Sofitel Sevilla Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, (formerly Sofitel Sevilla), Havana, Cuba, 260, Caribbean

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82%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
13%
74
Very Good
43%
230
Average
26%
143
Poor
11%
61
Terrible
4%
23

Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 10% higher than other 3.5 star hotels

Good For Solo
  • Families63
  • Couples60
  • Solo70
  • Business66
  • A lovely hotel in a great location

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    It took a little while for me to appreciate the charm of this hotel. Yes, the rooms could use a bit of maintenance (new mattresses, curtains, updated bath, etc.) but the room we had was quite spacious (I believe it was a superior room or suite) and clean.

    The common areas were very nice for a drink and live music. The restaurants were fine and the breakfast buffet (included) was abundant and varied.

    The location is great! Close to the Malecon, Capitolio, Museo de la Revolucion and the fine arts museum.

    The pool area is very nice, although the water was a bit cool during our January stay so we didn't swim.

    The crib we were provided was a bit old and wobbly so if your kid is a climber, keep the crib close.

    Very nice and helpful at front desk.

    Unique Quality: Great views.

    Great pool.

    Nice top floor restaurant with amazing views.

    Directions: Habana Centro/Habana vieja area.

  • A good base for Havana old town

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    Baring in mind that service in Cuba can be a little ropey and laid back , this was a good base for our visit to Havana old town. The room we had was large and reasonably well furnished and comfortable. With the exception of the inevitable problems with water or lack of to the bath room. We did not eat in the hotel other than breakfast which was ample and good by Cuban standards.

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    Sevilla

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    The Sevilla Biltmore, as it was known before the Revolution, was one of the establishments owned and run by Havana?s Mafia network. Santo Trafficante Junior had shares in it and the Cuban-Italian owner, Amletto Battisti, was the kingpin of the city?s lottery racket. The hotel has a rather curious layout but its public areas are very attractive. The prevailing decorative style is, as one would expect, Andalusian, with a profusion of lustre-glazed cuerda seca tiles. The lobby and courtyard bar are welcoming and the Sevilla is one of the only three hotels in the area with a pool (the other two are the Parque Central and the Saratoga).
    We had a lovely breakfast here and checed a couple of times the Internet - unfortunately not very succesfully as the conncetion was really slow.
    This seemed to us the most expensive hotel in Havana during Christmas with $270 rate for the double room..

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    Cool location, nice pool

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    At the beginning we were a little discouraged when arrived at Sevilla for a 3 nights stay: we were given a first floor room, with a strong smell of mildew and no possibility of opening the window. They got us another room for the next day: nice sights and really comfortable. Good sized rooms, with usual facilities: hairdryer, Satellite TV. No minibar or room service. Breakfast was included and was fine, with variety enough and tasty tropical fruits.

    Al principio nos quedamos un poco decepcionados cuando llegamos al Sevilla para una estancia de 3 noches: nos dieron una habitacion en el primer piso, que olia mucho a humedad y sin posibilidad de abrir la ventana. Al dia siguiente nos consiguieron otra habitacion: bonitas vistas y muy comoda. Habitaciones de buen tamanho, con los servicios habituales: secador de pelo, TV satelite. Sin minibar ni servicio de habitaciones. El desayuno buffet estaba incluido y estaba bien, con mucha variedad y buenas frutas tropicales.

    Unique Quality: Sofitel Sevilla is the only hotel in Old Havana with a swimming pool and it's worth to have it: it's relaxing to enjoy a bath after a day walking and sightseeing with so much humidity.
    The patio bar is really nice: fresh and with Cuban musicians playing and singing. They serve snacks and good drinks.
    Location is most convenient for sightseeing. 5 minutes walking to Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Capitolio and a lot of things to do and see.
    Another interesting thing about this hotel is its historical background: Al Capone hired a whole floor, Graham Greene stayed at the Sevilla and mentioned it in his novel "Our man in Havana". All these facts and some other are displayed at the lobby walls

    El Sofitel Sevilla es el unico hotel de la Habana Vieja con piscina y vale la pena tenerla: es relajante darse un banho despues de todo el dia paseando y viendo cosas con tanta humedad en el ambiente.
    El bar del patio esta muy bien: fresco y con un grupo cubano tocando. Sirven comidas ligeras y buena bebida.
    Esta situado en el mejor sitio para hacer turismo. A cinco minutos caminando de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, capitolio y de un monton de cosas para hacer y ver.
    Otra cosa interesante sobre el Sevilla es su pasado: Al Capone alquil? una planta completa y Graham Greene se aloj? aqu? y lo menciona en su novela "Nuestro hombre en la Habana". Estos hechos y algunos otros se muestran en las paredes del lobby.

    Directions: En una bocacalle del Paseo del Prado

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    Central located hotel in Havana

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    This hotel is located just of the Paseo del Prado. It is within easy walking distance of most major sights, like the Capitol, Malecon and Old Havana. The hotel has several restaurants. On the ground floor Giralda - a buffet restaurant - not very good. The restaurant on the top floor: Roofgarden has beautiful views of Havana. Do order a-la-carte, the buffet is just as bad as Giralda's.

    Unique Quality: This hotel is the only one in central Havana with a swimmingpool.

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    Escape the Heat & Chill at The Sevilla

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    Air conditioning that's quiet!!! a great lobby bar where you can chill out listening to local music,Centrally located .and Character, you would never guess it's part of a chain.
    The only downside is the breakfast, served in a room that's seen better days,and a selection that rapidly runs out the later you dine.

