If you want a central base for exploring historic Trinidad, you will find Cubanacan La Ronda Hotel a great choice – particularly if you are looking for a friendly hotel with genuine colonial charm.
Located in the centre of the UNESCO world heritage town, La Ronda is a 2-storey 19th century town house that has been transformed into a charming boutique hotel. Just a short walk from attractions like the main square & vibrant Casa de la Musica, La Ronda has the best of Trinidad right on its doorstep. Resplendent in warm pastel colours & striking decor, from its communal areas to its rooms, La Ronda is very much the boutique hotel. With an attractive central courtyard, high ceilings & shuttered windows, it is also easy to picture the building’s colonial past.
Hotel La Ronda has a lobby bar & its rooftop bar provides good views, music & a great atmosphere on balmy evenings. Its restaurant serves a range of Cuban & international fare, often accompanied by live music. The staff are friendly & eager to please, providing excellent service throughout. Food & drink is of a good standard at the hotel, though there are several good paladars as well as more expensive options nearby.
While the shuttered windows are evocative of bygone days & help cool the rooms, it can lead to noise from the central courtyard. However, Cubanacan La Ronda is a charming, friendly boutique hotel with a great central location & is very reasonably priced for the area.
Hotel Cubanacan La Ronda was previously known as Hotel Isalzul La Ronda.
The best-preserved colonial city in Cuba, in the shadow of the Escambray mountains, Trinidad was not even linked by road to the rest of the country until the 1950s. Declared a national monument by the Cuban government this city is very much as it was four centuries ago, the beauty of its baroque architecture and cobblestones squares harking back to a bygone era when Trinidad was a key player in the Caribbean slave trade.
There are many interesting things to see (e.g Guamuhaya Archaeological Museum, Plaza Mayor, Church of Santa Ana, Calle Simon Bolivar....) but the most impressive of all Trinidad's many museums is Trinidad Municipal Museum and a visit to the Taller Alfarero, a large ceramics workshop where traditional techniques are still used is also worthwhile.