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  • Hotel Riviera

    Riviera Hotel Cuba

    • Destination: Havana City
    • Address: Paseo y Malecon, Vedado. Ciudad de La Habana. Cuba.
    • Phone: 537 8364051
    • Accept child:Yes
  • Description: Riviera Hotel Cuba

    The Habana Riviera Hotel, which stands in one of the most exclusive parts of Havana, has seen more than 40 years of history. Built and decorated in tite 50s, it has retained all of its original splendor, Its rooms look out on the impressive Malecon Sea wall Drive and the sea. Many celebrities in the spheres of politics and the arts have stayed at the Riviera. They include Salvador Allnde, Johnny Weismuller, Ginger Rogers and many others.

  • Room facilities
    110 volt power
    220 volt power
    air conditioning
    balcony or terrace
    handicap facilities
    hot and cold running water
    private bath
    safety deposit box
    Satellite TV
  • Food Facilities

    L’ Aiglon Restaurant: The perfect choice for exquisite Cuban and international food in an upscale but accessible restaurant. Conservation of original decoration including silverware, furniture, candelabras, and beautiful ceiling lamps, all straight from the 50’s. The filet mignon is terrific, served with bread slices bathed in special sauce. Also divine are the lobster platter or Santiago shrimp, unique to this eating place

    Primavera buffet restaurant: A varied theme menu alternating every day between Mexican, Cuban, Italian, Spanish and international

    Habana Mirador restaurant: A breakfast buffet in the morning for those on the Royal Floor, it also opens to the public for a la carte lunch and dinner. Has a splendid outdoor terrace with an incredible view of the city.  Al Fresco cafeteria: Open 24 hours, offering pizza and sandwich specials and ice cream made on the premises


    Piano Mar: One of the most special places in the Riviera, with comfortable chairs and seaside view, with a level of relaxation like few others. Open 24 hours with 50’s music, alternating between bolero and son music

    Elegante Bar: Next to the L’ Aiglon restaurant, one of the most elegant in Havana. Open 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for drinks and recorded music

    Copa Room Cabaret: An authentic Cuban fiesta, with crowing roosters, the aroma of tobacco, undulating hips and stomping sandals. A true stroll through Cuban culture and its African-Cuban roots

  • Airports next to Riviera
  • Airports: Havana Airport

    Havana Airport

    José Martí International Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA), sometimes known by its former name Rancho-Boyeros Airport, is located 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota, and Aero Caribbean, and former Latin American hub for Aeroflot Soviet Airlines.[2] It is Cuba's main international and domestic gateway, and serves several million passengers each year. The airport lies in the municipality of Boyeros and connects Havana with the rest of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Europe, and one destination in Africa. It is named in memory of patriot and poet José Martí. In the 1960s the airport was bombed by B-26 aircraft from Brigade 2506, a CIA-sponsored group of Cuban exiles attempting to liberate Cuba from Fidel Castro. Cubans are not allowed to own aircraft or use the airport for either private or commercial flight. Only government-owned aircraft are allowed to use the facilities. There are currently four passenger terminals in use at the airport, plus a freight terminal.[3] Terminal 1 is used primarily for domestic flights. Terminal 2 opened in 1988, primarily for charter flights to the United States. Ten years later on April 27, 1998, the International Terminal 3 was opened by Canada's then-Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, and former Cuban president, Fidel Castro. International Terminal 3 offers many modern facilities and jetways that the former international Terminal 1 did not provide. Terminal 5 is operated by Aerocaribbean. Today, Copa Airlines is the foreign airline with most flights to the airport, operating 34 flights a week (roughly 5 daily flights) from Panama City, Panama, and Bogota, Colombia. The airport is operated by Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA).

  • Airports: Playa Baracoa Airport

    Playa Baracoa Airport

    Playa Baracoa Airport serves domestic flights scheduled by the local airline Aerogaviota and is situated about 28 km west of Havana, in the village of Playa Baracoa, (Province Artemisa).

