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Calle Baratillo 9, entre Obispo y Narciso Lopez | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Hotel Santa Isabel
Ranked #20 of 75 Hotels in Havana
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are not a person of super luxury and you prefer something more "Cuban" and traditional then this hotel is the definitive choice in Havana. It's a 19th century mansion with spacious rooms and really big balconies in the 2nd floor (rooms starting 300). It is situated in the Plaza de Armas (Arms square) a really picturesque pedestrian place... More

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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go and discover the rooftopview over Plaza de Armas, and Bahia de Havana by sunset, excellent location in Havana Vieja, the delicious daiquiri is served with lots of crushed ice, breakfast at the square is a feast of choice, service is friendly but slow though, rooms are spacious, and come with a separate living room, bathrooms in need of refurbishment... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been as happy with a hotel as I was with this one. I think the price was great value, the breakfast was delicious, bed comfy, totally clean, huge room with personality, a bath, a gorgeous personal terrace overlooking the square, a rooftop with a view over the city and the water. I have seen the complaint about... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stay at Santa Isabel for two nights and we asked to change the room because the bathroom was not perfect. Anyway the building is very nice and the whole hotel has a nice charme. A real pleasure the breakfast in the cloister open to the old square, where every morning some book sellers prepare their shelf full of interesting... More

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Sydney, Australia
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212 hotel reviews
1,050 helpful votes 1,050 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Did love the location and enjoyed the spaciousness after spending some time in small family casas. Superficially, it is a wonderful building but each time I asked for anything at the front desk, there was a clear lack of interest. We had spent some time in the country of Cuba and weeks in the jungles of Peru so needed to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I have just been back from a 5 weeks trip around South America including Panama and Cuba. I am probably the most unmotivated person as far as writing reviews is concerned but the bad experience at this hotel has compelled me to create a Tripadvisor account and write this. We stayed in numerous hotels on this trip... More

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed here on our first night in Havana/Cuba. Arrived very tired so probably did not appreciate it as much as we could have but loved the fact that the colonial style really suited being in the old Havana. Our room looked out on both beautifully restored Plaza des Armas and onto crumbling buildings where locals lived. Two extremes -... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First of all, would like to say that old town Havana is a beautiful place - it is almost like a living museum. It is so strange to see such beautiful (and crumbling) buildings still used as regular houses by regular people, who use the amenities and squares as they were meant to be used. Unfortunately, there are also a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The hotel Santa Isabel has a unique location in old havana and can be used as an excellent home base to explore the city. It is very comfortable, with helpful staff, and provides a serene start to the day with breakfast on the terrace overlooking the square. The design and architecture of the hotel is worth a visit alone and... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had 2 amazing rooms for the price of a good b&b in UK. Mine had a huge roof terrace, my sons had a suite with 3 balconies. Breakfast menu (included) was extensive and very good. Drinks in the centre courtyard bar equally so. I don't like the area - far too touristy, but a great base to set out... More

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Address: Calle Baratillo 9, entre Obispo y Narciso Lopez | Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Havana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Santa Isabel Havana
Santa Isabel Hotel

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