The Marques de Prado Ameno hotel is a colonial mansion built in the first decade of the 18th century, the typical Cuban aristocratic mansion of that time.
The famous black poet Juan Francisco Manzano served as slave to the Marquises of Prado Ameno, and gained his freedom thanks to the efforts of Domingo Del Monte and other prominent personalities of the time.
Today, the hotel features 15 rooms: 12 Standards, 2 Suites and 1 Junior Suite. Only 1 is for smokers.
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).
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 bits and pieces found during archaeological excavations are to be seen, forming interesting decorative details.
The intimacy, peacefulness and the well preservation of the original arches and frescos, combined with the privacy and the freshness of the patio as well as the sobriety of its decoration, invites one to rest in a cozy atmosphere.
An interior corridor connects the hotel to another era and property – the 19th-century Hotel Florida. Guests can make use of the services of both hotels, such as breakfast. The Florida has a popular piano bar for nighttime entertainment.
The Manzano Hall, a tavern with seating capacity for 15, opens its doors directly onto O’Reilly Street.