  • Car rental offices next to Riviera
  • Hotel Riviera Car rental officeHotel Riviera Car rental office

    Ave Malecon esq Paseo, Vedado Cuba
    8333056 257m

    Hotel Cohiba Car rental officeHotel Cohiba Car rental office

    Calle Paseo, entre 3ra y Calzada, Vedado, Habana
    8364748 320m

    3ra y Paseo Car rental office3ra y Paseo Car rental office

    Calle 3ra y Paseo, Vedado. Habana
    8332164 348m

    Vedado Car rental officeVedado Car rental office

    Calle 3ra y Paseo, Vedado. Habana
    8332164 392m

    1ra y B Car rental office1ra y B Car rental office

    1ra y B. Vedado Plaza de la Revolucion. La Habana
    78330387 538m

  • Gas stations next to Riviera
  • Riviera Gas stations Riviera Gas stations

    Paseo y Malecon. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333027 253m

    17 y 12 Gas stations 17 y 12 Gas stations

    Calle 12 esq. a 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8339238/8333272 1km 457m

    L y 17 Gas stations L y 17 Gas stations

    L y 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334587 1km 834m

    Guanabo Gas stations Guanabo Gas stations

    Vía Blanca No. 46005 y 462, Intermitente de Guanabo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 964093/964094 1km 834m

    El Tunel Gas stations El Tunel Gas stations

    Calle 2 No. 518 e/ 5ta. B y 7ma. B, Miramar, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2041906/2047470 1km 961m

    Tángana Gas stations Tángana Gas stations

    Malecón y 13. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334588 2km 340m

    La Rampa Gas stations La Rampa Gas stations

    Calle 23 e Infanta, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8731480/873148 2km 557m

    31 y 18 Gas stations 31 y 18 Gas stations

    Ave. 31 y 18, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040520 2km 860m

    Ayestarán Gas stations Ayestarán Gas stations

    Ayestarán y Ave. de Rancho Boyeros. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 666051 3km 773m

    1ra. y 40 Gas stations 1ra. y 40 Gas stations

    Ave. 1ra. esq. a 40A. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2046645/2046736 3km 847m

  • Restaurants next to Riviera
  • L' Aiglon Restaurants L' Aiglon Restaurants

    Calle Paseo y Maleco, Vedado. Havana City
    537 33 4051 257m

    Jazz Cafe Restaurants Jazz Cafe Restaurants

    Ave. Paseo y Calle 1ra., Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 55 3475 274m

    Habana Cafe Restaurants Habana Cafe Restaurants

    Hotel Melia Cohiba Paseo e/ 1era y 3ra Havana Vedado
    +53 7 333636 294m

    La Piazza Restaurants La Piazza Restaurants

    Paseo e/ 1ra y 3ra Havana Vedado Cuba
    +53 7 333636 294m

    Med Restaurants Med Restaurants

    Melia Cohiba Hotel, Paseo y 3ra. Vedado. Havana City

    Plaza Habana Restaurants Plaza Habana Restaurants

    Melia Cohiba Hotel. Paseo e/ 1ra y 3ra, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba
    (53 7) 833 3636 315m

    La Piazza Restaurants La Piazza Restaurants

    Paseo e/ 1ra y 3ra, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba
    (537) 833 3636 315m

    Centro Vasco Restaurants Centro Vasco Restaurants

    Calle 4. esq. a 3ra., Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8309836 470m

    Decameron Restaurants Decameron Restaurants

    Address - Linea #753 e/ Paseo & Calle 2 Havana Vedado Cuba
    53 7 832 2444 727m

    Chez Merito Restaurants Chez Merito Restaurants

    Hotel Presidente, Calle G esq. Calzada, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    8608560 952m

  • Automatic Cash next to Riviera
  • 0014 Automatic Cash 0014 Automatic Cash

    Línea No. 705 e/ Paseo y A. Havana City

    0073 Automatic Cash 0073 Automatic Cash

    Calle 1ra. No. 40 e/ 0 y 2, CIMEX
    1km 664m

    0011 Automatic Cash 0011 Automatic Cash

    Calle 17 e/ M y N, FOCSA. Havana City
    1km 965m

    0115 Automatic Cash 0115 Automatic Cash

    Calle 70 e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Hotel LTI Panorama. Havana City
    5km 014m

