Plaza

CA2
Style: Mid-range , 4 Stars
Best for: Family
Activities: City-Tour
Ambience
Location
Facilities
Rooms
Best for: Great location, sense of history and interesting building.
Worst for: The rooms vary from a little tatty to downright poor
Ignacio Agramonte No. 267
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  • Originally occupied by the Diario de la Marina newspaper, this two-story building was sold in 1902 to the Marquis of Pinar del Río, who contracted the services of Purdy and Henderson for the construction of a hotel based on the premise that the existing architectural composition was not changed, thus preserving the portal with the typical arcade. In 1919, the hotel was refurbished and received a new addition: the roof garden on the top floor, which included a ballroom and restaurant.

    Now an attractive four-storey building, it was again restored and reopened in 1991, well located for sightseeing in Old Havana and Centro Havana, and particularly for visiting the Capitolio, the Museo de Bellas Artes, the Gran Teatro de La Habana and the Museo de la Revolución.

    The lobby and bar with a central fountain and lots of traffic is initially appealing. Unfortunately the appeal wares off as the inattentive and uninterested service starts to grate.

    Room description The rooms vary from a little tatty to downright poor, so be careful what you sign up for unless the rate you get is really special.

    Location: Practically across the street are the Capitolio and Gran Teatro, and a short stroll up Prado takes you to the seawall (and a nice view of the lighthouse and Morro fortress).

    
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