Composition: bedroom, bathroom
Amenities: 2x bed linen & towels, terrace, air conditioning, heating, free parking on the street, shower, washbasin , heated towel bar, mirror, toilet, double bed, built-in wardrobes, night tables, lamp
Comfortably nestled on the Plaza de El Gallo (formerly Plaza de la Soledad), hotel Camino de Hierro (meaning Iron Road and referring to the subject railways) enjoys a privileged location in the historic center of Camagüey – declared a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in 2008.
The two story building with wrap-around balconies and a cute sidewalk terrace hints at the magic hiding behind the colonial facade. An interior, tiled patio – de rigueur in colonial times – welcomes visitors into the hushed elegance that is the Camino de Hierro. Soft yellow walls contrast with the green wooden balconies and balustrades here; the addition of lush plants and orchids give it a tropical feel.
The stylish restaurant has a beamed ceiling and the bar is nicely restored with brick niches.
This property carries the distinction of being an E-Hotel. The "E" stands for encanto (charm) and is used to designate those hotels in history-rich cities exhibiting the highest standards of preservation and which promote cultural tourism.
Despite the care and capital invested in its restoration, uncertainties remain about the building’s origin. The best guess is that the ground floor dates from the 18th century, while the first floor was added later.
Camagüey – originally named Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe – was the third city founded in Cuba; in 2014 it will celebrate its 500th anniversary. It’s an interesting and authentic city – as attractive for its rich culture as the lack of tourists. Spend a night in the boutique Camino de Hierro before driving the next morning to the northern beaches of Santa Lucía.
• Domestic flights are scheduled between Havana and Camagüey.
• Camagüey is often included as a stopover on organized tours traveling from coast to coast. However, for independent visitors, we recommend car rental. The distance from Havana is 537km via the Autopista Nacional (A1) to Taguasco , where it turns into the Carretera Central (CC). The Distance to Santiago de Cuba is 335km and is over the Carretera Central (CC) via Las Tunas and Bayamo. The beaches of Playa Santa Lucia are located 111 km north-east.
• Doctor on call;
• Multilingual Staff;
• 24 hour Reception;
Distance to Airport: 10 km