Just read what others have said about this Casa. It's all true, it's a great choice. Manuel speak perfect english and is very accommodating.
Three days into our trip I had a dental emergency and the family helped me get it dealt with the very next day. I was in and out of the hospital and dentist in 1.5 hours total if you can believe that, and was completely restored. They look after tourists and it cost about $50 total. No more worries for the rest of the trip.
The family makes you feel comfortable they are the best hosts you could hope for. Staying in a hotel does not compare and we stayed in the best hotels all across Cuba.
The food for breakfast and dinner were of epic portions and were so affordable. You really do not need to eat at a restaurant. The recipes are delicious and home cooked. The back patio at night is illuminated and the tress are amazing and it's the most beautiful setting much nicer than the restaurants.
The rooms are great much better than most. The location is perfect. Don't miss going up the tower for the most awesome view you have ever seen and it's right next door.
Trinidad is a safe place to go. Cuba for the most part is a safe environment. The people are very friendly and not pushy.
Book your bus tickets in advance online at Viazul (like greyhound) it's just down the street from the Casa you can walk. No need to spend a fortune on taxi's or rent a car. Get there 1 hour before it leaves or they will sell your tickets to standby customers. Cobble stone streets bring sensible shoes and pack light you can hand wash your clothes. Bring a pocket spanish phrase book ;)
Go to the mountain and see the waterfall and walk the path about 3k it's stunning (book a taxi for a few hours). Stop and get coffee beans on the roadside. The coffee in this region is the best and we are coffee lovers and drink it black. Espresso everywhere this is the go to place for coffee. There is a beach 10 minutes away by car that is nice. Mostly all inclusive, umbrellas are on the beach and a couple of guys will serve you food and drink. Ladies bring travel toilette paper they charge outside of restrooms.
We are going back and staying here. The value is incredible and the town is epic! This is the right place to go just book it you won't be sorry.
- 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