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La Villa Sonada

Santa Teresa 6701 esq Santa Isabel | Esquina Santa Isabel, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
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Duncan, Canada
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first two nights in Cuba were booked at La Villa Sonada, and right from the moment we booked the room I knew we were in for something special. Mandy was immediately and completely dedicated to making sure our trip was brilliant, even before we arrived! He arranged to have a car pick us up at the airport and took... More 

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Munich, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since Matanzas is super close to the Varadero airport we stayed at the Villa Soñada for our first night in Cuba and that was probably the best thing that could have happened to us. Not only that the place is really nice with a rooftop terrace and good food, but Armando is the best! He helped us with all our... More 

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Montreal
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514 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

What a special place! Amazing . Having dinner on roof top was priceless. Must try in Matanzas, really something special. Mr. Armando prepared dinner that was one of the best ones ever. Bravo. Food was delicious and prepared with style and presented royally. Bravo.

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Tisdale, Canada
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I've read review from visitor from Vancouver. I spend a warm greeting to Mandy and I'd like to rebut what last reviewer wrote. We've stayed several times in the room L. dis-ed. We were very comfortable there-liked the cool night breezes, privacy. I wonder if L. booked ahead and requested the upstairs room which she seems to think is preferable?... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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504 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Sitting on the wind swept balcony at Villa Sonada in Matanzas - certainly tropical but not sweet, sea and floral smelling like Hawaii, instead the air is scented with eau de running street sewer. Villa Sonada is alright. Location is about a 10 minute walk to the main town plaza. Although our welcome was weak the owner turned out to... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We spent two nights with our three kids at La villa Sonada. We rented both rooms, the one on the first floor being very nice and big, the other one a little bit less. Breakfast and dinner were very good and the portions very generous. Mandy, the owner, is very kind and gave us many useful tips for excursions both... More 

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reedley, california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I visited Cuba last June and stayed in the city of Matanzas a couple of days. During my visit, I stayed at this place for two nights. The host and owner, Mandy, was very helpful and cordial. Though I had visited the city many times as a kid, for me it was a different experience as an adult. Mandy was... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Staying at Villa Sonada in Matanzas was the highlight of our trip to Cuba this month. Armando or “Mandy” is a wonderful host who does everything to make his guests as comfortable as possible. We spent one night in the downstairs room, which was a nice room, but the upstairs room on the terrace (where we spent the following 2... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

La Villa Sonada: -Warm, friendly and extremely helpful owner and staff -Clean, comfortable room in beautiful surroundings -Excellent food -Central location It was our first visit to Cuba and we did not have a lot of time to prepare. We were doing a biking/bus tour and brought the one guide book for biking in Cuba. We soon realized that it... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have stayed at the Villa Sonada in Matanzas on several occasions while in the area. It is quite simply the BEST house I stay in in Cuba period. The quality of the service and attention is what sets this casa apart. From the spacious and comfortable rooms and the veritable feasts that are layer out for breakfast and dinner,... More 

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