Gardens Havana

with Rianne ten Haken
  • Where:Havana, Cuba

  • Why:Vacation during the Art Biennale.

  • When:April 2019

  • Who:Me, my baby daddy, and our son Inigo and some other interesting characters.

Highs & Lows

  • Bathrooms - the tiles, the finishes, the big walk in showers with good water pressure!! A girls dream.

  • Service - the team is absolutely incredible, they are able to show you a side of Havana and Cuba that you would never get to see as a tourist.

  • Sensory richness - from the moment you step into this hotel you feel like you’re in a different world. The design, the noises of the city, the smell in the air, you feel the true spirit of Old Havana.

  • They had not finished the rooftop area when we stayed there, but no doubt it will add another dimension when its finished.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Private house run like a hotel.

  • Vibe

    A place fit for tea with Hemingway.

  • Location

    In the heart of Old Havana

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Think “Buena vista social club.”

  • Designed By

    Phil Winser

  • Pool/Gym


  • Restaurant

    In-house chef has a special daily menu. Breakfast is included.

  • Bar

    There is an honesty bar.

  • Minibar

    A great selection of rums and local treats but also some great wines, beers and all the ingredients to make you a mean cocktail.

  • Children

    The love for kids in Cuba is real! Our 1 year old son has never been so spoiled. The hotel was great at arranging nannies, so we could go explore sans enfant as well, day and night!

  • Price

    Insanely good value.

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