We weren't supposed to stay here. As we were travelling with our two kids, aged 7 and 9, we weren't allowed, so we were booked into the Ronda next door. However, on arrival at the Ronda, we found out they had (fortuitously as it turned out) given our room to someone else (as you do) and for some reason we were then allowed into the Grand, but only for one night (as we had kids and they were bending the rules).
The Grand was lovely - we had nice rooms, the lobby was gorgeous, and food good (for Cuba). We stayed in the Iberostar Parque Central in Havana and the rooms at the Grand were definitely better. It was way nicer than the Ronda.
Why they don't allow kids though is beyond me. There's no pool and the lobby is small so it's not like they're going to be running around it and getting in the way. This is by far the best hotel in Trinidad (there isn't much choice) and my husband needs to stay somewhere with wifi. Most kids who've made the trek to Trinidad are going to be on the well-behaved side I'd have thought. I could understand if it were a coastal resort or somewhere where there was plenty of choice, but to ban kids from the only good place in town is a bit mean, to be honest. And if they can bend the rules for one night I'm not sure why they can't for two. My kids didn't disturb anyone. The people chattering in the street until 4am outside our room on the other hand....
This is a five star hotel but I've only given it four for it's anti-small-people discrimination. But if you don't like kids then this is the place for you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Trinidad is a hotel located in the heart of Trinidad, Cuba. It has a colonial architecture and it is aimed for couples and adults. A lower age limit of 15 has been set to guarantee the guests rest. The Grand Hotel gives the opportunity to know the Cuban culture, the cuisine and the people. This hotel has 40 rooms (5 of them junior suites), all comfortably equipped with: full bath, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning, fridge, pillow menu, robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffer maker and safe deposit box. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Trinidad