Hotel Los Frailes

Teniente Rey No 8, Havana, 10100 Habana Vieja, Cuba | 4 star hotel
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First full day exploring Cuba

A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on Jul 17, 2014

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... Granted, she did a lot more talking than I did, but it showed me that I can get by with this little Spanish if I really need to. She told me all about her family, and some of her friends, and then she told me about the cuban TV show she was watching which is filmed in Miami. It was a really cool experience. Elina and her family are really nice people.

Elina showed me my room and it’s basically a small apartment to myself. It has ...

Touring Cuba

A travel blog entry by unabearpark on Mar 29, 2014

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... of taxis in various forms from bici-taxis to 'coco cabs' (Cuba's answer to tuktuks in the shape of a coconut!), down and out wrecks, beautiful vintage vehicles and modern cabs, we wandered around the old town taking in some key sights. We saw plazas, museums, forts, gardens, streets. The contrast is remarkable from beautifully reconstructed buildings to derelict slums, often sitting side by side. Hustlers are everywhere offering restaurants, cigars, night life..... So avoiding all ...

The Last Bastion of Socialism

A travel blog entry by peterndolly on Oct 01, 2013

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... but in rota - so there is no way of missing the time. Our room had obviously been refurbished recently and was comfortable, but the AC despite having three control speeds ran on, very cold, or off. We fell into bed about 03.30 hours.
After a leisurely start to the day we selected a visit to the Cigar factory in the morning and a personal city tour for the afternoon.
We headed to the Romeo & Juliet cigar factory by taxi and were dropped off at what I had thought was ...

Day 97

A travel blog entry by maccamate52 on Aug 03, 2013

Had a good day today exploring more of Havana. Went to the Nacional hotel. It is a city monument. It was built in 1930 and would be described as art-deco/neoclassical. The hotel gained notoriety in 1946 when US mobsters Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano used it to host the largest ever get-together of the North American Mafia, ...

The Forbidden Island

A travel blog entry by themooners on May 20, 2013

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... and we barely speak the language. Taken as a whole, it was intimidating.

In Cuba you have 2 options on places to stay. Tourist hotels/resorts or in 'Casa Particulares'. Casa particulares are rooms that the locals rent out for extra money and there are so types, legal and illegal. If you know us, you know we don't take the easy road. No swanky hotels for us. We're staying with the locals. The first Casa we went to was full but, as is the way in Cuba, they ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Teniente Rey No 8, Havana, is near Chinatown, Cajo Levissa, Convento De Santa Clara, and Wifredo Lam Center.
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