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.
We stayed for 4 nights at hotel casa granda from June 11-15. Check in was smooth and fast. Room was a good size and clean. Bed was surprisingly comfortable for Cuba, and I have travelled vastly through the country. Shower was good pressure and hot water. Room was cleaned by 930 every morning. My only complaint is that I wish the air conditioning could have made it somewhat cooler in the room, but it wasn't unbearable. Complimentary breakfast was fine. I'm not a huge breakfast person but my husband had an omelette every morning and said it was great. I enjoyed toast and honey and the fruit salad, the bananas were wonderful. The street level terrace is open 24 hours for food so it's a nice spot for a late night sandwich. We ate dinner once up top and it was good food too. I would stay here again for sure!Be prepared to be offered a taxi every 2 feet as soon as you leave the hotel. Politely tell them no and no problem.
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the Casa Granda when we rode up in the taxi. It was a small hotel and very cute. I loved how the restaurant was open and you can look at the people and buildings in the town square. The room was very clean and had lourves that opened for viewing onto the courtyard. The staff was very accommodating and the best surprise of all was the rooftop bar and restaurant. We saw a Vegas type show, ate snacks, and drank mojitas our last night in town. We had loads of fun and if I'm ever in Santiago de Cuba again, I would surely stay there.
This is a great hotel that works in conjunction with a lot of the Santiago De Cuba Excursions.My husband and I visited with a group and enjoyed Cuban dancing and band.All couples got a bottle of Havana Rum and coke.Lovely atmosphere to be with the locals and see them enjoying themselves, dancing and having fun.
This 1914 built hotel has managed to retain much of its grandeur and splendour. The view of th floodlit catherdal and square from the rooftop bar is magnificent. The food and service was good and the room, although small, had the original window shutters and looked out onto the square.
My girlfriend and I stayed at a Casa Paticulare down the street, so we cannot review the hotel, but the rooftop bar and restaurant was sublime. The food was good, and the drinks well made. After walking to the top of the cathedral we spied the well situated bar next door and decided to go over for a coffee. That was around 4PM. After the coffee we had beers, then pina coladas, then dinner. At 7:30 the sun set, and the patio filled with tourists eager to snap a beautiful photo. Then at 9PM the band started. We moved a couple of times to avoid direct sunlight, but ended up next to the railing to watch the sun go down over the bay. Silently we agreed to come back the next night.The next night we got there around 6:30, knowing what to expect. We brought a hand rolled cigar from the rum factory and enjoyed that as the patio again filled with people eager to take photos. This time we had an even better table, near the northwest corner. Such a great place to spend an evening or just watch the sunset. One small issue: your first drink costs $3 CUC if you don't have a room in the hotel. Then they go back to normal price.
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
- 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.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
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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