Havana is the capital city, major port and the leading commercial center of Cuba. This city has a population of 2.1 million people, and it expands over 728.26 km2 (281.18 sq mi), making it the largest and the most populous city, and the third largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region. Due to its rich history and architecture, beautiful culture, many monuments and the fact that its historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, the city attracts over a million visitors a year.
Hotel Parque Central is located in the heart of Old Havana, only minutes away from some major tourist attractions. The magnificent hotel combines the elegance of the Spanish colonial style with modern services and facilities.
The hotel has a total of 427 rooms divided into two separate buildings connected through an underground tunnel. It offers 24 hour Reception with currency exchange facilities, 24 hour room service, laundry service, shops, postal service, medical service, tourist information and car hire office. In every room guests can find at their disposal a telephone, Satellite TV and interactive television service, safe, air conditioning, alarm clock, umbrella, plus a fully-equipped en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Also for the leisure of its guests the hotel has a number of good restaurants, bars and a massage room and a pool on the top floor on each building.
Regarding its surroundings, the hotel is situated walking distance from any on the major tourist attractions in Old Havana, including Plaza de la Catedral, Capitolio building, Gran Teatro de La Habana and Havana Harbor.
Our next choice is a more modern form of accommodation, and one of the facts which would prove this would be that it is placed in Vedado, a modern district in Havana. The Melia Cohiba hotel has a beautiful and modern architecture that strikes visitors from the first glimpse. The building stands 22 floors tall overlooking the sea on one side and the city on the opposite side, in all its greatness. It is most known to be one of the leading business and meeting hotels due to its location and formal environment.
Decorated with the finest Cuban marble, this hotel combines the elegance of old Cuba with today’s modern facilities. Among the hotel’s facilities, guests can take advantage of a large convention area, outdoor and indoor swimming pool, stage for live music and open air events, restaurants with different specifics in order to match the tastes of any person, shopping gallery, special evening entertainment program and the Habana Cafe Nightclub which is decorated in a Hard Rock style bringing a little of 1950s Havana to the modern times with live entertainment and food and beverage service.
For those who don’t choose this hotel for business trips we also recommend it due to its proximity to many of Havana’s points of interest such as Arms Square which is located only 8 km away, Cathedral Square just 6 km away, Jose Marti Memorial only 2 km away, Malecon Seawall Drive, Museum of the revolution, National Capitol and many more.
Hotel Nacional de Cuba is a perfect choice of accommodation for those who want to take in all the culture and history of Havana, from the early beginnings to present times. This hotel has over 80 years worth of history on its shoulders, being open since 1930, when Cuba was among the top destinations for Americans.
Located on a small hill which was once the site of pirate landings and, after that, a Cuban stronghold during Havana’s siege by the British, the hotel is surrounded by some of the most majestic gardens you will ever encounter. These are a perfect spot for those who enjoy a day walk or sightseeing, or even those who are seeking to enjoy a little culture due to the presence of part of the battery which has been preserved, including two large coastal guns dating from the late 19th Century.
For those who are looking for a more modern way to spend the time, the hotel is also equipped with six bars and a well-known cabaret, the hotel is also a setting for live performances, aquatic spectacles and even the occasional fashion show, not to mention the venue for the Havana International Film Festival in December, when one is likely to spot renowned figures of Cuba’s culture and art scene and even the occasional Hollywood star.