30.00 CUC x N in high season
25.00 CUC x N in low season
Triple Use: plus 5.00 CUC x Night
Casa El Ceramista in Trinidad, is a beautiful colonial house built in the 1940s. The house is located close to the square Carrillo in the same street as the Trinidad Cigar Factory. In a distance of just 600 meters you can find the historical center with all the main tourist points of interest. Upon your arrival you will be served a delicious cold fruit juice for free. The hostel’s neighborhood is very pleasant, central and very safe. In the house there are three air conditioned rooms with big windows: One room is on the first floor, with private bathroom and access to the patio. The two other rooms are located on the second floor. Both rooms can be rented as two separate bedrooms or as entire apartment every room with private bathroom and shared living room. In the house lives a family of 5 people: 4 adults and a boy. Your hosts Alexey and Family will offer you a service of maximum quality with entertainment, good food and lots of pleasure. Their son Alexey runs a traditional pottery in the house. By keeping alive one of the most ingrained Trinidarian traditions he creates beautiful masterpieces of ceramic art. Of course, you are invited to discover his creations and, if you want, he will happy to give you a free pottery lesson. If you inform the family about your hour of arrival you will be expected at your personal arrival point (e.g. the Viazul bus station). They offers Services included ( Fruit juice for welcome, Lodging, WIFI connection (1 hour every day), Free local telephone calls, Folder with tourist information of the city, Change of bed sheets and towels, Cleaning of room).
- 3 Twins
- (PAX per room depend of Casa rules)
- Air-conditioning + Private Bathroom
- Private entrance
- English spoken
- Freezer in the second room
- Hot Water
- 110v / 220v
- Tv & DVD
- Cleanliness 4.98
- Location 4.89
- Rooms 4.95
- Services 4.97
- Relation Quality-Price 4.96
- Facilities 4.92
- Evaluation 4.97
- Breakfast ($3.00-5.00), Lunch and Dinner ($8.00-12.00)
- Laundry service
- Guide service
- Minibar ($1.00 for non-alcoholic beverages, $2.00 for beer and $2.50 for cocktails)
- Manicure and hairdressing ($10.00)
- Bicycle for rent
- Car rental
- Taxi service
- Guided tours through the city
- Horseback riding trips
- Hiking tours in the mountains
- All tours ($10.00 – $50.00 according to type and destination)
- Horse buggy tour to the mountains ($25.00 per person)
- Trips to caves
- Pottery lessons
- Dancing lessons ($10.00 per person one hour)
- Percussion and Spanish lessons
- Massage service ($25.00)
- Children daycare
Perfect stay, great hosts!: We spent only two days in Trinidad but we are very glad that we could stay in such a nice casa as El Ceramista. Alexey, Yami and their parents are very welcoming and warm hosts. Actually they treated us not just as guests but more like members of the family. They helped us a lot giving advices and handling the bikes to make possible our trip to Playa Ancón or El Cubano. The casa itself is very well located, just 10 minutes walking from the bus station. We rented the room situated next to the terrace. It was really big and cosy, with separate bathroom, fridge with water, beer and cool drinks, quiet air conditioning and a fan. Alexey and his wife prepared for us delicious breakfasts; we could eat them on the terrace, enjoying wonderful views. Once, because of bad weather, we didn't go out for a lunch so we asked the owners for prepare something for us (without advising them in the morning) - we were served with great pumpkin soup, chicken with rice and salad and homemade cookies - everything so tasty and in reasonable price! The portions were that big that we couldn't eat'em all :) We can't miss either the conversations and photos we had with the whole family - thank you for wonderful time we spent with you!
La opción ideal para difrutar de Trinidad como si estuvieses en casa: Casa El Ceramista fue una de las mejores casas (por no decir la mejor) de todas las casas particulares en las que nos alojamos durante nuestro viaje a cuba. Por un lado, la ubicación de la casa: Ideal. Cerca de todo. Por otro lado, la atención de Alexey, Modesto y toda la família, que nos hicieron sentir parte de su família. Nos organizaron un día perfecto para poder visitar los alrededores de Trinidadad. Ojalá hubiesemos podido pasar dos o 3 noches más con ellos. Desayunamos en la casa todos los días. Un desayuno perfecto: Zumo, Fruta, Sandwich, Pastas, Pan, Huevos… También decidimos cenar un dia en la casa. Muy bueno y de gran calidad a muy muy buen precio. Si os alojáis en la casa no dejéis escapar la oportunidad de cenar! Langosta con una salsita deliciosa, Camarones y Pescado, acompañado de yuca, ensalada, arroz…. y de postre un dulce de Naranja que nos pareció delicioso. Y tambien nos prepararonPiña Colada. La mejor que tomamos en todo nuestro viaje. Os aseguro que pensamos volver a Cuba, y que cuando volvamos repetiremos en Casa El Ceramista!
Most beautiful city of our round trip and a really nice casa particular: Alexey an his family were so friendly an we had such a nice stay at Casa El Ceramista. One of the best rooms on our round trip. A lot of space, clean and something special with the floor to the nice bathroom. We really appreciated the hospitality of the familiy and would stay there at any time again. Trinidad is also the most beautiful city we had seen on our trip… nice bars, nice restaurants and casa de la musica in the evening is pure cuban life.
Magic stay: Strongly recommended. Yami and Alexey made our stay magic. Our comfort was their constant priority. We find ourselves really fortunate to have met this warm-hearted family whose teachings and sincere caring were so enriching. Defenitely the best place to stay in Cuba. Always thankful.
Ottima sistemazione!: Per noi è stata una scelta davvero azzeccata: posizione ottima, molto vicina alla zona centrale di Trinidad; camere spaziose, nuove e molto pulite; casa e parti comuni davvero belle e curate. I proprietari sono sempre stati gentilissimi e a disposizione per qualsiasi richiesta (consigli sui ristoranti che si sono rivelati ottimi, noleggio delle biciclette...). Ci hanno fatto sentire in famiglia. Ottima anche la colazione sulla terrazza.
