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“A great place to stay in Cienfuegos” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella Perla Marina

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Bella Perla Marina
Ranked #2 of 128 Cienfuegos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great place to stay in Cienfuegos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and we felt welcome from the moment Waldo met us at the bus drop-off. The Casa is ideally situated, within easy walking distance of Parque Jose Marti etc. The room was clean and elegantly furnished, and there is a garden roof terrace (where breakfast and dinner are served) that has outstanding views of the city. Both Waldo and Amileidis were charming, helpful and friendly hosts who helped to make our brief stay in this beautiful city memorable.
Bob & Viv, March 2012

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bob T
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BellaPerlaMarina, Propietario at Bella Perla Marina, responded to this review, 9 April 2016
Dear guests, thank you for visiting our hostel Bella Perla Marina. We’re glad you’ve enjoyed your stay and all the goods of our house including food, views and decoration. We would like to take you in one more time, in this situation please contact us to make you a reservation. We hope to hear from you. Best regards.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamburg, Germany
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We have just spent 4 days in Cienfuegos, which was too long (2 nights is enough) but what kept us from moving to Trinidad was the Bella Perla Marina. The Casa is run by a wonderful couple Waldo and his wife. The rooms are pleasant, eventhough noisy in the mornings due to the house being on a corner and the road in front seems to be a through road - however this is not a problem as the hosts are so nice and they also have a room terrace which is very pleasant for and evening meal cooked by Mrs Waldo. The food and wine provide are both very good and we had 2 very enjoyable meals on the terrace with other guests in the Casa. So if you are going to stay in Cienfuegos only stay for 2 nights BUT only stay at Bella Perla Marina.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank alison w
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BellaPerlaMarina, Propietario at Bella Perla Marina, responded to this review, 13 April 2016
Dear visitors: It was a pleasure having you around, at our hostel Bella Perla Marina. We’re glad you liked our food, Cuban traditional dishes are exquisites indeed. Also, thank you for your honest recommendations and thanks for expressing your preference to the TripAdvisor Community, it’s very nice of you! If you’re intended to travel to our city one more time we’ll be joyful to take you in. Only, to assure your lodge, please let us know with short notice so we can book you. We hope you’ll be back soon. Regards.
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melle
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

.During our trip in Cuba we stay in several casas all round the country.This casa was really the best.Good location, friendly owners, perfect accommodation and excellent kitchen.We can recommend it to everyone.Nice stay and a lovely terras with plants and flowers.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PDSMELLE
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BellaPerlaMarina, Propietario at Bella Perla Marina, responded to this review, 13 April 2016
Dear guests. We're so pleased you'd enjoyed your stay at our hostel Bella Perla Marina. We're glad you appreciate our effort to make our house fascinating and comfortable. Also, thanks for expressing your preference to the TripAdvisor Community, it's very nice of you! We hope you'll be back soon and we're willing to take you in once again. If so, please contact us in order to book you. Best Regards.
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We have spent two weeks in Cuba touring around and staying in different Casas but Perla Marina has stayed in our memories as a wonderful place! Besides the cosy, clean and practically newly refurnished rooms, the terrace turned out to be a splendid place to spend our evening there. Terrace is a botanic garden with exotic plants and colorful flowers, just as you imagine Cuba to be. But the most amazing were the hosts. A lovely couple, open, ready to help in every aspect. You feel immiadetely like at home, never wanting to go away. Even if you stay there for a one night it is highly recomended to eat there. Amileidis ( host) is a wonderful cook and she will suprise you with her delicious meal. I haven't forgotten her beef till now!!
If you are about to visit Cienfuegos, dont miss Perla Marina!!!

