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Cuba Cigars and Rum

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What is Cuba most popular for? Of course for its first-class tobacco, the world-famous cigars and the real rum...

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Cuba Hotels: From country hotel to mountain hotel to 5* Deluxe hotel - the right choice for everyone and always an experience!

Hotel categories in Cuba...


Cuba Hotel Categories: In Cuba you can stay over night in several hotels. Bet it in the countryside, in the mountains or in the city, hotels in Cuba are always an experience. Nevertheless you should not be geared to German or European standards, but better subtract one star. Besides the differences are big between the state-owned hotels of the Cuban Islazul Chain and the middel-class (51% state owned) and luxury-hotels. The latter are mostly run by foreign investors and have high standards. Of course, all hotels selected and recommended by Cuba4Travel are all proved and tested.  

Country Hotels

In Cuba you can stay over night in very curious hotels in the middle of nature, which definitely live up to their name Country Hotel. No matter whether it is surrounded by mountains, or on top of a cliff, or just in the middle of the jungle - you will surely find silence and rest off the stress and noise of the city. Country hotels normally have 1-3 stars. 

The following examples are typical country hotels in Cuba:

Hotel Moka Las Terrazas 3*** (Soroa & Las Terrazas)

Located just forty-nine miles west of Havana in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, Hotel Moka is one of the most unique hotels of Cuba. Set amid the forested hills of Las Terrazas, it's difficult to say where the 4-star hotel stops and the forest starts. In short, the Moka is romantic, intimate, and fully deserving of your time.

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Hotel Villa Islazul Mirador de Mayabe 3*** (Alturas de Mayabe):

This budget resort consists of a small and friendly cluster of rustic but very comfortable cabins, located on a hilltop 6 miles Southeast of Holguin, from where to observe the extensive valley of the same name surrounding the city and where you can meet a very simpatico and popular personage: the Burrito, or Little Donkey, Pancho, a donkey that drinks beer and chews crunchy chicharrones (pork rinds).

This unique facility was built in an exceptional natural location, surrounded by lush indigenous wildlife. Good-natured, heartfelt and personalized treatment along with the spots natural attractiveness, are representative of Cuba’s special character.

Hotel Gran Caribe Club Bucanero 3*** (Santiago de Cuba Stadt):

As part of the Natural Park Baconao, Bucanero Hotel has a particularly attractive environment, on one side the Caribbean Sea, historically known as “The Pirates Sea” and on the other side the exuberant mountains from the Sierra Maestra Chain. Here people come to get away from the busy city: no roads, no smog, no crowded streets. Located on Cuba’s southern coastline it offers a private beach, a cliff, trees and constant sunshine. Even the structure of the building itself with stone walls and roof tiles blends into the landscape as if it were almost part of it. In any case, if you suddenly feel like seeing people and crowds, Santiago de Cuba is just 40 km away.
Club Bucanero, a beach resort owned by the internationally known Hotel Group Gran Caribe, is located at just 25 minutes away from Santiago´s centre and 30 minutes away from the airport. Due to its geographical location the average weather is about 30 C, with a bright sun and few rainy days in the year.

2* Hotels

The following examples are typical 2* Hotels in Cuba:

Hotel Islazul Libertad 2*, Santiago de Cuba:
Hotel Islazul Libertad is situated in the historical center of the city of Santiago de Cuba, facing the Plaza de Marte (Marte Square), which served as a parade grounds for military ceremonies and slave auctions during colonial times. Today it is the center of important social and cultural activities. All standard rooms have simple furnishings, small but functional bathrooms, radio, telephone and satellite TV. Only half of the rooms have windows. Room with the window can be requested but can not be guaranteed, subject to availability.

Hotel Las Cuevas 2,5*, Trinidad:
Perched on a hill 1.6km (1 mile) north of (and up above) the old colonial core of Trinidad, this hotel is named for the caves that dot the hillside. Built in the 1950s, the hotel is surprisingly large, featuring rows of concrete bungalow-style rooms, a round pool, and a fantastic underground cave dance club (a short distance from the property). The remodeled rooms are very comfortable, with exposed stone walls and good bathrooms.

Hotel Rancho Hatuey 2*, Sancti Spiritus:
Villa Islazul (formerly Cubanacan) Rancho Hatuey is situated at the entrance of the city of Sancti Spiritus, in a natural, reassuring environment, Rancho Hatuey is surrounded by beautiful, forested hills. Here you will find a buffet restaurant with good choice and standard. The swimming pool is nice and inviting.


