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The famous historical hotels, are listed below:
Old Havana Hotels (Habana Vieja)
A magnificent luxury five star hotel situated at Baratillo street near Plaza de Armas
, Old Havana.
The former palace of the Count Santovenia, completly renovated in 1967 and decorated with fine paintings and artwork has twenty seven comfortable rooms. (included luxury suites) Most rooms have a view on the Plaza de Armas one of Havana's oldest squares. A hotel with a first class service, situated near
Obispo street a lively street and the main shopping street in the Old City, with several bars, restaurants, shops and two hotels. (Florida and Ambos Mundos) At the left hand side you find the Neo Classical monument the church of El Templete a column in front of the monument marks where the city was founded.
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The four star hotel built in the late 1920's and located on Obispo street is a tourist magnet and one of the Old Havana attractions.
Between 1932 and 1939 the American writer and novelist Ernest Hemingway stayed in the hotel room 511 where he wrote a chapter of the novel "For Whom The Bell Tolls".
Ernest Hemingway found the hotel a good place in the middle between his two famous hangouts El Floridita where he drank his Daiquiri and the Bodeguita del Medio where he used to drink his Mojito
At the main entrance you see a selection of pictures with
The place has a nice lounge bar with excellent Mojito cocktails and live piano music. You can use the old cage elevator to go to the rooftop bar, restaurant , where you have a wonderful view over the Old City.
The hotel is frequently visited by tourist groups and is considered as a monument.
This rooming house is situated at the busy calle Obispo and was the former residence of wealthy businessmen and sugar barons. The "Florida" was built in 1836 and has twenty five well equipped and modern rooms, colonial balconies and inside yards with arches make the hotel a cool and beautiful oasis far from the lively Obispo street.
A professional staff offers a personalized attention, to make your visit a memorable one.
The hotel is surrounded by tourist attractions, Plaza de Armas , Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, and a few minutes from Central Park and the the Capitolio . A top location in the heart of Old Havana.
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Central Havana Hotels (Habana Centro)
The legendary place, with a rich history going back to 1860 and located at the corner of the Paseo del Prado and Neptuno street,
has 63 well equiped and spacious rooms, most with a view over the the Central Park and the Paseo del Prado.
The bar and lobby area contrasts with the original Colonial Havana style. There is a snackbar and an international restaurant on the ground floor. The service is good, but the the restaurant dishes overpriced and below international standards.
One of the major advantages of this place is the prime location at the lively Central Park square
and close to many tourist attractions, the Capitolio , the Gran Teatro de la Habana, the statue of José Marti,
the famous cigar factory "Real Fabrica de Tabacos Partagas".
A luxury five star hotel situated in front of the Central Park, has 277 rooms included several luxury suites, meeting rooms, a terrace with bar, a cigar lounge, restaurants, fitness center and a swimming pool. Most of the rooms have a nice view over the Central Park square and the Paseo del Prado.
The suites are very espacious and comfortable with a large living room and a separate dormitory and a luxurious bathroom with shower and bath. Satelite TV and internet are provided.
Within walk minutes are the Museum of the Revolution, the Gran Teatro de la Habana, the Capitolio, the Cathedral, the Arms Square shops, restaurants and bars.
Located at the corner of Ignacio Agramonte street #167 and Neptuno street, founded in 1909, with a piano bar, restaurant, souvenir shop, money exchange and a car rental service. Once visted by famous artists such as Enrico Caruso
, nowdays the place is rated a three star hotel by some observers that find the rooms along the street side too noisy.
The place has 186 rooms equipped with hair-dryer, mini-bar, satelite TV and air conditioning.
A strong point is the prime location
at the corner of the Central Park
and close to the major tourist attractions in Old Havana.
Well located on the Paseo del Prado # 416, this is one of the oldest hotels in Havana, it was built in 1875 and declared National Monument, due to its historical value.
Many famous guests visted the place among them General Antonio Maceo,
the autors Frederico Garcia Lorca
and Ruben Dario,
the Cuban National Hero José Marti.
