Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Conde de Villanueva
Calle Mercaderes 202, Havana, 10100, Cuba
In a 19th-century house that once belonged to a Spanish financier, this is a far cry from your typical cookie-cutter-style hotel. It was designed as the private enclave for cigar aficionados, so there's an on-site smoke shop and cigar club with leather chairs and cigar-related memorabilia, as well as lockers for important guests. The theme throughout is a nod to the Vuelta Abajo, the Western Cuba region where the world's finest leaves grow. The restaurant, Vuelta Abajo, specializes in country cooking from Pinar del Río and Viñales. Rooms are impeccable, comfortable, and spacious.
- a unique thematic hotel where old-style elegance is prized over the contemporary
- central Habana Vieja location is ideal
- certainly not for those with an aversion to secondhand smoke
Rate Includes: Free breakfast