One of Havana’s newest, most modern, and most elegant hotels (and one of my absolute favorites) is the Iberostar Grand Packard!
I spent New Year’s Eve there, and the atmosphere is so delicate and tranquil, even though it is only a stone’s throw away from Old Havana and all the buzz!
Also, the pool area with the restaurant and bar that cuts through the building halfway, and has spectacular views of the Malecon, the Prado, and El Morro fortress across the bay, is magic!
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The foyer is large and light and airy, with nice and helpful staff that have you checked in in a flash.
And then, you just need to take the elevator to your floor, your room, and (I recommend) change into your bathing suit and spend a bit of time just landing in or beside the stunning pool at the Iberostar Grand Packard.
The infinity pool is L-shaped, so you swim all the way to the end towards El Morro, then turn right, and head in towards the inner Havana bay!
Iberostar Grand Packard Has A Perfect Location!
The Iberostar Grand Packard is perfectly situated in a modern building just at the end of the venerable avenue El Prado, which ends where the Malecon starts.
This is also where the open sea meets the narrow entrance to Havana bay, guarded by fortifications on both sides of the bay!
It is almost a shame that you need to leave this hotel to explore all the things to do in Havana (of course it is not really a shame, but this lounging area is just amazing!).
On a normal day, the bar and restaurant here at the Iberostar are not too crowded, but in the high season, it might be different. Either way, the spaces are open and wide, so you can relax anyway!
Most people want to venture out into Havana at night and try out the amazing Havana restaurants and paladares (privately owned restaurants) throughout the city!
But you can have dinner in-house if you want to if you are super tired and exploring Havana seems daunting!
Inhouse Bar & Restaurants (& Room Service)
Also, when your Havana night outside the hotel is over, head up here for a nightcap, and bring it with you to one of the lounging chairs by the pool!
In the daytime, these lounging chairs are PERFECT for a siesta, a light lunch at one of the small tables, or just snuggling with an audiobook behind the sunglasses.
The bar and restaurant staff are just a glance away for whatever assistance you might need, this outdoor floor which is actually midway up the building, is an amazing oasis!
From here you can enjoy the uninterrupted view of El Morro across the bay, and do a bit of people-watching as the Prado and the Malecon are just below the terrace!
- Pool & Jacuzzi
- Spa & Gym
- Bar & Restaurant
- Room Service
- Bilingual staff
- Parking (public, free)
And A Spectacular Breakfast!
After a good night’s sleep (the beds are also amazing), you can stroll down here for your breakfast!
There is no shortage of anything here, you’ll be all fueled up to head out into the city, or day tour, or whatever your plan is!
Wrap-Up Iberostar Grand Packard In Havana
For the record, I have always paid for my stays here, there are no sponsored stays or anything like that.
I just really like this hotel, its location, amenities, ambiance, rooms, pool, breakfast, everything is really good.
My safe recommendation is that here you will have a truly pampered stay!