Realy a casa particulares and a home away from home: Trinidad is marvelous! Casa El Ceramista is close enough to the center so you can walk and far away enough so you do not have that much noise. You step into the living room from Alexey's family and they immediately make you feel at home. They are very helpful and kind. Alexey was so kind to call the airport for us, because we missed one suitcase. He reacts very quickly to emails and is reliable. The rooms (there are 2) for the tourists are big, have A/C, fan and most important:they are clean! We enjoyed the breakfast, but did not try the diner. Although it is possible. We went snorkeling at Hotel Ancon at the Maria Aguilar beach. It was a suggestion from Alexey and worthwhile.
Home-feeling in Trinidad!: What can we say, if there would be a 6 possible in the evaluation, we would definitely give it to this superb casa! This was for us the best casa we had in Cuba! We stayed 3 Nights at the end of June and we had a fantastic time with Alexey, Yami and their family! After our stay here we went to the Cayos in the North and honestly, we could much better have stayed in Casa El Ceramista than in this unpersonal All-Inklusive Resort! We had so many laughs and good talks, so many good memories! The food was great, Yami is one of the best cooks we had in Cuba! As well the breakfast as the dinner were delicious! We had a lovely room, very clean, spacious, climatized (which we definitely needed with constant temperatures over 30°C!) and with enough space for the 4 of us (we have 2 children, aged 3 and 5). It was also next to the rooftop-terrace, which our children loved for playing, watching the house-gecko and dancing in the rain! Alexey did everything to make us feel comftable and to entertain the children (and us!). He provided a very nice swing and we had an exciting pottery afternoon! We really felt part of the family and were very sad that we had to leave them. We missed our friends already on our way to the cayos. But we have promised to come back as soon as possible...
La casa de nos rêves: Cette casa est merveilleuse. Par où commencer ? D'abord, la maison en elle-même est un bijou : belle, bien située,un petit patios et une magnifique terrasse sur la toit. Les chambres sont très propres, bien équipés, bien décorées, modernes. La famille ensuite : elle vous accueille avec son cœur, fait tout pour ensoleiller votre séjour et met à notre disposition des fascicules sur les choses à faire et à voir à Trinidad. Tout les membres de cette famille sont en or. Les petits déjeuners en terrasse servis avec le sourire sont un régal ! On y mange des fruits, des tartines, des tortillas, des pâtisseries locales...Et on peut même boire un chocolat chaud, chose rare à Cuba ! Une chose est sûre : nous reviendrons !
CUBA TRINIDAD La Casa Ceramista: Séjour entre le 6 et le 9 août 2017 à la Casa Ceramista à Trinidad. Chambres agréables et propres; la terrasse est indispensable pour se reposer après les visites, c'est top!.Cuisine délicieuse et copieuse, impossible de finir les assiettes.Hôtes particulièrement agréables , chaleureux et de bon conseil. Trinidad est une petite ville très riche, belles balades et jolis musées et beaucoup de visites à faire autour de Trinidad.Il faut s'y arrêter plusieurs jours.
Wonderful Casa in Trinidad: Lovely stay with a wonderful family. Lovely large clean en suite rooms. The room has a fridge filled with drinks that you can buy. It is possible to buy breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner at the family. It is definitely recommended. Very cozy house with beautiful lush courtyard. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace of the house. The family is sweet and helpful with information both in and around Trinidad. The house is approx. 10 min walk from the center. Highly recommended.
Persone meravigliose e luogo stupendo. In assoluto la casa migliore in cui abbiamo soggiornato!: La casa è in posizione comoda per raggiungere il centro, estremamente pulita e con ampi spazi. La nostra camera, una tripla, era davvero grande. Gli ambienti in comune sono magnifici grazie alle opere artistiche realizzate da Alexey e alle piante curate da sua madre! Un'oasi di pace dopo le lunghe camminate nelle calde strade di Trinidad. È stata l'unica casa in cui abbiamo soggiornato a offrire il collegamento Internet gratuito. Davvero un'eccezione per Cuba! Il prezzo, rispetto a quanto offerto, è più che ottimo. E poi le persone... Alexey e tutta la sua famiglia sono meravigliosi: estremamente disponibili, attenti alle piccole cose, aperti verso le persone. Noi abbiamo viaggiato con un bambino di 6 anni che ha ricevuto mille attenzioni da tutta la famiglia di Alexey, dal figlio con cui ha giocato, alla moglie che cercava di preparare per cena i piatti che piacessero di più a lui (la cucina, tra l'altro, è buonissima; la colazione e la cena sono estremamente abbondanti e gustose!) fino al padre di Alexey che la mattina all'alba preparava il latte per mio figlio e lo trattava come fosse suo nipote. Sono persone davvero genuine e cordiali che, insieme al contesto della loro casa, hanno reso il nostro soggiorno indimenticabile!
El Ceramista: casa característica con anfitriones muy amables y un servicio excelente: Casa El Ceramista es una casa característica con un patio agradable y una terraza con vistas en la planta superior, a pocos pasos del centro de Trinidad. Tiene habitaciones amplias y limpias con una nevera llena de bebidas frías. El desayuno que sirven los anfitriones es rico y abundante. Siempre están a tu servicio. Muy recomendable.
