El Castillo Reviews – Cuba Hotels – El Castillo

I WAS A GUEST IN CASTILLO HOTEL FROM FEBRUARY TRHOUGH TO THE END OF MAY, 2008. THE MANAGER, OLGA, IS A TRUE TEAM LEADER, AND ALL OF HER STAFF ARE PROFESSIONAL, ATTENTIVE, CARING AND THEY WORK IN ABSOLUTE HARMONY. I WAS MADE TO FEEL AT HOME AND BE ONE OF THE FAMILY. THE ACCOMMODATION IS A BARGAIN FOR THE PRICE, THE VIEW OF THE TOWN, THE SEA, AND EL YUNQUE AND THE MOUNTAINS…UNRELENTINGLY BREATHTAKING. HE ACCESS TO TOWN IS TERRIFIC….QUICK…YET THE HOTEL IS UNTO ITSELF ON THE HILLTOP. IN ABOUT THREE MINUTES YOU GO FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP VIEW TO THE TOWN, THE ACTIVITIES AND THE LEGITIMACY OF UNFETTERED CUBAN LIFE. THE FOOD IN THE HOTEL IS GOOD AND THE BUFFET BREAKFAST FEATURES FRESH EGGS, TORTILLAS, AND VARIOUS LOCAL FRESH FRUITS. THE ENTIRE STAFF ARE ALL WARM AND EAGER TO PLEASE. THE POOL IS CLEAN AND THE POOL DECK IS ENHANCED WITH LOVELY GARDENS, AMAZING FLOWERS AND MATURE COCONUT PALMS, ALL SURROUNDED BY AGED STONE WALLS WHICH NEVER INHIBIT THE BREATHTAKING VIEWS. MY THREE MONTHS THERE WAS A JOY, AND WHEN I LEFT, MYSELF AS WELL AS SOME STAFF IN THIS INCREDIBLE HOTEL, SHARED THE SAME EMOTIONS, AS I HAD BECOME AS IF THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THEIR AMAZING FAMILY, AND IT WAS SIMPLY VERY SAD TO LEAVE. I AM NOT A NOVICE TRAVELLER, NOR WAS THIS THE FIRST TIME IN CUBA, AND YET I CAN SAY WITH SINCERITY THAT AS ON MAY 2008, THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF AND SERVICE IN THIS HISTORIC HOTEL, LOCATED IN THIS SLOW MOVING SURVIVING UNDAUNTED SLICE OF HISTORIC CUBA, ARE ALL SIMPLY FIRST RATE, AND FOR THE PRICE THEY CHARGE TO LIVE THERE, MY BILL WAS ALMOST AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR THE AMAZING EXPERIENCE, SERVICE AND FRIENDSHIP. I WILL RETURN THERE IN THE EARLY FALL. FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, OR WOULD LIKE PHOTOS, NAMES OR ACTIVITY IDEAS IN THE AREA. THANKS FOR LISTENING….STEPHEN DAVIE/ MAY 19, 2008.

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