Vinales

Bed and Breakfast Villa Cristal**

9,7
Villa Cristal**
10 Reviews
Appreciation 9,7
Location 9,6
Service 9,8
Value for money 9,8
Food 9,6
Rooms 9,7
Child friendly 9,6

10 Reviews

25/01/2012
Martijn
Best Cuba experience we had
We stayed at Villa Cristal for 3 nights. What a great experience! We had no idea what to expect, normally we stay in hotels. Staying in this casa was really cool. The family (Ani & Francisco & others) was very friendly, they speak English well and the they gave us good advices looking for excursions (they both work in tourism). Breakfast and especially dinner were amazing (the best food we had in Cuba for sure). You've a private casa with good facilities, even a safety box! Water in the shower is hot, but the time is limited, perhaps because of a small boiler. But no problem, in most of the casa we've been we didn't have any hot water at all. The private parking space is also a plus. Vinales is a cosy village, completely different from the busy Havana. It has beautiful landscapes and enough to do in direct environment. We most enjoyed sitting in front of the house in a relaxing chair, having a drink and look at daily life in Cuba! Villa Cristal, for the real Cuba experience!!
  • Travel partyWith partner
  • Travel departure dateDecember 2011
Appreciation 9,0
Appreciation 9,0
Location 9,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 10,0
Rooms 8,0
02/06/2011
nancyz@telus.net
Best in Vinales!
Accommodation: Villa Cristal offers a private, new, purpose-built guest house, equipped with two double beds, a modern bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, kettle, and TV/DVD player with a selection of DVDs. Services: Delicious, affordable breakfast and dinner options, laundry service and secure parking. If you do not rent a car, your hosts can arrange a private taxi from Jose Marti (Havana) airport right to their door. Activities: Your friendly and helpful hosts, Francisco and Any, are fluent in English and happy to suggest activities. They will reserve local guides for excursions on horseback, trekking, or rock climbing or book your spot on the hop-on hop-off Vinales bus and day trips to the beachesin the area. Check ot the local night club for live music nightly. Summary: The best Casa Particular experience in Cuba!!
  • Travel partyWith partner
  • Travel departure dateMay 2011
Appreciation 10,0
Appreciation 10,0
Location 10,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 10,0
Rooms 10,0
Child friendly 10,0
29/05/2011
Tony Zegarchuk
Our second home
Kudos to Francisco and Ani for creating what has to be the best casa in Cuba. This was our second time to Cuba in 6 months, and this time instead of travelling around we headed straight back to our favourite casa from the first trip. It wasn't a mistake. The charm of Vinales and its people are infectious, and Villa Cristal is the perfect place to explore the area from. The family made us feel like we were returning home again. We returned home feeling absolutely spoiled. We can't wait to return.
  • Travel partyWith partner
  • Travel departure dateMay 2011
Appreciation 10,0
Appreciation 10,0
Location 10,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 10,0
Rooms 10,0
Child friendly 10,0
16/02/2011
Adam B
Believe the hype! ;-)
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic couple of nights at Villa Cristal - it's a winner on every level: Accommodation: wonderful detached bungalow with ensuite. Room has TV and use of DVDs, air con, and even has an ipod charger/radio/speaker system as a donation from a recent guest I believe! The room was clean and comfortable. Hosts: This was the real special bit - both Francisco and Any were really friendly and helpful. Francisco went out of his way to assist with our questions and provide help and advice - both via email before we arrived in Cuba, and in person once we arrived. Any and the rest of the family were also very friendly and really made us feel at home. Food: Amazing! It's always best to eat at the casas in Cuba, rather than run the gauntlet of the state-run restaurants, and here was no exception - great breakfasts and dinners and good value too. Location - can't be faulted - a quiet street one back from the main street in Vinales. Tip: If the weather is goo
  • Travel partyWith partner
  • Travel departure dateJanuary 2011
Appreciation 10,0
Appreciation 10,0
Location 10,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 8,0
Rooms 9,0
01/12/2010
Petri van Gastel
Best Casa Paricular in Cuba!
Very friendly family!! Private bungalow with good beds, TV/DVD, private bathroom, private terrace. Good food, lot of choice! Many extra services offered, booking trips, laundry service,... Englisch spoken. You can really trust the owner and have a perfect stay in Vinales in this casa!!
  • Travel partyWith partner
  • Travel departure dateNovember 2010
Appreciation 10,0
Appreciation 10,0
Location 9,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 9,0
Rooms 10,0
29/11/2010
Katie O'Connor
Not to be missed
This casa is a little gem. We booked on the basis that it was no.1 on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The room is self-contained in the back garden and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The fridge was restocked every day (we went through lots of beer!), two double beds, DVD, books, and a great shower! Francisco was away our first day but he had made sure that another friend (Micheal, many thanks) would call to help us book our trips etc. Yusi is never without a smile on her face and made us lovely meals. The whole family are very welcoming and I'm so glad we got the chance to stay in this lovely casa. If I ever get the chance to return to Cuba, Vinales and Villa Cristal will be top of my list! Thanks x
  • Travel partyFriends
  • Travel departure dateOctober 2010
Appreciation 10,0
Appreciation 10,0
Location 10,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 9,0
Rooms 10,0
18/10/2010
EwelinaJ
Great place
Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed our stay in Villa Cristal. Very nice, clean and comfortable room with TV, fridge,air-co, selection of DVD and books. The casa has a roofterrace with amazing view. Francisco and Any were very nice, friendly and helpful. Anita cooked delicious food for us every day. They made us feel like at home.
  • Travel partyWith partner
  • Travel departure dateOctober 2010
Appreciation 9,0
Appreciation 9,0
Location 8,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 10,0
Rooms 10,0
08/06/2010
Julian Abel
Excellent Casa
Definitely the highlight of our stay! Franscisco and Any made us feel so welcome, and the food was delicious! The room, or bungalow, was very comfortable with a fridge, tv, dvd player and selection of books and dvds. They really made our stay in Vinales memorable and were very helpful in organising excursions and recommending other Casas. Thank you Villa Cristal.
  • Travel partyWith partner
  • Travel departure dateMay 2010
Appreciation 10,0
Appreciation 10,0
Location 10,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 10,0
Rooms 10,0
Child friendly 10,0
09/02/2010
rob oneal
fantastic
i've been visiting the town of vinales for the past ten years and cannot imagine a better place to stay than villa cristal. the family is amazing, the room is extremely comfortable and the location is perfect.
  • Travel partyFriends
  • Travel departure date2010
Appreciation 10,0
Appreciation 10,0
Location 10,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 10,0
Rooms 10,0
Child friendly 10,0
10/02/2010
Jules
Best homestay in Cuba
I have made a number of trips to Cuba and love the homestay accommodation. It is a great alternative to hotels, particularly if you want to experience the real Cuba. This is without doubt the best homestay in Cuba. Any and Francisco speak fluent english if you need that, Any cooks amazing food, the room is very clean with a lovely bathroom, and you have the whole run of the backyard, with meals served in their lovely main house. Francisco can arrange WHATEVER you want, whether it's a trip to the beautiful beach nearby, or to hire a car to explore the valleys yourself. The service here is fantastic. The casa is fantastically located in a quiet street but only a short walk from the 'centre' of Vinales and El Polo, which has, quite simply, the best nightlife in the world, and I have been a lot of places. Don't miss Vinales, and don't miss Villa Cristal!
  • Travel partyFriends
  • Travel departure dateSeptember 2009
Appreciation 9,0
Appreciation 9,0
Location 10,0
Service 10,0
Value for money 10,0
Food 9,0
Rooms 9,0
Child friendly 9,0