Casa Colonial Mercedes in Vinales gives you a cordial welcome. You can enjoy 1 independent room with 2 beds, cold and hot water, independent dining room, independent entrance. The house is near 5 minutes of the center. Maikel is an amazing person that can help you to arrange any kind of tours you want, he speaks fluent english and french and can give you a lot of advices to make your stay better.
- 1 Double |n|
- (PAX per room depend of Casa rules)
- Air-conditioning + Private Bathroom
- Private Terrace and/or Garden
- Private entrance
- English and French Spoken
- Hot Water
- 110v / 220v
- Hair Dryer
- Cleanliness 4.89
- Location 4.74
- Rooms 4.72
- Services 5
- Relation Quality-Price 4.98
- Facilities 4.8
- Breakfast ($3.00-4.00), Lunch ($7.00-10.00) and Dinner ($7.00-10.00)
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Laundry service
- Guide service
GREAT: Great One Accommodated full of charm. One host of an extreme kindness and to the small care. Perfect.
How was the food? : Perfect.
How was the room? : Very good.
Other Comments : A little of noise in the morning in the street .
Nice place, lovely people: The place was clean and well kept. Mercedes does not speak English but her son Michael does very well. They were very helpfull. Breakfast was very good. We would certainly recommend this Casa.
Una casa para recordar: Desde nuestra llegada todo fue acogedor,un servicio esmerado,mucha tranquilidad,su hijo Maikel tiene una gran profecionalidad en cuanto a tratamiento del huesped,Mercedes se esmera tanto en complacer al huesped que hizo de nuestra estancia todo un sueno,muchas gracias a esta gran familia.
How was the food? : La comida fue realmente excelente.
How was the room? : Muy acogedor,limpio y tranquilo.
Other Comments : Fue lo mejor de nuestro viaje.
Excelent Casa Mercedes: Very at ease and nice atmpospohere. We felt immediately at home.
How was the food? : The best you can get. Try baked bananas, langouste.
How was the room? : Good and clean.
We had a great time at Casa Colonial Mercedes, thanks to Mercedes' kindness and cooking, making as well a special soup when my son was not feeling well. We thank Maikel for the organisation of our trips and information about what to do and the afternoon conversations in the rocking chairs with a glass of rum and cigar and coming with us to the local 'fiesta' Nothing is too much for them. The house is very central in the city of Vinales , sometimes it can be a bit noisy early in the morning but not a real problem . The room is very clean and in the three days we stayed there had as well a change of towels . All was very positive and I can highly recommend Casa Colonial Mercedes.
Definitely a great casa with a nice large bedroom (2 queen size beds), spacious bathroom, and your own living/dining room. The house is located on a corner, perfect spot to sit on the terrace and watch people go by (with a fresh coffee made by Mercedes). But the best part is the hospitality of Mercedes and her amazing family. The best house we stayed in Cuba due to the food, atmosphere, people and location. Highly recommend it! How was the food?: Amazing food. Best food I had in Cuba (especially the fried yuca!)
How was the room? : Spacious and very clean.
Thankyou Mercedes and Michael for your warmth, hospitality that you have always shared with me. Your home feels like my home in Cuba. To visitors: stay here!!. There is a level of warmth and care you will find nowhere else in Cuba. The food is absolutely wonderful also. I would suggest you book for 3 days because Vinales is a special place to enjoy (check out Plaza Polo, the caves, los Jasmines, go walking, horse riding, drink the sugar cane juice - near the petrol station - and eat chocolate ice-cream. Michael speaks perfect English - and can help with well informed advice on the area.
How was the food? : amazing!
How was the room? : large light colonial room with comfy bed. (best bathroom in Cuba!!!).
Great House: Wonderful House, nice people.
How was the food? : Very good.
How was the room? : very clean and very comfortable.
Highly recommended: Excellent in every respect. The standard lived up to and exceeded our expectations.
How was the food? : Very good, varied and plentiful! Every day we chose the time of the meal and ate whatever we wanted. Even breakfast was a delight with plates of fruit, cheese and eggs together with coffee which Mercedes had roasted and ground in house.
How was the room? : Just what we were expecting with private bathroom and shower.
Other Comments : Our hosts Mercedes and Mariano were extremely friendly, treating us like members of the family and did everything they could to keep us happy. They often provided soft drinks like fresh mango at no extra charge. In addition the house was spotlessly clean. Their son (who spoke English) made helpful suggestions about excursions and made arrangements for us when requested. This casa deserves a five star plus rating!
