You may think you’ve gone wrong, stepping into the salmon-colored corner building that is the Hotel Ambos Mundos since instead of a reception desk, you’re welcomed into a piano bar.

Likely this is what attracted Ernest Hemingway – the Ambos Mundos’ most famous guest and barfly – evidenced by his bar tab, preserved for posterity in his (museum) room.

A classic hotel with a spacious lobby (and proper reception desk just steps from the bar), the rather gloomy corridors lead to 52 rooms. Every corner of this hotel oozes history, including the creaky bellhop-operated elevator which deposits visitors on to a lovely roof terrace with unparalleled views and live music at cocktail and mealtimes.

Monty Python’s Michael Palin and his film crew stayed in the Ambos Mundos while creating the documentary and book about the life of Ernest Hemingway. As if this weren’t enough, they stayed on the 5th floor where the renowned author penned several short stories (in room 511) some 80 years ago.



Number of Rooms


Meal Plan

Room & Breakfast

Check-in time

4:00 PM

Check-out time

12:00 M


  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Doctor on call
  • Elevators
  • Laundry Services $
  • Meeting facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Room service $
  • Tour Booking Desk


Located on Obispo, the lively pedestrian street in the heart of Old Havana, on the corner of Mercaderes (another attractive street). Close to Plaza de Armas with many interesting sights and tempting terraces within walking distance.  The famous Bodeguita del Medio is only a few blocks away.

How to get there

From Airport or other Cuban destination: By taxi, rental car or by (pre-arranged; private or shared transfer).
Within Havana: By taxi, walking, Cocotaxi, Classic Car, Horse carriage.

Distance to Airport

16.6 KM to Havana International Airport José Martí

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Places of Interest

Lugares de interés más cercanos
Castillo de la Real Fuerza 0,2 km
La Bodeguita del Medio 0,2 km
Plaza Vieja 0,4 km
Museo de la Revolucion 0,9 km
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana 0,9 km
Margarito Iglesias Marine Terminal 1 km
Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta 1,1 km
Capitolio Nacional 1,2 km
Manuel Diaz Marine Terminal 1,5 km
Plaza de la Revolucion 4,2 km

Lugares de interés más populares
Museo Hemingway 9,6 km

Transporte y lugares de interés
Plaza de Armas Restaurante 0 km
La Lluvia de Oro Supermercado 0,3 km
Óceano Atlántico Mar/océano 0,4 km
José Martí International Airport 16,8 km
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport 94,2 km