The Melia Habana is an impressive five-star hotel overlooking the sea in the upper-class neighbourhood of Miramar, Havana which is just a short taxi ride away from Old Havana.
We arrived in Cuba with an open mind knowing that five-star is not remotely like the five star the rest of the world uses as a benchmark. But Melia Habana truly exceeded our expectations. Placed in another country perhaps it wouldn’t hold this rating but we couldn’t fault our stay.
Our main motivation for booking a hotel outside of Old Havana was to allow us the opportunity to escape to the sanctuary of our hotel if the city chaos and heat got too overwhelming. But the final deciding factor on choosing this property over the multitude of others was they offered a free and direct shuttle throughout the day to Old Havana, giving us one less thing to worry about and budget for. Read More