Casa Particular Ridel & Claribel in Vinales is a nice and private apartment with 2 room and most facilities. Panoramic view from balcony. Excelent cuisine and meals with Maria mamma. The charming hosters, professional and kind people,may help you to arrange excursions, horse ridding, or bike hire. English spoken.
- 2 Twin
- (PAX per room depend of Casa rules)
- Air-conditioning + Private Bathroom
- Parking available
- Private entrance
- English spoken
- Freezer in room
- Hot Water
- Tv & DVD available
- 110v / 220v
- Hair Dryer
- Cleanliness 4.96
- Location 4.84
- Rooms 4.92
- Services 4.96
- Relation Quality-Price 4.96
- Facilities 4.96
- Evaluation 4.96
- Breakfast ($3.00-4.00), Lunch ($7.00-10.00) and Dinner ($7.00-10.00)
- Laundry service
- Guide service
Tip for a few days on the countryside within a cuban family: You will feel yourself at home over here, it's just the surroundings change a bit ;-) Your familly, Ridel and Claribel will receive you warmly and kindly. They speak English too. If you want to have a walk through the nature, and you speak some spanish, go hiking a bit with their cousin Yoanquis, and for cigars, go to El Mulo, whou speaks every language Have a nice stay with Ridel y Claribel!
How was the food? : Excellent.
How was the room? : Ours was nice, with fridge and a second bed.
Other Comments : There is a nice terrace on the roof too. 10 minutes walk to the town center, where some musicians play nice music every end of the day.
Most memorable stay in Cuba: A casa with a soul! Lovely people who really go out of their way to make you feel at home. Nice covered patio where we had breakfasts, drinks, and dinners (on request), all of which were excellent every day. And if you want to know more about Cuban life, both Ridel and Claribel will give you all the info you want. No worries about your next days on Cuba anymore either, as they are extremely well-connected in terms of guides, transport to other cities, and B&Bs all over the island, and are happy to help you out. Highly recommended casa, don't miss out on a great experience!!!
How was the food? : excellent, and prepared with love.
How was the room? : average size, bathroom en suite, quiet, clean
Good location: Great location at the end of the main street and our car was looked after by neighbours.
How was the food? : We only had breakfast here but the cake on the first morning was a welcome change to accompany the bread, fruit, juice and eggs.
How was the room? : Smallish twin room with air con and en-suite.
Other Comments : Bit disappointed by the lack of a promised welcome drink. Excursions and cocktails apparently were available, although we didn't take advantage of these. Everyone very friendly.
The best casa we encountered: We highly recommend this casa.
How was the food? : The best lobster we eated in Cuba.
How was the room? : Very clean and comfortable.
Other Comments : Owners very friendly.
Lovely casa and great hospitality: We were made very welcome by the owners Ridel and Claribel. Not only were they very friendly and helpful,they also gave tips to visit the beautiful countryside around and in Vienales and suggested a trip on horseback wich was wonderful and interesting.
How was the food? : The food was excellent and tasteful, there was even to much of it in the evening. We were also given a sandwich to take with us when we left as we had to drive a long way!
How was the room? : Room was clean and fresh.
Other Comments : certainly a casa we would like to return to. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
Best casa particular we had in Cuba:
How was the food? : excellent.
How was the room? : confortable and very clean
Other Comments : wonderful people.
Casa Ridel & Claribel: The location is not situated in one of yhe main streets but it is easily reached.
How was the food? : very good in quality and quantity.
How was the room? : very good.
Other Comments : We did appreciate the difference between guests and friends. In fact we felt to spend a very nice time (unluckily too short)with a couple of old good friends. Excelent quality/price ratio.
Just fantastic!: We spend there 2 days and it was for sure our best Casa Parcicular in Cuba. Ridel, Claribel and family are wonderful people. They make everything to make you feel home and they succeed !! It has been a pleasure to exchange with them around a drink or dinner and we were very sad to leave them after our stay. The location is great, great food and drinks and Ridel can organize all excursions from here. If you are looking for a casa particular in Vinales, well do not hesitate and go to this adress!
