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Description & Facilities

STAR RATING:

5 Stars

Atmosphere:

Couples
Elegant
Family Friendly
Honeymoons
Large
Lively

Amenities:

Active
City Centre
Culture
Restaurants / Bars

With over 80 years of history the 5 star Hotel Nacional de Cuba offers an air of distinction and class from its privileged position in the middle of Vedado in the centre or Havana.

The hotel is just a few metres from the sea and has spectacular views of Havana Harbour and the seawall of the city. Within its grounds can be found the guns that made up the old Santa Clara Battery, which have been declared part of a World Heritage Site.

The Nacional de Cuba stands out for its ancient splendour, Art Deco and refined elegance and has 457 rooms, 15 suites and a Presidential Suite. The largest suites can accommodate up to eight people have two bedrooms, study, sitting room, dining room, three bathrooms, extensive terrace and pantry.

The rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, radio, safe, Cable TV, telephones, hair drier and minibar. Many of the rooms can be chosen for their individual history of famous residents that range from Nat King Cole to Frank Sinatra and from the Mafia to Errol Flynn.

Dining and cocktails may be enjoyed at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in several restaurants including the luxury restaurant Comedor de Aguiar that offers the best national and international dishes. A more relaxed atmosphere can be experienced in the buffet restaurant La Veransa whilst spectacular ocean views accompany the creole cuisine served at the La Barraca restaurant.

The original 1930's swimming pool is inviting and was once the deepest pool in Cuba with a depth of 12 metres and Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) made this famous by jumping into it from the a 2nd story balcony.
Entertainment at the Nacional de Cuba is varied and unique with the daily Parisien Cabaret being the star attraction. This show is based on a fusion of Hispanic, African and Indoamerican cultures which led to the creation of the rich Cuban culture. Highlights of the cabaret include 'Andresito and his group', 'Santiaguito and his drums' and other live jazz musicians. Live Cuban music concerts are also aired twice a week with dancing and music from orchestras.
Daily rhythmic music in the hotel's bars is provided by music groups The Titans, Sabor de Cuba, Constellation and Frequency Tropical and pianists Anne Martin and Adriana Elvira Lopez perform live music during dining in the luxury Comedor de Aguiar Restaurant.

The extraordinary history of the hotel can be discovered on a daily tour which presents information about the fortifications, tower and batteries located in the garden and built in response to attacks from privateers and pirates. You will also enjoy tales of its famous visitors including Nat King Cole, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Bola de Nieve, Shintaro Katsu and Maria Felix.

Location

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Hotel
Nacional de Cuba
Flight Time
8 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 30 minutes by road
Weather

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There are no customer reviews for December.

Customer reviews for January

"Poor some days of rain and low temperatures"
"Very hot"
"Didn't rain as it had done prior to our arrival! Was sufficiently hot enough for us."
"Excellent"
"Fantastic"
"We did okay with the weather just 3 days of cold and wind in a two week holiday"
"First week was windy & we had a lot rain but the second week was warm & sunny"
"Weather in Havana was excellent - blue skies - not too hot because their was a lovely breeze. In Varadero - first few days again perfect but as our holiday got to an end the last two days were very windy and cold - we had to cancel a boat trip because of the winds. Sea was rough so no swimming. Not too cold to walk along the beach but then again we do come from the North East of Scotland !!"
"Fairly good for January"
"Weather was great, had 2 days of wind and a bit of rain but it was still warm."
"A mixed bag but mostly very warm and sunny"
"Cold wet and windy in Havana but better in Varadero warmer but cloudy and some storms"
"Mixed weather. Warm but had plenty of rain spells unfortunately"

Customer reviews for February

"variable"
"Ideal. Only disappointment was the stop at Grand cayman was cancelled due to strong winds."
"Between 25-30 degrees but humid."
"Hot and sunny - perfect for February/March."
"Good"
"very slow start weather wise then really good"
"Overcast first 3 days then brilliant sunshine"
"Sunny about 30-34 degrees, a few days were cloudy"

Customer reviews for March

"Very warm."
"32 degrees most days with pure sunshine!"
"Very hot 32 degrees & pure sunshine every day"
"sunny hot"
"Hot and sunny"
"Fab. Sunny. Hot."
"Very good"
"the first a couple of afternoons had rain that lasted till evening from then it was great sunshine with only a tiny spattering of little warm showers that didnt last"
"Comfortable temperature day and night with strong sun 9am to 4pm in March."
"Low to mid 30's most days with occasional cloud cover but clear blue skies by midday"
"Hot. A bit cloudy at times. Rain sometimes in night."
"Sunny all the time and quite windy which helped not to overheat"
"Hot and sunny, sometimes humid, one day of rain (which surprised the locals)"
"Excellent."
"warm to hot and mostly dry"
"Good"

