For an authentic experience, book private lodgings at Casa Particular. Havana has several palatial hotels, including Hotel Inglaterra and Hotel Plaza. Hostal Valencia is affordable and central. In Santiago, Hotel Casagranda’s rooftop terrace bar offers an unrivalled view of the city and great cocktails. Varadero prevails in all-inclusive hotels and family resorts. The Sol Meliá chain are reputable and must-visit places include El Floridita bar in Havana and La Bodeguita del Medio in Old Havana. Book guides, tours and excursions via cubadirect.