BETWEEN HISTORY AND LEGEND HabanaVista boasts the most desirable address in Havana — Calle 13 # 51 Esquina N Vedado — right on the Malecon, and steps away from the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. We’re situated between the Focsa building and the Lopez Serrano, two magnificent examples of Cuban architecture.
In our penthouse, some of the famous (and infamous) figures of the 20th century have stayed: Somelian kept his pet lion on the roof; Frank Sinatra came here to sing and party; and scenes from Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana were filmed here too. More recently, pop star Jacob Forever chose our rooftop pool to film his video for Hasta Que Se Seque el Malecón. Other celebrity guests we have welcomes at Habana Vista include singer Rufus Wainwright; Hollywood actors Shaun Toub, Laz Alonso, Adrian Sparks, and William Levy; Italian pop star Zucchero and designer Manuel Facchini; Cuban writer Miguel Barnet; and Cuban musicians Descemer Bueno, Raul Paz, and Omara Portuondo of Buena Vista Social Club.
Momentous events have unfolded along the Malecon, from the triumphal entry of Fidel Castro into Havana, to Fanglo’s victory in the Grand Pix. We still boast the best views in the city: join us on the rooftop terrace to enjoy the spectacles that are the Powerboat World Championship, the parades of Havana Carnival, and open air concerts on the beach.
When you stay at Habana Vista, you are in the heart of downtown Havana. The Malecon, the beach, and the sea are right on your doorstep. Sightseeing highlights such as Old Havana, Morro Fortress, and the Museum of the Revolution are only a short distance away, and we are within easy reach of El Capitolio, the Gran Teatro, and the Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Our concierge will help you plan a personalised sightseeing itinerary around Havana.
Watch Jacob Forever’s Hasta Que Se Seque el Malecón
music video on YouTube, filmed in our rooftop pool!
Hotel Policy – Read carefully
The guest declares to have read and accepted the following regulations and conditions:
Payment: we accept booking by wire transfer and through world Worldpay with the following cards: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard and JCB
Check in: from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.(we would appreciate to know the time of your arrival)
Room’s clean up: during the stay, the room will be clean up before 2.00 p.m otherwise the clean up will be done the next day.
Check out: 12.00 a.m. (subject to agreement)
Breakfast: breakfast will be served from 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Payment: Bank wire, credit card (MasterCard and Visa), reservation amount to be paid at the booking time. Extra services as breakfasts, dinners, activities or experiments can be paid in advance or in cash at the boutique hotel. Please note that on arrival you will be requested to present your reservation receipt and ID document.
Cancellation policy: any cancellation notice must be received in writing (by e.mail); at least 30 days prior to the first night date for full repayment and avoid any cancellation fee. For any cancellation notice received:
between 15 and 29 days before arrival date, 50% of the reservation amount will be repaid;
between 8 and 14 days before arrival date, 30% of the reservation amount will be repaid;
within 7 days before arrival or in case or earlier check out, no reimbursement will apply.
Deposit for eventual damage
A deposit per customer of €100.00 for collateral damages will be required in cash at check-in and refunded at check-out in the absence of damage.
Children are not permitted to swim without adult supervision;
Diving is not permitted;
Food and drink can not be consumed.
Private parties are not permitted without the authorisation of the management.
No smoking in rooms, suites, and other indoor areas;
Smoking is only allowed in the designated Cigar terrace;
Smoke detectors are activated.
Please show respect to our staff and your fellow guests;
No alcohol abuse and drug use will be tolerated;
Parents are responsible for the behaviour of their children.
In the boutique hotel the entrance is allowed only for the guests who booked a stay with us; the suites have a maximum occupancy for two adults and a child under 8 years old can sleep with the parents in their bed.
Habana Vista is not responsible for the loss of objects of value.