on January 13, 2001
This is supposed to be the grandest hotel in Havana. The rooms were nice. The hot water takes about 5 minutes to reach your room after you turn it on. Get a room overlooking the Malecon, the ocean and boardwalk that run through Havana. The bar along the terrace in back of the hotel is open 24 hrs a day. You can get food here, including relatively inexpensive sandwiches. The hotel has not been updated in some ways. You''ll see the old mail slot for messages. The main lobby has wonderful chandeliers, comfy chairs, and old clocks. The swimming pool is a delight. Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Weismuller (Tarzan) all swam in the pool.
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