General

A century ago, the press called the Hotel Telégrafo one of the city’s – and region’s – most modern hotels. A recent restoration from top to bottom has the Telégrafo vying for the same praise.

The overhaul of this hotel was purposely designed to combine the old with the new – take a look at the original, exposed brick arches, which contrast nicely with the colorful, minimalistic Italian furniture in the reception area and bar.

The Telégrafo has always been pre-curve: in the early 20th century, the property had Cuba’s only telegraphic cable (hence the name) – making it a favorite of visiting businessmen, who could call New York directly from their rooms. Back in the day, this area of Havana was also a hotbed of intellectual and artistic activity, when luminaries from the world over came to Havana to write, jam, paint, and enjoy the inimitable café and cabaret culture. The painting in the restaurant (said to serve the city’s best burger), proclaims that once you’re a guest at Telégrafo, you’ll never stay anywhere else.

So confident is staff that you’ll return after your first taste of the Telégrafo, they encourage guests to accurately fill in their birthdays upon check-in; don’t be surprised if you open the door to your room to find a cake or bottle of wine, should your birthday fall during your next stay.

Chain

Habaguanex

Number of Rooms

63

Meal Plan

Room & Breakfast

Check-in time

4:00 PM

Check-out time

12:00 M

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Elevators
  • Medical Services $
  • Restaurant
  • Tour Booking Desk

Location

Located at the intersection of Prado and Neptuno, along with other hotels including Parque Central, Plaza, Saratoga and Inglaterra. The Telégrafo is just steps from the Gran Teatro and the Capitolio and within walking distance of the historic center. The famous El Floridita bar and Museo Nacional de las Bellas Artes are just a stone's throw away.

How to get there

From Airport or other Cuban destination: By taxi, rental car or by 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

Telégrafo
Opening every day. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is a la carte international and Cuban cuisine (also has a children's menu).

Bar
It has live music.

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