The biggest drawback is - as many mentioned - there are no windows in most rooms. It is pretty dark and gloomy. People in tropics are not really keen on having sunlit rooms, true. But they might, at least, invest in better lighting. And wi-fi. All in all, I would stay there again, if I need a cheap foothold in Havana's downtown..

  • HotShoe S : Oshawa, Canada
Budget travel in the middle of everything!

Location, location, location! This Hotel is simple but clean, quite and in the middle of everything. There is a local art market on the weekend just outside the door and plenty to see and do just a block or two away from the capital.

  • TryppAdams : Minneapolis, Minnesota
You should go to airbnb first, but not bad for the price

After reading many hotel reviews I decided to just book the cheapest thing possible in Havana and live with it for 3 nights as so many reviews were all over the board. I booked the Caribbean through umbrella travel(A Canadian travel company)for 3 nights for $129.55 US which included breakfast or $43/night. I was told it was cheaper elsewhere. The bad: it had a noisy AC, was stuffy without it on, smelled dank, had no window, no toilet seat, all of the clocks didn't work or where on Cuban time(the wrong time as time is not relative in Cuba), you had to let the shower run for 5-10 minutes for hot water and it was usually fairly low water pressure, if you are looking for a prostitute(I wasn't) - they won't go back to the hotels, and the front door locks before 3am so you need to knock to have someone wake-up and open it. The Good: It was very clean, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful although not the best negotiators(a cab to the airport was $25 and I got an old collectivo), I always had hot water, the room was cleaned daily, it included a meager breakfast, it was safe, nothing was stolen from my room, and they readily exchange currency at .87CUC to $1 USD. They also have a Cubatur travel person in the lobby to arrange travel. I have stayed in some horrible hotels, and this was not one of those. This is a clean budget hotel in a developing country. That means it's not as nice as a holiday inn express in the US, but it served its purpose and has a great location.

  • domo0310 : Zagreb, Croatia

Great location but rooms do not have windows!!!! There is only 4 rooms in whole hotel with windows. In our room was so much humidity, I was completly wet after 10 minutes in it. Our luck was that we were only one night in this hotel, we could not stand second one.. Anyway do yourself a favor and do not go in this hotel!!! Frankly, WORST HOTEL EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE..

  • Ryan B :
Great for the price!

Great location and people! For the price you get everything you need; comfortable beds, clean room, hot water and nothing went missing from my room! TV needed a quick repair and I unclogged the drain, but beyond that it was great! I would recommend this for a cheap room in which you need to sleep and store your gear during the day.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 38 Rooms
  • 1 Restaurant
  • 1 Bar
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Tour Desk
  • Currency Exchange
Hotel Room:
  • 1 Double or 2 Twins
  • Air Conditioned
  • Satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Maximum Occupancy 2, or 2 Adults and 1 Child
Kids Deal - Children 2-12 yrs are free when sharing a room with 1 or 2 paying adults.
Separate Child Rooms - These rooms accommodate 2 children ages 2-12 years who must be traveling with 2 adults staying in the Hotel Room category.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Islazul Hotel Caribbean
Paseo del Prado, No. 164 esq. a Colón, Havana Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.