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My boyfriend and I visited Cuba from October 28th to November 4th. Our first two night we stayed at this hotel. The hotel structure is quite outdated, there were no towels in our room, our door had problems opening and closing and the staff was not very friendly. Having experienced "Casas Particulares" I highly recommend to stay there instead of booking a hotel. It's cheaper, super clean and the owners of the homes are super friendly.One positive thing about this hotel is definitely the location!So, overall, it was not worth the price we payed for this hotel.
The town of Havana is about 35 minutes away from its airport. It was a bit longer for us as our coach made several other stops first. There were 3 CADECA's that I saw at the airport; two upstairs and one outside. Fairly long queues at each but the outside was shorter.TELEGRAFO is well situated for Old Havana. I'd describe it as faded opulence. Our room (310) was on the top floor overlooking the plaza. El Capitolito and el Gran Teatro are just up the road. La Floridita across the square and you can walk into Habana Vieja quite easily. Our room was a decent size. High ceiling, cupboard space, tv, safe and bathroom. The bath plug was missing. One was provided after several times of asking but it didn't retain the water particularly well. Shower resembled something we made in the scouts out of a tin can when out camping but you could wash under it and there was hot water.I like hotels to provide free wifi, safe and a fridge. El Telegrafo doesn't charge for the safe or fridge and wifi isn't free anywhere in Cuba. I believe that the hotel changes more for their wifi that the standard 1.50 CUC per hour but I haven't verified this myself.There's a bar inside and a further terrace. No music or entertainment in the evenings but the hotel next door had a band the first night that we arrived, which could be enjoyed on the terrace of the Telegrafo.Breakfast was okay. Buffet style. They did have live music at breakfast; a pianist and violinist would play one song every 15 minutes or so.You can change money at reception. Lots of taxi cabs outside. Negotiate the price first. You will pay a premium for a well looked after car, which is fine if you want a tour rather than a trip down the road.I have marked this as 3 because I have compared it with other hotels that we have stayed in outside of Cuba.
The hotel is in the center of Havana and near the capital. Room was nice for Old Havana. Hard for many to compare this to other countries and areas but it was nice. Staff was not the best of Cuban hotels. Just did not go out of there way. The best American cars are parked here and you MUST ask for Ralphial as your driver. VERY NICE and helpful. Breakfast was included and is like all Cuban breakfast and normally not what we are used to but still good. This is a good hotel for the money just wish staff would learn more English and was more out going like other places we stayed.
Right in the heart of the city, room was large and functional, corridors could do with a Hoover. Breakfast was adequate with the standard service. I think there are better hotels but you get what you pay for.
The room in the hotel was clean, but the staff were not at all helpful, the hotel fumigated and we could not get back to our room for hours on end Havana itself was very dirty, and delapudated, we found it very hard to get nice food anywhere, and we had bad stomachs for the four days we were there! Not really much to see there, and the American cars were clapped out, Also really expensive,
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Calle Prado 408, Havana 10100 Cuba
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