A Wonderful Casa: This place is wonderful. The location is on a small, quiet street but very close to the center of Vinales. The room is apart from the house, on the second floor with not one but two private terraces. Wonderful!
How was the food? : Excellent
How was the room? : Clean, spacious and comfortable.
Other Comments : Ridel and Claribelle are wonderful hosts and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and more.
Ridel and Claribel were perfect hosts!: My dad and I stayed at Ridel and Claribel's beautiful casa in Vinales for two days. We wished we stayed longer! From the moment we arrived, Ridel and Claribel welcomed us with open arms and were very warm-hearted. Ridel is a doctor and Claribel is a dentist, and it was clear that they are very well respected in Vinales (when we told other locals where we were staying, they always responded by saying, los medicos! with a smile of appreciation). They are clearly very hard-working people and they take pride in their casa particular. They looked after us very well and made sure we had a wonderful visit to this beautiful part of Cuba. Their casa is beautiful and has a lovely rooftop terrace that overlooks Vinales' limestone hills.
How was the food? : Claribel is an excellent cook! We enjoyed the food so much that we ate all our dinners here. Make sure you get a mojito -- it was the best I had in Cuba!
How was the room? : The room was lovely. There was air-conditioning and a mini-fridge. The room had its own separate entrance so we could come and go as we pleased.
Other Comments : Both my father and I loved staying here. We highly recommend it!
Amazing Food. Beautiful House and the Best Host we can ask for!!: Amazing Food. Beautiful House and the Best Host we can ask for!! We really enjoyed our times here. Coming into Vinales, we didn't speak much spanish. Ridel helped us arranged everything during our entire stay. a horse riding trip to the valley (amazing), a trip to the beach in a 1950s Chevy (loved it) and even helped us reserved our return bus tickets ahead of time before it's fully booked. Claribel & her mom (Maria) also prepared sandwiches for us to bring to the beach. loved every minute of our stay here in Vinales. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality Ridel! Be sure to ask to taste the Pork steak for dinner! It's so tender & juicy, seriously the best food I've had in Cuba. Ridel is a doctor, his wife Claribel is a dentist. both are very well educated. Ridel speaks great english, so communication isn't much of a problem. When you come, if possible, bring some some items like soap, shampoo, bodywash, toothpaste for them. it's very expensive to acquire these things in Cuba. And they'll appreciate these things very much! Their young daughter Laura, is very warm, outgoing and smart. be sure to teach her few words in your own language, she's a quick learner! Will come back in the future, we'll definitely miss this place!
Ridel y Claribel the perfect casa in Vinales: After our visit to the cosmopolitan Havana it was great to arrive in Vinales. We had booked casa Ridel y Claribel already in the Netherlands. From the moment we arrived at the casa it felt like home. It is a very sweet family and they help you with a lot of things. Ridel can arrange tours for you and his english is really good. Claribel and her mother Maria are top chefs in the kitchen. The food is better than many restaurants in Cuba! Try the shrimps. Ridel has als arranged two casas in other places for us and they were also excellent. Best of the casa is one of the most beautiful views in Cuba, from the rooftop of the casa. We enjoyed our three days stay at Ridel y Claribel.
How was the food? : Great, eat here and nowhere else in Vinales!
How was the room? : Clean, good beds and a beautiful view!
Other Comments : Perfect...
Very nice place and definitely a good choice for Vinales: We are a family of four and we stayed two nights in the Casa of Ridel and Claribel, who are excellent hosts. It is a very nice place and we can recommend it to everybody who comes to Vinales. Ridel speaks English (Claribel a little bit as well) and we had very interesting talks with him about the way of life in Cuba. He assisted us as well to get a guide for a walk in the Valle Vinales. Next to the Casa are a little fruit market and a bakery. However, you can easily walk to the center of the village as well. We really felt at home in this Casa. We would definitely like to stay there again!
How was the food? : The meals cooked by Claribel were delicious with a great variety of fruits. We enoyed them very much.
How was the room? : Both rooms we had are beautiful and tidy with comfortable beds, a/c and each with a private bathroom. One of the rooms even has a terrace with a great view of the countryside.
Other Comments : If you are looking for a guide to go for a walk in the Valle Vinales ask Ridel for Miguel. He is most friendly and very well informed about the nature and many other interesting things. Our tour with him was a great experience.
