Best hotels and hostels in Holguín

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    Palma Casa Enrique

    Resembling a little piece of Florida, this smart, detached neocolonial with requisite palm tree dates from 1945. It sits in the shadow of the Loma de la Cruz, a calm location worth the minor inconvenience. Two spacious guest rooms occupy their own wing of the house, offering ample privacy. Enrique and Mayda are thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable hosts.

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    Hotel Caballeriza

    A renovated 1846 mansion that's seen it all. After the original owner went bankrupt, it was turned into stables. Now it sports contemporary interiors with a grand colonial facade and a gloriously over-the-top horse theme. The grand entrance features a lobby bar and restaurant. Branching off a central courtyard, big rooms have 19th-century decor and flat-screen TVs.

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    Villa Mirador de Mayabe

    Cresting the Loma de Mayabe, 10km southeast of Holguín, this large hilltop compound includes adorable bungalows tucked into lush grounds. The views, taking in vast mango plantations, are especially good from the pool. For families, it's a welcome retreat. Pastel bungalows are small but pleasant, but the thatched restaurant is unremarkable.

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    Villa Liba

    The alma (soul) bubbles over at this smart bungalow evoking a 1950s North American suburb. At the center are welcoming hosts: Jorge is a modern-day Pablo Neruda with whimsical anecdotes aplenty on Holguín life; and Mariela is an accomplished massage and Reiki specialist offering on-site treatments (CUC$25). It's worth dining in. Meals (CUC$4 to CUC$8), including vegetarian fare, have a Lebanese flair.

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    Villa Janeth

    With great spaces, Janeth's clean, spacious house is a solid choice. Guests have the run of a full floor with balcony. There's classic Cuban style: one princess pink room and another featuring a king-sized bed with a leather headboard. There's kitchen use, TV and electric showers. She's also a welcoming host.

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    Hotel Esmeralda

    With only four rooms, this petite boutique hotel – part of the high-end Encanto chain – sits prettily alongside Parque San José. While super central and full of colonial charm, it does not provide breakfast, as there's no kitchen on the premises. It does have a small bar, where you can procure coffee.

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    Hotel Pernik

    The nearest conventional hotel to the city center is a dose of Soviet-inspired '70s nostalgia. Its dour reputation is partially offset by edgy art by local artists. The breakfast buffet is plentiful, and there's an information office, Cadeca (money exchange) and internet cafe. However, the hotel suffers from the usual foibles of interminable renovations and blaring late-night music.

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    Casa Don Diego

    While the initial welcome might be tepid, this central colonial is decent value. It's prettier inside than out, with wonderful spiral staircases. There are four rooms with high ceilings, a pleasant rooftop terrace and a prime Parque San José location.

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    Villa El Bosque

    These 69 solar-powered, duplex bungalows are set among extensive green grounds with a relaxing poolside bar. The late-night music decibels aren't as ear-shattering as some, but the hotel does get mixed reviews and could use better upkeep.

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    Campismo Popular

    Check in here if you plan to stay at Silla de Gibara.