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“The "Icing" on the cake.”

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Hostal Las Margaritas
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Brabourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“The "Icing" on the cake.”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Cuba which we thoroughly enjoyed. A brilliant destination at this time of the year. Our holiday incorporated stays at the top rated Iberostar hotels in Havanna and Varadero but the "icing" on the cake was our stay in Trinidad at Hostal Las Margaritas.
Janio, Yahima and family are genuinely lovely people and provide an experience which just cannot be matched in hotels.
I can only endorse the praise of the excellent accommodation in all the previous reviews. We were lucky enough to stay in the room with it's own private terrace overlooking the courtyard.
Trinidad is really interesting and very walkable. There are numerous very good eating places with music everywhere but be sure to leave time to have at least one meal at the Casa.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Because of a tight travel schedule, we could only spend one night at Hostal Las Margaritas, which was a shame in hindsight. This was easily the best place we stayed at during our Cuba trip, much much better than any "fancier" hotel in Havana and I can not think of anything that would need improvement! Highly recommended!!!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Janio and Yahima know by nature what hospitality and service is, of course because of their professionalitity but also because of their personal warmth and kindness: the family feels like real friends.
The casa is a terribly beautiful, pretty and pleasant place to stay, professionally designed outside and inside by themselves. Everything you want and need and even more is available.
But the problem I have with writing a review like this is that in fact I want to keep the place and the people for myself, but that would be very unfair to you :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

If it's true what they say, you tend to remember people more than the places... We stayed at Janio's Casa only for a couple of nights, but wish we could have stayed longer! We traveled as a party of two couples with one child each. The feeling that you get to live a few days with a family just cannot be compared! We really felt like visiting close friends, or even at home! My son was waiting eagerly the kids to come home from school and play with them. The house itself is absolutely beautiful and warm, a hidden gem not visible from the street. Breakfast and dinner served at the colorful inner yard are delicious, and the rooms are very cosy and clean. Trinidad itself is a very picturesque city with fantastic colors and people dancing out all night long. A spectacular typical Caribbean beach -Playa Ancón- is also pretty close by taxi or bus. We would happily arrange another 2-week vacation in Cuba just for this city, this Casa and this smiling family that stole our hearts!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed two nights in the Casa of Janio and his family. The house is led very professional and at the same time you stay with a very nice and lovely family. When we arrived Janio explained us what to do in Trinidad and provided us a map of the city. English is spoken here, so when you are not too familiar with spanish, no problem in this casa. The house is beautiful and very clean, our room was very cosy with fan and aircondition and a nice big bathroom. Breakfast is served in the beautiful inneryard terrace. The house is very central, so you can walk everywhere from here in Trinidad’s centre. When visiting Trinidad we can heartly recommend to stay in this casa!!

Room Tip: We had the room looking to the inner Yard, i think all rooms do. The room had 1 smaller and 1 bigger...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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rmd73
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Trinidad is a quaint and wonderful old town and Hostal Las Margaritas was the perfect place to stay during our visit. Janio, Yahima and family were warm and accommodating hosts.
At the time, there were only two guest rooms, although it looked as though an extension may have been in progress. Both rooms were located off a picturesque courtyard to the rear of the house. We had the upstairs room complete with large fridge, TV, fan, AC and separate toilet / shower room. On the patio outside were a pair of sun loungers and a table and chairs where our breakfast and dinner were served upon request. The downstairs room also had its own dinning and patio area.
Janio met us a the the Viazul bus station (no more than a 10 minute walk away; everything in this wonderful little town is close at hand).
We we provided with a tourist map and Janio kindly walked us through all the things to do in Trinidad furnishing us with all the locations, prices and timings of the various attractions.
All in all it was a wonderful stay in a wonderful place and Hostal Las Margaritas is highly recommended.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed at Las Margaritas for 4 nights, and wish we had booked for longer. Janio, Yahima and the whole family (4 generations in the same house!) were truly amazing hosts, very friendly and helpful. Janio met us at the bus station and arranged a bici-taxi to their casa, which took all of 3 minutes. He then gave us a proper introduction to Trinidad with loads of advice and a great map of the town.
Their casa is only about 5 minutes walk South of Plaza Mayor and is a beautiful home. We had the double en-suite room upstairs, which was nice, big and clean, but the mattress was pretty hard.
We had breakfast there every day, which was the best we had in Cuba, and had dinner there twice, including my first ever lobster! The meals were amazing and outstanding value, all served to us on our own private terrace outside our bedroom. Probably the best food we had the whole time in Trinidad.
Janio also arranged a horse ride for us with a neighbour to the nearby Parque El Cubano and waterfalls.
Thanks for having us Janio and Yahima, we would love to come back and stay again one day!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Las Margaritas
Address: Clemente Pereira no 53 | Cruz Verde, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Trinidad
Amenities:
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Ranked #3 of 221 Speciality Lodging in Trinidad
Number of rooms: 26

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