2nd visit to Cuba. 1st visit was to a beautiful resort on Cayo Ensanachos. The second trip I stayed at this hotel to get a 'feel' for the real Cuba and the real Havana. The hotel was bare-bones but functional. Included breakfasts were good and the service was always friendly.
Most of the other hotel guests were travelling Cubans. There were very few tourists at the included breakfasts.
Access to downtown old Havana is a little pricey at 10-15 CUC each way but I discovered the Red Tourist bus that runs from the Plaza de Revolution every 20 minutes during the day. (Plaza de Revolution is a 15-minute walk from the hotel.)
To go directly to downtown and to avoid the northern loop that passes by many hotels, board the bus at the bus-stop across the street from the parking lot for Plaza de Revolution. Do NOT board the bus IN the parking lot, as it will be travelling away from downtown.
The hotel does not have WiFi yet, but it's 'brother' hotel 5 minutes away by foot, does have WiFi in the garden area.
To use any of the WiFi access points, you will need to buy a WiFi access card at 1-2 CUC per hour. (1CUC at the official vendor offices downtown; 2CUC for the same card if purchased at a hotel.)More
- Free Wifi