I always stay at Hotel Mirador when I visit Cuba. Love the quiet town, spotless clean rooms and the pool are to unwind and relax. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Check in was very easy. The pool bar attendants are always very friendly and professional.
After plenty of hiking and biking in the area, we took a few hours pause here to chill, enjoy the pool area, and people-watch, an especially fun activity given that children had the week off school. Played a little makeshift bingo with some families, enjoyed a so-so monitor, and got on our way.
Pluses for this place; posh appearance, nice pool, good outdoor dinning and bar with a really excellent band in the evening. Minuses; typical hotel water issues, lighting, comfort, etc. The breakfast restaurant was better than most. SDdlB is quite small and unremarkable and there is not a lot going on outside the hotel walls. The hotel is also adjacent to the local hospital and my group was awakened by shrieks of grief in the night. On the plus side, not too much dog barking. When we stayed there, ours was one of four cycling groups, so the place is very friendly to cyclists. You may meet Pilo, a local English teacher (the local school is a bock away, and he is out roaming during recess)who is a straight-up guy but at the same time will endeavor to get a few CuCs out of you by showing you the sad state of his library and gym supplies. My interaction with him was one of the more remarkable ones of my journey in Cuba, and I wish there was a way to get the money to where it should go and not just to Pilo. In Cuba, this type of hustle is not a bad thing. You meet someone with a good story who can tell you about life on the island without a filter, and what is a few bucks to you if you already made it this far? His English is perfect.…
This region is very interesting, with mogotes and caves from ancient limestone deposits. Rooms are along an open corridor where one might encounter a tree frog or lizard on the wall, lovely swimming pool with plaza around it. Food was the usual Cuban fare, plain but plentiful. Plumbing worked fine.
This hotel, like many in Cuba is charmingly stuck in the sixties. We stayed there for two nights while birding in the area. The pool is fantastic - large and attractive and nice after a day of hiking. The food was plain but good. One morning there was a hatch of flying ants. They were in the outdoors corridor drawn by the lights. Sort of like something from a movie. Aside from a couple that made it into the room there were no bugs. One night it rained so we couldn't enjoy the bar with the thatched roof. We did just fine.