Archive for November, 2009

Hotel Armadores de Santander

Budget Hotel

Hotel Armadores de Santander, This majestic hotel stands up at a corner on the Avenida del Puerto, a main street which surrounds the perimeter of the oldest area of Havana. Its architecture and interior decoration resemble the style of those buildings located in the Santander harbour, Spain.

Hanging from the ceiling you will find very similar lanterns used in old vessels, all along the three buildings belonging to the complex. Eclectic and neoclassic styles are shown in perfect balance in this hotel, where architectural integration was achieved after hard restoration work.

Roman and Corinthian elements could be identified on both columns and façade. The original building was built in the 19th century. The name comes from tradition. Installation was originally used as main offices by several ship-owners from Santander, Spain, including the Count of La Mortera, owner of an important fleet that sailed the Atlantic Ocean bringing goods and troops to Cuba in past centuries. High comfort, good services standards and friendly personnel characterizes this 4 stars hotel.

In this Hotel, you have the right to:

  • – A welcome cocktail
  • – Safebox service
  • – A 10% discount in our company´s restaurants
  • – Free estrance to the fallowing museums in the Historical Center, just showing your guest´s card
  • – The House of Asia
  • – The House of Mexico
  • – Cigar smoking rooms
  • – The Obrapia´s House
  • – The Simón Bolivar´s House
  • – Palace de Government
  • – The Card Museum
  • – The Numismatic Museum

Hotel Palacio O`Farrill

Budget Hotel

Hotel Palacio O`Farrill. Located in a privileged section of Old Havana, a magnificent palace has been reborn as the Palacio O’Farril. Formerly the house of Don Jose Ricardo O’Farril, the great grandson of the Irish Don Ricardo O’Farril and O’Daly, one of the wealthiest noble families in colonial times.
The hotel and accommodations are unequaled in excellence featuring a restaurant, snack bar, inner courtyard with ancient well, magnificent skylight and a roof-top terrace with a grand view of the city. The architecture and decor combines 18th, 19th and 20th century influences and produces an exceptional effect on history. The guests enjoy the unique experience of reliving three centuries at the same time.
There are 38 rooms (23 with a view), 34 standard, 3 junior suites and 1 matrimonial suite. For your convenience, there’s a tour desk, car rentals, taxis, art gallery and luggage room. Laundry and ironing and a 24 hour reception service is also available.
In this Hotel, you have the right to:

  • – A welcome cocktail
  • – Safebox service
  • – A 10% discount in our company´s restaurants
  • – Free estrance to the fallowing museums in the Historical Center, just showing your guest´s card
  • – The House of Asia
  • – The House of Mexico
  • – Cigar smoking rooms
  • – The Obrapia´s House
  • – The Simón Bolivar´s House
  • – Palace de Government
  • – The Card Museum
  • – The Numismatic Museum




Hotel Parque Central

Budget Hotel

Hotel Parque Central, is one of the highest-rank accommodation facilities in Havana city. On the place where the ruins of a late 19th century building was standing up, and incorporating a new modern design to the first existing, this luxurious hotel offers a top quality of services.

Just in front of the Central Park , in the corner of Prado Avenue ( French style promenade design and built in 1772), near the Capitol, the Great Theatre of Havana and the National Museum of Art, the location is perfect to walk through Old and Republican Havana.

It combines the elegance of the Spanish colonial style with modern services and installations. The terrace and tropical bar with a swimming pool located on the top floor of the hotel, as well as the meeting rooms have splendid views of Havana. Ideal for businesspersons and VIP clients.



Hotel Colina

Budget Hotel

Hotel Colina, in the Vedado quarter, in the center of Modern Havana and across its bicentennial University. A stone’s throw from the hub of the city’s social and cultural activities, surrounded by Restaurants, Art Galleries and Night Clubs.

Refined services and a peaceful environment are a few of the benefits offered by this centrally located hotel. This facility is a favorite for those who prefer a family atmosphere and cosy spots to enjoy in good company. Cable TV.



Hotel Comodoro

Budget Hotel

Hotel Comodoro, A classical building from the 1950 has originally designed for being a luxury hotel, now fully restored, and enhanced with modern bungalows and new swimming pools, the Comodoro hotel is a classic in Modern Havana City.
Located in Miramar quarter, a typical commercial area, this installation has comfortable rooms, a private beach with a natural swimming pool, a beautiful lobby with restaurants and snack bars, and a business centre with several facilities for meetings, presentations and other events.
Personalized services characterize this 4 stars hotel, and a famous discotheque is just attached to the building where nightlife goes wild every night. The bungalows can lodge whole families, since they have one, two or even three rooms plus kitchen and living – dinning room. The modern pools have incorporated bars inside where drinks are served directly too swimmers and all kind of excursions and tours can be booked in travel agencies desks located in the lobby. Cuban music groups often play in this hotel. Recommended for family vacations, executives and long term staying.