    0030 Automatic Cash 0030 Automatic Cash

    Ave. 3ra. e/ 78 y 80. Havana City
    5km 462m

    0067 Automatic Cash 0067 Automatic Cash

    Calle 16 No. 306 e/ 3ra. y 5ta.. Havana City
    5km 462m

    0183 Automatic Cash 0183 Automatic Cash

    Calle 16 No. 310 e/ 3ra. y 5ta. Havana City
    5km 462m

    0160 Automatic Cash 0160 Automatic Cash

    Calle 17 No. 8215 e/ 82 y 84. Havana City
    5km 861m

    0031 Automatic Cash 0031 Automatic Cash

    5ta. Ave. esq. a 112. Havana City
    6km 890m

  • Currency Exchange next to Riviera
  • Hotel Riviera Currency Exchange Hotel Riviera Currency Exchange

    Calle Paseo esq. a Malecón. Havana City
    (537) 662185 0m

    Hotel Cohiba Currency Exchange Hotel Cohiba Currency Exchange

    Calle Paseo e/ 1ra. y 3ra. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba

    Agromercado 15 y 24 Currency Exchange Agromercado 15 y 24 Currency Exchange

    Calle 15 y 24, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333915 1km 845m

    Kasalta Currency Exchange Kasalta Currency Exchange

    Ave. 5ta.B esq. a calle 2. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 913m

    Hotel Vedado Currency Exchange Hotel Vedado Currency Exchange

    Calle O e/ 23 y 21. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    2km 436m

    Hotel Nacional Currency Exchange Hotel Nacional Currency Exchange

    Calle O y 21. Havana City
    (537) 8733564 3km 028m

    Agromercado de 19 y 42 Currency Exchange Agromercado de 19 y 42 Currency Exchange

    Ave. 19 y Calle 42. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049313 3km 829m

    Mercado de 5ta. y 42 Currency Exchange Mercado de 5ta. y 42 Currency Exchange

    Ave. 5ta. y Calle 42. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049327 3km 978m

    Hotel Deauville Currency Exchange Hotel Deauville Currency Exchange

    Calle Galiano esq. a Malecón. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    4km 100m

    Hotel Copacabana Currency Exchange Hotel Copacabana Currency Exchange

    Ave. 1ra. esq. a Calle 44. Havana City
    4km 209m

  • Clinics next to Riviera
  • SPA Hotel Riviera Clinic SPA Hotel Riviera Clinic

    Malecón y Paseo, Vedado . Havana City
    (537) 8368756 0m

    Instituto Cardiovascular Clinic Instituto Cardiovascular Clinic

    Calle 17 esq. a Paseo, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8382652-53 1km 171m

    Retinosis Pigmentaria   Centro Internacional   Camilo Cienfuegos Clinic Retinosis Pigmentaria Centro Internacional Camilo Cienfuegos Clinic

    Calle L No. 151 e/ Linea y 13, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8333886 1km 727m

    Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales Clinic Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales Clinic

    Calle 18 No. 4304 e/ 43 y 47, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2040114 2km 709m

    Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria Clinic Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria Clinic

    Calle 18 esq. a 43. Playa. Havana City. Cuba
    2km 709m

    Cira Garcia, Clinica Central Clinic Cira Garcia, Clinica Central Clinic

    Calle 20 No. 4101 esq. a 41. Playa . Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040331 2km 838m

    Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinic Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinic

    San Lazaro No. 701 e/ Belascoain y Marquez Gonzalez. Centro Haban
    (537) 8761000 3km 328m

    Comodoro, SPA Club Clinic Comodoro, SPA Club Clinic

    Ave 1ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2045049 5km 601m

    Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital Clinic Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital Clinic

    Calle 76 No. 3104. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2654800 5km 919m

    Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais Clinic Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais Clinic

    Ave. 51 No. 19603 e/ 196 y 200. Havana City, Cuba
    (537) 2627022 ext. 478 9km 688m

  • Drugstores next to Riviera
  • International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre Drugstore International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre Drugstore

