Cuba /Feb 03, 2019

Cuba Hotels With A View -10 Of The Best

Even before Instagram, everyone loved a hotel with a view and there are a number of hotels in Cuba that tick this particular box.

Havana Hotels With A View

When I first visited Cuba, way back in the mid-90s, if you wanted a hotel with a view in Havana you were pretty much restricted to hotels in the Vedado & Miramar neighbourhoods, most notably the iconic Hotel Nacional.

Ocean view from the swimming pool of the Hotel Nacional in Havana Cuba

Thankfully, you can now stay in Old Havana, the city’s historic centre, and enjoy a variety of views. If it’s views of the city and its wonderful architecture that you’re after then it’s hard to beat the views over Parque Central from the rooftop of the luxurious Kempinski Havana hotel (below).

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View over Havana from the rooftop pool and restaurant at the Kempinski Havana hotel La Manzana

If you prefer views out to sea then the infinity pool at the equally luxurious Iberostar Grand Packard are just as impressive and only seem to improve after a few mojitos.

The view from the pool of the Iberostar Grand Packard hotel in Havana Cuba

Alternatively, the rooms at the tiny Hotel Terral on the Malecon offer both great seaviews and some priceless people watching.

View from a room at the Hotel Terral in Havana

Vinales Hotels With A View

Although the majority of visitors to the Vinales Valley opt to stay in a casa particular in and around town, if it’s views that you’re after then it’s hard to beat Los Jazmines hotel (below) or, to a slightly lesser extent, its sister hotel, La Ermita.

View of the Vinales Valley from Hotel Los Jasmines swimming pool

Alternatively, if you would rather stay at a casa particular in town, the views at the Casa Vista Al Valle aren’t too shabby.

Casa Vista Al Valle has great views of the Vinales Valley

Trinidad Hotels With A View

When it does finally open (later this year we are told…..again) the Hotel La Popa will have superb views over Trinidad and out to the Caribbean.

The view from the Hotel La Popa in Trinidad

For now, the best hotel in town is the Iberostar Grand where a number of rooms have balconies with charming, if unspectacular views, overlooking Plaza Carillo.

View from the Iberostar Grand Hotel in Trinidad

Santiago Hotels With A View

The rooftop at the relatively new Iberostar Imperial in Santiago de Cuba offers some pretty special views but, still, it can’t compete with the views from its own sister hotel’s rooftop bar and terrace. The Iberostar Casa Granda is located opposite the city’s historic Parque Cespedes so guests have a choice of views – people going about their business, the city’s main cathedral or Santiago Bay.

Rooftop view from the Hotel Casa Granda in Santiago de Cuba

Baracoa Hotels With A View

Baracoa has long been considered as a popular hang-out for independent travellers. Sadly, hotel standards are amongst the most disappointing in Cuba although guests at El Castillo Hotel do at least benefit from wonderful views over town and towards distant El Yunque.

View from the hotel pool at El Castillo hotel in Baracoa Cuba

Rather than staying at a hotel though, our advice is to opt for a casa particular and particularly the wonderful Villa Paradiso which amongst its many attributes, can also boast superb views of its own.

View from the Villa Paradiso casa particular in Baracoa Cuba

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