The building where the Hostal Valencia is today, is a property from the end of the 18th century, which originally belonged to Baltasar Sotolongo, Councilor of the City Hall at the time.
This property was one of the first in the historic center of Old Havana to have been restored and turned into a guesthouse by the Office of the City Historian.
It is also known as “The house of Valencia in Havana” as a homage to the Valencian traditions in the city. Its restaurant is very popular for its paellas, awarded in national and international contests.
The guesthouse features a picturesque inner courtyard, typical of colonial buildings, which exhibits abundant vegetation and offers a magnificent cozy atmosphere to sit and rest and enjoy a coffee or cocktail from the bar, while accompanied of live traditional Cuban music.
The rooms are really nice, arranged around the courtyard, they are spacious and comfortable, with attractive doors that open onto small balconies overlooking the street or the beautiful interior patio.
Its location is ideal for exploring the city, as it is located in the very heart of the old town, just a few steps from Plaza San Francisco de Asís.
Something to keep in mind is that the hotel is located on a pedestrian street, where vehicles do not have access. If you take a transport, it will drop you around the corner, about 50 meters from the entrance.
Hostal Valencia is preferred by many visitors for their stay in Havana, specially those who like small accommodation with charm.