Best Casa in Trinidad!: The stay in Casa El Ceramista was the highlight of our trip in Cuba. We stayed in 6 casas particulares in different parts of Cuba and I can honestly say that this one was the best in every aspect. The location was good, not in the strict center, far from the crowds and touts but in a walking distance (10 min) from the main square and the famous stairs. The house itself was beautiful. From the outside looking like others but when you go inside you're in different place: there is beautiful patio full of plants and the ceramic workshop where you can admire the works of Alexey, the casa owner. The whole house is decorated by his handcraft and it's really impressive. The rooms are private (two located on the floor next to the terrace and one next to the workshop), comfortable and nicely decorated, good & quiet aircon (believe me, it's important :). Alexey, his wife and parents are fantastic people, very friendly and open.They made us feel at home as was not always the case with other casas particulares. They always found time to talk to us and helped us when we needed advice. The breakfast, prepared by Alexey and his wife, was huge and tasty. Dinner (we ordered lobster) was a real feast! We were served such amount of appetizers, side dishes and local snacks that we were almost full before the lobster arrived! And it was also one of the best meals we had in Cuba. The stay in Casa El Ceramista will be one of our nicest memories from Cuba, we will remember long time such hospitality and great atmosphere we experienced. Lovely place and owners! Kasia & Konrad
Best casa we stayed in Cuba: We stayed in this casa for 4 nights and we were very impressed by the stylish and lovely furnished apartment. The room was very clean and we slept there very well.The terrace was also a great place to drink something during night as well as enjoy breakfast which we had each morning. It was always very delicious and plenty. Alexey and his family were always very helpful and gave a great insight into the Cuban culture. We felt very welcomed Thanks again for the great time in your casa Daniel + Mateja
Back Home: Me and my dad travelled Cuba for 3 weeks in April. And these 3 nights that I stayed with Alexey family absoultely must be the best days I spent in Cuba! They are so friendly to show how enthusiasm about Trinidad. The interior design of the house are so amazing good. The room is so functional, beautiful, clean and private. If you have any questions, they will never hesitate to help you and give you some advice. The tips or the tours they manage are so fantastic. The meals are so delicious. I still remember the night that Alexey's dad told us his childhood and history, they just treat us like their family members, so memorable! They all are so welcoming! Here is really like back home for me and my dad. Oh! I miss them so much now! If I have chances to back Cuba, I must be back to this second home.Muchas gracias!
Incredibly Warm and Welcoming Family: We spent 3 nights with Alexey and his family in their beautiful home in Trinidad. The casa is just a short walk from Trinidad's new square and just a bit further to the Plaza Mayor. Although we speak some Spanish, we really didn't need it here, because Alexey speaks excellent English. The room itself was large and very clean, with a well-stocked and reasonably priced mini-fridge. The home is lovely, featuring a rooftop terrace and an open-air courtyard at ground level, decorated with much of the gorgeous ceramics that Alexey creates. Breakfast was big and excellent - fresh fruit, fresh juice, breads, hot sandwiches, eggs....Huge meals were available to order from $8-12CUC and the food was amazing - hands-down the best we had in Cuba. We ate there 2 of the three nights and I really wish that we had done it every night that we stayed there. Best of all, though, was the warmth and attention to detail that Alexey and his family brought to the experience. They did everything possible to make our stay fantastic and to make us feel like part of the family. We did and we will definitely be back some day. There is a reason that this place is rated #1 in Cuba - stay here and you won't regret it.
Our Favourite Casa: We stayed 3 nights in Casa El Ceramista and can quite honestly say it was our favourite Casa in all of Cuba. Alexey and his family made us very welcome and were all really friendly. Alexey spoke very good English and his wife spoke some English. We really enjoyed speaking with Alexey and finding out interesting details about life in Cuba.
How was the food? : We eat breakfast and dinner here each day and the food was delicious especially the dinners. There was so much food we could not eat it all. We had beautiful soup every night- always a different one. It was so tasty! We also had lovely vegetables, rice and beans to accompany what we had chosen each evening- fish, pork, chicken, beef or lobster.
How was the room? : The room was very good and beautifully decorated and comfortable with two double beds, minibar and private bathroom.
Other Comments : The casa is very interesting with ceramic items made by Alexey. There are also many places to sit and relax including a delightful roof terrace. Don't hesitate- just book this casa- you wont regret it!.
This was one of our favorite Casa Particulares that we stayed in out of the five that we visited in Cuba. Alexey and his family were outstanding hosts. Alexey speaks perfect English, his wife is equally as hospitable, and his parents that live in the house are some of the nicest people we met in Cuba. His mom’s lobster in red sauce was the best dinner we had during our entire trip! The house itself is beautifully decorated with Alexey’s creations that he has made by hand. It is located in a nice, quiet street, just 5-10 minutes walking distance to everything there is to see in Trinidad. Alexey has great recommendations for restaurants, bars, and shopping for any type of gifts you need for friends back home. They really made us feel like family during our entire stay, and were very willing to share their way of life with us. The room itself was incredibly spacious, and immaculately clean. The AC worked well, as did the hot water in the shower. We can’t recommend staying at Casa El Ceramista highly enough!! How was the food?: The food was outstanding - the dinner we had was among the best we had in all of Cuba, and the breakfast was delicious as well.
How was the room? : The room was very spacious and well-appointed. It had great air conditioning, hot water in the shower, and a fully functioning safe. We slept very comfortably in the bed.
Other Comments : Alexey and his family are outstanding hosts and really make you feel like part of the family during your stay. While you are there, be sure to spend some time asking them about their lives, because they will gladly tell you all about life in Cuba. They were a pleasure to get to know during our two nights staying at their casa.
Alojamiento Maravilloso!!!!!!: Estuvimos hace unas de semanas tres noches alojadas en casa de Alexey y su familia. Decir que estuvimos como en casa es decir poco!!! El alojamiento está regentado por una pequeña familia y son todos super especiales! El emplazamiento de la casa es estupendo, cercano a pie de todos los lugares del centro de Trinidad. La habitación en la que nos alojamos era muy amplia, todo estaba super limpio y con todas las comodidades que se pueden esperar de un hotel. Además, tienen una terraza estupenda y preciosamente decorada, muy tranquila y cómoda. Nosotras tomamos ahi los completos y ricos desayunos que yami y la familia nos prepararon. Una de las noches tomamos en casa una de las cenas cocinadas por Oma en la que pudimos probar una riquìsima comida cubana y una exquisita langosta. Siempre están dispuestos a ayudarte con cualquier pregunta o problema que tengas. Nosotras tuvimos un imprevisto con el transporte y ellos rápidamente nos ayudaron y nos solucionaron la papeleta. Pero lo que más destacarìamos es la amabilidad y cercanìa de todos los miembros de la familia, las conversaciones que mantuvimos y todos los recuerdos que nos llevamos de ellos. UN ALOJAMIENTO DE 10 EN TODOS LOS SENTIDOS! Os echamos de menos familia!!!! Andrea y Marìa del Mar.
