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“Perfect Casa in Beautiful Vinales” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa de Marilyn

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Casa de Marilyn
Ranked #8 of 200 Vinales B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Casa in Beautiful Vinales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Casa de Marilyn is the perfect base for all your adventures in and around Vinales - an area of outstanding beauty and serenity. Marilyn and her Husband Adel are extremely hospitable and made my Fiance and I feel welcome at all times. Marilyn was excellent at arranging activities for us in Vinales; we recommend trying a horseback ride and a walking tour through the amazing national park. Adel owns a vintage car and took us on a tour of the local area - something we also highly recommend. The food at Casa de Marilyn was some of the best we had in Cuba, there is certainly no need to look for a restaurant in the town! Marilyn's English is amazing, which was a massive bonus as i'm afraid our Spanish was rather poor.

This was one of the best Casa's we stayed in during our trip around Cuba. If you're heading to Vinales I would highly recommend you stay at Casa de Marilyn!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

- We are from Winnipeg, Canada, and Stayed with this Family for 5 Nights, from 10th to 14th January 2014.
- We are able to compare this Casa with the others we stayed at in Havana, Trinidad, and Varadero. None could match Marilyn & Adel's Casa in Vinales.
- All 4 members of this Family made OUR STAY VERY COMFORTABLE!
- The Casa is very Clean.
- Meals were ALL Excellent, and good variety of choices!
- We were here to relax, and this Casa provided the Quietness required.
- Upon arrival we were welcomed at the Bus Terminal, and taken to departing Bus when leaving.
- We enjoyed the Tours offered, with Adel Driving and Guiding through the lovely Countryside.
- We enjoyed evenings, having a Beer on the Roof Top.
- Its understandable why this Casa is "Trip Advisor" Travellers Choice Winner(2011 & 2013).
- This was a 'Great Holiday' and we will go directly to: www.marilynyadel.com for booking this Casa next time!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

During my most recent trip to Cuba, I stayed at Casa de Marilyn for 5 nights. Marilyn and Adel are excellent hosts. We felt they were always ready and willing to meet our needs, whether it be providing information, transportation, or just friendly conversation. But they also respected our privacy; we were never intruded upon at any point. Marilyn also speaks English well.

The food was great. We had breakfast in the casa all five of the mornings we stayed there. You won't find a better deal (or a bigger meal) anywhere else. We also had dinner there two nights, and there was always far more food served than I could eat.

Adel also drives his own taxi (a classic car from the 40's), and charges less than the competition. You could easily stay at Casa de Marilyn and have all your lodging, food, and transportation needs all taken care of in one place.

The casa is close enough to the town center that it's only a 5 minute walk, but far enough away that it's on a very quiet dead-end street. This was important to me as I'm a very light sleeper. The nights were silent. I also was initially concerned when I saw that the family had two children (ages 7 and 13 at the time of my visit), but these children are VERY well-behaved, respectful, and quiet.

I'd easily recommend this casa to anyone.

Note: During our stay, the family was building a second house next door. The construction was going on literally right outside our room's window, but the builders only worked while we were away so there was no noise at all during our stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I carefully read through reviews on tripadvisor and elsewhere to choose my casas in Cuba. I have to say that I can now join the throng in recommending the welcome and warmth of a stay with this wonderful family, they are an absolute joy.
The room was comfortable, with two double beds and a bathroom. There is also a wonderful roof terrace with views across the valley to the Mogotes, but what makes this casa so special are the family themselves. Marilyn and Adel are both ex-teachers, bright, interesting people with a lovely sense of humour.
Marilyn arranged a walk with an excellent guide, Tito, to Los Aquaticos. We also went on the 'semi automatic' horse riding tour to the lake, tabacco farm, and caves- both wonderful day trips.
Salsa dancing with Tamira and Giselle in the living room was great fun too!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Marilyn and Adel are very nice and helpful. Adel drove us to the caves and the beach and waited for us all day, for a very good price. They want you to have the best stay and want to make you feel comfortable. They have good food, a beautiful house, and a beautiful family!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

I recently stayed at Casa Marilyn's for 3 nights whilst visiting Vinales with a friend. All the reviews we had read before we arrived were true: lovely family, great food, very helpful and enjoyable recommendations for local walking and horse-riding tours, salsa lessons, useful tips on what to drink and what to avoid, locally, all enhanced by the joyful force of nature which is Marilyn herself. My friend returned to Vinales a week after we'd originally visited, with some other friends, and despite Marilyn having no space in her own Casa at that time, when the Casa they had been going to stay in let them down, Marilyn organised them alternative accommodation with her neighbour, Marisol. The whole family are lovely and staying with them was a great pleasure.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank sian w
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Marilyn and Adel's Casa and this was THE BEST, we stayed at throughout our entire Cuba trip. Marilyn picked us up from the bus stop and took care of us the entire time we stayed at hers.
We really felt at home. She arranged horseback riding for us and Adel took us to the nearby caves with his old timer - what an experience. We cannot recommend this Casa highly enough and already miss the long chats with Marilyn on the terrace with the best Mojitos in the whole of Cuba.

If you go to Vinales you must stay here Andre and Simon - London

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa de Marilyn

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 200 B&Bs / Inns in Vinales
Number of rooms: 2

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