Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski

Havana, Cuba

The hotel

Part of the fabric of hypnotically beautiful Old Havana, this Grande Dame of the city sits among its champagne-coloured buildings and World Heritage sites. Virtually at its feet you’ll find iconic El Floridita, where Hemingway used to hang out – but reach its rooftop and you’re rewarded with city views, with El Capitolio and Central Park two of your closest neighbours. You’ll have infinite opportunities to soak up those city scenes while you’re up there, with an al fresco sitting room, poolside cocktail bar, panoramic restaurant, and urban-chic pool, whose glazed screen separates you from the sky beyond. There’s no mistaking your setting downstairs either – with the elegant rooms’ French windows framing the city, and the light-flooded cigar lounge fringed with eight balconies, so you can gaze out over Central Park as you sip Cuban rum, while the Cigar Sommelier hand-rolls cigars.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the hubbub of Havana’s elegant old city, surrounded by its picture-postcard UNESCO World Heritage sites, this hotel has a direct view of the Capitol and Great Theater of Havana, and overlooks Bar Floridita, where Hemingway used to drink. It’s also 10 minutes’ drive from Castillo del Morro. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

246 rooms and suites. All with high ceilings, French windows facing the old city or patio, flatscreen TV, WiFi* and tea and coffee-making facilities. Patio Rooms have street or inner courtyard views. Each has 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Breakfast option: available at a supplement.

Deluxe Rooms have city views, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Deluxe Rooms have 2 large French windows and city views. Each has 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Hemingway Junior Suites have a bedroom, a separate living room with 2 large French windows, and views over the patio or old city. It has 1 king-size bed, with 1 extra bed allowed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Junior Suite Constante is a corner suite overlooking the city, and boasts a separate living area, 3 large French doors/windows, walk-in closet and large bathroom with rain shower, bathtub and 2 sinks. With 1 king-size bed, 1 extra bed allowed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Patio Suites have courtyard views, large living room with separate dining table, and large bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, 1 extra bed allowed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Suite Mezzanines are two-level suites, overlooking the old city. Downstairs there's a large sitting area and the bathroom complete with rain shower, and upstairs is the bedroom plus an additional larger bathroom with shower and bathtub, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Suite Esquina are large corner suites, overlooking the old town. There is a large living room with separate dining table and 3 large French doors/windows, large bathroom with rain shower, Jacuzzi bathtub and 2 sinks. With 1 king-size bed, 1 extra bed allowed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

San Cristobal Panoramic Restaurant (casual menu specialising in Caribbean seafood, rooftop, open for lunch and dinner). Confluencias (casual international menu with buffet breakfasts, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). El Surtidor Pool Terrace and Bar (cocktail and Hispanic-inspired tapas menu, open for lunch and dinner). El Arsenal Lobby Lounge & Bar (light breakfasts, international cocktails and snacks, and afternoon tea, coffee, and homemade pastries, bar open 24 hours, with dining Thursday-Sunday 10.00am-12.00am). Constante Bar (cocktail and tapas menu). Evocación Tobacco Lounge (cigar lounge, with Cuban rums and famous spirits).

Bella Habana Pool (rooftop swimming pool and sundeck). Spa Albear by Resense* (1,000m2, with sauna, steam room, and treatment experiences*). Fitness centre.

Designer shopping arcade. Concierge service. WiFi*. Classic American car service* (airport transfers and city tours in vintage cars).

2 nights 23 Dec '19-5 Jan '20 and 23 Dec '20-3 Jan '21.

* Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best rooftop in Havana!

Aug 18, 2019 marvellousmoment Cyprus

We were not staying at hotel, we were there for having dinner and some drinks. Gran Hotel Manzana rooftop has best view in La Havana. Rooftop is amazing to spend your evening with perfect sunset view. Foods and drinks were perfect! staffs are very friendly and hotel is very luxury. When we will be visiting Havana second time we will definitely… Read more
We were not staying at hotel, we were there for having dinner and some drinks. Gran Hotel Manzana rooftop has best view in La Havana. Rooftop is amazing to spend your evening with perfect sunset view. Foods and drinks were perfect! staffs are very friendly and hotel is very luxury. When we will be visiting Havana second time we will definitely stay in this hotel. Read less
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Aug 8, 2019 ginebrat

By far the best hotel in town. Its brand new, quite modern. Rooms are spacious and pretty. Very clean. The pool is outstanding. The views from it are incredibly gorgeous. Service is also good. Concierge and his wife are very helpful. Breakfast was great. The food at the pool is ok ( for what you can find in la havana) They also have live music… Read more
By far the best hotel in town. Its brand new, quite modern. Rooms are spacious and pretty. Very clean. The pool is outstanding. The views from it are incredibly gorgeous. Service is also good. Concierge and his wife are very helpful. Breakfast was great. The food at the pool is ok ( for what you can find in la havana) They also have live music at night in the pool, so great ambiance to have a cocktail. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Constante Bar: A beautiful highlight to our trip

Aug 7, 2019 Boricuadrado New York City, New York

We stopped at Constante Bar upstairs for some drinks and snacks, and we had the PERFECT view of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and classic cars driving by below. We were only there for a bit, but the bartender was excellent and it was a nice experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect stay if you can afford it

Aug 4, 2019 tariqw2013 Aruba

Beautiful hotel in one of the best central locations in Havana, you are close to everything. Rooms are amazing and staff was very attentive. Excellent roof bar and a very nice cigar lounge for aficionados.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thank you Alejandro!

Jul 15, 2019 968maaikev Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I usually don’t write any reviews about stays or visits in hotels/bars, but I just want to express my gratitude to one person in particular. Together with a friend, we were based in Varadero and went to Havana for one night and one full day. I work in luxury hotels myself and know a lot of great and hard working people, but Alejandro from the… Read more
I usually don’t write any reviews about stays or visits in hotels/bars, but I just want to express my gratitude to one person in particular. Together with a friend, we were based in Varadero and went to Havana for one night and one full day. I work in luxury hotels myself and know a lot of great and hard working people, but Alejandro from the rooftop bar upstairs has really wowed me. He is one of the kindest, honest and ambitious bartenders I have ever seen so make sure to do everything to keep him in your team!! Read less