Havana Journals

Havana Ago-Go

A March 2005 trip to Havana by richycross

Quote: An insight into the mad and crazy world of Havana, a city that amazes on every street and in every face of its noble inhabitants.

Havana Ago-Go


Richard's The Mojito Tour - Sit on Hotel Nacional's patio on the sofas, sipping a cooling cocktail and taking in the views across the gardens and out onto the Florida Straits while being serenaded by the romantic band of the day. Take a vintage car ride down the Malecon to the Capitolio, the former senate of Cuba; climb the never-ending stairs; and reward yourself with a mojito out on the terrace, watching the bustle of Havana down below. Stroll across for a thumping Mojito at Bar Monserrate, home of a kicking salsa band, for most of the day and night. Next is the Barcardi Edificio (one of the best-kept Art Deco buildings in the world); go into their retro bar and onto the leather sofas for an excelle...Read More
Hotel Sevilla is the best bet to stay in to be on top of all the happenings of Havana. It is not quite as imposing as the Nacional, but the staff is a lot friendlier and the hotel has the great advantage of having a much-needed pool and gardens in the heart of city. But, as stated, the biggest plus is that the vast majority of happenings are all within walking distance 24 hours a day. Casa de Musica in Centro, the salsa room at Hotel Florida, and the best restaurants down Obispo or opposite the Capitolio are all within a mind-blowing stroll in the city. Don't forget the views from the roof-top dining room, arguably among the best in Havana. There are gym and bank facilities at hand in the hotel, a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2005

Hotel Sevilla
Calle Trocadero 55, Habana Veja
Havana, Cuba

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