Hotel del Rijo

Location: Trinidad, Cienfuegos & the Central Colonial Hub | Cuba

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Housed in a neo-classical nineteenth century colonial mansion in history-steeped Sancti Spiritus, Hotel del Rijo is the perfect place to experience the Cuba of centuries past. Painstakingly restored to its former European-influenced glory and ideally located for exploring this old city’s historical sites, this is the place for experiencing Sancti Spiritus in style.
Perfect forAn authentic taste of colonial Cuba.
In the knowHotel del Rijo is housed in the former home of Dr. Antonio Rudesindo Garcia Rijo, a prominent figure in the history of Cuban medicine.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview


The quaint Plazuela Honorato del Castillo, very close to sights like the Parroquial Mayor and the Puente Yayabo.

Rooms at Hotel del Rijo

Lovingly renovated at the turn of the century, Hotel del Rijo’s accommodations preserve the spirit of the colonial mansion they are housed in, with beautiful nail-studded doors, sturdy beamed ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers among the characteristic features of this elegantly earthy environment. Original features like these are complemented by modern standards of comfort and luxury.

Food and facilities

Breakfast at the Hotel del Rijo, served in the delightful atrium-style courtyard with its stunning Mughal-style fountain, is a beautiful experience, while just across the street at the Mesón de la Plaza you’ll enjoy excellent Iberian dishes, such as garbanzo with bacon and sausage, in a traditional atmosphere which recalls an authentic Spanish bodega.

Activities at Hotel del Rijo

Sancti Spiritus is among the oldest European settlements in all of Cuba, with its founding stretching back to 1514, and there are as many historical attractions as you would expect from an area with such a rich past. The eye-catching, green-towered Parroquial Mayor, dating from the early 16th century, is Cuba’s oldest church; the Museo de Arte Colonial houses centuries-old relics of Cuba’s colonial past in one of the country’s finest original mansions; and the Puente Yayabo, standing since the early 1800s, is one of Cuba’s oldest bridges.

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