Casa Papo & Niulvys, modern house that was recently built, in central street from 100 meters of bus station, reservation office and Cubataxi (agency of taxi). With 20 meters approximately of grass and parking for cars and bicycles, full gardens of flowers, fruit-bearing trees and a great orchard where we sow the vegetables that we offer you. Besides the breakfast, lunch and food, we offer a varied Cuban cocktails, including mojitos. The family is composed by two adults and two children of 16 years (girl) and 10 years (boy). This Casa is located side by side with Casa Villa La Esquinita, block corner, same family property.|n|
- 1 Double
- 1 Twin
- (PAX per room depend of Casa rules)
- Air-conditioning + Private Bathroom
- Private Terrace and/or Garden + Garage Inside
- English Spoken
- Safe Box
- Freezer in Room
- Hair Dryer
- Private Entrance
- Cleanliness 4.9
- Location 4.94
- Rooms 4.8
- Services 4.96
- Relation Quality-Price 4.96
- Facilities 4.82
- Evaluation 4.9
- Dance lessons
- Laundry service
- Guide service
- Breakfast ($5.00), Lunch and Dinner ($8.00-12.00)
Great hospitality: Papo and Niulvys gave us a warm welcome. They were very helpful showing us what to do in Valle de Vinales and helping us to organize transportation. The Location of the casa was perfect for us, very close to the city centre but not on the main street, so it was silent to have a good night sleep. The terace with all the plants and chairs is perfect for enjoying a relaxed evening.
How was the food? : The variety of offered food is great and the food was very delicious. The best food we had in whole Cuba.
How was the room? : The room was very clean and the furniture was new, modern and comfortable.
Fantastic people and food!: Zeer vriendelijke en gastvrije mensen. Regelen van alles voor je en het eten is heerlijk! Alles op loopafstand. Eten doe je lekker buiten onder prachtige planten.
How was the food? : Heerlijk! Vers en heerlijk bereid.
How was the room? : netjes en lekker met 2 bedden.
Other Comments : Als je wilt paardrijden, vraag de eigenaresse om het voor je te regelen. Vriendelijke jongens ( spreken engls) met goed verzorgde paardjes.
Fantastic: Niulvys is a very friendly woman and make your stay in her casa very comfortable.
How was the food? : very good.
How was the room? : clean and great.
Other Comments : a good location. You can parc your car for the house. We will recommend this casa. One of the best of Cuba.
The best you can get!: Our family stayed 5 nights with Papo and Niulvys and we enjoyed every single minute. The hearty and delicious meals combined with the the outstanding hospitality made us love this place. Our kids , 6 & 8 years old, appreciated the spacious front garden which allowed football games or relaxation in the hammock and the roof veranda with a great view of Vinales village. The room fitted all four of us easily and the beds were very comfortable. Niulvys seems to know everyone in the village -) and helped us book a horseback riding trip which was a highlight for the whole family (we are all beginners) and a trip by taxi to beautiful Cayo Jutia. We truly recommend this high standard casa with such a warm and easy going atmosphere. Papo and Niulvys, many thanks again!
How was the food? : Excellent.
How was the room? : Clean, big, nicely furnished.
We stayed with Papo and Nuilvys for 2 nights at the end of July. Papo met us off the bus which saved us being bombarded by other people trying to persuade us to stay at their casa instead. The room was immaculate and spacious with aircon and an en suite bathroom. We enjoyed using the hammocks on the roof too! Nuilvys cooking was delicious, particularly the fish, and very good value. Breakfast was also plentiful with fresh fruit, bre ad, toasted sandwiches, eggs, juice and Cuban coffee. The casa is only a short walk from the centre of Vinales, and there was lots of advice on offer of things to do in the area. Nuilvys' command of English made communication easier. They were accommodating and let us leave our luggage and return for a shower/change before our mid afternoon departure, despite other guests arriving the same day. A great couple of days and probably the best casa we stayed in during our trip.
Great stay in Casa Papo & Niulvys (Vinales): I have nothing bad to say about this casa. The room was great, the owners were very nice & friendly, the food was outstanding, and they helped us out really well with arranging tours in Vinales. I'd recommend this casa to everyone.
