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Our OpinionPlease note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.
OverviewIn the centre of Old Havana facing Parque Central. Approximately 25 km from the Havana airport and 130 km from the Varadero airport.
A typical classic La habana hotel, with its glamour and style, nice bar and good food on the roof with live music, but according to your chance, you can have a nice room with view as when we arrived ...or an inner room without any windows neither day light as we got when back at the end of our Cuban stay ! Even with your best smile, don't ever think to ask for anything or change to the robots you can find at the reception desk or in the breakfast room ! ah...and the wifi is only available on a leaflet at the desk..not further !
Beautiful lobby and a great location, so was excited at check-in. However, first room I was allocated was on the front street and incredibly noisy. I really do mean noisy. Asked for a quieter room, was moved next to the bar where a live band were playing until 2am. Moved to a third room which was quieter, probably as it had no windows.Room was basic as expected in Cuba, but also absolutely filthy (and I really mean filthy), which I don't expect at all. Particularly at £230 a night. There were lots of beetles in the bathroom, some live, some dead.Roof bar was nice, with a nice view. Get a free hours internet on a pay as you go card, but they don't tell you that it is impossible to connect to on a mobile and you should use the hotel PC instead, until the pay as you go card runs out (and then you have to pay for a new one). They leave a lot of toiletries and a little bottle of rum and little tube of Pringles in the room. Personally I'd have rather done without the freebies and just had a clean room instead.Breakfast was bad, with loads of flies all round the room and all over the open plates of food. Staff have a couldn't-care-less attitude, with one telling me that bad service is to be expected in Cuba. Immediately moved to a different hotel for the remainder of my stay in the city (which wasn't fantastic, but certainly a big improvement).
The hotel has an unbeatable central location. I loved its architecture and time warp interiors. The roof terrace has a great view and is a nice place to spend time. Staff were reasonably friendly, though I did experience a very slow and unhelpful waitress in the restaurant. Had dinner there, and a number of drinks or dishes were not available (I guess because the ingredients could not be sourced). My room was clean and relatively comfortable, good aircon (silent and not too draughty), the bathroom was large and modern. It was noisy though, as the windows/balcony door are not exactly sound proof.The room rates are expensive, but this is a reflection of the local market, and it is not the case that the Inglaterra represents bad value compared to other Havana hotels.
We had a drink outside the front of the hotel but decided that we wanted to try the rooftop bar as it was very noisy by the main road there.We got to the top, only four floors from memory, and found that the evening's band were practicing and there was absolutely nobody else up there which was rather strange. Sure it started to rain but the bar itself was covered and we got some great views over the Old Town generally but specifically the architecturally stunning Grand Theatre next door. The music was great - isn't it everywhere in Havana.? - but when they were done we decided to complete the single building bar crawl by enjoying a beer at the bar close to reception on the ground floor.A classy place but service a little slow.
This was a surprise for my other half and I didn't quite know what to expect. Would Havana still be the same as in the pictures I remembered as a kid, with the old cars and beautiful yet haunting buildings.It was everything and more - as was Hotel Inglaterra. It had an old fashioned charm which oozed from every brick. The breakfasts were a fabulous start to the day and made even lovelier by the gentleman playing the violin/ piano as we ate. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.I would definitely return.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Items of a personal nature
- 83 rooms
- Business centre
- Internet (fee)
- Medical services
- 1 king-size or 2 or 3 twin beds
- Full bathroom
- In-room safe
- Occupancy up to 3 persons (max. adults: 3 / max. children: 1)
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Paseo del Prado No 416 San Rafael y San Miguel, Havana 10200 Cuba
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