The Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno occupies a colonial mansion built in the first decade of the 18th century, the typical Cuban aristocratic mansion of that time.
Behind the massive doors, a large lobby and a central courtyard invite you to discover the history of the building, where fragments of mural paintings from different periods decorate the walls of galleries and rooms, while pieces found during archaeological excavations have been preserved in the place, as evocative decorative details.
In this house, Juan Francisco Manzano was born and raised, a young black man who served as slave to the Marquises of Prado Ameno, and who became one of the most valuable and influential Cuban writers of the 19th century. He gained his freedom thanks to the efforts of Domingo Del Monte (literary critic and patron of Cuban literature), and other prominent personalities of the time.
Today, the hotel features 15 rooms: 12 standard, 2 suites and 1 junior suite.
Location is awesome, just a few meters from Obispo Street, the main artery of Old Havana, and very close to both Plaza de Armas y Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral square).
The intimacy and peace of the arched galleries, the well preservation of the original frescos, combined with the seclusion and freshness of the inner patio, as well as the sobriety of its decoration, invites you to rest in a cozy atmosphere.
An interior corridor connects the hotel with another era and another property: the Hotel Florida, dating from the 19th century. Guests can make use of the services of both hotels.