Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Meliá Cohiba
Calle Paseo, e/Calle 1 y Calle 3, Havana, 10400, Cuba
This mammoth glass-and-steel hotel looms over the western end of the Malecón and has very little to do with the Havana of Baroque churches and colonial palaces, but it also rates among Cuba's best. It does a superb job of providing efficient service and support for executives on the move. The staff—from the bellhops and busboys to the receptionists and concierges—are highly professional, and everything in the place functions impeccably. Rooms are modern and stylish, offering stunning city or sea views, as well as all the mod cons you need—coffeemakers, minibars, and satellite TV and air-conditioning. Hotel facilities are a cut above the rest, and include everything from an international clinic and pharmacy to a sports and fitness center and a lagoon-like swimming pool with hydromassage. All the hotel's four restaurants are top-notch.
- the vast lobby is an impressive sight
- Internet center
- the hotel is a tad far from the city's core and major sights
Rate Includes: Free breakfast