We stayed here for 3 nights. We were given a suite of rooms which included a lounge area, a shower room, 2 toilets, a dressing area and the bedroom. We had simply booked a double room so this was a bit of a surprise! The room was comfortable, but like the whole hotel a little dated. The air con was a bit noisy but welcome given how hot it was. It was an internal room with windows over the central space but this was not a problem and no doubt quieter than those over the very busy and noisy street. The hotel is ideally located right in the centre by Parque Centrale , within easy walking distance of the historic part of town with all its bars and restaurants. The staff were helpful and friendly. The bar which included seating out on the street was a great place to have a drink and watch the amazing old cars go by, only downside was the outside bit was often closed, no real problem though as there are plenty of other options all down the street. Breakfast was buffet style with plenty of choice, there was also a chef cooking eggs to order. Booked on the internet this was a great location and good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GeneralThe historic city hotel was established in 1860 and was then located on Calle Amistad. Around 1888, it was relocated to its present position on the busy corner of Prado and Neptuno streets. In 1911 the hotel was completely rebuilt, and when it reopened it was regarded by the press of the day as the most modern hotel in the city and ranked amongst the top eleven hotels in Latin America. The hotel of today combines modern and colonial elements in its architecture to create a wonderful unity of present and traditional styles. On offer are a total of 63 comfortable guest rooms with excellent views out over the city. The inner courtyard with the original brickwork of its arches forms an interesting contrast to the new design features. The hotel has a large ceramic mural in the form of a collage, showing elements of Havana's colonial architecture and a fountain which appears to magnify the courtyard and its surrounding ruins. There are 54 standard rooms, three suites, and six junior suites available, in addition to a lobby area with a reception desk manned around the clock, a hotel safe, a cloakroom, a currency exchange facility, and lift access. Guests at this air-conditioned establishment may also take advantage of the restaurant, the snack bar, shop. Also available here is room service (charges apply), a public Internet connection (charges apply), and parking for those arriving by car (charges apply). MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.Surrounding AreaA famous institution in Havana since 1888, this hotel has since the early 20th century been considered one of the best in all Latin America. It lies directly beside the beach and is only a few minutes on foot from the ''Museo de Bellas Artes'', the ''Capitolio'', and the ''Gran Teatro de La Habana'', famous for presenting the best opera and ballet performances in the city.Property-InformationThe elegant hotel restaurant specialises in Cuban and international haute cuisine. Its decoration creates a unique place with a classical ambience, ready to welcome guests back at any time. Its appointment with modern furniture creates a timeless atmosphere in the halls with stained glass windows. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the building and offers guests a breakfast buffet or an individual breakfast, lunch à la carte, lunch from a set menu (offered for groups), and a set menu in the evening.Room-InformationAll rooms are fitted with an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and hairdryer, centrally regulated air conditioning, a double or king-size bed, cable TV, a telephone, a room safe, a minibar, and either a balcony or terrace as standard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Telegrafo Hotel Havana
- Hotel Telegrafo Havana