I stayed at the hotel for 5 days. As I have read in prior reviews, indeed this hotel needs some major renovations. We stayed on the 14th floor (corner room with balcony) and the ocean view was spectacular. The room was very musty. This is not a hotel for allergy sufferers or asthmatics. We realized this the first night and slept with all of the windows open after that. Air conditioning barely worked but it did not matter to us since we opted for fresh air. There was no hot water must of the time and the toilet didn't work properly. Every time we showered, the bathroom flooded, making it very slippery. We had a fridge in the room and it worked very nicely. We also had a old TV with cable and it worked most of the time too. But that didn't matter to us because we didn't go to Cuba to watch TV! There is no Internet available. One night, the elevators were out of power and from what I heard, this happens quite often. Eventually, we ended up walking up the 14th floors. No apologies were given to us. The front desk people were serious and at times, somewhat friendly. The lobby is clean with security around. We had a breakfast buffet every morning and the food was nothing to brag about. It was plentiful and the service was good. By the way, non-smoking rooms are not available. You should know, there is a small shopping mall on front (with a small supermarket) and there is also a Melia hotel next to it. Overall, we would give this hotel 2-3 stars. Not worth the price they charge for the rooms. Do not have high expectations, and try to stay positive. After all, this is a state-run hotel. Lastly, remember to tip nicely at all times... your stay will improve!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Habana Riviera, located in front of Caribbean Sea, located in the heart of Havana City is. It has 352 rooms with views of the ocean and the city, 16 Junior Suite, 1 Suite, 2 handicap rooms. Stylishly modernist, the building's 50s look (and feel), Grand lobby, with original structure, furnishings and décor very well preserved. Spacious lobby bar set next to a row of large glass panels that place one almost literally next to the water, and the Mirador de la Habana restaurant with nice views of the littoral and city. Prestigious symbol of Havana City, its beauty, its Caribbean captivation, its cozy environment makes it into the most wanted hotel by the visitors. Services: Outdoor Pool, 1 Restaurant, Lobby Bar, Bar-Cafeteria by the Pool, Buffet breakfast included. Rooms: A/C, Minibar, TV, Safe. 3 Elevators. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Habana Riviera Havana
- Habana Riviera Hotel Havana