On our first trip to Cuba we decided to do an unguided bicycle tour. We began in Santa Clara for two nights to acclimatize and get our bikes assembled etc. and ended our trip there after cycling for nearly two weeks. When we rang the bell at Miguel and Noelis's after our 70 km ride from Cienfuegos it felt like being welcomed by old friends. The house is wonderful. It is large and steeped in history. Being next to Parque Vidal was an amazing experience. There is always activity and sometimes it is noisy at night, particularly on Friday and Saturday. We spent much time on our balcony watching life in Santa Clara go by. The food was plentiful and prepared with care. Cafe con leche I still dream about. I want to go back right now. Miguel kindly kept our bike boxes while we cycled around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Vista Park: the most centrally located colonial hostel Santa Clara, Cuba.Colonial house in the heart of Santa Clara, with a classic colonial atmosphere, spacious, airy, very good condition and comfort, to the right of the provincial library "José Martí", and overlooking the Parque Vidal, nearly all cultural centers of the city, where you will have access to the extensive cultural life of the city.The house has a large terrace where you can see the whole panorama of the city, and the oldest clock in town. All places of interest in the city are within reach from our house, banks and ATMs for cash withdrawal, decorative arts museums, theater, cinema, night access locations for parties, all agencies and tourist information travel are just 100 meters from our house, the mausoleum of Che is 2 miles from our house, the armored train 600 meters.The house has 3 large rooms for rent, 6 square meters each one. Two room has three beds, one double and two personal, and other bedroom has two double bed which may be 4 people for a total of 12 people in 3 bedrooms, also the rooms has air conditioned, refrigerators, televisions, fans, and natural ventilation, balconies overlooking the park Vidal, one of the room is located in the terrace, whit an excellent view to the whole city. Each room has a private bathroom with hot and cold water. Besides 2 rooms has balconies, where you can observe the daily life of the city, you can also sunbathe in the terrace. We offer dinner, breakfast and bar service to the room. ... more less