Composition: bedroom, bathroom
Amenities: 2x bed linen & towels, terrace, air conditioning, heating, free parking on the street, shower, washbasin , heated towel bar, mirror, toilet, double bed, built-in wardrobes, night tables, lamp
A palace built for the Havana aristocracy (who must have known the first three rules of real estate: location, location, location), this stately palace is on the eastern side of Plaza de Armas, with Havana Bay at her back.
The arched, colonial façade opens into an elegant lobby with crystal chandeliers and antique furniture. This is the real deal, a true, 19th century palace which captures the regal feel of historic Havana. The open courtyard with cheerful bubbling fountain and limestone columns is a perfect alibi to escape from the bustle outside.
The ancient marble staircase must have hosted thousands of feet in almost 2 centuries – will yours be next? They take you to the guestrooms divided over three floors.
A chambermaid says her most unforgettable and lovely memory during the 16 years she has been working at the Santa Isabel was when she was chambermaid for Jimmy Carter, former President of the USA (and repeating hotel guest). "And" she continues: "every day is lovely when I see the guests enjoying the patio, drinking a cocktail and dancing.
Dall’aeroporto o altra località di Cuba: In taxi, auto in affitto o transfer (organizzato; privato o in gruppo).
All’Avana: a piedi; in taxi, coco-taxi, auto classica americana o carrozza a cavallo.
• A la Carte Restaurant;
• TV Room;
• Shop $;
• Fax Service $;
• Laundry $;
• Room Service $;
Distance to Airport: 25 km
Where To Eat?
Bar Restaurant La Mina is hard to miss for anyone visiting Havana due to its size and prominent location on the city’s oldest Square Plaza de Armas. Food-wise it is hard to get excited about La Mina but the terrace is great for those of us who like to watch people while sipping on a Mojito.
Speciality: Cuban Food
Reportedly one of Havana’s finest, this elegant restaurant feels like the mansion’s original dining room. Divided into two sections or salones (the blue and less formal pink halls), the Condado serves a la carte criollo and international dishes. A trio enlivens the atmosphere with Cuban music until around 6 p.m.
Speciality: International Food
El Templete reopened its doors 4 years ago as an upscale seafood restaurant where the Spanish chef Carlos Castillo runs the kitchen. El templete is named after the nearby historic attraction El Templete where in December 1519 San Cristobal de la Habana was founded. This seafood restaurant is one of the better restaurants in Havana.
Speciality: Fish and Seafood
Address: Avenida del Puerto and the corner of Narciso López.
Santovenia Lobby Bar
A pleasant and typical Spanish-styled open-air courtyard adorned with a central fountain and tropical planters, the Santovenia offers a wide range of Cuban cocktails and light snacks.
Speciality: Light Meals
El Globo Bar
Invoking the hot-air-balloon spectacle staged by the Count of Santovenia on the property’s rooftop, this bar is located on the hotel portico and is a truly pleasant spot whence to watch the goings-on of the cobbled plaza and savor a specialty cocktail. A less formal establishment than the Condado, the Globo offers more economic Cuban cuisine and snacks.
Speciality: Cuban Food, Light Meals
El Cañonazo Bar
Located on the hotel rooftop, this discrete bar has a wonderful view of the hotel’s picturesque surroundings and the bay area. A grill offers criollo barbecued meals.
Speciality: Light Meals