How was the food? : Increible comida cubana, con langosta incluida! buenìsima opción la de comer en casa y probar la deliciosoa comida que prepara la familia.
How was the room? : Habitación con todas las comodidades.
Perfect place to stay in Trinidad: We stayed here for 4 nights and we have had a perfect time here. Nearby the center It is just 10 minutes walk to the beautiful old center.
How was the food? : The breakfast was okay and we had 1 time dinner and this was okay too. All was enough.
How was the room? : We had a great room at the firts floor with a nice terras.
Other Comments : The family was very nice and Alexey was very helpful for arranging trips. Alexey speaks very good english and like to be in contact with his guests.
Excellent Casa: Excellent Casa. The owner, his wife and his parents do everything to make you feel good. The breakfast is delicious and the dinner as well. His wife and his mum cook very wel fresh fish, vegetables, whatever you want. De room is very clean, large and has everything you need on a (bicycle-)trip in Cuba. It was nice sitting on the roof-terrace. There was even wifi. You can make several trips, you will get all the advice and arrangements you need. It is only a 10 minute-walk to the ancient center of Trinidad. Alexey can tell you in perfect English all the specific parts you should see in and around Trinidad. Thanks to Alexey and his family we had a splendid time in Trinidad.
Here will be your home in Trinidad: Here will be your home in Trinidad! The casa whose host is Alexey locates 3 blocks to Parque Cespedes, and walking to Plaza Mayor take you about 10 minutes. Alexey’s casa has various spaces, such as an elegant front room, a pottery workroom where Alexey works sometimes, an independent apartment. If you are two couples, you would live in the apartment. Once you are the Alexey’s guest, you live with his lovely family and can enjoy their kindness and happiness all the time. Must learn Alexey’s pottery lesson, and his Mama’s pumpkin cream soup and lobster!!!
Great casa at Trinidad: The host Alexey is very nice and helpful in arranging the transporation and day tour for us. The room is nice with good air-conditioning. It is about 5-10 minutes walk from the city centre of Trinidad, so it's convenient for sight-seeing.
How was the food? : Good dinner. The chicken I ate was the best in my trip in Cuba.
How was the room? : Spacious and tidy.
Other Comments : Good quality-price.
Excellent!: I was given a chance to spend 31Dec night with the family. They treated me as a member of family, everybody was so nice and I will not forget the time with them. Room nice, food nice, and people very much fantastic. Very much recommended!.
Wir haben uns bei Alex und seiner Familie sehr, sehr, wohl gefühlt. Die Casa ist nur wenige Minuten vom Stadtkern entfernt (kommt halt auch darauf an was man als große Entfernung empfindet). Wir sind mit dem Auto angereist und waren erst etwas in Sorge weil wir unser Auto einfach auf der Straße (vor dem Haus) stehen lassen sollten, diese Sorge war jedoch unbegründet! Unser Zimmer war schön und die ganze Casa war sehr, sehr liebevoll El Ceramista gestaltet. Danke an Alex und seine Familie für die Gastfreundschaft!!!! Macht weiter so. PS: entschuldigt die verspätete Bewertung, kaum ist man aus dem Urlaub zurück geht der Stress wieder los. Ich vermisse eure gemütliche Dachterrasse mit dem Schaukelstuhl, da konnte man super entspannen. We felt very, very comfortable with Alex and his family. The Casa is only a few minutes from the City Centre (is shut out on what one perceives as great distance). We arrived by car and were somewhat concerned only because we just should leave our car on the street (in front of the House), this concern was however unfounded! Our room was nice and the whole Casa was El Ceramista very, very carefully decorated. Thanks to Alex and his family for the hospitality! Makes it. PS sorry the belated assessment, little man is back from holiday stress goes again. I miss your cosy rooftop terrace with rocking chair, because you could super relax.
Excellent stay in Trinidad with Alexey and his family: We had a great stay with Alexey and his family in their Casa El Ceramista in Trinidad, we stayed 3 nights from 21 to 23 Nov 2016. We loved the room, the roof terrace for breakfast in the sunshine, the location was great and we could park our car outside. Alexey even made sure we moved it to park it where he would choose to. With three rooms to let, meant we met fellow travellers from both the UK and Brazil to share our experiences of our travels. We recommend the Iberostar Hotel in the main square for Wi-Fi and an early beer. But stay with Alexey for the true Cuban experience. The Cigar factory is in the same block as the Casa El Ceramista, walk past and take a look in from the street, do not waste money going inside! Excellent snorkelling in the sea at the end of the road - Paseo Agramonte - our hitchhiking locals took us to the prime spot. Alexey spoke great English and happily rang our next Casa in Santa Clara to ensure we had a room for the next night. Alexey and his family are working very hard and deserve all the success they can achieve from their team efforts.
How was the food? : Breakfast was great,and Alexey's wife even changed the fruit juice to one we liked!
How was the room? : The rooms were excellent and nice sizes.
Other Comments : Fridge of chilled beer waiting for you on arrival, which Alexey readily restocked after our Brazilian friends emptied it....great memories.
A Pottery Haven: It was certainly an unforgettable stay in the cosy casa which feels like home. The host, Alexey and his father were extremely helpful and accommodating during our stay. Through the conversation we had shared, we had a greater insight of what Cuban life is like.
How was the food? : The breakfast was sumptuous and was a good spread.
