The 5 most special or luxurious hotels and houses in Havana

1) Hotel Terral

The recently 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.

room interior of Hotel Terral

Malecón, esquina Lealtad, Centro Habana

+53 7860 2100

http://www.hotelterralhabana.com/en/details

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.

hotel lobby at Conde de Villanueva

Mercaders no 202, esquina Lamparilla, Habana Vieja

+53 7862 9293

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.

interior of Residencia Mariby Havana

Calle 11 no 513, entre D y E, Vedado

+53 5370 5559

http://www.mariby.com

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.

living area in Casa Blanca

Morro-Cabaña Park House no 29, Casablanca

+53 5294 5397

http://www.havanacasablanca.com

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.

glass ceiling of Hotel Raquel

Amargura no 103, esquina San Ignacio, Habana Vieja

+53 7860 8280

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