Hotel Encanto La Rusa, Baracoa
This legendary little hotel was established by a Russian émigré (and princess) and former dancer, Mima Rubenskaya or "La Rusa de Baracoa".
She had settled in Baracoa after fleeing the Revolution in 1917 at age six. There she is in black-and-white, framed on the wall in the lobby. She converted her three-story home into a hotel – the Miramar – in 1953.
Until recently this big yellow house right by the sea didn't really live up to its storied past.
But major restoration works were completed in 2009. So right now La Rusa Hotel is looking quite swish.
Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel La Rusa. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.
My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research.
You can make from this site room reservations through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd which has a direct contract with the current hotel operator.
Best wishes for 2014
Nigel Alexander Hunt