In May 2012 my husband and myself stayed at the Casa of Ridel and Claribel. We came with a transfer bus from Havana and had contactd Ridel through email to pick us up from the busstation. He told us do not worry and that turned out to be the slogan of the stay. Everything was perfect. We had a big room which was cleaner than any hotel room and had a private balkony. The beds and bathroom where also great. The family was so kind and arranged all our trips in the area with guides and taxi drivers who spoke english (as our spanish isn’t that great). Maria, Claribel’s mother, cooked for us everyday and it was beter than any restaurant in Cuba. In the evenings we played games with their daughter Laura and when we had to leave they arranged our next casa’s in Cienfuegos and Trinidad (also highly recommended). For people who have never stayed in cuba in a casa particulares: Stay here!! Everything is arranged and you do not need to worry about anything. Your room and entrance is private so you get the privacy from a hotel room (and cleaner!) with the benefits of your personal guides if you need any information or trips. Also, the house is a few meters from the main road so you don't have the noise from the cars, but you are on the best location as you can walk to the busstation/bars/hotel-swimmingpool. If you would like to bring any gifts to Cuba (the people there don't have a lot of commodities), Claribel is a dentist, so we bought touthpaste in europe which she could distribute in the village. Also board-games and children games are highly appreciated in any place in Cuba. We would definitely stay here again in Vinales.
Wonderful hosts, lovely location, great food!: Great location, overlooking the tobacco fields on the edgeof Vinales. Ridel very friendly, helped to arrange trips and good company!
How was the food? : Delicious, home cooked by Maria
How was the room? : Clean, neat and with all facilities - aircon, bathroom, fridge. Independent entrance, and lovely views from private terrace.
Excellent: We absolutely loved this place Ridel y Claribel are so nice, welcoming and generous. It's like being in one's own home. They're very good at organising walks, horse riding (amazing, scenery is ubelievable), and visits. The house is lovely. The best we've been to in Cuba.
How was the food? : Gorgeous!!! No one should miss it! Bravo Maria! Excellent menus, good products, finely cooked, savoury.
How was the room? : Independant, spacious and spotless clean room with 2 double beds. It has its own bathroom, perfectly clean as well. Balcony and terrace with a view over the Mogotes and tabacco fields.
Other Comments : Possibility to play dominos with the family but be careful they're good!
Kindness and comfort in beautiful Vinales: Casa Ridel is perfectly located in Vinales, just at one end of the main street. It is a quiet house and easy to find, using this agent's map. The most amazing things I would say are the genuine warmth of the family (without being too much!) and the mind blowing view from the rooftop terrace which has a table and chairs and is the perfect spot to view the countryside and mountains from. There is a new restaurant in town (opened in Jan 2012) which we enjoyed very much. El Olivo has a chef from Barcelona and the food was delicious.
How was the food? : Very good - no tummy problems here!
How was the room? : Comfortable and private, with private bathroom.
Other Comments : We were very happy here and increased our stay from 2 days to 3 days. Highly recommended!
Genial: Hemos tenido la gran suerte de dar con esta casa de forma casual. Digo suerte porque ha sido una experiencia indescriptible que nos ha llegado al corazon.Me explico Ridel y Claribel son personas de una gran calidad humana y ofrecen al huesped lo mejor que tienen, que es mucho -).Disponen de una casa muy acogedora, nuestra habitacion con bano se encontraba en la primera planta y teniamos unas vistas preciosas.La comida casera de Mama Maria (la Abuela) digna de escribir un capitulo aparte...Insuperable!.La mejor comida que hemos degustado en todo nuestro viaje.La hija pequenia de la familia, mi laurita, una nina preciosa y muy cariniosa. Deciros que hemos tenido en nuestro viaje a Cuba experiencias muy buenas, pero como nuestra estancia en esta casa ninguna.Ridel, Clari, Maria y Laurita os enviamos un gran beso lleno de agradecimiento por haber hecho nuestra estancia en Vinales tan maravillosa y digna de recordar siempre. Os hemos bautizado ya como la casa de la Alegria.Gracias. Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple.