Hotel Nacional de Cuba

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A tribute to a bygone era. Designed and built in the 1930s, the choice hotel of Hollywood stars for over 70 years. Architecture and aesthetic are original, nightly entertainment is famous worldwide.

Location: 40 min drive from Havana airport.

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  • Derek S :
Great Place!

My wife and I spent a week here in October. Stepping into the hotel is a step back into the glory days of Havana. Beautiful lobby with lots of woodwork, old clocks, Sevilla tile, and huge chandeliers. Check in was a breeze, very friendly staff with a currency exchange desk next to reception. We stayed on the executive floor which came with a delicious buffet breakfast and the most delicious coffee. Room was clean and spacious with an updated bath, in room safe, lots of storage and plenty of channels on the television. Pool area was great, both the original hotel pool as well as the more modern pool area. The back veranda was always so relaxing as well as beautiful. A great place to sit, unwind, have some drinks and listen to some great live Cuban music. Live peacocks walking around also!!! I would like to take a moment and tip my hat to the waitress named Yaimara. A lovely and very friendly young woman who worked so tirelessly each and every day running back and forth taking care of the customers and always with a smile on her face. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay here again as well as recommend the property to others!

  • mrc0nservative : Bellmore, New York
Ok: Here is the low on Hotel Nacionale...

Historic..Far cry from a Ritz Hotel and I wasn't expecting that! Rooms are exactly what you see on the website, just saying so you wont be disappointed. If you like history & nostalgia this is it! You can sit and have dinner at the same table as Fidel Castro. Sleep in the same room as Frank Sinatra Etc.....You must do the hotel tour, you will learn so much.Hotel Staff is everywhere if you need, manager is very helpful. Everyone is very nice, including the tourists. Leaving daily tips for the maid staff (few dollars on the pillow) goes a long way. Food is pretty good (you are not in the U.S.) shows are excellent and prices are cheap.YOU MUST CONVERT to the Cuban Peso. If you decide not bring US dollars (they charge 15%) then bring Canadian dollar, get it from your bank, I saved 5% overall. Breakfast buffet is free and its pretty good, huge selection. If you do outside tours go to the desk and get help, you should ask a few people about any questions you have bc you will get different answers! Everyone in hotel speaks English, but once outside, it can be tough. Very very safe everywhere in Cuba. You must bring all amenities you will need bc there is no where to buy, not even outside the grounds. No sundries store no snacks, good food out on patio. Nice pool, great massage, highly recommend.

  • tarun2k5 : Jodhpur, India
Old but nice view

This hotel is one of the oldest in havana, which is there from pre-revolution times. The rooms are old but spacious. The best part is the open bar which ovelooks the malecon. Internet connectivity is bad in cuba and u have to buy cards at hotel reception.

  • James M : London, United Kingdom

Hugely overpriced, like all hotels in Havana. I would not stay here for a special occasion like a honeymoon or you will be disappointed. Do not expect Western standards. The accommodation is in need of extensive repair. There were ants in and around the coffee machine in our room (which was not complimentary anyway) and under the beds had not been vacuumed. Doors, sockets, lights, switches and air conditioning did not all work properly. There was a lot of noise from music downstairs so bring good earplugs. Even the famous mojitos at the bars outside were cheap (not in terms of price!) and inferior.However compared to everything else in Havana, it is a safe base which has necessary amenities like currency exchange, entertainment and a tourism desk. One good thing: there was a lot of choice at the breakfast buffet.

  • kask : greenock, scotland
Hotel with lots of character.

My hubby and I stayed here recently on our 1st visit to Cuba.The rooms are a bit dated but this is more than made up by the character and vibe surrounding this hotel.I would highly recommend the hotel tour. Our guide Estella was very knowledgable and quite a charming character. She is a credit to this lovely hotel and her witty summarisation of past events made the tour all the more memorable.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

Optional meal plan available including breakfast and dinner daily.

  • 436 rooms
  • 1 Buffet
  • 2¬†a la carte restaurants (Cuban, international)
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • 6 bars, including: Lobby bar, Disco bar,¬†Parisian cabaret
  • 2 pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Tennis court
  • Boutiques
  • Beauty salon
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • Internet station (fee)
  • Live entertainment (Cabaret parisien)
  • Sauna
  • Massage and steam bath
  • Laundry services
  • Cigar shop

Standard room includes:

  • 2 double beds
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe available for a fee
  • Max occupancy: 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Bonus Features - Continental breakfast included daily. Historical Tour, 3 times daily.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Calle 21 y O Vedado, Plaza, Havana 10400 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.