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Aparthotel Montehabana , Miramar, Havana, Cuba
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Montehabana Hotel is brand new, and currently exceptional value for money. Except for the very low price we don't know why it is only categorised as only 3 stars. At this hotel you can get a whole apartment, and a lot more besides, for less than you normally pay for a small room elsewhere. But what really makes this hotel a wonderful place to stay is the quality of the staff at all levels. We at Cubaism Ltd have never experienced such professionalism and sincere kindness in any other establishment in Cuba.

The Montehabana is located in Miramar, the poshest neighbourhood in all Havana. It overlooks one of Havana's biggest grass parks, it is very near the seafront, Miramar Trade Centre, most of the embassies, and some of the best shops. Occidental Montehabana was built in a wooded terrain of the XVIII century, well-known as Monte Barreto that defines the warm, natural and calm atmosphere.

The Montehavana apartments with well-equiped kitchen-dinning-living rooms suits both long-staying guests and conventional tourists. The convenience of being able to prepare your own food and drinks when you like makes you feel like its your home and not a helpless hotel guest.

Aparthotel Montehabana has the best communications setup of any hotel we know of in Cuba. There are 2 hotel PCs with internet. Your laptop can be connected via fast (for Cuba) WiFi throughout the large main lobby, cafe, bar, and on each floor by the lifts. Also, nearly all apartments and rooms can have internet by ethernet cable via (a PLC modem connected to) any power socket. If you buy a 100 hour internet card you get access for 2.50 CUC an hour. We don't know of any other hotel in Cuba with internet this cheap. The modern hotel telephone exchange allows for dial-up connections too, and the phones in the rooms even have a modem port.

The Montehabana 24 hour snack bar is starting to get a reputation by the Cuban locals for serving the best hamburgers and fries in the area; and at just 2.50 CUC they are cheap too. Most evenings a live band plays well-known Cuban music. Since it is the only 24 hour snack bar in the district, at the weekends the bar has quite a buzz of young affluent Cubans coming from nearby nightclubs. Not many hotel bars in Havana can boast such pulling power of the local people.

Aparthotel Montehabana has a free basement car park with lift/elevator direct to your floor which is both convenient and secure. There is an ice maker machine on each floor and very well run laundry service. The major currencies can be exchanged for local currency (CUC) or withdrawn using Visa or Mastercard at the Cadeca near the lobby until 8pm.

The on-site grocery store is currently rather disappointing. Most frustratingly it does not have fresh bread, fruit or vegatables. Nearby you can discover most essentials if you have keen hunter-gatherer skills.

Since Cuba is generally very hot and sunny I guess you will be glad to learn that Montehabana guests can make free use of the neighbouring Occidental Miramar Hotel luxury 4 star swimming pools. Available too is use of their "Best in Cuba" well maintained international-standard tennis courts. At the time of writing this review I am unclear whether or not it is necessary and where to pay for use of the courts. Usually only 1 out of the 6 tennis courts is in use at any one time.

Although we strongly recommend the freedom and fun of hiring a car in a capital city with relatively no traffic, taxis are cheap, and guests can catch a shuttle bus with several daily departures toward the city centre for 5 CUC.

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© 2013 Nigel Hunt
Reviewed on 17 Jun 2010 by Antonio A from United Kingdom
Excellent place to stay in a low budget as it feels more like a 4-star hotel. Very convenient to visit Havana
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Air conditioning
Cafe / snack bar
Car rental desk
Children’s swimming pool
Disabled facilities
Elevators / lifts
Fax
Garden
Gym & fitness centre
Internet by Ethernet cable to your laptop
Internet on hotel's PCs
Laundry & Ironing Service
Lobby bar
Massage
Mastercard & Visa (not USA bank issued) accepted
Modern building
Money exchange
Nightclub nearby
Nursery services
Parking
Poolside snack bar
Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Restaurant
Safety - front desk safe deposit box
Safety - smoke detectors, fire alarms, strobes, extinguishers, sprinklers
Safety - uniformed security personnel 24hrs
Sauna
Shop(s) with basic supplies, souvenirs & gifts
Shops max 2min walk
Snacks and drinks 24 hours a day
Swimming pool
Taxis desk
Telephone - national & international calls
Tennis court(s)
Terrace
Tours & tourist information desk
TV room/bar (international channels & videos)
Voltage 220/240
Details of Standard Room  
Standard rooms (76) are modern, comfortable, large, clean and in very good order. They are cleverly orientated so they can be combined with a one bedroom apartment via a common hallway, to make a two bedroom apartment.
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220 volt outlets
Air conditioning
Baby's cot (on request)
Balcony (subject to availability)
Bathroom (ensuite)
Disabled facilities
Double bed
Hair-dryer
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
Internet by ethernet cable to your PC
Room service
Satellite TV
Telephone
Twin beds
Details of Apartment  
These modern apartments (88, including one for disabled people) have a kitchen/dinning/living room which are equipped with 2 hob stove, microwave, filter coffee maker, toasted sandwich maker, large refrigerator/freezer, cooking utensils, glassware, cutlery, jugs, plastic containers, coffee cups, tumblers. It is recommended you bring to Cuba coffee filter papers which are currently difficult to obtain in Havana. Aswell as the adjoining large bedroom and bathroom there is a small changing room with full height mirror, shelves, wardrobe, suitcase rack and chest of drawers.
© 2013 Nigel Hunt
220 volt outlets
Air conditioning
Baby's cot (on request)
Balcony (subject to availability)
Bathroom (ensuite)
Disabled facilities
Double bed
Hair-dryer
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
Internet by ethernet cable to your PC
Iron & ironing board
Kitchen with cooking hob, fridge, sink etc
Room service
Satellite TV
Telephone
Twin beds
Details of Studio  
Description and facilities details coming soon.
Guide to Miramar
Further to the west this area is home to some of the most expensive hotels, restaurants in Havana and the majority of the country's foreign embassies, the tree-lined avenues and stately mansions on and around Fifth Avenue suggest that this is where Havana's elite reside.

The area contains a few interesting museums, most notably the Museo del Ministerio del Interior which will be of interest to any one wanting to brush up on the antics of the cold war.
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