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Lobby, Hotel Velasco, Matanzas, Cuba
Hotel Velasco
Hotel Encanto Velasco
Hotel Encanto Velasco
Velasco Hotel Fresh Fruit Cocktails
Velasco Fresh Fruit Rum Cocktails - Excellent
Hotel Velasco Suite, Balcony and view of the Palacio de Gobierno
Velasco Suite & Palacio de Gobierno
Havana to Matanzas Electric HersheyTrain at Casa Blanca Railway Station
Havana Matanzas Hershey Train at Casa Blanca
Hotel E Velasco Restaurant
Hotel Velasco Restaurant
Jose Luis Fernandez Garcia makes as good, or better, a cocktail as anyone in Cuba
Jose's Bar at the Velasco Hotel
Hotel Velasco Bathroom
Velasco Bathroom
Young muscian practising his guitar in the Liberty Park opposite the Velasco Hotel
Velasco, Park & Classical Guitar
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About Hotel Encanto Velasco
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The recently (2011) restored Velasco Hotel was built in 1902 by Luis Zorrilla Velasco, on what was then called Plaza de Armas. The renamed Plaza de la Libertad (Freedom Square) of Matanzas, is in the midst of its historic centre. The hotel's eclectic architecture with outstanding neoclassical elements, with marble, granite & precious woods, make it one of the most important buildings of the historic old city.

The Velasco decor recalls the atmosphere of the salons and homes of the early days of the twentieth century, dominated by warm colors on walls and ceilings. The rooms have 1920's lamps and ceilings. The 58-seat restaurant, resembling a large terrace, is decorated with lush plants.

The Hotel Velasco top floor has views of the city and the Bahia de Matanzas. The hotel is just 50 metres from the Sauto Theatre. Also neraby is the Museum of Pharmacy, a 19th century French chemist, the first in Latin America.

The design of the hotel bedroom furniture, fixtures & fittings is inspired by the time of its founding, with the use of wood and bronze. There are a total of 17 rooms, including 10 standard single or double rooms, 4 Mini-suites and 3 Junior Suites.
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Cafe / snack bar
Hotel was recently renovated
Internet on hotel's PCs
Lobby bar
Nightclub nearby
Old building restored
Parking
Restaurant
Shop(s) with basic supplies, souvenirs & gifts
Telephone - national & international calls
Terrace
TV room/bar (international channels & videos)
Voltage 110/120
Details of Standard Room  
Description and facilities details coming soon.
110 volt outlets
Air conditioning
Bathroom (ensuite)
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
Room service
Satellite TV
Telephone
Twin beds
Details of Junior Suite  
Description and facilities details coming soon.
110 volt outlets
Air conditioning
Balcony
Bathroom (ensuite)
Hair-dryer
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
King size bed
Minibar / Fridge
Room service
Satellite TV
Telephone
Guide to Matanzas City & Rio Canimar Park
Matanzas often called "the Athens of Cuba" and famous for its many bridges, interesting architecture and music is on the way to famous Varadero Beach. Birthplace of the Danzón, Matanzas is also a good place in which to hear a danzonete or rumba. A city on the sea, it has drawn on the rhythm of the waves, the vigor of its morning breeze and the stately calm of its rivers in creating its culture.



"The Hershey Train" is the only electric railway that has ever existed in Cuba, is operating since 1921 and travels from Casablanca Station in Havana to Matanzas. The trip is magical and a good way to get to and from Matanzas; and experience the natural beauty of Cuba and the Cubans.

Matanzas, behind a deep bay, it came into its own during the 19th century when it served as the country’s sugar capital. On the classic, leafy main square, Parque Libertad, the Pharmaceutical Museum is a wonderfully preserved chemist’s shop, also there are plenty of interesting buildings, monuments and museums to keep you occupied like Museo Historico Provincial, Teatro Sauto, Cathedral of San Carlos, Bellamar Caverns...



Performance art as part of the Matanzas City 2011 annual festival held in "Freedom Square" opposite the Hotel Velasco. Cuba hosts an annual season of Street Theatre, many performing companies from around the world enjoy the oportunity of working for the cubans in their own streets.
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