Our favourite!: Very friendly family who were all eager to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Niulvys was really bubbly, willing to help as much as possible but also gave us our own space to relax. Set back from the road with a front g arden and situated in a residential street one block back from main street, with all normal horse + carts, street vendors etc of Cuban life.
How was the food? : Excellent, so much of it and very good value.
How was the room? : Clean, comfortable, airy with options to use fan / air con. 2 double beds. Towels + bedding changed every two days.
Best Casa in Vinales: We were met with a very warm welcome from this delightful family on our arrival, the help and friendship shown by Papo and Niulvys and their family was fantastic throughout our stay. They helped us in every way they could and did everything to make our stay a pleasure.
How was the food? : The food was top class with Niulvys taking a lot of trouble to ensure everything was perfect, the breakfasts were terrific and supper was amazing and always very generous portions.
How was the room? : The room was spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable and en-suite facilities were very good.
Other Comments : We had a wonderful time in Vinales and I'm sure you won't find a better Casa Particular than that of Papo y Niulvys.
Best casa particular in Cuba!!: We had a great time in Vinales, it is a great region of Cuba, and staying with Papo and Niulvys was just what we needed! They are very welcoming, you can only feel at home with them, Niulvys laughing all day long, they do everything to help you out with th e excursions, give you advices etc... THe food was FA-BU-LOUS, we arrived a little late and Papo offered to fix us a sandwich it was the best ever! So imagine breakfast and dinner, there was food for a whole family, and it was delicious. Try the special Vinales pork, it is exceptionnal! Ask Papo for one of is Pina colada, it is the best ever! The room was very clean, so was the bathroom, there are 2 large beds in the room, so you can travel with kids with no problem! You need to go there. Thank you Papo and Niulvys!!
All good reviews were spot on about this casa. From the moment we saw Papo at the bus stop til the wave goodbye.. our stay was perfect. Papo and Niulvys are so considerate and welcoming and had considered all our needs to perfection. They treat you like one of the family and it was lovely to meet their children, extended family and Milady, all equally welcoming.The house is really lovely and the patio and gardens great to relax in…..no wonder this house is in demand! How was the food?: Excellent throughout Niulvys is a fantastic cook and enjoys preparing food....well worth eating at casa.
How was the room? : Lovely room...immaculate, spacious and airy....clean towels and sheets every 2 days.... perfect!
Other Comments : Perfect place to stay and very helpful about whats on in area.We had good day out with Felix, taxi driver and guide and horse riding was excellent. Thanks for all your kindness. We loved our stay here. a lovely family!
What a wonderful family!: We stayed with Papo & Niulvys for 3 nights. We had a lovely time. The family was very friendly and extremely helpful. They couldn't do enough for us! They offered to arrange any days out for us and were happy to show us around the area if we had wanted.
How was the food? : Breakfasts were fruit, eggs (either omelette or fried) and toasted sandwiches. All lovely!
How was the room? : Rooms and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. Hair dryer in our bathroom. Tip for the shower the less you turn the knob the warmer it is!
Other Comments : Overall we had a wonderful time! So interesting to see the real Cuba!
Best casa I knew in Cuba: Situated not far from the center, a really nice casa with a garden and hamaca to relax.
How was the food? : The food Niulvys cooked was so delicious, the best meals I had during my stay in Cuba.
How was the room? : The room was spacious with big windows showing into the garden and everything was very clean.
Other Comments : Papo y Niulvys are very friendly and hospitable people, their children well-educated, I nearly felt at home.
Cuban Casa Experience: After the Hubbub of Havana, Vinales was a delightful haven. Our hosts Papo and Niulvys gave us a great welcome into their home. It gave us a chance to practice the Spanish language. The countryside is fascinating as well as beautiful. Being here gave us more of an insight to Cuban history and culture.
How was the food? : The food we were given was fresh and delicious. Quite a lot of the fruit and vegetables came from their own garden. We were offered a good and varied choice with more than enough to eat.
