Great views, wireless internet hotspot, disappointed food and staff
Vinales if overloaded with homestays and the city center is pretty busy, so la ermita is a good place to stay away from the crowd. great views on the mountains from the tropical rooms. unless the negative reviews about the food, we booked half board as the price difference was minimal. pretty much choice, nothing really fresh. stayed three nights, so basically tried all food they had to offer. food was disappointing, again and again. cuban beer cost 1.25 cuc (cold and good price!). reception staff unmotivated and not willing to do anything. the bar is open till 23.00, but don't expect to be able to order a beer after 22.00. they can make this hotel the best one in town with a good management. be aware that they have just a few 1-hour (2 cuc) wifi cards daily for sale at the reception desk. also the etecsa office in vinales has a limited dialy stock, so be aware. if you have a chance to buy more wifi cards in other cities, make sure you buy them, as they can be used also in other places. positive surprise was that i could connect with wifi from the balcony (although signal was minimal). restaurants located close the hotel are worth for a lunch or dinner.