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Hotel La Rusa
The 2 star Hotel La Rusa has a privileged location facing the sea, in the popular Malecón de Baracoa. Although small and simple, the hotel has the appeal that important figures of the 20th century stayed in their rooms, including Fidel and Raúl Castro, Ernesto Che Guevara and the famous Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.
La Rusa is a pleasant destination for those who are passing through the beautiful Baracoa. Here you will have panoramic views not only of the city and the sea, but also of the mountain known as El Yunque, representative of this area.
The story of the character that gives the hotel its name goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Magdalena Menasses Rovenskaya emigrated with her father, a Tsarist soldier, and her husband, a diplomat, from Russia to Cuba after the Triumph of the October Revolution. From then on, the three of them settled in the town, where she acquired fame due to his great culture and sensitivity to the poorest. The important Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier was inspired by her to develop his novel "The Consecration of Spring".
Other attractions are the proximity of Finca Duaba, abundant in fruit trees, the beach Honey, with its gray sands, the Museum of Archeology, the Fort Matachín and the Yumurí River.
The hotel, with 3 floors, has a small bar and also a restaurant specializing in Cuban food and seafood. In addition, it has prepaid Internet, national and international telephony, parking and laundry service, although not elevator. It is a small and unpretentious, preferable for those travelers with not very demanding tastes. Even so, the beauty of its surroundings, the more than acceptable quality of the services and the hospitality of the staff will make of your stay a pleasant time.
The Hotel La Rusa also has 12 rooms, each with a maximum capacity of 2 people. The rooms have air conditioning, cable TV and telephone, as well as enviable views of the coast.
In general, a good option to spend a couple of days in the romantic Baracoa.
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