How was the room? : Our room was clean and adequate for our needs. The beds were comfortable.
Other Comments : We would recommend this delightful Casa to anyone touring the Vinales region.
Wonderful!: Our stay with Papo and Niulvys was wonderful! Their friendliness, hospitality and help in booking our activities was greatly appreciated. We would certainly stay in this casa again and recommend it to our friends and family. Papo came right to the bus stop to meet us when we arrived in Vinales and drove us to the house with our luggage. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed with a fresh glass of pineapple juice. Papo and Niulvy were very helpful in helping us plan a horse-riding trip in the valley and they were also kind enough to recommend other activities in the area.
How was the food? : The food was delicious and plentiful! We had some of the best lobster we have ever tried and the mojitos and pina coladas were perfect. Our breakfast was set up in the garden, which was a great way to start the day.
How was the room? : The room was very large, clean an comfortable. It was nice to have a shower with hot water, which we did not have in our other casa in Havana.
Other Comments : This casa comes highly recommended. I only wish we could stay there longer!
Stay Here – Papo is a wonderful host and his rooms are great!: We loved this casa. Papo was a great host and really looked after us. We had some confusion about our booking which he was very apologetic about and he kindly drive us around the sights as a consolation... Very clean rooms. Fridge. Large ensuite. Loverly terrace set back from the street. Close to the action but not too close. Vinales is a lovely location to visit but DO stay at Papos!
How was the food? : High Quality, plentiful, well presented, good value. Eat here!
How was the room? : See above - great!
Very helpful and hospitable family: We had one day to see Vinales and were lucky to have found this casa and Papo's father's house next door as our base.
How was the food? : Delicious dinner on arrival after a long day of travel and a big breakfast to keep us energetic for a morning hike to Los Acuaticos. The big portions made my son very happy. The fresh guava juice was divine.
How was the room? : Good to have own bathrooms. Good to have windows for fresh air which we prefer to AC but the mosquitos came in during the night for midnight snack!
Other Comments : Thank you Papo and Niulvys for arranging car pick up at Casa Blanca and then car to take us to Havana. Lionel was a good driver for us. Thank you for getting Sammy to guide us on our hike. It was thrilling to see the beautiful landscape from high up and also to have the best pina colada at the Pre-historic Mural.
Perfect Homestay at Casa Papo y Niulvys in Vinales: We stayed 3 nights at Casa Papo y Niulvys in Vinales and had a great time! Papo and Niulvys are very friendly and hospitality was great as well as home made food. We enjoyed our time and hardly recommend a stay! The best casa we stayed during our Cuba journey!
Alive in Paradise: Papo and Niulvys run a great B&B. They really care about your well being, and will help you in every way possible to enjoy this beautiful town and valley. If you like the gifts of mother nature and the warmth of down to earth people you will surely fall in love with this place. Check out some of the great caves, go horseback riding through the valley, or just stroll the town on foot, plus so much more.
How was the food? : huge portions, well prepared, healthy, and taste great
How was the room? : very nice and very clean, with your own washroom facilities. You had choice, of open window, aircondition, or fan in bedroom which all worked well.
Best place in Cuba: I had a great time here, thanks to the great hospitality of Papo & Niulvys, great food and tremendous cleaniness. It was so clean that you could eat there from the floor if you liked to.
How was the food? : Great! I was asked what I liked and P&N were ensuring they got the most fresh catch at whatever (Fish, Fruit, Vegatables, Juice, etc)
How was the room? : As said clean and good comfort.
Other Comments : Papo & Niulvys are really happy treating guests at their place. Really recommend staying at their place.
Papos and Niulvys are the best!: Papos and Niulvys gave us such a warm welcome, we felt really at home and part of their family for the 5 days we stayed in their casa.
How was the food? : The food was excellent and prepared with love.
How was the room? : We had 2 double beds, airco, our own bathroom with hot and cold water. We couldn't have wished for more.
Happyness!!!: Care, hospitality and joy, this is what Papo y Niulvys offer. It was like being at home and it was by far the best casa we experienced in Cuba. We would have stayed more than 2 nights!
