My boyfriend and I just had a great vacation, travelling alone for almost a month. In November 2012, we went to Cuba for the first time and we were lucky enough to have three weeks to spend in this beautiful country. We had only one problem ~ we had booked only our first night upon arriving in Varadero and our last 4 nights before we were leaving, again in Varadero (at an all inclusive).
We were given the contact information for a casa in Havana and that worked out so well that we took their advice and booked Villa Liana y Lily for our stay in Vinales. We had planned to stay only two days, but we loved it so much we stayed a week!
Vinales is a lovely, friendly place and the casa is all that and more! Alina and her family are so kind and make you feel so welcome, if you're like us, you won't ever want to leave! Our private room with bath was wonderful and clean, breakfasts were delicious and we had some of the best dinners we had during our whole stay in the country. The rocking chairs on their patio were a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy the warm Cuban evenings, and cigars.
The house is in a great location, on the road into town and only blocks from "the main strip". It is quiet enough to enjoy the solitude and close enough to be convenient to stores, restaurants, banks, etc.
When we wanted to do something during the day (like a trip out to the beach or find a particular restaurant) Alina was more than willing to help. We even had our laundry done there before heading back to Havana! They are the most wonderful hosts and not only would we recommend this casa to anyone, we plan on returning ourselves! It can be a tad challenging if you speak absolutely no Spanish but trust us, it's worth investing in a "Spanish-your language" book!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private house of modern construction that is located at the entrance of the village of Viñales in the first houses, is yellow with gates to the parking lot of green and garden in the front also with an announcement on the wall of the VILLA LIANA portal and LILY, composed with 4 bedrooms with private bathroom each air conditioning and fan, spacious and twin beds in each also has several terraces that are located facing rooms for relaxation, reading, sunbathing, or just lounging on the rocking chairs that are placed in each well in our home can find many services like cocktail bar, laundry, bike tours horse through the valley visits to caves, peasant houses, drying sheds snuff, planataciones of region enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of our fields also in our home prepared breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners at the request of our customers with various offers including vegetarian meals ... more less