Every hotel in Cuba has a travelling agency owned by the government. We ordered this hotel when we stayed in Varadero. We where told that this was an average hotel, but the prices where double up this first weekend in august because of a carneval in Havana. We paid 146 CUC for one night.
When we arrived at the hotel, nobody had heard about the carneval. The room was in a really poor shape. The TV wasn't working, the aircondition was very noisy, it was old, small and dirty. We didn't want to sleep there, so we tried to get our money back - without any luck.
Just for fun we went to the nice hotel Habana Libre which is a landmark in the area, and the price was lower than we had paid. A bad feeling. We also checked other hotels on the Internet, but the prices was not doubled because of a carneval.... What a joy!
Well, back to Hotel Vedado: It gives a good impression in the lobby, but the rooms are crap. For that price you can get the best luxus hotels in town. There is a swimming pool here, but it's very small and crowded. The bar has food and drinks and the people are nice. That is why the hotel get's two stars not only one. Anyhow, the rooms are so ugly that you can't get the thought out of your head: "You've been tricked!".
By the way; after we had asked about 10-15 persons (including the police) about the carnival which had doubled the hotel price, finally someone had heard about it, but then it was over (at 1 o'clock in the morning).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The complex is located in the Vedado area, 25 km from Jose Marti International Airport. Only 200 meters from Havana seafront and close to La Rampa, a major artery of the city that agglomerated different ministries, banks, galleries, shops, craft fairs, Night Centres, Restaurants, Airlines Offices, etc. It has 291 rooms. It has two restaurants to the open letter from 12 am to 12 pm, and two restaurants open buffet (breakfast and dinner) from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. It also has a cafeteria open 24 hours and two lobby bar also 24 hours. It has two pools with snack bar, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm, a gym with sauna and massage service (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm), Medical Services and Business Center serviced and WIFI INTERNET. Also has a Tourism bureau for selling excursions, and two souvenir shops. Do not have service for the disabled. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vedado Hotel Havana