Iberostar Parque Central Hotel
What We Love
- The rooftop pool and its views of some of the city’s most distinctive buildings
- The address adjacent to picturesque Old Town puts Instagram-worthy sights within easy reach
- Live Cuban music in both hotel bars
What To Know
- There’s a fee for WiFi
- The hotel is divided into two sections: colonial (for those seeking atmosphere) and modern (best for updated amenities)
- Only some rooms have balconies
Parque Central tells a winning story of old and new, from its place on the borders of central Havana and Old Town to its look: Spanish colonial architecture, French windows and doors, and an aesthetic that recalls romantic old Cuban films make this enormous property one of the more picturesque in Havana, while a newer, more modern take inside is still quaintly charming. It’s a perfect jumping-off point for exploring Cuba’s capital as a whole, but with many of the offerings guests make excuses for to stay behind to experience—including a Cuban Cigar lounge, live music, and a rooftop pool from which to take it all in.
Guests have their choice between two atmospheric eras. The 427 rooms are divided into two groups: the older, more character-filled colonial rooms have a restrained palette and furniture that calls to mind 1970s James Bond films. Connected via an underground tunnel, the newer, more contemporary rooms feature pops of color and gleaming bathrooms, some with dual sinks. All have double-glazed windows to minimize street noise – a thoughtful touch.
There are two lobby bars, both of which host live Cuban music events – ideal for jet-lagged guests without the energy to venture further afield. There are also three restaurants: a classic steakhouse with candelabra-topped tables, another serving Mediterranean-style fare, and Mirabana, where guests dig in to innovative and classic Cuban dishes and floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the city. The rooftop pool is the biggest draw, particularly during hot Havana afternoons.
Surrounded by plenty of stunning historic buildings and branching avenues, the hotel’s location on verdant Parque Central can’t be beat. It’s only a short stroll to Havana Vieja, the old quarter, and streets that look like old postcards come to life, with classic cars in myriad colors regularly passing by. The Capitol Building and Havana Pier are also within walking distance, as is the legendary Bar Floridita, a Hemingway haunt that dates back to 1817.
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The rooms are old! The service is bad . There is really not a good attention of the staff. They are more with them self busy than with the customers. We arrived back from the city at 16:00 . The wasn’t clean . We must call to reception for asking housekeeping. The breakfast at the hotel is worst . And we pay 330 euro per night ! This is not a 5 star hotel but a cheap hotel. I feel me really angry.
Wow where do I start. When you walk in the whole Lobby area smells of smoke. The service at the hotel in general was very slow. The room was not clean and when I walked into my bathroom I found the bathtub filled with someone else's dirty bath water so my room was never cleaned properly before I arrived. I would not recommend this hotel
I stayed on the colonial side of the hotel. Check in was a breeze and all the staff were lovely. The room was huge and very clean. Location was perfect, you can walk anywhere in Old Havana or you have easy access to transit/taxi's just outside. The lobby was wonderful at night with live music. Breakfast was included and service was excellent. My only issue was that the safe in my room didn't work and I couldn't get the TV to turn on.