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Hotel Colon de Camaguey


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A tiny boutique gem, this hotel close to the colonial center stands out as one of Cuba's finest provincial hotels thanks to a recent and thoughtful restoration and sound management.

The building first opened as a hotel in 1927 and is today part of the Islazul chain, serving both Cubans and tourists. A key element here is the gracious lobby, with its gleaming mahogany fixtures, colorful colonial-style tilework, and handsome marble staircase. Our favorite feature here is the exquisite antique lobby-bar, a gracious setting for enjoying mojitos and a fine cigar. And the open-air restaurant in the patio combines both a romantic setting with perhaps the best buffet cuisine in the city. It even has Internet service.

The guest rooms on two levels fringe an atrium patio. Their lofty ceilings help dissipate the heat, although they also have air-conditioning. They're nicely furnished with antique reproductions, and the bathrooms, now fitted with modern appliances, have elegant colonial tilework. The hotel is a haven of repose on cacophonous and crowded Calle Republica. Legal Cuba Travel for American Professionals

Services and Amenities:

  • 48 air-conditioning rooms
  • Telephone- national & international calls
  • Satellite television.
  • Voltage 110v/ 60hz, radio alarm, safe deposit box.
  • Internet on hotel's PCs, laundry & ironing service.
  • Car rental desk, taxis desk, tours & tourist information desk.
  • Smoke detectors, fire alarms, strobes, extinguishers, sprinklers.
  • Staff trained in first aid & CPR, uniformed security personnel 24hrs.
  • Doctor in hotel- on call 24hrs.
  • Lobby bar, a la Carte Restaurant.
  • TV room/bar, cafe/snack bar.
  • Boutiques, shop(s) with basic supplies, souvenirs & gifts, gallery.
  • Shops max 2min walk, busy street, nightclubs nearby.
  • Mastercard & Visa (not USA bank issued) accepted.
  • Money exchange.
  • Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian.

Camaguey is known as the City of Churches. Having a very traditional catholic faith, its citizens devoted themselves to the foundation of chapels, churches, and convents. Most notable are the Parroquial Mayor, San Juan de Dios, San Francisco de Asis, Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and Nuestra Senora de la Merced.