Lonely Planet review
Cheap Cuban hotel chain Islazul breaks out of its ugly Soviet-themed concrete block obsession and goes colonial in this venerable sky-blue beauty on Plaza de Marte. Eighteen clean (if sometimes dark) high-ceilinged rooms and a pleasant street-side restaurant are a bonus. The belting (until 1am) rooftop disco isn't.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel Libertad and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Santiago de Cuba.
Services & facilities
- Air conditioning
- Internet access
Interesting places nearby
Plaza de Marte
Guarding the entrance to the casco histórico, the motorcycle-infested Plaza de Marte was formerly a macabre 19th-century Spanish parade...
Museo Tomás Romay
A block west of Plaza de Marte is this natural-science museum collecting natural history and archaeology artifacts, with some modern art...
Ballet Folklórico Cutumba
Santiago's Folklorico groups are highly inclusive and can organize dance and percussion lessons either in groups or individually. Start...
Club el Iris
Just off Plaza de Marte, with an old-fashioned neon sign (which rarely works), the Iris is Santiago de Cuba's loudest, hottest and most...
Panadería Doña Neli
Nice early morning aromas will send you in the direction off this hard-currency bakery on Plaza de Marte.