The hotel has a beautiful neoclassical façade and inside magnificent ceilings, enjoy and discover the Colonial atmosphere. The rooms on the streetside are a bit noisy, the service is good but the equipment is not up to date, there's a 24 hour service at the bar, but a minibar is missing.
One of the main attractions of the hotel is the street terrace bar El Louvre,
with live music and one of the best places in Old and Central Havana to observe the life in the city, enjoy your Mojito while you have a nice view over the Central Park.
Put this on your to do list!
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A five star luxury hotel, completely renovated, top class
located near the Prado and the Capitolio in the city center.
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This three (two) star is a budget hotel and
was renovated after a hurricane destroyed all windows a few years ago. The place is located at the famous Malecon
(sea boulevard) at the corner with Galiano street,
There is a car rental service, swimming pool and health service.
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The Deauville has 144 standard rooms with air conditioning, satelite TV and telephone, several balconies give a nice view over the sea or the city. With a frugal furnishing the hotel makes a cold impression, and the breakfast at 5 cuc (5$) is overpriced, you can get a better breakfast in some Casa Particulares (private rooms) for 3 cuc .
Besides the nice views over the sea and the Malecon, the hotel's only trumps are its cheap priced rooms and the great location.
Situated at Paseo del Prado and Trocadero street. This four star historical hotel
was established in 1908
and has 188 rooms, with its Spanish Arab decorative elements it creates an authentic Spanish atmosphere.
The place has a beautiful Roof Garden Restaurant on the top floor, the rooms are well equipped with hairdryer, minibar, air conditioning and balcony or terrace
The main attraction of the Sevilla is the location on Havana's most beautiful promenade the Paseo del Prado
(new name Paseo Marti, but everybody still use the old name Paseo del Prado)
A few minutes from the Museo de la
Revolucion, Museo de Bellas Artes, Central Park and the Capitolio.
The hotel was built in 1950 and has 352 rooms. This place has been one of the leading hotels in the city, before the revolution the mobsters such as, Meyer Lansky used the hotel as their headquarters.
The main attraction is the wonderful location on the Malecon
with a panoramic view over the sea and the city.
The rooms are spacious, air conditioned and well equipped. There is a garden, swiming pool, night club, piano bar, and a car rental. The restaurant is specialized in Creole and international cuisine.
Close to La Rampa (23th street) the main arterie of the Vedado district with the Coppelia, the famous ice cream shop, and movie theatre Yaro.
A four star hotel located at the Avenida de los Presidentes and one of the oldest hotels in the city, built in 1925 and renovated in 2000.
There are several bars, restaurants, internet access, swimming pool, car rental and laundry service.
The place is known for the antique and stylish interior and the art pieces exposed in the lobby. There are 160 rooms equipped with airco, satelite TV, in-room safe and hair dryer.
The building is located in the more elegant Vedado district close to the Malecon seaside boulevard. The Avenida de los Presidentes leads to the Plaza de la Revolucion. The distance to Old City is 3-4 km, take a Coco tax or a regular taxi in front of the hotel.
Hotel Habana Libre
The place is also known as the former Havana Hilton. In 1959 Fidel Castro made the place his revolutionary headquarters.
This five star
hotel has 574 spacious rooms with minibar, satelite TV, bancony, double glazing windows, and safety box. The Habana Libre is specialised in business tourism and has a conference hall ,meeting rooms and has several bars, clothing and souvenir shops.
The hotel is located in the heart of the Vedado district district on the 23rd street (better known as La Rampa) and L street, close to the Havana University and the famous ice cream parlour Coppelia, the hotel Nacional de Cuba and several important ministries. La Rampa is well known for the animated nightlife.
The distance to the Old city is 5 km.
Hotel Melia Cohiba
This hotel is an exclusive modern five star hotel
with 342 spacious rooms and 110 suites.
