Best hotels and hostels in Valle de Viñales

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    Hotel Los Jazmines

    Prepare yourself! The vista from this pastel-pink colonial-style hotel is one of the best in Cuba. Open the shutters of your classic valley-facing room and drink in the shimmering sight of magnificent mogotes (limestone monoliths), red oxen-plowed fields and palm-frond-covered tobacco-drying houses. Although the facilities are long overdue a refurbishment, the location is unrivaled and there's a gloriously inviting swimming pool. Handy extras include an international medical clinic, a massage room and a small shop/market. The setting comes at a cost: bus tours stop off here almost hourly, thus eroding some of the ethereal ambience. The hotel is walkable from Viñales: 4km south on the Pinar del Río road. The Viñales tour bus also stops here.

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    Casa Daniela

    Run by a former doctor and nurse, who must have had formidable bedside manners if their hospitality in this surgically clean place is anything to judge by. The sunny yellow Daniela has expanded into a sizable residence without losing its local intimacy. There are six rooms, a super pool, a giant roof terrace and a shady yard. The breakfasts cooked up by the couple's hardworking son are worth the stay alone. All kinds of tours and activities can be arranged here.

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    Villa Los Reyes

    Yoan Reyes has put huge efforts into shaping his fabulous house, which now has five modern bedrooms (some with king-sized beds), a round pool, a well-tended garden (plus vegetable patch) and a bridge-like structure linking two separate roof terraces. You're on the edge of the countryside here and the family can organize all number of excursions into the green domain. Yoan is well known for his excellent tours, including a popular sunrise tour to Los Aquáticos village and a sunset tour to the Valle del Silencio. The house also sports a small restaurant (open to all) serving Cuban-fusion cuisine.

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    Villa El Cafetal

    The son of the owners of this foliage-draped house on the edge of town is an expert on climbing, meaning there's a shed stacked with equipment – and the best climbs in Viñales are on their doorstep. Ensconced in a resplendent garden that cultivates its own coffee (served at breakfast), you can practically taste the mountain air as you swing on the hammock. The two rooms are simple but effective, the setting is sublime and climbing escapades can be organized here from around CUC$30 per day.

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    Hotel La Ermita

    La Ermita takes Viñales' top hotel honors for architecture, interior furnishings and all-round service. The views over town rooftops and haystack hills is equally award-worthy. The upper-floor rooms housed in handsome two-story colonial edifices overlook the misty valley. Extracurricular attractions include an excellent pool, tennis courts, a shop, horseback riding and massage. Skip the restaurant and walk 2km downhill to the village for dinner (or take the Viñales tour bus).

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    Casa Papo y Niulvys

    One of the few houses in Viñales with a front garden, this place gives you room to swing on a hammock as well as rock on a rocking chair on the front porch. Rooms are small but recently decorated in a modern style. It's a dreamily tranquil spot with a wraparound porch. Book well ahead – it gets busy.

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    Ridel & Claribel

    Simple but effective homestay run by a doctor-dentist couple that exhibits all of the essentials for a delightful Viñales stay. Tick off relaxing rocking chairs, huge fruity breakfasts, a roof terrace with views over the tobacco fields and highly congenial hosts who, despite their professional qualifications, are proud guajiros (country folk) at heart. The house is tucked away behind the town market. Ridel and Claribel rent another delightful place called Mis Cumbres on the road out to Hotel La Ermita.

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    Hotel Central

    Viñales’ first new hotel in decades has added a different dimension in a town chock-a-block with homely casas particulares (private homestays). If you are craving space, privacy and elegance without compromising the town’s rustic spirit, this might be your bag. Large rooms are colored with bottle greens and rust reds, and are equipped with coffee machines, irons and umbrellas. The lovely porch has a bar and strong wi-fi, if you don’t mind sharing it with practically everyone else in town.

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    Casa Nenita

    Nenita's has quietly become one of Cuba's top private homestays. While its out-of-center location might deter some, the eight rooms are above par and, when augmented by the amazing restaurant, pool and roof terrace, give you a luxurious launchpad from which to explore. Nenita's battered fish has even featured in recipe books. Finding the place can be tricky, however – it's behind the policlinico (hospital).

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    Casa Jean-Pierre

    Jean-Pierre's recently renovated house is a smart, spotless and central option. There are four rooms, one smaller in size (CUC$25) and a large upper room with its private terrace. The place is run by JP, owner of local tapas bar Tres Jotas, and all guests are offered a free cocktail-making class in his restaurant. Entry is from the side street.

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    Casa Haydée Chiroles

    With six rooms split between two adjacent houses and a lovely lush communal back patio where you can contemplate the stars on your sillón (rocking chair), this house reflects all the best attributes of Viñales. Rooms are simple but effective, there's a mini-library-book-exchange, and breakfasts are laid out buffet style. Best of all, the hosts are super courteous.

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    Hostal Doña Hilda

    One of the first houses in town on the road from Pinar del Río, Hilda's house has three rooms with porches and rockers. This unpretentious place is classic Viñales – just like the perennially smiling hostess – with divine food. The mojitos are among Cuba's very best. Ask here about dance classes.

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    Casa El Balcón Mignelys & Juanito

    Situated a block south of the plaza, El Balcón has four modern private rooms upstairs (there is another house for rent below), a street-facing balcony and a huge roof terrace where fine food is served. Friendly owners Mignelys and Juanito speak English and can organize all number of rustic activities.

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    Casa Colonial Lioska

    Modest little place with two rooms – one of which has an independent entrance – that prefers to stay under the radar. Nonetheless, the food is good, English is spoken and the hosts are very friendly. What more could you want?

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    Villa El Niño

    Lovely green abode with multiple terraces and swing-chairs on Calle Adela Azcuy away from the noise of main drag Salvador Cisneros. It offers four small but adequate rooms and plenty of chill-out space.

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    Villa Juanito El Joyero

    If you just want a simple, decent house replete with traditional Viñales hospitality away from the main street bustle, this bright-orange bungalow will suit. The rental rooms come with two beds, a minibar and a pleasant back patio. Small is beautiful in this neck of the woods.