We’ve stayed at the Hotel Parque Central on three different trips to Havana over the past nine years, and each time we’ve been impressed with the hotel’s facilities and perfect location in the best downtown spot in the Old Havana district for walking everywhere. You can see the Cuban Capitol building from the hotel and just walk a couple of small streets from the hotel and you are in the heart of action on Obispo Street with its live music bars and lively street life.

The luxury 5-star hotel is named after the park – Parque Central – that’s located directly in front of the hotel. Located at the intersection of Prado and Neptuno, its unrivaled location, is no doubt the envy of other nearby hoteliers like the Telégrafo, Plaza, Saratoga and Inglaterra. The Capitolio and Gran Teatro are across the street. and the Museum of Modern Arts. It’s just steps from Havana’s must-see sites like the famous bar El Floridita and Sloppy Joe’s bar and the Museo Nacional de las Bellas Artes.

The hotel combines the colonial style with all the modern services expected by international travelers. The rooftop terrace and bar with a swimming pool, is located on the top floor of the hotel, offering a breathtaking view over Old Havana and the Malecon.

The Parque Central Hotel’s spacious lobby with its huge central skylight roof is perfect for relaxing during the day with a light lunch or mojito cocktail. In the evening the lobby bar has top local live entertainment. On our last stay at the hotel, we were lucky to get to see a performance by Jazz En Trance with Denys Carbo – and unlike the routine situation elsewhere of musicians approaching you with a CD for sale, it was me who approached the band hoping to buy their CD (which we now often enjoy listening to at home).

The Mediterranean Restaurant, whose entrance is off the main lobby, serves a deliciously elaborate buffet breakfast from 7am to 10am. Breakfast is included with the room rate, and even if you aren’t staying at this hotel, it’s worth splurging and paying for breakfast at Parque Central’s Mediterranean Restaurant. It really is exceptional.

VIDEO TOUR: Iberostar Parc Central Hotel, Havana, Cuba

The official Iberostar Parque Central Hotel in Havana website: http://www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/la-habana/iberostar-parque-central
And here’s hotel managed website: http://www.hotelparquecentral-cuba.com/

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