Stayed here for 2 nights at the start of our Colonial Cuba Tour with Travel Collection/Kuoni. Our room was on the second floor opposite the aquarium, but not high up enough to enjoy the show!! The room was spacious with 2 double beds. The bathroom was also quite large and there was plenty of hot water and the shower worked well. The room was clean and comfy but a bit dated and definately only equivalent to a 3 star.
We had a buffet breakfast one morning which was fine and the second morning we had to order from the menu, once again it was fine but nothing special.
Some of the staff were very friendly the bellboy particularly but some were a bit indifferent.
The saltwater pool was very welcome place to cool down in, but we did find a piece of broken glass by our loungers.
The location of the hotel is a bit removed from central Havana and we were not offered the shuttle bus as mentioned in other reviews.
There are two supermarkets nearby, one on Ave 1 over the bridge and on the right hand side - this has a good selection of local beers and also rum and bottled water. The second one is out of the hotel turn right towards the hotel Panama, go past the hotel Panama and down to the junction, it is across the road on the left. Don't take any big bags with you as you may have to hand them in, and also keep your receipt handy as you may need t show it on the way out.
The area felt very safe to walk around even in the dark. We walked back from the El Ajibe restaurant one evening and the most dangerous thing we encountered were the pavements - lots of unexpected holes and uneven surfaces!! We took a small torch which proved very useful.
All in all, we had an ok stay but if you have a choice I would suggest you pick a more central hotel
- Also Known As:
- Cubanacan Boutique Chateau Miramar Hotel Havana
- Cubanacan Boutique Chateau Miramar Havana