Hotel Nacional - Havana
The five star Hotel Nacional de Cuba is renowned, due to its refined elegance and classic splendour, as Havana's best hotel. Since 1930 it has attracted a large number of personalities from the arts, sciences and politics including Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Naomi Campbell, Errol Flynn, and Alexander Fleming. Built in the 1930s and combining Art Deco features with modernist influences, the Nacional's image still appears on much of Cuba's tourist promotion literature and evokes the glamour of a bygone era. A full refurbishment in 1992 remained sympathetic to the original architecture, preserving the hotel's 1930s splendour.
With its privileged location in Vedado, the centre of Havana, the Nacional stands on a promontory just a few metres from the sea and offers fabulous views of Havana Bay, the Malecón promenade and the city. There are two swimming pools, a choice of restaurants and beautiful gardens complete with strutting peacocks.
Hotel Brisas - Trinidad del Mar
Once outside of Havana and Varadero and good standard hotels become much more of a challenge to find and those in central Trinidad even more so. With that in mind we have opted to stay outside of Trinidad town at the resort of Trinidad del Mar.
Situated on the blinding white shores of Ancon Beach, surrounded by the Escambray mountains, the Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar is a miniature version of the beautiful old town of Trinidad. It's a great base from which to swim with the dolphins, explore the areas cultural attractions or simply relax in the comfort of the hotel and its facilities. The Brisas Trinidad hotel is all inclusive, which means you can enjoy the swimming pool, fitness room, jacuzzi, daily activities, games room and various non-motorised watersports at no extra cost. It is located 12km outside of Trinidad town and we have included a city tour when you stay here which starts and ends at the hote but if you want to stay in Trinidad after the tour then taxis back to the hotel later in the day are easy to find.
Hotel Iberostar Tainos - Varadero
The Iberostar Tainos is an attractive 4-star beach hotel built in traditional Caribbean style, close to the fabulous Varadero Beach on Cuba's north coast and set against a magnificent backround of a lush green landscape.
The hotel offers guests a choice of the finest restaurants, its two specialty options serving delicious Cuban and Japanese fare. For a more casual experience, the main restaurant, La Isabelica, provides a sumptuous buffet and when it's time to cool off, a variety of bars and lounges will quench the thirst from morning through to the small hours.
Guest rooms are bright and spacious, all with a large balcony with views over the resort or ocean. During the day, activities are a-plenty, including watersports, volleyball and minigolf. Of an evening, sit back and enjoy live shows in the Theatre Bar, the perfect way to end your day under the Cuban sunshine.
All guests at Iberostar Tainos will receive the following: - Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. Unlimited local and some international drinks. Comprehensive daily activities programme including watersports, aerobics and dance classes as well as nightly entertainment including live shows.