Really liked the Hotel Vedado. I mean we travel around Mexico so do not expect much anyway. It has a good location and a decent breakfast. Hot water was good and services were available for tours, taxis etc.
We arrived late Sunday night and as we were worried about having Cuc available we asked to exchange Mexican Pesos for local currency. I had done much research on the exchange rates there and when the Gentleman behind the desk told us the Hotel policy was to charge what the going rate was we believe him.
Turned out he probably made about four hundred dollars off of the eight of us.
Sad to be so stupid but you have to trust your hotel right? Anyway next day I checked at the National Hotel (which has a legal exchange) and got the rate that I thought we should.
Vedado rate was 23.5 to one and National rate was 19.1. Found this to be true elsewhere also.
Elsewhere we found Cuba to be very interesting, a lot of negative propaganda towards the USA in the Museum De Revolution. True or not, who knows.
Another opinion is that the double standard currency makes it pretty expensive. Cab ride that I pay ten cuc for locals pay 1 maybe, and on and on every where you go.
Good luck when you go but be careful.More
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