Hotel Rex

Hotel in Santiago de Cuba

The hotel that once served as a pre-raid base for the Moncadistas in 1953 has been reborn as a comfortable midrange accommodation option. Suspended above the motorcycle madness and musical backbeat of central Santiago, it maintains a very Cuban flair – rare for hotels here. There's a pleasant roof terrace and an interior bar with soccer on the TV.

Tranquil it isn’t; unmistakably Cuba, it most definitely is.