Mercedes + her son Maikel make this the place to stay: My friend and I stayed with at the Casa Colonial for four days. The Casa has a bedroom and bathroom for the guests and an adjoining living room/dining area. We felt like we had a suite, with all the privacy we could want. We were very comfortable. Mercedes is a fabulous cook. She prepared breakfast and dinner for us each night. She gave us so much food, we had to ask her to cut back on the amount of food she prepared. When we came in hot and tired from a hike or some other activity she always offered fruit and freshly made juices that were fabulous! Her son Maikel speaks excellent English and was extremely helpful to us in making the best use of our time in Vinales. I am not familiar with other accomodations in Vinales, but the combination of Mercedes' hospitality and cooking skills and Maikel's travel assistance make this the place to stay.
A perfect casa and very nice people: The woman in the house was very nice and the room was good. We had our own place to stay. The woman was very kind with fresh coffe, tea and fruit juice from the house.
How was the food? : Perfect food.
How was the room? : The room with 2 beds was OK.
Other Comments : Although we had choosen the case also for that the people could speak english, only the son could speak english, but he lived somewhere else.
Un sejour en famille: Nous venons de passer 3 jours a VINALES , accuueilli dans la CASA de MERCEDES; Nous avons ete accueilli comme des membres de la famille et MERCEDES etait aux petits soins pour nous.Des diners dont nous garderons un grand souvenir, MERCEDES est un vrai Cordon Bleu; Que dire egalement des petits dejeuner, avec les jus de fruit frais,fromage....Bon, une table excellente a ne pas rater! Le fils , MAIKEL, parle francais et nous fut de bon conseil pour les sorties Merci encore MERCEDES pour votre gentillesse. Nous conseillons aux voyageurs cette CASA, a l'accueil genereux.
Casa Mercedes: calm, friendly, simply beautiful Is like coming home of the mom. We arrived late at night and Mercedes has asked if we eat I prepare a little something..... A good bean soup, two grilled pork chops with vegetables Every night we ate very well ! Mercedes prepared everything with care also the food presentation. Casa Colonial Mercedes is located in a quiet location, the room and bathroom are clean. The son of Mercedes, Maikel, arrange any excursion perfectly for you visits around Vinales, reservation of bus tickets or a room in Habana.
I became a member of the family: Cuba became the 80th country on my worldly list of 193 to visit .Cuba did not disappoint me and neither did Mercedes Colonial Casa in Vinales .When I stepped off the bus from Havana, Mercedes was waiting for me with a big Motherly Smile .I immediately knew that I was going to have an excellent time in Vinales . Mercedes is perhaps the BEST cook in all of Vinales ,in fact maybe all of Cuba . I figured out why the home has such tall and wide doors and so will you when you stay here ...you will need this amount of space to leave her home after every meal . Mercedes will ask you what you want to be served and believe me you will not be disappointed .She uses boiled water for all her cooking and this really impressed me as she did not want her clients to get any tummy problems while they were her guests. The room is large with 2 very comfortable double beds .I had an excellent sleep every night .There is an air conditioner but with the natural cross ventilation from the windows you do not need it .There is a library of reading material on possible things to do in the area and beyond . The new bathroom is spotless. The shower is relaxing .There is also a private relaxing area just for her guests . Mercedes' son, Miakel is employed in the local tourism industry and he can arrange for local guides ,bus tickets , horse riding excursions , taxis to local towns ,etc,etc . Nothing is beyond his reach as he is a very, very smart and highly resourceful guy. He has an excellent command of English and French .His infectious smile and pleasant .always happy personality is just like his mother's .He came to the house several times to make sure that I was not in need of anything .Talk about personalized service.
Great 2 days: Great stay with the hospitality of Mercedes and her fantastic cooking and Maikel's help planning our excursions and booking other homes in Cuba.
Don’t miss it!: My husband and I stayed three nights in Casa Colonial Mercedes and loved every minute of it! Simple and perfectly clean room. It was cleaned and made up for us every day which never happened in any other casa in Cuba. Two large and confortable beds, perfect matterasses and pillows (pretty rare to find) and good air conditioning! nicely equipped bathroom with soap and hairdryer provided (never had anywhere else). We had a private dining room and patio too! Outstanding treatment from Mercedes! She is absolutely amazing! always there for anything at all you needed, incredible cook (the best chicken, not only in cuba, put probably the best in our life), perfect cocktails... and always with a sweet cudling smile! (she even did our laundry for us...) a true home away from home! Vinales was our first stop in one month holiday in Cuba and we missed Mercedes every day! There are no words to thank her enough!! further more, her son Mikael works for the local travel agency and is therefore able to organize virtually anything for you (trips, horseriding, trecking, taxis... you name it, he will get it settled)! don't look for anything different, you've found your perfect stay!
