Hotel Sevilla

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Hotel Sevilla

Splendid old hotel with an illustrious past, with fairly simple rooms but an atmospheric lobby area and large outdoor pool.

The splendid old Hotel Sevilla, dating back to 1908, is in one of Havana's most famous buildings. Its Moorish façade and Spanish-style architecture hint at the hotel's glorious heyday when its illustrious guests included movie stars, mafiosos and Graham Greene, author of 'Our Man in Havana'.

The walls of the grand lobby are covered in nostalgic memorabilia and comfy sofas make it a great place to soak up the atmosphere; the adjacent patio bar has regular live music. The guestrooms however do not exude the same character and are fairly simple.

One of the hotel's best attributes is the large outdoor pool area – a luxury in Havana. There is also a modern gym and a sauna. Another bonus is the city panorama that unfurls from the 9th floor restaurant.

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What our clients say

  • Beautiful ground floor, room a little tired but we only slept in it.  In general, most charming.

    SLA, Kingston Upon Thames
  • "Very nice, good breakfast, excellent location. It was overbooked when we were due to return so were moved to the Parque Central, real luxury - though could have been anywhere - but rather nice note to finish on."

    SW, Romsey
  • The decaying grandeur of the Hotel Sevilla in Havana was just right.  It is definitely the place to stay and I'm grateful to Konrad for insisting on it.  We were lucky to be on the 7th floor, floors 6-8 being the best, overlooking the pool.  Since the whole hotel has new double-glazing, this meant it was quiet.  The air-conditioning worked almost all the time.  The fixtures and fittings are dated but functioning, including the shower.  The room (a two-room suite actually) was very spacious.  The public areas have a suitable air of faded opulence.  The breakfast buffet is very good. Service is friendly and the pool is a welcome city-centre oasis of calm.

    DR, Leatherhead
  • "The rooftop restaurant at the Sevilla was as good as any other restaurant we visited and had great views. Not only was the food good - but the pianist who played there all night was excellent and didn't continually pester the diners with demands for more 'cucs' - which was not the case for the bands which played downstairs.”

    HT, Richmond
  • Beautiful ground floor, room a little tired but we only slept in it.  In general, most charming.

    SLA, Kingston Upon Thames
  • “I haven't put excellent thought I would say good to fair because they couldn't really cater at breakfast for the huge numbers (ie queues, waiting then for food and utensils to be replenished, washed and so on. Difficult to really judge objectively due to maybe national restraints and things not understood by me - shower not really working, lift out of service, stairs out of service - BUT what an atmospheric and beautiful place!”

    MVR, Devizes
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Our expert's view

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

A highlight of this hotel is the rooftop restaurant with fantastic views over Havana. The rooms are simple but spacious and the outdoor pool is a great way to cool down after a day’s sightseeing.


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