Marta

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Marta B
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BellaPerlaMarina, Propietario at Bella Perla Marina, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Dear Marta B

Thank you for your visit and the recommendation of our house. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and. It is always a pleasure to welcome you in our house. We remember you with love; we hope you will repeat your visit to share together as a family once again

Best Regards
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Munich
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

This is a lovely house with nice rooms and hosts that make you feel at home.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Klaus S
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BellaPerlaMarina, Propietario at Bella Perla Marina, responded to this review, 14 April 2016
Dear guests: It was a pleasure to receive you at our hostel Bella Perla Marina. Our hostel is known for giving an excellent treatment to our guests, making our guests feel like home it’s our main goal. We’ll be glad to have you around one more time, if so, please contact us in order to book you. Best Regards.
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London
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

The outside is nothing to look at but the room was spacious, high ceiling and clean. The bathroom was too small to swing a cat in (only a small turning circle for yourself) and no where to put your toiletries. The mattress was soft and the pillows were lumpy but it was a lovely big brass bed. What really put us off was that the owner insisted that we should eat at his casa because he has big taxes to pay even though his meals were the most expenisive out of all of the casas we stayed in! There is no TV but there is a fridge. We could clearly hear the next door guests every time they used the bathroom. After our first night, the owner told us we had to move out our room but at the end of the day, said that we could have our room back. One tip - don't leave any open drinks in the bedside table for too long as ours was covered in ants.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Well_Travelled37
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BellaPerlaMarina, Propietario at Bella Perla Marina, responded to this review, 3 May 2016
Dear guests: Thank you very much for taking the time to write your opinion about our hostel BellaPerlaMarina. We are so sorry we couldn't fulfill your expectations, however, we would like you to know that given your opinions, we have taken measures to improve our services and the comfort of our guests. We expect you give us another chance during your next trip to our city. Best regards.
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

We stayed here with my husband for 1 night and we felt like we were at home! The casa particular is situated within walking distance to the main plazas. The room was clean and the bathroom was ok. But the real best thing is the hosts, food and the beautiful botanical terrace that they have on the top. We enjoyed our dinner and breakfast on the terrace with delicious plenty of fresh food with the music of Beny Moré. Waldo and Amileidis was very friendly and to have a talk with them was so nice. Waldo gave us a gift of CD with Cuban music!!I fully recommend this casa to anyone planning to stay in Cienfuegos or at least passing by to taste their delicious food!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank aygm
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BellaPerlaMarina, Propietario at Bella Perla Marina, responded to this review, 14 April 2016
Dear visitors, thank you so much for such encouraging words. It was a real pleasure to take you in, at our hostel Bella Perla Marina, even if it was for only one night. We’re joyful to know that you had enjoyed your stay at our hotel, especially the service and the food we offer. We want to thank you for your honest recommendations and thanks for expressing your preference to the TripAdvisor Community, it’s very nice of you!
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Property: Bella Perla Marina
Address: 39 St & 60 Ave # 5818, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Cienfuegos Province > Cienfuegos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Cienfuegos
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The owners of "Bella Perla Marina" Amileidis and Waldo are over 15 years of experience renting. House built in 1952, very well preserved and decorated with art deco style, located in a central street of the city, 100 meters from the main street, the Prado, and close to the main historical and tourist interest places. All furniture, lamps and ornaments are vintage, very valuable mostly. Cozy terrace with plants and a small collection of orchids, which serves as a restaurant and bar. Guests a delicious breakfast and a wonderful dinner is served in this pleasant place. Also tasty mojitos and other national cocktails are prepared. 3 bedrooms, each with private bath, central water heater for all bathrooms are rented; one of the rooms is a suite that features a Imperial bed 2 x 2 meters and 2 beds of 1.40 x 1.90 meters, yacussi, home theater, TV, refrigerator and other amenities, with balcony outside and a spectacular view our bay and city. Bella Perla Marina has a viewpoint over 25 meters above sea level, from here you can watch a beautiful 360 degree panoramic view of the city and its beautiful bay. Other services include parking available for tourists, laundry, taxi management. Waldo Amileidis and do everything in their power so that people who choose to stay at home to enjoy days filled with love, peace and warmth, that is their "golden rule." They put a lot of love in everything they do but especially preparing meals and toilet room. Italian English spoken. ... more   less 

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