Saint Johns Vedado
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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.
OverviewLocated in the very heart of downtown, Hotel Saint John's is in the Vedado area, a few meters away from La Rampa, Havana's entertainment hub.
Hotel Saint John was one of the few hotels with availability in Havana the days I was there. My prior experiences with the hotel had not been great, but out of necessity decided to give them another try. Positives:I will say it has improved a bit. -The room was freshly painted. Furniture, sheets, towels were all fairly new. The room was equipped with working phone and flat screen cable TV. -Room and Public areas were tidy and clean. Negatives:-elevator was out of order on several occasions -staff was mostly unhelpful or uncaring. Often acting as if doing their job was a sort of personal favor. -most services such as wifi, breakfast, currency exchange, tour representative we're actually located a block away at Hotel Vedado - overpriced for what you actually get. Thankfully nothing major happened while I was there. Hotel St John has lots of potential if updated. It's in a very centrally located within minutes from plenty of cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, travel agencies. The amazing Malecón (sea wall) is just 3 minutes away.
I stayed at this hotel for most of my trip and the customer service at the front desk was horrific. My roommate's stuff and I got stolen out of our room because the lock on our door did not work. The hotel didn't even extend an apology. There is no hot water and the rooms are quite dusty. The lobby is so busy with strangers it's just a mess. Plus side: the door men are lovely. The rates are cheap.
We stayed at Hotel Saint John's for 5 nights. When I stay at a hotel I ask myself:Does it have bugs? NoDo I feel safe? YesCould I exchange money? YesIs breakfast included? YesIs there access to WiFi? YesIs there a night club on the roof? Yes Does the elevator work to the 10th level? Yes (but it also feels like the elevator from Disney's Tower of Terror)Does the front desk speak English? Enough for my broken SpanishIs there AC in each room? YesIs the bathroom decently above cleaning standards? YesClean enough not to wear flip flops in the shower? NoOverall I was happy and content at this hotel and would recommended it to a fellow traveler of my similar standard.
This is a good enough hotel to stay in. The staff were very helpfull when we arrived and throughout our stay.The hotel is in need of refurb, but compared to a lot of places in Havana it's good. We had to go to the sister hotel every morning for breakfast which is about 100 meters away. There was always a good spread for breakfast.The room was a good size, very clean and had air con, although it was a bit noisey. Worked well! Very comfortable beds. Again the room could do with a bit of TLC!
Arrived late on Oct 25 and stayed 4 nights at Hotel Saint John.Good: 1 - It was only a block from the infamous Malecon and the National Hotel. If you are a walker is was not too far to Old Habana, the market, etc.2 - We were given a "matrimonial" suite on the 12th floor with a view of the ocean. It was a fantastic view. Bad:1 - The room was very dated, but it was clean. The air conditioners were very loud, but did the trick when we weren't in the room. Bathroom window would not close. It rained very hard for a good part of the day and we had a flood in the bathroom.2 - The stench of stale smoke when you walk in the lobby was disgusting.3 - front desk clerks were not consistent. One lady would not charge for a local call, another would charge 1CUC or 2CUC.4 - good location but very loud. Can't have windows open for the noise of traffic and disco.5 - Wifi was non- existent.6 - Breakfast: short walk to the neighbouring hotel Vedado. Awesome coffee maker the first morning, but then it broke and never got fixed for the next 3 mornings. Ended up having to pay for a cappuccino at the bar. Food was disgusting and cold.7 - concierge's were sketchy. obviously got a kick back if they sent you to a certain restaurant. We were sent to one about 2 blocks up and 2 blocks over at almost midnight our first night, and we got ripped. WORST mojito I've ever had. Food was nothing to write home about and it cost us $30CUC each.
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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
- 289 Rooms
- 2 Pools
- 4 Restaurants
- 3 Bars
- Nightclub with live entertainment (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Currency Exchange
- Tour Desk Spa
- Massage (fee)
- Fitness Center (fee)
- 1 King or 2 Twin Beds
- Air Conditioned
- Safety Deposit Box (fee)
- Maximum Occupancy 3, Maximum Number of Adults 2
Resort Location Map
Saint Johns VedadoHavana,Cuba
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- Extra Info
Calle O e/ 23 y 25 Vedado, Havana Cuba
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