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Carretera a Puerto Esperanza km. 33. Viñales. Pinar del Río
(Vinales Maps)

"4 day stay at Rancho San Vicente"
Posted by: Michael Adams on Apr 5, 2012
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User rating 3.8

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This friendly and intimate resort, located among the mountains of the westernmost province of Cuba, will let you enjoy Nature at its best and improve your quality of life. The waters of the nearby River Saint Vincent are hypothermal and their mineral content is highly valued for therapeutic purposes

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"4 day stay at Rancho San Vicente"

Rancho San Vicente
User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 2.0 of 5

Posted by:  Michael Adams  on Apr 5, 2012  >  2 contribution(s) United Kingdom
Visited on: Mar, 2012 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
161 people found this review helpful

There is no doubt that Rancho San Vicente is set in a stunning location, with the sixty or so small cabins dotted amongst trees and other vegeatation, with chickens and turkeys roaming freely pecking for food. However, because it is in the valley floor there is little or no view from the site, but it is a lovely quiet location.

The air conditioned cabins were clean, the bathrooms adequate with plenty of hot water, and the beds were large and fairly comfortable. The rooms were fairly small with little other furniture, besides a double wardrobe, although there was also a large television showing no English channels apart from intermittent coverage from MUFC!

The small pool, which was alongside the bar and restaurant, was kept clean, but it was also made available to locals, and sadly the clearly advertised site "rules" that it should only be used between 9.00 and 7.00 were not enforced. This meant that each evening it was not possible to enjoy the ambience of the location because there were screaming local kids in the pool until after 9.00pm each night.

Most of the staff spoke no English at all, and given that during our four day stay the predominant language of those visiting was English this seemed disappointing and short-sighted.
The food was genuinely poor. Most evenings the only evening meal offered was a multiple choice buffet,- the easiest and cheapest way to feed people, but the quality of the food and the range on offer was really only two star. Breakfasts were no better, with no fruit juice on two days, few cereals and limited hot food.

The biggest disappoitnment though was the quality of the staff. The waiters did not seem trained for the job, upto half a dozen dogs, and nearly as many cats were allowed to roam free in the restaurant during meal times, scratching and begging for food, and the bar staff were uncommunicative and non-smiling. It appeared to lack management, and it certainly lacked properly trained staff. My wife and I stayed for four night, and a group of about 20 Germans stayed a smiilar length of time, but several coaches stopped at the site daily, dropping people off either for lunch or for dinner and a one night stay. So perhaps it was the frequent turnover and short average stay of the guests that led to the staff seeming to have little or no interest.

My rating would only be 2 star, but with better staff and better food it could be very significantly better.

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"Solitary and bleak"

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User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 1.0 of 5

Posted by:  Roger  on Mar 9, 2012  >  1 contribution(s) United Kingdom
Visited on: Mar, 2012 | Leisure | With Group
148 people found this review helpful

Stayed for three nights. Wooden chalets smelt musty and damp. Bed 50 years past sell by date and pillow the same. The "restaurant" is diabolical and basic. Get there quickly for breakfast as they literally run out of food! Cats, dogs ( flea infested) and chickens run through the open air restaurant unchecked. There is nothing to do there, nothing to see. Like going back to nature 200 years ago. I would recommend it is avoided like the plague!

Room Number:
7

Restaurants and Bars:
Dreadful

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
Awful

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"Beautiful site and the best place to stay in Cuba."

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User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Bjorgvin Armannsson  on Mar 1, 2011  >  1 contribution(s) ICELAND
Visited on: Feb, 2011 | Business | With Spouse/Partner
274 people found this review helpful

We enjoyed the stay in Hotel Rancho San Vicente very much. The rooms are good and the restaurant and service from the staff was at the best.
Thank's for us.
Mr.Armannsson and wife.
Iceland

Room Number:
9

Arrival:
10/2-12/2 2011

Rooms:
wery good!

Restaurants and Bars:
Excellent.

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
At the best.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Exceptionally good.
The toures from the hotel are wery interesting and good.

Other Comments:
we would like to stay there again next time we come to Cuba

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"great place"

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User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  Mr. Peter Peter Boos  on Dec 30, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) The Netherlands
Visited on: Dec, 2010
411 people found this review helpful

Fantastic place, beatifull resort in the middle of nature, food is well like everywhere in cuba its ok;keeping in mind that cuba isnt known for special cooking. although i have to say in the same place i went to 2 restaurants, one was a particulara the other not (i'm not sre) and there the food was above of what i have seen in whole cuba. This place you should visit for nature at night go downtown to the music. Despite its a fantastic place i'v not been long here, as i was with a tour. i didnt even swim in the large pool. you can get a horse riding trips from here (ask resort informarion guy), a ride trough nature you will never forget. the only down part was the smell sometimes i'm not sure i think it was from the nearby river and my small house was close to it (but most houses are not). i opened the windows a bit for fresh air and it disapeared. despite that, one the most beatifull resorts.

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"It must be true!"

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User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 3.0 of 5

Posted by:  Perty  on Jun 15, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) BELARUS
Visited on: Jun, 2009
861 people found this review helpful

I have heard great comments about this hotel from the same person. I also stay at this hotel every few months and if good things are repeatedly said about it, it is for a reason. Thanks for your comments.

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"I recommend this hotel to everyone"

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User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  leidy collera  on Nov 21, 2008  >  3 contribution(s) Spain
Visited on: Nov, 2008
1199 people found this review helpful

Hello. My name is Gregorio. My wife and I enjoyed excellent services at the Rancho San Vicente Hotel, where the staff goes out of its way to give their very best. I recommend it to anyone who is under a lot of stress and wants to enjoy a good holiday close to nature. (Translated from an original in Spanish)

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"Magnificent hotel"

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User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  leidy collera  on Nov 21, 2008  >  3 contribution(s) Spain
Visited on: Nov, 2008
1344 people found this review helpful

Hello! Once again, I want to share my very good opinion regarding the Rancho San Vicente Hotel. The services there are excellent, the food is very good and the hotel placed me close to nature. I recommend it to anyone interested in visiting Cuba. I assure you will feel welcome and enjoy yourself immensly. (Translated from an original in Spanish)

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"The best hotel"

Rancho San Vicente
User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 5.0 of 5

Posted by:  leidy collera  on Mar 14, 2008  >  3 contribution(s) Spain
Visited on: Mar, 2008
1659 people found this review helpful

This hotel is wonderful, the staff incredible, food wonderful. I recommend it to all who enjoy the environment and good service, regards to the staff
Leidy Collera

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"Our stay at Rancho San Vicente"

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User Rating:  Rancho San Vicente Review: 3.0 of 5

Posted by:  herbert gleave  on Dec 5, 2005  >  1 contribution(s) United Kingdom
Visited on: Dec, 2005
1895 people found this review helpful

We enjoyed our stay at Rancho San Vicente, unfortunatly the weather was rather wet, the food was not up to the standard of the other places we stayed in Cuba. There was a musty smell in our room.

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