Hotel Kohly Bosque
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I made a reservation in October for 9 people, 7 adults and 2 children through booking.com. Upon arrival, we were told that children were not included and we must pay extra for them. I was highly confused since we paid for adults. Then the story quickly changed...The next thing we were told was two adults were also not paid for, and ultimately they claimed that only TWO PEOPLE were confirmed, for three rooms! I would love to know how that makes sense. They tried to "work out a deal" with us that was essentially charging us double on top of what we had already paid to the hotel! ** Let it be known American Credit cards DO NOT WORK in Cuba, so I was also unsure how if even WHY we would pay an extra $2,000We went up to check the room to make sure it was even worth it, spoiler alert, it is not. The beds are hardly mattresses and are two twins in a room when advertised as full. The bathrooms were also very dirty and the toilet did not work. We ended up canceling and staying at a case particular in a much more central location of Vedado. This hotel is VERY out of the way. NOT 10 mins as advertised. There is NO pool, it is shared.Two weeks later, the hotel never sent booking the cancelation. While I was still in Havana I tried to get help and I was told no one wanted to give us confirmation that we canceled. Back in the states and a $20 phone call, they said they would send booking the cancelation that we never stayed there and I would be CC'd, and you guessed it, NOTHING yet.DO. NOT. STAY. HERE.
The Hotel El Bosque is in a lovely neighborhood in Havana, a stone's throw from the city's biggest park. The hotel is small and pretty, with a decent restaurant that overlooks a forest. The rooms are small and clean.BUT unless you plan to dance until 2 am, this isn't the place for you. Below the hotel is an outdoor dance club with amplified music (including a siren on one night). Music starts around 9 and goes until 1 or 2 -- making sleep in many rooms downright impossible. We were there for four nights, including Fri and Sat. when maybe one might expect noise. The music was as loud and went on as long on Sun and Mon nights though.The hotel is a 10 or 15CUC taxi ride from downtown Havana (a disadvantage) but we thought we were swapping convenience for quiet. Hardly!Photo is looking out the window of our room at daybreak- lovely. Could be a terrific place to stay were it not for the incredibly loud music.
The standard of this hotel was pritty good and service was excellant. Really nice breakfastPrice was a pit high and would not go back to Cuba again for that reason. Better value for money places round the world to travel to and a lot easier to get to.
The hotel is a bit away from the city center in a nice quiet residential area. The pool is the community pool, so I had the opportunity to enjoy meeting the locals. The open air dining room offers serene breakfast time with sunrise just over the railing. Food was fresh and plentiful.The cafe is deliciously Cuban. To those who don't speak Spanish, bosque means forest and it's an appropriate name for this sweet little hotel. Yes, the elevator is quirky and hot water more luke warm but in the summer this is a gift after a long day. The staff more than make up for these minor wrinkles. The rooms were clean and the AC very cold. The special attention given by the houekeeping reflects that famous Cuban hospitality. I had no problem getting internet cards or any other request filled by the front desk. They were wonderful. There's a little neighborhood palidar just down the street as well.
I had the absolute pleasure and honor of staying at Hotel El Bosque this past summer on a study abroad trip. There I made good friends with the staff like our server Yuliet and our maid Yudina. The open-air lobby was beautiful to walk into at night. The view from the roof is BREATHTAKING. You can see all of downtown Havana. We spent many a night playing music and talking up there.Hotel El Bosque provided man opportunities to learn from the Cuban culture and people. All of the staff are very warm, welcoming, and actually want to talk to you about themselves and their country. The hotel itself is beautiful and has a wonderful old-fashioned feel. It might get a little hot sometimes, but that's thanks to Cuba's tropical climate. Thankfully, there's air conditioning in all of the rooms! I can't say thank you enough to the hotel for our great stay here. Good food, nice people, great sleep. What more do you need?
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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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
- 136 rooms
- 1 A la carte restaurant
- 3 Bars
- Fitness facilities
- Tennis courts
- Shops (fee)
- Laundry (fee)
- Bowling alley (fee)
- 2 Double beds
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box
- Mini-bar (fee)
- Max occupancy 3, no more than 2 adults
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Hotel Kohly BosqueHavana,Cuba
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28A e/ 49A y 49C Reparto Kohly Municipio Playa, Havana 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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