We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great location, lovely veranda”
Review of Hostal Sol y Mar

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Trinidad
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Hostal Sol y Mar
Ranked #154 of 365 Trinidad B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Sol y Mar is a nice casa - our room was good with an enormous ensuite bathroom. The best part of the casa is the veranda with rocking chairs from where you can watch the sunset whilst nursing a cheap mojito from the beach bar across the road (definitely recommended - much cheaper than the Casa's drinks),

The meals were very good and the owner Joaquin was able to find two bikes for us to use for the two days at a reasonable price.

I did like Sol y Mar but can definitely say I've stayed in friendlier casas in Cuba - it felt much more business-like than some we had stayed in and ended up being by far the most expensive. If I returned to La Boca I think I might look at alternatives for that reason only.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Marion-Jane79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
Google Translation

Gracias por dedicarnos su tiempo.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (38)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

19 - 25 of 38 reviews

Reviewed February 24, 2012

Sol y Mar was another of our highlights for our trip to Cuba. It is a haven of peace and tranquility with delux meals (rarely heard of in cuba). To be honest all the reviews i read before booking are positive and i'm not sure i can add any more praise to aid your choice. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of havana - stay here.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank vanessa m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
Google Translation

Gracias por saber que han pasado un tiempo muy tranquilo en nuestra compañía. Un placer atenderlos.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 26, 2012

I echo what the other reviewers have said and more. We have just returned from a 20 day trip to Cuba and visited many places and stayed in various casas along the way..but this was my absolute favourite.
I felt like I wanted to stay forever and only stayed 2 nights unfortunately. I LOVE the house and the area. When we arrived in Trinidad we stayed for one night in a casa right in the middle of Trinidad. I liked (but not loved) Trinidad. However the outskirts are delightful! Playa Ancon is a really lovely tranquil beach just a few kilometres away and La Boca is midway between Playa Ancon and Trinidad. Some of the scenery in that area reminded me of switzerland scenes, clear lakes and mountains, with amazing reflections at dusk...
How can I begin to describe Sol y Mar....with its view of the beach and the magnificent sunsets enjoyed from the front porch...My idea of heaven...sitting in the rocking chair with a book and a drink.....sigh...
OUr room was at the front and had a view of the beach. It was comfortable, very clean and quiet. Meals were exceptional. And all presented so beautifully. Really felt spoilt. Many thanks Joaquin and Olga. You made us feel very welcome indeed.

Room Tip: We had the front room which I am sure has the best view of the beach....
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Macw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
Google Translation

Muchas gracias por ser su casa favorita en Cuba.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Hostal Sol y Mar has been the nicest Casa Particular in all of Cuba. Olga and Joaquin are just perfect service givers. The rooms are excellent, location can not be better and the food they prepare on request is at the level of any great restaurant in Trinidad, Cuba or the world.
We loved it and cant wait to be back soon.

  • Stayed: December 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Berni76
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
Google Translation

Gracias muchas por reconocer nuestro servicio. Es un placer atenderlos.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 1, 2012

If you want to see the best of Ancon beach and the best of Trinidad, Hostal Sol & Mar is The place to stay in to do both. Olga and Joaquin are excellent hosts, the food they prepare for dinner and breakfast is the best we had in all of Cuba (sounds like an exaggeration, but it is the truth!) Our room was very spacious, clean and had 2 big windows facing the beautiful garden and beach. The Casa Particular also has a nice front porch to enjoy the amazing evening sky of La Boca while having a cold Bucanero beer and reading a book.
8km away from the best beaches of Ancon and only 5 km away from Trinidad, Sol y Mar will be our base every time we go back to Cuba.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank FRAZAPA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
Google Translation

Gracias miles por sentirse como en un paraíso en nuestro Hostal, ese es nuestro objetivo.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 2, 2011

Casa Sol y Mar is ideally situated in La Boca, a quiet village on the water a few easy minutes by car from the wonderful city of Trinidad, a good walk or bike (or quick car ride) from the beaches of Playa Ancon (which are wonderful because they are not part of a gated tourist community but open for all to enjoy), a fabulous 20 minute ride into the mountains for incredible hiking and, if feel you have exhausted Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus and Cienfuegos are not far away.
Joaquin is the consumate host - excellent food (best breakfasts and fabulous cook - especially fish), sparkling mojitos, a willing Spanish instructor and great guide to the area and resources you need to make the most of it.
We were three people so the only guests. Very comfortable and clean. Beautiful evenings on the veranda and mornings in the garden.

Room Tip: 2 rooms - both good but front room benefits from cross ventilation
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Hollis1313
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
Google Translation

Encantados de poder atenderlos. Es nuestro deber y trabajo. Gracias.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 22, 2011

Sitting on the veranda, enjoying one of Joaquín's special mojitos, watching the lights from the fishermen's boats glinting in the bay couldn't get much better. Sol y Mar guesthouse is ideally placed for a beach and cultural stay. Nearby playa Ancón is terrific for sunbathing and swimming and Trinidad itself is just a short ride away. Joaquín is a great chef-every meal was presented beautifully and tasted marvellous. We did manage to prise his magical sauce recipe from him so we can try to recreate his fantastic Cuban flavours back at home! The warm welcome we received from Cubans in their homes made this, our first trip to Cuba, so special. Joaquín and Olga were such genuine and friendly hosts and if we are able to return to Cuba we will definitely be back here.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank missglorious
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
Google Translation

Gracias, es muy bueno saber que disfrutaron de nuestra comida y de su tiempo en nuestro Hostal. Siempre serán bienvenidos.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Trinidad
3.8 mi away
Club Amigo Costasur
Club Amigo Costasur
#1 of 1 in Playa Ancon
590 reviews
5.0 mi away
Hotel Ancon
Hotel Ancon
#8 of 11 in Trinidad
966 reviews
3.3 mi away
Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Casa Estrada BnB
Casa Estrada BnB
#1 of 1 in La Boca
8 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hostal Calzada Del Sol
Hostal Calzada Del Sol
#5 of 6 in La Boca
5 reviews
7.9 mi away
Hotel Los Helechos
Hotel Los Helechos
#7 of 11 in Trinidad
229 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hostal Sol y Mar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostal Sol y Mar

Address: Avenida del Mar 87, entre F y G | La Boca, Trinidad, SS, Cuba, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Trinidad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #154 of 365 B&Bs / Inns in Trinidad
Price Range: $18 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sol y Mar Guesthouse is located just in front of the sea. It’s one of the most impressive houses in the village. It has two bedrooms, one with a beautiful view to the sea and the other to the garden. Its wide porches are ideal to talk, read, or simply meditate. All the doors and windows are protected against insects. In the bottom there is a shower to clean salt water and also a laundry. We created the conditions to make you feel at ease. We wait for you. ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing