There can be few better budget options around Havana, particularly for those seeking a hotel with easy access to the city’s airport, than Hotel Cubanacan Mariposa.
Mariposa may be a 2-star hotel, set just off a busy road. However, just yards from that road is a surprisingly lush pool area & gardens screened by thick ranks of trees, where weary travellers can relax on sun loungers under the Cuban sun & never realise they are near one of the main routes to Havana.
Indeed, Mariposa hotel is in one of the best possible locations, whether you are a business traveller wanting easy access to both the airport & city, or are looking to explore the island on a budget. The hotel also provides parking for guests.
Hotel Mariposa has a picturesque entrance area with a floral open canopy that leads to a wide, modern lobby where there are 24-hour reception services. The hotel staff ensure there is daily entertainment for guests so there is no need to venture out.
Mariposa provides surprising quality for a budget hotel. If you visit expecting a 2-star experience, you are likely to be pleasantly surprised. This is a good, basic hotel in a great location to explore Cuba, within minutes of the airport.
Hotel Mariposa used to be for OPERACIÓN MILAGRO. It was re-opened to tourists in 2011.
Rooms are all ensuite with standard facilities including air-conditioning, satellite tv & fridge. The décor is slightly dated but the rooms are clean & comfortable, with 17 rooms overlooking the hotel’s gardens.
Inland from Nautico and Cubanacan, west of Marianao
La Lisa is one of the 15 municipalities (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. It has several nieghbourhoods such as Alturas de la Lisa, El Cano, Punta Brava etc. It can be generally thought of as a semi-rural municipality.