W stayed here on the 5th of February 2014 a much needed break. I wasn't sure what to expect having never been to Cuba before.
This is one of the best cities I have ever visited. Like most holidays you get out what you put into it.
The hotel is wonderful. We stayed in room 1416 in the new building the room was lovely. Overlooking the Bacardi Building. The bathrooms were very large with a separate toilet there was always hot water. Both the old building and the new building have pools and bar areas on the top.
The old bar area is better to go for a drink in the evening and the service here was very good to. Every evening early doors there would be a band on in which you could watch the sun set over Havana. A particular favourite of ours was Ovi Nava who had an amazing voice there cd is being played to death in our house still. Was lovely to relax from all the bustle below and watch the world go by a welcome oasis.
The new pool area is quieter than the new and good for a lazy few hours in the sun . The pool service for food and drink was excellent, I didn't fancy anything of the menu and asked if they could make me a tuna sandwich which was amazing. Nothing was to much trouble.
Breakfast in the hotel is the best I have ever had in any 5 star restraint . You were spoilt for choice here . The breakfast area in the old building is wonderfully spacious and very grand. However we chose to have ours in the new building. simply because it wasn't as busy and you could relax more at this side. The waiters were very polite and all spoke very good English.
The bar area in the main lobby was wonderful they do the most amazing gin and tonic with cucumber in a very large glass ( goldfish bowl) brilliant! The waitresses work very hard and were always polite and friendly and recognised us stumbling in every night for a night cap.
The hotel is situated in the most perfect location. Most sights are within walking distance .If you like to wonder around. Floriditas is more or less just outside the hotel and the entrance to the main street. I felt completely safe wondering around the area and never felt threatened like I have in other third world countries.
I found the local Cuban people friendly always willing to help if they could, a well educated friendly cultured nation. I left with a warm glow and would return to old Havana tomorrow I loved it and the people.
Don't be intimidated by the guys outside the hotels with the cars . Alan at the front reception has some of the best for about 30 cuc for an hour well worth the trip to see the sights.
If you think its to good to be true.
The only Issue we ever had was locating room service this was a little slow if they picked up. But to be fair it was much more fun down in the lobby of the old building its just spectacular.
Thank you for an amazing stay Ill be back tomorrow ;) ( I wish)
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