Havana Journals

Having A Fine Time In Havana

An August 2003 trip to Havana by Ju

Quote: Havana is the highlight of Cuba and, with its American cars, crumbling buildings and street culture; a not-to-be missed world city.

Having A Fine Time In Havana

Overview

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Rent a classic car, horse drawn carriage or cocotaxi to get around the streets of old Havana. Wander along the Malecon and watch the children dive bomb into the sea. Follow the Hemingway trail and try out a Mojito or a Daiquiri in his famous haunts. Wander the old town and see the cathedral and the famous parliament building. Head into the newer part of the city to see the famous Che Guevara monument.

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One of the best preserved traditional hotels in Havana, this is conveniently situated in the old town and a perfect base for exploring. The rooms are comfortably furnished and the pool is a welcome relief after a hot day's sightseeing. Internet access is available and the food is of a high quality.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2004

Hotel Sevilla
Calle Trocadero 55, Habana Veja
Havana, Cuba
608560

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A superb budget choice right near the cathedral; breakfast is included in the price and is taken in a beautifully preserved courtyard full of tropical plants. The rooms are historic, but still have comfortable furnishings and en suite facilities. Huge dark wood doors with massive keys make it feel like you have stepped back in time. You almost don't want to go out!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 10, 2004

Hostal Valencia
Oficios 53
Havana, Cuba

Habana Libre

Hotel

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This is a typical city hotel, but ask for a high floor view for a room overlooking the swimming pool, and you get an amazing view right across the city. Just below is the famous Coppellia ice cream parlour; that always has massive queues, but you can sit on your balcony and watch for when the queue goes down before you make your move!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2004

Habana Libre
Calle 23 esq L
Havana, Cuba