Destination: Old Havana
Hotel chain: Habaguanex
Number of Rooms: 52
Distance to Airport: 20 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
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.
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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
Junior Suite Room
The junior suites have a beautiful view and obviously more space than the standard rooms.
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.
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