Hotel Ambos Mundos

4 Stars

  Calle Obispo No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes - Ciudad de La Habana - Havana, Cuba View Map
Area: Plaza De La Revolucion

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Hotel Ambos Mundus is located in a fantastic area of the ​​Old Havana, at the corner of Obispo and Mercaderes and is close to one of the major attractions in Cuba, Plaza de Armas. In front of this magnificent 4-star Havana hotel, coaches depart for an unforgettable itinerary along the city streets. The Ambos Mundus in Havana is famous all over the world: Ernest Hemingway stayed here in room 551, now a museum. In this room one can still see the original furniture and the typewriter on which Hemingway wrote the biggest part of the novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Besides Ernest Hemingway other celebrities have stayed in this Havana Hotel, such as Federico García Lorca and Tomas Gutierrez Alea. In the lobby emerges a large fountain in a corner of a modern style, while in the nearby area of ​​the piano bar are organized several performances of various musical genres. A very characteristic feature of hotel Ambos Mundus Havana is a lift from the 30s, which adds a lovely touch. By making a reservation at the Ambos Mundus Havana, you can stay in one of its 49 standard rooms or one of its 3 suites; the rooms are simple, clean and tastefully decorated. Most of them offer incredible views over the city of Havana. Hotel Ambos Mundus offers its customers parking, room service, a safety-deposit box and a 24-hour reception. On the top floor you can enjoy a magical view of the Cuban capital, and here is located the restaurant "Plaza de Armas" which specializes in national and international cuisine. Paseo del Prado, El Capitolio and the Great Theatre of Havana are at a distance of 20 minutes' walk.

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The hotel offers discreet and eclectic architecture from the 1920s, offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere, and stands out as a unique landmark. During the 1930s it was visited by the North American author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Ernest Hemingway. During his stay he wrote the first chapter of his novel ""For Whom the Bell Tolls" and once stated that the hotel was "a good place to write in". Today, Hemingway's room exhibits many of his personal belongings, among them his typewriter. Constructed in 1923, the hotel comprises a total of 49 rooms, of which three are suites, spread across three storeys. Facilities on offer include a lobby area with a reception desk manned around the clock, a currency exchange facility, a hotel safe, a cloakroom, and lift access. Guests may also take advantage of the café, the bar, the air-conditioned restaurant with highchairs available for children, and the conference room. Younger guests can also let off steam in the kid's club. Hemingway's favourite dishes are available on the menu at the Plaza de Armas restaurant. In the wonderful roof garden of the hotel, guests may sample a delicious grilled meal while enjoying the best views out over Habana. It is also possible to make use of the room and laundry services, the public Internet connection, and the parking facility.


Most of the rooms are medium in size in fair to good condition, so are the bathrooms.They are basic in decor and furnishings with very simple furniture.


The restaurant is situated on the sixth floor and serves local and international cuisine. n


The hotel is centrally located just on the corner of O Bispo road in the heart of Old Havana. n

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Lifts 1
  •  Bar
  •  Travel Agency
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 16:30
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Shops
  •  Voltage 110
  •  Twin rooms 2
  •  Double rooms 12

The Hotel Ambos Mundos is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The hotel is suitable for sportsmen. The hotel offers a bar to enjoy a drink and relax. Inside the Hotel Ambos Mundos there is a travel agency available for guests. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Ambos Mundos offers a laundry service. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel is great for those who travel for work. The accommodation is suitable for those who love shopping.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer

The Hotel Ambos Mundos offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel Ambos Mundos offers a minibar service. The Hotel Ambos Mundos rooms offers the use of an hairdryer.

 Public transport

  • Airport: HAV
  • Time to the Airport: 30 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 18 KM

 Guests' Reviews

New Zealand

Excellent: 4.7/5 More Details

Great location

Right in the heart of 'old havana' this hotel oozes both elegance and charm. would definitely stay here again.

United Kingdom

Good: 2.6/5 More Details

Great location but a very rundown hotel

This hotel is no doubt a very well known hotel and full of history, however, it's also very rundown, even for cuban standards. the room was dark and smelled of mold, there was dust and other peoples hair everywhere. when we arrived, the toilet had just been mopped, and you could see dust and hair had just been dragged around. towels all had staines on them. toilet door had small semi tinted windows, and you could see in from the outside, which was inconvenient because i travelled with two friends of the opposite sex.

hotel breakfast is between 7-10am up on the roof, however, if you go up late like we did, around 9am, everything had been out for a while and covered with flies. i ended up getting food poisoning after my first breakfast (suspect it was the not så fresh fruit).

lift to rooms was broken, so everyone had to take the freight lift, a tiny stinky lift with room for 5 people, so we ended up taking the stairs quite a bit.

location is very good, right in the old havana, close to nearby restaurants, which is also the downside, as it's very touristy. there's a wifi hotspot just outside the hotel, and also on the rooftop, which was convenient and you could buy wifi cards in the lobby.

would not stay here again, as it's not the 4* as it's advertised. perhaps we had different expectations, as we stayed in a lovely case in trinidad prior to arriving to havana, and therefore expected a hotel to be fancy, but turned out to be overpriced and dirty.



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