Cienfuegos was established by the French, but it has all the history, colour and life of the Caribbean. Including wonderful beaches, faded mansions and an original colonial hotel.
The horse jingles merrily along the Malecon – Cienfuegos’s equivalent of a marine boulevard – as your coche caballo carriage sweeps you past colonial-style and Art Nouveau mansions, echoes of different stages of Cuba’s imperial past; now with a faded glory that only adds to their romance. If you perceive a Gallic flavour in that romance, you’re right; Cienfuegos is the only town in Cuba to have been founded by the French.
Specify Hotel La Union during your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Cuba and you will be staying in the heart of the old town, in a hotel built in the 1860s. You’ll have all the places of historical interest, the bars and cafés within easy strolling distance and, when you want to chill, an inviting pool in a shaded courtyard.
Hotel La Union, at a glance
- Refurbished colonial hotel originally built in 1869, set in the old town of Cienfuegos
- Choice of 38 standard rooms and 11 spacious suites
- Rooms are large with classic décor, some with private balconies, en suites and air conditioning
- Suites have an extra seating area, making accommodation for three adults
- A la carte restaurant, rooftop terrace and great open air bar
For leisure and pleasure
- Swimming pool in a quiet courtyard
- Small spa and fitness centre
- The magnificent architecture and historic sights of the old town on your doorstep
- Excellent scuba diving and range of water sports not too far away
- Nature and photographic expeditions to the stunning countryside around the waterfalls of El Nicho
- Trips arranged to colonial Trinidad and also Santa Clara which is home to the museum and resting place of Che Guevara