The attractions of the Historic Center of Havana, with a legend that is around five centuries old, are a genuine supplement to the numerous choices that make up the offer of the recreation business in the biggest of the Antilles.
A huge number of frontier structures that each meet incalculable stories gathered by a few centuries of presence, makes the territory a brilliant place for guests who get a kick out of the chance to know particular parts of the past.
Among the extensive variety of offices is Hotel Santa Isabel. This property with palatial and rich measurements enjoys what is maybe the best area of all hotels in the region as it is situated inverse the flawless Plaza de Armas, maybe the most established in the city.
The building, three stories high, is situated in the heart of Old Havana, close to the fundamental sights, a couple of feet from where the primary mass and the principal part were held, all fixing to the establishing of the then town of San Cristobal de La Habana. From the gallery you can watch the Palace of the Captains General and the grandness of the thick dividers that make up the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the most seasoned of the posts worked by the Spanish in the times of control. This visual display seems today as one of the fundamental figures pulling in guests to the Hotel Santa Isabel.
The magnificence of the exterior mixes well with the tremendous aerated and cooled campaign, where precious stone ceiling fixtures, epoque furniture and a sumptuous gathering of photos of the nineteenth century enable the guest to go back in time, to the time in which the property was claimed by the Count of Santovenia. Wear Nicolas Gonzalez Martinez de Campos and Gonzalez del Alamo, was a cuban whose family sources go back to the Seville town of Villa de Coria and to whom, for his many administrations to the Spanish crown, was granted, by illustrious office in 1824, the title of Count of Santovenia. The building was in the hands of the respectable family in Havana until the late 60’s of the nineteenth century when it go under the control of an astute American who utilized the property to extend its offices making it the first of Havana hotels.
Until that time the city was utilizing little hotels to oblige guests yet at the same time had no office that would give a genuine hotel benefit. It was the said American, referred to at the time as “Colonel Lay, who saw the need of the frontier city, took the favorable position and opened the Hotel Santa Isabel in the exceptionally removed 1867. The hotel worked in that capacity just for a long time after its establishment, however at the time was viewed as the best around the local area for its substantial and vaporous rooms. The hotel additionally gave sustenance administration and staff talked the English dialect well. Other inventive administrations were presented: Ladies who were staying there were gone to by people of their same sex, which is the same as saying that it started executing, without precedent for the island, the house keeper benefit.
Well into the twentieth century its offices were utilized for different purposes; it is still recollected by numerous habaneros that for a long time the ground floor filled in as the eatery bar known as ” El Mesón de la flota” (The Inn of the armada). In the 90’s of the most recent century, the Office of the Historian of the city needed to highlight the significance of the property in the Cuban hotel industry and the hotel was rebuilt by and by to be the Santa Isabel Hotel that it is today, a luxury motel worked by the Habaguanex SA gathering and offering the solaces of a five-star settlement, and a hotel domain steady with the frontier condition where it is found.
In the event that we talk about some of its present attractions it is an absolute necessity to allude to the Restaurante El Condado. Situated close to the hall of the hotel is a rich eatery with antique furniture that complements the exquisite environment that penetrates the whole office.
The rooms of the foundation, 27 altogether, of which 10 are junior suites, have the extra fascination of their pilgrim style decorations, while attempting to keep up the offices as of now required by a 5 star hotel.
A not so much formal but rather more casual feeling is the one found under the shadow of the Spanish yard adjacent to the anteroom, where you can enjoy a mixed drink or read discreetly in one of the tables encompassing the central wellspring.
Obviously, similar to its associate hotels, the hotel Seville, the Plaza Hotel and the Hotel Inglaterra, among others, the Hotel Santa Isabel has the support of famous people who have decided on its agreeable rooms and astounding administration. The hotel suite has gotten various celebrated visitors, including previous U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the world renowned American on-screen characters Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis, and symbols of the music world like Sting.
With every one of these favors, the Santa Isabel is shown gladly as one of the gems in the old piece of Havana, ready to bring that touch of home and qualification that numerous guests anticipate.