when we arrived to trinidad from viniales we were very happy to find out that humberto speaks english, on top of being so nice and helpful of course. the casa was clean, tidy, we had a spacious room with a great shower. the porch is very nice as well.
the casa is in a great location, close to both plazas.
I stayed at Casa Humberto y Magaly for 3 days in July.
When I arrived I knew from looking at a map that it would be a 5 min walk from where the bus from Havana would drop me off to the Casa Humberto. So my idea was to walk. But when the bus made the first stop in Trinidad, - before I was supposed to get off, there was a man outside with a piece of paper with my name on. I figured out that this would be someone with a bicycle taxi who wanted to earn a little by taking me to the casa, and I thought, why not? There could have been roadwork or something that made my walk more complicated, - how was I to know?
So I got off the bus, and I was stupid enough not to ask how much the bike tour would cost. When we got to the Casa, the bicitaxi man wanted 3 CUC, which I know is a small amount of money, but in this case still far too much, since I had been tricked into something that was completely unnessary, and he had made the trip much longer than nessecary. It was not giving the money away that was the issue, - it annoyed me to be tricked like that, and it annoyed me that Humberto and Magaly had given my name to another person.
The room and breakfast was fine, and the location of the casa in the middle of the old town is perfect. But the episode at the beginning of my stay destroyed my confidence in Humberto and his wife and made me enjoy the place less, which is reflected in my evaluation.
Else-Marie, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trinidad is a great town with pavement in large parts of the city center. The city is characterized by large market areas, with sales of crafts of all kinds, and paintings. There is a good supply of restaurants, music venues and bars, cafes. It is a busy and somewhat touristy atmosphere in the city, active sellers and pace. One can take a bus out to beaches, something we did not and therefore can not say so much about.
Humbertos B & B was a good base to explore Trinidad from. We were two couples, one couple complained about stone hard mattresses. Our room had good beds, and a large bathroom. The room looked out onto the terrace and Humbertos workplace, which made it less attractive to have the window open. Breakfast was decent enough, fruit, white bread, eggs offered in different variants. The difference from other places we stay overnight was that we were given a glass of juice, and a small cup of coffee. We had to ask for more coffee every breakfast we ate. We got more coffee, but it had been nicer to be offered more juice and coffee, without having to ask for it. It seems a bit stingy.
We scheduled with them to stay three nights there, but I think because they don't have internet and it's not possible to organize everything in advance during high season, when we arrived in Trinidad Humberto took us to another house because they didn't have space at their own.
The house we stayed was ok, not really good - it was called casa de Raquel and the room hasn't windows and the owner weren't really honest with us when we needed transportation from Trinidad to Havana.
Because of the fact that they only informed us that they're going to move us to another place when we arrived, I don't recommend this place.
Humberto took great care of us while in Trinidad. Always willing to help when we had any questions or wanted to run our plans by him. The place was located just close enough to the cultural centre to avoid any noise, but not to stop youT from taking a stroll there for an evening drink. The room had all we needed and was clean. The only thing we lacked was somewhere a bit more private to sit outside as well a minibar to indulge at when the need for a cold one arose, but well worth