We travelled independently to Ordono and were greeted with a warm welcome from the wonderful staff team at Ordono. This lovingly restored majestic hotel oozes charm and elegance and is undoubtedly the jewel of Gibara.
Ordono has 24 spacious rooms & three suites- all ceilings differently but beautifully decorated:- On the ground floor, Felipe & Isabel junior suite with king size bed, also 1 x mini suite (twin bedded room)
On the mezzanine level there are 10 standard rooms (3 rooms with king size beds and 7 with twin beds)
On the 2nd level there are 14 standard rooms and one suite - 7 rooms have king size beds (including the suite room) and 8 are twin bedded rooms.
Each room has quiet & effective remote-controlled air-conditioning; minibar, flat screen TV, a large modern bathroom, some with walk-in power shower (fabulously powerful and spacious), some have power shower over bath. Bath robes and toiletries are also supplied. All rooms are tastefully decorated & boast beautiful views overlooking city streets & rooftops and the beautiful tranquil Bay of Gibara.
The downstairs lobby area, restaurant and Bar Don Felipe are complimented by sunlight from the many doors & windows which open directly onto the street giving the areas a nice natural "airy" and "open" feel to them whilst also contributing to the many eco conscious attributes of this hotel.
From the Hotel’s roof top Terrace & Bar, Guests can enjoy the panoramic views of the city of Gibara and its surrounding areas which Christopher Columbus called Rio de Mares; as well as its gorgeous coastline and hills that line the unique Silla de Gibara (Gibara saddle).
In addition; sun loungers adorn the roof terrace & Ordono clients will benefit from the addition of two roof top Jacuzzi's during 2014 making Ordono the perfect place to relax and unwind on hot, sunny, lazy days in beautiful Gibara.
Early evening time on the rooftop terrace can be a great place to relax, drink in hand; and watch everyday Gibara life pass you by whilst enjoying the last of the days sun and being delicately fanned by the cool ocean breezes. Post dinner, the evening can come alive with the local musicians peeling out their tunes.
During our stay we ate dinner, breakfast and lunch at Ordono and found the food, presentation and service to be of a very high standard. Staff are most accommodating and are happy to go the extra mile for you, nothing is too much trouble and we enjoyed the fun and banter we shared with many of the staff... Ordono has an excellent team who exude pride in their work & their beautiful colonial hotel. We enjoyed a most comfortable & welcoming stay and will definitely return to Ordono and Gibara at some point in the future.
Although we travelled independently to Gibara; the main Holguin/Guardalavaca tourist hotels offer an overnight excursion to Gibara & Hotel Ordono which represents extremely good value for money; whichever way you decide to go to Ordono and Gibara I know you will have a wonderful time.
Sadly; much of Gibara is clearly still trying to recover from the effects of the severe devastation it suffered when hurricane Ike practically erased this quaint little town from Cuba's map in 2008; Tourism is needed to help bring this beautiful little fishing town back to its former glory and to improve life for its people; Ordono is the first step in that direction, many plans are in place for improvements to "entice" tourists back to Gibara; work on the re-opening of the old railway that serviced this main port until 1958 is hoped to start soon along with other "tourism" projects; but despite this; Gibara remains a small & intimate place with quaint little plazas & crumbling Spanish colonial ruins mixed with some great colonial architecture, open porches and stained glass windows, all dating from early 19th century; not forgetting the malecon & the beautiful postcard views of the bay & the saddle shaped Silla de Gibara; the mountain that captivated Christopher Columbus in 1492.
more info & pictures can be found here:- www.Ordono.beep.com