I have just spent another wonderful 2 months with Javier, my cuban Papa in Trinidad. I have been fortunate enough to have been adopted by this family now for over 13 years and once again this year did not fail to dissapoint.
With his unwaivering desire to please all his visitors, Javier is truely one of a kind spending as many hours as guests need to provide all of the information required to have a fabulous stay in this beautiful colonial city.
My room as I like to call it which is where you will reside is one of the very best in Trinidad with access to the main house and also to the street for those guests wanting to party into the wee hours and come home late without waking up papa, however he will always come to the rescue if you lose your key as I have done on occasion. It's a large area with two double beds and with glass windows to a lovely patio where you will be served a yummy brekky and a huge dinner with many choices - even Antelope or Turtle should you so desire.
Barbie, Javier's wife is a wonderful cook and dinner can be served at a time of your choice and breakfast too! Be mindful that they are big servings and Papa will always want to have a cigar and talk awhile with his guests. This is always my favourite part of the day. Javier is always interested to learn about other countries and speaking three languages enables him to develop good relationships with all of his guests.
I have been coming here now for all these years and his service and dedication to ensuring that all visitors have a memorable stay is second to none, hence why he is now the manager of 11 rooms, this one being number 1! I have to say if you do choose to come and visit, book ahead and be wary of February and March as I will usually be occupying the room. I will say however that with a choice of 11 rooms including a fully independant new apartment upstairs and his service you can't go wrong in booking a room with Javier.
Lastly I want to acknowledge all of the amazing tourists that came to stay with Javier this year who I had the opportunity to show around this town including my crazy Canadian Pakastani buddies, Ahsan, Sully and Billy, Eric and Juan Carlos from Seattle, Isabel from New York, Lisa and Karin from Canada, Matthew and Glen from Malta and Gabriel from Canada too who I know will all be sure to return and last but not least my buddy Flaco from Sydney Australia who is a sure thing...not to forget my two aussie buddies Belinda and Dominque who came along for ride with me this year....
So book now with Javier and stay tuned for the most memorable stay of your time in Cuba!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our casa particular is locate near the historical center. We rent 3 rooms in 2 houses one of them is a colonial house and was built in 1790 and in this house we rent one private ventilated and large room, the other house is modern and private and in this house we rent 2 ventilated and comfortable rooms, every room have private bath and air conditioned. We also offer water heating. Each room consisting of two queen beds, fitting into a nice king bed by running them together in a nice way if necessary. We also count up in our hostel with a terrace ... more less