We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights on our 3 week Cuba road trip and we thought this hotel was the most luxurious of the ones that we stayed in. Travelling through the narrow streets of Trinidad, it was impossible to imagine such a gem would exist. We were greeted upon arrival with a welcoming cocktail and refreshment towels, and subsequently informed that we would be staying in the best room of the hotel overlooking the town square. It was a delightful end to a busy day travelling many miles on the bumpy roads of cuba. The hotel is very plush for cuban standards with staff very friendly and facilities as good as you will get anywhere in cuba. The building is extremely elegant within the town square and car parking facilites are 'parking in the street outside'. This area has cameras for extra security, although i doubt if they are really required.
The rooms were very spacious, and we had a private balcony overlooking the square. This came in handy during the evening when the festival was in full flow and presented an ideal location to view the passing floats with cuban dancers. Fantastic experience. The hotel is within an ideal location with all main sights only 5-10 minute walk, with the only downside being no swimming pool. The quality of the hotel more than makes up for this though. The food was a good standard for breakfast and dinner and we would recommend spending some time in the piano bar to listen to the resident pianist whom we would rank as the best we have ever heard. We talked to him in broken spanish/english and he was extremely friendly showing us pictures of his family.
Trinidad is an excellent town and we would strongly recommend this hotel even although it is the most expensive in the area. Try and view some local art as the quality and prices are astounding and also spend some time listening to the old cuban men jamming on the street leading to the cathedral. Excellent! We would definately return to Trinidad and the Grand Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Trinidad de Cuba is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Trinidad, a gorgeous town characterised by its elegant colonial architecture.The Iberostar Grand Hotel is perfect for couples and adults. A lower age limit of 15 has been set to ensure total rest and relaxation for our guests.The Grand Hotel guarantees visitors a truly extraordinary holiday, at any time of the year, getting to know the culture, the cuisine and the people.The Iberostar Grand Trinidad strives to bring together the great interest that there is in all things Cuban and a wide range of top of the range leisure. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Trinidad