We weren't sure what to expect when we pulled up to this hotel! It is down some narrow streets, and in Havana it is difficult to tell which of the grand buildings are still grand inside, and which are completely run down. But as soon as we were inside, we thought "wow!" It is a very grand building, with each floor built in a different century. We started on the top floor, but got moved to the 2nd floor. If you can, DEFINITELY pick the second floor. We got an ENORMOUS, grand room.
The hotel is a good place to explore from, easy to find, and completely safe to walk back to at night. We ate one meal in the hotel, which was very nice, and accompanied by the resident band, who were very charming, and lent a great atmosphere to the courtyard! The mojitos here were the best we tasted in Cuba! (And we tasted a lot!) The porter and reception were extremely helpful.
All in all we felt like we were staying in real Havana, and close to the Place Des Armes, the Capitol, and everything in between.
Tip: go and see the Tropicana show! It was amazing, and unlike anything we've seen before.More
- Breakfast included