About the Homestay
The hostel "El Ceramista" is a beautiful colonial house built in the 1940s. The house is located close to the square Carrillo in the same street as the Trinidad Cigar Factory. In a distance of just 600 meters you can find the historical center with all the main tourist points of interest. Upon your arrival you will be served a delicious cold fruit juicefor free. The hostelâ€™s neighborhood is very pleasant, central and very safe. In the house there are three air conditioned rooms with big windows and private bathroom whole the rooms are located on the second floor.
In the house lives a family of 5 people: 4 adults and a boy. Your hosts Alexey and Family will offer you a service of maximum quality with entertainment, good food and lots of pleasure. Their son Alexey runs a traditional pottery in the house. By keeping alive one of the most ingrained Trinidarian traditions he creates beautiful masterpieces of ceramic art.Â Of course, you are invited to discover his creations and, if you want, he will happy to give you a free pottery lesson.
If you inform the family aboutyour hour of arrival you will be expected atyour personal arrival point (e.g. the Viazul bus station).
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the modern city center is a quiet and safe area, very close to the central park Carrillo, where the malls and coffee shops, our house is one block from the Tobacco Factory, 3 Railroad Street and 6 blocks from the historic city center
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Respect the tranquility of other guests, no staff enter the street outside the house
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is allowed indoors.
I LOVED this homestay experience! Alexey's entire family was so nice, helpful and wonderful to chat with. Having homemade breakfast on their rooftop terrace was a true highlight. They also helped me book a private taxi to Topes de Collantes (the driver was such a delight!). And my room was great! I look forward to staying with them again :)
Alexey could not have been a more helpful or gracious host. The room is very comfortable, with air conditioning and very good beds and the house itself has a lovely patio and is in a nice neighbourhood, thee blocks from the centre (and with an excellent Italian restaurant around the corner). We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this casa.
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Alexey was a fantastic host, so friendly and helpful! Alexey's Casa is in a great location just a short walk from the centre of Trinidad and the room we stayed in was exceptionally clean with everything we needed.
Thanks again Alexey for making us feel so welcome!
We found A left through an article on Lonely Planet. If we were able to we would have loved to have stayed longer. We were greeted at the front door by his wife's beautiful smile after which she made us feel completely at home. Alexy arrived later in the day and was really lovely to chat with. Alexy's father was up early to make us tea nad coffee before we rushed off for our tour. Would recommend them to anyone and only wish we could have stayed longer!
I can honestly say that my husband and I LOOOOOOVED! our stay with Alexey and his family. They really treated us as if we were part of the family. The room, the food, the rooftop, everything! was just amazing! We had the opportunity to have great conversations with the whole family. Alexey's dad is a sweetheart. Every time we would go back to the house to rest, he'll make sure to come out and say hi! The whole family ws just great. I have nothing else but good things to say about them. We will definitely be back and stay with you guys! Los vemos pronto!
Alexey est une personne formidable et ainsi que sa famille. la chambre est très propre et bien décorée. la maison n'est loin du centre de Trinidad. Alexey est toujours au service de ses invités. ce qui etait plus dans cette maison vous avez la connexion d'internet gratuite!! eh oui pour Cuba c'est une exception:) .. je vous conseille fortement de séjourner chez Alexey! je remercie encore à lui et à toute sa famille pour cette rencontre unique!
We had a wonderful stay with Alexey and his family! They made us feel so welcome and shared lots of useful advice on things to do in Trinidad and onwards travel. The casa is really beautiful with a large terrace where you can sit outside to read or enjoy a lazy breakfast. We stayed for 3 nights in a really lovely bedroom with a big private bathroom. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and very comfortable. Alexey and his family are really friendly and helpful - this was my favourite casa in Cuba!
Your principal host is Alexey, a big hearted man who communicates patiently with a decent amount of English. You will also meet his charming family. We stayed in a range of casas and hotels in Cuba and this casa was best overall. In particular, cleanest and largest room, most comfortable bed, best guest information, most extensive guest services, best air conditioning, best stocked mini-bar, best security arrangements, best terrance/outdoor spaces, nicest breakfast and best dinner. It is also the only accommodation we stayed that had a hair dryer, it is 5-10 minutes walk from central old Trinidad and also does pottery classes for guests.
Would not recommend, told less than a day before arriving we had to move to another Hostal because he overbooked. He increased the agreed price the day we left. Would not book with him again.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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