Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Vedado
Hotel Nacional de Cuba Description
So much has been written about the charismatic Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Built in 1930, the Nacional boasts a long and rich history – palpable today – and is part of what makes a stay here so unique.
From the palm-flanked pool to the breezy garden terrace, the Nacional has many attractive areas to linger or lounge. Tuck into one of the Chesterfield sofas under stunning chandeliers and carved wooden ceiling to see why this is a favorite spot of foreigners and Cubans alike.
The sloping garden with aerial Malecón views is perfect for enjoying a cappuccino, tuna sandwich, Cuban cigar or stiff cocktail. Dotted with palms and archetypical wicker furniture, it’s an oasis of tranquility. It is a popular meeting spot for local business people, visiting dignitaries and Cuban cultural icons.
Everything here channels the glory days of the 1950s, from the Bar Hístórico to the vintage American cars parked outside in the long, sweeping driveway. For full effect, rent one (with obligatory driver) for an hour or two. Hotel Nacional has always been allied to the film industry and is the headquarters for the annual Festival of New Latinamerican Cinema of Havana.
Music and dance are equally represented at the Nacional where extravagant shows are hosted nightly at the Cabaret Parisien, second only to the Tropicana. Meanwhile, Salon 1930 is dedicated to Compay Segundo (of Buena Vista Social Club fame) and his successors perform here weekly.
Hotel Nacional de Cuba Modalities
Hotel Nacional de Cuba Details
Address: Calle 0 esq. 21, Vedado. Ciudad de La Habana. Cuba.
Number of Rooms: 426
Distance to Airport: 25 KM
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
General Hotel Nacional de Cuba Facilities
|Lobby Bar||Bar||Buffet Restaurant|
|A la Carte Restaurant||Cafeteria||Cabaret|
|Fax Service $||Laundry $||Sauna|
|Massage $||Tour Booking Desk||Swimming Pool|
|Car Rental $||Babysitting $||Currency Exchange|
|Business Center||Internet access in the lobby $||Lifts|
|Conference Room $||Restaurant||Business desk|
|Taxi $||Roof-top Terrace||Wi-Fi $|
|Handicapped facilities||Room Service $|
Some services require local payment.
|Hotel Nacional de Cuba Rooms and Rates|
| Standard Room… from €118
The 426 rooms are scattered over 8 floors. Standard rooms are classic and functional, although not very spacious, but feature everything a modern hotel room requires.
| Standard Executive Floor Room… from €124
Standard rooms located on the 6th floor of the hotel. These rooms preserve the hotel’s original 1930s mahogany furnishings, which make for an elegant and discrete atmosphere that would be welcoming to a writer in search of peace and quiet, a business traveler or anyone with a taste for distinction. North and west-facing rooms have amazing views of the seawall.
The Executive Office is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. It provides bilingual secretarial services, photocopies, fax, and cell phone rental, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and international delivery services.
|Junior Suite Executive Room… from €282|
Hotel Nacional de Cuba Location
The Nacional de Cuba is surrounded by many entertainment venues, including the Gato Tuerto (bolero) and La Zorra y el Cuervo (jazz) clubs. Taxis (whether by Classic Car or in a luxury Mercedes), can zip you to Old Havana in no time. The route is along the lively seafront promenade, the Malecón (across the street from the hotel), so you might consider a convertible.