Archive for June, 2010

Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno

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Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno is a new and comfortable installation located in the heart of the Historical Center of the City. This located in O´ Reilly Street.

The four stars Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno enjoys a privileged scenario formerly in the same center of the Within Havana the city, very near the celebrated Square of Weapons and Havana Cathedral.

The Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno that owes its name to the illustrious family that inhabited this colonial large house of the carefully restored XVIII century, is a new option for the antiques farmers scattering, cultural and patrimonial traditions, and of the splendor of past times of the old village of San Cristóbal from Havana.

In that large house, the celebrated black poet Juan Francisco Manzano served as slave of the family of the Marques de Prado Ameno, and it won its freedom thanks to the beneficent negotiations of important personalities of the period as Domingo del Monte and José de la Luz y Caballero.

The large house, of colonial style, of the Marques de Prado Ameno, at the moment transformed into hotel, it recreates the typical housing aristocratic Cuban of principles of the XIX century. The intimacy and the serenity, as well as the correct conservation of fresh and arcades original cocktail with the freshness of the patio and the sobriety of their decoration, invite to rest in a welcoming atmosphere and of good pleasure.



Hotel Hoteles C Tropicoco

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Hotel Hoteles C Tropicoco This is one of the most popular hotels in the area due to its competitive prices, excellent facilities and attentive service. Located very near the beaches of Santa María, the establishment offers tourist packages that include accommodation, meals and drinks, along with non-motorized nautical sports such as water bicycles, surf boards and a trip around the bay on a catamaran, among others. The rooms are comfortable and have an ocean view, as well as cable TV, air-conditioning, private bath and telephone.




Hotel Telegrafo

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Hotel Telegrafo first was opened in 1888 by Don Guillermo del Toro and Doa Pilar Samoano, they made of this hotel one of the best of Latin America, with new services an outstanding reputation.Authentic and luxurious, telegrafo Hotel is reopened to remind us about the famous hotel it was at the end of the 19th. Century its eclectic facader discover today the architectural evolution it went through the time. The two first floor, respecting they original forms, are the prelude of the upper floors of a more contemporary style. Sixty three spacious rooms with high ceilings, located in the three floors have views mainly on Prado Promenade. Where nowadays the snack bar is located the old ruins of the original courtyard can still be discovered. Its big half archers, without plaster show bricks and masorny which contrast with the modern design of the hotel.



Hotel Raquel

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Hotel Raquel This newly-restored hotel has the most amazing façade, that takes one back to Cuba’s colonial days. The interiors are an extension of the glorious architecture. Paintings by well-known Cuban artists adorn the walls, while pillared corridors and carpeted hallways open onto wide terraces and trimmed gardens. The hotel’s Biblical name reflects the country’s Jewish roots. The rooms exude an air of romance and affluence, while a range of modern amenities, along with an efficient staff, ensure a relaxing stay.
Facilities:
Restaurant; bar; gym; concierge; tour desk; 24-hr. room service; laundry service



Hotel Florida

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Hotel Florida converted old colonial mansions in Old Havana. Built in 1836 and turned into a hotel in 1885, the Florida is stately and elegant and I’d give it an unqualified nod over the Hotel Santa Isabel , except for the fact that a couple of the rooms don’t have any windows. However, if you do get one of the window rooms or one of the suites, you may find it hard to head out and explore the city. The rooms are decorated with a mix of imitation and real antique furnishings, wrought-iron beds, checkerboard marble floors, and tasteful framed prints. The entrance is right on the busy Calle Obispo, and it’s possible to miss it amid all the hustle and bustle. The tranquil central courtyard provides immediate relief, surrounded by soaring stone columns connected by high arches. If the Florida is full, the newly opened Hotel Marqués de Prado Ameno (253 O’Reilly btw. Cuba and Aguiar), with its cloistered courtyard, is accessed through the Florida and shares the same management. Its 16 spacious rooms with marble floors still retain parts of the original friezes.

