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“Excellent Casa Particular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal Lili

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Hostal Lili
Ranked #61 of 348 Trinidad B&B and Inns
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“Excellent Casa Particular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Hostal Lili two nights but we wanted to stay longer. What can we add to all the comments here about this beautiful house and its perfect hosts Lili and Gustavo? We agree with all others wrote about them.

HOUSE
Colonial antique furniture, high ceilings and cosy common spaces. Relaxing patio and terraces. One indoor parking slot where we could park our car. Ideal location to enjoy the unique town of Trinidad in the heart of casco historico but in a quiet street! If you come with your own car, you will need the 'business card' of the house to access the pedestrian area - agree on your arrival time in advance.

ROOM
We loved our room: spacious and clean. High ceilings, two double beds, airconditioning, ensuite bathroom and quite location to rest well at night. There was also a TV and a minibar with price list of beverages and all other services offered by Hostal Lili such as dinner, snacks and even laundry!! We enjoyed having the TV to go more in depth into the cuban culture. We had our private little terrace to relax, smoke cigarros and enjoy the mangos falling from the tree in the backyard. We had a cleaning service in the room.

FOOD
Excellent. We loved breakfast at Lili's. Fresh fruit and delicious juices. Nice pastries and toasted bread. Eggs with ham & cheese, fruit jam, butter and even peanut butter!

HOSTS
Lili and her husband Gustavo know what 'hosting' means. They are very serious, precise, always available and at the same time friendly and make you feel welcomed.
They helped us to arrange our next accomodation in Cuba: Lili called a friend of hers in Remedios and then she also coordinated our next days in Trinidad at her cousin's (cute house too!). Gustavo gave me an adaptator to use my hairdryer. They were at our disposal for whatever we needed. We have only excellent words for them and also for the attentive people working with them!

We would definitely recommend this casa particular! Muchas gracias Lili&Gustavo!

Marta & Pedro

  • Stayed March 2013
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Liliana A, Owner at Hostal Lili, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
! Hello!. Thank you very much for your detailed review of our house and the kind comments. We're glad you felt good here, you are very nice people and we hope to have them back soon. ! Until another day!. Lili.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at Lili's for 5 nights in mid-January of this year and it was without doubt the best casa we stayed in during our trip to Cuba. It wins hands down in terms of the quality of room you get, the location of the casa for sight-seeing in Trinidad, excellent breakfasts and dinners, and most importantly a lovely and welcoming host.

Our room was beautiful, very spacious and spotlessly clean; it had 2 large double beds, an ensuite bathroom and a small outdoor terrace with some rocking chairs for reading/relaxing (I should probably say the whole casa is full of rocking chairs). Communal areas in the casa are equally nice - there is an outdoor terrace for breakfast, as well as an indoor dining room/bar area for evening meals. The casa is located in the old part of town where all of the streets are cobbled and is a fine example of a typical colonial house, with a green painted exterior and wooden window shutters. It is a great location to explore Trinidad on foot from, and equally convenient to take a taxi to/from Playa Ancon. Lili's breakfasts are very tasty and generous (she even remembered which fruit I liked and adapted my breakfast during my stay!) and I would also very much recommend the evening meals at the casa - much better than some of the food we ate out.

Lili is a wonderful host and helped us with many things, such as taxis to the beach, restaurant recommendations, transfers to Cienfuegos and lots of other things - she really made us feel at home.

I really, really recommend this casa.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liliana A, Owner at Hostal Lili, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
! Thank you for your feedback. Very flattering comments. For us it was a pleasure to welcome back and hope to see someday. ! A lot of luck. Lili.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had a lovely stay here. Nice clean big room with lovely terrace to sit out on. The breakfasts and dinners we had were among the best of our whole stay in Cuba. Lili also was great about me being gluten free, and seems like they are equally helpful to veggies too. The house is very beautiful and close to everything in Trinidad. Thaks for a lovely stay!
Jo and Mike

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liliana A, Owner at Hostal Lili, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
! Hello!. Thanks for your feedback. They have been very kind. If I ever return to Cuba, here at Hostal Lili will be waiting. Always try to give our best attention. Lili.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Very nice people! We got referred by family of her and we have no regrets!
Very nice (big!!) room on a very good location. They are busy creating a second room.

