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Hotel Islazul Martí
Located in the heart of the historic center of the city of Guantánamo, the emblematic Hotel Martí, 3 stars, stands out for its elegant Art Deco style. In addition, it has the attraction that each of its rooms has its own balcony, from where you can observe the city.
However, the Terrace Bar, located at the highest point of the enclosure, also supposes an exceptional viewpoint of the city, from where you can see even the famous Naval Base of Guantánamo, controlled by the United States.
From the Hotel Martí you can access the most attractive places in the area, such as the Casa del Changüí, the Casa de la Trova, the 1870 restaurant and the Tumba Francesa. You can also select from the Routes and Andares options towards places like the Stone Zoo, created among the coffee plantations by peasants who became sculptors; or Martí Park, formerly Plaza de Armas, where the Santa Catalina de Ricci cathedral stands.
The hotel, built in 1951 and named in homage to the National Hero of Cuba, José Martí, was recently remodeled, although the quality of the services still leaves dissatisfactions. As for gastronomy, in general it is quite poor. As a redeemable aspect is the Ajiaco Baracoano, a broth of vegetables and meat very emblematic of the hotel.
Also, the hotel does not have an elevator, which can be annoying. In the evenings, especially on weekends, the noise from the outside can be annoying. It has a bar, national and international telephony, games room and cafeteria.
The rooms are 21, all furnished soberly, no frills. They have private bathroom, air conditioning, TV and minibar.
Not bad for a couple of nights, although services can leave you wanting more. Central location, conducive to walk the city.
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