Santa Isabel hotel is located just a few meters from where the town of San Cristóbal de la Habana was founded, back in the 16th century, on the eastern side of the Plaza de Armas, the city's first and most beautiful square.
Built in the 18th century, the magnificent mansion belonged to the Counts of Santovenia, but on 1867 it became a very elegant hotel, the favorite Havana hotel for artists, merchants, ship owners and other distinguished travellers who chose it due to its comfort and elegance. It even appeared in the travel brochures of the time as "the finest hotel in the island with American style services".
After careful restoration Santa Isabel reopened in 1997 retaining much of its original architectural elements and keeping the comfort and distinction that always characterized it. Its spacious rooms, decorated in a 19th century colonial style; its fancy restaurant and cozy inner courtyard, with beautiful and lush vegetation, a fountain and bar where we strongly advise you to sit and enjoy a cocktail or sip a delicious cuban coffee, make it one of the finest hotels in the old city.
We also recommend the panoramic terrace, from where visitors can enjoy the wonderful views of the bay and the Christ of Havana, ancient fortresses and the charming Plaza de Armas.
Its perfect location, at one of the city's most beautiful and important plazas, in the very heart of the historical center of San Cristobal de la Habana, and at walking distance from every important monument and place of interest; the beauty of the building and the comfort of its rooms, make it the ideal hotel for a romantic stay, for the business traveler and for any lover of architecture and history.