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 Central Park 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 Central Park, 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 Central Park or the courtyard, air-conditioning, TV with satellite channels, radio, telephone, safe, bathroom with shower only and hairdryer. Standard Rooms without balcony have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating ***BEWARE THE SAFE IS NO MORE THAN A CUPBOARD***

Mar 6, 2019 Lizmag11 Liverpool, United Kingdom

We stayed at this Hotel from 11th February to 16th February 2019. We arrived about 11 pm and were allocated Room 116 on the first floor, unfortunately the bathroom smelled horribly of drains, we went to reception and they asked if we could stay in the room that night as the hotel was full and we would get new room next day, we didn't unpack… Read more
We stayed at this Hotel from 11th February to 16th February 2019. We arrived about 11 pm and were allocated Room 116 on the first floor, unfortunately the bathroom smelled horribly of drains, we went to reception and they asked if we could stay in the room that night as the hotel was full and we would get new room next day, we didn't unpack anything or use the safe as instructed. The following day at about 5pm we were allocated room 118 which was fine, we unpacked and put our cash which was in an envelope and valuables in the safe which was opened and closed with the same card that opened the room door. On Friday morning we noticed approx. half the cash, at least £300 and 300 euros had gone missing and there was no obvious sign of a forced entry to the room or the safe, as we had no idea when this theft had occurred we removed all the cash that was left in the envelope and replaced it with a map thinking if anyone goes into safe again they cannot steal any more money, we placed documents and passport on top of envelope and took a picture we locked the safe at 10.45 and went out of the hotel. On our return at 3pm we checked the contents and found they had been disturbed, we we went straight to customer relations who called security and tests where carried out to establish who had entered the safe we were told this would take approx. 20 mins, 2 and a half hours later we were told only our card had opened the safe and we were shown a computer printout with times and dates. there was no explanation as to how the documents in the safe had changed places just that there system was correct, We kept insisting that this was impossible but the hotel staff and security were not interested, We then asked to speak with the Hotel Manager and we were told he was not there, we then asked to speak with him on the telephone again this was refused, we then requested that they call the police as it was a crime that had been committed at their hotel, again this was refused and we were told we had to report the incident ourselves by going to police station, the hotel staff thought we were leaving early the following morning and told us going to the police would take too long they showed no concern for the fact a thief was in their employment and basically implied we were lying, however our flight was not until 9pm. and we felt we were left with no alternative but to report this to the police which we did. I left my details for the hotel Manager to contact me but he never has, we have contacted the hotel through there website on the contact us page but again i have had no reply, We have left the review until now to give the hotel plenty of opportunity to respond sadly they couldn't be bothered. The Hotel is in great location but as previous reviews very noisy at night even after the live band has ended at midnight. WE WOULD NEVER STAY AT THIS HOTEL AGAIN there are much nicer hotels in the area which we did go into for drinks etc and the staff were a lot more friendly. We booked this through hotels.com and we will be contacting them to make them aware they are advertising on there website a place that shows no concern for the valuables of customers and lies to cover themselves Read less
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Mar 5, 2019 Melbourne62 Melbourne, Australia

Situated opposite the Town Piazza in Old Havana Town this old girl is the place to go if you like dancing the Salsa & Rumba. Take the lift to the Roof top where you can mix with the Locals & Tourists whom share the love of Dance. Don't be put off If travelling on your own; as everyone is super friendly. No cover charge. Nightly from 10 -… Read more
Situated opposite the Town Piazza in Old Havana Town this old girl is the place to go if you like dancing the Salsa & Rumba. Take the lift to the Roof top where you can mix with the Locals & Tourists whom share the love of Dance. Don't be put off If travelling on your own; as everyone is super friendly. No cover charge. Nightly from 10 - midnight with live Band. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Service and Best French Fries and Breakfast

Feb 27, 2019 Daznslinga New York City, New York

Loved this place. The music, the staff, the rooms, everything is AWESOME! We enjoyed French fries as a late night snack. The gift shop was chock full of great gifts for tourists. The breakfast was fresh every morning. If you love sardines like I do...you're going to be in love. I'm a pescatarian and I ate without a problem.
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Feb 26, 2019 Cherry_Wonderdog Massachusetts

Very nice outside area where we had drinks and listened to excellent salsa and rumba bands. Good drinks. Not outrageously priced. Bands were good too. Many instruments, although a piano might have been nice.
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Feb 21, 2019 Alan482013 Southampton, United Kingdom

We stayed two nights at the Inglaterra and were lucky enough to have a balcony room overlooking Parque Central which was great for people watching. The room itself was roomy with very comfortable beds. Although the location meant that it wasn't the quietest room, we didn't find that a problem and it was more than made up for by the great view. … Read more
We stayed two nights at the Inglaterra and were lucky enough to have a balcony room overlooking Parque Central which was great for people watching. The room itself was roomy with very comfortable beds. Although the location meant that it wasn't the quietest room, we didn't find that a problem and it was more than made up for by the great view. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and varied and the staff were all really friendly and helpful. The free cocktails and hour of wifi on arrival were a great touch. I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in old Habana. Read less