Hotel La Union
Smart and well-maintained hotel in an attractive colonial building in the heart of Cienfuegos.
Hotel La Unión is an attractive colonial building in the centre of the lively port of Cienfuegos, with a lovely view of the bay from the upper floors. This is a smart and tasteful boutique-style hotel, with pale blue, pinks and yellow tones striking a breezy tropical note.
The guestrooms have marble-effect bathrooms and period wooden furniture, but the colonial style is not ornate or overdone: the understated decor and furnishings and large windows lend a feel of space and light.
Other facilities include an attractive outdoor pool in an enclosed tiled area, surrounded by loungers, as well as a Jacuzzi and gym. The restaurant serves an à la carte menu and a buffet, and there's also a small snack bar. It’s popular and friendly, but note there is a weekend disco nearby.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Visiting Trinidad and listening to all the music being played around the city.RS, Southampton
We found Cuba utterly seductive. It is rare to find anywhere still as distinctive. But it is a country for travellers; to go just to the beach is a waste. But if you find beauty in dilapidation and warm to extrovert people; if you have a grain of curiosity in your soul and a twitch of rhythm in your toes, this is a wonderful holiday.PH, Pimlico
We really liked Cuba overall. There is not just one thing but the best included: Private tour in Havana was excellent as the guide was first rate. The town of Trinidad which we just loved. We thought it was really good to stay at a Casa and would recommend that experience for at least one section of a holiday.PD, Dublin
The Car Tour was brilliant, Bright pink car around the city of Havana, such a beautiful place.TDB, Swadlincote
Most memorable experiences: "Driving around the country seeing beautiful buildings and plants. The music in Bayamo - a special festival. Going to the Granjita near Santiago where Castro planned the 26th July."AH, London
The hiking tour above Topes de Collantes lead by Valentine was fantastic. Wonderful sights and sounds lead by an experienced guide with a good sense of humour.DM, Edinburgh
The only additional info might have been that travellers should take a box of tissues - although we always do anyway to wherever. Cuba doesn't do tissues.......PR, Edinburgh
Baracoa was very special.CA, Newark
There is no one experience that I would single out. What was memorable were the people, their friendliness and helpfulness, and the real feeling of safety everywhere we went - even when the street lighting suddenly failed in the back streets of Trinidad.DM, Nottingham
Highlight: The music & atmosphere in Havana. Seeing the countryside. Experiencing the quite different locations.AKD, Malmesbury
Highlights? Everything! The casas for showing us how Cubans live, the guides and their information, the sunset from the Palacio at Punta Gorda (Cienfuegos), the casa at Punta Gorda, the music everywhere, the food, the cocktails, the nice and hospitable people.EV, Enfield
All of it was great. It was amazing to visit cities, mountainous areas and the beach. The Rolling Stones weren't bad either!!LW, Tonbridge
We got engaged at La Guarida in Havana on the second night, so the whole trip is going to be a memorable one for a very long time!TO, London
Highlight?: Havana, trip to the ballet at the Opera HousePF, London
Most memorable experience: "Difficult to choose one! Sunrise boat trip on the Laguna del Tesoro with mist coming off the water and variety of bird life, watching the sun go down behind mogotes in Vinales with a mojito or humming birds flying around while having breakfast in Trinidad. Or even dancing the conga with the rest of the audience at the Buenvista Social Club!...The holiday was fantastic - every place we went to has its own unique character and feel so we felt that we had experienced at least something of what Cuba is about. The contrasts between the way of life in the cities and the countryside were extraordinary - mobile phones, brand name clothes, immaculately manicured and painted nails to a single ox drawn plough. Stunning landscapes and views through to urban decay and piles of rubbish in the streets. It's an experience that we thoroughly enjoyed and won't forget."AW, High Wycombe
Highlight?: Rafting in TenaRF, Dorking
Spending time with the guides gave us an insight into other aspects of life in Cuba.SW, Woking
Most memorable aspect: “Watching my Cuban friend in Havana dance with members of his dance company practicing in National Theatre Havana. Dancing and watching dancing in Guantanemo, Santiago and Trinidad. The music everywhere - it gets inside your head and is wonderful. Also the road trip from Guadalavaca to Baracoa (6.5 hours) was amazing. Beautiful views driving through the mountains.”SZ, Bungay
Highlight: Wandering around the old town of Havana - great buildings everywhere in various states of repair. Just full of atmosphere. Also the 1950s American cars. I didn't realise just how many there were! Again in all states of repair, but a fantastic sight even to someone who isn't particularly a car buff.CW, London
Highlight: Santiago City tour helped us understand the history of the revolution, coupled with the excursion to Comandacia de la Plata.EM, Bristol
Highlight?: Our stay in TrinidadPD, Woking
Best Bit?: Just the huge contrasts in the country.LW
Highlights? The wonderful beautiful Cuban people. The stunning landscape the memorable architecture. The wild weather. Just the sense of being propelled back in time but also to a possible future of less empty consumerism, less intensive agriculture, mores social connection and less social media allowing for more actual socialityDM, Brighton
The guides made such a great difference to our underrating of the country. Beautiful and varied country and in a couple of weeks got a real sense of its diversity. The Rolling Stones concert was unforgettable.GH, Bristol
Most memorable experience: "Sunday morning Masses in Cathedral in Havana and Iglesia Parroquial in Trinidad. Going on the ferry from Havana to Casablanca and walking round the area of the Cabana fort."PC, Wallington
All places were well worth visiting for their particular character etc. Our over-riding memory was of the lovely people we met and the sounds and rhythms of Cuba.IB, Chesterfield
Most memorable experiences: Visiting Las Terrazas, exploring Havana, brief stop in Santa Clara, and contact with Cubans along the wayHP, King's lynn
Highlights?: There were so many! We took an excursion to the forest ; truck, walk, waterfall swimming...loved it. But we really enjoyed everywhere.ER, London
The visit to Vinales - we loved the scenery and the remoteness - and the Escambray mountains.LJ, Wokingham
Highlight?: The road journeys through eastern Cuba.JB,
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