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 ended staying at this hotel out of necesity than by choice.My favorite casa was occupied and would not be available for the next two nights and i had no intentions of hauling my luggage through the streets of Havana looking for an alternative casa, paying a taxi to bring me to one or staying at any of the so called " 4 and " 5 star hotels in Havana that are ridiculously overpriced especially if you are a walk in...i ended up at Hotel Saint John.Pros: centrally located to every significant landmark in Vedado and also within striking distance of Centro Havana and Havana Vieja.Inexpensive in comparison to the other hotels in the areaClean Room Breakfast (served in their sister property Hotel Vedado) next doorCons: Elevators rarely worked.Nightclub on the last floor could prevent sleep if you are on that floorSporadic warm waterNo wi-fiAntiquated room furniture ( but has flat screen TV)I did not spend much time in the room and was only at the hotel for two nights.Would probably go back there if i had no other choice.
This hotel is not for everyone's tastes, If you are into a great location in the Vedado district with walking distance to the Malecon, restaurants, historical sites etc then you will tolerate the inconveniences of a run down hotel, with rates reflecting the condition of the hotel. This is NOT luxury (or even close to it) accommodation.There is a night club on the top floor that has live music from 10 - 3 every night except Monday that is guaranteed to keep you awake unless you are on the lower floors. At night the single elevator has an operator that transports local party types to the club. Be prepared to run a gauntlet of perfume and cigarette smoke getting in and out of the elevator after 10PM.On the plus side the hotel though run down is very clean and by early morning most of the trash from the night has been cleaned up. Rooms are kept as clean as is reasonable due to the condition of the hotel. Hot water was not present in the shower during our stay.Overlook the condition of the hotel, put in earplugs for sleep and enjoy the Vedado district. This hotel is a short walk from the Nacional and the Capri which are many times the price and share common space and history in Havana.
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.
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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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