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.
I knew not to expect much from the Saint John as I heard that it was rather plain. When I arrived there I was pleased enough to find that the staff was friendly enough and helpful to in finding quality restaurants. The problem was the hotel is very desperately requires renovation. The plumbing in particular was horrible with little in the way you might call hot water. One of the elevators was broken down during my stay. I think this is inevitable in Cuba. I suspect when that this will happen if the Americans snap up some of these hotels In Cuba. Regardless my room seemed to have been recently painted. The hotel bar was quite popular and good place for a drink. There is also a very popular nightclub on the roof that has a fun floorshow.
Prostitution. It's everywhere in this hotel. Need I say more? My two friends that were staying in the room next door came back one night and found a used condom on the floor as well as a mess on the sheets. Half the time there was no hot water. Luckily half way through our trip we were able to move up the street to Vedado. Which is a much nicer hotel and everything was great.
I had the worst experience in this hotel. My belongings and my roommates belongings were stolen from the our hotel room. Among them were my passport, a laptop, and all my money. The hotel did not apologize to me nor my roommate. Apart from that the hotel does NOT have any surveillance cameras so no one was directly responsible for the theft but a maid was taken into police custody. Do not trust the maids and try to always have your valuable belongings with you at all times as the safes inside the rooms do not work. The rooms and bathrooms are old fashioned and there's barley any hot water. No wi-fi or food inside the hotel, you need to walk to Vedado to get these services. If you decide to stay in this hotel make sure the door locks actually lock and if they don't, immediately demand for a new room. If you can avoid staying here please do so.
Our group of 22 stood there and I can't think of a single person in our group that had anything nice to say about this place. The smell as soon as you walk into the lobby is terrible, the rooms are in poor condition and the bathrooms are moldy. Luckily, we had a very friendly cleaning lady and she tried her best to clean our room to the best of her ability. The staff was friendly, but the hotel conditions were so horrible that there was no way they could make up for it. There is a club on the 14th floor that fills up the place with random people from thursday-sunday and the elevator is controlled by staff on those days. Wifi only works if you walk up the block to the other sister hotel, and breakfast is just horrible to say the least. i was there for one week and couldn't manage to eat anything. The location is optimal as everything is within a walking distance, including el malecon, which is great to chat with locals during weekend and nights. Also, there is a coffee shack two steps away from the hotel that serves amazing expressos for .50 CUC which are also great. Sofia's in the corner is great for drinks and live music as well as the jazz place La Zorra y El Cuervo. If you are all about location and less about comfort, this may be your place. Also, mojitos at the bar are great and the lobby of the other hotel has live music if Sofia's is not your scene.
Overall an ok hotel , centrally placed in the popular Vedado district of Havana. However, there is much to say about the hotel concerning standard and service. A full renovation of rooms / building is required.
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
- 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
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Calle O e/ 23 y 25 Vedado, Havana Cuba
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