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Five fantastic old hotels in Havana

Five fantastic old hotels in Havana

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Five fantastic old hotels in Havana
Hotels in Cuba ready to welcome back visitors with super safe COVID-19 measures
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Hotels in Cuba ready to welcome back visitors with super safe COVID-19 measures

Hotels in Cuba ready to welcome back visitors with super safe COVID-19 measures

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Havana's new "5 star-plus" luxury hotels
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Havana's new "5 star-plus" luxury hotels

Havana has recently witnessed the inauguration of three brand new hotels that some commentators have been referring to as ‘5 Star-Plus’, due to their high international standards. These are: Accor Paseo del Prado, Iberostar Grand Packard and Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. They offer an ambience that aims at being a cut above the rest, especially through original interior designs and layouts.

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Why stay in a casa particular? Top reasons to choose private B&B accommodation in Cuba
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Why stay in a casa particular? Top reasons to choose private B&B accommodation in Cuba

What is it about casas particulares in Cuba that has caused their popularity to be on the rise? Are they really better than hotels? If so, in what ways? Should you really favour a stay in a Cuban casa particular over a hotel or beach resort? If you’re wondering the answer to these and many more questions, in this blog we’ll give you the top 15 reasons why you should stay in a casa particular as well as discuss the cases when it might not always be the best option.

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Where to stay in Havana to make the most of your Cuba experience
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Where to stay in Havana to make the most of your Cuba experience

Often, it’s not just about where to go in Cuba but where to stay to be close to the heart of all the action, the shopping, the nightlife, the history, the culture, the music, the dancing…you catch our drift. In this post, we tell you where to stay in Havana to make the most of your experience in the Cuban capital and why you should favour some spots over others depending on your interests, what you want to be close to and what you’d prefer to avoid (whether that’s crowds, nightlife or the seaside).

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Grown-Up Getaways: Cuba's Best Adults-Only Hotels
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Grown-Up Getaways: Cuba's Best Adults-Only Hotels

While children are amazing, if your dream getaway is more about cocktails and relaxation than jungle gyms and kiddies pools, it might be worth looking into an adults-only resort..

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