How was the food? : Excellent, absolutely perfect, and the quantity was incredible!
How was the room? : nice and confortable, increadibly clean and well equipped!
Really Amazing: We had a lovely time in casa Colonial Mercedes. Mercedes is a fantastic woman and she can cook delicious, we really felt like home. We highly recommend this casa to everybody! Her son Michael can help you to make your plans for any kind of trips in Vinale s because he works at the hotel nearby, called La Ermita. We had a great time in Vinales and we'll visit casa Colonial Mercedes again!
Best food and casa in Cuba: This casa was definitely the best we stayed at in Cuba. The room was lovely, with high ceilings, air-conditioning and the most powerful fan known to man. It came with a verandah and rocking chairs which enabled us to relax and watch Vinales go about its business. However, what really made Casa Colonial Mercedes, was its owner, Mercedes. We must have been very trying guests for her as we can hardly speak any Spanish, but she never showed any frustration! In fact, she was lovely, making us fresh fruit smoothies when we arrived (and in fact, whenever we looked a bit hot) and the biggest, best and tastiest meals we ate in the whole time we were in Cuba. Her son Maikel, who speaks several languages fluently, was also very helpful and sorted out a trekking guide for us. We wish we'd stayed longer - two nights just wasn't enough...
The best Casa: I really can't rate Mercedes and her casa highly enough! The room was spacious, had a really solid safe (not that one needs it in Vinales I don't think), air con and a separate fan, two double beds, en suite with reliable hot water and a dining/lounge area for the sole use of the guests not to mention two rocking chairs to rock the afternoon away while watching the friendly locals. In addition to all this, Mercedes is a fantastic cook and made the best meals we had in all of Cuba - she asks what you want from a list of available ingredients and serves it when you want. She also made us jugos. Maikel, the son, speaks fliuent english and used to be a tour guide so is a fountain of knowledge both locally and throughout Cuba and as he currently works at La Ermita hotel, we got free use of their pool for the day. The best 5 days we had in Cuba (out of 18) and my girlfriend and I wouldn't hesitate to go back there.
Our Home in Cuba: We stayed with Mercedes and loved her home and Vinales so much. Mercedes was an excellent host and very patient with our lack of Spanish although he son Miacheal speaks very good english. The room was clean and comfortable and we loved sitting on the terrace , enjoying a fruit smoothie and watching the world go by. Mercedes cooking is second to none; it was plentiful and delicious. Our stay was excellent and we'd recommend this casa to anyone. Thank you.
We will back!: This was our first stay in a casa. Mercedes was waiting for us at the bus stop when we arrived and we took a short walk to the house. She was very welcoming. That evening her son Michael, who has perfect English, came home from work and asked us what we wanted to do in Vinales. We mentioned a few things and he organised it all! In the morning there was a man waiting outside the house to take us on an amazing horse riding trip. In the afternoon a lovely woman arrived to the house to teach us salsa dancing. And before we left, Michael even got us our bus tickets to Trinidad! It was an effortless stay in an absolutely beautiful location. And of course I have to mention the food and all the fresh juices. Mercedes is a great cook and we enjoyed all our meals. I dont think I've ever eaten so much in my whole life. After dinner we would roll onto the patio and enjoy her delicious coffees. We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Mercedes. Mercedes is a very warm and friendly woman and we felt right at home from the start. I would highly recommend this casa.
The best Hospitality in Cuba: I stayed in the casa with my partner one week ago and still are amazed about the service, warm welcome, food and genuine friendliness (rather precious in Cuba) which we received. Mercedes is the best cook in the whole country. We stayed in several Casas but none of them even compares with what Mercedes could create. The portions were huge, food delicious and prepared with love. You should definitely eat there. Maikel and the family were extremely attentive, they even prepared a surprise for me in the form of a big tasty birthday cake, unbelievable!!! We miss them and if we ever return to Vinales, the reason will be to visit these sweet people.
Our best days in Cuba: It was amazing! Mercedes met us at the bus stop and took us to her Casa. She welcomed us with some delicious mango juice which was just the best. The guest room itself has everything you need - an ensuite shower/toliet room, air con, 2 double beds and a safe. There was also a seperate room to eat which was spotlessly clean. Mercedes' son, Mikael speaks perfect English and he helped us to organise 2 trips into the valleys of Vinales. Mercedes cooked all of our meals and did our laundry too. The price of the food and service was really cheap, but the quality was first class. So much food and loads of choice - even for a fussy veggie like me! I can't recommend this casa highly enough. I would definitely want to stay here again if I return to Cuba. Thanks! -)
How was the food?: excellent
How was the room? : everything provided.
