Havana in the Franciscanstyle
Already at first glance, you will discover the particular stamp of the hotel: the sculpture of a friar who seems to cover his face with his cassock. Many tourists take photos with the curious pieces of art located in the facility. Do not miss the opportunity to make your snapshot, or nobody will believe that you were staying here.+ Read more
The Los Frailes hotel is located in a building of the early nineteenth century with an architecture that separates you from the great city noises. It has not lost the charm of its original owner, the Marquis Pedro Pablo Duquesne, captain of the French Navy. Everything here is chosen to take you to that monastic world of the Cuban colonial past, from the decoration of the place to the clothing of the employees, who are dressed in the typical costumes of the Franciscan monks. Paintings, frescoes, chandeliers, furniture and other decorative objects make up the environment of an austere and neat religious order.
In the Havana constructions of that time interior courtyards are very common, places destined by the Creoles for relaxation and recreation with the family. Los Frailes has a similar space of great beauty, with a fountain in the center and cisterns that will keep you safe from the inclement Caribbean sun. This place is ideal to try some Cuban cocktail, they are very refreshing.
From here you can go to other places that you will surely enjoy in Old Havana. Going out into the street, in front of the hotel, you will find the Museum of Perfumes and to the right the Old Square with its brewery and shops. If you turn to the left you will arrive at the Plaza del Convento de San Francisco de Asís, an archetypal site of the most famous tourist area of the Cuban capital.
- Excellent location to get to know the Historic Center of the city.
- A classic of architecture: a perfectly preserved construction of early nineteenth century.
- Luxury ambiance, similar to a medieval monastery.
Cuba Travel Network tip
Do not miss the particular ceremony at the Los Frailes hotel every Friday. At 6:00 p.m., with the ring of a bell and the melody of the Ave Maria played by a clarinets quartet, enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by the aroma of incense. There is no better way to wish you good fortune and a pleasant stay in Cuba.
Rooms and Rates
- Recommended for
- Great location, Historic setting
Calle Teniente Rey No. 8 e/ Mercaderes y Oficios. Ciudad de La Habana, Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
Distance to airport: 20km
- Hotel chain
- Meal plan
- Check in/out
Check in time: 4:00 PM
Check out time: 12:00 PM
Location of hotel Los Frailes
- 24 hour reception
- Currency Exchange
- Multilingual Staff
- Wi-Fi in the lobby
* Some services require local payment
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