The Melia Santiago is a five minute drive from the city's historic centre in a quiet, peaceful location.
Hotel Casa Granda
Hotel Casa Granda, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
The Casa Granda is located on Santiago's main central square Parque Cespedes and like the other colonial buildings set around the leafy plaza is an important historical attraction.
Built as a hotel in 1915 by one of Cuba's original railroad tycoons the Casa Granda has a colourful history and plenty of charm and was described by Graham Greene in Our Man in Havana as 'a hotel frequented by spies'.
The rooms are spacious and elegant yet simply furnished with functional bathrooms and air-conditioning. The roof terrace has a bar and sweeping views over the city to the harbour.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Enjoy a stroll up Calle Heredia past the city's Casa de la Trova. This atmospheric, busy street is the most famous in Santiago and every house bears signs of the city's great passions of music, dancing, carnivals and poetry.