La Avellaneda is a small and beautiful hotel in the heart of Camagüey, new (opened in 2014) but nestled in a typical colonial house, ie, of only one floor and built around a courtyard.
Its name pays tribute to Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, a Cuban female poet born in 1814 in Santa María de Puerto Príncipe, as the city was called before, recognized as one of the most prominent writers of Spanish Romanticism.
The hotel is elegantly decorated with portrayals of the writer, works inspired in her poems, colonial furniture and plants.
Its 9 rooms are all on the ground floor and are distributed around the house’s inner courtyard which features many plants, a few tables and chairs where one can sit to rest and where breakfast is served every morning.
There is also a 24 hour open bar, parking is possible on the street at the entrance of the hotel and there’s a Trip and Optional desk in Gran Hotel, only a block away.