Taking its name from the Basilica and Monastery of St Francis of Assisi in the nearby Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, Los Frailes, or ‘the Friars’, is a stunning, truly atmospheric period hotel on one of the most historic streets in Havana.
Taste Old Havana's colonial charms in this converted mansionLos Frailes is a unique hotel, located in a historic street in Old Havana, near to the PLaza de San Francisco. all the attractions of this UNESCO site are within walking distance.
Outstanding works of art decorate this unique hotela copper staue of a monk welcomes guests to the hotel where they will discover a central square, lobby and lobby bar, full of amazing works of art. The atmosphere is serene and the quiet contrasts with the buzz of the city.
The theme is that of a monastery with a copper monk at the entranceThe Hotel has a distinct monastic theme, with a monk's statue and staff dressed in monks' habits. Elegant furnishings, vaulted ceilings and a central courtyard where foliage cascades down from the floors above, make this one of the most distinctive hotels in old havana.
Housed in a former colonial mansion, the hotel’s monastic theme doesn’t end with its name. Guests will find a copper sculpture of a monk welcoming them to the hotel, as well as staff dressed in monk habits and monastery inspired décor and ornaments throughout.
This attention to monastic detail combined with the stunning colonial architecture of the building makes for a distinctly old world atmosphere; something that is all the more striking for its location in the centre of the city.
Boasting vaulted ceilings, elegant antique furnishings and a central courtyard covered in cascading foliage, Los Frailes Hotel offers guests an oasis of calm and a taste of old world charm away from the hustle and bustle of modern day Havana.
All 22 rooms at Los Frailes are clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The décor is minimalistic and sober, in-keeping with the austere monastic nature of its theme. Yet, you will be captivated by the exquisite level of detail present in the dark wooden cabinets, medieval chairs, candelabras and paintings – all exuding a truly ecclesiastical air. Modern-day in-room amenities include a minibar, cable TV, private bathroom and air conditioning. Some of the rooms also have balconies with views of the city.
Guests at Los Frailes can enjoy a refreshing drink in the lobby bar, call in at the 24-hour reception for any special requests and arrange a special outing or excursion at the informative tour desk.
This is the very same place that Pope Benedict XVI once personally blessed during his visit to Havana. At the time he blessed the welcome cocktail in the hotel that hotel management usually offers to new guests upon entering.
If you want to enjoy a slower pace of life and a holiday with a difference, the old world charm of Los Frailes and Havana could be just what you’re looking for.