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Hotel Soroa

Hotel

Hotel Soroa The clean and compact rooms at this mini-resort are not nearly as nice as those at Hotel Moka; however, the best rooms are those set up the stairs around the pool (nos. 16-24). Most have either two or three full-size beds, although a few have queen-size beds. The furnishings are simple and spartan. This place has a fair amount of group traffic and is also popular with Cubans, especially on weekends, when they gather around the large pool and the sound system is at full throttle. This is a good base for exploring Soroa, but I wouldn’t recommend more than a night or two here. One advantage is that the pool can be used by day-trippers for CUC$10, and CUC$7 of that can be spent on food and drink; there’s also a very well-stocked (food) shop on the premises.
Facilities:
2 restaurants; 3 bars; outdoor pool; activities desk; massage; laundry service



Hotel Moka

Hotel

Hotel Moka This is the principal hotel in Las Terrazas and the nicest ecolodge in Cuba. The first-floor rooms have vaulted redbrick ceilings, while those on the second floor have high-pitched ceilings. Each of the well-lit and spacious rooms has colorfully tiled floors and a small balcony; however, there are no queen- or king-size beds. The marble bathrooms come with a tub/shower combination and a bidet. The restaurant serves food that is neither spectacular nor imaginative, and I recommend that you take some meals at the nearby La Fonda de Mercedes and Buena Vista restaurants. You can also rent small villas, attached to the homes of local residents, on the little lake below the hotel. These are charming and all have bathtubs except one; one also has an additional outdoor shower.
Facilities:
Restaurant; bar; small outdoor pool; tennis court; horse rental; activity desk; Internet access; laundry service

 



Hotel Cayo Levisa

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Hotel Cayo Levisa If you land one of the oceanfront bungalows here, you may never want to leave this idyllic little resort. I prefer the older rooms, which are individual bungalows, built in two rows parallel to the shore and staggered so they all get an ocean view. The rooms themselves are rather spartan, although they are relatively spacious with two twin beds. Perhaps their best feature is an ample front porch with a couple of sitting chairs. The newer rooms are slightly more plush, but you sacrifice a bit of privacy and isolation in these more modern, wooden units. Scuba diving and snorkeling are the prime activities here, although you can organize a game of beach volleyball, or get an open-air massage from the resident massage therapist under the shade of palm trees at the water’s edge. Dining here is a la carte and the little restaurant serves good fresh seafood and criolla (Cuban creole) cuisine at reasonable prices.
Facilities:
Restaurant; bar; massage

 



Hotel La Ermita

Hotel

Hotel La Ermita in Cuba’s westernmost province, Pinar del Río, is a beautiful building that integrates harmoniously into the breathtaking landscape of the Viñales Valley. According to experts, the establishment is an excellent option for nature lovers, since the environment is closely linked to Man’s work on the land, especially tobacco crops. Guests can enjoy trekking on various specialized trails, where they can take a closer look at the local flora and fauna, especially birds and the cork palm, which is considered a living fossil.



Hotel Riviera

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Hotel Riviera located along the Malecon, Havana’s waterfront boulevard, this elegant hotel is considered a classic among Cubans. Its proximity to the historical-cultural center of Havana, makes this hotel the perfect place from which to explore the city. In the night time the Riviera offers excellent entertainment featuring both the exclusive Salsa Cabaret and one of Havana’s top restaurants



Hotel Inglaterra

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Hotel Inglaterra This is yet another of the more historic and better located hotels in Havana, although it’s definitely showing its age — it’s been in business since 1875. The ornate lobby, with its colorful Moorish mosaics, and the lively streetside cafe, are the best features here. Rooms are perennially desultory and dated, and most have small bathrooms. However, quite a few of the rooms do come with a small balcony overlooking the Parque Central, a nice perk. The rooftop bar is one of the few such perches to stay open relatively late (closed Sat), although the concrete balustrade obstructs the views when seated at your table.
Facilities:
3 restaurants; 2 bars; concierge; tour desk; car-rental desk; 24-hr. room service; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Vedado

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Hotel Vedado This popular Vedado hotel is somewhat nondescript. Sure, it’ll do in a pinch, but it’s rather uninspired and uninspiring. Rooms are distributed in two neighboring towers, and there’s a kidney-shaped pool on the ground floor between them. Opened in 1952, the lobby retains the original Art Deco feel. The hotel has a tiny exercise room, where the best feature is a little sauna. The surly reception staff needs replacing.
This particular hotel has a fairly relaxed atmosphere, in spite of its location in quite a busy part of the city. There is a spacious lobby with comfortable furniture, and decorated with paintings by young Cuban artists. In general, the service is very good, both by the hotel staff and in the establishment’s excellent restaurant, El Cortijo, which specialises in Spanish cuisine. Popular among North American tourists, the hotel has offered an increased number of rooms and other improvements, such as a bigger swimming pool and a children’s play area.
Facilities: 2 restaurants; 3 bars; outdoor pool; exercise room; sauna; tour desk; car-rental desk.



Hotel Kohly

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Hotel Kohly is of excellent location, next to the forest of Havana, in the riverbanks of the Almendares River, with next places of interest as the Tropicana Cabaret and the Cira García International Clinic. Distant to only 15 Km. of the José Martí International Airport of Havana. It has 136 comfortable rooms that will allow you a gentle stay, outside of the reach of the bustle of the cosmopolitan city but to scarce minutes of the commercial districts of Miramar and El Vedado.

 



Hotel Comodoro

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Hotel Comodoro Located next to the Meliá Habana , this complex has the feel of a South Florida condo community. The hotel rooms in the main building are acceptable, although I’d definitely opt for one of the one- or two-bedroom bungalows, which are housed in a series of two-story blocks spread around a maze of free-form pools. The bungalows all come with kitchenettes or full kitchens, making them a good option for longer stays. All of the rooms here have a balcony or patio. The Comodoro has a tiny patch of beach sand, which has been hauled in and set next to a natural pool created by a break wall just off the coast here.
Facilities: 3 restaurants; snack bar; 3 bars; dance club; natural saltwater pool; a series of free-form freshwater pools; watersports equipment/rentals; concierge; tour desk; car-rental desk; business center; shopping arcade; salon; 24-hr. room service; massage; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Chateau Miramar

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Hotel Chateau Miramar This place is attempting to stake out the boutique business-class market. For lack of any competition, it is doing just that, although it doesn’t have the warmth, charm, or personality I’d expect in a high-end boutique hotel; for anyone here on business, I’d recommend any of the large business-class hotels in town over this option. The standard rooms here are on the small side, while the junior suites and suites are more than ample. The decor is rather nondescript and impersonal, although the marble bathrooms are spacious. Most rooms come with a private balcony, and some of these are quite roomy. Suite no. 416 is the best room and view in the house, while any room with a number ending in 09 through 16 will have an ocean view. One of the more unique and appealing features here is the fact that each room comes with a 21-inch flatscreen television, equipped with Wi-Fi. The hotel is right on the waterfront, just behind the National Aquarium.
Facilities:
Restaurant; snack bar; bar; lounge; outdoor pool; car-rental desk; business center; 24-hr. room service; laundry service



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