Habana Riviera

Hotel Habana Riviera, Vedado

«Su Casa Grande en La Habana»

Perhaps no hotel in Havana retains the swing and flavor of the 1950s as well as the Hotel Habana Riviera. Ginger Rogers inaugurated the hotel in December ’57, playing the legendary Copa Room of this seafront hotel built by mobster Meyer Lansky. Two scant years later he left Cuba in a rush, dumping his dreams of lucrative casino operations into the nearby ocean.

The Riviera’s mafia and gambling vestiges were quickly scrapped, but the lobby still reflects elements typical of the era. Including royal blue chaises paired with red club chairs and a beautiful marble floor. Prominent Cuban sculptors were commissioned back in the day and their timeless marble and bronze statues still decorate the lobby.

The lobby bar, poolside cafeteria, and the elegant L’Aiglon restaurant still exude a genuine 50’s atmosphere, when cocktail dresses and tuxedos were de rigueur. Back then, this was the place in Havana to wine and dine people you wanted to impress and was one of the city’s most popular honeymoon hotels.

Flash forward to today and the lobby’s Salon Internacional is abuzz with conversation, while a young Cuban practices a few sassy salsa moves nearby.
Hotel Habana Riviera Modalities


 Budget  Business  City
 Events  Historic  


Hotel Habana Riviera Details
Address: Paseo y Malecón, Vedado. Ciudad de La Habana. Cuba.
Number of Rooms: 352
Distance to Airport: 20 km
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M

General Hotel Habana Riviera Facilities


 Lobby Bar  Pool-side Bar  Bar
 A la Carte Restaurant  Cafeteria  Cabaret
 Shop $  Gallery  Parking
 Fax Service $  Laundry $  Sauna
 Massage $  Tour Booking Desk  Swimming Pool
 Currency Exchange  Business Center  Internet access in the lobby $
 Lifts  Conference Room $  Restaurant
 Business desk  Taxi $  Doctor on call
 Evening entertainment  Roof-top Terrace  Handicapped facilities
 Beauty Parlor $  Multilingual Staff  24 hour Reception
 Porter – Bellman  Catering for Events  Swimming
 Smoking Areas  Bar & Lounge  Space for Events and meetings

Some services require local payment.

Hotel Habana Riviera Rooms and Rates
 Standard Room… from  €52
The standard rooms are incredibly spacious, properly furnished, and equipped with all facilities. Not all rooms have a balcony, but all enjoy phenomenal, expansive sea views over the Gulf of Mexico.
 Air Conditioning  Satellite TV  Safety Deposit Box
 Hair Dryer  Minibar  Private Bathroom
 Sea View  Power 220V/60Hz  Cold & hot water
 Wheelchair accessible  Bathroom with WC and Shower  Telephone
 Climat Control  Connecting Rooms  
 Junior Suite Room… from  €130
The junior suites are furnished in the same style as the standard rooms, with extra space for a sitting area, and a coveted balcony.
 Air Conditioning  Satellite TV  Safety Deposit Box
 Hair Dryer  Minibar  Private Bathroom
 Sea View  Bath Robes  Power 220V/60Hz
 Cold & hot water  Amenity Kit  1 King size bed
 Bathroom with WC and Shower  Living Room  Telephone
 Climat Control  Desk  Balcony
 Private areas    


Hotel Habana Riviera Location


Standing proud directly across from Havana’s famous seaside promenade in the Vedado district, the Riviera is close to the Old Havana and Miramar neighborhoods. The hotel’s location encourages long walks along the Malecón or shady streets of Vedado.

Acerca de Roberto A. Paneque Fonseca

Periodista cubano. Cuban journalist.
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