General

The excellent location of the Hotel Mercure Sevilla, near the elegant Prado promenade and numerous cafés, restaurants and theaters, means its guests are located right in the heart of Havana’s social and cultural scene.

The history of this hotel is rich, diverse and inspiring. The first stone was laid in 1880 but it wasn’t opened until 1908. The architects of the building were inspired by the Moorish lines and motifs of the entrance to the famous Court of the Lions in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, a style that incorporates arcades, columns, and millions of mosaics. At the beginning of the 1940s, the Sevilla was run by a Uruguayan gangster with Italian origins who had dealings with Italian-born American gangsters Lucky Luciano and Santos Trafficante Snr. It’s said that Al Capone also stayed at the hotel.

Of the internationally famous people which have stayed at the Hotel Sevilla we find Italian tenor Enrique Caruso, and singer and dancer Josephine Baker. It’s said that when the Hotel Nacional de Cuba denied entry to this world famous singer because of the color of her skin, the Sevilla laid out the red carpet for her and declared her a Distinguished Guest. She organized a press conference about the scandal which only served to enhance the fame of the Sevilla hotel.

The large, wide and comfortable lobby is decorated with blue Moorish tiles and carved ceilings. The alfresco patio, just off the lobby, is always busy with guests enjoying the live music played by a Cuban quartet. The hotel also hosts opera on the rooftop terrace of the hotel where, every Friday, the talented young stars of Habana Clásicos sing.

One of the best things about the Sevilla is its street-level pool surrounded by palms and a terrace, snack bar, sauna and massage service.

Chain

Accor Hotels

Number of Rooms

178

Meal Plan

Room & Breakfast

Check-in time

4:00 pm

Check-out time

12:00 m

Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Car Rental $
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Elevators
  • Entertainment
  • Laundry Services $
  • Meeting facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service $
  • Shop $
  • Swimming Pool
  • Taxi $
  • Tour Booking Desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in the lobby

Location

Situated in Trocadero Street, close to the Prado promenade, the Sevilla is also close to the Malecón, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Revolution and Capitol building. You can also walk down the lively pedestrian street Obispo, flanked by shops and restaurants. The famous bar Sloppy Joe’s is only a few steps away and is a perfect place to relax.

How to get there

From Airport or other Cuban destination: By taxi, rental car or transfer (pre-arranged; private or shared).

Within Havana: By taxi, walking, Cocotaxi, Classic Car, Horse carriage.

Distance to Airport

16.6 km to José Martí International Airport, Havana Airport

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Bars & Restaurants

BUFFET LA GIRALDA
International buffet. Offers breakfast and dinner of an international cuisine. Located in the lower lobby área.

Roof Garden Torre del Oro
Gourmet restaurante with great city views. Open for dinner with À la carte menu. Type of food: French, Seafood, International.

Bar Habana
Opened from 19:00 to 22:30.

PATIO SEVILLANO
Located near the lobby, in an atmosphere that recalls Sevilla's traditional patios. With a variety of Cuban cocktails, it has animation every night.

SNACK BAR PISCINA
Located near the swimming pool, a place with lots of vegetation, ideal for relaxing. Fast food snacks & Cuban cocktails.

Places of Interest

Closest landmarks
• Revolution Museum (0.1 km)
• Capitolio Nacional (0.6 km)
• La Bodeguita del Medio (0.7 km)
• Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta (0.7 km)
• Castillo de la Real Fuerza (0.9 km)
• Old Square (1 km)
• Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana (1.1 km)
• Margarito Iglesias Marine Terminal (1.6 km)
• Manuel Diaz Marine Terminal (1.7 km)
• Revolution Square (3.5 km)

Restaurants and markets
• La Guarida Restaurant (1.5 km)

Closest airports
• José Martí International Airport (16.6 km)
• Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (95.1 km)

Most popular landmarks
• Hemingway Museum (10.2 km)