Fodor's Expert Review Gran Hotel
Calle Maceo 67, Camagüey, Camagüey, 70100, Cuba
This stately, five-story lodging in Camagüey's historic center has served guests in style since 1939. Its bright lobby has chandeliers hung from high ceilings and various other antiques, the elevator being one of them. Rooms are small and a little on the dark side and have high ceilings and old tile floors; those facing the street are the biggest, but they can be noisy at night. Although the fifth-floor restaurant is lovely (it's furnished with antiques and surrounded by windows and glass doors that open onto a wraparound balcony); you come here for the atmosphere more so than the food. Even if you stay elsewhere, stopping in for a sunset drink at the rooftop bar is one of those when-in-Camagüey must-dos.
- the rooftop bar is a great place to grab a drink
- the hotel still conjures up its pre-Revolution heyday
- the public areas here evoke more history than the small rooms do
- front-facing rooms pick up street noise
Rate Includes: Free breakfast