Hacienda La Casona – also known as Finca Kenia- is a small B&B style property located on a quiet back street about 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Trinidad.
Said to be one of the oldest buildings in Trinidad (built within the walls of an old fort and on the site of the town’s first aqueduct) the property is decorated in the style of an Andalusian ranch with terracotta coloured walls, dark green shutters, hammocks, saddles and trickling fountains – all of which give the place a really laid back and authentic feel.
The intimate, six room Hacienda, which has played host to a number of illustrious guests, most recently actor Ian McKellan and the Belgium ambassador to Cuba, boasts a working farm with horses as well as dramatic views of the surrounding valley.
More upmarket than a conventional B&B the rooms are well styled, some with interesting showers and most have a private terrace. The bedding- as with many places in Cuba -is a little dated but the rooms are light and airy and full of character. Adjoining rooms are available.
Located a few blocks outside the historic centre, and about a 10-15 minute walk or short taxi ride from the town centre, La Casona is a peaceful retreat to come back to after a day enjoying the sights in and around Trinidad. As the streets leading to Trinidad aren’t particularly well lit, we recommend returning to the property in the evenings via taxi.
Food and Drink
The Hacienda’s restaurant serves good food for Cuban standards; much of which comes from the farms own gardens and allotment. The room rate includes a plentiful and pleasing breakfast, served in the open air courtyard restaurant.
Facilities and Activities
The Finca is a working farm with around 14 strong and well cared for horses, which are available for treks for experienced horse riders. If you are interested in horse riding you can organise this directly with the hotel on arrival. There are also some lovely areas for relaxation, including several hammocks which are ideal for afternoon siestas.
Hacienda La Casona is a unique property and arguably one of the best places to stay in Trinidad. Its laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff and peaceful surroundings make this hotel a delightful option, particularly for those looking for a quieter alternative to more central accommodation. Although a fair distance from the centre of the city, it offers several things that other hotels just can’t; most notably it is the only accommodation option in Trinidad with views over the sugar cane fields, a working farm and also has some fantastic outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy the scenery.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.