The hotel received a long list of international celebrity guests in it's
73 year history, has been declared
Hotel Nacional Reviews
Hotel Nacional was inaugurated on December 30, year 1930.
It was built by a US company, Purdey and Henderson.
In 1933, it was briefly occupied by mutinous military officers and was bombarded by government forces.
Historic Old Havana
Hotels in Old Havana
In the 1940s & 50s Nacional received a stream of famous guests, including Nat King Cole and Marlon Brando.
Sir Winston Churchill puffed Havana cigars in its stately rooms and Frank Sinatra sampled Cuban rum at the hotel patio bar.
Facilities: Two restaurants and a cafeteria. Veranda buffet restaurant and Aguiar restaurant, this exquisite spot is named after the Havana defender Don Luis Aguiar who forced the British back from the bluff now occupied by the hotel during their invasion in the 18th century.
The most elegant restaurant in Havana, its finely crafted ceiling, beautiful vases and hanging lamps are testimony to the fine design of this exceptional setting.
Cuisine is equally impressive, with dishes the Langosta Nacional.
"Rincon del Cine" cafeteria bar, created in recognition of the hotel's more than 20 years of sponsoring the New Latin American Cinema Festival, it has contemporary decoration and a permanent photo show of outstanding figures from the film industry.
Cuban films can be seen while enjoying food and drinks.
Location: There's nothing quite like watching the Caribbean Sea wash across the Malecon from your room at the Hotel Nacional. Situated in the very heart of Havana center Vedado district, the hill-top setting, among gardens. Short taxi-ride to historic Old Havana.
Hotel Nacional is one of the most classical and emblematic hotels in Havana. Luxury, elegance and distinction with a first class services, remain intact after six decades of undisputed leadership in the Cuban hotels.
Overlooking the ocean from a Vedado's cliffs, five stars hotel is grand, with tropical courtyards, roving musicians and a star studded international clientele.
For those who like living large and lush in the Old World style this is Havanas numero uno.
Attractions: Vista al Golfo found in the Hall of Fame, its entered through salon Vedado.
A tranquil spot to have a drink and rest. The walls are covered with shots of famous guests like: Benny More, Betty Grable, Frank Sinatra, Francis Ford Coppola, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Geraldine Chaplin, Jean Paul Sartre, Spencer Tracy.
You keep going through the main entrance doors you come out into the gardens Jardines, where the spanish style arches open onto an elevated and lovely view of the sea.
A beautiful fountain with peacocks, make for a relaxing environment, and there is best entertainment: including fashion shows, barbecue specials, live music and the hotel cabaret show "Parisien". The special cocktail called "Jardin Nacional" is a Cuban best rum and fruit combo. "Aire Mar" bar with a wide selection of domestic and international wines. The star of the former is San Cristobal, a superb dry wine.
"Casa del Habano" the best place to savor the aroma of prestige Cuban cigars: Cohiba, Partagas, Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo, Trinidad, Robaina, Cuaba and Veguero.
The first floor has a Smoker's Club, to steep oneself in cigar tradition, as well as enjoy fine arts done around the tobacco theme.