Hotel Ambos Mundos

Vacation spot: Old Havana
Address: Calle Obispo No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes. La Habana, Cuba.
Phone: (+53) 7860 9530
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Habaguanex
Energy: 110 / 220 V - 60Hz

Ambos Mundos is a 5 floor, 52 room hotel built with an eclectic set of characteristics of 20th-century style architecture.

Besides its privileged location and lively ambience, the hotel takes pride in having hosted Ernest Hemingway, who found it "a good place to write", and thus wrote here (room 511) the first chapters of his novel "For Whom the Bells Toll" which he started on March 1, 1939.

Today his room is a small museum with tours given regularly during the day.

The rest of the rooms are pleasant, and there are some offering wonderful views of this part of old town. It is a shame some are found to be musty and needing updating generating some negative feedback.

The lobby is very lively since there are always so many tourists, and usually a pianist playing. There is also the original Otis screen-cage lift still functioning and taking visitors and guests to Hemingway's room on the 5th floor and to the roof terrace.

Not luxury, but a nice hotel which main advantage is its location, only a block away from Plaza de Armas and near everything worth seing in Old Havana, and its roof terrace which we highly recommend visiting, whether you are a hotel guest or not, to enjoy the stunning views of the city and the nice atmosphere.

Location Details

In the Old Town

20 Km from Havana's international ariport José Martí (HAV)


Car rental

Taxis 24 x 7


"Plaza de Armas", restaurant.

"Roof Garden", restaurant.

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

"Ambos Mundos" bar open 24 hrs


Old Havana

Facilities & Amenities
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Babysitting
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Private check in
  • Welcome cocktail for the couple
  • Romantic honeymoon dinner for couples
  • Honeymoon breakfast in the room the day after arrival
  • Gift for the bridal couple in the room upon arrival
  • Daily turn down service
  • Room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Free late check out (subject to availability)
Room Services
  • Room service
  • Laundry
Business and Office
  • Meeting room (s)
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Art gallery
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Roof-top terrace
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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