Hotel Horizontes Herradura
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Horizontes Herradura Varadero
Hotel Herradura is a run down, charming, eclectic, funky, unpretentious soviet style hotel on the Cuba side of Varadero. it has lots of warts, but a lovely staff and the most fantastic stretch of beach right outside. We loved it, even though our door knob fell off.
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... fancy Don Qkos on the upscale side of things. Then we have Bolo Ocho or the Hard Rock D'porte that offer a little hipper almost roadhouse cuban style joint. We can't forget the culinary scene that is opening in the city centre where bus loads of Canadians and the like stop for a cold beer and local grub. Some of these are Don Ramones doing Cuban/Italian or Studio 55 with there funky decor and great burgers, Studio 55 has become so popular they are opening a ...
... operating in the area. All very interesting.
We arrived back at our apartment in Habana in the middle of a lightening / thunder storm and could not see the road for the last 30 minutes. We arrived at our place but left the luggage in the trunk of the car as the rain was so heavy. We called our slow elevator to our flat but the light was now out and the journey to the 15th floor was in total ...
... our group. Compared with modern media images, these dancers appeared to have had fallen out of the 'traditional' tree, and hit every branch on the way down to boot. It was very beautiful to watch, but it retains a ceremonial feel.
Unfortunately, teenagers can equate ceremonial with boring more quickly than I can run when I see an Oreo in the distance. The club we spoke with said that while they start students dancing young, the ...
... is totally free, definitely the way to holiday! The receptionist laughed at us when we checked in because we both had to check we had heard correctly when she told us everything except the internet is free. We had a look around, then went down to the beach for a couple of cocktails to fill in some time followed by some more back in the lobby which is surrounded by big hanging plants it's like a scene out of the wizard of Oz. Now for a massive buffet diner and relaxing ...
... our weekend get-away with dinner at La Mina, a recommended restaurant in the old city. Even though they had run out of a couple of dishes, it was still the best meal we had on the entire trip. We finished our adventure with a walk of the old city where we stumbled on a fashion show in the Plaza de la Catedral.
It had been a memorable four days and we were sad to leave the next morning. Cuba beckons. We will return.