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
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|
|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.
| 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.
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.