How was the room? : The casa has wifi which is certainly a bonus as wifi connection is not readily available in Cuba. One is required to buy a card and pay to use the Internet in a public area. With wifi connection in the house, it allows one to enjoy the comforts of going online at the casa. The room is clean and the bathing facilities are good with good water pressure.
Other Comments : Definitely, a haven for pottery lovers or enthusiasts. The host is a potter and he was very willing to conduct a free pottery class for us and taught us the technique of using the wheel. There were also lots of information on guided day trip tours and he is able to arrange the transportation and guided tours. The host has a good command of the English language so it makes communication easier.
Fantastic!: We had a great time at Alexeys Casa! Such warm and welcoming people! Wonderful House, big rooms and a terrace! It was the best casa during our trip ) Thanks a lot for that!
How was the food? : It was delicious!
How was the room? : Clean and big.
Other Comments : Alexey and his family are so nice and welcoming and really helpful!.
Very nice casa & family: We had a very good time in Trinidad and a perfect stay in this casa. Alexey and his family are great and always there to assist with anything. The casa is very clean and comfortable, only 10 minutes walk from the main square and centre of the village. Alexey and his family organized a nice excursion for us which was really worth. Breakfast was very good - fresh fruit, fresh juice, bread with ham & cheese, eggs, biscuits. All you need to start the day in the best possible way. The room was very big, with a huge bathroom and two beds. I really recommend Alexey and his family as host. Our stay was really enjoyable.
Nicest house and family I met in Cuba!: My stay with Alexey and his family was incredible - they were very friendly, extremely welcoming and fantastic hosts. They treated me as part of their family - Alexey, gave me a pottery lesson on his birthday and his father even invited me to his birthday dinner, where I met his friends and other family members, who taught me so much about Cuba and life there.
How was the food? :The food was very good.
How was the room? :The house is beautiful and well located, the room was very comfortable and had all the amenities you would need (from air-conditioning to fridges).
Other Comments :I am extremely grateful and lucky that I picked their casa and I would highly recommend that you try and get a space there (I promise you will not be let down). Much love and hugs to Alexey and his family!
Casa El Ceramista (Trinidad): We spend 3 nights with Alexey and his wonderful family in the roof terrace apartment. They made us feel like we were a part of their family and showed us the authentic Cuban cuisine, culture, and the warmth of the Cuban people. Definitely would recommend this Casa to anyone visiting Trinidad. Not only is it a wonderful Casa, but such lovely and caring people.
How was the food? : Excellent breakfasts and dinners. Full course meals. Experience true Cuban cuisine.
How was the room? : Clean, tidy, air conditioned, fully stocked frig.
Other Comments : They made us feel we part of their family.
The best casa and food in Cuba: The casa was definitely the best we stayed during our trip. The whole family is very nice and friendly. What's more alexy can speak English. They helped us to organize the excursions and with everything we needed. The house is beautfiul with wonderful atmosphere, very well located near the city center.
How was the food? : The food was delicious. You have to try the lobster!! Breakfast and dinner were 100 % Cubian.
How was the room? : The room was comfortable and very clean. If You are looking good casa, with excellent food for resonable price definitely ?You shoul choose Cala El Ceramista.
Perfecto: We were not guests but members of the family. Even though all but one of us had very little Spanish the communication was great. Alexi speaks English perfectly and all the family conversed with us even though we were lacking in speaking their language. Mama is a talented chef and made meals, breakfast and dinner, that rivaled any restaurant in town. Our rooms were spacious and cool after a day walking and sight seeing. We were upstairs with two rooms, our traveling companions in one room and sharing an outside rooftop patio. Hope to return in the future and stay again with Alexi and family.
How was the food? : Delicious.
How was the room? : Clean spacious.
Other Comments : Most excellent holiday.
Wonderful family and Casa: We have wonderful time staying with Alexey and his family. They make us like at home. The ensuite room is clean and spacious, the terrace is a good place for viewing starry night, breakfast is great and more than we could finish. Thanks for his mom delicious lobster dinner. Enjoyed so much we chatted together with Alexey and his mom, although we can't speak Spanish. We felt so warm with the family's offer. Alexey is very helpful to arrange the snorkeling and transportation to Cienfuegos for us, and very patient every time we came 1 hour early for breakfast and meals just because we forgot to adjust the winter time zone. We will miss them a lot. Definitely recommend this Casa.
How was the food? : Fresh and good.
How was the room? : Clean and spacious.
Great casa, great host: The casa owner is amazing. He is really Nice, good in English and make sure you are feeling welcomed and taken care of. The Family makes you feel loved and they relly wants you to enjoy the case, services and Trinidad. They are very helpful in any issue.
How was the food? : We ate breakfast and had dinner. Both was great. Fresh Food and juices.
How was the room? : The bedrom was big. We had an apartmant for Ourselves With roof terrace. Really Nice!!
Other Comments : Im a hotel girl. This was my first experience With casa in Cuba, and it was a lot better then hotel. We stayed in different Casas the rest of Our holiday. One week in hotels, and one week in Three different Casas in Three different cities. Just amazing.
Wonderful house, lovely people: Absolutely the best casa particular we've been to in Cuba. Alexei and his wife are wonderful people with whom we spent hours talking about the history of the island. The food - cooked by Alex's mum - was delicious and we were lucky to eat it on the terrace of the house, enjoying the fresh air of the evenings. The apartment is awesome and wide enough to host a whole family, the rooms are well-equipped with air conditioner and the bathroom is spacious. The house is just a 5-minutes-walk from the center of Trinidad, really comfortable to be reached when coming by car from the main road, and on the way to the beach (Maria Aguilar and Playa Ancon). Alex will also help you call a taxi, tell you the most interesting places and bars of the city, and make you prepare items of pottery in his ceramist studio . Lovely people by whom we decided to stay one extra day!.
Best Casa in all of Cuba!: We stayed with Alexey and his family for four nights this summer. This was by far the best place we stayed in the whole of Cuba! The house is spacious, clean with an incredible outdoor space and private terrace. Alexey and his family are all extremely friendly and helpful - they offered us many tips for our time in Trinidad and helped us organise day trip and activities... Alexey even gave us a free pottery lesson! The family speak fluent English.
