Cuba Hotel Reviews

We travelled to Cuba to join the MSC Opera cruise ship for a Caribbean cruise.

We wanted to experience as much of Cuba and arranged stays stays in Havana and Varadero. We stayed in two properties during our stays, one we would definitely stay at again and one we definitely wouldn’t! See our Cuba Hotel reviews below.

Cuba also has a confusing currency system so here is a short video explaining what we learned about the Cuban Currency.

Iberostar Varadero Hotel

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We spent 5 nights after our cruise at the Iberostar Varadero Hotel. Varadero is a penisular in Cuba that is full of resort hotels. The beach here is beautiful so it was the perfect location for some chilled out beach time before flying home.

The hotel had a beautiful lobby, spectacular pool and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. Situated right on the beach with a beach bar perfect for sunsets we really enjoyed our time here.

Here are our videos showing you around the lobby and grounds, our standard room review, and a tour of the pool and beach area.

Memories Miramar Havana Hotel

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memories miriamar hotel havana paul and carole love to travel

We stayed at the Memories Miramar Hotel for 2 nights prior to our cruise. While we found the lobby, bar and pool areas nice we were very disappointed with the standards of room at this hotel. The hotel corridors and rooms were in urgent need of updating and not reflective of the price we paid.

Havana is a fun and interesting place to visit and we will definitely return, however, we will chose to stay at another hotel. So if you have any Cuba Hotel reviews or recommendations then do let us know!

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