The luxurious 22 story hotel is situated on the Avenida Paseo with view over the Malecon
The Melia Cohiba offers a complete service one can expect from a luxury five star hotel included, hairdresser, beauty salon, satelite TV, car rental, fitness center, massage, coffee shop, safe security box, conference hall and a night club.
All rooms are air-conditioned and most have a sea view. Several bars and restaurants are available.
The hotel is located about 6 km from Old Havana and 16 km from the International Airport (José Marti).
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
The luxury five star Hotel Nacional Havana was declared a National Monument in 1998.
The Nacional de Cuba offers 457 spacious rooms and is located on the corner of O-street and 21th street near the
centre of the Havana Vedado district.
Enjoy the marvellous views over the Malecon and the sea, while you sip on your mojito in the luxury palm tree garden and listen to distant salsa music.
The interior is decorated with many pictures of famous guests who visited the hotel such as Sir Winston Churchill, Ava Gardner, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, but also Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell among many others.
The hotel Nacional offers all the services one can expect in a five star hotel included air conditioning, fax,
internet access, satelite TV, mini bar, safety box, health center, sauna and several restaurants and bars.
The hotel is situated about 6-7 km from Old Havana for your convience use one of the Mercedes taxi's waiting in front of the hotel.
Contrary of a busy and loud bar. A nice garden terrace with a Bar named, Galeria Hotel Nacional, is situated inside the Hotel Nacional and has a panoramic view over the Malecon and the sea. It's a quiet and wunderful place to enjoy a Mojito in the afternoon while dreaming away watching the sea.
The hotel patio near the Garden Terrace bar is a nice place too, where friendly waiters serve excellent cocktails and tasty snacks.
The friendly service, live music and nice surroundings make it a first class experience recommended for a relaxing afternoon in a luxury atmosphere.
The Hotel is situated on the 1rst Avenue between the 60th and 70th street in the Miramar district.
This four star place with fifty rooms with balcony has a nice sea view, diving school, swimming pool near the sea, a diving school, massage, laundry service a snackbar and two bars.
The location is close to the Palacio de las Convenciones and the Acuario Nacional where you can visit the excellent dolphin show.
The hotel is a small and quiet place far from the busy touristic center. To the Old City, is a 20-25 minutes taxi ride.
A four star hotel located on the Third Avenue and 84th street in the heart of the Miramar district.
The place has 434 rooms divided over a main building and a group of bungalows around a pool. The Comodoro has a sea view, a tennis court, swimming pool, fitness room, restaurant and bar. The individual rooms all have air conditioning, satelite TV, fridge, safe deposit box.
The location is only a few minutes by car from the Palacio de las Convenciones (Convention Hall) and Havana airport
Some tourists find the hotel far away from the Old city (a 20-25 minutes taxi ride)
The hotel is renovated and operates now under the
new name: OCCIDENTAL MIRAMAR
This is a four star hotel located on the Fifth Avenue and 74th street in the Miramar district. The hotel offers besides a modern interior and professional service, a range of facilities: tennis courts, fitness center, swimming pool, golf links, bars, a snackbar and three restaurants. The hotel has 427 spacious rooms with satelite TV, internet access, air conditioning.
The hotel is located in the luxurious Miramar district close to the embassies and the diplomatic headquarters and 15 km from the
International Airport, a 25 minutes taxi ride from the Old City where the tourist attraction are situated, such as the El Morro
fortress, the Capitolio, the Cathedral and Plaza de Armas
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This modern four star hotel has 314 rooms with air conditioning, balcony, minibar, satelite TV.
Daily entertainment activities offered, diving school, fishing opportunities, but also internet access, nightclub, swimming pool, restaurant and bars.
The main attraction of the place is the marina, the yachts , the marlin fishing, diving, watersports.
Several rooms have a balcony with view over the marina and the sea. The touristic center
Marina Hemingway is located on 248 th street and 5th Avenue in the Playa district and has a shopping centre, restaurants and nightclubs.
The distance to the International Airport (José Marti) is 15 km and the Old City is a 25 minutes taxi ride.
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