on August 29, 2006
This apartment-style Casa Particular (private house) is well described in Rough Guide. The atrium reaches all the way up through the internal core of the building, and is furnished with amazing moldings in beautiful condition, making the use of the stairs to see every floor an attraction. The lifts are not quite so wondrous, but they work. The accommodation itself is a cut above the average that we had experienced in three weeks, but its middle-class splendor was combined with a certain amount of middle-class disinterest. Also, they do not provide food, which was a sad disappointment, our having become accustomed to the bounteous and worth-every-CUC grub that we'd had in most of our Casas Particulares. There are plenty of eateries around this part of town though, and good on-street vegetables, fruit, and food stalls. The view from the balcony is superb. The parrot's well feathered, but a bit on the gloomy side, but wouldn't you be? We'd probably like to find somewhere a bit more homely if we went to this part again.
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