El Castillo Hotel
An old fortress, ’The Castle’ Hotel is perched high on a hillside in Baracoa with spectacular views of the city below. Originally built between 1737 and 1742 when it was a Spanish fortress called the Santa Barbara Castle. It was built to defend the city from the attacks of buccaneers and pirates, and afterwards hosted the general quarters of the Village Guards until the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
Nowadays it is a small resort-style hotel with pleasant grounds and wonderful views, and is a popular choice with our clients
The hotel features a restaurant, bar and snack bar, fresh water swimming pool and children’s pool, some evening entertainment, and small shop.
Type: Hotel (B&B)
Location: Baracoa, Cuba.
Board Basis: Bed and Breakfast
Our Rating: 2 star
El Castillo Hotel. Main Highlights
- Interesting old converted fortress
Good location above the centre of Baracoa
El Castillo Hotel: Location
Rooms at El Castillo Hotel
Historians will love the fortress setting and we really like the peaceful location sitting just above the centre of Baracoa and close to the heart of the town. The pool with its outstanding views across the hills to El Yunque mountain is a wonderful addition to the hotel.
There are 62 rooms in total over 2 storeys. Each has air-conditioning, private bathroom, satellite television, and safety deposit box