Guest Rating: 4 (based on 9 reviews)
Address: Calle Obispo No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes. Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: (537) 860 9530
Fax: (537) 860 9532, EMail: send mail to hotel
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|Though the figure of Ernest Hemingway is immediately and almost invariably invoked in any description of the hotel, the Ambos Mundos' most attractive attribute is doubtless its magnificent location: steps away from the Plaza de Armas, the restored, 1920s establishment stands at one of the liveliest intersections in the Old Town, close to just about all of the most interesting sites of Havana's colonial centre.
Hemingway, who stayed and wrote most of For Whom the Bell Tolls here during the 1930s (his room, 511, is today a much-frequented museum), is not the only famous writer or luminary the hotel welcomed in times past: Federico García Lorca is rumoured to have made a stop here, and Cuban filmmaker Tomás Gutierrez Alea (director of Strawberry and Chocolate) was among the young intellectuals who participated in the festivities once held in its roof garden.
A spacious and tastefully decorated lobby opens to Obispo and Mercaderes, main arteries of the sightseeing circuit often crowded with tourists. The lobby, decorated with an attractive and modern-looking corner fountain, housing art exhibits and featuring a piano bar where jazz and other musicians occasionally perform, is itself often crowded with visitors and is a lively stopover in its own right. The old, 1930s elevator, though said to demand some patience, is a charming detail.
The Del Monte meeting room, with capacity for as many as 100 people, can accommodate conferences, business gatherings and weddings.
Not all of the Ambos Mundos' rooms have views, but those that do overlook the cobbled and picturesque expanse of Obispo and Mercaderes, which benefit from their proximity to the Plaza de Armas: costumed performers, including mulatta florists in colonial attire, old fortune tellers, a squad of soldiers in period English uniforms and a carnivalesque troupe of actors on stilts, are sure to enliven these vistas during your stay at the hotel.
Though close to the action, the Ambos Mundos is not lacking in the quietude and intimacy one will probably seek after a day around town.
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Hotel Ambos Mundos
ADDED VALUES HONEYMOON OFFER
Standard roomFrom October 2, 2012 to October 31, 2013
- Romantic Dinner in the hotel
- A bottle of wine or cava
- Upgrade to Suite or Junior Suite (upon availability)
- Honeymoon breakfast
- Late check out free (upon availability)
- Daily turndown service
- Private check in
- Welcome cocktail
- 10% discount at Habaguanex Old Havana Restaurants
- Free entrance to authorized Museums
- Free safe deposit box service
- Opus Havana Magazine
- Free Old Havana map
- 15% discount in your hotel restaurant
Valid for 3-night or longer stays. Valid for couples presenting proof of recent wedding upon check-in less than 6 months prior to arrival.
Early booking super savings for summer season!
Standard room from: €83 - €52From May 1, 2013 to July 15, 2013
From August 21, 2013 to October 31, 2013
*Advertised rates are based on single occupancy
Hotel Ambos Mundos Details
Number of Rooms: 52|
Distance to Airport: 20 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
General Hotel Facilities
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Hotel Ambos Mundos Room & Rates
Standard Room... from €83
Sparsely furnished and with a rather pale colour scheme, accommodations at the Ambos Mundos may strike some as somewhat plain. Rooms with windows, however, get plenty of natural light and have privileged views of the picturesque surroundings (the traditional, red-tiled colonial houses are particularly attractive). Atrium-facing rooms get no sunlight but benefit from greater quietude.
Junior Suite Room... from €122
Two mini-suites are balconied and have excellent views of the intersection. One corner suite has a rather awkward L-shape that makes for a cramped feeling, but extra space is clearly the advantage offered by these rooms.
Hotel Ambos Mundos Location
|At the vibrant intersection of Obispo and Mercaderes, the Ambos Mundos is just down the street from the Plaza de Armas and close the Old Town's other major squares. Horse-driven carriages, parked outside, offer tours down cobbled thoroughfares and historic sites of interest. The Bodeguita del Medio bar and restaurant is less than three blocks away.|
Hotel Ambos Mundos Guest book
Old Havana Restaurant: La Mina|
Description: Bar Restaurant La Mina is hard to miss for anyone visiting Havana due to its size and prominent location on the city’s oldest Square Plaza de Armas. Food-wise it is hard to get excited about La Mina but the terrace is great for those of us who like to watch people while sipping on a Mojito.
Speciality: Cuban Food
Hours: Daily: 12 noon - 12:00 Midnight
Old Havana Restaurant: La Torre de Marfil|
Description: Elegant and traditional, with good Chinese food
Speciality: Asian Food
Hours: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 22:00 hrs/Fri-Sun 12:00 - 00:00 hrs
Old Havana Restaurant: Plaza de Armas|
Description: This rooftop restaurant has small, indoor section and a pergola-shaded open-air area with fantastic views of the city. Serving Cuban and international cuisine (including Hemingway's favorite dishes, reportedly), the eatery is also enlivened by traditional Cuban music, played by a trio.
Speciality: International Food
Hours: Breakfast: 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Old Havana Restaurant: Ambos Mundos Bar|
Description: The piano accompaniment and occasional live jazz and other musical performances make this lobby bar a lively and popular spot.
Speciality: Light Meals
Hours: 24 hours
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