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“Beats Havanna 4 star hotel!”
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Casa Ileana
Ranked #55 of 356 Trinidad B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beats Havanna 4 star hotel!”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

From the outside it's impossible to guess how great Casa Ileana is. Get inside to discover a great place to stay! Ileana herself is always a big smile and her husband Piedra is always there to help with tips and stories. The room with a double bed has both fan and airconditioning as well as a beautiful bathroom with shower. The "maxi-bar" fridge in the room is filled with beer, wine and water - all you need. The breakfast was the best we have had anywhere in Cuba - fresh fruit, a choice of eggs, a daily surprise and coffee worth the name. We felt always comfortable to come and go as we wished and if we needed advice Piedra was eager to share his view. In the afternoon we enjoyed sitting in the garden reading, having a beer and a cigar before getting out at night to a nice Paladar and the nearby Plaza Mayor with Casa de Musica, Casa de Trova and more.
Next time we will skip the 4 star hotel all over and go for quality Casa Particular like Casa Ileana!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Stayed at the casa for three nights and had a lovely time. Gilberto and Ileana are great hosts and can help you to arrange all sorts of activities. They were very patient with my Spanish, even though Gilberto also speaks English. Try Ileanas lobster and the schrimps, it was excellent. I travelled with a friend so we had a room with a twin bed, the room was clean and facing towards the patio, which was nice. Lovely sitting out in the patio eating breakfast and dinner. Can really recommend this place.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

We went to Cuba on an intrepid tour and stayed at about 5 casas. This was by far our best casa. We had a relatively new room which was upstairs. We also had our own patio where we could eat our meals. The room whilst small was more than adequate for a couple. Ileana was amazingly cordial and the food was stupendous. Best lobster prawns and fish. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

This Casa ticked all the boxes for us. Great location, great people, great food. We ate breakfast and dinner each day and it was very reasonably priced and plentiful. Ileano and Gilberto were very friendly and accommodating and would arrange dance lessons, taxis or anything else you might need. Gilberto spoke excellent english. We could come and go as we pleased, returning home at 2.00 in the morning after an evening of dancing wasn't a problem for them. I would defintely stay at this Casa when I return to Cuba.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

First Casa experience and it was wonderful. The property is in an unprepossessing cobbled road close to the old town centre, but what a lovely surprise inside. We had two rooms off an attractive courtyard, but the best was yet to come with our two wonderful hosts, Ileana and Gilberto. Ileana is such a wonderful cook that we took advantage and eat in all 4 nights! Gilberto was such a great host and not only suggested but also organised a variety of things for us to do during our stay. Wonderful friendly stay and so much nicer to interact with real people. Thank you Ileana.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank david a
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

This was our first Casa experience and we didn't know what to expect but we had a really lovely stay in Trinidad and it was enhanced by our very friendly hosts.

We found this Casa very centrally located. The room was very comfortable and always very clean with a well stocked fridge full of drinks.
Breakfast was included and was served whenever we wanted it and was delicious and there was always more than we could eat.
We also opted to eat dinners at the Casa and I would recommend trying it as we had delicious meals (again served at whatever time we liked) in what felt like our own personal restaurant.

Ileana and Gilberto were very friendly and welcoming, even waking in the morning to give us a lift to our 6am bus.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We stayed at Casa Ileana for 2 nights. Both, Ileana and Gilberto, were very friendly and helpful. The two rooms are located in the backyard of the house. They are quiet and face a small patio, where breakfast and dinner are served. Breakfast was very good, the dinners extremely delicious and a lot! Rooms are clean, not too big but totally sufficient, big fridge, a/c, big bathroom. The casa is centrally located in the historic part, car can be parked right in front of the casa. We could ask any time regarding information about things to do and places to see, they had a lot of useful advise. They could also recommend us a casa for our stay in Camaguey which was as nice as their's and reserved for us.
Overall a great stay at a fair rate.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Ileana

Property: Casa Ileana
Address: Jesus Menendez (Alamada) #92 | e/ Augustin Bernaz (Paz) y Colon, Trinidad, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Trinidad
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 356 B&Bs / Inns in Trinidad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our colonial, family home is in the 18th century zone of Trinidad. We offer 2 comfortable, modern rooms in our house. Both with beds 185x135 and 190x90, as well as private, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, fan, minibar and tv. You can enjoy our offer of drinks and meals in our patio. Musea and entertainment venues are all at a few minutes walking distance. Trinidad is at a distance of 12 km from Playa Ancón. Tours to explore Valle de los Ingenios and Topes de Collantes are offered locally.Looking forward to having you as our guests,Ileana y Gilberto"Our house is your house." ... more   less 

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