Travel Blogs from Havana
... 8217;s apartment yesterday we could hear a band playing in the restaurant across the street; we went over for dinner and enjoyed great acoustics inside the building as well. The band, with great vocals, bass, piano, and percussion, was in full swing when a musician appeared at the open window and added some sax to the mix.
After our dinner we were keen to go out for more music but alas, on what we thought was a quick stop at the ...
... the internet due to their involvement in the tourism business. Nonetheless these private internet accesses seem to be tightly controlled and censored.
All in all, it appeared to me that the government actually tries to keep tourists away from the ordinary Cubans, maybe so that the Cubans don't see what freedoms and wealth exists in other countries and political systems, while the tourists don't get to see too much of the harsh reality of everyday life in Cuba. As expected in ...
... us past the Mueseo del Chocolate and to Plaza Vieja, the most heavily restored square in the city with an old marble fountain in the centre. The plaza was beautiful with every unique building taking on a different pastel colour, kinda like a handful of acid drops. Restaurants promoted alfresco style dinning while local street bands preformed every song from Buena Visa Social Club you could dream of. It was common to see a couple of Germans or French retirees really get into the spirit ...
... university or if your job deems it absolutely necessary. And even then its censored. Life without Google?! No advertisements, i.e billboards, banners, posters, anywhere except a small amount in Havana. Cuban's don't have any, or only a tiny amount of disposable income, and most shops/companies are owned by the state anyway, so why advertise? Socialist slogans were the only form of advertising throughout big cities, towns, roads and everywhere in between. Also no fast ...
... can see more and more when they don’t have. They buy Facebook IDs from foreign students (I don’t know how that works exactly) and can download any movie we can. They have a really good idea of what they are missing out on.
Cubans love their music and dancing and will always return your ‘hola’ with a smile. I left some money in my pocket when handing in washing and they gave it back to me. It wasn’t a lot but it was clear there was never any ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Casa Iraida Havana
Other places to stay in Havana
Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great location and hotel
- Stay at the Parque Central
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Best hotel ever
- Needs Improvement
- An historic beauty, worth every penny
Calle L e/ 23 y 25, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $55
- Would definitely recommend...
- Amazing views; Great Cuisine
- Great Hotel in a fantastic location in Havana
Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- GREAT STAFF!!!
- Grace and elegance among ruins
- Good, but...
Ave Paseo entre 1 y 3, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $190
- Top Hotel and not too far from Old Havana
- Good Cohiba
- Watch out for long distance calls
Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $160
- Above average hotel
- Could do better....
- Great hotel, even with a toddler
Prado 603 esquina Dragones, Havana | 4 star hotel
- Great hotel, good location
- Saratoga hotel, Havana - Great!
- Good blend of modern and traditional
5 Avenida e/ 72 y 76 Miramar, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Nice hotel, location a bit too far out!
- Best food in Havana
- Thumbs up
3rd Ave and 70th St, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Paseo del Prado No 416 , Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $66
- Beware of type of room given
- Be warned
- Das inglaterra war sehr schön und gediegen
Ingnacio Agramonte 267, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $69
- Could be better.
- Hotel Plaza
- Perfect location
C/ Calzada 110, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $50
- Cheap but not so cheerful
- Well, if you do not have any other option...
- Pro's and cons
Calle Amargura 103 esquina a San Ignacio, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Great place !!
- Great Base
- A Gem in Old Havana!
Av 3ra y Calle 84, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- The pool is wonderful
- Comodoro OK.
- Dont do it
Calle Obispo esq. a Cuba. Ciudad de La Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Already needs a refresh
- The best.....
- A little expensive but very nice
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 2 star hotelfrom $90
- Loved Havana City
- El mejor hotel que he estado
Calle Obispo 153, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $70
- Ambos Mundos
- Avoid Terrible Ambos Mundos @ $180
- Leaky with cockroaches
Teniente Rey No 8, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Calle 1ra. e/ 44 & 46, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Calle Baratillo 9, entre Obispo y Narciso Lopez, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- It was Good...
- Splendid, elegant worn grandeur
- A mixed bag