Hotel la Unión

Top choice boutique hotel in Cienfuegos

Barcelona, Naples, Paris? There are echoes of all these cities in this plush, colonial-style hotel with its European aspirations and splendid Italianate pool, fit for a Roman emperor. Tucked away in a maze of marble pillars, antique furnishings and two tranquil inner courtyards are 46 well-furnished rooms with balconies either overlooking the street or a mosaic-lined patio.

You'll also find a gym, hot tub and local art gallery. Service is refreshingly efficient: there's an airy roof terrace that showcases live salsa plus a well-regarded downstairs restaurant.