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.
Every visit at this hotel is a great experience. All the staff, starting with the management and the office people, then front desk, the restaurant and the bar personel (terrace and the roof), security and chambermaids are doing their best in order to make my stay at the hotel pleasant and memorable. After several visits to this hotel now, I am receiving a special treatment and it is obvious that all the members of Casa Granda staff appreciate my loyalty. Besides, all the workers are easy going, funny, pleasant and thoughtful. That makes it for enjoyable vacation every time.Hotel itself requires some minor upgrades.
Santiago is roughly 700km from Havana and we flew to it from Havana. The 4 star Casa Granda Hotel is situated on a corner site on the main square of a non-stop busy park (Parque Cespedes. Its neighbours on the park square include the imposing Cathedral on one side, the former home of Velazquez the first Spanish Governor of Cuba and now a museum on the opposite side, and the City hall on the other side. And from the roof terrace of the hotel (which is also its breakfast area) there are great views of the harbour on one side and the mountains behind the hotel. The hotel is constantly busy, with a busy bar that also serves snack food throughout the day on the ground floor, and is great for looking down on the park's activities. The lobby is small but welcoming and open. The rooms are a bit jaded, needing a makeover - our room was at the front looking down on the park. But you couldn't better the location! And on the street beside the hotel is one of Cuba's renowned music venues, the Casa de la Trova.
This hotel must have the best location in all the city. It affronts one of the major squares at a high point of the city. All sorts of shops, restaurants and attractions are within walking distance. And if you need a taxi, there are a dozen guys at the steps of the hotel ready to help at all hours of the day. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The bed and linens are acceptable. The bathroom is nicely kept, and the air conditioning works well. My favorite part of my room has to be the view of the square from my window. Not only is the view great, but the wifi in the square carries into the room. The government runs the hotspot, and you can buy access for $1 (1 CUC) per half-hour. The first floor patio is 24-hours, has a bar and breakfast in the morning. This too is a great place to enjoy the wifi. The 5th floor bar offers a fantastic view of the city, and sunsets over the bay. There is a cover charge to go to the top if you're not a hotel guest.
Right in centre .Bit noisy in the room we where in . 2nd floor . In fact music played for a good part of day and night. Food very good. Tour guides outside a bit of a pain at first. Resonably priced with a multitude of bars etc all around. Rooftop bar views very good
This is a classic old hotel sited right in the centre of Santiago. It was mentioned by Graham Greene in our man from Havana It has a fabulous roof terrace, which is ideal for a cocktail in the early evening and also for breakfast. It has been refurbished well. The room was large and comfortable with good air-conditioning. Only downside was beeing hassled as you left the hotel.
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.
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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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