Other Comments : We stayed three nights with Mercedes. It is not just the food and the cooking, it is Mercedes herself with her friendlyness and humor who makes you feel very comfortable during your stay. It is a pitty, that we don't speak spanish, so there was not much conversation possible.
Fantastic !: We spent 3 nights here and made to feel at home by Mercedes and her family. We will give them a very high recommended. The food was excellent, made of fresh products and the room was very nice, clean, quiet and comfortable ;.). Many thanks for Mercedes & het family.
5 stars: We spent 5 nights here and made to feel at home by Mercedes and her family. Highly recommended.
How was the food? : excellent... freshly made from fresh products.
How was the room? : clean, quiet and comfortable.
Delightful Casa: We stayed 3 nights with Mercedes and her family in their comfortable, friendly home. Mercedes was a lovely host; nothing was too uch trouble. The meals were all delicious, and portions enormous. Her son Maikel speaks excellent english and helped us arrange excursions and transfers... He even gave us his telephone number so he could assist us if we needed any further help whilst we were in Cuba! Vinales is a stunning location and we recommend the guided walks.
How was the food? : Excellent
How was the room? : Clean. Bedroom with ensuite shower room. Spacious Living area for dining and relaxing with sole use
Notre meilleure experience cubaine: fut a la Casa Colonial ! Loin des oppositions cubains-touristes et du harcelement citadin, Mercedes et Maikel nous ont offert un accueil et une gentillesse authentiques et desinteresses. Du fond du c oeur, merci !
Amazing Casa: We stayed for a total of two nights at Casa Mercedes and we can only say the best things about the place and the family. They welcomed us very warmly and treated us like family. The room is very spacious, the breakfast and diner were superb. The amount of food was impossible to finish, although I did my best to empty my plate and usually half of my wife's because I couldn't let this food be wasted. Fresh fruit, home-made potato chips, and the juiciest chicken are just some of the highlights... Maykel, Mercedes' son, is extremely friendly and helpful and can arrange anything you want to do in the area. Also, he speaks perfect english. When we wanted to stay an extra day (which we decided the day of) and the room wasn't available, he arranged for us to stay with their neighbour, who was just as friendly. When we continued our trip westwards to Guanahacabibes to go swimming and snorkelling, he even gave us their wet suits (one big for me and one small for the wife). Obviously, this was only possible, since we were coming back to Vinales on our way back. We recommend Casa Mercedes for anyone, who wants to stay in Vinales! Thank you very much, Mercedes and Maykel! We wish you all the best for the family and send warm greetings from Canada!
Amazing stay in Vinales: This family is fantastic and staying with them transmits you happyness!
How was the food? : Probably the best bean soup we ever had...she cooks it better than my mother!
How was the room? : the room was clean, comfortable, with two doble bed and a big and supplyed bathromm in which you can find everything you need.
Other Comments : Very nice and helpfull turistic services. They suggest you about what to do in Vinales and help you in everything you need (even a hat for the sun, if you don't have it!)
General review: It was very nice. The people were very very kind and helpfull. They manage everything for us. The only point is that they do not speak english very much. We realy enjoy our stay there.
How was the food? : Wonderfull
How was the room? : Nice, independant from the rest of the house.
Probably the best casa in Vinales and Cuba: My girlfriend and me were in this Casa for 2 nights and the family treated us sooo well!! Mercedes is a lovely woman who cooks very well and she gave us the best dinners and breakfasts we had in Cuba. Incredible value and impossible to finish all the food!... The fresh pineapple juice in the morning is the BEST ever!!! She even cleaned our trainers after a horse riding morning in the rain and mud. The son, Maikel, was very friendly too and he will arrange anything you need in Vinales and the whole Valley. We visited the Indio cave, the Mural de la Prehistoria and a general view from the Hotel Los Jazmines of the whole Valley which is beautiful. He arranged us a horse riding morning visiting a tobacco plantation where a farmer explained us the whole tabacco process. Research about the Cayo Levisa hotel because with good weather this place is a paradise island!! Very handy from Vinales. I would recommend this Casa Mercedes to anyone who wants to go to Vinales. You won't regret this choice!!! Thank you for everything!!! Liz and Jon.
Perfect place to stay: Mercedes is a wonderful host and this was the best casa we stayed at in Cuba. Couldn't have asked for any more... Mercedes and her son Mikael are perfect hosts.
