Great location but a very rundown hotel
This hotel is no doubt a very well known hotel and full of history, however, it's also very rundown, even for cuban standards. the room was dark and smelled of mold, there was dust and other peoples hair everywhere. when we arrived, the toilet had just been mopped, and you could see dust and hair had just been dragged around. towels all had staines on them. toilet door had small semi tinted windows, and you could see in from the outside, which was inconvenient because i travelled with two friends of the opposite sex. hotel breakfast is between 7-10am up on the roof, however, if you go up late like we did, around 9am, everything had been out for a while and covered with flies. i ended up getting food poisoning after my first breakfast (suspect it was the not så fresh fruit). lift to rooms was broken, so everyone had to take the freight lift, a tiny stinky lift with room for 5 people, so we ended up taking the stairs quite a bit. location is very good, right in the old havana, close to nearby restaurants, which is also the downside, as it's very touristy. there's a wifi hotspot just outside the hotel, and also on the rooftop, which was convenient and you could buy wifi cards in the lobby. would not stay here again, as it's not the 4* as it's advertised. perhaps we had different expectations, as we stayed in a lovely case in trinidad prior to arriving to havana, and therefore expected a hotel to be fancy, but turned out to be overpriced and dirty.