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Hotel Casa Granda

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Hotel Casa Granda

Hotel Casa Granda is an imposing, classic property dominating the main square of Santiago de Cuba.  

This classic hotel makes much of its history, and justly so - constructed in 1914, the property has attracted some illustrious guests in its heyday including movie stars, jazz singers, author Graham Greene (who wrote the classic novel Our Man in Havana) and baseball great Babe Ruth. It’s an imposing building, inspired by the colonial edifices of the Spanish era with graceful arches and shady terraces.

The guest rooms are located on five floors, some with views of the main square on which it has pride of place. A great location as a base for explorations, it sits in the very heart of an exuberant and musical city.

Other facilities include a large airy restaurant and a wonderful rooftop garden with cocktail  bar and good views over the city and the sea.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • This was a very nice hotel again with lovely public rooms and in an excellent location on the main square.

    SB, Maidenhead
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Jim Ashworth
Jim Ashworth - Product & Marketing

Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

Graham Greene stayed at the Hotel Casa Granda and this hotel feels perfectly at home in a Cuba of bygone years. It is slap bang in the middle of buzzing Santiago and I loved the rooftop restaurant and bar; the perfect place to sit back with a copy of Our Man in Havana and sip a mojito.

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