HAVANA – HOTEL NACIONAL 4 * – From £57 pp per night sharing
Number of rooms: 431
Location / Description The Hotel Nacional de Cuba is arguably the most distinguished hotel in Cuba. Dating back to the 1930’s, the Nacional continues to play host to a procession of celebrities, who come to enjoy its colonial ambience, exquisite décor and good facilities. Situated in an excellent location overlooking the ‘Malecon’ and Havana coastline, the hotel is set amidst landscaped gardens and is in the centre of the city, within easy reach of the major areas of interest.
Rooms All 431 standard rooms are fully air-conditioned with private bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, radio, safety box, minibar option, and 24-hour room service. For a small supplement, suites and an executive floor are also available.
Local activities colonial sightseeing.
General facilities shops, business centre, gift shop, hairdresser, car hire, money exchange, beauty salon and laundry service.
Sports & fitness facilities swimming pool(s) (two swimming pools), fitness centre, massage & physiotherapy and sauna.
Wining & dining buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurant(s), cafeteria and bar(s) (several bars).
Entertainment nightclub(s) and cabaret (parisian cabaret).
Childrens’ facilities babysitting.
SEVILLA (HAVANA) – 3/ 4*- From £38 pp per night sharing B&B
Number of rooms: 188
Location / Description Dating back to 1908, the Sevilla still retains its outstanding architectural beauty whilst providing guests with all the comforts of a modern hotel. The hotel is ideally located very close to Old Havana, allowing easy access by foot to the varied sights, restaurants and bars of the Old City. The exquisite Roof Garden restaurant provides superb views over Old Havana.
Rooms All 188 rooms are air-conditioned and offer private bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone and radio, mini bar option, safety box and room service. General facilities shops, money exchange and beauty salon.
Sports & fitness facilities swimming pool(s), pool bar, fitness centre, massage & physiotherapy, sauna and solarium.
Wining & dining buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurant(s) (rooftop restaurant with great views), speciality restaurant(s), cafeteria and bar(s
Easily accessible to the west of Havana by pre-booked car or transfer, Soroa, Pinar del Rio and especially the famous Vinales Valley possess some of Cuba’s most dramatic natural landscapes in the world’s best tobacco growing region. The area is characterised by cascading waterfalls, rolling tropical countryside, small fertile valleys and dramatic limestone flat topped mountains called mogotes, remnants of a huge plateau which rose from the sea 160 million years ago and characterised by caverns and underground rivers.
LA ERMITA (VINALES VALLEY) – 3* – From £28 pp p/night B&B
Number of rooms: 64
Location / Description Low rise cabana style accommodation in beautiful landscaped gardens perches over the valley, affording wonderful views as you sit by the pool relaxing under the palms! This quiet, pleasant hotel is situated very close to Vinales village offering plenty of opportunity for exploring the area.
Rooms 62 air conditioned rooms with bathroom, telephone, radio, satellite TV and balcony/terrace. Local activities birdwatching and walking. General facilities gift shop.
Sports & fitness facilities swimming pool(s), massage & physiotherapy, tennis courts and horseriding. Wining & dining a la carte restaurant(s) and bar(s) (snack bar)
Founded in 1514, Trinidad is one of Cuba’s earliest settlements which rose in importance as fleets of caravels brought back spoils from the Aztec empire and further afield. Prosperity boomed with the slave trade and expansion of the sugar industry and some of the opulent buildings still standing in the town are testimony to this golden era.
Trinidad’s decline began with the faltering of the slave trade and the silting up of its harbour, with fleets choosing to dock in the superior harbour of nearby Cienfuegos, such that by the early 20th century the town was a shadow of its former economic self. Named a national monument in 1965, restoration then began on the historic centre and Trinidad now stands as a unique timecapsule for current generations to enjoy. Grand Hotel Trinidad (left)
BRISAS TRINIDAD DEL MAR (TRINIDAD) – 4* – From £45 pp per night B&B
Number of rooms: 241
Location / Description A short distance by road from Trinidad’s historic centre, this is a low rise property built in a unique style to reflect the town’s colonial past and is set directly on the stunningly beautiful Ancon peninsula, a thoroughly unspoilt stretch of beautiful white sand with very little development. It makes the perfect place to relax after experienc Rooms All 241 rooms offer air conditioning, hairdryer, laundry service, minibar, radio, satellite TV, telephone, radio, safety deposit box and balcony or terrace.
Rooms All 241 rooms offer air conditioning, hairdryer, laundry service, minibar, radio, satellite TV, telephone, radio, safety deposit box and balcony or terrace. Sports & fitness facilities swimming pool(s) (adult and children’s pool), jacuzzi, fitness centre, massage & physiotherapy, tennis courts, sauna, beach sports (beach volleyball), watersports (catamarans, windsurfing, kayaks, snorkelling, pedaloes, scuba diving with instruction.) and horse-riding. Wining & dining buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurant(s), cafeteria (24-hour snack bar, beach grill) and bar(s) (3 bars).
Entertainment live shows and daily entertainment programme.
Varadero has been attracting visitors since the turn of the century, primarily to enjoy over 20 kilometres of beautiful white, sandy beaches, shaded by picturesque palms and lapped by clear warm waters. Many argue that Varadero beach is the best in the Caribbean, and with a carefully selected choice of hotels and watersports, Varadero is an excellent beach destination that can cater for both the most relaxed and the more energetic visitor.
MELIA VARADERO (VARADERO) – 4* All Inclusive – From £65 pp – per night ALL INCLUSIVE
Number of rooms: 490
Location / Description Located in a commanding position on a small promontory overlooking its sandy beach, the Melia Varadero is a large resort-style hotel, well known for its unique and very tropical lobby! Surrounded by landscaped gardens, the hotel offers very high standards for the sun seeker.
Rooms All 490 rooms enjoy air conditioning, full bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, radio, balcony/ terrace and 24-hour room service.
Local activities beaches, diving, family amenities, golf and watersports.
General facilities shops, business centre, hairdresser, beauty salon and bike hire.
Sports & fitness facilities swimming pool(s), pool bar, jacuzzi, fitness centre, tennis courts (2 fllodlit courts), outdoor sports (table tennis), beach sports (beach volleyball), watersports (sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving with instruction) and multi-sports court (basketball).
Wining & dining buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurant(s) (international food), speciality restaurant(s) (italian, creole restaurants), cafeteria (24 hour snack bar) and bar(s) (5 bars).
Entertainment cabaret, live shows, theme nights and daily entertainment programme.
Childrens’ facilities childrens’ pool, organised games (supervised mini club and creche with entertainment) and misc supervised services.
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TYPICAL “CASA” B&B – HOMES @ US$ 30 – $35 per room p/day B&B