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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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  • Davidsson29 : Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Takes you back in time

Been in a vacation for 10 days in Cuba and a couple of nights were spent in Havana at this hotel. I can say this is truly a piece of art and history itself - the way the hotel is built, the rooms and even the restaurants and bars smell like '60s-'70s. It is about 2km to Old Havana and unfortunately you don't have many options to go there from the hotel. The rooms are big and clean with standard facilities, except internet which is a pain to have in all Cuba - it takes you some time to accept almost 2EUR/h charge and enter some 10 digit code every time you want to connect, but if you need it you got to do it. The breakfast buffet was quite good and with a lot of varieties and live music every morning. Even though is a communist country don't expect cheap things - cocktails, food, cigars and rum are all at the same prices you can get them in Europe and believe me they are not more authentic - e.g. I just found in a local store their famous Santiago de Cuba rum with 12 EUR.

  • peachespair :
Great atmosphere, pleasant rooms

The way Havana used to be. Enjoy drinks, mojito or other rum drink, on the deck overlooking water. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. Nice place to stay on your first few nights in Havana.Breakfast buffet offered many choices.

  • lkis229 : Southington, Connecticut
Beautiful Hotel

This is the hotel where the rich and famous have stayed over the years. It is beautifully maintained and has a wonderful bar with pictures of all the rich and famous who have stayed there. It is right on the water where the US ship embargo in the 1960's occurred. Very restful and worth a visit.

  • tom2002cl : Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Couple from UK 5 Day Trip - Hotel and Cigar Buying Review

If you want a mix of old Havana and a good hotel choose Hotel National.We walked daily from the hotel along the Malacon to the town, sat at the outside lounge area and were wowed by the history of our hotel.We enjoyed daily 30 minute walks to the town from here and great at all times of the day. The Malacon is closed to travel after the hurricane but walking on the road is still fine and safe. The work to the sea wall will take a 'long time' in the words of one taxi driver but no concern for walking. In the hotel I recommend a few things: sitting out the back on an evening with a mojito (can't beat it!), the outside BBQ restaurant was good too. I had fish and my wife chicken. Both dishes simple and tasty. Local beer Chrystal (4.9%) is best to drink and lowest price at 6 CUC int he hotel. Also recommenced sitting in the galley bar enjoying a cigar and drinks while tourist groups walk around you in awe looking at the images of famous past residents of the hotel (too many to list) and a spin of the old roulette wheel from the (now gone) casino. The rooms were fine. Large scale, clean and tidy with ample air-con to keep cool. Daily maid service and room service available. You should also make use of their humidor on the lower grounds floor with government set prices (e.g. 5.5 CUC for 1 Montecristo Number 4) should make smoker very happy. I bought a large quantity of cigars here. Paid for some in cash and some on my credit card (with passport ID). I bumped into a cigar dealer from Florida who was really helpful in helping me choose a selection. vs UK prices you can expect to pay a quarter of the price! At this value there is no point buying from people on the street who sell on the black market. Buy safe at a licensed seller and know you have a quality product which has been stored correctly. Don't go to the hotel expecting to use the pool, I think its for decoration only :)Breakfast was always interesting. Scrambled eggs were fantastic as were the sausages. Everything else including rice dishes, vegetables and fish were a bit odd.

  • Brett H : Johannesburg, South Africa
Timeless Historical Hotel

Stayed in room 537 - fantastic view. But what is amazing is the history attached to this hotel with many of the original pieces still in place - some amazing pictures on display in the lobby area.Beach front is across the main road. There are many means of getting around the city.

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)
  • 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
    Havana,Cuba

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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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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