Composition: bedroom, bathroom
Amenities: 2x bed linen & towels, terrace, air conditioning, heating, free wireless internet, free parking on the street, heated towel bar, mirror, shower, washbasin , toilet, double bed, built-in wardrobes, night tables, lamp
Bayamo is the talk of the nation since undergoing an urban revival that remodeled old buildings and restored even older ones, repaired and beautified city streets, and injected capital into cultural centers. It’s consistently regarded as one of the most welcoming and genuinely traditional Cuban cities.
The Encanto Royalton, across from Parque Céspedes in downtown Bayamo, was among the classic buildings receiving the royal treatment. Dating from 1940, the ecru-colored corner building was restored in a way that preserved its historical style, while adding modern facilities. As a result, it was designated an ""Encanto"" (meaning ‘charming’) property – those special Cuban hotels in historic locales which emphasize cultural tourism.
And charming it is, belied by its 2-star rating; this solid, clean and friendly budget hotel in the heart of Bayamo is a secret gem.
There are 33 rooms here, all reflecting the classic style found throughout the hotel, including in the lobby, bar, and restaurant. From the terrace facing the street, as well as from the pleasant roof terrace, guests can appreciate the legacies of the long and remarkable history of this charming city; Bayamo celebrated its 500th anniversary in November 2013.
The Encanto Royalton is in a pedestrian area, which adds to its enchanting feel. In the evening you can easily walk the 50 meters to one of Cuba’s best Casas de la Trova or simply stroll about and people watch.
A visit to tranquil, hospitable Bayamo is definitely worth it – and makes a great stopover while going to or coming from Santiago de Cuba. Times Square in New York has a Royalton, so does Parque Céspedes in Bayamo, Cuba.
• New flightschedules between the airports of Havana and Bayamo are introduced.
• There are private transfers from Holguín and from Santiago de Cuba Airport to Bayamo; there are scheduled domestic flights from Havana to both cities.
• Car rental is probably the best option, although the Encanto Royalton is located in a pedestrian-only area. The secondary roads south from Las Tunas and Holguín to Bayamo are somewhat monotonous; its 72km from Holguín and 82km from Las Tunas. For the section Bayamo - Santiago de Cuba, you can take the secondary road (CC) bordered by the Sierra Maestra to the north through Palma Soriano and Contramaestra. The distance is 129km.
• TV Room;
• Main Box;
• Car Rental $;
• Doctor on call;
• 24 hour Reception;