Once a general store, this majestic three-story colonial oozes character. The most gracious of the three Iberostar properties in Gibara, it has 27 enormous renovated rooms, particularly on the 3rd floor, some with details like filigree pillars. The lovely roof terrace affords 360-degree views overlooking town, the working waterfront and the sea.
Throw in exemplary service and an ethereal Gibara setting, and you'll feel like Louis XIV kicking back in Versailles (without the guilty conscience). Best hotel in Cuba? Definitely a contender.