The staff here at La Ronda is superb at making all of their guests feel like they are part of the family. Built in the last 4 to 5 years, it is so great to have an alternative place to stay in town, as for many years it's been only the Iberostar, or the hotels out by the beach, unless you can stay at Casas Particulares, which have not been choices for my work with groups ( which I hear is changing, as I write!). Anyway, back to La Ronda, sweet staff, internet access, great little happy hour upstairs at the rooftop bar, and nice rooms. Some people don't like the fact that the rooms just have some type of shutters, kind of high up in the room, and no real windows, but it doesn't bother me. All I'm doing is sleeping there anyway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The small La Ronda Hotel opens onto Parque Cespedes and offers a value-priced budget alternative to the deluxe Iberostar a stone's throw away, while having the advantage of a heart-of-affairs location compared to the similarly priced Hotel Horizontes Las Cuevas up the hill. The concept is fairly simple: take a 19th-century townhouse, fix up the plumbing and install modern bathrooms, give the rest of the building a sprucing and open up to foreign tourists. Hotel Cubanacan (formerly Islazul) La Ronda is located in the centre of Trinidad which has been declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Nearby is the Romantic Museum, the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), the Santa Ana Church the Cantero Palace and much more. The 17 air-conditioned bedrooms are on two levels opening to an atrium patio with palms and potted plants. Furnishings are somewhat meager, and the mattresses and pillows are second rate. Nonetheless, the rooms are the equal of most private room rentals (the most popular options in Trinidad) in town. The high ceilings and colonial tile floors help keep rooms cool, and those facing south have tall French doors opening to balconies overlooking the lively plaza. Satellite TVs, telephones, small refrigerators, and in-room safes are standard. The small restaurant and bar here are charming, albeit simple. Continental and criolla meals are served. For a splurge, the ritzy restaurants and bars of the Iberostar Gran Hotel Trinidad are literally a 50-pace stroll away. La Ronda hotel has been recently renovated. ... more less