Visited the Nacional de Cuba in mid January with my wife and another couple. We were given a room with a great view of the sea and Malecon.
The beauty of this hotel is it's grandeur and history. Every area of the hotel is impressive and taking one of the free daily tours (meet in lobby at 11am & 4pm) is well worth while. Some reviews say that the hotel is a little tired but my view is that this is part of the character of this historic building. Would you describe an English stately home as tied?
We ate in the 'Film Corner' cafeteria and found this to be good quality food - pizzas & burgers. We had breakfast in the main buffet 'La Veranda' and found the choice excellent. Freshly squeezed orange is always welcome first thing!
The hotel has had a lot of famous visitors over the years and continues to do so. We were pleased to meet Fidel Castros son Alex who was holding a photography exhibition.
If you are going to Havana I would recommend that you follow in the footsteps of Johnny Weismuller, Jude Law, Frank Sinatra, Edward VIII and John Wayne and experience the history of this hotel.More
- Breakfast included