How was the food? : Alexey's wife is a fantastic cook! Definitely get breakfast here and try to eat your evening meal here at least once. They had also stocked up the fridge in our private room with bottled water and soft drinks for our arrival.
How was the room? : We had a private room with air conditioning (perfect!) and fans, which has it's own private kitchen, bathroom, living area and private entrance. The rooms were clean and tidy.
Other Comments : Alexey very kindly arranged for us to be picked up from the bus station and dropped back there when we departed - this was a great convenience.
Super Casa in Trinidad: We (2+3kids) spent there 3 nights in the separate flat upstairs with terrace on the roof. Casa is very clean and the flat was spacious. It is close to the center of Trindad. Family is great and ready to help you any time! Whole family was most friendly people that we met in Cuba. Kids enjoyed ceramic workshops! Breakfast and dinners served by family are delicious so you have to try it! Only one thing could be improved-water preassure on the first floor. We really enjoyed our stay with the family!
Amazing hospitality and you get a real sense of Cuba: We stayed in Trinidad three nights and but it did not take us long to feel at home, thanks to Alexey and his wife's warm welcome. Always with a big and genuine smile on their faces, Alexey and his family were happy to help us and make us feel that we were in good hands. Alexey is the kind of host who will go the extra mile for his guests. The second day we needed to hire bikes and we asked Alexey if he had any place to recommend. After coming back from a short walk two well-maintained bikes were already at home. We stayed in a separate and very spacious apartment with kitchen facilities and a beautiful veranda. The apartment was very clean and tidy with a/c in the bedroom, absolutely necessary for the hot nights in Trinidad. The casa is literally 5 min walk from one of the two wifi hot spots in town and very close to good restaurants and bars. Every morning we had breakfast on the veranda enjoying the sunrise with a glass of cool and freshly squeezed mango juice. Although the last day we had to leave very early Alexey's wife was very happy to make breakfast for us. After three beautiful days in Trinidad we were sad to leave and say goodbye to Alexey and his family, it was sad to say goodbye to our new friends...so we said hasta luego . Highly recommended if you want to experience real Cuban hospitality!
J’ai adorée être dans cette casa, un accueil parfait une famille exceptionnel. les locaux très propre avec beaucoup de charme, que dire de plus c’était parfait a tout point de vue. merci, merci, merci, je reviendrais vous voir très rapidement. How was the food?: Délicieuse et varié.
How was the room? : Très propre et accueillant.
Other Comments : Merci a toute la famille pour tout, accueil, gentillesse ... car je reconnais je mis suis attachée!
Great place to stay!: We've spent 5 days in Trinidad in Alexey's casa and we really loved our stay. The accomodation is clean and cosy, the route to the city center and old town is short and easy to remember, the neighbourhood is pleasant, but what makes this place unique is Alexey's family ) Everybody is extremely nice, helpful and talkative. Alexey speaks English very well, but we also understood each other well with other members of the family altough we hardly speak Spanish. We got all the help needed, also with arranging the sightseeing and renting bikes. To sum up, the atmospehere of this casa is so warm and welcoming, that we felt like at home. If we're back to Trinidad in the future, we'd definitely come back to Casa El Ceramista!
Nice stay in Trinidad: Very nice appartment. clean, friendly host, food was very good, nice breakfast at the terrace, location was good, close by the old town. We were surpised that we had a spacious appartment with two bedrooms, a livingroom with kitchen and a big bathroom and also a nice roofterrace.
How was the food? : The food was very nice, home cooked by mama ! breakfast was at the terrace.
How was the room? : The room was big, nice furniture, airco, bed was fine, very clean.
Other Comments : We would certaimly advice this casa for a stay!
The best Casa we have experienced, seriously: Upfront - this is an amazing Casa definitely worth your stay. Trinidad was the last station of our round trip through Western Cuba and we can honestly say that Casa El Ceramista was our favourite Casa by a long shot. Alexey and his family are great hosts, very friendly and always helpful to make your stay as pleasant as possible. He speaks English and it is very interesting to chat with him about the Cuban life (and sports^^). He will also gladly arrange trips and taxis for you, we were very satisfied with his assistance. Alexey is a self-taught potter with great talent - and it shows throughout this beautiful Casa, especially the hand-potted wall is fascinating. The terrace is perfect for having breakfast or enjoying a cold beer from the fridge, which was filled with a nice variety of drinks at our disposal.
How was the food? : In all honesty, here we received the best tasting food during our two weeks vacation in Cuba. Alexey's mom cooks an amazing dinner with awesome soup and a tasty main dish followed by homemade dessert. We were always stuffed since the portions were quite generous. We never ate more than once at the other Casas we stayed at, but here we ate dinner at the Casa every night! Breakfast is served with fresh fruit and fruit juices and our wishes for extras were always fulfilled. For our trips, Alexey's father made us Sandwiches, so we were always well supplied. And to top it off, the value for money was very good as well. Oh, and you should definitely try the freshly-made Canchanchara, a tasty local drink with rum and lime juice )
How was the room? : The room was clean and equipped with air-conditioning and fan. We didn't use the kitchen, but there was lots of space to move around and it was well-equipped. The bathroom was beautiful and very spacious with warm water and average but sufficient water pressure to wash long hair.
Other Comments : We dearly recommend this Casa to everyone. Alexey is a great and generous guy with a lovely wife and family. We even got a little something at the end of our stay to take home as a souvenir.
The stay in Trinidad in the casa of Alexey e Yami was without any doubt the best of our 10 days trip across Cuba. Alexey e Yami, who live with Alexy’s parents, are very delicious. Hospitable, always ready to solve any problem, give advice, assist in the planning of the trip, answer any type of questions, funny and warm. At the time to say goodbye, we did not think of leaving an accommodation of a few days of vacation, but real friends !! I highly recommend everyone to spend a few days of your trip at the Casa del ceramista – an experience you will not forget! How was the food?: Very good.
