The casa Amigo de Barcelo is located just 2 blocks from the Viazul station and about a 10-15 minute walk to the Prado and José-Marti square. We liked that Cienfuegos in general and the quarter of this casa were not so touristy and more authentic than other parts of Cuba.
The casa itself was a good standard and the roof-top terrace very nice to have your breakfast or dinner at. Compared to other casas the service was very professional but on the other side made you feel more like being in a restaurant and not in a family-run casa. The portions at dinner were quite big, the taste varied according to what you ordered. I definitely can recommend the lobster, not so much the fish.
The rooms seem to be refurbished and are very spacy and clean. Only the air condition is extremely loud.The casa owners are nice and helpful but seem also very keen that you book all tours etc. over them. We also recommend that you inform about the prices for drinks at dinner etc. in advance and keep track on what you had to prevent any discussions at the end. We were really surprised that we had to pay almost 40 CUC for drinks and we consumed really moderately.
- Also Known As:
- Amigo De Barcelo Cuba/Cienfuegos