The 5 stars and words are not enough to describe this amazing casa. Probably our best experience in Cuba. The best part is its hostesses, Kenny, Ana, their friend Gilberto and their lovely son Julito who welcomed us as part of their family. They arranged an exceptional farm experience for us while Ana is a cook and laundry pro!Highly recommended that you add those extra services to your stay!
Any at Villa Cristal was very welcoming. Our room was spotless and comfortable and the facilities were good. Any very kindly made us a packed lunch for our transfer - it was great, thanks Any! A great range of booklets and info on the area and Any’s excellent English and knowledge allowed us to make the most of our short stay. The Vinales area is great, we felt it was a real taste of rural Cuba. Botanic gardens well guided & worth a visit. Plenty of walking opportunities. We loved the scenery on our horseback tour to the Monte Christo tobacco fields, where the guides were excellent. Managed to get to the rock paintings & caves too – quite touristy, but well worth a visit.
The owner did an incredible renovation since my last trip (December 2018). The family areas are beautiful and the food is excellent. The owner organized for us a horse ride with an amazing guide Alain. I recommend you this trip to visit a tobacco farm. Thank you Any and Francisco for keeping the high standard of service in your house.
Spacious room, very clean, good bed comfort. Above all: very warm welcome and lots of personal details to make you feel very welcome. Great breakfast and good location. Nice patio the relax and a friendly dog to make it extra 'homy'
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer Casa and host. Any was a huge smile from the moment we arrived and her family so welcoming. The room was comfortable, with handy mosquito nets! The bathroom clean and the mini bar stocked and reasonably priced. Any’s breakfasts are delicious, the cinnamon pancakes especially and we ate on the terrace one evening too - with the chicken so well flavoured and not over cooked (a treat as Cuban food proved to be the opposite on many occasions!) The Casa is very close to the Main Street in Vinales and easy to find. A quick stroll and you’ll find 3Js where the pina coladas are the best we tried and the rum is free-pour! I would definitely recommend Villa Cristal if you are visiting Vinales. Any will help with organising excursions for you too and her English is excellent.…
This is a nice and relaxing place to stay in Vinales! Any was very warm and friendly. She and her family left for the holidays when we stayed there, but she left us in good hands of the friendly neighbors. The dog Fido was a real sweetheart. The room was comfy and well equipped. It was nice to have breakfast on the patio or to relax on the rooftop! The place is very quiet at night!
We had a wonderful stay at Annie's in Vinales, who welcomed us as if we were friends and took care of us from beginning to end. The room was perfect and the roof terrace is a little piece of paradise. Breakfast and meals were the best of our entire stay. We highly recommend it!
Three nights in Villa Cristal was a delightful experience. Any is a warm and caring person. We felt welcome and comfortable. The breakfast was amazing, the mango tasted so good. We made some trips, one to a beach with the whitest sand I have ever seen. We can really recommend Villa Cristal and Vinales. Johanna and Adrian
During a two week tour of Cuba, I loved Villa Cristal and Vinales the best! Our room was lovely and comfortable. The courtyard and rooftop terrace are beautiful and something I enjoyed every day. Miss Any was most gracious and served a delicious and filling breakfast, with amazing Cuban coffee! She made sure we were comfortable and checked often to see if there was anything we needed. Her English is perfect. No communication issues here! I can’t wait to book another tour, and I will insist on staying at Villa Cristal.
As soon as I arrived, met my hosts, and then saw my room, I was absolutely delighted. Then to meet guests that have been staying here twice a year, every year for 10+ years, indicated that I was very fortunate to be staying here. Everything far exceeded my expectations, and nothing was too much trouble for my hosts. Villa Cristal is only 30 seconds walk to a short street full of restaurants, and my walking the 200 m up this street, you are in the main Vinales Street which is full of restaurants, shops, and everything will be tourist may want. Would I return to stay at Villa Cristal - yes, yes, YES!