Orestes González Expósito y Aurora
General Portuondo (Trinidad) # 651¼, e/ Calvario (Porfirio Valiente) y Moncada, by Iglesia Católica Santísima Trinidad. Tel. (22) 65-8924 cel 53 73 65 66

HOSTAL LA CEIBA • •|• Santiago de CubaOrestes writes : "La Ceiba is a modern construction (1947), in the city center in excellent condition, with high ceilings, ventilation, comfort and security.

The casa features a patio with ornamental plants, typical of the beautiful cuban flora.

There are two large guestrooms; both of them with windows facing the patio, each with ac and an ensuite private bathroom.

We assist our guests with all their needs, like confirming tickets, transfers, local cabs, tour circuits; send a taxicab to pick up on arrival at the airport, train terminal or Viazul station; Espanol, English and Italian spoken; parking available; laundry service.

Meals served : breakfasts 2-5cuc; lunch or dinner, 5-15cuc, depending on dishes. Rates: 25cuc per bedroom per night; 20cuc in low season : March-June + Sept.-Oct.

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Orestes adds: "Our casa is located in a quiet area, within the Historical Center . It faces a small square with its large Ceiba (kapok tree), symbol of Cuban religious syncretism, worshipped with rites and offerings; it dates back to the middle of the 18th century and was the inspiration for the name of our hostel.

From the small park, our guests can enjoy the architecture of buildings dating from colonial or eclectical origins, among them one of the oldest church in Latin America (1730), a jewel of the historical heritage and admired by both faithful and atheists: The Santísima Trinidad Church. Our neighbourhood is quite near commercial, cultural, and social activities."

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Some 300 meters from La Ceiba, three important parks and squares - joined by pedestrian street Jose A. Saco-Enramadas : central Parque Cespedes, Parque Dolores and Plaza de Marte, along with all the complex of shops, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, that are found in its surroundings, la Casa de la Trova, Casa de la Música, Casa de las Tradiciones,Museum of the Carnival, nightclub Club 300, Dolores Concert Hall (where classical, symphonic and lyrical music can be enjoyed).

Within steps, the Museo de Arte Colonial, Casa Velazquez the first stone house built in the Americas (1516), former residence of the Spanish Governor of the island, Diego Velázquez, in whose basement the gold ingots, that were sent to Spain, were smelt and minted; Museo de la Clandestinidad, several Art Galleries, the emblematic Emilio Bacardí Museum (1899), the famous stairway Padre Pico Street, the House-Museum of Romantic poet Jose Maria Heredia, Casa Artex (a show venue), the Cathedral (1516) and other sites of cultural, historical and social interest.
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HOSTAL LA CEIBA • •|• Santiago de Cuba "Despite the proximity to the center (10-15 minutes walk), the casa is in a relatively quiet residential environment. Orestes and Aurora are very nice and helpful hosts with great advice. Orestes showed us on our map how to get to the main attractions.

Bedrooms were very clean and well furnished. In the small courtyard in front of the rooms you can sit quite comfortably. Delicious and plentiful breakfasts. Restaurante Aurora (same family) across the park is highly recommended.

Thank you for a lovely stay! Would gladly come again!" Stephi W on tripad, April 2015 Tripad
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photos © sogestour + La Ceiba + stephi W, TA

Updated 20.11.2015