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 Elegant Iberostar Hotel Packard La Habana By El Prado!

The Iberostar Hotel Packard La Habana (in Spanish) foyer is large and light, and airy, with an incredible distance from floor to ceiling!

The nice and helpful staff that have you checked in in a flash, and you can head for your room.

The light and elegant rooms at the Iberostar Grand Packard in Havana.
Your room at the Iberostar Grand Packard

From the glass elevator, you can watch the foyer for several floors because of the incredible space in the lobby.

The rooms at Iberostar Grand Packard are light, spacious, and incredibly elegant with large windows with an amazing view of the entrance to the Havana harbor and the famous Prado Avenue!

Once in your room, I recommend you change into your bathing suit and spend a bit of time beside the stunning pool at the Iberostar Hotel Packard La Habana, just landing, before you start exploring the city.

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 Amenities

  • Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Gym
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Wifi
  • AC
  • Bilingual staff
  • Parking (public, free)

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!

The view of the Iberostar Grand Packard from outside, with the Prado right there in front!
The Iberostar from outside, with the Prado right in front, and the Malecon behind me – pool floor is where the classic architecture ends!

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!

The Iberostar Grand Packard bar was exceptionally blue on New Year's Eve!
An extra blue bar on New Year’s Eve!

You absolutely should, there are amazing places to eat in Havana, and also amazing places to go after dinner for either dancing or a quiet cocktail on a rooftop.

But you can have dinner in-house if you want to if you are super tired and exploring Havana seems daunting!

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From the Iberostar Grand Packard, you have walking distance to a myriad of famous and popular sights in Old Havana and Central Havana.

If you want to get over to Vedado or Miramar, the western areas in Havana, it is easy to get a taxi to take you over there. Just remember to agree on the price before you get in!

The pool at nighttime, with the amazing view across the bay to El Morro fortress and tower that is lit up!

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.

Iberostar Grand Packard hotel in Havana Cuba!

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!

Happy New Year at Iberostar Grand Packard!
Happy New Year at Iberostar Grand Packard

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!

Things To Do In Havana Outside Your Door!

When you are staying at the Iberostar Grand Packard, you are walking distance from “everything” in Old and Central Havana, as well as the Malecon boardwalk!

If you decide to opt for some organized tours in Havana during your stay, you will normally be picked up from your hotel as part of the itinerary, just at your doorstep.

Within walking distance in the old city, you find stunning rooftop terraces, nice bars, and cafes, historic sites, dancing places, and even great dancing schools where you can take classes in the various Cuban dance styles, like the beautiful Kizomba!

Want To Explore More Of Cuba?

Find out what you can do outside of sizzling Havana as well! I have traveled around Cuba extensively, and here is all the information you need about these exciting destinations:

Wrap-Up Iberostar Grand Packard In Havana

For the record, I have always paid for my stays here, so this review is not based on a sponsored stay!

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!

And if you rather prefer a casa particular, or maybe you want to stay in both types of accommodations, here are 8 amazing top-rated casa particulares in Old Havana you will love!

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