Hotel Santa Isabel, a Firstborn Hotel in Havana
The lodestones of the major Center of Havana, with a legend that’s about five centuries old, are a true complement to the numerous options that make up the offer of the rest assiduity in the largest of the Antilles.
knockouts of thousands of social structures that each meet innumerous stories collected by several centuries of actuality, makes the area a awful place for callers who like to know specific aspects of the history.
Among the wide range of installations is Hotel Santa Isabel. This property with luxuriant and elegant confines enjoys what’s maybe the stylish position of all hospices in the area as it’s deposited opposite the lovely Plaza de Armas, maybe the oldest in the megacity.
three stories high, is located in the heart of Old Havana, near the main sights, a many bases from where the first mass and the first chapter were held, all tied to the founding of the also city of San Cristobal de La Habana.
From the deck you can observe the Palace of the Captains General and the nobility of the thick walls that make up the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the oldest of the castles erected by the Spanish in the days of domination. This visual outlook appears moment as one of the main factors in attracting callers to the Hotel Santa Isabel.
The splendor of the facade blends well with the huge air- conditioned lobby, where crystal clear chandeliers, epoque cabinetwork and a lavish collection of photos of the nineteenth century allow the caller to travel back in time, to the time in which the property was possessed by the Count of Santovenia.
Don Nicolas Gonzalez Martinez de Campos and Gonzalez del Alamo, was a cuban whose family origins date back to the Seville city of Villa de Coria and to whom, for his numerous services to the Spanish crown, was awarded, by royal office in 1824, the title of Count of Santovenia.
The structure was in the hands of the noble family in Havana until the late60’s of the nineteenth century when it passed into the hands of a clever American who used the property to expand its installations making it the first of Havana hospices.
Until that time
the megacity was using small hospices to accommodate callers but still had no installation that would give a real hostel service. It was the mentioned American, known at the time as” Colonel Lay, who saw the need of the social megacity, took the advantage and opened the Hotel Santa Isabel in the veritably distant 1867.
The hostel operated as similar only for 20 times after its foundation, but at the time was considered the stylish in city for its large and airy apartments.
The hostel also handed food service and staff spoke the English language well. Other innovative services were introduced Ladies who were staying there were attended by persons of their same coitus, which is the same as saying that it began enforcing, for the first time in the islet, the maid service.
Well into the twentieth century its installations were used for other purposes; it’s still flashed back by numerous habaneros that for numerous times the ground bottom served as the eatery- bar known as” El Mesón de la flota”( The Inn of the line).
In the90’s of the last century, the Office of the Historian of the megacity wanted to punctuate the significance of the property in the Cuban hostel assiduity and the hostel was refashioned formerly again to be the Santa Isabel
Hotel that it’s moment, a luxury auberge operated by the Habaguanex SA group and offering the comforts of a five- star accommodation, and a hostel terrain harmonious with the social terrain where it’s located.
If we bandy some of its current lodestones it’s a must to relate to the Restaurante El Condado. Located near the lobby of the hostel is a posh eatery with antique cabinetwork that accentuates the elegant atmosphere that permeates the entire installation.
The apartments of the establishment, 27 in total, of which 10 are inferior suites, have the fresh magnet of their colonizer- style furnishings, while trying to maintain the installations presently needed by a 5 star hostel.
A lower formal
and more relaxed air is the one set up under the shadow of the Spanish yard beside the lobby, where you can enjoy a blend or read still in one of the tables girding the central root.
Of course, like its coworker hospices, the hostel Seville, the Plaza Hotel and the Hotel Inglaterra, among others, the Hotel Santa Isabel has the support of celebrities who have decided for its comfortable apartments and excellent service.
The hostel suite has entered a number of notorious guests, including formerU.S. President Jimmy Carter, the world notorious American actors Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis, and icons of the music world like Sting.
With all these favors, the Santa Isabel is displayed proudly as one of the jewels in the old part of Havana, suitable to bring that touch of home and distinction that numerous callers anticipate.