Hotel Habana Paseo
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Our OpinionPlease note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.
OverviewDowntown Vedado, approx. 30 min from airport.
We stayed just one night at this hotel after disembarking from our cruise ship on our way to Mexico. The room and bathroom were surprisingly large and quite clean. The shower was a bit tricky as the shower head affixed to the hose would not stay put. Another guest the next morning complained to me that he didn't have hot water but I had no such issue.Breakfast included in the stay next morning was average. There was a fair amount of variety but the taste was - meh. The best thing for me was the guava juice. I am personally disappointed when hotels don't serve local dishes. If I wanted a continental breakfast all the time, I'd just travel in Europe only.The staff were very helpful especially as we needed to reschedule our ride to the airport. Internet access was challenging as the only wireless networks available from the room were those of two printers. There was a machine available for use at reception and we actually were able to use our pre-paid cards on our phones downstairs as well. To be fair, internet access seems to be a Cuba-wide issue.This hotel had a faded and tired air about it, which was a shame because with an injection of cash and TLC, it could be a nice boutique hotel. It has potential. Good bones to build on.Would I stay here again? Probably not as I want to stay in Old Havana next time. Did I have a bad stay? No I did not. While my stay was quite brief, it was OK.N
We stayed here for two nights. The rooms are clean enough , the rooms are old and dated. The hotel is located just outside Havana centre, so a short taxi ride. Most of the staff were helpful. Beware of the prices specially for cocktails, they will charge different prices depending who's working behind the bar. Beware of recommendations for restaurants. One of the waiters recommend a local place , because we were tired we said yes, he took us there, when we looked at the prices , the food was really expensive. We decided to leave, the staff then gave us a different menu , with different prices- a lot cheaper. We enjoyed the outside area , watching the local people go by.
We spent 3 nights at this hotel. We checked in very late (1am). The lady who checked us in was great and very helpful. The bell boy escorted us to our rooms and carried our luggage for us. Room was basic but comfortable. There were two big drawbacks - the showers were cold and we were woken every morning by roosters! You can pay 10 cuc to have access to all the drinks in the mini bar fridge. This was good value and needed when we had been out all day. Restaurant breakfast buffet was limited but decent. Wifi was 3 cuc an hour. The staff went above and beyond in helping us when we needed it and we couldn't fault them. A bit far out for Old Havana but you can get a taxi for about 7 cuc. Overall, a good experience and a pleasant stay.
I actually enjoyed the ambience of this hotel. It is true that the rooms are not luxurious but they are clean and roomy and the air conditioning worked very well. I am a frequent traveller in Central America and so did find this hotel any less comfortable than many I have stayed in before. I am not a fan of big chain hotels so enjoy smaller places with local flavour. I found the staff generally to be friendly but somewhat reserved. The common areas are very nice. I loved the outdoor areas especially sitting in the rocking chairs on the front patio. It is true that there are many people sitting outside along the fence to use the internet. However that didn't bother me. You can pick up internet cards right across the street. If you like to walk, the hotel is close enough to the Malecon and the National Cemetery to make for an enjoyable outing. The breakfast had a bit of everything so you could certainly find something you would like. The lunch and dinner menu had a nice variety although I only ate there once. All in all, I enjoyed my time there and would return if I go back to Havana.
Stayed there for 3 nights in a room of 110$ approximately.The only place i can compare this 'hotel' is with some rooms i once stayed in Rishikesh India for 5$ per day and STILL its worse..It was clean ,surprisingly clean i d say or maybe my expectations when i saw the room were very low.Still the staff did their work and my room felt clean from day one.Thas the 1 star for and also because there is a no star option.Wifi is only available on the lobby and restaurant area if you get a card not from the hotel - because they never have - but from the guys waiting outside to sell them for an extra CUC to tourist.Maybe one of the staff,an older guy can help you out with an extra CUC as well.Its not fast and its not stable.If you need to work you won't like it.Restaurant is basic but i liked the food and the free meal once a day.Ofcourse if you want to have dinner better hurry because they close earlier then they are supposed to and they are not happy to have you delaying them.You can see and feel this.There is no hotel level service at all and no-one gives a damn pretty much.They are there to get paid and go home.I am cool with that BUT not cool with the 110$ for it.Maybe its not much for Paris or Hong Kong or Florida or Aruba which are touristic places and even with this price you get something decent and it is Cuba right?This is a government hotel as most and some of this money should go to the facilities(i ll get to it right after) or the staff???So they don't work for nothing ???Now the room..Molded walls,windows that won't close so if it rains water comes in,antique Air-condition but it is actually a plus as it is working even though its loud and has a 'personality' and the weirdest part the water in the shower..Its hot and then cold and then hot and so on..Location is nothing special but not bad also.If you go to the main road and towards the sea (the side of the hospital or right as you get out of the hotel) after 1k you ll be at the Melia Cohiba.I real hotel with services like laundry,money exchange,wifi-expensive- and 2 or 3 restaurants.Opposite Melia there are a couple of restaurants and if you keep walking you ll find 3-4 more.One that looks modern has really good food and service,can't remember the name.Its like 3-400m from Melia just walk around a bit and you ll find it.If you need to go back to Paseo with a taxi tell them its near the hospital-i think its a cardio something hospital.8 out of 10 taxis don't know the place.If you go left from the hotel there is a night club that is supposed to be nice.Not really my opinion but its there..a couple of restaurants and bars left and right as well but didn't try them.So having traveled a bit as a back packer some time ago and for work nowdays,i would say that this is a budget stay just to sleep.But is it really?I honestly haven't stayed in a worse place in my life for such a high price..I will never ever stay there again.This place looks so nice from the outside and it has great potential.
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Hotel Habana PaseoHavana,Cuba
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Calle 17 esq. a A, Vedado Plaza de la Revolución, Havana Cuba
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