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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The complex is located in the Vedado area, 25 km from Jose Marti International Airport. Only 200 meters from Havana seafront and close to La Rampa, a major artery of the city that agglomerated different ministries, banks, galleries, shops, craft fairs, Night Centres, Restaurants, Airlines Offices, etc. It has 291 rooms. It has two restaurants to the open letter from 12 am to 12 pm, and two restaurants open buffet (breakfast and dinner) from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. It also has a cafeteria open 24 hours and two lobby bar also 24 hours. It has two pools with snack bar, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm, a gym with sauna and massage service (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm), Medical Services and Business Center serviced and WIFI INTERNET. Also has a Tourism bureau for selling excursions, and two souvenir shops. Do not have service for the disabled. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vedado Hotel Havana