Cuba

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Cuba, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

The Meliá Cohiba Hotel, Havana

The Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana’s Vedado district differs from most other buildings in the capital. No faded colonial chic here. All sharp angles of stone

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Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. Havana

Standing proudly in the heart of old Havana almost within touching distance of the Capitol, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski is a symbol of how Cuba’s past and future stand side by side.

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Havana. 500 years of enchantment

I’m standing under an old silk-cotton tree in Arms Square in Old Havana. It was here under a tree like this that the city was founded on November 16, 1519.

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Cuba for first-timers

There is nowhere in the world quite like Cuba, the guidebooks usually assure the would-be traveller and as a first timer I am not sure what to expect but my expectations are exceeded

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