I drove 600 miles across Cuba about a decade and a half ago..from Havana and finishing in Santiago. Wish we had spent more time there, I really liked the place.
The hotel was a splendid old place, and the lift had to be manned by a member of staff who knew how to crash land it at the floor you wanted! Entertaining to say the least- oddly, it didn’t bother me! Wish I had a photo, but I don’t.
I don’t have a ton of photos, but here are some to give a flavour..
The central balcony in the image below is the one from where Fidel Castro gave his victory speech in 1959:
alas, I had a basic little camera, and when I noticed these guys on a rooftop below our hotel, the light was already going, and they were moving rather quickly….. But the memory is there