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Hotel El Castillo, Baracoa, Cuba

Calle Calixto García, Rpto. Paraíso, Baracoa, Guantánamo, Cuba
Hotel El Castillo, Baracoa, Cuba
Historic setting in 500-year-old Baracoa
Beautiful, sweeping panoramas
Swimming pool

Destination: Baracoa
Hotel chain: Gaviota
Number of Rooms: 34
Distance to city center: o km
Distance to Airport: 3 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M

  • » Budget
  • » City
  • » Historic
from US$62
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Hotel Description

Baracoa’s bayside location is not only beautiful, it’s strategic, which is why the Spanish built "El Castillo de Santa Bárbara Ceboruco" on a rise overlooking the city. Started in 1737 and finished in 1742, the fort was built to protect Baracoa against pirates plaguing the Caribbean back in the day.

In 1977, a hotel was built on the exact place of the earlier fort. The yellow building, with its distinctive architecture, is eye-catching and channels East African, and even Scottish, styles. But with panoramic views over the city, you’ll never doubt that you’re in beautiful Baracoa – Cuba's oldest city, founded five centuries ago.

High on a hill, the stairs to the hotel are steep, but worth the climb for the views from the top. From here you get sweeping vistas of El Yunque (declared a national monument in 1979), a 575-meter mountain just outside Baracoa. It got its name, which means anvil, thanks to its table mountain shape. This is completed by views of the city, the bay and surrounding rural landscape with its many rivers.

El Castillo has a pool with sundeck and snack bar, from where you can also enjoy the priceless views. There’s also a restaurant.

Consider to spend more than one night in this dynamic, authentic Cuban town and the Hotel El Castillo makes the perfect base for your explorations.

Availability & Prices
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Room & Rates

Standard Room

The 62 standard rooms are divided over two buildings, all with air-conditioning, private bathroom (shower & WC), telephone, satellite TV and balcony. Rooms are basic, but nicely decorated and furnished.

  • » Air Conditioning
  • » Phone
  • » Satellite TV
  • » Safety Deposit Box
  • » Private Bathroom
  • » Power 110V/60Hz
  • » Cold & hot water
from US$62
Hotel El Castillo Location

Just outside the historic center on a hill in the Reparto Paraiso district, but still within the city center, you can reach the hotel by walking or bici-taxi, but will have to take the (steep) stairs to the hotel on foot.

General Hotel Facilities
  • » Lobby Bar
  • » Bar
  • » A la Carte Restaurant
  • » Garden
  • » Shop $
  • » Parking
  • » Fax Service $
  • » Tour Booking Desk
  • » Swimming Pool
  • » Car Rental $
  • » Currency Exchange
  • » Restaurant
  • » Terrace-Mirador
  • » Wi-Fi $
  • » 24 hour Reception
  • » Smoking Areas

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