We (me and my husband) stayed at Juana's hostal in February. They offered us separate house in the yard. Premises were good, separate beds, there is shower in the house and it actually works very good. There are few things (as everywhere in Cuba) which could be improved - air conditioner was placed right above my bed so if it worked I turned quite cold; you can feel that a lot of people have been sleeping on those bed mattresses for many years, and the fridge did not smell very nice when you opened it - but all of this is non of the matter. If you want to avoid stuff like this, stay in the government owned hotels (quality not guaranteed).
Hosts are very polite and helpful. I listened to someones advice to take horse ride when in Vinales. We asked for help to arrange this for us when we arrived at Juanas hostel. And I can recommend it - it was one of the best things we experienced in Cuba. Definitely worth every euro.
Juana cooked really good and we did not need to overpay in cafes. House has good location as well (but all of Vinales is a small village). The quality is very ok for the price you pay. We stayed in different houses during our visit to Cuba and I can say that Huanas house was somewhere in the middle - you can get better houses but you will have to pay more.
My advice: take a car and go to beach at Bahia Santa Lucia. It will cost about 45 euros, the car will take you to the beach where only local people go and very few foreigners come. That day was exceptional! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just three blocks from the town center, close to cultural centers, but where no noise interrupts sleep night, it has one independent bedroom with air conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, bathroom, hot and cold water all day, two double beds for 2 persons each and two free bikes for 1 day and another inside with air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom, hot and cold water all day and two double beds for 2 persons each, also a car parking to several meters from the house. It is a business where the owners are great people and you will be treated like a member of the family, it has affordable prices, the food is exquisite, English is spoken and you will enjoy services such as, horseback riding and walking tour through the valley, dance classes, drinks, bicycle rent and you can check your email and write to your friends and family. Hostal Juana is the perfect place to make your trip an unforgettable stay, where charisma and quality of services are the result of accumulated experiences. ... more less