Hotel Santa Isabel
Hotel Santa Isabel, Havana, Cuba
The Santa Isabel is the most impressive of Havana's many colonial hotels. The beautiful former mansion of the Counts of Santovenia has been a favourite hotel for merchants, artists and distinguished travellers since 1867 and enjoys an excellent location on the Plaza de Armas, one of the most important squares in Havana Vieja.
As with many of the colonial hotels in Havana, the Santa Isabel has recently been restored and offers elegant, comfortable accommodation and professional service whilst preserving many of its period features.
The central courtyard is the perfect peaceful hideaway to escape to after exploring Havana and the terrace offers excellent views of the city and Havana Bay. All profits of the hotel are reinvested in the continued restoration of the city's historical centre.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Havana cigars are considered the world's finest and the processes involved in hand rolling them can be seen at a number of Havana's famous factories such as Romeo y Julieta and Partagas.
Havana is a hauntingly beautiful city, with an impressive and unique mix of architecture.
Modern Havana contrasts strikingly with the attractive colonial heart of the city. The tour is completely flexible and usually involves hire of transportation in a classic American car for 2 hours.
Discover Havana Vieja, the historic colonial heart of the city. This morning walking tour covers the four most important squares, each of which has its own character and history.
Salsa is a part of the national identity in Cuba and is built into the psyche of its people. It is a national pastime with the locals dancing in atmospheric nightclubs, on the beach or in the streets.
Nestled between the harsh lines of the Soviet style apartment blocks is the Vivero Organoponico Alamar, effectively a four hectare urban allotment.