Heredia No. 201entre San Pedro y San Félix, Santiago de Cuba
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Posted by: George on Nov 1, 2014
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Hotel Casa Granda (1914) is located right in the heart of the most Caribbean city of Cuba, Santiago de Cuba. Its lovely eclectic façade make it one of the most attractive buildings in the area. Casa Granda allows you to enjoy breathtaking views of the city and surroundings from the handsome roof garden restaurant. Hotel Casa Granda is perfectly located for those who like to experience the famous carnival of Santiago de Cuba.
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George on Nov 1, 2014 >
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Visited on: Nov, 2014 | Leisure | Family and Kids
137 people found this review helpful
I have a small family business and after a year of hard work I decided to take my family on a vacation. I choose to travel to Cuba and because we don’t travel a lot, I wanted to stay in a decent hotel. I was told that hotel Casa Granda has a lot to offer to his visitors. Now I know that choosing this hotel was not a mistake. Since I entered our room, I was amazed with the size of it. It has a space and what’s more important it is clean. And hygiene is always important for me, no matter where I go or where I stay. The beds in our room where big enough so we had no troubles with space while we sleep. There is a telephone next to the bed, and you can make international calls if you need someone to call right away. The TV is set right in front of the bed so you can watch TV anytime you want, and what’s more important its satellite TV with various channels from around the world so you can watch everything you like anytime. Unlike other hotels, this one has an air conditioner and it is working really good. That way you will keep decent temperature in your room. The balcony is big enough for the whole family and it has a wonderful view. You can see the park outside the hotel, or you can watch the sundown, or sunrise, whichever you prefer. One thing that really annoyed me, it’s the internet connectivity. It’s free, but is available only for 30 minutes per day. If you want or if you need more than 30 minutes, you will have to pay an additional fee. The very important thing is that every room contains a minibar. The minibar is full with bottles of rum (which is the most famous Cuban drink). I was really amazed by the way they are organizing the meal menu. It contains different kinds of food, and you have a glass of wine with every meal, except for the children. They have a glass of soda with every meal. The hotel bar is really a good place if you want to have a taste of some their best cocktails. Sometimes they organize a Cuban night party and it’s really great. Another thing that’s great for this hotel is the room service and their professional staff. They are simply great. I will certainly visit this hotel again, and I would gladly suggest to any of my friends to do that.
denna on Jun 3, 2014 >
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Visited on: Apr, 2014 | Leisure | Solo
164 people found this review helpful
This is an old yet beautiful hotel that has been around for a while and still offers one of the best services to their guests. Having a drink in the rooftop bar was one of the things or activity I looked forward to during my stay here in April 2014. From the rooftop, you will get a panoramic view of the city, it is so beautiful and when you look next door, you will also get a fantastic view of the cathedral. I spent 6 days in this hotel and the rooms were great. I loved the fact that the room was spacious and the bed was also comfortable as it was soft. My room had a great view of the streets which I loved as I could also see the park from my room window. The location of this hotel is just perfect; I mean it is situated on the cathedral square. You will enjoy music throughout the day as a Trova house is located just few blocks away from the hotel. I stayed on the first floor and the verandah here has a great view, breakfast was great, there was nothing special but the portion was enough. I loved the welcoming cocktail given to me and once I learned of the bra on the ground floor with nice terrace, it made my stay even more fun. The staff was great here, the rooms are clean and spacious, the location is perfect, meals were okay and the price was reasonable. I will definitely come back here again.
colette caminel on Feb 14, 2012 >
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Visited on: Feb, 2012 | Business | Solo
331 people found this review helpful
très bon hôtel, accueil charmant, chambre parfaite, petit déjeuner inclus tardif pas avant 7 h même pour un café, ascenseur en réfection et chambre en étage
"Every year more expensive"
Bucanero on Nov 26, 2011 >
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Visited on: Nov, 2011 | Leisure | With friend
354 people found this review helpful
I've been here before and liked the ambient and hotel. Last month I stayed here again for a couple of days. The rooftop terrace and lobby bar at the first level are places worth visiting.
The hotel itself was disappointing considering the price to be paid. The elevator was (once again) the whole week out of order. With our room on the fourth floor this was rather a disappointment. But technology can suddenly let you down. The breakfast however was a disenchantment: one slice of toast, one slice of cheese and bacon and an egg. With a cup of coffee. That's it.
Regarding the price: 112 CUC/night/room, including breakfast, you'll find better and cheaper in the neighborhood. Look at the other hotels listed on tripadvisor. You can also book in advance on the internet and get cheaper prices. So I have paid only 52 €/room the first few days. At his price the hotel in fact becomes a bargain. But on site I have paid 140 CUC for the same 2 adults and one child for a (standard) room with two standard beds (for the three of us). From being rather enthousiastic on this hotel two years ago, I feel now rather dissilusioned.
If you like the noises of the city, take a front room at the fourth level. You need more quiescence? Consider the romantic room 415. Or one of the others that give out at the center court. But to my overall opinion the rooms are in need for renovation and the breakfast has te be upgraded
Gino on Apr 9, 2011 >
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Visited on: Apr, 2011 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
412 people found this review helpful
Right in the center of town in between the cathedral and the old city hall. A great jumping off point to see the town or the countryside. The best thing about Santiago - music everywhere. In the square, in the clubs, at the bar - truly fantastic. The rooftop of the Casa Granda has the best view and the best pina colatas we found. The front desk staff were extremely nice - asking to help or how we slept or how we liked our room - and helpful whether exchanging money or finding out how to purchase a card to access the internet. The tour organizer was also great - helpful, informative.
But there are 'cons'. It's an old hotel. The staff at the main bar can be indifferent. The elevator hasn't worked for three months and four-five flights of stairs can tax these old legs. The breakfast is marginal at best.
Would I have wanted to stay anywhere else in Santiago? - no. Enjoy it for what it is but be aware of what you're getting into.
Penney on Aug 19, 2008 >
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Visited on: Aug, 2008
1641 people found this review helpful
The location, overlooking the square and harbour were amazing. Everything is in easy reach - shopping, dining, dancing. Breakfast on the roof as the sun rises and a mojito as it sets - that's what holidays are about. 'Our Man in Havana' knew a good thing, especially if your room overlooks the courtyard (unless the cubans are doing well in the Olympics - they do like to celebrate success)
"A beautiful hotel"
Jackie Cornwall on Sep 4, 2006 >
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Visited on: Sep, 2006
2870 people found this review helpful
One of my favourite hotels anywhere; it has the wow factor big time.
A first -floor terrace where you can watch the goings-on in the Parque Cespedes over a Moquito, fantastic views of the Sierra Maestra and a lovely rooftop terrace for breakfast; friendly service and real atmosphere all make for an iconic hotel right in the middle of Santiago.