How was the food? : Great fresh fruits for breakfast and wonderful, tasty evening meals. By far the best food we had in Cuba. Great smoothies.
How was the room? : Comfortable and clean. Really new, clean bathroom with hot water 24 hours a day.
Our favourite Casa Particular in Cuba: General review We felt very welcome in Casa Colonial Mercedes and were extremely well looked after. Food was plentiful and tasty and quite distinct from other Casas we had stayed in - a welcome change... Mercedes is an amazingly warm person and went out of her way to ensure no wishes were left unfulfilled. We really felt like part of the family. Mercedes' son Maikel speaks fluent English and was also incredibly helpful. He not only managed to organise a walking tour for us at very short notice, he also helped us resolve a problem which resulted from a mistake we made with a booking on Cayo Levisa. This was our favourite Casa in Cuba and it comes warmly recommended.
How was the food? : The food was lovely and we couldn't finish it. The home-made juices were particularly delicious. Meals were taken indoors, but the dining room opens up directly onto the front patio, so it was like eating outside.
How was the room? : The room is large and bright with a private bathroom with shower. There is both air-conditioning and a fan.
An incredible stay with Mercedes: General review This was my favorite casa in Cuba! The house is very conveniently located, clean, beautiful, and overall very comfortable. Mercedes and her son, Maikel, were superb hosts. They made us feel very welcome from the beginning and went above and beyond to make sure that we had a good time. Mercedes was the best cook that I experienced in Cuba - she spoiled us with a ton of amazing food. Not only is Maikel fluent in English, but he works in the tourism industry and can easily set up tours. I highly recommend staying here if you're in Vinales!.
5* treatment at Casa Colonial Mercedes: General review Wonderful welcome from Mercedes who couldn't do enough for us. Friendly, helpful and kind she is a memorable character and we both loved he...
How was the food? : Mercedes is a fantastic cook!
How was the room? : Clean, basic, hot and cold water, shower and AC.
Other Comments : Friendly way to see Vinales. The best time was sitting on the verandah in our rocking chairs with a mojito or cuba libre watching the horses and traps, children, pigs, couples on push bikes and motor bikes with ninos held between them, pregnant women balancing on the back of bicycles, trucks carrying workers to tobacco fields and children to school, and the old 50's cars going past - with the odd dog fight thrown in just to keep you on your toes! Wonderful stuff.
Nice stay in Vinales: General review Mercedes and Maikel were very nice with us during this stay in Vinales. They always took care of us, telling us what to do, what to see, what to eat.
How was the food? : Excelent! We eat twice for diner and it was delicious, breakfast as well.
How was the room? : Very nice nad clean
Other Comments : We really enjoyed to stay there. All the familly were nice and the area is very nice..
Best stay in Cuba: Casa Colonial Mercedes is the best place we stayed during our holidays in Cuba. We stayed there for three night, and were very pleased by the hospitality, great food and friendliness. Mercedes serves the best food we had in Cuba, at the most reasonable price!... We could order any combination of breakfast or dinner from a menu, and we always had more than enough food. In comparison to Havana we here got so much fresh fruit and vegetables at the best quality, which was very delicious! The rooms are nice, a bedroom and bathroom with lock on the door, and a living room for the use of us only, as well. We had a private entrance, but as the family was home much of the time there was not much need to use it. Mikael is the son of the house and speaks both french, english and german very very well. He works for one of the turist-tour-booking agencies and helped us book all the trips we wanted to go on, even on a sunday! We recommend everyone visiting Cuba to go to Vinales, and to stay with Mercedes and Mikael. Here you will get the best hosts you can imagine.
The perfect place: This is the perfect place to stay in Vinales, great food, the most friendly people and a great location near every thing. We have stayed at other Casa's in Cuba but no other place did we meet this kind of hospitality. We felt like a part of the family and stayed for more days than first planned. Always helpfull booking tours, transport and whatever you need as a tourist in Cuba. So best regards from Denmark to Maikel, Mercedes, the Lady in pink and rest of the family. Hope to come back some day soon. Thank you for a very nice holiday from Niels and Jesper.
Nice place to stay in Vinales: We spent three days in Vinales at the Casa Colonial. People are really nice they give very good advices of the best places around Vinales and the food is the best experience we had in Cuba (main courses, fruit juices, breakfast). The room is clean and we have a private access to the garden, really nice to relax. We fully recommend this place for a stop in Vinales.
Very good casa: it was the best casa we stayed in during our trip in cuba. Especially the food is very good and the people are great and gave good advice about what we could see.