Hotel Santa Isabel
The Santa Isabel is the grandest of Old Havana’s hotels, and its location is perfect: it stands on the eastern side of the Plaza de Armas, Havana’s earliest and most beautiful colonial square. The building is an eighteenth century mansion which was constructed for the Countess of San Juan de Jaruco but was later bought by Count of Santovenia, whose initials can be seen in the decorative iron balcony rails. Converted to a hotel in the late nineteenth century, it was restored and is now run by the Office of the City Historian of Havana, so all its profits are reinvested in the restoration of the city’s historical centre. Its courtyard is full of plants and echoes to the gentle splashing of its central fountain, and the mahogany and leather planters’ chairs there are fatally comfortable – indeed they can be virtually impossible to get out of after a few mojitos. The rooms at the Santa Isabel all overlook the Plaza de Armas with the exception of a few side rooms which have disappointing views and should be avoided. The Santovenia Suite is the grandest and most spacious and the Junior Suites are also very satisfactory, but Cubaism’s opinion is that the third floor standard rooms, all of which have a small terrace overlooking the square, are excellent value.
Rooms: The Hotel Santa Isabel has 17 standard rooms and 10 junior suites with air conditioning, balcony or terrace, bathroom, security box, modem, jacuzzi, minibar, radio, hair dryer, room service, telephone and cable TV.
Facilities:Bar, Coffee Shop, National & international phone, Nursery, Restaurant, Room service, Safe Security Box, Souvenir shop, Taxis Desk, Television Cable, internet service, Billiard, Rental Car, Non smoking room.
- The rates are in USD per person per night
- Buffet Breakfast Included
- Reservations minimun 12 days in advance
- Stay minimun 2 nights
- Check Prices for PEAK Season (24th, 25th & 31st December)
|03 Jan 13||30 Apr 13||$154.00||$115.00||$110.00||FREE!|
|01 May 13||15 Jul 13||$115.00||$76.00||$73.00||FREE!|