Best hotels and hostels in Camagüey

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    Los Vitrales

    A former convent, this enormous, painstakingly restored colonial house sports broad arches, high ceilings and dozens of antiques. The helpful owner Rafael is an architect, and it shows. Three rooms with good water pressure are arranged around a shady patio draped in lush gardens that are a highlight. There are over-the-top breakfasts and dinners with special orders available (vegetarians welcome).

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    El Marqués

    Simply lovely, this six-room colonial is a treasure trove of character. Rooms shoot off a central courtyard with wrought-iron furniture, each door guarded by a Martha Jiménez Pérez sculpture on a pedestal. Bedrooms feature satellite TV, safe and air-conditioning. There's period furniture, and the place is quiet throughout. Also features a small bar with 24-hour service and hot tub.

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    Hotel La Avellanada

    Named for a notable 19th-century Cuban woman writer, this ground-floor hotel emanates class. The colonial has a large interior patio lined with columns, patterned tiles and a portrait of Gertrudis herself, famed for her stories of love, feminist stance and antislavery messages. Rooms feature a safe, minibar, TV and big windows. If you want to splurge, book the fabulous minisuite.

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    Hotel Camino de Hierro

    Among the best of Camagüey's boutique hotels, it occupies an attractive city-center building that was once an office for the Cuban ferrocarril (railway), hence the railway theme. There's also lovely colonial furniture and romantic balconies. Guests enjoy a 24-hour bar and a pleasant patio privy to all the downtown action.

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    Natural Caribe

    Tropical minimalism sets the tone for this sleek renovated colonial. Cleverly designed by a local architect, it wouldn't look out of place in a Miami loft strewn with ferns. Breakfasts are large. To top it all off, there's an expansive roof terrace bedecked with lights and places to lounge, making it an excellent retreat in the evenings.

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    Gran Hotel

    This time-warped, city center hotel classic dates from 1939. A haughty prerevolutionary atmosphere stalks the 72 clean rooms reached by a marble staircase or ancient lift with cap-doffing attendants. There are bird's-eye, citywide views from the 5th-floor restaurant and gorgeous rooftop bar. A piano bar is accessed through the lobby, and an elegant renaissance-style swimming pool shimmers out back.

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    Hotel Santa María

    Camagüey's mothership of boutique Estancia hotels, the Santa María has elegant common areas depicting scenes of Camagüey and sculptures by Martha Jiménez Pérez. It's also the most frayed of the bunch. The 31 rooms come equipped with safe, TV and minibar; suites feature claw-foot tubs, and one room offers wheelchair access. The roof garden restaurant has good views.

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    Hotel Sevillana

    In a gorgeous 1920s mansion decked with stained glass and chandeliers. Great spaces include a huge courtyard with a spurting fountain and a rooftop terrace with hot tubs. Compared to all this, rooms are less impressive, though adequate. There's a small on-site restaurant, too.

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    La China House

    In front of the Teatro Principal, this impeccably kept 2nd-story apartment features modern art and colonial style. There are two rooms with leather headboards, TV and electric showers. Friendly host Misleydi offers dinner and can arrange massages and salsa and guitar classes. Some English spoken.

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    Casa Láncara

    A dose of Seville with beautiful blue-and-yellow azulejos (tiles), this welcoming colonial is overseen by Andalusian fanatic Alejandro and his wife, Dinorah. The two rooms are hung with original local art, and there's a roof terrace all within spitting distance of the Soledad church.

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    Casa Los Helechos

    Helechos means 'ferns,' and plenty occupy the long interior patio of this pleasant colonial house. There's one sizable room with two beds and its own private open-air kitchen, perfect for families.

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    Maria Eugenia Requejo

    An offshoot of Los Vitrales run by the daughter of the owner, this ultramodern apartment is good for families or those who want some privacy.

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    Hotel Colón

    This central mainstay has been outshone by newer offerings. The classic mahogany bar, tile walls and a stained-glass portrait of Christopher Columbus over the lobby door imbue a mixed colonial and fin-de-siècle feel, although rooms are mostly tiny. The bar is a favorite of older tourists courting their young Cuban dates.

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    Casa Yaneva

    A gleaming option that's a bit of a walk from the center, perhaps best for those with a rental car. Eva knows tourism and provides three very clean and secure rooms with safe and refrigerator. There's also an interior patio. Rooms also available at two outlying houses nearby, all of which enjoy breakfast at the main casa.

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    Hostal Angelito

    Angelito jokes that he's the cozier, cheaper alternative to the Gran Hotel in front. Climb the stairs to this 2nd-floor accommodation with small, modest rooms off a large terrace. Hang out sipping a cocktail or take breakfast among the plants. It's an affable family home and very central.

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    Casa Alba Ferraz

    A home with lovely multigenerational hosts. Two rooms open onto a grand colonial courtyard bedecked with plants. There's a roof terrace, and the host, Alba, can arrange dance and guitar lessons for guests. Alba can also arrange a taxi pickup from the bus station or airport.

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    Hostal de Carmencita

    On a narrow, traffic-choked street, this home features two well-equipped self-contained rooms with ample privacy on the top floor. There are two lovely terraces and a tight-fitting garage (a rarity in central Camagüey).