Nacional de Cuba Hotel, Havana City Cuba. 5 stars.
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- $130.oo Per person
- Destination: Havana City
- Address: Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba, Zona Postal: 10400
- Phone: 53 7 836 3564, 64, 67
- Accept child:Yes
Description: Nacional de Cuba Hotel Cuba
One of Cuba’s most iconic hotels, Nacional de Cuba combines the features of an old Las Vegas Strip hotel with a picturesque Havana location, & will especially appeal if you enjoy spectacular shows, classic cars or history. Hotel Nacional de Cuba has hosted a range of famous visitors, particularly screen idols from Hollywood’s golden years, & the hotel has preserved several historical rooms which can be viewed on free guest tours. Nacional de Cuba is an elegant hotel from a different age & is itself a popular tourist excursion, with beautiful features & artwork as well as memorabilia from famous guests. Classic car lovers will especially enjoy Nacional de Cuba as they can see vintage American vehicles every day on its large, looping driveway & there are shows every Saturday. The grounds & terrace at Hotel Nacional are beautiful places to relax & sample the hotel’s signature pina coladas & mojitos, while enjoying views of the sea & Old Havana. There is a great choice of food & inexpensive drink at Nacional de Cuba with 4 bars, a buffet restaurant, 2 a la carte restaurants & a snack bar. One of the highlights of any stay is the Parisian nightclub with its spectacular floor show, while there is also live music in the lobby veranda every night. The hotel can get busy with tour groups & service standards can dip at times, with the buffet restaurant often busy at breakfast, so Nacional de Cuba hotel may not suit anyone seeking peace & quiet. Nacional de Cuba is a famous, landmark hotel that is admittedly starting to show its age. But if you like great entertainment, beautiful views & the idea of strolling in the same beautifully kept gardens once enjoyed by Hollywood royalty, you should try this hotel. Every Saturday from 4pm till 8pm the vintage car and bike club, Amigos de Fangio, show-off their treasures, below the Hotel Nacional.
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24 hrs. emergency medical service, art Gallery, bell boy, buffet, business centre, car parking, car rental, conference rooms, disabled facilities, gym, hotel shop, laundry & dry cleaning service 24 hrs., luggage storage, massage, money exchange, multi-language staff, no smoking rooms, Piano bar, post office, Reception 24 hrs., room services 24 hrs., safety deposit box in room, satellite tv, swimming pool, taxis, theme Restaurants, tourism bureau,
Vista al Golfo: Found in the Hall of Fame, it is entered through the Vedado salon. A tranquil spot to have a drink and talk about the Nacional’s history. The walls are covered with shots of better-known guests like Benny Moré, Betty Grable, Frank Sinatra, Francis Ford Coppola, Gabriel García Marquez, Geraldine Chaplin, Jean Paul Sartre, Spencer Tracy and many, many more.
Los Jardines: If you keep going through the main entrance doors you come out into the gardens, where the huge Spanish-style arches open onto an elevated and lovely view of the sea. A beautiful fountain with peacocks prancing about make for a relaxing environment, and there is top-notch entertainment, including weekend fashion shows, barbecue specials, live music and a mini-version of the hotel cabaret show. The cocktail special called Jardín Nacional is a lovely rum and fruit combo, and fits in perfectly with the garden’s atmosphere.
Aire Mar: Next to the Aguiar restaurant, with a wide selection of domestic and international wines. The star of the former is San Cristóbal, a superb dry wine with the first name given to Havana in the 16th century.
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The Hotel Nacional de Cuba is a historic luxury hotel located on the Malecón in Havana, Cuba. It was designed by the famous New York firm McKim, Mead and White and features an eclectic mix of architectural styles. It opened in 1930, when Cuba was a prime travel destination for Americans, long before the embargo. Among its first illustrious guests were artists, actors, athletes and writers such as Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Keaton, Jorge Negrete, Agustin Lara, Rocky Marciano, Tyrone Power, Rómulo Gallegos, Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando and Ernest Hemingway. The hotel’s reputation as a deluxe host is backed by patrons such as Winston Churchill, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, scientist Alexander Flemming, and innumerable Ibero American Heads of State and European monarchs. Minnesota (United States) Governor Jesse Ventura stayed at the hotel while visiting Cuba on a trade mission in 2002. In 1933, after Fulgencio Batista's September 4, 1933 coup against the transitional government, it was the residence of Sumner Welles and was the site of a bloody siege, which pitted the Cuban Army officers who had been instrumental in the overthrow of Gerardo Machado (August 12. 1933), against the non-commissioned officers and ranks of the Cuban army who supported Batista. Despite heavy losses due to the presence of the extremely accurate Cuban Olympic Rifle team, the Batista forces prevailed. A number of officers were shot on surrender. In December 1946 it hosted an infamous mob summit run by Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky and attended by Santo Trafficante, Jr., Frank Costello, Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese and many others. It was memorably dramatized by Francis Ford Coppola in his film The Godfather Part II. By 1955, Lansky had managed to persuade Batista to give him a piece of the Nacional. That same year Pan Am's Intercontinental Hotels Corporation took over management of the hotel. Lansky planned to take a wing of the 10-storey hotel and create luxury suites for high stakes players. Batista endorsed Lansky’s idea even though there were objections from American expatriots like Ernest Hemingway. Under Lansky's impetus, a wing of the grand entrance hall was refurbished to include a bar, a restaurant, a showroom and a luxurious casino. It was operated by Lansky and his brother Jake, with Wilbur Clark as the front man. The new wing of the elegant hotel, consisting of Clark's famous Casino Internacional, the adjoining Starlight Terrace Bar and the Casino Parisién night club (home of the Famous Dancing Waters) opened for business January 1956 with a show by Eartha Kitt. The casino and clubs were an immediate success. According to an unpublished article sent to Cuban Information Archives around 1956-57, "The bar was tended by local bartenders, and the casino managed by gentlemen from Las Vegas." By the spring of 1957 the casino, sublet by the hotel for a substantial rent to Lansky, was bringing in as much cash as the biggest casinos in Las Vegas. The casino was closed by Fidel Castro in October 1960, nearly two years after the revolution. After years of neglect due to the disappearance of Cuba's tourism following the Cuban revolution, the hotel was mainly used to accommodate diplomats and foreign government officials. After the collapse of the USSR the Cuban communist party soon reopened Cuba to tourists in search of monetary support. Despite its restoration during the 1990s the hotel no longer carries the status and impact it once did. But its remaining splendor and history serves as tangible remainder to Cuba's past times. The hotel has been depicted in several films and is a popular photographed and painted landmark. The last scene of the 2001's movie Nada + (Nothing more) takes place in top of the Cascade Fountain in the Hotel grounds. Image:Hotel Nacional de Cuba lobby.JPG|Lobby of Hotel Nacional Image:HotelNacionalMusicians.jpg|Musicians at the Hotel Nacional, Havana. October 2002 Image:HotelNacionaldeCuba.jpg|Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Havana. October 2002 Image:Cuba011.jpg|Hotel Nacional and The Cascade fountain from Malecon Avenue.
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More than just a wonderful place to stay, the grand hotel is an art deco landmark, with magnificent gardens overlooking the Malecón.
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