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 Stunning, stunning place with a great atmosphere

Jan 19, 2020 295biancac

We spent 3 nights in this beautiful hotel and would go back in a heartbeat, if it was not so far away. The whole hotel is simply beautiful, and the rooftop and street terraces have a great atmosphere. There is live music every day and night in the street terrace, with people dancing in the street - every night a party! Drinks are limited to beer… Read more
We spent 3 nights in this beautiful hotel and would go back in a heartbeat, if it was not so far away. The whole hotel is simply beautiful, and the rooftop and street terraces have a great atmosphere. There is live music every day and night in the street terrace, with people dancing in the street - every night a party! Drinks are limited to beer and rum cocktails, but inexpensive and good. Didn`t try the restaurant but the snacks/sandwiches are inexensive and ample sized. You dont have to stay in Inglaterra to go, and I highly recommend it. Hard to find appetizing snack food elsewhere in Havana, so we just kept coming back to the Inglaterra for a snack and then went out again - everything is close, so no problem whatsoever. Same with bathrooms- Inglaterra always sparkling, even at peak hours. Breakfast, with live piano, varied - different things/quality on different days, coffee so- so (as with every hotel breakfast), but nice proper coffee available rather inexpensively from the bar next door, which was open 24/7. You often had to be patient with crockery and table linen, but we knew we had to be patient in this country. It`s one of the best hotels in Havana. Room was lovely (we liked the old fashioned look, and it was sparkling clean!!) and indoors without window indeed, which turned out to be a blessing given that the hotel is on the main road - I bet a room with window would have been rather noisy. Can`t understand the comments about staff being rude - applied to one person, everyone else was lovely and rather unintrusive. One receptionist recognised us in the street on her day off and we had a lovely conversation, with her giving us some tips about what to do and avoid. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Rooftop Bar

Jan 14, 2020 dansN592BM Upminster, United Kingdom

We didn’t stay at the hotel, as we stayed at the adjacent Parque Central, so cannot review the hotel itself but we did go on a couple of occasions to the rooftop bar that was fantastic. You have to get there fairly early (7-8pm) as they close entry to bar when there are too many people. A great rooftop location in the heart of the city with… Read more
We didn’t stay at the hotel, as we stayed at the adjacent Parque Central, so cannot review the hotel itself but we did go on a couple of occasions to the rooftop bar that was fantastic. You have to get there fairly early (7-8pm) as they close entry to bar when there are too many people. A great rooftop location in the heart of the city with fantastic views over the city and Parque Central. Love music from local acts, and great dancing venue. Good food also. Bizarrely the drinks here are also good value, 3 CUC for a Cuba Libre and most cocktails whereas most other hotel rooftop bars in the area were between 5-6 CUC. The rooftop bar was our favourite night out in Havana. Would definitely recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Okay Stay...

Jan 7, 2020 newyorknewyork24 New York City, New York

Used points for a free night, which made it worth it, but wouldn't be worth the regular price. Cool to stay in a such a historic place, super clean, but a bit dreary as to be expected. Shower was tiny, but had hot water. Service wasn't great, wasn't terrible...employees aren't very friendly, but they seem to do their job. Free breakfast buffet… Read more
Used points for a free night, which made it worth it, but wouldn't be worth the regular price. Cool to stay in a such a historic place, super clean, but a bit dreary as to be expected. Shower was tiny, but had hot water. Service wasn't great, wasn't terrible...employees aren't very friendly, but they seem to do their job. Free breakfast buffet had a lot of options (had to ask for silverware), but most of it didn't look very appetizing so I stuck with the basics. Piano player during breakfast was great. Easy to catch a cab to airport for $30 right outside. Wifi worked well. Loved how central it was to everything. However, if this is your first visit to Cuba, I would highly recommend a casa over a hotel for a more unique experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It was OK...

Dec 4, 2019 sgfoneill Basingstoke, United Kingdom

My husband and I stayed here late July/early August 2019 and it was OK. Good things first... You can get a ham and cheese toasty in the cafe downstairs (which we pretty much survived on during our stay). The rooftop bar has a lovely view, as did our room to be fair. The AC in the room was an absolute life saver. The hotel itself is, I think,… Read more
My husband and I stayed here late July/early August 2019 and it was OK. Good things first... You can get a ham and cheese toasty in the cafe downstairs (which we pretty much survived on during our stay). The rooftop bar has a lovely view, as did our room to be fair. The AC in the room was an absolute life saver. The hotel itself is, I think, rather beautiful. Could really sense the history. Really liked the live pianist at breakfast time, one of my fondest memories of our trip. The hotel is in a pretty decent location, nice and central I'd say, easy pick up for the (depressing) hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Staff are nice enough, apart from those behind the front desk. So the not so good things... Rude staff at front desk. The whole money changing scenario (though not unique to this hotel of course) I found somewhat unnerving, especially when we first arrived at the hotel from our flight, tired and hungry. We wanted to change money at the front desk but was told there wasn't any and they didn't know when there would be. When we were able to change money the next day, they rejected much of it because the notes had been written on. We later tried to exchange these marked notes with another member of staff no problem. At least be consistent with your money acceptance policies!! Oh and they rejected even the smallest tear in the notes as well. Very frustrating. Then there was the noise from our park facing room (again, beautiful view) which mainly came from the classic American car taxi rank that was right outside. The horns, THE HORNS I TELL YOU!!! Still they haunt me. Cars like that should be seen and not heard..! The food here (beyond a toasted sandwich) was ok, breakfast was full of strong smelling meat and cheese which kept my husband happy! We ate at the rooftop bar one afternoon and the meal was charmingly odd but not unpleasant. I didn't expect to go to Cuba and get served frozen veg like green beans and carrots with my food! So all in all our stay was OK. It's unlikely we'll go to Havana again but if we had to, we'd book elsewhere to stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating There are motels better than this

Nov 30, 2019 Bsantamaria305 Miami, Florida

The place is old which is fine, but it is dirty, bad maintained, attention is rude. Not to mention breakfast!: we had to wait over 15 minutes to get silverware because they didn’t have, food is medium quality. The bathroom.... well check by the pictures The bed! I was checking all the time for bugs because it looked so dirty. Ah! If you… Read more
The place is old which is fine, but it is dirty, bad maintained, attention is rude. Not to mention breakfast!: we had to wait over 15 minutes to get silverware because they didn’t have, food is medium quality. The bathroom.... well check by the pictures The bed! I was checking all the time for bugs because it looked so dirty. Ah! If you are a light sleeper this place is definitely not for you as it is as noisy it can be. $180 a night for this is outrageous Read less