Inglaterra hotel, declared a National Monument in 1981, is located in the center of town, across from Central Park, next to the Grand Theater of Havana headquarters of the National Ballet of Cuba, and steps of the imposing Capitol of the Republic.
The neoclassical magnificence of its facade in keeping with the strong Mudejar accent of its interior decorations, give a unique elegance. It has hosted over the years, many celebrities, including Antonio Maceo, Julián del Casals, Hosé Raúl Capablanca, Sara Bernhart, Ana Pavlova, Rubén Darío, among others. Today is considered the home of the most renowned artists.
Distance to airport: 20 Kms Jose Marti Airport
Accommodation: It has 83 rooms. All with air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, safe, private bathroom with hairdryer.
The hotel has a main restaurant, a la carte, a grill bar on the hotel’s terrace, and a cafe restaurant in the portal and a coffee bar in the lobby with 24-hour service.
Store, nursing services, art gallery, tourism bureau, cyber café (24 hours), currency exchange, car rental and taxis.
It was inaugurated on December 23, 1875 in a neoclassic style but with some elements of Mudejar Architecture that gave it a touch of originality, as ruse mosaic, fences that arrived directly from Seville, Sapin. Its roofs and interiors are plenty of ornaments with stained-glass, heraldic emblems and a bronze sculpture of the Spanish dancer Carmen de Bizet, designed by The Marquis of Perrinat.
In 1901 it had one of the most important rebuilding by receive the benefits of electricity, telephone, international telegraph communication and restroom in each habitation. After that in 1914 was added a fourth floor and a canopy arcade, thanks to the economic prosperity that the First World War gave to The United States.
The most recent and capital reform came in 1989 due to the requirements of modern tourism, but maintaining the architectonic style that gave it eight years before the title of National Monument by its high patrimonial value.
In the last century it welcomed illustrious personalities of the Cuban history like Antonio Maceo, one of the most important commanders of the independent wars of the island. José Martí, Cuban National Hero pronounced his famous speech in this place in 1879 in honor of the journalist Manuel Marquez Sterling.
Because of its proximity to important theaters of the Capital the Inglaterra Hotel has received distinguished artists, poets, dancers, politics, singers, sportman so Sarah Bernhardt, Maria Félix, Ana Pavlova, Enrique Carusso, Imperio Argentina, José Mujica, Federico García Lorca, Jacinto Benavente, etc.
At the present time, the dean of the Havana´s hotels has 83 rooms with all services at the disposal of their guests and attractive restaurant called “El Colonial” whose Menu Letter is typical for each season of year.
Its historic sidewalk, well known like “The Louvre´s sidewalk” became a place of meeting and conspiracy for young men that favored independence from Spain and there raised theirs voices against the Spanish colonialism, the most brilliant and valiant of the Cuban young people.