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Located on the eastern side of the Plaza de Armas, in the heart of Old Havana, the Santa Isabel Hotel is perfectly situated for exploring the city and enjoying everything it has to offer.

  • The inner courtyard is postcard perfect The inner courtyard is surrounded by columns and decorated by lush plants and original artworks. The colonial architecture combines with the facilites of a modern hotel, making this a wonderful space to enjoy a drink or snack.
  • Old Havana's jewel in the crown, a restored C18 mansion A refined hotel full of charm and character, set in the heart of Old Havana, facing the museums, colonial structures and restaurants of Plaza de Armas. It is within easy reach of all the attractions of Old Havana.
  • Spectacular rooftop terrace This affords the most wonderful views over the plaza and the bay and is of historic signifance dating back to 1830, when the count arranged for a hot air balloon, filled with flowers, to be launched in honour of Princess maria Isabela Luisa.

Set in a converted 18th century palace, the hotel retains many features of its colonial history, with its open-air courtyard, elegant mahogany furnishings, high ceilings and exquisite archways attesting to its past as a grand and luxurious residence.

The spacious lobby beautifully leads onto the open-air courtyard with the trickling of a central fountain creating a soothing atmosphere that enchants and relaxes after a hectic day touring hustling and bustling Havana.

In the midday heat guests can cool off and enjoy a refreshing drink on one of the hotel's many terraces and balconies, which all offer spectacular views over the city and the bay.

One of the chambermaids at the hotel, recalls that of her 16 years working there, her most memorable experience was during the visit of former USA President, Jimmy Carter, a repeat guest that she says was incredibly charming and courteous.

The hotel offers a wide range of facilities, including cafeterias, bars, restaurants, parking and Wi-Fi internet access. Rooms boast superior colonial elegance and charm with antique furnishings and spacious layouts. They offer all the modern facilities and amenities you’d expect from a boutique hotel, including TVs, hairdryers, a mini bar and a terrace or balcony overlooking the square and Havana Bay in the distance.

Visitors staying at the Santa Isabel Hotel have all of the attractions of Havana on their doorstep. Directly located on Plaza de Armas, just by stepping outside you’ll find yourself at the midst of an ancient 500-years-old square that looks out over the grand cathedral – La Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana.

Just outside the hotel walls the cobbled streets of Havana Old Town are alive with cafes and bars, and the sounds of Cuban music, lively chatter and daily life can be heard pulsating through the air.

As a melting pot of cultures, Havana has a unique aesthetic, with ageing American cars, crumbling baroque buildings and distinctly Caribbean homes mixing together to create a city like no other.

With so much to see and do, a stay at the Santa Isabel Hotel is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

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