Built in 1790, Casa Sotolongo is one of the oldest colonial houses in Trinidad, Cuba. Our location can't be beaten; being the only family house facing the historic Plaza Mayor. Trinidad became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
Our house is close to parks, art and culture, great views, restaurants and a short drive to the beach. You’ll love staying at our colonial home and if you're a History enthusiast you'll feel you have traveled back in time.
We welcome all travelers, even groups & kids.
This colonial home belonged to an important sugar plantation owner named José Mariano Borrell y Padrón who lived in the house until his death in 1830. He was also responsible for building some of the most significant houses (museums today), the main square and paving the streets with the cobble stones Trinidad is known for.
For 6 generations the Sotolongo family has lived in this house, preserving it's history and maintaining the original layout.
The house has an spacious living room followed by a family room and the master bedroom (the owner's quarters). The family room then opens to a terrace and a long & bright patio with lounge area and outdoor dining space. All 3 rooms available for rent open up to this patio as well; featuring floor to ceiling doors & windows.
The newly renovated kitchen is located out back as well as 2 more rooms.
Your bedroom space:
You will be staying in a bright big room with 2 full beds. Closet & drawer space is available, as well as a small lounge space with chairs & table. Some of the furniture you will be using are antiques.
The room also has a private, spacious bathroom with amenities.
Our family has been in the hospitality business for 20 years now and we hope you'll feel at home with us.
All guests will be able to access the common areas in our home; always keeping in mind that our family lives here and some decorum will be expected from you.
Interaction with guests
We offer many services upon request, all to be paid for at the house. Here is a list of amenities & activities you will be able to book with us: (please inquire prices via personal message)
* Breakfast: (milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, home made pastries, juices, eggs, ham, cheese, sausage.
* Dinner (fully served table with 5 different main courses to choose from)
* Dinner reservations at local restaurants in high demand
* Private or collective car services (door to door and also to airports)
* Wi-Fi (using the prepaid internet card)
* Laundry service
* Walking tours
* Photography tours
* Horseback riding tours
Other things to note
In Cuba, we operate with 2 different currencies: the CUC (dollar) and the CUP (Cuban peso). In state run stores you can pay with either currency; while in private restaurants & businesses you will most likely be charged in CUC (dollar).
Once you enter Cuba, you will have to change your cash into CUC; you can do this at state run exchange houses called CADECA (Casa de Cambio). To avoid scams and losing money, don’t accept any changes from people on the streets.
Here are the exchange rates:
$1 USD = $0.90 CUC
$1 CUC = $24 CUP (varies)
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There is limited internet availability in Cuba. Aside from the internet rooms at the phone company; you will be able to connect to WI-FI in designated hot spot areas around town. To do this you need to purchase an internet card ($2 for one hour) at ETECSA (the phone company).
Luckly you will be able to connect from the comfort of our home using these cards.
- Please be respectful of our home
- Be gentle with our antique furniture
- Please turn AC off when leaving the room
- Don't bring strangers into our house
- Not suitable for children under 10
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