Meliá Habana, combining nature and comfort
As one of the most charming hotels in Havana it packs more inside that one would imagine by looking at the exterior. The Meliá Habana, a modern and elegant 5 star hotel recommended for business, incentives, weddings and honeymoons is a rather peculiar city hotel. The integration of different species of tropical vegetation with the clever architecture is a refreshing touch and there are lovely open areas where nature and comfort crisscross.
Its 395 rooms are spacious and attractive having been well furnished and meticulously designed, they are also diverse in type and offer fantastic panoramic views of the city, the gardens, the sea and the pool (the largest in the city). Palm trees, deck chairs and two aqua bars surround the latter, just the perfect place to chill after a long hot day around the city.
Another place worth spending some time in is the roomy lobby where you can sit for a while, enjoy the dazzling scenery, listen to live music available every night and of course dine in its restaurants.
Free Wi-Fi is readily available for the hyperconnected and The Level exclusive service, available on the highest floors (7, 8 and 9) is the oasis of retreat for the select customers.
It is an ideal option if your desire is to sit back and relax as it is placed in the tranquil and exclusive neighbourhood of Miramar to the west of the capital between the sea and the Miramar Trade Centre surrounded by beautiful 1950s mansions, lots of entertainment venues, aquarium, and embassies.
Do not worry about food and beverage as you will have 10 bars, restaurants and cafeterias to choose from. If you’re travelling for business purposes this hotel couldn’t have been a better option since it is located at the heart of the new corporate city centre, just 5 minutes away from Cuba’s main national and international conventions centre, the Havana Conventions Palace. It also has a modern Business Centre that makes it ideal for events, incentives, conferences, congresses, etc.
In case you’d like to visit Old Havana, a declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO there is a free shuttle service taking you back and forth.
Finally a hotel of this category in Cuba wouldn’t be complete without a Cigar Bar, it is one of the hotspots in town where local and foreign businessmen gather in a sort of picturesque traditional ritual to delight and appreciate the best cigars in the world.