I stayed at Esther's for a total of 4 nights, booked through Francisco from Villa Crystal. It was a very nice stay. The Casa is in a very central, the room was clean and has a private bathroom. Sitting on the Esther's patio watching the world goes by was quite interesting. One moment you see a classic car goes by, the next you see a guy riding a horse. Esther also rents out bicycle and it was a great way to see Vinales since it is fairly flat.
Esther speaks Spanish only, and sadly my Spanish was lacking. However, we were able to communicate for the most part. For the really complicated stuff, her relatives (Francisco and Annie) across the street were very helpful and were able to arrange tours as well.
Esther's son, Wakim, who is a taxi driver, also drove me to the airport in Havana at 4am and had saved me a lot of time and hassle.
Overall, it was a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nice tranquil Casa Particular with great hosts and a nice patio where you can relax in your rocking chair to watch the Vinales life going by. ... more less