The following examples are typical 3* Hotels in Cuba:

3* Hotel La Granjita, Santa Clara: 
The Hotel Villa La Granjita is set in handsome grounds amid groves of Royal palms, about two miles northeast of town, and is a twin image of the Villa Los Caneyes, on the other side of town. The architecture is inspired by the indigenous style and includes rooms in two-story thatched duplex sextagonal cabins. Occasional tour groups make use of it, but less so than Los Caneyes, and the upside here is the quietude.

3* Hotel Las Americas, Santiago de Cuba:
Very comfortable and friendly hotel, Las Americas is a good place to stay, with plenty of services, attractive gardens, and a pool. It is centrally located and is fully equipped to ensure guests quickly adapt to the pace of Cuba's second largest city.

3* Hotel Playa Larga, Playa Larga: 
Hotel Playa Larga is on a white sand beach, at one end of the "Bay of Pigs".
Recommended for bird watching and lovers of water sports, Hotel Playa Larga has 41 rooms in small bungalows with bath, sitting room, fridge, tv, and hot water. There are also eight two-bedroom family bungalows.
Playa Larga is an ideal place for underwater activities, such as snorkeling, day and night scuba diving and, for experts, diving in 70m deep natural underground reservoirs. Underwater areas are of extraordinary beauty where coral, gorgonians, sponges and other species of wild life flourish near the ocean wall.


The following examples are typcial 4*Hotels in Cuba:

4* Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar, Playa Ancon:
The 4 star Hotel Trinidad del Mar is an All Inclusive on the front line of Playa Ancon, a fine white sandy beach and is surrounded by the Escambray mountains. It is just a few kilometers away from the heritage city of Trinidad.

Designed in a quasi colonial fashion (architectural elements imitate the nearby city of Trinidad's famous landmarks), it is far superior to the lackluster Hotel Ancón next door, despite its garish color schemes. It makes a big play for families kid's club, children's swimming pool, and special programs for children. But there's plenty of appeal for everyone thanks to a wide range of recreational attractions such as tennis, beach volleyball, and watersports that include aqua-bikes, Hobi-Cats, kayaks, and windsurfing.

The buildings envelope a long, sinuous swimming pool surrounded by spacious sundecks and palm-shaded lawns. Guests get a choice of three restaurants. The evening cabaret shows are good, and the lively nightlife of Trinidad is a 20-minute taxi ride away.

The hotel's 241 spacious air-conditioned guest rooms in three-story units include nine junior suites. They're handsomely decked out with eye-pleasing white and pale-yellow walls with dark blue accents and contemporary mahogany furnishings. And bathrooms boast modern fixtures.

4* Blau Varadero Hotel Cuba, Varadero: 
Blau Varadero is perfectly located for our guest to enjoy the virgin sands, golden sun and warm waters of the Caribbean. Our Varadero hotel offers elegant bedrooms with spectacular views of sea and sky.

The majestic buildings that make up Blau Varadero combine with our excellent service and privileged location to ensure a memorable Cuban holiday destination.

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4* Hotel Melia Santiago, Santiago de Cuba:
Iconic hotel and the only one of its kind in Santiago de Cuba with interesting history, art and authentic traditional music, making it a unique and unforgettable cultural location.
Leading hotel in the city, with the highest standard of facilities in the second largest city in Cuba

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The following examples are typical for 5*Hotels in Cuba:

5* Iberostar Grand Hotel, Trinidad:
A charming hotel for guests aged 15 years and older, it is unlike any other in its class where luxury, exclusivity, and tranquility maximize the concept of 5 Stars. On an island rich in tradition, history, beaches, salsa, dining, and rum, IBEROSTAR offers guests a top choice in urban hotels while only being conveniently located only a few miles from the Caribbean.

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5* Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, Guardalavaca, Holguin:

Located inside the Bahia de Naranjo Natural Park, in Playa Esmeralda, on the northern coast of Holguin. Ultra All-Inclusive Five-Star Eco-Resort with 354 rooms. Designed for adults over 18 years. Maximum comfort and exquisiteness in a private Royal Service for a fantastic experience in a world apart. Recommended for weddings, honeymoons, incentives and wellness/spa.

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5* Melia Cohiba, Havanna:

Located in Vedado, a modern district in Havana, facing the sea, only 50 meters from the famous Malecón, the five star Meliá Cohíba hotel is a leading business and meeting hotel.
Fully air conditioned, with stunning views of the city and the sea, the hotel provides comfort and an elegant, modern design with Cuban marble and references to the world of cigars and the famous Cohíba brand.

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