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.
Saint John hotel is 15 min walking to the center. Very good breakfast (at other hotel close by) and tourism receptionist very helpful (at other hotel close by). These are the only good points of this hotel. Then...1. Noisy night due the water dripping in our room air conditioner device (from the other air conditioner device from the upper rooms). It wasn't due the rain. It was like somebody was beating steel in your room2. No rope substitution. Even the ones in the ground3. One centipede in the room and other cockroach near the elevator4. Broken window in the toilet5. In the first day we ask to the concierge where we can have dinner. He pick us to other guy and this last one send us to a restaurant where the price was minimum 15€/person/dish and horrible food. Next day we found a closer restaurant with much better food and with normal price (5€).6. Other Concierge try to sell us Cuban cigars. Cuban cigars can only be sold in specific places and need to authorised.7. During the night there is a disco in the rooftop of the hotel. In the room you don't hear any sound. But in the disco there are many young girls (apparently) with short dresses.
Clean place to stay at reasonable price. Good location in the middle of the city.I had a bad experience with the Security chief – young and corrupted man who took money from me by lying. I can provide more information To Whom It May Concern.
Old, extremely low shower pressure, dirty room. Breakfast, pool, and wifi are not actually in this hotel. You have to walk to a near by hotel Vedado to get all these amenities. Won't stay there again!
Hotel St. Johns is a Budget Hotel with lots of potential,but in need of some serious maintenance and repair.By No means was I expecting a 5 star palace. Its a 3 star hotel by cuban standards but perhaps 1.5 by international.Pros:-Very Friendly & Helpful staff-Good drinks at the lobby bar -Great location in Vedado within 1 minute walk of loads of cafes,restaurants,bars,taxis10-15 min ride to Old Havana-Clean Public areas and Rooms-Good AC & Hot waterCons-No Wifi-Pool and Disco closed for renovation-Breakfast buffet consisted of Cold coffee and hard bread-Only 1 slow elevator working-No working phone in room (not even to call the lobby)-Broken toilet the leaked-Security safety box out of order-Bed Mattress with holes and bed bugs-Noisy hallways-No functioning electric sockets for charging electronic devices.and many more things perhaps not worth mentioning.For 80 cuc per night one would expect a little bit more. I know its Cuba and you never know what you're going to get,but I rather be told the truth before reserving so I could go prepared rather than be surprised.I do believe Hotel St Johns has lots of potential and with a makeover could make for a good experience.
I have stayed at this budget hotel a few times now. It is a 30 minute drive by taxi from the airport. The hotel is reasonably priced for Havana. Rooms are comfortable, have air con and there is a swimming pool on the 14th floor on the roof top with stunning views across Havana. Staff are friendly and accommodating and will do their best to help you. Breakfast is included in the price and is made up as a buffet including fried eggs, fruits and toasted sandwiches. Plenty of coffee and tea and juices. Will keep you going for quite some time. There are lots of reasonably priced restaurants close by that cater for all your requirements including vegetarian. But double check that vegetarian does not include fish or chicken! Use a phrase book or Google Translate to help you get by. Many Cubans in Havana speak some English so you should be ok. A small tip is expected for good service, around 10 % of the meal value. And not when you just buy a drink. If you stay more than one night, you will find that your room maid will leave a personal message for you in the form of some lovely towel arrangement. Leave a tip for the maid but no more than one CUC. The average income is around 10 to 15 CUC per month so do not overdo it. If you use a taxi to and from the airport, take a properly logoed taxi (usually yellow) with writing such as Cuba Taxi. Ask for a fixed price to the hotel. Usual price is around 25 to 30 CUC. Proper taxis also have a meter! If you are not sure at the airport and hotel re a taxi, ask a member of staff to help you. Depending on how you get to Havana, you can also ask your travel agent to book a taxi transfer to and from the airport for you which is much easier and more comfortable. You will get a voucher from them which you hand over to the taxi driver who picks you up. You cannot get CUCs outside of Cuba so get some at the ATM machine at Havana Airport or change cash at the Change Bureau.
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).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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
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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