The Hotel Iberostar Habana Riviera is a historic hotel in Havana, one of the capital's most interesting buildings from the mid-twentieth century and the Cuban hotel that best preserves the atmosphere of the 1950s.
Located in front of the sea, on Havana's Malecón avenue in El Vedado neighborhood, the hotel was built by the famous mobster Meyer Lansky in 1957, being at that time the largest hotel-casino in Cuba until the Havana Hilton surpassed it a year later.
On entering the lobby, visitors admire the hotel's original pieces of art and furniture, the fantastic marble floors, the beautiful sculptures commissioned to important Cuban artists of the time, the glass doors covered in leather. The lobby bar offers fabulous sea views and, on some nights, live music, being a spot of the guests' preference.
The elegant L’Aiglon restaurant and the cafeteria also amaze everyone with their remarkable 50’s atmosphere, as well as the outdoor swimming pool with its impressive springboard.
Many of its rooms have been renovated and feature today most of their 50's splendour. They are also spacious and comfortable. Not all feature a balcony but most of them offers great sea views and the sunsets seen from the hotel are something unique.
Iberostar Habana Riviera's main virtue may be its location, right on the Malecón Promenade, with wonderful views of the sea and within walking distance to many of the city's attractions, as well as theaters, concert halls, restaurants, bars.
The Vedado neighborhood is located between Old Havana (the historic center) and Miramar (a more modern neighborhood where most of the embassies and business centers are).
All in all, an attractive accommodation for those who like to stay in the city and enjoy stunning sea views.