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Don Lino

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Our Opinion
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. 

A lovely little resort on a long expansive Beach.
Location: Beachfront, 60 minutes from Holguin International Airport and 30 minutes to Guardalavaca.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • spearce62 : newmarket, ontario
Quiet get away

I had stayed here once for 1 week in October of 2012. The resort is a very small and intimate resort. There is not much to do on the resort but all rooms are like little bungalows and if you get one at the front, you have a decent view of the ocean. This resort is more for people who just want to get away to rest and relax. There are no disco's, one pool, one bar and one restaurant. You are close to town though so you can take a buggy or taxi ride into town to see the sites which there are a few but otherwise, it is more designated for that book reading, sitting and relaxing, deprogramming yourself type resort.

  • katvonkittin : Toronto, Canada
Not for us

Lovely beach for snorkelling or privacy. Low key and natural. Lots of animals around, almost like a farm - horses, pigs, cows etc. Unfortunately, due to the remoteness, the facilities are lacking. Things break or wear out and can't easily be replaced. We switched rooms several times due to important things being broken - e.g. flooding, no toilet seat, etc. Also there were cockroaches in one of our rooms and at lunch, they kept the doors open so there were lots of flies in the buffet. As well, there were creepy sex tourists. We have been to Cuba many times and this was our only negative experience. Would not go here again.

  • Laura A : Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada
Even better

travelled Dec 2 to Dec 9/16 Just when I thought it couldn't get better... the food has improved again. With a new supplier there is daily fresh vegetables--lettuce!!. The bands have improved as well with new additions to each group. The new roof was completed on the beach bar while I was there and soon to be opened. As usually Don lino was relaxing and Home in Cuba. Good to see all our friends.

  • Pauline583 : Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
10th visit to Don Lino.

We are a senior couple in our 70's. We were at Don Lino for our 10th time for two weeks Nov 27 to Dec 11/16. As usual we had a great time the weather was great a couple of showers but they were mostly at night. We always stay in the rooms across from the pool. The power went off a couple of times no problem and the water a couple of times but not for long you do have to remember you are in Cuba. There is always lots of hot water as Don Lino has lots of solar panels. The snack bar and the 24 bar had been damaged in the last storm as they had been moved to another location while the repairs were done. (They should be reopened by now). They are building more bungalows. The restaurant is fantastic Adrian and his staff are doing a great job salad every day and lots of different meats and fish every day.We were there for the 33 anniversary and it was great and a lot of fun. While we were there Fidel had passed and there was no music for the first few days out of respect to Fidel no one played music anywhere not even in their cars. Don Lino is a great place to go and relax if you are a party person forget Don Lino it is quite by 11pm even though there is the 24 hour bar and a few people do stay later there is no problem with noise.The staff at the resort are the best ever we have been to the 4 and 5 star's in Cuba and not one comes close to this resort. There is free horse back riding and free bikes you can rent a car or scooter which are located right on the resort. You do need water shoes for the beach but there are a couple of beaches very close which are great.Hoping to get back in April for our 11th visit.

  • Grumpyumpiy : London, Canada
Always Welcome at Don Lino

This was our 4th time to Don Lino and it seemed like we never left. There are always maintenance problems in Cuba but they try their very best to stay on top of problems and help the best they can. The food was very good and plentiful, even though the selection was limited. Repeat guests enjoy a great Lobster dinner.Tony and the new Entertainment staff are greatThe best part of Don Lino is its staff. They are always there to assist with a smile. Once they get to know you, you feel part of a very close family. We did miss Oscar the waiter as he was not working.Looking forward to our return

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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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  • 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)
Ocean View Hotel room with:
  • A/C
  • 2 Twin beds 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Safety deposit box (fee) 
  • Bathroom with shower only 
  • Balcony 
  • Max occupants 3 (no more than 2 adults)
Kids Deal - 1st Kid 2-12 stays, plays & eats FREE and 2nd Kid 2-12 pays a special price.
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 Villa Don Lino
Playa Blanca, Rafael Freyre, Rafael Freyre 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.