Ambos Mundos

Hotel Ambos Mundos 

Star rating:
Guest Rating: 4 (based on 9 reviews)

Address: Calle Obispo No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes. Ciudad de La Habana

You may think you’ve gone wrong, stepping into the salmon-colored corner building that is the Hotel Ambos Mundos since instead of a reception desk, you’re welcomed into a piano bar.

Likely this is what attracted Ernest Hemingway – the Ambos Mundos’ most famous guest and barfly – evidenced by his bar tab, preserved for posterity in his (museum) room.

A classic hotel with a spacious lobby (and proper reception desk just steps from the bar), the rather gloomy corridors lead to 52 rooms. Every corner of this hotel oozes history, including the creaky bellhop-operated elevator which deposits visitors on to a lovely roof terrace with unparalleled views and live music at cocktail and mealtimes.

Monty Python’s Michael Palin and his film crew stayed in the Ambos Mundos while creating the documentary and book about the life of Ernest Hemingway. As if this weren’t enough, they stayed on the 5th floor where the renowned author penned several short stories (in room 511) some 80 years ago.

Hotel Ambos Mundos


Standard room 

From October 2, 2012 to October 31, 2016
– Romantic Dinner in the hotel
– A bottle of wine or cava
– Upgrade to Suite or Junior Suite (upon availability)
– Flower
– Honeymoon breakfast
– Late check out free (upon availability)
– Daily turndown service
– Private check in
– Welcome cocktail
– 10% discount at Habaguanex Old Havana Restaurants
– Free entrance to authorized Museums
– Free safe deposit box service
– 15% discount in your hotel restaurant
Valid for 3-nights or longer stays. Valid for couples presenting proof of recent wedding upon check-in less than 6 months prior to arrival. 

Hotel Ambos Mundos Details

Number of Rooms: 52
Distance to Airport: 20 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Hotel Modalities

·         • Boutique

·         • City

·         • Historic

General Hotel Facilities

·         • Lobby Bar

·         • Bar

·         • A la Carte Restaurant

·         • Laundry $

·         • Tour Booking Desk

·         • Lifts

·         • Conference Room $

·         • Restaurant

·         • Doctor on call

·         • Roof-top Terrace

·         • Room Service $

·         • Multilingual Staff

·         • 24 hour Reception

·         • Bar & Lounge

** Some services require local payment.

Hotel Ambos Mundos Room & Rates

Standard Room… from €74
The standard rooms are rather Spartan and minimalist – not dissimilar in design and style from room 511, where Hemingway wrote his short stories 80 years ago. Nevertheless, the sleeping and bathroom facilities are comfortable enough.

·         • Phone

·         • Satellite TV

·         • Minibar

·         • Cold & hot water

·         • Double Bed

Junior Suite Room… from €107
The junior suites have a beautiful view and obviously more space than the standard rooms.

·         • Phone

·         • Satellite TV

·         • Safety Deposit Box

·         • Room Service

·         • Hair Dryer

·         • Minibar

·         • Private Bathroom

·         • Balcony or terrace

·         • Power 110V/60Hz

·         • Cold & hot water

·         • Living area


Hotel Ambos Mundos Location

Located on Obispo, the lively pedestrian street in the heart of Old Havana, on the corner of Mercaderes (another attractive street). Close to Plaza de Armas with many interesting sights and tempting terraces within walking distance. The famous Bodeguita del Medio is only a few blocks away.

Hotel Ambos Mundos Guest book

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Nearby Dining

Old Havana Restaurant: La Mina
Description: Bar Restaurant La Mina is hard to miss for anyone visiting Havana due to its size and prominent location on the city’s oldest Square Plaza de Armas. Food-wise it is hard to get excited about La Mina but the terrace is great for those of us who like to watch people while sipping on a Mojito.
Speciality: Cuban Food
Hours: Daily: 12 noon – 12:00 Midnight
Old Havana Restaurant: La Torre de Marfil
Description: Elegant and traditional, with good Chinese food
Speciality: Asian Food
Hours: Mon-Thu 12:00 – 22:00 hrs/Fri-Sun 12:00 – 00:00 hrs
Old Havana Restaurant: Plaza de Armas
Description: This rooftop restaurant has small, indoor section and a pergola-shaded open-air area with fantastic views of the city. Serving Cuban and international cuisine (including Hemingway’s favorite dishes, reportedly), the eatery is also enlivened by traditional Cuban music, played by a trio.
Speciality: International Food
Hours: Breakfast: 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Lunch: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Dinner: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Old Havana Restaurant: Ambos Mundos Bar
Description: The piano accompaniment and occasional live jazz and other musical performances make this lobby bar a lively and popular spot.
Speciality: Light Meals
Hours: 24 hours

Acerca de Roberto A. Paneque Fonseca

Periodista cubano. Cuban journalist.
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