Hotel La Ermita
Simple hotel with a large pool and excellent views over the Viñales valley.
Set on a hilltop among tobacco plantations east of Viñales, La Ermita has good views across to the distinctive limestone mogotes that typify the region. The simple rooms are arranged in four blocks facing the large pool or in a two-floor building overlooking the valley. All have balcony or veranda, with TV and en suite bathroom.
Facilities include tennis courts, a shop, bar and a restaurant overlooking the manicured lawns. Horseriding and walking excursions through the surrounding countryside are available at extra cost.
What our clients say
This is a decent place to stay with great views, if a little way outside the town - easier going to eat walking downhill than coming back up. The breakfast was OK, but we would strongly advise not eating in the restaurant in the evening - the worst meal on the trip.RP, London
La Ermita has a fantastic location with great views over the valley. It is still very much a state-run hotel with staff unfortunately showing minimal interest in customer needs.Our room lacked a toilet seat on arrival, and after insitence with the front desk, one duly arrived, clearly taken from another room! Cuban hotel staff have yet to be trained on how to run a buffet, that is keeping dishes regularly replenished for a satisfactory breakfast experience, otherwise you end up waiting around for food to appear!MW,
"A nice hotel in a splendid location with spectacular views. It is located within easy walking distance of Viñals town, although taxis are also readily available. There were several large tour groups at the hotel during our stay and the hotel did not cope well with providing breakfast on one of our mornings."DM,Nottingham
"We enjoyed the location of this hotel, and the balconies attached to the rooms. Although the accommodation was basic, it was adequate, and the air conditioning worked well. The food in the restaurant was good, and the view from the terrace absolutely stunning."CB, Swindon
"Surpassed expectations - we hadn't been expecting much but the view was stunning, the rooms clean and the beds ok. Breakfast was fine, staff a little off-hand and the pool a little unappealing but actually it was fine."SW, Romsey
Our least favourite hotel on the trip. Basic, but again ideally located for excellent excursions and some fantastic views, particularly at sunset.TR Leicester
Our expert's view
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
The views of Vinales’ iconic limestone mogotes are a real highlight of a stay here. You can enjoy the views whilst eating breakfast and it’s well worth being there for the sunset over the hills.
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