The old colonial charm
Located in the heart of Old Havana, the old family house of Claudio Martínez Pinillo, Segundo Conde de Villanueva, was converted into the Conde de Villanueva hotel after a complex restoration that brought back its original charm. And that fact is not the only interesting thing about it. For many Cubans, this house is also a reminder of the man who remained loyal to the Spanish Kings until his death, although he dedicated himself to achieving the independent economic development of the island. Its name is closely related to the introduction of important improvements in the life of the people of Havana. The construction of the aqueduct Fernando VII, the introduction of the railway or the creation of the current National Archive, are some of the advances that are due to his work.+ Read more
One of the most pleasant and picturesque things that our guests have commented on is the naturalness with which the peacocks, the pigeons and some cats have appropriated the beautiful interior courtyard that serves as a restaurant. They love this mixture of luxury city and country life so typical of the rich Creole people of the nineteenth century.
Although what really attracts many visitors is the habano cigar. Without betraying its colonial style, the entire hotel is conceived as a function of tobacco and its tasting. Its rooms are named after the most famous Vegas Cubanas. And if you walk along the sidewalk of the Conde de Villanueva, in the street Mercaderes, an unmistakable aroma of tobacco indicates that you are very close to the Casa del Habano, the exclusive space of the hotel where you can even find some of the most well-known Cuban artists smoking a good Cohiba.
In the street Mercaderes you will find small shops such as the Mercado Oriental, the Casa de la Colonia or the Chocolate House, where you can buy handmade items ideal as a gift for back home. You are in the center of colonial Havana, think of any place you have been told about: the Cathedral, the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, El Floridita, the Bodeguita del Medio, the Castillo de la Punta ... they are all practically around the corner.
- Space dedicated to the tasting of the best Cuban cigars.
- Luxury location in Mercaderes, one of the most picturesque streets of Old Havana.
- The typical atmosphere of the colonial mansions of the Cuban nineteenth century.
We especially recommend the pairing of a Cuban cigar with Santiago de Cuba rum or the Havana Club Selección de Maestros. A true gift for the palate.
Rooms and Rates
- Recommended for
- Historic setting, Meetings/ events
Calle Mercaderes No 202, Esq. a Lamparilla.La Habana Vieja, Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
Distance to airport: 30 km
- Hotel chain
- Meal plan
- Check in/out
Check in time: 4:00 PM
Check out time: 12:00 PM
- 24 hour reception
- Doctor on call
- Meeting facilities
- Multilingual Staff
- Room service *
* Some services require local payment
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