NH Parque Central
This is a jewel of a hotel, located just a block or two away from Old Havana, and the shops of Calle Obispo. The service was top-notch, the rooms were well appointed and nicely airconditioned to help counter the temperatures of a Havana summer.
The hotel looks good, too. The lobby is reminiscent of a bygone era, a time when the vintage cars parked on the street outside, were still fresh off a Detroit assembly line.
We enjoyed every meal we had there, from the breakfast buffet, to a meal in the classy steak house located on the property.
This hotel can hold its own with top hotels in any major world city.
One of Havana's best hotels
My husband and I stayed here for a week in March 2011. We had a wonderful time in Havana and at this hotel. The servstaff are friendly, smiling, courteous and helpful. The room was comfortable and not noisy though this hotel is in the centre of bustling old Havana. We had a good view from the window of the streets below and hotels nearby. The breakfast-buffet was excellent and sumptuous....a huge selection of fruits, juices, cereals, breads, cold meats, eggs, vegetables, pastries, etc. We also bought cigars which tasted excellent in the hotel's shop. The music in the evenings was also plesant.
I would say here, if I visited havana again.
Directions: It is centrally located in old Havana, at walkable distance to most of the places worth visiting in Old Havana
Central by name...
There can only be two contenders for best hotel in Havana – NH Parque Central & Hotel Nacional. If it's history & tradition you want, go for Nacional. If location is more important, choose NH.
NH Parque Central Hotel is on THE main square, within easy walking distance of the Capitolio, the main streets of O’Reilly & Obispo, & the rest of Habana Vieja. If you need to get further there's an assortment of taxis right outside ready to take your money, inc horse carriages, coco taxis, Ladas & bikes. As some people have mentioned on Tripadvisor, the few rooms that face the square have the best views (of the Hotel Inglaterra & Capitolio) from their small balconies, but it's more likely you will looking out from the back or side. Even on these elevations the higher rooms will still give you a decent enough view of Havana though. The rooms to definitely avoid are the ones that overlook a very uninspiring internal central atrium – give me the building site to the back any day. Any noise is blocked out well enough by the double-glazing anyway.
Rooms are top-drawer quality, with a styling you would expect in a 5 star back home. If you’ve forgotten them, the extras like full shave / toothbrush kits are a welcome addition to the bathroom - you certainly won't easily find them for sale in Havana.
As usual, don’t forget daily tips for the maid (2 CUC’s).
Upmarket bar is a welcome retreat after the hectic pace of Havana, with drinks well mixed and inexpensive considering. Only rip off was large bottles of water for 6 CUC’s – any local bar or shop will sell same for less than 1 CUC.
Unique Quality: Rooftop pool is one of the best looking I’ve ever seen with fantastic views of city and main attractions.
Small bank next to reception gives a good exchange rate for UK Sterling (£1=1.7438 CUC’s), although even a small queue can mean a long wait.
Breakfast exploded the myth that Cuban food is terrible. This would give most 4 star hotels in the UK a run for their money – well presented and loads of choice including salads, omelettes, cereals, “champagne”, even desserts…
Concierge is always on hand for help in those hard to make restaurant reservations (although don't even try to get La Guarida less than 2 days in advance).
Apparently the rack rate is £155 a night for 2 inc breakfast, but any package deal through an agent will work out much cheaper.
Quality 5* Havana hotel
Genuine 5* quality hotel.
European style quality rooms.
If available, ask for a front (best), or side facing room. (building work at rear of hotel!)
I would recommend this hotel if you are wanting a luxury style of accommodation, good food, swimming pool...
Unique Quality: Clean, comfortable, well appointed rooms. Well situated for walking into the 'Old Town', Art gallery, museum of the 'revolution' etc
Fab breakfast! Good restaurant.
Lovely swimming pool on the top floor (you won't want to move!)
Directions: Situated in Parque Square, near the Capital Building and 'Opera house'
Best Luxury Hotel in Havana vieja
Have stayed there twice in the past. As another reviewer (vickingvici) commented it lacks athmosphere & seems to attract business types. It is a bit more expensivethan most of hotels in Havana vieja (mostly run by Habanauex) however it is luxurious & I feel worth the extra money.
Has a Pool with cafe/snackbar. Also a Gym and a very reasonably priced massage service which I availed of after getting cramp from all the walking tours.
Probably the best buffet breakfast in Havana with omlettes cooked to your taste while you wait.
Quality hotel in which I would stay again & again
Unique Quality: Great views from the bedrooms at the front of the hotel over Parque Central.
Also great views of Sea, part of the Malecon( seafront walk), Prado (wide street with raised treelined walkway as central reservation) also Parque Central & Capitolo (former seat of government) all from the rooftop pool area.
Restaurant is pricy (apart from breakfast which is usuallt included)
Better food & better value to be obtained in Italian restaurant across the road at the junction of Prado & Neptuno ( I've forgotten it's name)
5 stars to enjoy Old Havana
This luxurious hotel facing historic Central Park is located in close proximity to the places U'll visit in your days in Old Havana. Also nearby are monuments, museums, shops, night clubs, cafés and cabarets. Enjoy the colorful spectacle as thousands of 1958 Chevrolets, bicycle taxis and Russian Oeral motorbikes parade by Parque Central and El Capitolio.
In the roof enjoy a magnificent view and the pool, with good snack bar service.
Directions: Just in on one side of the Parque Central, close to Telegrafo, Sevilla and Plaza hotels
4 star blandness
It's a few tears since I was there & it was actually owned by another company when I was there - so things may have changed.
This hotel is centrally located, the service is good, but, it doesn't give you any idea or feel for what being in Cuba is like, there is no atmosphere, it actually feels very depressing and no one ( not even the guest seem happy) I think alot of business men also stay there.
The food is all western style & not that good -excepts the breakfast buffet, which was very good
Unique Quality: Has a swimming pool on the roof and large rooms.
Luxury amonst Poverty
When we pulled up outside this Hotel I knew straight away that this Hotel was going to be heaven. It stands out because there aren't too many buildings in Havana that are freshly painted and not falling down. The lobby is large with a bar serving all international drinks and very good food. We had dinner there one night and the bill came to about $70 but it was beautiful with excellent service. The rooms were like an executive room with a mini-bar,t.v. safety box,air-conditioning and a beautiful marble bathroom. Breakfast was buffet style and was excellent. The pool was on the roof and it was fantastic. You can get food and drinks brought up to you. One of the best things about the pool area was the view of the city from the roof. It was something you'll always remember, you could see everything,out of this world. I would defenitely recommend this Hotel to anybody who likes their comfort. One thing I did notice about the hotel is that it must be the main hotel for all the international airlines that come to Cuba and that's a pretty good sign.
Unique Quality: Pool, Service, food and the view.
Directions: It's near the building that looks like Capital Hill in Washington.
NH Parque Central
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Nh Parque Central Havana
- Nh Parque Central Hotel Havana
Address: Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean
Amenities at NH Parque Central
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Business Services
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