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Hotel Tejadillo

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Hotel Tejadillo It’s hard to find a better located hotel in Old Havana. Just a half-block from the Plaza de la Catedral and La Bodeguita del Medio, and about 2 blocks from the Malecón, this recently renovated old mansion provides decent value and ample colonial charm. The spacious rooms have high ceilings, comfortable new beds, and Oriental throw rugs. About half of them come with fully equipped kitchenettes. Most are set around a typical central courtyard, with a central fountain surrounded by lush tropical plants and large sculptures. The biggest drawback here is the fact that quite a few rooms have no windows. Breakfast is served in a little dining room, or in a separate open-air courtyard. There’s a lively little bar here and it’s far enough removed from the rooms so as not to keep you up.
Facilities:
Restaurant; bar; concierge; tour desk; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Palacio del Marqués de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal

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Hotel Palacio del Marqués de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal, History and modernity come together in this building that at the end of XVIII century belonged to Don Sebastián de Peñalver. At the beginning of the XIX century the property changed hands to the successors of the IV the Marquees of San Felipe and Santiago. The minimalistic interior blends perfectly with the baroque style of its façade. The Hotel Marqués de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal is the first Habaguanex Hotel on San Francisco de Asis Square.

The hotel benefits from a privileged location, nearby the Convent of San Francisco de Asís, home to one of Havana’s best concert halls, dedicated to chamber and choral music. In the vicinity you find the Carmen Montilla gallery, the elegant Café del Oriente, the business center of Old Havana (Lonja del Comercio), the popular Museum of Chocolate and the Cuban Contemporary Ceramics Museum.

From the roof top terrace on the sixth floor of the hotel, visitors can use a telescope to take in the splendor of old Havana. San Francisco de Asis square, with it’s many pigeons and charming Lions Fountain, carved out of marble from Carrara by the Italian artist Giuseppe Gaggini, also treasures the statue of El Caballero de Paris, one of Havana’s most cherished personages.