Villa Gaviota

Hotel in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago's quiet suburban Vista Alegre district is either an oasis of calm – or a ghost town. Odd duck Villa Gaviota has a number of attractive clustered properties and apartments here with bare-bones furnishings. With ample greenery, it's private and fairly priced but service can be achingly slow. Features include a swimming pool, bar-restaurant, a billiards room and laundry.

There's wi-fi at the bar-restaurant on Manduley.