    Unique Quality: Excellent view from our room.
    good sized pool with plenty of seating, and loved the bar on the ground floor open to the sky and with good service

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    Sevilla Hotel: A Classic for Leisure

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    With nearly five centuries of history, Havana, the capital of the largest Antillean Island, has many attractions to meet the needs of the most demanding visitors, ranging from its culture and traditions to world-famous hotels.

    Among the latter is the Sevilla Hotel, which opened in 1908 after several years of hard construction works, which were begun by the investment company El Guardián in 1880.

    Architects got their inspiration from the Moorish lines of the Patio de los Leones at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, in a style that stands out because of its arches, columns and many tiles.

    During the first years of operations, its colonial style, exquisite decoration and the comfort of its initial 300 rooms and nine apartments, along with its location in Havana's historic heart, made the Sevilla Hotel one of the most visited hotels in the Cuban capital.

    Unique Quality: The magnificence of the building turned the hotel into the place par excellence where major social events took place, especially in its Roof Garden, which became the meeting hall in vogue at the time.

    The Sevilla Hotel has been visited by many distinguished guests from all walks of life and countries, who have given the establishment a touch of distinction within the select group of classic hotels in Cuba's tourist sector.

    Currently owned by the Cuban group Gran Caribe and run by the French consortium Accor, under its brand Sofitel, the Sevilla Hotel welcomed the U.S. famous star Josephine Baker, who was declared an illustrious guest after the Nacional Hotel refused to receive her.

    Other famous artists who stayed at the Sevilla Hotel were Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso, Mexican actors Jorge Negrete and Germán Valdés (Tin Tan), Argentinean singers and actors Hugo del Carril and Libertad Lamarque, Spanish singer Lola Flores and US actor Errol Flynn.

    Among the sports personalities who stayed in the hotel were Cuba's José Raúl Capablanca (world chess champion), Joe Louis (world heavyweight boxing champion) and Luis Angel Firpo, who won that title in his time.

    Major exponents of Cuban music left their imprint at the hotel, including Dámaso Pérez Prado, known as the "Mambo King", who performed at the Patio Sevillano with the Habana Casino Orchestra.

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    In Old Habana

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    So next to "Hotel Park View" but as a member of the "Accord" group - i think the best payable Hotel in Habana
    A nice swimmingpool - even as no guest - you can get entrance for a three dollar fee - towel included - Ingrid and Claudine knows more - Jan and i just had a couple of drinks - in Park View !!

    Unique Quality: The Pool - the entrance Hall - the Facade - the location

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    Havana old town

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    We selected this hotel because this hotel is maneged by Sofitel what is French canpany, When we went to Dominica. we stayed old town's hotel it's managed by Sofitel.It's so nice that we selected this hotel.
    You can enjoy typcal cuban salsa music in this Hotel. This band is called "Trio Los Astros"

    Unique Quality: This hotel is located in old town of Havana.
    If you go to sightseeing , it'll be very convienience for you.
    You can see some pictures for example AL capone etc.

    Towel folding is so artful and a different design is featured daily, with a little note from the housekeeper.

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Great find - beautiful hotel, great location

by Karlie85 about Hotel Mercure Sevilla

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Sevilla for a week at the beginning of May, and I just hadn't gotten around to writing a review until now.

The hotel is in a fantastic location in Old Havana, right next to the Prado and minutes away from the Capitolio, Obispo, Parque Centrale and much more. The first morning we stepped out of the hotel, we heard beautiful classical music seemingly coming from the sky. It wasn't until later that we realized the hotel is right across the street from the Museo de Bellas Artes. The hotel itself was built in 1908 and is gorgeous inside and out. The lobby is breathtaking. There is a cool open air bar off of the lobby that is open 24 hours and often has a live band. The rare-for-Havana outdoor swimming pool is a pretty decent size and is an oasis from the hot, loud and busy city. The pool area was busy, but we were always able to find a chair. It's not quite as busy around 5pm and later, so if you want some downtime, try to go then.

The staff were mostly average, decent for Havana. I wouldn't call them overly friendly, but they were polite enough and we were able to communicate the few times we needed to. I left all of my postcards with the front desk and they've mostly all arrived by now. I didn't trust any of the mailboxes I saw, so you're better off to leave mail with the desk.

We had room 511. The bed was large and took up most of the room. There was a dresser, desk, TV and free safe. The air conditioner worked very well. We left little things for the housekeepers every day, and they made towel art for us every day and left us a note on our first and last day. They were probably the nicest people on the staff, always saying hello and singing in the hallways. The shower/tub setup was kind of weird, with just a plastic swinging door to keep the water from going on the floor, which didn't work. It seemed like the hot water was limited. The water definitely cooled off if we both showered in a row.

Breakfast is included. It was different from day to day, but included meats, cheeses, a variety of breads, some fruit, hard boiled eggs and eggs cooked to order. The food was definitely much better the earlier we got there, and didn't get replenished frequently. Although the food wasn't great, it was very convenient and we appreciated having this perk.

The hotel can get quite loud because of its open layout, so bring earplugs if the echoing sounds will bother you.

If this hotel were in another city, I would probably give it a 3, but it is definitely a 4 for Havana.

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 Sofitel Sevilla Hotel

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Hotel Sevilla Havana
Havana Hotel Sevilla
Mercure Havana
Mercure Sevilla Havane
Mercure Hotel Havana

Address: Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, (formerly Sofitel Sevilla), Havana, Cuba, 260, Caribbean