The 4* Hotel Florida is a magnificent building from the beginning of the 19th century that was originally the mansion of a Count. In 1885 it was turned into a hotel, promptly becoming one of the finest of the capital. Afterwards it served as bank, law offices, stores...until the Office of the Historian of the City finally rescued it in 1994, carefully restoring it and re-opening it as Hotel Florida in 1999.
A gorgeous statue of a semi-naked woman placed at the entrance welcomes guest and draws passers-by with its beauty and elegance. Behind it is the lobby, once the courtyard of the aristocratic mansion, which invites one to rest and enjoy the distinguished ambiance and colonial charm provided by the stone colums, archs, lush plants, sliding glass roof and comfortable seats.
The Florida's 25 rooms are large and beautifully decorated, with vintage furnishing, black and white marble floors, wrought-iron bed, framed reproductions of old prints on the walls, and many of them have high ceilings of huge mahogany beams.
The hotel is also proud of its refined restaurant and very popular piano bar which features live performances of cuban musicians each night. Another charm of Florida is a corridor connecting it to the adjacent Marqués de Prado Ameno, another hotel from the same company (Habaguanex) but more than a century older. Guests are free to use services (such as breakfast) in both accommodations.
Last but not least, location is perfect, right in the heart of the old town and near most plazas, historical buildings, churches, museums, art galleries, bars and restaurants. This is great for getting to know the city but it could also turn out to be somewhat loud, even late at night and early in the morning and specially from the rooms overlooking the street.
This said, we really hope you will enjoy this undoubtedly fine, elegant, full of charm hotel.