Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Gran Caribe
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Children from 2 to 13 years old.
Infants under 2 years old.
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12:00 PM
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(+53) 78 73 35 64


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

Room types

Standard (30 m²)

Hotel Nacional de Cuba - Double Room
They are classic, functional, and feature views to the sea, the city or the gardens.

Standard Ocean View (30 m²)

Similar to the standard rooms but enjoy beautiful views of the sea.

Standard Executive floor (32 m²)

Located on Floor Nº6, the executive rooms offer their clients a personalized treatment. They combine luxury and comfort. See added values ​​in Hotel Highlights.

Junior Suite (1 bedroom) STD (62 m²)

Hotel Nacional de Cuba - Junior Suite
There are several Junior Suites on each floor and they consist of: sitting room, bedroom, and 2 bathrooms.
Specific amenities
  • Free internet access
  • Living room
  • Two bathrooms

Junior Suite (1 bedroom) Executive (62 m²)

Similar to standard junior suites but enjoy the benefits of the Executive Floor. They all feature sea views.
Specific amenities
  • Free internet access
  • Ocean view

Senior Suite (2 bedrooms) STD (132 m²)

They feature 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a sitting room. They enjoy ocean or city views.
Specific amenities
  • Free internet access

Senior Suite (2 bedrooms) Executive (132 m²)

Similar to the standard Senior Suite, but enjoy the exclusive services of the Executive Floor. They feature a living room, 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. They offer views of the sea or the city.
Specific amenities
  • Free internet access

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)($)
  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • Art gallery
  • Medical services
  • Currency exchange
  • Cigar lounge / Shop
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Trips and optionals desk
Room Services
  • Laundry ($)
  • 24-hour room service($)
  • Fire alarms
  • 24 hrs security staff
Sports and Fitness
  • Gym($)
  • Tennis
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Wedding ceremony locations
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