I chose this hotel for my last week trip to Havana with my wife and one more couple. I was trying to get something above the average (but not excessively expensive) but without a reasonable explanation everything was booked at least for one of the 5 days I stayed in Havana. So I found full availability on this one. The first impression was that it was located in a perfect spot: in front of the Malecon (we even received a room with a wonderful view to it) and very close to downtown. The second one was even better: it was absolutely cheap for what I expected to pay. So I realized that something should not go so good. When we arrived to the hotel, we found an absolute cold treatment from the front desk ladies (later, I would see that the two mid-30s-girls would rather see the movie on the bar tv instead of rushing to help a guest). Then we saw that only one of the two elevators was working (and immediately realized that the heavy door closes really fast and hits people in the arm when more than one person is walking into the elevator). The room was alright, clean but not fancy at all (not even "nice") but I could live with that for the price. The view was amazing, it's true. The location was great too, a few block away from "Paseo Marti" avenue and many attractions. The bar was ok but what I found really annoying is all the hookers (mostly females but also a couple of men and gays) walking freely around the lobby and bar as it was part of the hotel amenities. Whatever, I always tried to have my drinks somewhere else so my wife and friends couldn't help to drink at least one beer at the hotel bar before going to bed. If I fly to Cuba again, I would look for other options.
- Also Known As:
- Deauville Hotel Havana
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This strategically located hotel is right on the Malecón seafront. The situation makes the hotel ideal for visits to the old colonial city and equally ideal as a starting point for the renowned Havana nightlife ... more less