    Calle 23 esq. a L , Vedado. Havana City
    (5348) 8319538 2km 163m

    International Drugstore 41 y 20 Drugstore International Drugstore 41 y 20 Drugstore

    Ave. 41 esq. a 20, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2069985 2km 863m

    International Drugstore Casa Bella Drugstore International Drugstore Casa Bella Drugstore

    7ma. Ave. y 22 No. 2603. Havana City
    (537) 2047980 3km 033m

    International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla Drugstore International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla Drugstore

    Calle Prado esq. a Trocadero. Havana City
    (5348) 8615703 4km 626m

    International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios Drugstore International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios Drugstore

    Ave 3ra. y 82, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2044515 5km 454m

    International Drugstore SPA Comodoro Drugstore International Drugstore SPA Comodoro Drugstore

    Ave 3ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049385 5km 601m

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    • birdsofafeather1
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Awfull Awfull

      “DO NOT GO! ”
      I stayed to the hotel for 3 days recently.I chose to stay somewhere cheaper in Havana because there are many sights to visit and I needed the hotel for a shower and a sleep.First I was excited with the idea to stay in a hotel that was built before communism from the mafia where many famous people stayed.But I couldn't imagine what I saw. 1) At the reception there was no air condition.You could't even breath. 2) The hotel is very very dirty.EVERYWHERE!!!!Corridors,elevators,rooms,swimming pool.There was a wear odour everywhere.We wash all our clothes when we left. 3) The agreement with the tourist agency in Greece was for us to stay in a room that has been renewed-renovated.They gave us a room that I cannot describe you.I stayed three times in the worst hostels in the centre of Amsterdam and I didn't see such a bathroom.Fungi and dirt everywhere.But the most important....the air condition out of order.I went to the reception and they told me that there were no new rooms at the hotel.I called my travel agent to Greece to complain and they told me that cubans do such things and my agent called them and in 5 minutes they saw to me 4 rooms to choose. 4) Local phone calls cost 25 cents per minute.For the same phone call one day after the receptionist ask from me 50 cents.I mention this as to understand the unprofessionalism from all the people who work in that hotel which reminds more of a governmental organisation rather than a hotel. 5) At the swimming pool everyone could swim.Even people who didn't stay at the hotel!!! 6) Breakfast medium to bad. 7) Great great view from all the rooms to Malecon and ocean. This is NOT a four star hotel.I traveled a lot and I stayed from hostels and camping to great resorts.Trust me.Do not go to riviera hotel havana

    • birdsofafeather1
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “Dirty, consider other options.”
      Looks so-so from outside, and the lobby tries hard to hold onto what must have been its '50s glamour and spaciousness. Location great, on the Malecon drive, overlooking the sea. But unfortunately that is all. We have only visited the gym, the bar, and the bathroom one afternoon. The gym was very basic, unused, but some pieces still worked. The bar had a full menu of which only drinks ( well at least that) and burgers were available. No snacks, nothing else. This is not unusual in Cuba though, due to the food shortages the choices are limited. But the toilets.. They were simply terrible. For such an iconic hotel. There was no soap, no toilet paper, not even holders on which you might one day like to put the toilet paper, was there any. Apparently I looked traumatized when I came out. It is very sad to see this place in such decay. Do consider other options before you take this one.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Aron P
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “I'm glad we only stayed 1 night ”
      We had to stay here as part of an organised tour so had no choice. The room we had had a great view but that's all this place had going for it. It's dated and in need of major repairs! Our room smelt musty and the place looked dirty. The hallway was stained and it appears they have a serious water problem (judging by the stains in the carpet). The service at the front desk was average. They weren't that friendly at all. We had breakfast the next morning. I'm not a fan of buffet breakfasts, but this one was ok. Definitely nothing special. We didn't use the pool but it looked busy. The location isn't that great either. It's nowhere near anything of great significance. If you want a place to stay, try a home stay in Old Havana for 1/3 of the price and enjoy the real Cuba!

