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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|You may think you’ve gone wrong, stepping into the salmon-colored corner building that is the Hotel Ambos Mundos since instead of a reception desk, you’re welcomed into a piano bar.
Likely this is what attracted Ernest Hemingway – the Ambos Mundos’ most famous guest and barfly – evidenced by his bar tab, preserved for posterity in his (museum) room.
A classic hotel with a spacious lobby (and proper reception desk just steps from the bar), the rather gloomy corridors lead to 52 rooms. Every corner of this hotel oozes history, including the creaky bellhop-operated elevator which deposits visitors on to a lovely roof terrace with unparalleled views and live music at cocktail and mealtimes.
Monty Python’s Michael Palin and his film crew stayed in the Ambos Mundos while creating the documentary and book about the life of Ernest Hemingway. As if this weren’t enough, they stayed on the 5th floor where the renowned author penned several short stories (in room 511) some 80 years ago.
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 US$189
The standard rooms are rather Spartan and minimalist – not dissimilar in design and style from room 511, where Hemingway wrote his short stories 80 years ago. Nevertheless, the sleeping and bathroom facilities are comfortable enough.
Standard Old Havana Views Room... from US$209
Junior Suite Room... from US$257
The junior suites have a beautiful view and obviously more space than the standard rooms.
Hotel Ambos Mundos Location
|Located on Obispo, the lively pedestrian street in the heart of Old Havana, on the corner of Mercaderes (another attractive street). Close to Plaza de Armas with many interesting sights and tempting terraces within walking distance. The famous Bodeguita del Medio is only a few 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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