Travel Blogs from Havana
Cuba was a big deal for us while were in this part of the world. At some point soon I would expect that the long-standing dispute between Cuba and the U.S. will end, not with a bang but a whimper, and Americans will pour in here and, as they are prone to do, rearrange the furniture in a very dramatic way. Even the current presence of Canadians and Euro sun-seekers has resulted in carved out and somewhat surreal beach enclaves in Veradaro and Holguin.
Forget the beach. ...
... fellow travelers, who had been on top of the memorial, had told us about the great view over Havana we were eager to go up there now.
Making sure that is wasn't Sunday again, we walked to the far away Plaza de la Revolucion. It was a hell of a walk that took us about two hours in the extreme heat and humidity of Havana. When we arrived at the Plaza de la Revolucion we wanted to access the memorial but the lady said to our surprise that the lookout wasn't open. What? We ...
... the various shops and buildings that lined the street. Several places were selling ice cream and food while others had tourist oriented souvenirs and clothing. There were even two pharmacies and a mural arts museum. Along the street, Cubans were selling sweet treats or catching rides on the bicycle taxis which frequented the area and were the only forms of transportation small enough to navigate the narrow cobble stone streets of Old ...
This is our first full day in Havana, Cuba. We are not disappointed. After a long sleep, we were ready to face all that Havana had to offer. We walked done the Prado, in the central part of Havana. The buildings are magnificently grandiose, but sadly neglected. However there is evidence that some restoration work has started, and the Capitolio, which is a facsimile of the Capitol building in Washington DC, has some scaffolding erected and it looks as though some restoration work ...
... people dancing salsa in the streets, singers. In Trinidad, there were no pubs/clubs we saw, so every night the town gathers at some steps in the center and different bands play Cuban music and people dance and drink. There's a couple of cafe's to get drinks from, but these, again, are state owned and I imagine just for tourists. Havana was much different to the other areas we visited. The architecture and buildings were incredible. Old buildings ranging from ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Mirazul 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
Ingnacio Agramonte 267, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $69
- Could be better.
- Hotel Plaza
- Perfect location
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
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