Wanted to stay here for those two reasons. I love the history that seeps through these classic hotels and combined with the location - in the centre and close to the old town - was just wanted I wanted. I simply booked a standard room 'with balcony' - to ensure I had an external window (and I gather some rooms are internal without window) and was delighted to get a room facing the main square at the front. The roof bar has amazing views over the square and the cathedral next door, and has great live music. Know what you're getting though - the rooms are not modern (as you would expect from a hotel dating from 1875) and the service a little slow, unsmiling and often charmless (although the maid's daily towel art was charming) but that adds to the appeal and being in a different world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It's the oldest hotel in the city, founded in 1875, declared Nacional Monument in 1981 and located in the center of the city, in front of the Central Park and near to interesting places in Old Havana. The architecture, history, location, and the presence of the cuban culture are the principal atractions of this charming hotel. It was considered one of the most famous hotels in Cuba and the world, attracting the atention of many important personalities like: Sara Bernhart, Enrico Carusso, Ana Pavlova, Imperio Argentina, Gabriela Mistral, Jose Marti Perez, Antonio Maceo among others . Concerts by the Band of the City, launching of books, recital of poems, talkings about history and exhibitions, are the kind of activities offered to guests and cuban population. You can also enjoy the cuban plastic arts since its tables and the menu of the Colonial Restaurant designed by the most famous cuban painters. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inglaterra Hotel Havana