A combination of various institutions have worked together to renovate, refurbish and re-establish a historic location in Holguín to create the Hotel Encanto Caballeriza to serve an increasing level of tourism in the Holguín province. The Cuban Ministry of Tourism worked together with the Encanto Hotel group and the Fundo Cubano de Bienes Culturales to fund and restore what used to be a 19th century stables into a 21 room 3 star boutique hotel.
The design and skeletal structure of the hotel have been based on the original building established in 1810. It was later utilised as stables in 1840 by the then owner Juan Buch, the towns principal medic and member of the Spanish government. It was later ceased during Cuba’s War of Independence and was used as a residency from many families before falling into disuse.
The hotel consists of 21 rooms, a grand reception, a breakfast bar, a VIP salon, a kitchen and colonial style patio. The building maintains its colonial and barque style architecture, feeling like a step back into the ages. All rooms are fully air conditioned and furbished to an international 4-star standard. The building consists of three floors and utilises every nook and cranny. The majority of rooms are located on the second and third floors, these rooms are matrimonial rooms or double rooms only. The collaboration of the Fundo Cubano de Bienes Culturales ensured that all rooms are decorated and finished to the highest standards, maintaining the charm of the 19th century structure.
Located in the heart of the Centro Historico of Holguín, staying at the Caballeriza hotel you will be sure to get an authentic experience of your settings.
This city, 760km/495 miles southeast of Havana, is busy and not particularly attractive. But if you pass through, look in on the main square for its Art-Deco theatre, art gallery, and eclectic display of historical exhibits inside the Museo Provincial. The fine Carlos de la Torre Natural History Museum, just south of the square on Calle Maceo, in another colonial mansion, has a large collection of indigenous snail shells in dazzling colours. To the west of Holguin is a vantage point, Loma de la Cruz, which offers wonderful views over the city and across the province.