Hotel Casa Granda
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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.
OverviewHotel Casa Granda is in the heart of Santiago de Cuba, offering a unique view of the beautiful panorama of the Bay of Santiago, the historic city centre and surrounded by mountains. The surrounding area includes historical and cultural landmarks of Santiago such as the Cathedral, the home of Diego Velasquez, now Colonial Museum, the Casa de la Trova, Emilio Bacardi Museum, among other attractions.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Santiago de Cuba, within a walking distance to the most important sights of the city. The place – though of questionable technical condition (dark water – probably from rusty piping, chipped mirrors in the bathroom - fitted with excessive silicone) is undoubtedly beautiful, making one of the nicest places to stay in the city. If you`re lucky enough you`ll be put up in a room overlooking a beautiful patio. The rooms are of good size and clean. The beds are very comfortable and leaving a set of clean dressing gowns at the guests` disposal was certainly a good idea.
It's a famous building, in a great location. But the rooms are dreary and tired, as are the staff. Although we asked for an interior room facing a courtyard (to avoid an exterior window on a night when there was a party going on in the square) even still our room was so loud we could not sleep. I suppose on a normal night it would have been better. The AC worked, after a fashion, and there was hot water. All it all it was tolerable, but nothing special.
The grand hotel located at the Parque Céspedes must have been grand some 70 years ago. It needs updating in almost every aspect, especially the rooms. The rooms (about $120 a night) are of a good size though, but many do not have windows, at least bed sheets appeared to be clean, and so were the towels. The personnel was a bit unfriendly and unwelcoming, however. Yet, for a couple of nights it was a good option.
We stayed 3 nights in the hotel. We were satisfied with everything. Keep in mind that this is Cuba. And Cuba is not for everyone, you either love it or hate it. I personally love it for what it is. As for the city of Santiago,it's not my favourite. However when I return to the city I will definitely stay at the Hotel Casa Grande.
We visited just rooftop terrace for drink and lunch. Service was fast and food good. Prices are reasonable. View is definitively worth 3cuc with drink included. We stayed in resort out of Santiago, but next time I would like to stay in the cityat least for few days and this hotel seems like to be good choice.
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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 58 rooms
- Post office
- Currency exchange
- Tour desk
- Car rental desk
- Conference Room
- Medical service (fee)
- Laundry (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- 2 twin beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box (fee)
Resort Location Map
Hotel Casa GrandaSantiago De Cuba,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Heredia No. 201 entre San Pedro y San Felix, Santiago de Cuba 90200 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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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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