Destination: Old Havana
Hotel chain: Habaguanex
Number of Rooms: 32
Distance to city center: 0 km (Hav)
Distance to Airport: 25 km (HAV)
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
Like a lighthouse, the Hotel Armadores de Santander stands as a beacon and symbol. A beacon because it signals the entrance to Old Havana’s historic core and the intriguing sites therein. It’s also a symbol of the city’s rich maritime heritage (reflected in the interior décor). Enjoying a cold beer on the front patio or rooftop terrace to watch the world and ships go by is highly recommended.
Everything here from the colossal wooden doors opening on to the bar, the Chesterfield sofas in the lobby under beautifully ornate ceilings, and the marble stairs leading to the guest rooms (there’s also an elevator), recall bygone days.
While you’re likely to spend more time out exploring or on the roof terrace taking in the 5-star Old Havana views, keen observers will appreciate the attention to detail here. Check out those Lloyd Loom chairs in the plant-festooned hallways and the maritime images covering the walls.
Armadores de Santander is the perfect compromise for those who want to be walking distance from all the allure and offerings of Old Havana, but not quite in the thick of it. And then there’s that sweet, savory breeze coming off the water, which few other properties have in such delicious doses.
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Each standard room is different: in size, layout, and the amount of natural light (or lack thereof – some rooms have no windows) they receive. All, however, feature high ceilings and are tastefully furnished with elegant classic replica furniture. The bathrooms are of international standard, with modern fixtures.
Junior Suite Room
Just like the standard rooms, the size of the junior suites varies. All are tastefully furnished with elegant classic replica furniture, however and the bathrooms are equipped with modern fixtures. Each junior suite has a balcony or terrace – some quite large.
Located in a dynamic part of the city facing the harbor on the edge of the historic center, guests here can explore Old Havana on foot through the labyrinthine streets and alleys. The Hotel Armadores de Santander is also close by Havana’s biggest craft market, the Almacén de San José.
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