jueves, 30 de diciembre de 2010

“My Favourite Casa & favourite Cuban town”

Lester & Naty are excellent hosts providing the warmest of welcomes. They run a lovely casa and Remedios is the friendliest place I've ever visited, certainly in Cuba and very probably of anywhere I've been at anytime.


viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010

“the best in cuba”

I know Cuba for 25 years, as coopérante; for me and my friend, we were fully satisfied of all: the best was all effords made by Naty and Lester to give us marveillous meals and attention each moment, in a country where all is difficult to obtain, principaly because USA blocus;
Ademas, added the situation to go easily to Cayo Santa Maria, SAnta Clara...
A step to don't forget for all visitors!

Paris, France

sábado, 27 de noviembre de 2010


way to Cayo Santa Maria
We stayed in several casa particulars during our tree weeks in Cuba, but staying with Lester and Naty stands out as being the best part of our time in Cuba.
We experienced such warm hospitality, they are such wonderful, kind people and they treat their guests like beloved family members.
We tasted amazing dinners and breakfasts - the food was delicious and there was a lot more than two people could eat.
Accommodation was very comfortable; we stayed in big room and have everything we need. The bathroom was good - very clean and no problems with hot water.
The casa is a real gem.
We also loved Remedios. It’s a quiet and lovely city from where you can visit easily Cayo Las Brujas and Cayo Santa Maria. The playas were extremely beautiful.
Lester can give you all the information you need to spend a great time.
Both hosts are very enthusiastic and we had loved to spend some more time with them.
Marleen and André, Belgium

evergem, Belgium

domingo, 21 de noviembre de 2010

“Unrivaled in hospitality and graciousness”

I've stayed in various Casas throughout Cuba but found Casa Buen Viaje to be one of the most welcoming and receptive to our needs. Remedios is a quiet old colonial town but one can feel the history walking through streets and it is situated about half an hour from Santa Clara and about the same from beaches to the north. Lester and Naty's home is very spacious with high ceiling, interesting tile work and lovely large rooms with comfortable beds and private bath. You feel extremely comforable as soon as you step into their home. Nothing seems to be too much fof them or out of their way. Very gracious people and great cooks to book. We had the best fish dinner in Cuba. Not to mention the incredible, tranquil garden as well. If need to relax and sit back and enjoy then Casa Buen Viaje is the place to be. Plan to spend a few nights there!


domingo, 7 de noviembre de 2010

“A very nice place to stay in the beautiful city Remedios”

Remedios is a beautiful small city near santa clara.
This is an excellent casa to stay, the best of our holiday.
They are very friendly, the rooms are very good and clean, the food is wonderful,...

Antwerp, Belgium

domingo, 9 de mayo de 2010

La mejor casa particular de Cuba!!

Ibamos por un dia sin saber muy bien donde estaba Remedios y cuando tuvimos que dejar el Hostal Buen Viaje 4 dias despues nos quedo la sensacion de que hay que volver. Y volveremos seguro!

La casa genial. La comida genial. El trato de Lester y Naty es lo mejor y se pasa genial oyendo todas sus historias sobre Remedios y las parrandas. Nosotros ademas tuvimos la suerte de pasar la nochevieja con ellos!

Desde Remedios en 30 minutos en coche cruzando un paisaje muy bonito se llega al Cayo de Santa Maria donde las playas son espectaculares y se puede elegir entre playas virgenes (donde estaras solo en la playa) o playas de hoteles (pagando algo).


viernes, 30 de abril de 2010

Great family, felt like ours !!!