Facilities:

2 restaurants; 2 bars; concierge; tour desk; car-rental desk; 24-hr. room service; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Conde de Villanueva

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Hotel Conde de Villanueva this place is geared toward cigar freaks, and only true aficionados should stay here. The hotel features one of the better and most respected cigar shops in town, La Casa del Habano, which rents out private humidors so that regular clients can always have their own personal reserve. The rooms are large and soaked in old-world charm, not to mention the scent of tobacco — all are smoking rooms, of course. The better and more expensive rooms come with views over the street. The building dates back to the end of the 18th century, and features a large portrait of its namesake count in the entryway. Sebastian, the pet peacock, roams the large central courtyard. The semiformal Vuelta Abajo restaurant serves good Cuban cuisine, and there’s a wonderful, shady little park just across the street.

Facilities:
Restaurant; bar; concierge; 24-hr room service; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Victoria

HotelHotel Victoria This little business-class hotel (ca. 1928) is open, but will probably be closed for a lengthy period while being transformed into Cuba’s first designer hotel. British company Esencia Hotels & Resorts will reopen the new hotel in late spring 2009. Conran & Partners will design the interiors of the rooms, restaurant, bar, and swimming pool terrace. The refurbished hotel will feature a larger restaurant, cocktail bar, and a guests-only bar. Rooms will feature Wi-Fi, a built-in plasma screen, sound system, and desk-drawer humidor, among other facilities. The hotel will also have a gym as well as health and beauty treatments.

The current hotel in 2008 is a small, attractive business hotel close to the action in Vedado. Be careful here: The neighboring FOCSA building funnels the sea breezes right at the Victoria’s entrance. When the winds are up, they can almost knock you off your feet.

Facilities:
Restaurant; snack bar; bar; lounge; small outdoor pool; concierge; tour desk; car-rental desk; small business center; 24-hr. room service; babysitting; laundry service



Hotel Quinta Avenida Habana

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Hotel Barceló Habana Ciudad located in the residential area. Its location also has the benefit of providing access to an area where shops and diplomatic representations are concentrated, to which is added a beautiful sea view and the particular touch provided by Quinta Avenida.
18 kilometres from José Martí International Airport
10 kilometres from the city centre
12 kilometres from the colonial area
178 new, spacious, tastefully decorated rooms; fully equipped with all modern facilities. All have a beautiful view of the sea, city or swimming pool. 2 rooms are especially designed for those with disabilities.



Hotel El Comendador

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Hotel El Comendador Considered Exceptional for its intimacy and internal spaces, COMENDADOR is the perfect accommodation for retirement and meditation.
Its furniture, with simple renaissance elements and some refinished original pieces from our heritage combine to satisfy the most demanding clients ideas about modern comfort.

The former palace, like many of the oldest mansions of San Cristobal de la Habana, has a strong Moorish influence, with the main entrance to one corner.

Close to one of the most important squares in Havana, ( Plaza de San Francisco ) it is caressed by the sea breezes coming from the nearby harbor and entranceway to the Bay of Havana, which can be appreciated from the balconies of its magnificent rooms.

The Inn also boasts a typical 18th century tavern with the name of “Onda”, a region of Valencia Spain. On a rustic bar, different Spanish “Tapas” are offered along with exotic wines of the region.

Old woods from the original mansion were preserved during the restoration, old barrels and pictures from that region decorate the tavern and its outdoor cafe.

This property was originally built in the early 18th century by Don Pedro Regalado Pedroso y Zagas and was refurbished in the 19th century when a mezzanine was added which distinguishes this mansion form others in the area.


Hotel Club Atlántico

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Hotel Club Atlántico All Inclusive is located on one of the most beautiful beaches of Cuba, Santa Maria Beach (Eastern Havana Beaches). This All-Inclusive Club is only a 20-minute car ride to Havana and 45 km to Havana Airport. The hotel features a beautiful 24-hour outdoor swimming pool and many dining facilities nearby. Other services include car rental and tour desks, doctor on call, safe deposit box, and multilingual staff.
Hotel Atlantico was previously known as Hotel Gran Caribe Club Atlantico.
Rooms feature 2 twin beds with private bathroom, air conditioning, full kitchen, color cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, in-room safe and a balcony with ocean view.



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