Editor’s picks • Top 3 Havana hotels
Casa Lilly’s light, bright three-bedroomed apartment is the perfect Havana bolt-hole. After a very comfortable night in one of the three en-suites, breakfast, prepared by Ania, is served on the balcony overlooking handsome Vedado and the Atlantic sea. Lilly has her finger on the pulse of Havana’s increasingly hedonistic nightlife so you won’t miss out on the latest hot spots.
Avenida de los Presidentes (Calle G) no.301, between Calles 13 and 15, apartment 13, Vedado. + 53 (0) 5268 9737. Doubles from CUC$40.
Hotel Terral is a new hotel in a prime location on Havana’s ocean road, the Malecón. The glassy façade houses just 14 rooms, and two penthouse suites, which are perfect for eloping couples. One of the draws of the Terral is the sociable restaurant spot, decorated in intense botanical greens. The view of the ocean and passing classic cars is a winner – and the breakfast is one of the best in Havana.
Malecón corner of Calle Lealtad, Centro Habana. +53 7 860 2100. Doubles from CUC$150 including breakfast.
Artedel’s private penthouse is right in the heart of arty Vedado, a salsa turn from Havana’s top restaurants and bars. Owner Ydalgo Martínez has a keen eye for interior design and the three-bedroomed top-floor apartment is beautifully decorated with midcentury furniture. Breakfast is served on the terrace, drinks are sipped among the art works and a dip in the plunge pool is de rigueur at dusk.
Calle I no.260, between Calles 13 and 17, Vedado.+53 7 830 8727. Doubles from CUC$60.