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.
First thing we noticed was, that being a guest means being treated as the worst thing that can happen to a hotel clerk. Our room was supposed to be ready after 10 minutes, a little later after one hour. No problem, we came in early of official check-in. After one hour the room wasn't ready and nobody knew when it would be. So we went out. Checking into our room early evening we found small creepy-crawlies (maybe wood worms, but not sure) all over one bed.It took some time to get a new room and the hotel staff didn't seem happy with changing our room. Nobody ever excused for this. The new room was clean, but one of the mattresses was extremely worn out and the water in the shower was cold. Breakfast selection rather small. The service and friendliness of staff increased during our stay but never reached a good standard
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.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 30 Standard rooms including 4 rooms for people with disability
- Tour desk
- Medical services
- Air Conditioned
- Double beds
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box
Resort Location Map
Hotel Habana PaseoHavana,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Calle 17 esq. a A, Vedado Plaza de la Revolución, Havana Cuba
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