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Hostal Nelson

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The casa is located on the second floor of a restaurant. The rooms are adequate. However, the beds are small for 2 people. The casa is situated ideally for visits by foot to the historical center. Showers are sometimes warm, but generally vary in temperature. Breakfast is very good, with yoghurt, fresh fruit and juice a choice of eggs and... More 

Thank Ericv58
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Really really enjoyed staying at this Casa. The rooms are palatial compared to so many casas in Cuba. Breakfast on the terrace is so good and there are great views of Trinidad from the top terrace. We paid around 30CUCs per night and then 5CUC per person for breakfast. It wasn't the cheapest Casa we had stayed in but it... More 

Thank Madeleine_Mia
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630 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Rooms are very clean. Location is fantastic. Nelson came to pick us from bus station. He is nice guy. Terrace of hostal is very pretty and you can see city from little above. Breakfast is quite full. Very nice place actually as total.

Thank Semih A
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This Casa is more like a hostel as it has four rooms and a restaurant downstairs. The location is great as it is a two-min walk to the main square. The owner, Nelson, also has another Casa nearby. On arrival we were welcomed by a friendly Nelson who took our details. We never saw Nelson again. One room only had... More 

Thank Raj O
Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Just spent four nights at Casa Nelson in room #1 and #4. The rooms are clean and spacious, the beds are a bit hard but other than that had no complaints. The Casa has a beautiful rooftop terrace that overlooks the city and is awesome to hang out on to watch the sunset or relax in the cool evening breeze... More 

Thank Charissa N
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Hostal Nelson would be lovely, if it wasn't situated above a restaurant where you can hear the staff working til the early hours of the morning. I stayed here with my family and took up 3 of the upstairs rooms. One of them was directly above the restaurant barbecue and therefore became very hot and smelly. Luckily one of the... More 

Thank SaskiaSheffield
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We stayed 5 nights having selected it on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews as part of a Cuba Direct organised tour. (Our choice not theirs) Positives: very central, nice roof terrace, good size room (no 1), friendly waiting and cleaning staff, attached restaurant good (by Cuban standards), 20% discount on lobster and drinks for residents Negatives: beds very hard,... More 

Thank GreenStoneman
Lelystad, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Hostel Neslon is quite big for a case, but it's a great place to stay. Very clean, with a splendid breakfast with cheese, ham, bread, coffee, fruit and this wonderful solid marmelade they make in Cuba. The terrace gives you a great view over Trimidad and the shower was always hot and working. Good place, five minute walk to the... More 

Thank Sally_Lightfoot74
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The Hostal is in the historic cobbled centre of Trinidad about 100 yards up from the coach centre. The rooms upstairs are spacious and have good quality Cuban "antique furniture". The roof terrace provides an excellent view over Trinidad. The dining rooms are elegant. The food is really good and the service is excellent. All staff are helpful and friendly... More 

Thank Holiday1239
Hebburn, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We, by accident, ended up staying here for 8 nights in December 2014. First room wasn't the best but got moved to the largest one (top of stairs on the right) for last 6 nights. Spacious room, decent bathroom with satisfactory water pressure on the shower, a rarity in Cuba but still no sink plug! Bizarre. Staff fairly friendly. Food... More 

Thank leemcd1

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Additional Information about Hostal Nelson

Address: Piro Guinart Street # 228 | between Antonio Maceo and Gustavo Izquierdo Trinidad Sancti Spíritus, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Sancti Spiritus Province > Trinidad
Price Range: $21 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Room 1 is best”
 of 5 bubbles GreenStoneman, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“all rooms have the same view”
 of 5 bubbles medyn, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are air conditioned and extremely clean. Beds not overly comfortable but we soon learnt that they are very typical of all beds in Cuba, even in the 5 star hotel we stayed at in Havana.”
 of 5 bubbles traveller1033, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The best rooms are the ones upstairs.”
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 of 5 bubbles CarmensLuxuryTravel, 6 May 2014 | Read review
“rooms are generally for 2 but there is one which is the biggest with a big bathroom, probably the best for even more people.”
 of 5 bubbles PabloFritz, 15 Apr 2014 | Read review
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