How was the room? : Clean and spacious.
Lovely stay in Trinidad: We would definitely recommend a stay at Casa El Ceramista with Alexey and his family if you are visiting Trinidad. The casa is located within walking distance from the busy touristic centrum and feels like an authentic Cuban home. The whole family is lovely and can give you advice or help plan your stay in Trinidad. It is even possible to take a ceramic class from Alexey whose work you see around the casa.
How was the food? : Breakfast was delicious. We were able to eat in the patio, it was one of the best we had in Cuba.
How was the room? : We stayed in a double room, with 2 beds, at ground level. It was a nice room, very clean and had everything we needed.
Other Comments : Although Trinidad is popular amongst tourists it is a great city, has a good atmosphere, lots of restaurants, bars, some beaches close by and beautiful nature surrounding the city. The family at Casa El Ceramista can provide you with enough advice to make it a great stay!
2 nights en Trinidad: We had a great time at Alexey and his family house. We even spent a whole evening talking with them, which was very interesting.
How was the food? : We had 2 good breakfasts prepared by Alexey's father, and one diner prepared by his wife. It was good, fresh and generous!
How was the room? : The room was clean and calm. The location of the house is very convenient, close to the city center.
During our trip through Cuba my girlfriend and I spent 4 nights in the casa of Alexeis and his family. In summary it was the best casa we have been in Cuba! The accomodation (we had the large and very clean apartment with roof terrace), the breakfast and dinner, the location in Trinidad, the hospitality and helpfulness of the family, ... EVERYTHING was great! It was a great pleasure to be there! We would deeply recommend this casa!
5* at ist best: This Casa is really a very nice place. Beside the attractive decoration it offers its main value the owners. Alexey an Yani will make your stay to an unforgettable event. Plan to spend some time in a ceramic lesson with Alexey. It is amazing.
How was the food? : Very delicious. Yani together with her mother in law are excellent cooks and realized some extraordinary meals for us. It was better than in any restaurant (in fact after the first dinner we decided to book a second for the next evening.
How was the room? : We had the top level room with separate bathroom, living room and roof terrace. Really nice, absolutely clean and lots of space for us.
Other Comments : The people make the difference! Alexey and Yani will really make you feel at home in this crowded touristic city. We would -without any doubt- always come back.
Perfect!: When you first enter the casa, you will be very impressed by the work that the owner has put into the decoration of the walls, to make it look somewhat like part of a quaint village. This is all done w ith clay, which took him hours and hours and hours to accomplish. But he is a potter, after all! We stayed as a group of 3 in the apartment upstairs ... it was most comfortable, and we each had our own bed, which was very important. We had a small living room, kitchen, and large bath. Everything worked great. The breakfasts were average, but the dinner was our best meal in Cuba. We arranged a few nights ahead of time for a big fish. It was REALLY HUGE! Parga. Baked for 4 hours on slow, and served with lots of veggies and pumpkin soup. And a terrific flan for dessert. Don't miss an opportunity to have this! Alex, his wife Yanni, and the parents will do everything possible to please you and make this a great stay. This intention is obvious in everything they do. We stayed in another place just outside of town because Ceramista couldn't accomodate us for all of our nights, but the other place just couldn't measure up to this high standard.
Top Casa!!!!: Very, very recommendable!
How was the food? : Graet! We had breackfast and dinner there. Both very delicious. Thanks again to Alex-s mum for the great lobster!
How was the room? : Nice and clean!
Other Comments : One of the best casas we had in Cuba!
So great and kindly:
How was the food? : Excellent.
How was the room? : Propre et confortable.
Our highlight of Cuba!: We travelled around Cuba for 3 weeks and stayed in various casas. We have never written a review in the past so this is our first one ever as we had to share. This casa was the best place ever!! It was far better than all the other casas we stayed in (we tried 7 different ones). We fell in love with the place so much that we even amended our itinerary just to be able to come back to stay in it twice. El Ceramista is owned by Alexey and Yami. They live in casa with their son Alex and Alexey's adorable parents Modesto and Omaida. They rent 1 guest en-suite bedroom and 1 rooftop flat with terrace which is shared among guests only (we stayed in both of them). If you need any advise on activities or organise a transport , Alexey is more than happy to recommend and arrange for a taxi (they even got a proper old American Cadillac for us so we could enjoy the experience).
How was the food? : The breakfast was yet again the best compared to the other casas ( I am still craving Modesto's delicious omelettes). If you are looking to experience proper authentic Cuban cuisine, do not dine out but stay in instead and Omaida will cook for you. She is the best cook, every dinner was to die for and all she prepared tasted like heaven!
How was the room? : Both guest bedroom and terrace flat are very clean , comfortable and modern with lovely decor. Alexey makes a pottery and is extremely good in creating ceramic art which you will find throughout the whole casa. It is incredibly beautiful!
Other Comments : What is absolutely best about this casa are its owners. Since the first moment they made us feel like a part of their family and showed us the real Cuban experience. They made us feel like home, very safe and welcome. They are the kindest, caring and genuine good people we met ( not just in Cuba) and we miss them dearly (we are already planning on returning to this casa for the next holiday ) . They are a little gem we found in Cuba and wish Cuba had more people like them! We are still reflecting on our lovely evenings we spent together learning about Cuban life. THANK YOU!
Our home in Cuba: I traveled through Cuba with my boyfriend Peter for 4 weeks. We were overwhelmed about the great experience in the casa El Ceramista . A great place to stay and just feel at home! The casa is so cozy and has a great roof top terrace, where you can just relax, drink a glass of wine, read or talk to Alex. He is the heart of this location! With his wonderful girlfriend and parents he makes sure that the stay will absolutely succeed. The great selfmade ceramics are a highlight in the house and yard. We were always happy to come home and could get to know the Cuban way of life as part of the family. Alex always helped to organize the trips and tours that we intendet to make.
