Hotel La Ronda
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Our OpinionPlease note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.
OverviewLocated in the Parque Cespedes (Plaza Carrillo) in the heart of Trinidad.
This review is not about the room. It's about the concierge service and booking a taxi for a ride to Cayo Guillermo. Cuba is amazing, but Cuba for tourists is still a hit or miss proposition as it comes to taxi rides. You have to be very flexible in your expectations or timing - if you cannot be, book a group tour. If you like to travel without a package tour, the taxis you reserve or book may not be the ones that come get you, the taxi drivers you think will be picking you up are the ones who come. You can either accept that and roll with the flow or be very demanding when booking (if in person) and say that you expect the car and driver in front of you (with no one else in the car!). At the Hotel La Ronda, unfortunately, the concierge booked us what was supposed to be a very nice car - the next morning, a broken down car came with the driver's friend accompanying us, and then he stopped after in the drive and we had to switch to another taxi and driver. In the end, we made it, but the difference between what we expected and what we got was the problem. So, let go of your expectations, and it will be a great trip!
We paid 250 eur for a night for a double room which turned out to be way too much for the quality received.Location is fine, but parking can be an issue.The check-in was quite quick with average politeness.The room we were given was a twin and they could not change it to double what was booked.Beds were too soft for us.The bathtub was funny, it had a ceiling shower right over the tap so it was impossible to stand under it.Something was leaking in the bathroom so the floor was wet all the time.AC was OK but the swing did not work.Breakfast service was polite and fast, food was OK.
The location of the hotel in the old city center of Trinidad is top. The architecture and outside look of the hotel is one with the totally atmosphere of Trinidad. The staff is very kindly and helpful. Room are really nice and had all comfort you may aspect, much better than what we had elsewhere in Cuba in our private tour. Breakfast à la carte was simply luxury and great.
We stayed there for 3 nights last week and loved it. It has a great location and is run by friendly staff. It is well organised, spotlessly clean and it is hard to find fault. Only slight issue might be noise from the road if you have a room at the front hey, that's Cuba street life - soak it up as local charm, bring ear plugs for sleeping or request a room that opens on to the inner courtyard. The courtyard is an oasis of calm from the hustle and bustle outside and there is also a great first floor bar with views of the street thta is unexpectedly tranquil, great for a sundowner. We popped into the 5 star Iberostar next door and thought it lacked character and atmosphere. In our opinion, this is a much better option if you can get a room.
We stayed in La Ronda in December 2016. The staff could not be more welcoming. The rooms were clean and airy with extremely efficient air conditioning. It has a beautiful inner courtyard and a quiet upper terrace from which you can people watch the busy street below at ease. The Breakfast was delicious, mostly the usual Cuban fare of eggs, bread and fruit but also great coffee and extras like bacon and croissants included as well. Our room was 177 CUC for 2 adults and 2 children which is pretty reasonable for a hotel in Cuba and worth it for the air conditioning alone. Beds were comfortable and the Cuban towel art raised to a new level!No queue for money changing and the hotel is convenient for the centre of old Trinidad, located just off the large square with internet (the square - the hotel does have it but I couldn't get on. Some public squares in Cuba have good public internet - you can tell which as they are filled with people using devices).
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 17 rooms, including 4 Junior Suite, 3 doubles and the rest standard double rooms
- Lobby bar
- Terrace bar
- Internet (fee)
- Laundry services (fee)
- Room service (fee)
- 2 twin beds or 1 queen
- Bathroom with shower
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box (fee)
- Mini fridge
Resort Location Map
Hotel La RondaCienfuegos,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Calle Jesus Maria 45, Trinidad 62600 Cuba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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