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“Possibly the best casa in Cuba”
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Casa de Marilyn
Ranked #4 of 201 Vinales B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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“Possibly the best casa in Cuba”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

There's not much you can say about Casa Marilyn other than BOOK NOW. It was by far our best casa in Cuba (followed closely by Panchito's next door).

Marilyn and Adel are very friendly. We got picked up by Adel in his awesome 1950s car and driven through the Vinales countryside. His English isn't the best but he was still very nice.

You get to the house and it is great. Very new and clean and extremely relaxing. Marilyn is all smiles and speaks great English so we were able to get on well. She gave us a fresh mango juice and the great hospitality just continued from there.

The dinner was unbelievable. Way too much though so if you are eating there you can probably skip lunch or just not eat for a few days after. I recommend it. Breakfast is also great. The usual Cuban spread of eggs, bread and fruit with good strong coffee.

The room is very comfortable and private as you have your own lock. There is a fridge just outside with any water and things that you need.

We could only book one night there so we moved next door to her friend Panchito's casa but that didn't stop her helping us out. I got ill on the last day and she gave us medication which is pricey over there and ensured I was fine before starting my journey. She was amazing and very kind.

Marilyn will be your mother in Cuba. She's got lovely kids so you know she'll do a great job. Go and meet her.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Very pleasure stay in Marilyn and Adel's casa. Very clean, perfect food. If u go there, i recommend horse back riding with Miguel :) Repelent necessary :)..we loved the surprise dinner and evenings with owners..we learned a lot about cuba and cubanian mentality here...

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We have spent three nights at this casa and Marilyn made us feel so welcome. We really enjoyed the talks with her on the rocking chairs and she arranged a great private walking tour and horse back riding for us to see more of Vinales (which is beautiful!). The food in the casa was just perfect as well, we had dinner there every night. Thanks for everything Marilyn, hope we will be back one day!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I had the good fortune to stay in Casa de Marilyn for two nights two weeks ago after spending two nights in Villa Jorge y Ana Luisa across the road. Marilyn, Adel and their two children were friendly and helpful at every turn. As per the previous reviewer my partner didn't feel well because of food he had eaten elsewhere and Marilyn couldn't have been more concerned or helpful. Marilyn also speaks excellent English which was great when getting advice about what to do in the area and also just when having a chat about Cuba and the Cuban culture. She will also organise trips with English speaking guides if you like.

We didn't have dinner here but if the standard of the breakfast was anything to go by then I know the dinner would of been wonderful. They are working currently on extending the casa but the renovations didn't disturb us at all and I'm a girl who likes her lie ins! I'm sure this lovely casa will be even better once it has been completed.

We stayed in top class hotels during our trip but nothing can compare to staying with lovely hosts in a Casa. Marilyn was always around for a chat but not at all intrusive which suited me perfectly. i would recommend this lovely Casa and lovely Vinales to everyone. When you go make sure to tell Marilyn that Nicola from Ireland said hi!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were really impressed by everything that this casa had to offer. The food was exceptional and definitely the best we had during our time in Cuba, the family were really warm and welcoming, and the house and room were really comfortable and clean.

We traveled all over Cuba and spent some time in five star hotels, but our time in this casa was the highlight of our trip. Marilyn, Adel and their two wonderful children could not have done more to help us and to look after us while we stayed with them. When we arrived we were ill due to some bad food we had eaten in Havana and Marilyn immediately went out of her way to help us. She was also able to source some extremely knowledgeable guides and organise activities for us so that we saw everything Vinales had to offer.

We have very fond memories of our time in Casa Marilyn! If our experience is anything to go by, you won't find a better casa.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Woodstock, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

My friend and I decided to stay in Casa de Marilyn on our first trip to Cuba, and all I can say that it was probably one of the best decisions we made the entire trip. We were only there for two nights, but I wish we had stayed longer! Marilyn and her family were very personable and caring. The food was delicious, she made us anything we wanted, and our room was very clean and comfortable, even more so than our hotel in Havana. Marilyn arranged all of the things we wanted to do by calling people she knew. We went horseback riding with Miguel, to the Beach, and I even learned how to do some Cuban salsa dancing! I would recommend all of these things, and Marilyn will get it all set up for you! I would not hesitate to stay at this casa again when I return to Viñales, this time for an entire week.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We really liked this casa. Marilyn and her husband are very kind and helpfull. Marilyn speaks perfect English and she has some nice tips for excursions in the area. The food is lovely. We also liked the trip with the old American car to the beach. The room is very nice, clean en big. The beds are nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa de Marilyn
Address: Calle primera, No. 4B, entre A y B, reparto La Carbonera | Behind the hospital of the village, Vinales 22400, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Pinar del Rio Province > Vinales
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 201 B&Bs / Inns in Vinales
Number of rooms: 2

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