How was the food? : Excellent and abundant
How was the room? : Clean, comfortable and quite
Other Comments : Thanks to Papo y Niulvys, keep on doing like this!
Best Food in Cuba!!!: Niulvys & Papo & 2 gorgeous children were friendly and welcoming. The house and its location, close to the main street of Vinales. Loved to hear the horses trotting down the road from our bedroom.
How was the food? : Awesome!!! Really the best food in Cuba. Niulvys cooked up a storm! I had read that she makes a mean Lobster and sure enough it was even better than we'd expected!!!
How was the room? : Clean and cool.
Other Comments : We recommend it as a must to anyone that visits Vinales!
The best Casa in Cuba: This was our 3rd time in Cuba and 3rd time we stayed with Niulvys, Papo and there wonderfull children. Thy is and be a part of a cuban family! Niulvys simply make the food we have tasted in Cuba. The rooms are clean, nice but the best is the that they are always smiling and laughing. If you do not try to stay there you are crazy ;-) We will be back!
A warm, helpful family: I enjoyed my time with Niulvys & Papo greatly. I had originally planned to stay only two days, but their hospitality, plus the charms of Vinales, led me to stay four days.
How was the food? : Very good breakfasts. I had only one dinner with them (also very good) becuase I preferred to dine outside to meet other locals and travelers.
How was the room? : Clean, quiet and private. A nice hammock on the front porch.
Other Comments : Papo and Niulvys helped arrange horseback riding with their friend Miguel, which I highly recommend. Miguel took me to the smaller Cueva del Silencio, where you can take a dip in a small natural pool inside the cavern. I liked their location one block off the main street. Their young children are fun, and so are the relatives living next door (the best mojito outside the Hotel Nacional!).
We had a wonderful time! Perfect for vegetarians: We stayed 4 days with Niulvys and Papo and really enjoyed our time in Vinales. The town itself is beautiful, the nature wonderful, and a Casa like this just makes your holidays perfect. Sitting on the porch, zipping on a cocktail, the green garden around you - perfect! And most of all, our hosts were very friendly, helpful people.
How was the food? : Wer are both vegans, and Niulvys did everything to feed, no, to stuff us! We had no better food while in Cuba, plenty and excellent - if you are a vegetarian or vegan, this is your place!
How was the room? : A nice room with two big windows, always a breeze of air, a very clean bathroom - everything you need.
Other Comments : Whenever we came back to Vinales, we will stay with Niulvys and Papo again.
Most welcoming family in Cuba: The family were ever so welcoming, the rooms were clean and tidy with everything you need. The food was the best thing, we had the best chicken in Cuba here which came with lovely cooked vegetables (rare in Cuba). It's a great location and the owners go ouot of their way to advise and help you.
How was the food? : Fantastic
How was the room? : Comfortable and clean
You must stay here!: Papo, Niulvys and their two delightful children make you feel more than welcome at their lovely home. The house is perfectly situated (five minutes walk to the main square and tourism info.) The hosts go out of their way to help organise day excursions sh ould you want them. I cannot recommend this place highliy enough.
How was the food? : The food was utterly delicious - fresh, organic, so tasty and ENORMOUS portions. With meals this good, you'd be silly to eat anywhere else in Vinales.
How was the room? : The room was lovely - airy, light, spotlessly clean with a great ensuite bathroom. There was air-conditioning to keep us cool at night as well. We left all our belongings here and they were safe.
Other Comments : The perfect place for a magical few days in Vinales.
Visit to Vinales maart 2011: The casa was very nice with very friendly and helpfull people who tryed to speak english to us. They advised us very well about the highlights of the area and the way we had to drive.
How was the food? : The food was very good and made with love. In the morning you can chose what you like for the dinner if you prefere to eat in the casa in the evening and you can chose a time also. It is really delicious!
How was the room? : The rooms (2 for 2 persons) were very clean with airco and they had their own also very clean bathroom.
Other Comments : We travelled with 4 persons. In the same garden from the casa there's another house (parents from Papo) where is another room for two guests. The first day we had our breakfast and diner in the casa from Papo y Niulvys and the other day in the house from the parents of Papo.
