Hotel Balcon del Caribe Hotel 2 star
Easyexperts
Santiago, Cuba
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Balcon del Caribe is typically a tourism hotel for Latinos. You should not expect great comfort, but rather a lively atmosphere and an opportunity to meet people.

This hotel review is a translation of the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    The Balcon del Caribe is located on top of a cliff over the Caribbean Sea, 4 miles from downtown Santiago, and close to the Moro Fortress. Be sure to obtain directions, because the hotel is very poorly signed (although you can see it from the road). A safety wall along the cliff will reassure parents.

    Accommodation 6.95 /10

    Room comfort is simple but price-appropriated: air conditioning, telephone (through the switchboard for international calls), satellite TV, refrigerator, shower. Decoration isn't up to much. You can choose to stay in the main building or in one of the brightly coloured bungalows.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Built in 1975, the Balcon del Caribe is part of the first-generation Cuban club hotels. As a result, infrastrucure is relatively old, even though the hotel was renovated in 1998. It includes a main building and 22 bungalows overlooking the sea, with a total of 92 rooms. We recommend the bungalows. Terraces have a delightful sea view. In addition, a large swimming pool overlooks the bay.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    The renovation is similar to the other parts of the hotel, rather simple. Restaurant decoration is mediocre, and meals are simple but of good quality. Let us not forget this is Cuba... No need to look for eccentric menus. Creole specialities only.

    To know

    The setting and infrastructure of this hotel make it an ideal destination for small budgets who wish to discover Santiago without having to face the city crowds. The atmosphere is convivial and the clientele is cosmopolitan.

    Equipment

    • Swimming pool

    advantage

    • Setting: a cliff tumbling down to the Caribbean
    • Bungalows overlooking the sea, ideal for a good rest
    • Price

    disadvantages

    • The poor state of infrastructure
    • No beach
    • Few amenities

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