This hotel is about 8km from Havana not far from the horrendous Russian Embassy with a free shuttle 4 times a day. It has a beautiful, large pool area which was never crowded unlike the dining room. This was always busy and doesn't cope well with the large numbers. There was one long buffet counter which made getting food slow. The food itself was mostly acceptable. Cocktails in the bar were very weak. Rooms were large, especially the suites, but the bed was very hard. We found a good shower with plenty of hot water. The staff we found to be helpful and service was generally good. Niggling little things go wrong, for instance the in room safes didn't work on one floor because they didn't have replacement batteries for them. Cuban hotels are not to the same standard as you'd find in Western Europe. They are desperately in need of investment and expertise from outside to improve sufficiently to attract return tourism. That said, for a few nights as a base to explore Havana this is an acceptable hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Occidental Miramar Havana
- Occidental Miramar Hotel Havana
- Occidental Miramar
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel is located on Fifth Avenue, in the luxurious area of Miramar in a comercial, diplomatic and residential area. Is the best option for busines and leisure stays, 10 minutes away fromn the city's colonial area. ... more less