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Santiago has quite a few hotels. All charge in peso convertible for tourists.

I have limited myself to a good subset of hotels where I have stayedhat will appeal to most people. There are lots of commercial sites that offer complete listings.


Melia Santiago de Cuba *****

The largest and most expensive hotel in the city. A large building with large pool and the best facilities. Decent sized rooms in a modern, a-personal style.

It has various restaurants (buffet, upscale, pizzeria) and a pool side snack bar.

The rooftop bar is a good place to visit one night. The disco is a bit empty.

The business center gives fast internet access to non-residents.


Hotel Casa Granda *****

One of the old great hotels of Santiago. Centrally located overlooking the central square and the cathedral. The hotel was renovated 5 years ago, but is showing strains again. The rooms are high with good beds and a decent size bathroom.

Its best features are his lobby and rooftop bars. Do both of them. Whenever there is something going on in the square, the rooftop bar gives you the best views. The lobby bar on the open downstairs patio offers decent snacks and a great view of the square. A nice place to rest after your walk in Santiago. The restaurant is a bit dreary, but at night you can get a decent meal on the rooftop.


Hotel San Juan ***

Located near the Melia Santiago in the modern part of town it offers decent rooms in bungalows all over a large garden. It has a decent pool with a pool side bar that offers good snacks. Breakfast isn't that great, but it is well located and a good place to stay for people with a car.


Hotel Las Americas ***

In front of the Melia Santiago on Avenida de las Americas that gave it his name. It is not my favorite as the pool is small. The rooms are also small and needed some repair. It's location makes up for a lot as you are close to all the facilities of the Melia Santiago without paying the high price.


Hotel Versalles ***

The odd one out. Like the San Juan it's rooms are spread out over bungalows in the garden and a central building. Get one in the bungalows. They are spacious with good sized bathrooms  and a nice terrace. A great pool with a good bar and snack service. It is on a hilltop with some great views and its little restaurant does a decent breakfast (if there is a group actually not bad). The same restaurant offers decent meals though often not all that is on the menu is available.

Breakfast on the terrace of the restaurant is great. Like all good things there is a drawback. The hotel is located on the edge of town (in Vista Hermosa) on the road to the airport. You won't be bothered by planes, but transport to the town is awkward. It is a great place to stay if you have a car. It is also easy to get to "El Morro".



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