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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.
OverviewIn the centre of Old Havana facing Parque Central. Approximately 25 km from the Havana airport and 130 km from the Varadero airport.
We were staying at the Telegrafo next door but visited the roof top terrace late one afternoon.The atmosphere there is amazing and the staff are simply the best most cheerful and efficient people you will meet anywhere!The views both seated and looking out over the wall are stunning and this is a thoroughly pleasant place to be!
We thoroughly enjoyed the two nights that we stayed at this hotel. The hotel had been restored and our spacious room had been fully refurbished with an excellent bathroom. Our room overlooked the pedestrian mall at the side of the hotel so we didn't get much road noise. Although the rather loud music in the restaurant at the front of the hotel played until 11.30 pm, we didn't mind that as we love Cuban music and it added to the vibrancy of the city! The restaurant also served meals all day at reasonable prices. The musicians came round at regular intervals with a hat for tips. Our room had a small balcony which overlooked the very attractive Ballet Building that was lit up at night. The buffet breakfast was good. We particularly enjoyed the pianist who played in the breakfast room every morning. The reception staff varied a bit in their level of service. The supervisor was excellent, although her English was limited, as were a a couple of her staff. We had trouble ringing our airport pickup as we don't speak Spanish, and the supervisor went to a lot of trouble to make phone calls on our behalf. We were very grateful. There was only one rather grumpy young receptionist who spoke good English but was rather abrupt and not always friendly! My husband and I both had one hour of free wifi each. Although wifi is limited and rather slow in Cuba, we were able to clear our emails. The hotel is in a very central location, less than 1 km from the port. It cost $US10 in a taxi (or 1950s chevvy) from the port to the hotel. Also, there is a taxi stand across the road from the hotel. It cost us $US25 to go to the airport and was about a 30 min drive. We would recommend this hotel.
Incredible architecture building with stunning views of El Capitolio and more. You must go to the rooftop bar grab a drink and snap a few shots. Its worth it. You can get wifi in the lobby with the wifi cards.
This hotel defiantly has charm, but is not aging well. Rooms are huge and well equipped. Expect to find a bit of mould in the showers. Staff were OK. Hotel is in a fantastic location. Rooms at the front of the hotel can be a bit noisy at night with constant traffic especially at weekends. Some rooms were 'inner rooms' with n of windows or natural light. We were careful to avoid this when booking. Breakfast was well stocked but we did arrive early everyday. WiFi is good but you do have to pay (as you do everywhere) no bars or restaurants have WiFi it's only the the hotels. But it's never free
Rooms - Had 4 nights at beginning of trip in room looking towards Havana Ballet building (Beautiful) at side of hotel. Comfortable bed. Room needed some updating but was not surprised in Havana. Good space for hanging clothes. Old and noisy air conditioning unit in window, which worked very well but was VERY noisy, would not have been able to sleep with it on so lucky it was not too hot. Shower worked well. Also had our last night on the same floor, just a couple of rooms down. This had been refurbished and had a much quieter, although less efficient air-conditioning unit on the wall.Good breakfasts - although clearing tables was not very efficient, but found if went and hovered by one they sorted it out. Bar - Beautiful room, loved the Flamenco dancer statue. Good cocktails (got one free at check-in).
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Items not included:
- 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
- 83 rooms
- Business centre
- Internet (fee)
- Medical services
- 1 king-size or 2 or 3 twin beds
- Full bathroom
- In-room safe
- Occupancy up to 3 persons (max. adults: 3 / max. children: 1)
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Paseo del Prado No 416 San Rafael y San Miguel, Havana 10200 Cuba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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