Raven Smith

Hotel Florida

  • Where:
  • Why:Vacation
  • When:November
  • Who:Me and Richard Danks
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Hotel Florida We’re bang in the middle of Havana’s old town.

We’re bang in the middle of Havana’s old town.

Hotel Florida Excursion to El Nicho. This is about the point my blood turned to rum.

Excursion to El Nicho. This is about the point my blood turned to rum.

Hotel Florida The main atrium. Pretty epic, especially after a 10 hour flight and a couple dozen sleeping pills. This courtyard leads out to the piano bar ‘Maragato’ and the restaurant ‘Floridana.’

The main atrium. Pretty epic, especially after a 10 hour flight and a couple dozen sleeping pills. This courtyard leads out to the piano bar ‘Maragato’ and the restaurant ‘Floridana.’

Hotel Florida Mr Richard Danks working from the elegant lobby. The chequered marble was almost pornographic.

Mr Richard Danks working from the elegant lobby. The chequered marble was almost pornographic.

Hotel Florida Hotel Florida don’t really fuck about in terms of grandeur.

Hotel Florida don’t really fuck about in terms of grandeur.

Hotel Florida All marble everything.

All marble everything.

Hotel Florida Obligatory hotel bathroom selfie.

Obligatory hotel bathroom selfie.

Hotel Florida Havana essentials. Rum and toothpaste is the new gin and juice.

Havana essentials. Rum and toothpaste is the new gin and juice.

Hotel Florida
Hotel Florida Attention-seeking marble woman.

Attention-seeking marble woman.

Highs & Lows

  • The interiors of the rooms and the atrium are phenomenal example of colonial Havana architecture. You can literally feel the history.

  • They will gladly help book lunch, dinner, excursions etc. from the lobby.

  • The breakfast was standard, not special

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 37/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Colonial Luxury Hotel

  • Vibe

    Grand. Very very grand.

  • Location

    Havana Old Town. The heard of the historic district.

  • Rooms

    25

  • Music

    Live music nightly in the piano bar. Cigars-a-go-go.

  • Year Opened

    XIX century

  • Designed By

    This is a colonial elegant structure that dates back many many years.

  • Health & Wellness

    Neither

  • Restaurant

    Yes, complimentary continental breakfast

  • Bar

    Yes, a very simple one.

  • Minibar

    Very cheap rum. Cheaper than the mixers. You have been warned.

  • Children

    Bring them, but it's a quiet place that does not cater to kids. If your kids love marble, you've come to the right place.

  • Price

    Expensive

  • Tel.

    http://www.hotelfloridacuba.com/

Café Laurent

Café Laurent

Restaurante Paladar Café Laurent, Calle M, Havana, Cuba

Museum of the Revolution

Museum of the Revolution

Museum of the Revolution, Avenida Bélgica, Havana, Cuba

National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts

Calle Trocadero e/ Zulueta y Monserrate, Havana, Cuba

Hotel Florida

Hotel Florida

Calle Obispo esq. a Cuba. Ciudad de La Habana, Havana 10100, Cuba

In the Area

Hotel Location Calle Obispo esq. a Cuba. Ciudad de La Habana, Havana 10100, Cuba

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