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 hotel is absolutely gorgeous. I am truly impressed with the hotel, views, amenities and super friendly staff. I will stay here always when vacationing in Havana! Thanks so much Yosmel for making my stay even better.
I spent a couple of days here after a tour of Cuba and what a treat! It's a beautiful hotel with attentive staff, a wonderful lobby bar with live music and cocktails to relax in, a fantastic rooftop swimming pool and terrace with amazing views over Havana. The breakfast is on a par with what you would expect in any European or American hotel which is no mean feat when you realise how hard it is to get rid of any variety of food in Cuba.
My room was clean and airy, if slightly shabby around the edges, but that is to be expected in Cuba. I have to mention the shower which was super powerful.
Doormen, bellboys and concierge were all lovely, always on hand with a friendly smile and greeting.
We made a short trip to La Habana last week and had a very good time at this Hotel. Even though the price is really high for a EP Hotel I must say the service received is very impressive. Bellman, receptionist and maid service. Great to have 5 hours of wifi and thanks God they now print the vouchers instead of having to scratch the old ones. Very good breakfast and an incredible imported rib eye on the restaurant at night well worth the visit. Will definitely go back
Location is optimal. I couldn’t give it more than 4stars even though it’s supposed to be 4.5. We weren’t told there are 2 buildings, old and new. We were put in new, however heard the old was nicer. The old lobby was certainly superior. Breakfast was great, staff was great, room was very nice but still, thought it was a bit overpriced. There were small issues that would keep it 4stars such as the wall outlets hung out of the wall and were 220 volts (my wife burned her 110 hair dryer out immediately) It should say 220! The elevators were functional but not great. The headboards were metal and lose and would make noise every time we moved while reading or watching TV. I would’ve hated to be our neighbor, thump thump thump! Lower the price or fix these bugs.
At this hotel, you stay right in the middle of everything...
Architecture,muséums,restaurants, any points of interest...
and walking distance from the ocean !!! The hotel is clean, safe, services are excellent, lobby gorgeous, pool on rooftop
with bar is TOP OF THE TOWN. Front desk and staff are courteous, beside, from breakfast to supper, EVERYTHING
IS PERFECT...so WE GIVE IT, a 5 STARS !!!