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“Sweetest Lady Mercedes”

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Casa Colonial Mercedes
Ranked #76 of 207 Vinales B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Mercedes was very helpful and so was her son Michael. They were the sweetest! The helped us with excusions, new accomodation and so on. Michael spoke very good english. The room was clean and a rather big bathroom. Mercedes cooked a very nice meal for us.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jo W
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Definitely a great casa with a nice large bedroom (2 queen size beds), spacious bathroom, and your own living/dining room. The house is located on a corner, perfect spot to sit on the terrace and watch people go by (with a fresh coffee made by Mercedes). But the best part is the hospitality of Mercedes and her amazing family. The best house we stayed in Cuba due to the food, atmosphere, people and location. Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Gui R
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We loved it. Mercedes is wonderful. We truelly felt welcomed. Good food and a lot of fruits. Best vegetarian food during our stay in Cuba. Mikael was very helpful in arranging further casas and also trips around Vinales.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
Thank AndreaChristinaEdith
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Our stay with Mercedes and her family was the highlight of our 10-day trip in Cuba. Mercedes doesn't speak much English, but she makes up for that with her vast reserves of hospitality and heart. A large portion of the house is reserved for the guests -- the bedroom with two queen-sized beds, and a large dining/sitting area adjoining it. During the daytime, you can open huge wooden doors onto the porch. Sitting in the rocking chairs and watching life on the street pass by is a pleasure. Mercedes' son Maikel works at one of the two best hotels in town, speaks excellent English and seemingly can arrange any kind of activity you want. Another plus is Mercedes' excellent and abundant cooking. Most highly recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank SleeplessinSD
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

My buddy and I stayed here after arriving from Havana. The whole experience from Senora Mercedes meeting us at the bus stop and escorting us to the room to the moment we departed had a totally cool vibe. We truly felt like family. Mercedes son Mikhail was so crucial to helping us make the connections for fun activities in the area and was a great source of knowledge for our next leg of our journey.
Mercedes cooked the best food we had in Cuba. You must try her chicken!
The room was clean and Mercedes even offered to do the beds/clean during our short stay (which I thought was unncessary but I was glad she offered!)
The whole casa was spacious and I could have stayed for days longer. I'd really like to go back one day with my gf. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Brian D
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Thankyou Mercedes and Michael for your warmth, hospitality that you have always shared with me. Your home feels like my home in Cuba.

To visitors : stay here!!. There is a level of warmth and care you will find nowhere else in Cuba. The food is absolutely wonderful also. I would suggest you book for 3 days because Vinales is a special place to enjoy (check out Plaza Polo, the caves, los Jasmines, go walking, horse riding, drink the sugar cane juice - near the petrol station - and eat chocolate ice-cream.

Michael speaks perfect English - and can help with well informed advice on the area.

Room Tip: just one room - so book ahead if possible
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

This was the most welcoming place we stayed in Cuba, with the best food as well! On top of that Mercedes was like a loving mother who couldn't do enough for us. We loved the location: we could walk everywhere and each morning while having our coffee we would watch the neighborhood come alive. Vendors in horse drawn carts came down the street calling out their wares. Mercedes had her favorites and the sellers would always come back to her if she was busy the first time they came through. Maikel was a wonderful addition to our experience. He spoke excellent English and was so friendly and professional. He works in guest services in one of the high end hotels and it shows. Staying at the Casa Mercedes is like having our own in house concierge, private chef and mother!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Rafael Trejo # 2, Vinales 22400, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Pinar del Rio Province > Vinales
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Ranked #76 of 207 B&Bs / Inns in Vinales
Price Range: $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
English and French speaking hosts in a colonial casa particular near Vinales center. A large air-conditioned room with a high ceiling. Private bathroom and amazing food. Maikel, the son of Mercedes, works in tourism and can help you to arrange any kind of tours you want to do. ... more   less 

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