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Hotel Nacional de Cuba

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Overview
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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  • kwdoug1 : Playa del Carmen
what a setting!!!

I did not have a room here, but it is for sure my favorite location to just sit and enjoy the ambiance. The view, the place built in 1930, just take it all in. Great lunch under the shade out back is number one in Havana. Great Cuban cigar shop downstairs.

  • Arcoman : Sweden
Flooded with tourists but worth the visit for a drink

We did not sty at the hotel but came here for a drink. The building is truly impressive and I was reminded of the design ideals behind classic hotels in southern California and Florida, and even the atmosphere at La Cuesta Encantada. The garden is a beautiful spot for having a drink. Unfortunately, many many others had the same idea and it was fairly crowded. In a way, I feel sorry for the guests of the hotel who should have some areas reserved for them.

  • larannp : O'Fallon, Missouri
Photo tour

It was such a pleasure to stay at such an iconic hotel...especially as a US citizen after soooo many years of travel restrictions between our countries. The breakfast is AMAZING with a huge variety. Be sure to take the hotel tour and wander on your own. There is a gift shop and cigar shop and a book stand where you can get just about anything you want or need. The exchange rate for US currency is 87%, which is customary for most places. A MUST SEE FOR US PEOPLE. Gracias Cuba.

  • Tricia B : Heyworth, Illinois
Adjust your expectations: "elegant" property in Havana

You are visiting Cuba and Havana and that requires an adjustment of expectations...not a downgrade, just an adjustment. When purchasing a stay at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba you are purchasing a chance to experience the history of the hotel and the city. And although it is a Cuban 5-star property, you will not receive the 5-star hotel experience one is probably hoping for. However, you can say you stayed at the Hotel Nacional! The property is not cheap, and neither is much else in Cuba if you are using the state-run system of properties and restaurants. At the Nacional, I stayed in room 768 which is a corner room with a city view. It was one of the recently renovated rooms I believe, after consultation with other guests. The furnishings are quite dated and the lighting is dim, as is the case all over the island. In this room, it took 6 light flushes to clear the toilet bowl. Remember, they aren't used to heavy toilet paper use, and in most cases, the garbage can near the bowl is for your paper (except the most soiled). The water was remarkably hot. When there were more guests, the pressure dropped, however. If you don't travel much or have a sensitive belly, mind your choices on food and drink. Several in our group ended up sick. I ended up sticking to the bread products on the morning buffett with an additional cup of mixed cereal topped by the runny yogurt they offered on the buffet. Get there when the morning buffet opens to be sure and catch one (or two) of the chocolate filled croissants. If they aren't under a heat lamp, run them through the toaster over to make the chocolate filling nice and creamy. I purchased 60 minutes of internet access for $7 CUC's. It was spotty, at best, in the hotel and non-existant in the lobby. I had my best experience in the early morning hours. I was even able to post some photos to facebook. Be sure to LOG OUT when you are finished so that the time you purchased doesn't run out. You are purchasing a total amount of access measured by time, not by data. My local guide said that if you purchase data through the public wifi, the best access point is on the street immediately outside the Hotel entrance. My trip was for business so I didn't get a chance to experience the more touristy offerings of the property. If I go back to Havana, I will look at staying in one of the internationally owned hotel properties.

  • atlanticcity : Boston
Location Amazing

The location is amazing with beautiful views of the ocean and the city. There are great places to have a drink and enjoy. It is only ten cuban dollars to take a cab into town and it is ten minutes away.The hotel is soaked in history. Read Havana Nocturne for a great sense of the recent history of Cuba. Things are worn and not always working but it is totally worth it.

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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