Iberostar Parque Central

Address: Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta, Havana, 10100, Cuba | 4 star hotel
 
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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta, Havana, is near Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Plaza de la Catedral, Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and Gran Teatro de La Habana.
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        Activities

        • Swimming pool
        • Restaurant
        • Fitness/Health center

        Features

        • Wheelchair accessibility

        General

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        Services

        • Continental Breakfast
        • Room service
        • Business Services
         

        TravelPod Member ReviewsIberostar Parque Central Havana

        Reviewed by wanderlizzy

        Central Transit Camp

        Reviewed Dec 15, 2014
        by (11 reviews) Teignmouth, Devon, UK , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        The Iberostar sits opposite the Park Central which is quite small, pretty to look at and as long as you have no sense of smell when when you walk around it, pleasant enough. To cross the two insignificant roadways to get to the park you must run the gamut of beggars, taxis, Rickshaw riders, vintage American car owners and horse and carriage drivers. The doormen do their best and its not that bad when you are rested, bright eyed and ready to cope with the world. But when you are tired from long haul flights, hot and bothered from Cuban travel or simply not well its annoying, upsetting and very irritating!

        The hotel is Cuban 5 star. It is the perfect nest for foreign travel companies to place you for a night or 3. Its clean, functional and a haven to step into, away from the mayhem that is Havana. The head concierge Lazzaro is quite perfect in every way. He answers phones, organises his staff, gives you directions, all whilst making restaurant reservations calmly and with total professionalism and always a twinkle in his eyes. The Guest relations Manager and his staff were also excellent especially as they needed to sort major problems we had with the recetion desk staff, who I feel could do with a huge course in Customer relations.

        The bedrooms are large, clean and lovely with beautiful bathrooms, excellent showers and lovely bathing products. There are brand new coffee machines, hardly used because there are no items to put in them, unless you firstly try and contact Room Service, then at a cost of 4.5 Cuban $ ( approx £3 ) you should, like us await 50 minutes then receive 3 teabags, 5 small sachets of sugar and 1 packet of coffee, enough to make 2 very weak cups of Cuban roast! You should also get 2 cups and saucers, but if like us you do not get teaspoons, do not fret, find something else to do the stirring as teaspoons and dessertspoons are like cereal bowls in the breakfast buffet restaurant, a bit of a rarity.

        We were at the hotel for 3 nights, then 1 night after 2 weeks of seeing the rest of the island, so I feel we saw it on 2 totally different occasions. We had a lovely meal in the Mediterranean restaurant one evening only to be confronted with a crispy, dry, hard, lasagne on another. The snacks at the pool and in the bar were on a whole lovely but to this day I have never experienced a plate of greasy, wet, cold chips like we had at the pool on our last day.

        On a whole its a lovely hotel as long as you are not in reception as the major airlines are depositing their customers or when the tour groups are collecting their folks. Then it is mayhem!

        But with a Rum punch in hand, whilst awaiting a few Tapas dishes sat in the bar area with a few very fine musicians playing as they do most evenings it can be delightful.

        Try it and see, because as life in Havana and Cuba as a whole could be changing hugely, it I'm sure it will improve greatly. One thing in Cuba that must improve greatly with time is the speed and cost of its Wifi. We had a major health issue which meant we had to return home asap so internet is not a luxury or something just for social media, sometimes it could be the difference between life and death.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        Reviewed by c.i.222

        It's a first class hotel in a very good location

        Reviewed Jun 13, 2014
        by (20 reviews) Sunnyvale (zip 94087) in Silicon Valley , United States Flag of United States

        The hotel staff is above average in almost every way, the rooms are of good size, and the "long" bar in the lobby is a good place to meet people.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        Reviewed by davenpod

        Clean, modern, great service and location

        Reviewed Dec 19, 2012
        by (2 reviews) Tarrytown , United States Flag of United States

        The hotel is perfectly situated on Parque Central, a few blocks from Obispo street in Old Havana. Service was very good with the exception of one of the concierges who was rude (but the others were very good). Breakfast, included in the room rate, was a veritable feast. The rooftop pools at our hotel and the sister hotel connected by a tunnel were beautiful with stellar views of the city and water.

        I can't give five stars for two reasons. First, our air conditioning took three days to fix. Second, the beds would be fine in a convent for ascetics-they were like plywood with a 1/4" of padding on top. Other than that, it was a great stay.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        Reviewed by trissy

        Perfect location

        Reviewed Mar 7, 2012
        by (11 reviews) Wimborne , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        I don't think we could have chosen a better hotel for our short stay in hotel. It was perfectly situated in the centre of 'old' Havana, from where we could walk in all directions to wherever we wanted to go. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable with friendly, efficient service and excellent food in their various restaurants. An excellent base to explore the city.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        TripAdvisor Reviews Iberostar Parque Central Havana

        4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
         

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