Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba

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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.
Location: Residential neighborhood of Vista Alegre, a few minutes from Santiago city. 15 km from airport.

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  • JF-Bogaerts : Brussels, Belgium
Very good value

This is not luxury hotel but the price/value ratio is fantastic.As stated in the name, the hotel is organized in small villas.Rooms are large and comfortable with all commodities.Hotel workers are very keen.It is well situated in a very calm area, not too far from city center that you can reach with less than 30min walk.Would return for sure if needed

  • AmeliaAirheart : Long Beach, California
Not fancy but I would stay there again.

To be honest, I can not give this hotel higher than 3 stars. None the less, I thoroughly enjoyed my week there, and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Everyone from the receptionists to the maids to the security guards to the restaurant workers--I would give each of them 5 stars easily!I went with a dance and music tour, so I don't know the cost of the hotel. I am sure it was much less than a swanky place like the Mélia Santiago. My room, in a small separate building, was clean and very spacious. The problems with the water were not horrible. I would much rather stay at a place like this than a fancy tourist hotel. I loved the city and people of Santiago de Cuba, and am yearning to return!

  • Connoly B :
I fell in love with Cuba

I live in Jamaica and went on school trip to Cuba back in 2011. There is simply no where like Cuba. The people are the kindest you'll ever meet in life. They walk around at any time of the day because there's relatively no crime. they have parties everyday after a certain time. They really just know how to have a good time!Food: is an acquired taste. They don't use preservatives so everything is fresh. They grill everything using only salt and pepper. Their pizzas are TO DIE FOR Hotel Gaviota: I really enjoyed this place. Its no five star hotel on Miami Beach but it is pretty clean and comfortable. Its very cultured. They have a pool an restaurant. Its not too far from te town so when we didnt want the food we walked out to the town.The island is beautiful..Cuba is always a good idea!!

  • Yerdua N :

Far from the center, far from everything in fact.The swimming pool doesn't exist anymore (since 2 years) and the breakfast is very poor.A casa particulares in the center would be a much better idea.

  • Laura S : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
friendly but with no pool

The proparty is good, room was big and cleaned every day. Staff is verry friendly and try to help you in all their ways. Only when we arrived they told us there is no swimmingpool this summer, we were really disappointed. We choose this hotel to stay specially for the swimming pool. We called the organization but unfortunately they didden`t called us back. This information is not posted on the website and so we feel the information is misleading, specially for the price we payed.

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
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 47 Standard rooms
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Meeting Room (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)
  • Laundry (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Parking
Standard Room:
  • Air-conditioned
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Safety deposit box (fee)
Bonus - Breakfast included daily.

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  • Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba
    Santiago De Cuba,Cuba

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Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba
502 Ave. Manduley, Santiago de Cuba 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.