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Hotel Inglaterra
Ranked #16 of 79 Hotels in Havana
West Orange, NJ
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Prime location”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Everything about this hotel is great, except my room. My room could have used a fresh coat of paint (but so does the rest of Old Havana). When I asked for a room changed, guest services were willing to change but told me that my room was actually one of the better ones. So I decided to stay. The bed was uncomfortable and the headboard wasn't even attached. If you're looking for a more modern appeal, go to Parque National which is a few feet away. Despite this, I took advantage of the opportunity to stay because of the historic relevance. The hotel was in a prime location in old Havana. It was as if being right in Times Square in NYC. I didn't appreciate it until the latter half of my stay. I ventured to varying restaurants but was greatly disappointed by the food quality. Turns out the hotel had better dining (an indoor and outdoor restaurant with slightly different menus). Most mixed drinks were 3 CUC and many of the meals were 6 CUC. The indoor restaurant had various sandwiches for 3 CUC. At night, there was a live band at the outdoor restaurant, but such was the case at every Cuban restaurant I visited.

The hotel was in a prime location. There's a bus tour that comes right in front of the hotel. It's about 5 or 6 CUC and it will give you a tour of the city. It takes roughly 1 1/2. Your pass is good for the entire day. I strongly recommend this. Stay away from the bike tours, they are rip offs. One gentleman told me the bike tour was 25 CUC. Turns out, it was 25CUC per hour. 25CUC does sound bad in North American and European terms, but multiply that by 24 (local peso) and they're literally getting paid $600 hr. Needless to say, he was biking very slow and took advantage of every opportunity to say hello to friends and family. And also took a route that I had no interest in seeing. I would also recommend stay away from the hecklers also who will try and flag you down. Everyone in Cuba has a scam (they're all alleged teachers, doctors, musicians or trying to open up a school for children). I'm a fan of culture and history and tried to engaged people in conversation. Everyone will gladly speak to you, but only enough to tell you how tough their living conditions are and can they get a tip. You have to see yourself, but if your trip gets overwhelming... No matter, which hotel you're at.... this is a great place to escape for drinks, food and a good seat in Times Square.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Situated right on the main Avenue in old Havana. Room was clean. Great roof top bar. There was a great choice of food for breakfast. It just summed up Havava. We paid £53 for a double room, which included breakfast (booked on Internet whilst in Cuba) - good deal as far as we were concerned. Internet access in a designated room. All in all a great place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

nice location, ok lobby, but very dark and old room. shower a bit run down....

We forgot to leave a tips for the housekeeping, and they accused us of consumed 2 cola and won't let us off the check out.... ridiculous.

Do not book tour/hotel with the travel agent located at their internet cafe, a balck african girl and a blond hair local cuban (spanish like) girl cheated us about USD 250 on a 2 nights hotel booking. MAke sure the amount of money you paid them is the same amount of money they write on thier receipt. we were sold a hotel for double of the price, shame . we went back to confront them, and they gave us tons of lies and excuse.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Hotel Inglaterra is a wonderful place
some rooms are small but I found all the staff helpful and friendly
if you needed anything they were more than happy to help
location for me was key as being in the hospitality business for over 30 years myself I like to explore new places and you can't get more central than this hotel
I stayed for a week here and would happily return in the future
all in all a very good stay

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Mamer, Luxembourg
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

The location of the hotel is fantastic as it is just next to the "Capitolio", which gives you easy access to Havana Central and Havana Vieja.
The lobby and restaurant are impressive from their architecture, but the rooms don't stand a european 4 star standard. They are quite dark and noisy.
Price for 1 night, breakfast included was +/- 100 CUC, which is definetly expensive for this hotel.
Especially as breakfast was not very rich.
But for one night, on a two days trip to Havana, it was OK

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

The rooms are either big and airey and noisy (front) or dark and smell like cabbage (back). Needs a bit of a do-up to make it a 4-5 star hotel. The staff are OK, better than some places, but not as helpful as in, say, New Zealand or Thailand, I guess that's the communist way.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2012

spend thee 6night's hade great time staff ,good locationand food atmosphere brillliant!! viva la cuba!! :D

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Inglaterra
Address: Paseo del Prado No 416 | San Rafael y San Miguel, Havana 10200, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #16 of 79 Hotels in Havana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Inglaterra 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's the oldest hotel in the city, founded in 1875, declared Nacional Monument in 1981 and located in the center of the city, in front of the Central Park and near to interesting places in Old Havana. The architecture, history, location, and the presence of the cuban culture are the principal atractions of this charming hotel. It was considered one of the most famous hotels in Cuba and the world, attracting the atention of many important personalities like: Sara Bernhart, Enrico Carusso, Ana Pavlova, Imperio Argentina, Gabriela Mistral, Jose Marti Perez, Antonio Maceo among others . Concerts by the Band of the City, launching of books, recital of poems, talkings about history and exhibitions, are the kind of activities offered to guests and cuban population. You can also enjoy the cuban plastic arts since its tables and the menu of the Colonial Restaurant designed by the most famous cuban painters. ... more   less 
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