We can recommend this hostal without any hesitation and will definitely return if we should make another trip to Cuba. We arrived with a rental car: there is a private parking lot next to the hostal. To enter the historic center you have to tell the guards at the barrier that you are staying in the Casa Amatista and need to unload.The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner are very good: José obviously enjoys cooking and spoiling his guests (portions are huge). There is really no reason to eat out in Trinidads restaurants.
But the best thing are the hosts, Hiraida and José. Throughout Cuba we did not encounter hosts that were equally attentive and open-hearted. Within days they make you feel as if you were a friend of the familiy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amatista is a beautiful colonial house, built in the 1700`s. It is located at the town senter, just 50 metres away from Plaza Mayor, and sorrounded by museums and history. Casa De La Musica, which offers cuban music and dancing, is only minutes away. Amatista has two airconditioned rooms decorated in colonial style. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with hot and cold water. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat a variety of cuban traditional dishes where tropical fruits stand out. In order to delight yourself along with your family and/or friends, we suggest you to enjoy the traditional cuban mojito. Mrs Hiraida Lopez Tellez and mr Jose Luis Garmendia welcomes you and wishes you a happy stay at their house. ... more less