Hotel Nacional de Cuba
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Have a drink on the outdoor patio. You can almost imagine what Havana was like before World War II when rich people went to Havana for the evening to enjoy the drinks and the music. It is charming. It's not walking distance to Old Havana but if you can afford to stay here you can take one of the convertible cars and driver to get you around.
I stayed two nights at the beginning of a fourteen day tour of Cuba and two nights at the end of the tour. This is a grand old hotel built in the thirties. I am sure the hotel has never been renovated and, as you would guess, it looks a bit worn. The grounds are very nice and the back gardens are on the ocean. You can easily imagine it was a fabulous place in its day.The hotel was clean, but maintenance left a lot to be desired. In my first room only one wall outlet worked, and half of the room lights did not work. As I was leaving the room for dinner I discovered that the door would not lock. Fortunately, one of the housekeeping staff contacted maintenance (apparently no one in maintenance spoke English) and she offered to stay by our door until the lock was repaired. The second room had two working wall outlets and all but two of the room lights worked. However, the commode would flush only intermittently.The Hotel is expensive. Food and drink was forty to eighty percent more than the price I paid at lodgings in other Cuban cities. Lunch and dinner were OK, and I thought the buffet breakfast was very good. The Hotel is a pleasant one and a half mile walk to old Hanana (an 8 CUC cab ride).The currency exchange at the Hotel is quick and convenient and gives a fair rate. If you go to a bank or CADECA you may be in line for a long time.
The hotel is located in Vedado,in Havana where it is quite close to many places which are must to see while you are in Havana. The service,the gardens especially are really nice where,like many places in Cuba, you can enjoy live music during your stay. It has a lovely cigar shop where you can buy and smoke cigars if you wan to. Cabaret Parisien is on stage every night which you can get your tickets from the desk next to the reception. Even if you are not staying in the hotel you can go for a visit.
.I had a room on the 4th floor overlooking the pool, the ocean and the hangout area for the dancers in the show. The room and bathroom were small, but fine for the purpose. I had to get a toilet flushing lesson from the housekeeper as it usually took 3 to 5 pumps. I wasn't expecting Wi-Fi or air conditioning and I had both in my room. The Wi-Fi usually only lasted a few minutes before I had to log in again. The a/c worked great for the first five nights. The last two nights, it cut off in the middle of the night. It wasn't needed for comfort, but was needed for white noise as the ladies in the room next door rose at 6:30 a.m. and I could hear every word they were saying. The water slowly stopped during one shower, but fortunately I had rinsed out the shampoo. The hotel staff was always lovely. The included breakfast was vile. They need to offer less choices. The patio area overlooking the ocean was beautiful and a fun place to meet and have drinks with the other members of our group
Our tour group of 17 was booked into the Nacional, a stunning art-deco palace on the seafront that was consistently crowded with tourists. The reviews from our group were mixed. Some of us had rooms that were in fine shape with a great view. Others were not so lucky: one of our travelers was put into a small room with a view of the hotel’s air-conditioning unit; two others were placed in a room with a similarly poor view that was not serviced; they had to go personally to exchange their towels. While we were all booked into “standard” rooms, it’s obvious that some of the Nacional’s rooms are kept to a lower standard than others – so do whatever you can to ensure your room meets your expectations before unpacking. I’d go to the Nacional to stroll the gardens, have a drink by the sea, and experience the atmosphere, but I’d stay in a less expensive, more consistently dependable place. On the positive side, the hotel does have a huge breakfast buffet with many choices.
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- 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)
- Snack bar
- 6 bars, including: Lobby bar, Disco bar, Parisian cabaret
- 2 pools
- Fitness Centre
- Tennis court
- Beauty salon
- Meeting facilities
- Business centre
- Internet station (fee)
- Live entertainment (Cabaret parisien)
- Massage and steam bath
- Laundry services
- Cigar shop
Standard room includes:
- 2 double beds
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Satellite television
- Hair dryer
- 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 CubaHavana,Cuba
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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.
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