Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad
Travel Blogs from Trinidad
Tuesday 15th April, we were picked up at the Saratoga Hotel for the five hour drive to Trinidad, just off of the south coast of the centre of the island. On the way we stopped off in Cienfuegos (according to Jane, pronounced 'Cinfoss'....a bit unnatural, until you think of Leicester...) for a quick look around the town square. On one side of the …
Julie and I both celebrate birthdays while in Cuba. Mine is today, but "celebrate" is too strong a phrase for what I anticipate. Our three days so far in Trinidad have been pleasantly relaxed, with nothing more exciting on the schedule than occasional trips for ice cream or to a local sight. This will suffice for today as well, though I did mention …
... begging us to come to
their casa, telling us how much it would mean.
We knew that they were people on commission – not real casa owners – and
I ignored them. Miguel has a kinder
heart and tried to reason. They flocked
him. I would only hold my hand out and
say "La Tengo" – I have one. It was
getting dark and it took a few minutes but we found our way to Casa de Sandra y
Victor. They were waiting for us, a
... the city has been carefully restored to its former glory. When the original white stucco proved too difficult to maintain, the houses were painted in pastels and when the original wooden panels deteriorated, they were replaced by white filigree railings. The result is a city that looks like it was painted by Matisse-almost too pretty.
After our walking tour and a visit to a local artist, we trekked over to the ...
... doing the salsa with that night (although the image does get interrupted by the odd bus tour gang from Varadaro).
Outside of a Museum of the Bandits which is dedicated in a very negative way (hence the name) to local CIA sponsored insurrections, there is very little overt evidence of communist Cuba, unlike elsewhere in the country. This is primarily Spain, cobblestone streets, central square cafes, cowboys on horseback, and a strange number of transvestites. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services