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For me not a great experience! For an all inclusive, the food was less than par. Same food every day at the buffet. So I resorted to custom made omelettes for breakfast and for pasta for lunch & diner (although I did eat at the buffet once in a while :o ). Furthermore, the buffet only serves beer, wine or sofdrinks and juices. No cocktails.As for the room, it was clean but very old fashion. I had a feeling I was at a my grand-parents cottage! My shower curtain pole broke on my first day. Although I reported it at the front desk, It was never fixed! So I spent the rest of my stay taking showers with no curtain which made the floor very slipery! Some rooms are lacking toilette seats. So if this happens, ask to change room because it will not get fixed!As for the location and beach, not too much to brag about. The beach is small and rocky. and the hotel is in the middle of nowhere! There is absolutly nothing to do that is less then an hour away. People & staff are freindly but although they do try servicing our needs is not very easy for them.
This hotel is definitely for people seeking tranquility in a secluded location. There's no WIFI and it's just perfect! This hotel has 94 rooms, 1 pool, 1 buffet, 1 "√† la carte" restaurant, 3 bars and a rocky beach (so bring your shoes!). It's a very small resort so necessarily you'll meet the same people over and over.. which is good if you want to enjoy new company. Playa Blanca is near by if you want to enjoy a wave-free beach. You can either get there by foot (30-minute walk) or take a taxi for a few CUC. Rooms 1001 to 1006 will give you a view on the beach. 1007-1012 will give you a view on the pool. Bungalows 1019 to 1035 are further and have a direct access on the beach. You can ride bicycles for free and do some horseback riding as well fro free.Rooms are clean and the staff is very nice.If you want to bring out some gifts, batteries are great (AA and AAA), sunglasses (for employees working at the pool) and flashlights for one and all.Enjoy your stay!
We spent approx. 4 weeks at Don Lino, 2 wks in Aug 2017, left because of Hurricane Irma, returned for 2 wks in Oct 17 very small hotel, nice pool, beach was very agitated but nice, not really good for swimming. very rocky. Rooms are very clean but mattresses need to be changed, very lumpy. The personnel are amazing, very friendly, service at buffet was exceptional from most, a few waitresses were more interested in their cell phones. Now the food, I must say was below par, no variety, almost no fruits. Very good breakfasts, omelettes etc. The meat at the cook stations was PRE-COOKED and just reheated, not very good!!! Favorite people, Maita at cook table, Junior, server, Jamilla, animation person towel person, life guards, very good, pool cleaner also doubled as a cocher, horse carriage driver, travelled to Santa Lucia by cocher, 20cuc, nice drive. Roads were very damaged after the hurricane. Would I return, only if improvement in food.
Don Lino Hotel a small budget resort. Nice, quiet beach, few amenities. Flew with Sunwing Vacations were dropped off at 1:00am and then we were pretty much on our own. Local rep did not show up at anytime and we eventually had to track him down to confirm we have transportation back to airport.Some staff were friendly others not. No money changing services on site. Limited servicesIf your looking to sit and read your book and get some sun then this place may be for you. If your looking for lots of activities etc then not
Whenever I search online for all inclusive deals, I see Don Lino as the cheapest hotel all the time. Having been to many places in Cuba and Mexico, I finally decided to take a chance and visit this 2 star resort for 2 weeks. I was pleasantly surprised. I see lots of repeat guests. A gentleman who has visited all over Cuba 77 times said he likes it here.The good: clean, functional room with hot water at all times; free little safe (vs the usual 2 pesos per day charge at other hotels); beautiful ocean view; free beach towel, no 20 pesos refundable deposit is required; good food, fruits, deserts, I like their pasta, pork ribs, beef/fish fillets, chicken, beef stew with potatos and beef tongue (very tender and tasty), their fresh mango juice in the morning is my staple drinks; free one-hour catamaran cruise in the Atlantic Ocean; free daily horseback riding: I rode the horses 4 times, but a Quebec couple ride daily. They come here twice a year, and stay for 2 weeks each time; free bike rental daily, I love to bike to Playa Blanca (10 min bike ride away) to swim; horse-cart trip to Bariay Bay's aboriginal museum (15 pesos per carriage, regardless of # of tourists), that's where Christopher Columbus first landed in Cuba in 1492, and declared that this is "the world's most beautiful place human eyes have ever seen", not to be missed;amazing water ballet show by local performers from Holguin;I get to play billiards everyday. The not so good:the daily activities posted on their board in the lobby bar are non-existent; Ping Pong table is broken and not fixed;very rocky beach where swimming is virtually impossible; no evening entertainment shows, except for the water ballet above, just once;limited drinks choice: no mojitos, no pina colados, so I had to settle for beers and screwdriversthe catamaran cruise hours should be adjusted so that guests from Don Lino can make it to their lunch afterwards;If you want to unwind and relax for dirt cheap, this hotel might be for you.
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- 3 Meals daily plus snacks¬†
- All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails)¬†
- Daily activities¬†
- Nightly entertainment¬†
- Tennis courts
- 36 cabana style bungalows
- 1 Buffet Restaurant
- 1 Snack bar
- 2 Bars
- 1 Pool (with children's area)¬†
- Games room¬†
- Tennis courts
- Sport area for playing baseball and beach volleyball
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Bicycles (fee)
- 2 Twin beds¬†
- Satellite TV¬†
- Safety deposit box (fee)¬†
- Bathroom with shower only¬†
- Max occupants 3 (no more than 2 adults)
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Playa Blanca, Rafael Freyre, Rafael Freyre Cuba
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