The Inglaterra opened in 1875 and has been one of the preferred hotels in the heart of downtown Havana ever since. In a prime location close to the Capitolio and facing Central Park, it is perfectly situated for exploring the old town.
With 83 rooms, its animated and dynamic sidewalk café, the Gran Café el Louvre, has been a favourite with musicians, travellers, poets from around the world for over a century. Pull up one of the cast-iron chairs and linger for a while, whilst listening to live music and watching the street scene unfold outside.
The name might mean “England” but this special Hotel is a fusion of cultural influences. From the neo-classical El Colonial Restaurant (adjacent to reception) to the Sevillana Café/Bar, decorated with colourful and richly patterned ceramic tiles from Seville and ornate carved archways and mouldings, the entire feel is more like Morocco than Cuba.
But don’t just stay downstairs because a real treat awaits at the top of the hotel. The Inglaterra’s rooftop terrace is consistently ranked as a top Havana experience. During the day, enjoy the Jacuzzi and sun beds in the solarium whilst at night, take in the fabulous views of the City, sipping cocktails and listening to the live music.
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