Destination: Old Havana
Hotel chain: Habaguanex
Number of Rooms: 27
Distance to Airport: 25 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
A palace built for the Havana aristocracy (who must have known the first three rules of real estate: location, location, location), this stately palace is on the eastern side of Plaza de Armas, with
Havana Bay at her back.
The arched, colonial façade opens into an elegant lobby with crystal chandeliers and antique furniture. This is the real deal, a true, 19th century palace which captures the regal feel of historic Havana. The open courtyard with cheerful bubbling fountain and limestone columns is a perfect alibi to escape from the bustle outside.
The ancient marble staircase must have hosted thousands of feet in almost 2 centuries – will yours be next? They take you to the guestrooms divided over three floors.
A chambermaid says her most unforgettable and lovely memory during the 16 years she has been working at the Santa Isabel was when she was chambermaid for Jimmy Carter, former President of the USA (and repeating hotel guest). "And" she continues: "every day is lovely when I see the guests enjoying the patio, drinking a cocktail and dancing.
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Less is More! The standard rooms are breathtaking with their "colonial" design and modern comforts (without the small sitting area, as in the junior suite). The French balcony doors open onto a dazzling and spacious terrace, with inspiring views.
Junior Suite Room
The furniture in the junior suites (down to the bedside footstool) re-creates how the rooms must have been equipped in the 19th century, without being outdated or old-fashioned. Wrought iron beds, beautiful tiled floors and a stylish, modern bathroom. Junior suites include a sitting area; all face the Plaza de Armas.
The suite is similar furnished and equipped as the junior suite and standard rooms, but even more spacious as its younger sisters. But especially the suite stands out as the VIP room of this equal VIP hotel. Celebrities such as Sting, Jack Nicholson, former President Jimmy Carter and Robert Plant have spent a Cuban night here.
The extremely privileged spot of Santa Isabel not only puts many landmarks of the historic center within walking distance, it also allows you to choose whether to stroll along the narrow city streets or along the seawall. Its location on the pleasant Plaza de Armas is unparalleled.
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