The Hotel El Bosque is in a lovely neighborhood in Havana, a stone's throw from the city's biggest park. The hotel is small and pretty, with a decent restaurant that overlooks a forest. The rooms are small and clean.
BUT unless you plan to dance until 2 am, this isn't the place for you. Below the hotel is an outdoor dance club with amplified music (including a siren on one night). Music starts around 9 and goes until 1 or 2 -- making sleep in many rooms downright impossible. We were there for four nights, including Fri and Sat. when maybe one might expect noise. The music was as loud and went on as long on Sun and Mon nights though.
The hotel is a 10 or 15CUC taxi ride from downtown Havana (a disadvantage) but we thought we were swapping convenience for quiet. Hardly!
Photo is looking out the window of our room at daybreak- lovely. Could be a terrific place to stay were it not for the incredibly loud music.More
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