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“A Little Gem!” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Carretera a Cienfuegos Km. 1.5 | Sancti Spíritus, Trinidad 62600, Cuba   |  
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Ranked #110 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Trinidad
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A Little Gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We Stayed here in January 2012 for 2 nights, on a cycling tour of Cuba. The Hotel offers individual chalet/lodges, which are; spacious, clean, comfortable with a fridge, AC, TV etc..

There is a very nice restaurant on site, which provided excellent quality food, reasonably priced for a 'set' 3 course meal. I agree with other reviewers, cats in restaurant!

The Hotel has a good pool (bit chilly!), with a pool bar, shop on site and lovely grounds overlooking a river.

If you want a taxi into Trinidad, its about a 10min journet and approx 8 CUC's (approx £5)

I'm unaware of costs as it was part of the tour, but in summary, it was one of our best Hotel/Stop Off's on the tour, a good location and relaxing.

Room Tip: All rooms looked good and a great 'stop off' Hotel
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Not a bad hotel at all. The rooms were great, and clean, and it was lovely to be staying in the country away from a city centre, within lovely, well cared for grounds. The staff were really friendly, and only too pleased to help when we arrived at 7am from the overnight Viazul bus from Santiago.

It was quite a pleasant walk into Trinidad and it wasn't too taxing - a great excuse to stop for a drink at one of the lovely cafes in the town.

My only grumbles were the quality of the mattress, which was a bit thin and lumpy [but not the end of the world], and the number of cats and dogs wandering round the restaurant while we were eating. Again, not the end of the world, but the staff did nothing to remove them, and the minute we turned our backs, they were on the chairs and tables, eating the leftovers!!

Great value for money, and overall a very positive experience!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

This was definitely one of the better hotels in Cuba. The location and hut layout of the hotel was brilliant! The room was clean and modern though the electrics appeared pretty suspect. I am not normally queasy about such things.

It is a reasonable walk from the hotel to town but generally I enjoyed it. I am sure taxis are easily booked if walking is not for you.

The food was actually very good by Cuba standards.

Generally it made up for a rather boring and disappointing Trinidad. I could have stopped for an hour on the bus and seen the town!

The pool was empty which was a shame as I could have used a dunk to chill off.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

This bungalow hotel is located just before Trinidad, coming from the Cienfuegos highway. There was guarded car parking (paid the guy 1 CUC). The hotel looks like a farm.

We had a comfortable one-night stay. The bungalows are decent, ok airco, ok beds, small kitchen, small bathroom. Pool is small but cute, with a kids play area.

Dinner in the outside restaurant was simple and tasted so-so (typically Cuban!). Breakfast was even more simple, mainly fruit and eggs. Many dogs and cats walking around the restaurant and begging for food, which can be annoying.

Since it's rural, there are a lot of animals and insects (scorpions, spiders, lots and lots of bugs and mosquitoes), which of course get into the room as well.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

A hidden gem:
The Villa Horizontes MaDolores, just outside Trinidad, Cuba, is a hidden gem. With individual and duplex style bungalows, in a lush tropical setting, you start your day greeted with fresh blossoms on the trees and shrubs outside your door. The site is very well maintained and the tree surrounded swimming pool has lots of shade and sunny locations. The kids enjoy playing on the stone horse and the pool shower is a work of art. This location can be a local stop on a tour of the island or a quiet getaway just to relax. The nearby nature park, El Cubano, with its network of trails, offers a challenge to hikers and horseback riders alike. Nearby Trinidad has very interesting buildings and architecture and a well attended local market. It is also a good starting point to visit the waterfalls and park at Topes de Collantes.
Food at MaDolores, with various meal plans available on request, is Cuban style, with generous portions. Beverages, other than morning coffee and juice, are not included. The dining area is comfortably small, but tables on the outside edge can be subject to rain effect if the sidewalls are not lowered quickly during their downpours. That will soon be rectified as their new restaurant, bar, kitchen and entertainment area is under construction. Once completed, it will be a fabulous addition to this attractive resort.
For those that are driving on their vacation, most of the roads are decent, albeit poorly signed. In Canada we have frost heaves on asphalt roads, in Cuba, it is the heat that causes the asphalt to heave or soften. The National Auto Pista (Freeway) can be surprising when you find that you share the road with bicyclists, horse drawn carts, tractors and centre median vendors.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

Finca Ma' Dolores is just outside Trinidad (road to Cienfuegos). We had two larger "cabanas". They had everything we wanted: a warm shower, reasonable beds, refrigerator (mini bar), TV and a rocking chair. Stayed here for 3 days to visit Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus and Playa Ancon. Also Topes de Collantes is nearby.

If you want plush and luxury this place will not be your favourit. If you want to relax in natural surroundings (mango trees, platanos and flowers) this could be your pick. We liked dining there (just expect down to earth simple meals) and taking a morning swim (before taking of).

If you want to have a nice meal (lunch or sunset dinner) I would like to advice Grill Caribe (Playa Ancon).

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Finca Ma' Dolores

Address: Carretera a Cienfuegos Km. 1.5 | Sancti Spíritus, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Trinidad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Trinidad
Hotel Class:3 star — Finca Ma' Dolores 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Part of the Cuban Horizontes chain ... more   less 
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Finca Ma` Dolores Hotel Trinidad

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