    • birdsofafeather1
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Wow - turned out great! ”
      The last 12 times out of 15 that I traveled I chose to book through Airbnb for a personal touch and heads on review for a specific room as I am particular about where I stay. Given the mixed reviews here and inability to book a casa particular or another hotel on an educational tour, I was very apprehensive about staying at La Riviera. Room 1403 smelled great despite the years of smoke that penetrated the walls in the hallways. I absolutely cannot abide carpets but this one looked brand new and was a nice shade of blue (read: no dust settled in yet). The bedcovers and drapes were also very new. Super spacious room and bathroom too. The bathroom was recently redone and the shower pressure was better than at many Hiltons and Marriots. The towels have been at their pinnacle circa ten years ago and many have holes through them although the sheets luckily were very decent. Also, no towels given at the pool so bring your own or better yet wait to swim elsewhere. There are nearby stores in the parking lot in the front of the hotel where one can buy a liter of water for 1 CUC versus 1.5 CUC for a small bottle at the hotel. The hotel has a great location next to the Malecon where it was safe to sit at night (with a partner) and observe the local scene. Yes, the common areas are screaming for attention and need an update although the furniture in the lobby is very charming. Fast elevators that put to shame many New York City apartment building elevators. Ultra filthy cabins to make calls that do not have air circulating through them so you choke in the humid air if you want to drown the noise. Best bet is to walk across to the Melia Cohiba for a humane experience and it is cheaper by 10 cents to call the States. Initially, I thought that the Riviera people rounded up the minutes and overcharged me (I used a stopwatch to measure the length of the conversation and it didn't correspond to their metric) but same thing happened each time I used the phone and at Melia Cohiba, too. I was blown away that I was able to connect to the internet on their computers in the lobby after even the tour guide was skeptical of that happening. However, the trick is to catch the lady that sells the internet cards and she is only around 10am to 4:30pm. Melia's space is airconditioned and if you need an internet card beyond the limited Riviera hours go there between 8am-10pm on M-F and 9am-5pm on S-Su. A testament to the lack of service oriented mindset of the front desk people is that I tried to find out about laundry service for 5 days. I was given random information and was told to speak to the maid which was difficult considering we were out for 12h at a time. My advice is to call front desk and ask for a maid in the morning. And be prepared to wait 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can leave you stuff on the bed. It costs about 2 CUC for a dress to be washed and an extra 2 CUC to have it ironed. However, their dryers did a decent job and there was no need for ironing. Same day service. Considering that 20% of buildings in Havana are in a dangerously dilapidated state I am super grateful that we lucked out with Riviera.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “More than satisfied ”
      A landmark historic hotel. Needs renovation but rooms are quiet big and all of them are sea view, The hotel is clean and staff very polite. Breakfast suprised us with the young chef making omeletes to order. All we could expect from this hotel of almost 60 years old with all that history behind it.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “More than satisfied! ”
      I had booked the hotel for 7 nights and much later I saw the bad reviews it has on tripadvisor and I was terrified. However, when we reached the hotel we saw it was totally different from the descriptions. We took a standard twin room on the 16th floor. The room was clean, spacious, comfortable with a breathtaking view. And it did not smell like mould at all. The air-conditioning was functioning well and there was hot water all the time. The location is good, not far from Havana Vieja. The swimming pool is not bad. Very kind and helpful staff. We ate at the restaurant that is near the pool and it had very good pizza and club sandwich at reasonable prices. The breakfast was OK, there was a rich buffet which was not bad for Cuban standards. Overall, do not expect a real 4 star hotel but if you take into account that you are in Cuba then it is fine., and it is much much better compared to other hotels I stayed at. Oh and there is Internet at the lobby. 8 CUC for an hour

    • birdsofafeather1
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Excellent Excellent

      “Definitely worth a visite ”
      We didn't stay here, but came for lunch and a swim. The architecture is just stunning, I fell in love with the building's 50's kitchy allure. The staff was considerably better than in any other state-owned place we'd been before. We walked all the way along the Malecon from Havana Vieja, pleasant promenade.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Review about Riviera Hotel
      Average Average

      Very well placed
      Very well placed on the 'malecon' .Proximity to the Habana Cafe of the Melia