La Habanera is a small, simple hotel that rises in the center of Baracoa, right in the city’s historical center and facing Independence Square.
Location is probably the best and worst of its virtues since while great for sightseeing it could get noisy at night, being the square a favorite gathering place for locals and tourists alike.
The hotel is housed in a colonial style building from 1867 that has been recently restored keeping most of its old charm, the beautiful hardwood doors, the iron works and the atrium courtyard decorated with plants.
Rooms are distributed around this courtyard and through the 2 stories. There are only 10, simple and featuring furniture and curtains that look pretty dated, but still they are comfortable and spacious, with modern bathrooms.
The hotel also features a lovely veranda on its second floor which overlooks the busy pedestrian street and the popular plaza. From there one can soak up the ambiance and sounds of Baracoa while enjoying a drink or a book.
All in all a very simple hotel, somewhat battered in places and definitely not modern but economical, charming, and well located in Baracoa.
The International Clinic is located only a few meters from the hotel.