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Three bargain stays in Old Havana

Nigel Herbert seeks out out quality accommodation in the decaying grandeur of Cuba’s Old Havana.

 

Hotel Raquel

Remarkable because it only has 24 rooms and it is one of the only hotels in Old Havana that have the internet (see our review).

This hotel anywhere else in the world would cost $500 a night. When Cuba get’s its mojo back this will be in all the catalogues of expensive, romantic weekend away destinations.

From $108 a night; hotelraquel-cuba.com

Hotel Palacio O’Farrill

Similar in style to the Hotel Raquel and priced accordingly.

This hotel has equally grand, windowless rooms and a reputation for hot water ‘problems’.

From $68 per night; hotelofarrill.com

Iberostar Parque Central Hotel

This is the best hotel in Old Havana, and the most expensive. Forget everything I have said.

These guys will make a brilliant breakfast and the hot water will always work.

From $105 per night; iberostar.com

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