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“Away from it all”
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Hostal Sol y Mar
Ranked #154 of 365 Trinidad B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a great place to stay instead of Trinidad - you get away from all the hassle but can get into town easily and cheaply (3CUC). The hosts are lovely people who go out of their way to help you and the food Olga cooks is as good as any we tasted in Cuba. It is a popular place so booking a room in advance is recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
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Gracias por preferir nuestra comida. Es un gusto saber que la disfrutaron. Serán bienvenidos siempre.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed here for 9 nights in mid Jan 13 and found it to be a great place to relax away from the busy tourist areas. La Boca sits between Trinidad and Ancon beach, 5 miles from each, a great base to explore both. The Casa has a relaxing porch and gardens with rocking chairs ideal for relaxing whilst admiring sea and mountain views. Our hosts where very welcoming and hospitable providing a high level of service, excellent food (breakfast and dinner - large portions - tasty and fresh) at a good price. You can easlily hire bikes from the Casa for an easy flat ride to Ancon beach or slightly undulating ride to Trinidad. Great base to also explore national park/mountains (approx 8 miles away). Once again food quality was very good, better than any restaurant we ate at in Trinidad, and owners very welcoming and helpful.

Room Tip: Front room has sea view.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
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Muchas gracias ha sido un placer tenerlos en nuestro Hostal por tantos días. Hemos disfrutado mucho su compañía.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here in November and after a few days in Havana and it was heavenly. Calm and peaceful house by the seaside. We were greeted with smiles, warmth and great homemade mojitos! This casa was modest, but comfortable and meets all the needs you require. All meals amazing and dinner at the house was much tastier and more affordable than anything eaten out in a restaurant. The rocking chairs on the front porch make a great place to relax after a day out. The hosts can easily get you a bike to rent for the day - with the main beach an easy 20 min ride in one direction and Trinidad in the other. Recommend watching the sunset from across the road - truly amazing!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank saira H
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Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
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Es un gusto tener clientes como ustedes en nuestro Hostal. Gracias infinitas por reconocer nuestro trabajo.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Sol Y Mar in La Boca (Trinidad) is an ok hostal. The rooms are a bit small though (nowhere to hang your clothes) and badly ventilated. We where there in december so it was a bit cold, but still, we had to let the room be ventilated before going to bed. But be a bit careful with the hosts, they told us that the beer in the fridge was 1,50 cud, but when we got the bill the price had suddenly gone up to 2 cuc (the beer in the bar across the street is 1.50. The dinners we where told was between 8 and 10 cuc but when the bill came they suddenly charged 12.50 cuc. When we told them about this they got very cross and hardly made us any breakfast. Breakfast is by the way 5 cuc even if they tell you its 4.

Room Tip: One of their room is a bit larger (with 2 beds).
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
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No estamos muy claros de su opinión, pero nuestra obligación es siempre mejorar. Por lo que pensaremos en su comentario. Gracias por su tiempo.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

very nice casa in la boca:
- very nice owner!
- nice & clean rooms
- very good food! good variety of different styles..
- good location (near the beach for a walk)
- la boca is a good base for day-trips to trinidad, parks etc.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
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Muchas gracias, es un placer conocer sus opiniones.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Sol y Mar was very disappointing part of our overall great time in Cuba. We booked the hostel 1 month beforehand through Hostelbookers.com and paid one night in advance. After booking we confirmed our arrival on several occasions. The reason for booking this place was because of the near-ocean location and general impression. One day before the trip from Havana to Trinidad we call them to confirm the exact of our arrival. After a long bus drive and subsequent taxi drive, we were shocked to learn that the house was empty and locked. After inquiry around the neighbourhood, with great help of our very sympathetic and kind taxi driver, it turned out that our hosts went to Havana for 4 day. We were forced to change the accommodation and take different, not so nice house for a higher price. Needless to say that no one contacted us to apologize or to offer to return the advance payment. I would not recommend this place to anyone, unless fluent in Spanish and has at least one more alternative accommodation nearby.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
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Sentimos mucho no haber podido recibirlos, pero se lo informamos con el mayor tiempo posible y le buscamos habitaciones en otra casa, nosotros teníamos necesidad de salir de nuestro hostal.

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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
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2  Thank Marion-Jane79
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Joaquin P, Propietario at Hostal Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016
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Gracias por dedicarnos su tiempo.

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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 

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