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The day started early. We left the hotel around 6:20 and were at Miami International airport by 7:00 AM prepared to stand and wait (while our tour leader took care of the cumbersome details) until time to board the National AIrlines plane for our 10:00 AM flight. The gate was packed; there were at least two other tours in addition to ours plus a …
We had made arrangements from Miami with a driver/car to get us at the airport and drive us around for a week. Unfortunately, the car was a beat-up 1980s Mercedes with no cushioning in the back seat and a broken exhaust system that channeled fumes right into the car. So after scraping my uncle off the back seat, we made arrangements at the hotel …
Arrived at Mariel Port on 20/07/2008.Stay a night at Melia Cohiba before travelling back to home the next day
The days are starting dwindle down!! 17 days until the big day!! Today I started organizing my stuff and slowly packing.... I am trying not to over pack! LOL I still have a few loose ends to finish up, and more packing and then I will be ...
... where the local guy said to come. We walk in and it's dead. Not sure if its cause it was a Sunday but there were about 2 people in this big place. Was the place apparently where Fidel Castro lived during the revolution. So we leave and go to a few other spots for a few more mojitos and then back home to the hotel! On the way back, I wanted to but some rum and bring it home because it is so cheap. We walked past this tiny place and bought a 700mL bottle of Havana Club for $3.75! ...
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Fantastic place in the middle of a city that has stood still since 1958.
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This hotel was a lot nicer than I expected - actually nicer than I wanted but was booked on a package. This is a really top class hotel. Buffet breakfast was included and food was very good. There are 5 restuarants here to chose from but eating in town is more interesting and generally less expensive. The staff are friendly and helpful but some are not very well trained but they try hard to make your stay pleasant. The two pools and deck area are great. If you go there swimming in the morning it's tempting to lounge around the pool the whole day.
I was in Cohiba last week in september 2004. No complains. Staff worries about you. Air-condition works properly, food was good (swedish table). Old Havana is 5-6 km far and taxi-fare costs 5 - 7 $. I was really satisfied with hotel. So, if I will go back to Havana, Melia Cohiba is my choice.
The Hotel is ok but have the following problems:
Excellent hotel,lush and beautiful!
This was my 3rd. time to Havana. My second time I stayed at the Melia Cohiba which was good for downtown action and activity as the Havaba Club is next door. However, for honeymooners and a little more class, the Melia Habana is the best. A beautiful hotel with a very large pool in a quiet neighbourhood. Very secure also.
If you are staying at the Melia Cohiba, be forewarned of a few things.
Nice, but no Cuban flavor
I liked the Cohiba, but it didn't have the flavor I was looking for in Havana. I could have been in the Cohiba in NYC. With that being said, everything was very nice. I got butchered by the hair salon in the hotel. I preferred the Riviera which is around the corner from the Cohiba. That had a 1950's feel of old school Havana.
stay for 2 hour and check out, the room was like a oven at least 98 f,the air is no up to this hotel, i decide to change rooms and the same happens again and you can not open the windows, the sun beats on the windows really hard (air to maximum) and the hotel have a european electric set up(220v)another pain...
Melia Cohiba, a memorable stay!!!
We stayed at Melia Cohiba on January, 2003 and I must say this international first class hotel really exceeded our expectations. A quick ride from Old Havana, I was very much impressed with the cleanliness and quality service we pamper ourselves with. From famed Havana Cafe, with its vintage cars and excellent traditional music to its acclaimed cigar lounge, not forgetting the friendly and professional staff, the hotel is definitely a must-stay for any international traveller. I want to thank friend Bob for wisely reccommending this venue and I will certainly share this experience with other friends visiting Havana.
The Melia Cohiba is lovey but large, and it's location is almost perfect, just across the street from the seawall (the Malecon) and well situated in Vedado between lovely Miramar and hot Habana Centro.
Melia Cohiba... grand style in Havana
We stayed at the Melia Cohiba in Havana in Dec. 2002. We had a great time while there. The hotel is big, and sometimes it can look a bit impersonal, but the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms are big, comfortable, with lots of closet/storage space, in room safe, a big bathroom with combined tub/shower, great amenities, including a bidet.
The location in Havana is great, in Vedado, relatively close to Old Havana (10 min. taxi ride). Lots to see and do in Havana. I would definitely reccommnet staying there. Not exactly cheap, but probably the best place to stay in Havana.