the comendador is part of the hostal valencia..and at times it can be a bit tricky to find your way through the kitchen, (especially after a few mojitos), as they never seem to have the huge main doors open. however once inside you are in a fabulous old cuban building with a central atrium, and blue shuttered rooms all round. the rooms all have window shutters onto the street too, which you can leave open all the time..and ours overlooked the princess diana garden..woopee! there are claw foot baths and tiled floors...but as with many of these old buildings, if you dont get up early enough because of too many cuba libres the night before, you may find the water runs out just as you have put the shampoo on your hair...not to return for many hours. and i dont just mean hot water..i mean any water at all! still you can always raid the mini bar to rinse off! and we had problems with opening our door..as the lock stuck..in typical cuban fashion 5 men came to help at the drop of a hat...and they got it open..but, naturally, this being cuba and all, they didnt fix it...so it happened every time. these things cant bother you if you are in cuba...its part of the experience..if you want faceless hotels where nothing goes wrong with things go to the havana libre or the nacional..but this place has real character, and its right in old havana..just a stumble away from obispo. and the staff were great..even being so grateful when we returned the key, which i found in my pocket 2 days after we moved to a different hotel. bless em!
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