Customer reviews for April

"excellent"
"Very hot - around 30 degrees average"
"Apart from a few showers very good. hot and sunny"
"Excellent"
"A little rain but generally warm and sunny."
"Hot and some cloud. One storm."
"Weather was lovely, very hot and humid but nice, we only had 1 rainy day that was sunday the 4th when we arrived at Cayo Guillermo, started cloudy by 2pm was very heavy rain all afternoon but by the next morning about 9 am lovely sunny day and stayed like that until the end"
"lovely"
"Very Hot, rained 2 days rain in afternoon."
"Hot!"
"Very hot, but a nice breeze on the beach"
"the weather was perfect not to hot for pepole with fair hair or orage hair"
"Good"
"Warm"

Customer reviews for May

"Good some storms but expected for time of year"
"Very hot with a few occasional showers."
"Lovely and hot with a few showers. Had a huge tropical thunderstorm in ht emiddle of one night, but none of it spoilt our holiday."
"Cloudy for 1st 4 or 5 days hot thereafter"
"Hot and sunny"
"Hot and sunny"
"not good the forst week but second week brilliant"
"Good, one day raining out of 10 days."

Customer reviews for June

"Rainy but warm at first in Havana. In Cayo Coco the weather was perfect, sunny and hot with the odd cloud. The last day in Havana was stifling."
"Very hot"
"Very humid. A few thunderstorms in the evenings which was good."
"Very humid. A few thunderstorms in the evenings which was good."
"exceptional all the time"
"Excellent"
"Lovely"
"Fantastic Carribean sunshine! The humity was high, but your body acclimatised with a day or two. We were worried about tropical storms but we witness only two during our stay- one on arrival which stopped by the time we had reached our hotel, and the second which lasted 10 minutes whilst we were having dinner."

Customer reviews for July

"Hot with occasional thunderstorms"
"excellent"
"Fantastic"
"Fantastic. Woke up to sunshine every morning. Rain at night and storms at night but glorious sunshine every day."
"Hot, most days around 36 degrees,sunny & dry for the whole two weeks, it rained once during the day for an hour,& a couple of times in the late evening"
"very hot and humid"
"hot and humid"
"Hot with a little rain thrown in"
"Brilliant 30 - 35 degrees"
"Hot and humid"
"Sunny, hot, a breeze most days. Some rain and occasional thunder storm."

Customer reviews for August

"Mostly very hot 30 - 34 degrees. One overcast day and one afternoon a freak thunderstorm with much wind and rain!!"
"Hot"

Customer reviews for September

"32-34 degrees with some rain showers."
"Very good with plenty of sunshine"
"In Havana it was hot and sunny, really love, We then went to Varadera where the first two days it was really rainy and windy, to be expected at this time of year. But then the sun came out and it was glorious. Even when it rained it was warm. Overall not too bad."
"31"
"Fantastic"
"Very Hot"

Customer reviews for October

"the first week was boiling hot second week was over cast and one day their was tropical storm,but it did not spoil this holiday."
"The weather in havana was fantastic."
"Very hot and sunny"
"hot and sunny"
"Day 34, night 23, it was raining one day and few times for a little period during the day."
"Mixed"
"29-32 degrees celcius, rained in the afternoon half of the holiday but cleared up quickly"
"Typical October weather, with warm days of mixed sunshine, rain, clouds and some storms in the evening. Nothing that stopped us from making the most of the trip. Not recommended for scuba diving at that season. Beware of sunburns - they are deadly even on cloudy days!"
"Perfect"
"Fantastic, was turning colder towards the end."
"Sunny (28 C) with a day of showers"
"Very good given it was their winter - hot and very sunny most of the time"
"As above"
"Was a bit rainy on a few days but for the most part it was great"
"Mostly good. A small hurricane effected the weather for a coupel of days."
"Ideal"

Customer reviews for November

"mixed bag, sun and some very heavy rain"
"First week was mixed, about 3 days poor second week much better"
"Fab"
"Very warm with occasional heavy rain"
"Hot and sunny most of the time"
"Excellent."
"beautiful. Some storms but mostly around 30 degrees!"

Customer reviews for December

"Ok not what I had expected it was either raining or over cast for the majority of the two weeks we were in Cuba."
"The weather was brilliant"
"Very hot, slightly windy but that was good because it meant the heat wasn't too much."
"Only one day of rain in 14. Xmas day!!"
"very warm and sunny."
"Varadero - mostly warm and sunny two half days of heavy rain"
"Hot clear skies"
"Hot"
"Mixed! Most of the time was hot and sunny but we also had a couple of days rain and cloudy!"
"Hot over esp 30s in Dec"
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Rating Summary

Rooms 5.8 / 10
Service 5.3 / 10
Food 5.8 / 10
Facilities 5.3 / 10
Average 5.5 / 10

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