Casa is on the edge of town, about 10/15 minutes walk to New Square (where there is WiFi) and perhaps a bit further to Plaza Major (Old Sq) where there are more bars and restaurants and most of the museums.
In Trinidad many casas call themselves hostels. From looking through the open windows there are some more colonial style Casas on Jose Marti and Antonio Maceo.with quite grand front reception rooms.
I don't know why its called Hostal Paraíso Natural as its fairly basic. Our bedroom had a double and single bed which were very hard and not that comfortable compared to our other casas. The room had a/c which was quite noisy and a freestanding fan, separate bathroom with sink (cold water tap only) and shower which was always hot enough. Breakfast was plentiful with fruit, juice, ham and cheese toasties, omelette, etc. We are at the casa on our first night. Shrimps but nothing special.
Renaldo speaks enough English to get by and is a great organiser. People from other casas go on trips he organises and collect hire bikes. He also arranged a fantastic trip to a huge reservoir which we thoroughly recommend.
We had a reservation at this Casa (made on the morning of our arrival) and got to Trinidad a few hours later to be warmly greeted by Rolando, the owner of Hostal Paraiso Natural. He spent 15 minutes explaining the various trips we could arrange, then "showed us to our room" which transpired to be another Casa across the road. The room was dark, poorly furnished, overlooked a main road and the smell in the bathroom was not pleasant. We had planned to stay 3 nights but found a much better Casa,nearer the old town, for 5 CUC less so left after one sleepless night. Price we had been quoted for a taxi to Havana from Trinidad also turned out to be 5 CUC more than the going rate. Be careful if you book this Casa that you get what you expect and check prices. The location is not great.
We arrived from Havana and were greeted by Rolando and his wife Nisbel. Rolando spent 30 mins + explaining nearby excursions, places to visit and where to find everything we needed, all whilst sipping on a homemade ice cold canchanchara cocktail on the house! Located 10 minute walk from main square with casa de la musica. The room was cleaned daily, had air con, a fan and warm water. Breakfast was great and 5 CUC pp - bread, meat, cheese, eggs, fresh fruit, yoghurt, smoothies...all deliciously made by Nisbel. A must do is Rolando's recommended excursion to his family friends house for lunch, taking in waterfalls, natural park, coffee plantations all off the beaten track and not surrounded by swarms of tourists! Rolando and Nisbel helped to make Trinidad one of our favourites places during our trip to Cuba - we can't recommend their casa, Nisbel's cooking and the plentiful cocktails enough!
Great finish in Cuba. Although the Casa is not in the centre of Trinidad we spent there really nice time. We ate there probably the best dinner during whole vacation. Rolando - te host was also the great help in organising trips and transport. Thank to him we spent fantastic day on horses and got to Varadero in very comfortable taxi with air-condition only for two, paying almost the same money we paid for taxi collectivo. Rolando also speaks english which is very refreshing after two weeks of trying to learn or at least understand spanish. The only strange thing was the fact we didn't have the key to the room and whole casa so coming back late in the night was a bit stressfull but probably only for us. We recommend that place!
My friend and I were told about this place when we were in Vinales and we initially thought it was another standard casa particular. We were wrong!!
This casa is in central position and offers two clean en-suit bedrooms. The owner can also cook for you any meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) for a very cheap price. We, for instance, had the best lobster in Cuba at this place just for 10CUC!! He also can arrange a great variety of tours in the area of Trinidad thanks to his 20 years experience.
Finally, he is a great talker: he loves to talk about the real Cuba, the Cuba that often times most tourists just refuse because stoned by its beautiful beaches and delicious cocktails.
He taught me that "en la tierra de Fidel todo esta racionado!!"
P.S. Still waiting for "Il concepto de Rivoluzion"
Daniel y Selene