The 5 most special or luxurious hotels and houses in Havana
1) Hotel Terral
The renovated Hotel Terral has fourteen rooms with a fantastic view of the Malecón and ocean. The rooms are all decorated in a chic, minimalist style. The inviting lobby will definitely catch your eye as you drive past on the Malecón.
2) Conde de Villanueva
An intimate hotel with nine rooms in an eighteenth-century palace. The room names refer to well-known Cuban cigars such as 'Perla de Llevada'. They also have a Casa del Habano. The perfect accommodation for cigar aficionados.
3) Residencia Mariby
A large luxurious townhouse, with colonial-style interiors and Louis XV furniture. They offer a wide range of services, such as a chef who will prepare your dinner or a relaxing massage. The covered section of the terrace with bamboo rocking chairs will make you dream of luxuriating here forever with your favourite book.
4) Havana Casa Blanca
Havana Casa Blanca is an elegant, restored nineteenth-century house, which was once owned by Fulgencio Batista. It is rented as one house for maximum five guests. The savage garden with fruit trees and tropical birds as well as the exceptional view of the bay of Havana make this a delicious place to unwind after a day in the bustling center.
5) Hotel Raquel
A stunning art nouveau gem, inspired by Jewish culture. The rooms on the first floor all have biblical names such as Abraham and Isaac. On the second floor they are named after Jewish heroines such as Hannah and Esther. The hotel itself is named after the biblical figure, Rachel, who died in Canaan while giving birth to her son Benjamin. If you don’t choose to stay here, do pop in to admire the roof terrace and its breathtaking view.
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