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“Excelent Casa. Best in Cuba!”
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Casa de Marilyn
Ranked #7 of 200 Vinales B&B and Inns
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Excelent Casa. Best in Cuba!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had an excellent stay at this casa. The family was very helpful and friendly. They spoke excellent English and helped us arranging trips into the area.

Thanks to Marilyn and Adel for the colorful and very tasty birthday cake :-)

Go there! It is going to be your best stay in Cuba!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Casa Marilyn y Adel in Vinales is definitely the best casa we stayed in in Cuba. The house is clean and very comfortable, the room has a separate private bathroom with probably the best shower in Cuba. Marilyn, Adel and their children are amazing hosts. Marilyn speaks fluent English and helped us a lot plan our stay in Vinales. We had breakfast and dinner at the casa, breakfast was really good but dinner was exceptional, very delicious and aesthetically pleasing. If you plan to go to Vinales you should stayed at Marilyn y Adel's, without hesitation; and enjoy the best lobsters ever !

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

My wife, my 4 year old daughter, 15 months son and myself stayed in Marilyn and Adel house in April 2014. It was one of the best casa we stayed in during our 3 weeks holidays. We had a tour in Adel 1948 Chevrolet, our daughter played with their daughter, Marilyn set us up for a horse riding morning in the wonderful Vinales landscape.

The food was excellent, our daughter had an amazing time and the scenery is amazing

5 stars for Marilyn and Adel, their hospitality was excellent!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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VenaCuba_com, Manager at Casa de Marilyn, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Thank you for your review.
We really hope to see you again, please contact us via email to
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The service was excellent. It had private off street parking. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. I was slight apprehensive before visiting Cuba because i am vegetarian and i heard that Cuba didn't really cater for them. I didn't find this to be the case when I arrived and didn't find any problems obtaining enough to eat. The room was in immaculate condition. Marilyn organised horse back riding for us and it was one of the highlights of the holiday. It was a brilliant alternative way to see the Vinales National Park. Highly recommend it to anyone and is safe and suitable to people who have never ridden a horse. Whilst in the Vinales area we took our hire car to Playa Jutas. The beach was lovely and had a near reef for snorkeling. It wasn't the best snorkeling but still there was some fish to see. For best snorkeling, I recommend Caleta Buena about 7KM South of Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) There was a 5 CUC entry charge but it was well worth it. They might tell you on the gate it is more expensive but the price includes lunch, if you ask they will let you in for 5 CUCeach if you just want to snorkel.

Anyone planning a visit to Vinales must consider here as a place to stay. Casa's are a perfectly safe alternative to a hotel and owners really do make you feel welcome in their homes. From personal experience often offering a much better level of service than the hotels.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hertfordshire, UK
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Marilyn was helpful and friendly right from our first email contact. I was met off the bus by Adel (Marilyn's husband), despite being supplied with a map and photos of the outside of the house so I could find my own way.

The house is tucked away in a quiet residential street, just off the main road. There is a kiosk within a minute's walk for any snacks, drinks etc that you might want during your stay. The casa is beautifully kept and spotlessly clean, with a lovely roof terrace. The casa currently only has one letting room (with ensuite) but the family are building two more rooms which should be operational soon.

Breakfast is wonderful and definitely means you won't need lunch! Dinner is also good - I had lobster, red snapper and great pork during my stay.

Marilyn speaks excellent English (as does her son Yadel) and is happy to organise excursions such as riding, walks or car trips for you. Her husband Adel has a restored 1948 Chevvy and we had a 'family outing' to the nearby caves and mural in it which was great. The casa offers a laundry service too, thank to the lovely Antonia.

The family are wonderful and friendly but without being intrusive. I had great fun painting Gisele (and half the neighbourhood's) face and watching Yadel's magic tricks - he's definitely Derren Brown in the making!

A great casa with lovely people in a superb location - don't miss out!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Casa de Marilyn y Adel is a very beautiful and spotless clean house in a quiet side street of Vinales. They also have a nice view from the terrace of the town and the surrounding mountains. While we were there, they were also just finishing a brand new guesthouse in their garden.
Marilyn speaks excellent English and provides very helpful tips and recommendations. Service and food are great (also try her dinner - especially the boneless chicken). But more importantly the family is absolutely lovely and we learnt a lot about daily life in Cuba.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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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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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 #7 of 200 B&Bs / Inns in Vinales
Number of rooms: 2

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