An excellent choice in Vinales: We stayed three nights enjoying Niulvys and Papo hospitality.
How was the food? : Excellent, various and abundant (we always had dinner with them)
How was the room? : Not so big but clean and quiet.
Other Comments : Car Parking Area in the internal garden.
Delightful home stay: Delightful welcoming family who immedaitely made us feel completely at home. Nothing was too much trouble.
How was the food? : Excellent and varied with fresh produce from own garden.
How was the room? : Light and airy, clean and very secure.
Other Comments : Delightful outside sitting area in which to enjoy a drink after a busy day.
Great place to stay in Vinales: If you are looking for a great place to stay in Vinales stay at the casa of Papo & Niulvys! The casa is in the middle of the town of Vinales very centrally located. Papo y Niulvys are great hosts, very friendly who organize everything for you. Their two kids are adorable... We loved to sit in the rocking chairs in front of the house in the garden and simply do nothing.
How was the food? : The food was fanatstic and the best food we had in Cuba. Everything was freshly made. The specialty is rabbit, do not forget to have alook at the rabbit farm behind the house.
How was the room? : The room is simple but big enough and clean. Same for the bathroom. AC is available as well.
Other Comments : This is a great place for a vacation in Vinales.
The best Casa in Vinales!: General review Our trip to Vinales and stay at Casa Papo y Niulyvs was the highlight of our trip to Cuba--I wish were were able to stay longer! The hosts were so friendly and accommodating. Papo met us at the best station for the short walk back to their house. As Niulvys checked us in and helped us decide on activities during our stay, we were treated to delicious freshly made mango juice... Papo y Niulvys then organized the activities we decided on for us--horseback riding, renting bikes to ride through the National Park, walking and exploring the town. Both Papo and Niulvys, as well as their adorable children, made us feel at home and welcome in their house. They answered any questions we had, and made sure we were comfortable in every way. I enjoyed chatting with Niulvys about our families, and life in general--I feel as though we made new friends.
How was the food? : Delicious and abundant! We had fresh lobster one night and grilled fish the next. We couldn't decide how we wanted our lobster, so she made it two different ways for us--both were incredible! Many of the fruits and vegetables were grown in their abundant garden. My husband loves to cook, so each evening we would sit in the kitchen as Niulvys prepared dinner and she showed us how she made the various dishes, introducing us to some new vegetables and ways to prepare foods.
How was the room? : The room was spacious and clean, with two comfortable beds and a private bathroom. The room was well ventilated with two large windows, a fan, and an air conditioning unit.
Other Comments : We love Papo and Niulvys! We hope to return to Vinales soon and stay with them again!
Fabulous, warm welcome!: General review I came to Vinales to stay for 2 nights and ended up staying for 4. Niulvys & Papo have a lovely home and two lovely children -Maria Karla and Alejandro - and are friendly, welcoming and helpful with organising anything you want to do in Vinales from bike hire to trekking, horseback riding and excursions. Niulvys is a fantastic cook - I ate the best meals from my entire trip in their home. The room is lovely with your own private bathroom and the house is set back off the street with its own garden. The mojitos on the porch were another highlight!
Nice casa with great hosts!: General review We really enjoyed our 4 days in Vinales, certainly because of the nice casa we were staying at. Papo y Niulvys made as feel like we've been good friends for a while and so there was always a good atmosphere... We had lots of fun with them and they where very patient with our rather poor spanish. In addition, they helped a lot to plan and organize our day trips.
How was the food? : Breakfast and dinner was excellent. We were offered a variety of main and side dishes as it would have been a feast every day. And Niulvys really knows how to prepare them well! We also had tasty snacks like sandwich and fresh vegitables that we enjoid with a perfect mojito made by Papo. A really nice casa with great hosts! Thank you Niulvys y Papo!
