Two-bedroom apartment Suite Havana is a pioneer. Firstly because private-hire rentals have only just been legalised, and secondly because of its bold and contemporary design. Leandis Diaz and her French husband installed a grey polished concrete kitchen, graphic black-and-white floor tiling, a modern bathroom and a pair of rather stark bedrooms. Prints by under-the-radar photographers and museum-worthy artists, including Choco and Wifredo Lam, enliven the walls. Calle Lamparilla 62 (+535 829 6524; www.suitehavana.com). From about £80, including breakfast; sleeps four.
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