Ambos Mundos is a beautiful hotel in central Habana vieja. It’s famous for the fact that Ernest Hemmingway once stayed there. The central lobby and hallways are magnificent to see. There is a nice sphere in this hotel and it’s a perfect spot to stay when exploring old Habana.
As this hotel is located on a street which you cannot reach by car your taxi will drop you off at a nearby square. If you have a lot of luggage there are porters there who will take you to the hotel. It is a quick 3 minute walk but if you are not sure where you have to be I would advise you use the porter.
The staff at this hotel are friendly and very helpful. They will give you a small map of the area and mark some of the more important sites for you. This hotel has an extremely old fashion Elevator and a bellhop will always ride with you. Going up is never a problem but if you have a lot of suitcases go down first and inform the bellhop you will need him in a few minutes as the call button does not always do the job.
The rooms are clean and very nice. The high ceilings keep the rooms cool and you don’t need the air-conditioning in the rooms. Cuban plumbing is a big problem and this hotel is no exception. You’ll have to consider yourself lucky if you have hot water, but then again with 30 degrees Celsius who needs it? During one night there on one of the upper floors a pipe broke and water was streaming down into a central patio. Quite a sight to see and indoor waterfall going down 4 floors but they had that fixed relatively quickly (for cuban standards). The views from the rooms if you are on one of the higher floors is great. But if you really want great views go up onto the rooftop restaurant. This is also where breakfast is served. The breakfast itself is not that nice, but the views make up for that.
By European standards this hotel might not have much. But you should not go to Cuba and expect to find Europe. This hotel is worth the visit and is a good place to stay in old Habana.
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- Also Known As:
- Ambos Mundos Hotel
- Ambos Mundos Havana