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Hotel Telegrafo awarded with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence

The century-old Telegrafo hotel in Old Havana has recently been honoured with the prestigious Certificate of Excellence awarded by giant online travel portal TripAdvisor, thanks to the excellent reviews and ratings it had received over the last months.

Hotel Telegrafo awarded with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence

As announced by Cuban local news agency Prensa Latina, on 22nd July 2011 Telegrafo Hotel, one of Havana's most popular hotels in the heart of the old town, received TripAdvisor's coveted Certificate of Excellence.

The news of the award were officially revealed in a communique issued by Habaguanex S.A., the Cuban company responsible for restoring so many of Old Havana's historical buildings and hotels, which is also presided by the respected City Historian, Eusebio Leal, founder of the Office of the Historian of the City.

The news come as no surprise to many as for over ten years this fantastic Havana hotel has been offering unforgettable Cuba holiday experiences in the heart of Old Havana, to satisfied guests that after their holidays in the city have gone on to rate it highly on TripAdvisor's popular online portal.

The hotel, which this year is celebrating its 10th anniversary since it was restored and re-inaugurated in 2001, had received outstanding reviews over the last months, with over 38 TripAdvisor members and past guests whom scored it highly and gave it an "excellent" five-star rating.

But the history of the Telegrafo Hotel goes way back in time, to many years before its existence as a modern hotel in the old neighbourhood of the capital city. Built in 1860, this hotel was once famous for pioneering in providing telephone devices in all of its rooms and restaurant. By 1914 all guest rooms had individual telephones which was something of a novelty during that time period, and gave the hotel a modern, state-of-the-art technology edge during the early half of the 20th century.

After many years of decay and neglect, the hotel had become an old, crumbling building which no longer served it hospitality purpose. Then in 2001 after three years of arduous renovation works, it was rescued and restored to its former splendour to offer holidaymakers with a historical, strategically-positioned and quaint hotel to stay at during their Cuba holidays in Havana.

In-keeping with its colonial exterior facade yet offering completely modernised interiors, this 63-room hotel is situated in a strategic corner, right at the point where the famous Prado and Neptuno streets join. Whilst the first two floors still preserve the original architectural style of this old property, offering some amazing views over Prado and Central Park, the upper floors have received a complete makeover with much more contemporary design.

Ultimately it is the elegance and comfort the new rooms at Hotel Telegrafo offer, which have captured the hearts of many visitors and turned this hotel in one of the top Cuba hotels, and certainly one of the most popular hotels in Havana.

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