Hidden Gem in Vinales: General review I booked this wonderful casa from a referral of a friend, before my trip started Niulvys was very helpful and responsive in answering my emails. Upon my arrival in Vinales, I received a warm welcome from Papo who waited for me at the Viazul bus stop. Before I even put down my luggage when arrived at the casa a freshly made pineapple juice was prepared by the wonderful cook Niulvys!!... Over the next few days her cooking skills continued to impress me, i strongly recommend the deep fried tuna. There was never a dull moment during my stay in Vinales because Papo and Niulvys have a constant stream of ideas for you to avoid boredom, highlights include horseback riding in the Vinales countryside and the visit of the legendary Robaina tobacco plantation.
How was the food? : I had lobster, pork, ham sandwich side dishes are made with passion too, only downside is the big portion of the meal. However Niulvys is happy to store the leftover food for future consumption
How was the room? : clean, roomy, cool breeze blowing through, washroom is spotless
Other Comments : check out the cute bunnies at the backyard Ask if they have any fresh fruits.
Great stay!: General review Our stay at Papo and Niulvys was by far our best experience in 16 days of staying at Cuban casas paricularas, in fact anywhere in the world. We were sorry that our tight travel plan did not allow for more time there. We wanted to see every aspect of Cuba. The feeling of friendship with our hosts was exceptional... They were so helpful and caring!
How was the food? : The food was as good as in a restaurant with Michelin stars. And so was the warmth we experienced at their table.
How was the room? : The room was good and so were the beds.
Other Comments : We highly recommend a prolonged stay at Papo and Niulvys place. There is enough to be seen, done and visited. And your hosts know very well how to keep you entertained.
Fantastic !: General review We stayed one night at this casa. Papo & Niulvys are very friendly people.
How was the food? : The food was extremly delicious.The lobster and the fries fish was fantastic.
How was the room? : The romm was clean and quiet.
Other Comments : We would like to go back!!!! I can recommended. I say thank you very much to Papo and Niulvys
Excellent casa in excellent village: We staid two nights at Niulvys and Papo. After our two weeks tour through Cuba we decided staying at the casa of Papo & Niulvys was the best experience we had. Should you have any hesitations about hiring the casa, you will soon forget after you have met the hospitality of Papo and Niulvys. This hospitality included for us good food, the arrangement of a private horseback riding tour and most of all the help with the repair of our flat tire. The couple arranged this while we were continuing our visit to the St Thomas Cave.
Like a 5 star hotel/restaurant: Papo y Niulvys are very kind and friendly people,we could stay there for the intire holliday! we wanted to stay for 2 nights but we stayed a week, The food was better than in a 5 star hotel. Niulvys is an amazing cook. The homemade garlicsauce and the grilled lobster in tomato and garlic sauce were our favorites. Sometimes she cooks with a bit of a arabic style, like houmous and chickpeas and mint. The casa is very spacious and clean. Papo makes an excellent mohito and pinacollada, all with fresh fruits and juices. Papo & Niulvys will make your stay the best in Cuba!
Like a 5 star hotel!: My friend and i wanted to stay for 2 nights but we stayed almost a week. We could not leave the casa. Papo y Niulvys are amazing people, very friendly, letting you try all kinds of food and cocktails. Niulvys should work in a 5 star restaurant, she cooks with a lot of love and a lot of garlic... The rooms are very clean, good bed and private bathroom. You will have your own rocking chair on the porch on a quiet street, just two streets behind main street. Papo will arrange transportation for you or bikes to rent. Next time if we have more time we want to spent two weeks there. If you go (and you should!) say hello to Niulvys for me and ask her to cook her famous garlic, lobster in tomato sauce and fries fish. The only warning I will give you, you will gain a few pounds because not only is the food delicious, it comes also in large portions!
Warm welcome! Delicious food!: We enjoyed four wonderful nights staying with Niulvys and Papo. They welcomed us warmly and Niulvys is an excellent cook who served the best and most generous breakfasts and dinners we had in Cuba, made from fresh produce grown in their huge garden. The room is comfortable, clean and well-maintained. The casa is centrally located in a quiet neighbourhood, and as their parents next door also run a casa particular, it is a very convenient situation for families and friends traveling together. They are very helpful organising touring and excursions in the area. Highly recommended!