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Hotel Perla del Mar , Cienfuegos City, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Hotel Encanto Perla del Mar, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Hotel Perla del Mar
Hotel Encanto Perla del Mar & Bahia de Cienfuegos
Hotel Perla del Mar & Cienfuegos Bay
The Airey Lobby Bar of the Perla del Mar Hotel, Punta Gorda, Ciefuegos, Cuba
The Airey Lobby Bar
View of the Hotel Jagua opposite from a bedroom terrace
View of the Jagua Hotel opposite
Standard Room & Terrace at the Hotel Perla del Mar, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Standard Room & Terrace
Rather classy bathroom with its Ship's Porthole. Done with attention to detail & good craftmanship
Classy Bathroom with its Ship's Porthole
Perla del Mar Hotel Terrace with Jacuzzi, Deck Chairs, Shower, Sofa, Coffee tables & Chairs
The Hotel's "Lido Deck" & "Ship's Funnel"
Hotel Perla del Mar Sea View from the Patio
Patio Sea View
Perla del Mar's Jacuzzi on the Lido Deck
Hotel's Jacuzzi on the Lido Deck
The Refreshing "Open Deck" Restaurant of the Hotel Perla del Mar
The Refreshing "Open Deck" Restaurant
Professional & Friendly Staff, Hotel Perla del Mar, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Professional & Friendly Staff
Lobby Seating of the Vogue, Hotel Perla del Mar, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Lobby Seating of the Vogue
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The Perla del Mar is a rather splendid newly restored (2013) boutique hotel converted from a swish 1950's family home in the “Punta Gorda” of Cienfuegos. The architectural style was clearly inspired & distilled from an ocean-going cruise liner.

Almost immediately on entering the building through its wide front entrance into its plush lobby bar you are welcomed by the large opening to the patio, its sea view & cooling breeze. And while at this instant you maybe enticed to further inspect the maritime aspects of the establishment, you are drawn to the left by the small but exceptionally exotically well stocked bar.

The main patio has 2 shaded jacuzzi & a variety of comfortable appropriately styled seating, including a row of sunbeds. Its a rather heavenly location for rum tipplers, cigar puffers, romantic fantasizers & sea whiffers.

The hotel's open-sided restaurant hangs over the water, like a prow of a ship, allowing a wide panoramic view of the bay & distant mountains. It provides excellent shade & receives cool breezes making it a most refreshing place to eat & drink. The service is keen & the grub is pretty damn good too.

Guests of Perla del Mar can have their meals & use the facilities of both the Hotel Casa Verde next-door & Hotel Jagua opposite. Most notably the Jagua has an excellent buffet breakfast & rather swish swimming pool.
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Reviewed by Nigel, website's owner
I used the facilities there when I stayed at the Casa Verde for 2 nights in May 2013. I totally want to visit again, and next time try the slightly newer even more stylish Perla del Mar rooms. Highly recommended.
Bar
Historic site
Hotel was recently renovated
International cuisine
Jacuzzi
Nightclub nearby
Old building restored
Private secure off-street parking
Restaurant
Terrace
Details of Standard Room  
The 7 spacious standard rooms are very tastefully newly furnished including comfortable twin beds. Each room has large shuttered windows allowing for captivating vistas, & lots of natural light or shade as required. Most of the rooms have a balcony or terrace.
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Air conditioning
Balcony (subject to availability)
Bathroom (ensuite)
Bathtub
Double bed
Hair-dryer
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
Minibar / Fridge (stocked)
Satellite TV
Shower
Telephone
Terrace (subject to availability)
Twin beds
Details of Junior Suite  
The junior suites have larger king size beds.
© 2013 Nigel Hunt
Guide to Cienfuegos City
Cienfuegos is a delightful and interesting city with a history largely different to that of the rest of the country.

It is a pleasant city which, because of its role as an important port, both domestically and internationally, has a slightly more cosmopolitan feel about it than most other areas in the south. The streets are straight and wide with the Paseo del Prado, which dissects the city and extends out to the peninsula's end, being the most important street. The street extends south through the Punta Gorda area and north along th bay, there are some excellent views to be had from here, especially at sunset when the bay takes on a quiet and brooding appearance.

If you visit Cienfuegos don't forget to see:
Parque Jose Marti, on the eastern side of it is the impressive Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, which was built in 1870. Also overlooking the park is the Provincial Government Palace, a grand building with great columns and marble floors. Due west of the park stands the Casa de la Cultura.

Teatro Tomas Terry, situated on the north side of the Parque Jose Marti, is a beautiful and impressive structure whose facade is topped by three multi-coloured mosaic murals.
Museo Historico, which contains local military memorabilia that once belonged to those who took part in the various struggles for independence and freedom.

Palacio del Valle, on the Punta Gorda, this Moorish style country house was bought by Alejandro Suero Balbin. Its fading pink colours fail to diminish the overall grandeur of the building which contains some excellent furnishings and porcelains.

The botanical gardens is perhaps the most famed botanical garden in the country, housing over 2,000 tropical and sub-tropical plants. Among the impressive collection of plant species are more than 200 types of palm trees of araceae, there is also a collection of different types of palm trees indigenous to Cuba.

Playa Rancho Luna, situated 20km east of the city, is still very quiet and secluded.

The Castle of Our Lady of the Angels of Jagua, situated 22km from Cienfuegos city, was originally used by the Spanish as a small fort to keep out smugglers who used to enter Jagua Bay to obtain fresh water and food from the locals. It is now a much more subtantial structure following the Spaniards' decision to develop it to defend the city from the more forceful threat offered by the English navy during the war between Spain and England.

Considered the Cuban architectural jewel of the 19th century, Cienfuegos is outstanding for the perfect design of its streets and for the refinement and good taste of the buildings in the historic center of the city, which has been declared a national monument. When visiting, stop by the Casa del Fundador (Founder’s House); Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) Cathedral; Tomás Terry Theater; Ferrer Palace; and José Martí Park, which contains the only arch of triumph in Cuba.

Other attractions include the Prado Promenade, Valle Palace, Museums of Naval and Provincial History, Reina (Queen’s) Cemetery and Jai-Alai Courts.

Farther out from the center of the city, tour the Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Jagua (Jagua for short) Fortress, Tomás Acea Cemetery and the Botanical Gardens.

In addition to these cultural and historic attractions, Cienfuegos has excellent facilities for scuba diving and other water sports, nature tourism and thermal baths.
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