Hotel is like much of Havana. Old, but charming.
The location is not in the middle of everything, but a 5 to 10 minute cab ride will get you where you want to be.
The rooms are basic with a little furniture, so, so bed and lumpy pillows. The bathrooms are very adequate but they do have noisy fans and drippy faucets.
The elevators work, the security and doormen are friendly and helpful. The included breakfast is good. Be sure to spend some time by the very enjoyable pool. The pool snacks and beverages are reasonably priced.
Taxis is usually always available at the front door. There is a large verandah area which is a great place to enjoy a mojito and cigar.
The front desk will exchange your currency and there is also a currency exchange office in the hotel with slightly better rates.
I paid $59 CDN per night for a single with breakfast. Not a bad deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ROC-Hotels Presidente **** is located just 3 kms from the old historical part of Havana, "La Havana Vieja", a twenty minutes drive from the Jose Marti International Airport. It is only 20 minutes from the East Side beaches and 200 meters from the renowned Amadeo Roldan Theatre. Located in El Vedado, only 200 meters from the famous Pier of Havana, "el Malecon", on the Avenue of the Presidents, and flanked by the Cuban Foreign Office and the "Casa de las Americas", the Hotel Presidente rises gracefully with its 10 floors of history and in its peculiar colours of vermilion. The Roc-Hotels Presidente characterises itself for being housed in a spectacular building from the 1920's, being the first skyscraper in the city of Havana, and for its breathtaking interiors representing the era it was built in, but with all its modern comfort and services that the client seeks. The Hotel was reformed in 2011 following a clear luxury style and keeping all the grandeur of its recent history that included many famous personalities of diplomacy and business companies, as well as the art world. It is for this reason that an exquisite care was taken to preserve every detail during its restoration and decoration. Throughout the interior of the Hotel, displayed are more than 400 classified pieces of art, giving a very unique taste to the guests from the moment of their arrival. They can enjoy the "Lobby Museum", relax by the poolside, or go on interesting excursions to Pinar del Rio, Varadero, Santa Maria del Mar or other famous sites nearby. We offer bed and breakfast (CP board), breakfast and dinner ( Half board). We have WIFI in all rooms and all service areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Presidente Hotel Havana