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Monday 23 July 2012

Hotel Parque Central (Havana) Lobby & Cigar Shop

                 To say that Havana is full of cigar shops is an understatement. There are shops I'm sure I have yet to discover. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad thing. One of these shops that no one hardly mentions is the one on the second floor lobby of the Parque Central hotel in Old Havana. I have never actually sat in it but have peeked in on a couple of occasions. I never see anyone there and often think this would be a great place to have a smoke and get away from all the confusion and noise of the city. It has a few comfortable chairs, a tv and a small selection of single cigars and a few boxes. I don't know if I would by my cigars from there but that's only because I have my regular places I buy from. If someone was staying at the hotel, this would be a good spot to start. The people that work there seem to be pleasant. One day I'm going to hide in this place and have a smoke. Here are some pics of the spot so you can judge for yourself.
                  I almost forgot to mention that this hotel has a rooftop pool and restaurant with an excellent view.  It's on my to-do list the next time I'm there. Someone mentioned the hamburgers are good on the roof. I must give it a try. Perhaps on my trip next week. If I go I will write about it again for sure and include some pics taken from the roof.

Address: Neptuno e/ Prado y Zulueta, Habana Vieja, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba


  1. Hey Matteo. Thats where I am staying during my time in Havava. Only 3 weeks to go!!

  2. Hey, you must be there by now. I hope you're
    having a great time and smoking some good cigars.
    Let me know how it went when you get back.