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Casa de la amistad di Armando y Leonor
Ranked #44 of 141 Cienfuegos B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

We stayed 2 nights with the very hospitable Leonor and Armando in their lovely, if somewhat quirky, central city home.

Upon arrival we were greeted with a video showing the highlights of the local area, of which Leonor and Armando are keen ambassadors for. Unless you are planning to spend a day travelling out to the national parks the sights of Cienfuegos could easily be condensed into a single day; although our one and a half days did allow us to spend some time lounging around the Hotel Union pool (across the road).

Their home is decorated with an endless assortment of quirky items including a ‘stuffed tiger’ toy on the piano stool, and a wide variety of cat paraphernalia (to accompany the wide range of cats which live outside)! A rooftop patio is perfect for a drink or just for lovely views across the city.

The rooms are simple, but clean. One limitation is that you only get a key to your room, not to the front door, so you are reliant on your hosts to let you in at night.

Leonor’s Cola-Chicken is her signature dish, however my tip is to ask her to make you one of her Black Cat Mojito’s with the 7 year Havana Club! We even bought some friends home for dinner one night (who were only staying in State hotels) and Leonor was more than happy to set two extra spots at the table and let them sample Casa food.

Leonor and Armando are friendly hosts who are very proud of their town and country. It was a pleasure to stay with them.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

I stayed in Cienfuegos overnight with a friend of mine back in November.
Long enough to see all major sites in town, I guess...
We loved our hosts & the atmosphere in general, not to mention a massive roof terrace on top of the building.
There's lots of birds (mainly parrots) flying around in the courtyard, which makes this place even more special.
We also enjoyed the food - legendary 'Cola chicken' (specialite de la maison) is not to be missed for sure! Once again, thank you Leonor :)
Casa's second to none location by the central square cannot be overlooked, so pop in and see for yourself. I promise you won't regret it guys.
Cheers,
Damian / UK

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

We stayed for one night en route from Havana to Trinidad.
The casa is in a great, central location and is easy to find (if you arrive at the bus station and it's hot/have heavy cases it's quite a walk, but doable). The building is really interesting with a central open courtyard and huge roof terrace for relaxing. The owners are lovely and very welcoming.

The room was not quite so professionally decorated as other casas we stayed in, with lots of photos of cats in costumes on the walls, nylon sheets in tropical patterns and bric-a-brac furniture. However it was clean. We ate both breakfast and dinner there, both of which were fine - Leanor tried very hard - her chicken in cola is particularly interesting! The numerous caged birds and cats do make quite a noise, sometimes in the night also.
It was very affordable $20CUC I think, per night. We stayed just one night, which to be honest was enough time to spend in Cienfuegos, which while interesting doesn't have the most options for eating or sightseeing. The hotel across the street (La Union?) seemed really nice too.

Given there aren't many options in Cienfuegos it was ok, especially if you're used to backpacking, but the other casas we stayed in in Cuba were better overall.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Avenida 56 nr. 2927 in alto e/ 29y31, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Cienfuegos Province > Cienfuegos
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Ranked #44 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Cienfuegos
Number of rooms: 5

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