Hotel Casa Granda

Hotel in Santiago de Cuba

This elegant 1914 hotel, artfully described by Graham Greene in his book Our Man in Havana, has 58 rooms and classic atmosphere. Greene stayed here in the late 1950s when he enjoyed relaxing on the street-side terrace while his famous pen captured the nocturnal essence of the city. Half a century later, rooms are serviceable but the atmosphere remains potent.

Aside from Che Guevara posters and some seriously erratic service on reception, not much has changed.