How was the food? : The breakfast was great! Fresh fruit, eggs, juice, coffee, marmelade, fresh bread... everything you need for the perfect start of the day. But the absolute highlight was the dinner that Alex' mom prepared. The Camarones menu als well as the real cuban dinner where served with so many great side dishes that we were not able to stop eating. Thanks for this great food!!!!
How was the room? : The room was very nice, clean, with enough space, a fridge with fresh drinks and very comfortable beds!!!
Other Comments : We are absolutely convinced that the casa El Ceramista was the best place where we stayed in Cuba. So great that we got a room for the period we wanted!! We will keep in touch with the wonderful Alex and his great lady.
L’inoubliable famille de Trinidad: Ambiente excepcional en este colocó, la mejor de nuestra estancia en Cuba, hemos sido acogidos como si fuéramos de la familia, nuestros huéspedes nos ayudaron a organizar nuestros desplazamientos en esta ciudad magnìfica de Trinidad y de sus alrededores, playa montañas etc... Profitons de esta pequeña palabra para saludar a Modesto alexey asì como toda su familia a la que nosotros todos no estamos dispuestos a olvidar Gracias y besos gruesos.
I didn’t feel more at home in all my time in South America: A wonderful place to stay. The family are incredibly helpful and welcoming. In particular, a highlight was eating dinner with them all - a truly Cuban experience. Thanks so much for such a great time in Trinidad!
Many thanks: My wife was sick during the stay & we received all the attention of the persons of the house. many thanks for this. we have had lots of discussions about the country, its history and its people. this was a amazing good experience for me.
How was the food? : Very good but no wine...maybe better for us.
How was the room? : Clean. air conditioning working perfectly. 2 large beds. very nice.
Other Comments : Thanks again.
More than a regular casa: I have been really lucky with this one, I had a full appartement just for me (room, open kitchen with a living room and dinning room and a large terrace) !!! best value for 25CUC. The entire house is beautiful, private access for those like me who potentially get back late. Finally, the family loved them, they did not jumped on me, made me feel super comfortable, just like home. Do I have to add more ? (They have a simple room and the apartment for the same price, ask when you book)
How was the food? : Great
How was the room? : Super clean, as the bathroom and the entire place.
Other Comments : Privacy and a superb terrace.
Best Casa during our Cuba trip: We spent three nights in this casa and enjoyed our stay very much. This was the best casa during our whole Cuba trip. The family is very loveley and it felt like we were part of them during our stay. We also very much enjoyed the beautiful terrace where we had our breakfast and dinner. Also the food was the best we had during our trip.
How was the food? : Excellent!
How was the room? : Comfortable and very clean, with AC and a fan.
Other Comments : We can very much reommend this casa!.
The best family!: This family is the best family we have met in Cuba. They'll help you in all you can need about Trinidad and surroundings. The homes is lovely and well located to the city center.
How was the food? : Delicious! Our grandmother Oma cooks an incredibles dinners. We discovered a lot of new fruits and vegetables.
How was the room? : Perfect. Clean and comfortable. The homes is very beautiful with a nice terrace to take the breakfast or rest during the afternoon.
The best house and family of our trip: The house was definitely the best we stayed during our trip. The family is very nice and they helped us to organize the excursions and with everything we needed. We were very comfortable in the room and we also enjoyed the other areas of the house and the lovely company of the family. We loved the terrace where we had breakfast and dinner and the food was great! We tasted new delicious fruits and juices! The house is very well located.
How was the food? : The food was delicious.
How was the room? : The room was comfortable and very clean.
Wonderful Casa with even more wonderful hosts: During our four-days stay in Trinidad we lived in the beautiful Casa El Ceramista. After our Arrival the host picked us up at the Viazul bus station. He and his wife were the most friendly hosts we had on our journey through Cuba. The Casa was more like a complete Apartment with a living room, kitchen and a separate bedroom. Everything was really clean und the terrace on ther rooftop was a perfect spot to enjoy a drink or a dinner over the roofs of Trinidad. Our hosts made us a great breakfast each morning as well as two fantastic dinners during our stay. As we recognized at the end, all for a very fair price. The communication was, as often in Cuba, a little difficult without proper spanish knowledge but still we always felt more than welcome and our hosts did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We would come back to Casa El Ceramista anytime again and can do nothing but recommend this Casa and its lovable owners. Thank you for a wonderful time!!!
Best value for money: Trinidad is a great city with lots of things to see. Great family to guide you on your trip and mak sure you don't miss anything!
How was the food? : Typical cuban food prepared by the owners.
How was the room? : Clean and comfortable, a/c, hot water, you can also seat in their garden and have some drinks there.
La opción ideal para difrutar de Trinidad como si estuvieses en casa: Casa El Ceramista fue una de las mejores casas (por no decir la mejor) de todas las casas particulares en las que nos alojamos durante nuestro viaje a cuba. Por un lado, la ubicación de la casa: Ideal. Cerca de todo. Por otro lado, la atención de Alexey, Modesto y toda la família, que nos hicieron sentir parte de su família. Nos organizaron un día perfecto para poder visitar los alrededores de Trinidadad. Ojalá hubiesemos podido pasar dos o 3 noches más con ellos. Desayunamos en la casa todos los días. Un desayuno perfecto: Zumo, Fruta, Sandwich, Pastas, Pan, Huevos... También decidimos cenar un dia en la casa. Muy bueno y de gran calidad a muy muy buen precio. Si os alojáis en la casa no dejéis escapar la oportunidad de cenar! Langosta con una salsita deliciosa, Camarones y Pescado, acompañado de yuca, ensalada, arroz.... y de postre un dulce de Naranja que nos pareció delicioso. Y tambien nos prepararonPiña Colada. La mejor que tomamos en todo nuestro viaje. Os aseguro que pensamos volver a Cuba, y que cuando volvamos repetiremos en Casa El Ceramista!