Hotel Sevilla Havana

Budget Hotel

Hotel Sevilla Havana, Among the latter is the Sevilla Hotel, which opened in 1908 after several years of hard construction works, which were begun by the investment company El Guardián in 1880. Architects got their inspiration from the Moorish lines of the Patio de los Leones at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, in a style that stands out because of its arches, columns and many tiles.

During the first years of operations, its colonial style, exquisite decoration and the comfort of its initial 300 rooms and 9 apartments, along with its location in Havana’s historic heart, made the Sevilla Hotel one of the most visited hotels in the Cuban capital.

The magnificence of the building turned the hotel into the place par excellence where major social events took place, especially in its Roof Garden, which became the meeting hall in vogue at the time.

The Sevilla Hotel has been visited by many distinguished guests from all walks of life and countries, who have given the establishment a touch of distinction within the select group of classic hotels in Cuba’s tourist sector.

Other famous artists who stayed at the Sevilla Hotel were Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso, Mexican actors Jorge Negrete and Germán Valdés (Tin Tan), Argentinean singers and actors Hugo Del Carril and Libertad Lamarque, Spanish singer Lola Flores and US actor Errol Flynn.

Among the sports personalities who stayed in the hotel were Cuba’s José Raúl Capablanca (world chess champion), Joe Louis (world heavyweight boxing champion) and Luis Angel Firpo, who won that title in his time.

Visual arts were also represented at the hotel with the presence of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, who, according to anecdotes, painted two murals in the Roof Garden to pay for his stay. Other distinguished guests were the novelists George Simenon and Vicente Blasco Ibañez.

Major exponents of Cuban music left their imprint at the hotel, including Dámaso Pérez Prado, known as the ‘Mambo King’, who performed at the Patio Sevillano with the Havana Casino Orchestra.

The hotel’s facilities include the swimming pool, sauna, smorgasbord, art gallery, snack bar and barbecue, in a geographic environment where the attractions of Havana’s historic heart prevail.



Hotel Habana Libre

Budget Hotel

Hotel Habana Libre, This 25-storey hotel rises majestically and offers an incomparable charming view of the city and the sea. It enjoys a privileged location in modern Havana’s centre, located just a few steps away from the university. It offers very spacious rooms, great comfort, cosmopolitan lobby with bar.

It features a wide variety of services and attractions and four thematic restaurants.

Wide rooms are rigged with state-of-the art equipments for functions, congresses and conventions. Some of the amenities are cable TV, fridge and mini bar while health services are also available.

Enjoy ‘Turquino’ Night Club by the light of the moon and twinkle stars. In the vicinity there are many restaurants, nightclubs, art and culture centers and bars.



Hotel H10 Habana Panorama

Budget Hotel

Hotel Panorama Havana. This recently built hotel in the Havana district of Miramar has the quality standards required by both vacationers and businessmen. Located in a zone where most embassies, commercial companies and flag hotels are placed.

A modern styled hotel offering great views of the sea front and the residential area. Spacious and comfortable lobbies, restaurants and rooms will make you feel the exclusivity of this installation.

An amazing roofed swimming pool will allow you to enjoy the climate no matter what the weather is like, while all sort of communication facilities will be at your disposal. If you are businessmen and need to combine your time with meetings and working breakfast, this is the right place. Sauna and gym.

All kind of tours and excursions can be booked ifrom the hotel desk. Staff have been trained to handle groups from demanding markets and incentive groups with remarkable success.



Hotel Caribbean

Budget Hotel

Hotel Caribbean, a small budget hotel with 38 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms located in a nice part of Havana just a few metres from Old Havana’s museums, plazas, churches and historical buildings. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the vicinity.

Offer personal service and a friendly atmosphere. and are deal for city travelers and individuals looking for a central location.



Hotel Riviera Havana

Budget Hotel

Hotel Riviera Havana, Classic hotel built at the end of the 1950’s, when american style casinos were spread off throughout Havana city, following patterns of French Riviera.

Just in front the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Spacious salons, two famous cabarets, restaurants, snack bars and shops are among the facilities you will find in there. Wide and comfortable rooms, some with magnificent ocean views.

It’s the only hotel in Havana which kept its original furniture. A large swimming pool surrounded by cabins and cafeterias with a lateral view of the ocean is one of the best areas of this property.

Ideal for people interested in recreation in Modern Havana, honeymooners and businessmen.

A shopping mall and the impressive Cohiba hotel are placed just a few metres from the hotel main entrance.



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