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Hotel Pernik

April 2006
The vast majority of tourists see the city of Holguin from a bus window as they are being whisked back & forth to their resort on the beaches of Holguin province. But yes, there is a city too. We stayed in the city on our first night after arriving at Holguin airport from Toronto. It is a 10 CUC cab ride from the airport. Technically a 3 Star hotel, the Hotel Pernik is a multi-storied hotel on a hill on the western edge of the city.

Pretty basic smallish hotel rooms. Typical European style twin beds. Noisy AC & small color TV with satellite. All Spanish channels. Spanish CNN etc. Bathroom tub & shower worked & were fine. Our room was 43 CUC per night which included meal plan for breakfast.

A buffet restaurant. About 10 CUC per person. Just OK. A poolside diner with cheap drinks, pizza & sandwiches – Cuban style of course.

A large swimming pool. Local Cubans can pay for day use of the pool area.

The Negatives
Soviet-era style. Rather dark & dismal.

The Positives
Cheap & pretty clean. Good access to Holguin & surroundings & easy to find.
Pictures of Holguin & the Hotel Pernik