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/coffee-making facilities. Patio Rooms have inner courtyard views, with 1 king-size bed or 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 5 Jan '22 to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan '215 Jan '22 when staying 2 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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 between 23 Dec-3 Jan. 

* Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Oct 8, 2021 AlainF435 La Habana

I have bien with a friend of mine and you ordered both a cochinillo. Very good meat and very well cooked!! For the final we had a good cheese cake. I have to add the marvellous view of the Capitolio which make this place an exceptional one.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good central hotel with nice rooftop pool

Oct 8, 2021 FadiabuH

The hotel is relatively new. We booked a suite for 3 people but got 2 separate rooms ( it was ok for us). The rooms are good and clean. Walk distance to the centre of Havana. Good food and service.Amazing rooftop pool and bar. I would come back again if I will be in Havanna.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 stars plus ⭐️

Oct 8, 2021 yosbelnovo

One of the best hotels I have visited, it has excellent service, a cozy atmosphere, the view of Havana 👍🏻. The Spa is spectacular and its very professional staff, I would repeat it a thousand times. The ladies in red give an extra point to the hotel, their kindness, their attention and their professionalism leave me speechless. Thanks Kempinski… Read more
One of the best hotels I have visited, it has excellent service, a cozy atmosphere, the view of Havana 👍🏻. The Spa is spectacular and its very professional staff, I would repeat it a thousand times. The ladies in red give an extra point to the hotel, their kindness, their attention and their professionalism leave me speechless. Thanks Kempinski !!! 😎😁😜 Read less
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Oct 7, 2021 Jean_Pierre187497 Barcelona, Spain

I had lunch today on the Rooftop restaurant San Cristobal. It is a great experience. Very refined cuisine, I had a delicious dish of caramelized Pork meat, a great Cheesecake for desert. The offer of wines is very extended with best brands and origins. The service is unbeatable. Sitting at this terrace you can enjoy the best view in town over… Read more
I had lunch today on the Rooftop restaurant San Cristobal. It is a great experience. Very refined cuisine, I had a delicious dish of caramelized Pork meat, a great Cheesecake for desert. The offer of wines is very extended with best brands and origins. The service is unbeatable. Sitting at this terrace you can enjoy the best view in town over the Capitol, Great Theater and Central Park. Definitely a place to not miss if you visit Havana Read less
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Sep 5, 2021 maurofaundez Concon, Chile

We spend a weekend in the Hotel. Facilities are modern, great decoration and style. The SPA was awesome including sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi. Massages very energizing. Amazing Habana view from the terrace in the top with endless pool and bar restaurant. Hotel personel are very kind and gentle.