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Havana Hotels

Hotel Santa Isabel

  • Calle Baratillo 9 Map It
  • Grande Dame


  • Rarely is a soul seen in the vast lobby, ensuring plenty of privacy


  • While the rooms are stately, the mattresses and bedding are poor

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

This 17th-century building is so stately that the Counts of Santovenia made it their home until 1867, when it became one of Habana Vieja's most elegant hotels. Rooms have Spanish colonial furniture and contemporary works by Cuban artists like Zaida del Río. Most rooms overlook the Plaza de Armas, though some have port views. Despite its many comforts and its lush interior patio, the Santa Isabel has a chilly (and empty) feel. Best views here are to be had in rooms and

junior sweets that overlook the popular Plaza de Armas, with its many booksellers, artists, and restaurants.

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Hotel Information


Plaza de Armas, Calle Baratillo 9, Havana, Cuba

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 17 rooms, 10 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/31/1969


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By Harry

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Aug 15, 2004

A slightly mixed bag

Beautiful building, unbeatable location, but creaky beds and grubby-looking bathroom were let-downs given the price, even in Cuba.

By Lola

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Apr 29, 2002

Glamour, glamour and more glamour!

I love this hotel! Yes, it's a tad more expensive than others in Vieja,but there is none better. I stayed in the one suite that they have and I felt like Creole royalty! The breakfast can be outside on the Plaza and is quite good and eclectic. The cleaniness factor here is suberb, nothing missed anywhere! I really adore this place for the room, the ambience, the location cannot be beat, Plaza de las armas. What more can I say?

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