We were planned to stay at La paloma, but it was overbooked, and we had the chance to stay at Hostal Buen Viaje.
The contact with Lester and Naty was immediatly perfect, they have been so welcoming, that they made us feel like at home. We met their sweet and smart children, to whom we wish lots of success.
The house was clean, comfortable, the food excellent. And the family so generous.
Thanks again to Lester and Naty.
Was our best family in Cuba!!
Lamia Guemara

miércoles, 28 de abril de 2010


Durante il nostro ultimo viaggio a Cuba siamo stati ospiti in una casa particular a Remedios nei pressi del cajo Santa Maria "L'hostal buen viaje "di Lester e Nadi , sono stati con noi come amici e non come proprietari di una casa . Ci siamo subito sentiti a nostro agio con loro senza contare che la casa è molto bella,( essendo una casa coloniale autentica )molto tranquilla e pulita . La cucina ottima e i padroni di casa sempre disponibili a ogni nostra necessità , ricordiamo con immenso piacere i giorni trascorsi da loro , se vi capita di andare a Remedios per visitare il cajo li vicino vi consiglio vivamente di andarci


lunes, 19 de abril de 2010

A great place to relax and feel like you are with family!

This was an incredible visit...the family made us feel welcome ...even to the point that their 15 yr old son, Andy took our 17 yr old to the town to have "good clean fun " at the discoteque in town. This is a town filled with good family values that is so hard to find in any country these days. The house is a gorgeous colonial home that is beautifully being restored by Lester and his wife Nety with very careful plans and attention to detail. They are very cordial, hospitable and eager to please...they even set up a scuba diving experience for our son in Cayo Las Brujas when this was a new experience for them...it went off without a hitch. (the beach there is incredibly gorgeous and tranquil....made us feel like we were in a private carribean beach !)...The food is incredible....my only critique is that they cook too much and we always felt bad leaving anything on the plate since they went to such obvious care and detail for every meal..... My favorite meals would be their fresh "pargo" (trout?), Nety;s arroz con gris and Lester's breakfast spanish style tortilla (frittatta with potatoe and onions) with chorizo gingerly displayed in small individual plates for each person.....exquisite!.....Let's not forget Lester's delicous mojitos with fresh yerba buena from his yard!!....He supplies the whole neighborhood with yerba buena! ...We really appreciate this family and they made us feel sentimental leaving....as if leaving family behind! Thank you again Lester, Nety, Andy and Nail. and their assitant, (name - ? - too many mojitos!))...we miss you all!...PS....thank Filipe for all the help he gave us with transportation!!...

Love, Diana, Michael and Tyler from Houston
Houston, Texas

domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

Very hospitable hosts, excellent food, a great place to stay and take in Las Parandas

Lester and his wife made us feel very welcome. The meals were the best we had in Cuba and the prices were very fair. Look on utube under Remedios if you want to get an idea of what the fireworks on Xmas eve were like, or better yet, don't spoil the surprise and just go! Lester's english was very good and he was patient when I wanted to try out my spanish. He also helped us arrange transportation. northislandvet 1 contribución Canada


jueves, 25 de marzo de 2010

Una pareja encantadora

Estuvimos dos noches en Diciembre, y en una de ellas pudimos disfrutar de la parranda infantil. La estancia en la casa fué muy agradable, y Lester y Naty (y Cariñoso, el gato) nos acogieron con mucho cariño. Además, Remedios es una ciudad encantadora, situada cerquita de los cayos. Si estáis pensando pasar por aquí, merece la pena.


jueves, 25 de febrero de 2010

A great and quiet Casa and good people that run it

I highly recommend this great Casa and its hosts Lester and Naty. It's a beautiful old house, nicely remodeled and close to the center. It was a real pleasure to stay here.
We met Lester and Naty by "accident" but it turned out that they are great friends of my good friends Milagros and Buri in Trinidad who run Casa Milagrosa.

Ester, Alaska

martes, 9 de febrero de 2010

“Accueil magnifique, repas et mojitos de rêve”

Lester et Naty nous reçoive dans une très belle demeure ancienne. Très attentionné, ils nous servent des repas dignes de grands restaurants. Cadre idéal pour le repos et de nombreuses découvertes dans les environs.
Souvenirs inoubliables!

Anne-Lise et Dominique
Fribourg, Suisse

sábado, 6 de febrero de 2010

“La mejor casa en la que estuvimos con diferencia...”

Ibamos por un dia sin saber muy bien donde estaba Remedios y cuando tuvimos que dejar el Hostal Buen Viaje 4 dias despues nos quedo la sensacion de que hay que volver. Y volveremos seguro!

