Hotel Inglaterra

Havana, Cuba

The hotel

Every bit the gilded old-world glamour you’d hope for in Havana, Hotel Inglaterra first opened its doors back in 1875. Since then it’s welcomed the rich and famous, drawn in by its authentic colonial styling, its legendary roof terrace (which features a grill bar for good measure), and its unbeatable location — facing Parque Central and just steps from guidebook favourites like the Capitolio, Gran Teatro, and the pedestrianised San Rafael boulevard. As well as the rooftop grill, there’s the breakfast venue El Colonial, the chilled-out La Sevillana café bar, and Gran Café el Louvre, a sidewalk sanctuary whose bohemian collection of patrons past have ranged from musicians to poets, and where today you can listen to live music as you watch Havana’s hubbub outside from one of its old cast iron seats.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a central location, opposite Parque Central, and ideally placed for exploring Old Havana. Close to the sights, bars and dining of Havana’s colonial district. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

83 rooms on 3 floors with 2 lifts. All with views of Parque Central or the courtyard, air-conditioning, TV with satellite channels, radio, telephone, safe, bathroom with shower only and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum two adults, with internal or external window.

Please note: the Hotel Inglaterra is an iconic and historical hotel and each room varies in size and locale. Some Standard Rooms are in the interior of the hotel with internal window. 

Half Board option: available at a supplement.

Please note: Half Board supplement is mandatory over 24 Dec and 31 Dec.

Standard Rooms with balcony have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Standard Balcony Rooms have a external window.

Superior Rooms sleep maximum 2 adults.

El Colonial Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner), La Sevillana (bar, café), rooftop terrace (with bar and grill) and Lobby Bar.

Jacuzzi. Games room.

Room service*. Gift shop.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this is an adults-only property, guests over the age of 16 years permitted only.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Historic but noisy

Oct 27, 2019 drnorth Vancouver, Canada

The location is ideal and it is a historic hotel, but I would stay elsewhere in the area. The best thing about the hotel, other than the location are the patio areas out front and on the roof and you don't need to stay at the hotel to enjoy those. The rooms are nothing special. The main draw back is that between the music on the roof and out… Read more
The location is ideal and it is a historic hotel, but I would stay elsewhere in the area. The best thing about the hotel, other than the location are the patio areas out front and on the roof and you don't need to stay at the hotel to enjoy those. The rooms are nothing special. The main draw back is that between the music on the roof and out front, it is So Loud. I am not normally bothered by that sort of thing and can sleep through anything, but i think most people would find the volume of the music unacceptable. That said, if you are a late night person, by the time you go back to your room, the music may be over, which would be fine. But if you like to go to bed before midnight, i'd reconsider. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Hotel

Oct 19, 2019 Selena M Kingston, Jamaica

This hotel is located on the border of Old and Central Havana. You can either be a guest or visit the restaurant and/or buy wifi cards for use. However, the staff isn't friendly and despite or maybe because of the language barrier came off as aggressive. We spent a bit of time there both at the restaurant and lounging when we bought wifi cards.… Read more
This hotel is located on the border of Old and Central Havana. You can either be a guest or visit the restaurant and/or buy wifi cards for use. However, the staff isn't friendly and despite or maybe because of the language barrier came off as aggressive. We spent a bit of time there both at the restaurant and lounging when we bought wifi cards. The meals weren't impressive neither was the service. Landmark hotel but left a lot to be desired. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect

Sep 24, 2019 ThePilates3

Great Location, staff really lovely and very helpful. The rooms we had were spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was good. Terrace bar has superb views with some food available. We loved the afternoon tea and cakes.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Abrupt hotel staff

Sep 1, 2019 Eric L toronto,ontario

I have stayed at this hotel on four occasions. The first time, 1949. I was 5 years old. I remember the beautiful dinning room. This stay was before the revolution. Four years agoI returned to Havana Cuba for holiday. I specifically requested the hotel. Delightful experience. Two years ago, returned to Havana, request the same hotel. Delighted.… Read more
I have stayed at this hotel on four occasions. The first time, 1949. I was 5 years old. I remember the beautiful dinning room. This stay was before the revolution. Four years agoI returned to Havana Cuba for holiday. I specifically requested the hotel. Delightful experience. Two years ago, returned to Havana, request the same hotel. Delighted. This year, a complaint. Hotel staff. I requested from the man at the front desk if he could give me Two 5 note convertible peso’s for a 10 note. He did. About an hour later I requested if he could give me two 10 notes for a 20 note. He request, rudely, I did it one time for you, second time, no. We are not a bank. Go to the bank. I went into the gift shop, purchase some wonderful Cuban coffee. The lady, in the gift shop changed to 20 convertible peso note and gave 2 tens for the 20 note. I am returning to Havana next March, 2020. Seriously thinking of another hotel. To the manager, guests keep the hotel in operation, you should alert your reception staff be a little more courteous. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel, but extremely rude and racist staff and security!

Aug 15, 2019 WediSanFrancisco

If it wasn't for the extremely rude and racist staff, I would give this hotel 5 stars. One of the waitresses (a White Cuban waitress) refused to serve me until I had no choice but to repeatedly wave at her; this is after she went around serving other White tourists in the bar area (located in the lobby). Another incident was when a hotel security… Read more
If it wasn't for the extremely rude and racist staff, I would give this hotel 5 stars. One of the waitresses (a White Cuban waitress) refused to serve me until I had no choice but to repeatedly wave at her; this is after she went around serving other White tourists in the bar area (located in the lobby). Another incident was when a hotel security officer rudely told me to leave the lobby area, after I paid for a Wi-Fi card minutes prior at the front desk; he never said a word to the other White tourists, who were sitting right next to me. The Inglaterra hotel management desperately needs to improve it's image by providing top-quality customer service experience; this can be done by hiring security officers and waiters/waitresses that are friendly and patient to ALL of it's customers, regardless of race and nationality. This is the only hotel in Havana where this has been an issue for me. Take notes from your neighbor, Iberostar Parque Central... Read less