I stayed in this casa for 1 night in December 2013.
The location was perfect - in the historical part of town and only 3 blocks from plaza mayor.
My room was clean and felt brand new as the casa was renovated only 3 years ago. Mine had a television, fridge, fan, air conditioning, comfortable bed, and a private bathroom.
Breakfast and dinner were both very good. For breakfast I had tortilla with pastries, fresh fruit, bread, coffee, and fresh juice. For dinner I had too much food: pumpkin cream soup, pork fried with white wine and onions, yucca with butter, rice, bread, salad of cabbage, tomato, and cucumber, bread, and ice cream for dessert. Nice presentation too. I ate both meals at a table in the lush patio.
Manuel and family were great. Manuel spoke perfect English, and spent some time answering my questions about where to go and what to see in Trinidad.
I would highly recommend this casa. You can contact Manuel on his mobile: +53 53592371, and you can visit their website here: http://www.elpatio.trinidadhostales.com/
To get to the casa I hired a private taxi. My driver, also named Manuel, picked me up in Cayo Santa Maria, dropped me in Trinidad, and picked me up the following day for the return trip to Cayo Santa Maria. I would also highly recommend this taxi service. Manuel and his private taxi work out of Santa Clara and can be contacted on his mobile at: +53 52474911. Manuel's English is limited but he is good with dates, times and locations. You can also send him a text message.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful colonial house is located in Trinidad's historical center, just two blocks away from the Central Square and local bars (Casa de la Musica, Palenque, Casa de la Trova). The house was constructed in 1754 by the Spanish with all the architectural elements of colonial houses which have been preserved (internal patio, wooden ceiling, floral motif ornamentation of the door and window paneling). Its two rooms have been refurbished with all modern amenities. The owner and his family will certainly make you feel at home! ... more less