Hotel Saratoga Habana

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A rich and colorfull heritage close to the delights of old havana
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Nigel Hunt photo

Welcome to my site dedicated to the famous and historical Hotel Saratoga in Habana. I am “poco a poco” researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotels ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.

My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research and supplying some of the photographs. You can make from this room reservations through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd which has a direct contact with the current hotel operator.

Nigel Alexander Hunt

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Hotel Saratoga, elegance and excellence

Many of Cuba's cars and buildings may still be stuck in the 1950s, but its hotels, at least, are finally moving into the 21st century. Leading the way is Havana's Hotel Saratoga, which epitomized the city's high life until it fell victim to neglect and disrepair.

Now the hotel has been restored to its former glory, offering guests all the five-star facilities that have eluded the city for so long. Located on a corner of the old town that overlooks the Capitolio --a gleaming replica of Washington's dome -- the Saratoga boasts a rich and colorful heritage.

In the 1930s, writers, artists and socialites gathered under its colonnade to enjoy acts like the Anacaona all-girl orchestra, a band of sisters who played salsastyle son music decades before the world heard of the Buena Vista Social Club. But not long after Fidel Castro's revolution, the hotel had deteriorated into a seedy boarding house.

An international consortium rebuilt the Saratoga in 2005, maintaining its original neoclassical facade. Floor-to-ceiling French windows with mahogany shutters frame wrought-iron balconies, and inside there's Internet access in each room, wi-fi in communal areas and top-end gym equipment.

Nothing says you're in Cuba more than a cigar and a mojito. Savor both in the Saratoga's airy, palm-filled atrium cooled by antique ceiling fans, or indulge in the inventive tapas menu at the Anacaona Restaurant, which spices up Cuba's typical cuisine by adding European flair.

The hotel's rooftop pool overlooks the Partagas cigar factory, the opera house and, around the corner, Floridita, one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite bars and home of the Daiquiri cocktail. A modern hotel with lots of nostalgia.

Many lovers of the Cuban cigars "Habanos" have a perfect operation base in it, because of its proximity with the legendary cigar factory "Partagas" and its "Casa del Habano" a very crowded place by smokers from all over the world.

Rooftop Pool

Rooftop Pool

Anacaona Restaurant

Anacaona Restaurant

Suite Capitolio

Suite Capitolio

Mirador Restaurant

Mirador Restaurant

Suite Habana

Suite Habana

SPA

SPA

Gym

Gym

Mezzanine Bar

Mezzanine Bar

Deluxe Patio Room

Deluxe Patio Room

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Mirador Bar

Mirador Bar

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History

Toward 1933 on Prado street intersection with Dragones street was located Saratoga Hotel, it left behind its former location on Monte street, it stood the building where from then on is "Isla de Cuba Hotel". The "new" building on Prado street was built by the spainard merchant Gregorio Palacios between 1879 and 1880 with the objective of lodging dwelling - houses, stores and boarding house.

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JayZ and Beyonce stayed at Saratoga Hotel

JayZ and Beyonce chose the Saratoga to celebrate their wedding anniversary

By Marcel Fernández. April 30, 2013, 16:45PM

There's a reason JayZ and Beyonce chose the Saratoga to celebrate their wedding anniversary: it's a first-class hotel combining luxury and innovative design with a great range of facilities and services. Plus, it's located in the center of action-packed Havana.

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Madonna the Material Girl at Saratoga Hotel

Madonna parties the night away in Cuba for her 58th birthday

By Marcel Fernández. August 31, 2016, 12:25PM

Madonna treated herself to the best hotel digs Havana has to offer for her 58th birthday bash, but still came nowhere close to breaking the bank. Sources with direct knowledge of Madge's 3-day trip tell us she bunked up in Hotel Saratoga's finest room: the Suite Habana.

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General Facilities


  • Accessible in seat of wheels
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning in Restaurant
  • Air conditioning in common areas
  • Elevators
  • Box of security
  • Money Exchange
  • Hall Reception
  • Living room of conferences
  • Center of Business
  • Room service
  • Bureau of Tourism
  • Rent Car
  • Taxi Services
  • Laundry Services
  • Reception service 24 hours
  • Medical services (low petition)
  • Rooms for handicapped persons
  • Area non smoker in restaurant
  • Area for smoker in restaurant

Nearby Attractions


  • Historic Centre
  • National Capitoly
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Grand Theatre of Havana
  • Museum of the Revolution
  • Partagás Tobacco Factory
  • Home of the Habano
  • Havana's Malecón
  • Revolution Square
  • National Library