Breakfasts were very good!

Lili speaks good English so we had no problem communicating with them!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Liliana A, Owner at Hostal Lili, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback. Without doubt, this will be useful for customer service and for the promotion of our hostel. We hope to return someday. Sincerely. Lili.
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We went to Hostal Lili because we have friends that told us amazing things about Lili, Gustavo, and Trinidad! Really this Hostal is beautiful and comfortable, the rooms are large and always clean, the same about the bathroom. There is a Air-conditioning in the room, but the temperature was so nice inside the house that we did not need to use this, there was big windows and Fan(and was so hot outside).
The food in the Hostal was every day tasty and well cooked(breakfast, dinner and lunch), a special comment about the shrimp(I can remember as it was today!!)
The house is too close to the historical centre of Trinidad(Casa de La Musica, Casa de La trova, Casa de La Cultura, Iglesia(Church), Plaza Mayor, Museo de La Guerra "Lucha contra Bandido").... You'll have to walk only 5 Minutes or less.
About Lili and Gustavo, they are wonderful! They are kind, helpful and sweet. They are great hosts, and take care about all you need!
I strongly recommend this Hostal!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Liliana A, Propietario at Hostal Lili, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
! Thank you for your wonderful review!. For us it was a great pleasure to host them in our house and we remember with great appreciation. We hope to have them back in the not too distant future. See you!.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Me and my girlfriend ended up staying in this Casa after being recommended by another casa-owner. We had planned to stay a couple of nights but ended upp staying for almost a week, because we liked both the city and the casa. For us it was nice to have a quiet, cool and comfortable place that we could retreat to after a days activities. It was the was very well cleaned and felt fresh. Breakfast was great and also the dinners we tried. Since we dont speak spanish it was hard to have more in-depth conversation, but communication about the basics was no problem. The hosts were very hospitable and friendly.

We can recommend this casa to anyone visiting Trinidad!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Propietario at Hostal Lili, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
! Greetings!. Thank you very much for your comments. We like to get your opinion a few days of your departure. Were you and your guests excellent companion. We hope to return someday. Hostal Lili.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

My friends and I stayed at Hostal Lili summer 2011. We were only going to be in Trinidad for 3 or 4 days, but we stayed a whole week thanks to Lili and Gustavo’s excellent food and hospitality. We eat breakfast and dinner in the house, all the food we got served tasted delicious. We could also decide at what time we wanted the different meals, which was very helpful when we were going out to do activities.

The rooms were big and nice, with aircondition, fridge and bathroom separate to each room.

The distance to the centre town was not to far walking, but still not too close (not noisy at night).

We enjoyed our stay here very much, the conversations with the family, evenings at the roof top with tasty drinks and all the activities we found thanks to our hosts!

My friends and I recommend this place by heart, this is a place we'll all go back to if we're back in Cuba!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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, Propietario at Hostal Lili, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
! Thank you for your wonderful comment!. Her friends and you are very kind and charming. We wish them success in their work and our house always greet you with joy
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Property: Hostal Lili
Address: Juan Manuel Marquez (Amargura) 108 | / Ciro Redondo y Bartolomé Rivas Zedeño, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Trinidad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 348 B&Bs / Inns in Trinidad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostal Lili is one of the houses lived Bitterness Street, the oldest neighborhood in the City, has tall windows with handmade wooden balusters, cedar doors adorned with rows of round nails, spacious living and dining room, large yard slabs of clay weathered. It is one of the old houses have been preserved Trinidad notwithstanding the passage of the years and maintains its original structure with thick walls of over 250 years and roofs with eaves overhangs. You live here the atmosphere of old charm and romance that surrounds the historic center of the town. On the terraces of the property has access to excellent views of the town, the Caribbean Sea and the Escambray Mountains, you can sunbathe or enjoy the breeze under the shade of century-old mango trees. However its colonial atmosphere, guests have the convenience of modern life in their bedrooms, air conditioning, private bathroom, hot and cold water 24 hours, fans, mini bar and exterior windows. ... more   less 

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