I was recommended to Villa Fuentes in Holguin, Cuba, by some of my Canadian friends and I wasn’t disappointed. The most important utility you will find here at this casa particular is decent water pressure in the shower. Many homes in Cuba lack water pressure. If you have long hair then you may want to stay here during your time in Holguin.
Jose and Edelmi are great hosts. They both go out of their ways to make you happy. I always give Jose and Edelmi a hard time about how Cubans eat too much pork and rice which is bad for their health. More fruits and vegetables please!
Jose speaks English well and is a photography enthusiast. One of their sons, Ernest, is learning to speak English so he is always trying to practice with foreigners. He is also a pretty-good chess player. If you like playing chess then challenge Ernest.
There are two rooms available both with air conditioning. The rooms get cleaned often and new towels are provided. There are two dogs on premise that stay in the backyard. The neighbourhood is safe and has many children playing. You can also find the Restaurante Bar Parrillada San Jose which is about a four-minute walk from Villa Fuentes. The best restaurant in town, 1910 Restaurant and Bar, is approximately a 15-minute walk.
The walk to Holguin’s most popular park, Parque Calixto Garcia, is about seven minutes. The main disco in the city, Casa de la Musica Holguin, is across the street from the park. There are also restaurants, bars, shops and street merchants.
20 CUC to 25 CUC per night (subject to change)
address: Calle Rastro 27, Holguin, Cuba
phone number: +53 52 557 812