La casa genial. La comida genial. El trato de Lester y Naty es lo mejor y se pasa genial oyendo todas sus historias sobre Remedios y las parrandas. Nosotros ademas tuvimos la suerte de pasar la nochevieja con ellos!

Desde Remedios en 30 minutos en coche cruzando un paisaje muy bonito se llega al Cayo de Santa Maria donde las playas son espectaculares y se puede elegir entre playas virgenes (donde estaras solo en la playa) o playas de hoteles (pagando algo).



i giorni passati a casa di Naty e Lester sono stati i più piacevoli, i padroni di casa sono gentilissimi la casa stupenda, la camera pulita e tranquilla. Non fosse stato che la playa è un pò distante da Remedio ci saremmo rimasti ancora qualche giorno di sicuro! chi ha intenzione di andare a vedere il cajo Santa Maria consiglio vivamente di andare a dormire a Remedio in questa casa!

borgo san lorenzo, italia

viernes, 5 de febrero de 2010

“Just perfect !”

We were very lucky to arrive by Lester, Naty and family, because we reserved an other place that was not vacant for us when we arrive. The owner presented us to Hostal Buen Viaje, and it was so nice that we stayed 3 days. First in a small room, then in a more spacious and confortable one. The house is splendid, old and well renovated, the garden and the patio invite to relax and be near the nature. Lester and Naty cook like stars! All was very delicious and made with love and care... and Lester is the king of all sorts of cocktails... mmmm his Mojitos;-)All the family is welcoming and make you feel at home. Even the cat is!With all of them, we learned about the place and around, and were fully satisfied owith our different visits and discovers. We also learn about how to cook cuban specialities and share great moments,as well in than out the hotel... It's very sad and sure that we will be back soon that we left this beautiful place


miércoles, 3 de febrero de 2010

“El relax del cuerpo y de la mente”

Bueno estuve tres dias y aunque el tiempo era frio el Hostal Buen Viaje era calido en todos los sentidos. Lester y Naty encantadores y siempre pendientes de todo lo que necesitas, ademas de las comidas excelentes y muy bien presentadas. La habitación perfecta limpia muy confortable y bonita, con el baño super limpio y cambio todos los dias de sábanas y tohallas. Las tertulias con Naty y Lester buenísimas en ese comedor y jardín tan relajantes, con música de fondo preciosa, bueno impresionante. Así que lo recomiendo, por todo. En el ranking de las 20 mejores casas, esta es la tercera en Cuba, además esta muy centrica sin oir ni un ruido por la noche, el sueño más placentero de todas las casa en las que he dormido en Cuba. Fue para mi un remanso de paz y tranquilidad.

He ido 3 veces a Remedios y me encanta y más después de estar en el Hostal Buen Viaje. Segun me dijeron ahora han puesto un bus 3 o 4 veces por semana a los cayos que merecen la pena para nadar bucear y tomar sol.

Para mi es la mejor casa de cuba porque yo siempre voy a casas particulares porque me encanta el ambiente familiar en el que convivo con las familias y la de Lester y Nati la mejor. Bueno os deseo lo mejor por el esfuerzo que haceis por mejorar continuamente vuestra casa y la cura que nos haceis a los europeos que vamos tan estresados cuidandonos tan bien, así que volveré. Un beso y abrazo muy fuerte.


jueves, 21 de enero de 2010

A cultural and historical relic

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms were kept incredibly clean! The atmosphere is very tropical and feels like you are truly on vacation! Awesome that it's within walking distance of the Central Park of the town. Despite having been built long time ago, it's still in pretty good shape!


miércoles, 20 de enero de 2010

“lo que necesitaba”

buen servicio en todos los sentidos,la pasamos de lo mejor,creo que todos los que coincidimos alli deben tener la mejor opinion del lugar,desde la llegada hasta la salida,asi debieran ser todos los hostales y centros turisticos,donde uno despues de trabajar todo el año busca un tiempo y una atencion como esa