Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Gran Caribe
Havana
  • Business
  • Family and Children
  • Best
  • Honey Moon
  • City
Children from 2 to 13 years old.
Infants under 2 years old.
04:00 PM
12:00 PM
110 / 220 v - 60Hz
(+53) 78 73 35 64

Description

Hotel Nacional de Cuba is probably the most famous hotel in Havana, and also the most historic. Built in 1930 where the Santa Clara battery was (one of the many spots built by the Spaniards to protect the city from the attack of privateers and pirates) it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1982, together with Havana’s historical center.

The remnants of this defense system, two cannons (one of them the world's largest in its day) are still on display in the garden, from where one can enjoy the stunning views of the sea, the Morro Castle and the city thanks to the hotel’s great location, atop a small cliff in a centric junction of the Vedado neighborhood, only a short walk to The Malecón (Havana’s seaside promenade) and other attractions in this district.

This "grande dame" hotel of 442 rooms was designed by the same architects (Mckim, Mead & White) who designed The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, which it closely resembles.

From the palm-lined drive one access a porch that opens to the impressive lobby, adorned with dark precious woods and Mudejar patterned tiles. Beyond it, the U-shaped terrace coming before the beautiful gardens invites to enjoy a Cuban drink accompanied by live music and peacocks strolling around.

One can definitely see how grand it was in its heyday. Today it could benefit from an update, starting with rooms which are a bit dated, although undeniably charming, sober and elegant.

Breakfast is large with many options. There are three restaurants plus several bars and cafeterias; two pools, one of them with a nice area offering plenty of loungers and a snack bar…and of course, the renowned Cabaret Parisien, where the selfsame Nat King Cole performed in the 50’s.

A tour of the hotel is offered (highly recommended) with many interesting historical information along with the long list of celebrities that have, since 1930, stayed here: Luminaries from Winston Churchill and the Prince of Wales to Ernest Hemingway, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner. One can even choose to stay in one of the rooms these personalities occupied.

No doubt, a hotel worth visiting, even if staying somewhere else, because of its history, the lovely terrace and gardens, the views, and the memorabilia.

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General room amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower or bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • Safety deposit box($)
  • Amenities in bathroom
  • Assorted minibar($)
  • Desk
  • Double bed orTwin beds

Room types

Standard

The Nacional's standard rooms are scattered over the hotel's 8 floors. They are classic, functional, and feature views to the sea, the city or the gardens.

Standard Ocean View

Standard Executive floor

Junior Suite (1 bedroom) STD

There are several Junior Suites on each floor and they consist of: sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom with buthtub and shower. They all feature ocean view.
Specific amenities
  • Ocean view

Junior Suite (1 bedroom) Executive

Executive Junior Suites consist of: a sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom with buthtub and shower. They all feature ocean views.
Specific amenities
  • Ocean view

Special Suite (2 bedrooms)

The 2 Special Suites are located on floors 2nd and 8th, rooms number 211 and 811. They consist of: 2 bedrooms with king size bed and twin beds respectively, 2 bathrooms with shower and bathtub, and a large sitting room. Ocean views from each room.

Senior Suite (2 bedrooms) STD

There are 12 Senior suites located on floors 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. They consist of: 2 bedrooms (1 with a king size bed and the other one with twin beds), 2 bathrooms (both with bathtub and shower) and a sitting room. Ocean views.

Senior Suite (2 bedrooms) Executive

There are 6 Executive Suites on the 6th floor (Executive Floor). They all consist of: a sitting room, 2 bedrooms (with a king size bed and twin beds respectively) and 2 bathrooms, both with bathtub and shower. Ocean view from all the rooms.

Royal Suite

The Royal Suite is located on the 8th floor, room number 840. It consists of: 3 bedrooms (2 with king size bed and 1 with twin beds), 3 bathrooms with bathtub and shower; sitting room, a study and dinning room for 8 persons. Ocean view from all rooms.

Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite is located on the 2nd floor, room 240. It consists of: 2 bedrooms, featuring a king size bed and twin beds respectively; 3 bathrooms (2 with bathtub and shower, the other one for visitors), a large terrace with beatiful ocean views, office, sitting room, dinning room for 8 persons and pantry.
Specific amenities
  • Bathrobe

Facilities & Amenities

Business and Office
  • Fax service($)
  • Business center($)
  • Meeting room (s)($)
  • Secretarial service($)
  • Halls for conventions and events($)
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Babysitting($)
  • Triple rooms
Events and Incentives
  • Halls for private dinners, banquets and cocktails($)
Health and Beauty
  • Sauna
  • Massage($)
  • Solarium
  • Beauty parlor($)
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Internet Café($)
  • Internet connection (Wi-Fi)($)
Other
  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • Art gallery
  • Medical services
  • Currency exchange
  • Cigar lounge / Shop
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Trips and optionals desk
Room Services
  • Laundry ($)
  • 24-hour room service($)
Security
  • Fire alarms
  • 24 hrs security staff
Sports and Fitness
  • Gym($)
  • Tennis
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Wedding ceremony locations
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