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Hotel Los Frailes

Teniente Rey No 8 Between Oficios y Mercaderes, Havana 10100 Cuba
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#43 of 324 hotels in Havana
As if it was a space for contemplation, the Hotel Los Frailes translates the visitor to the ambience of an abbey of the medieval era. Monks represented in copper sculptures, religious altarpieces, as well as other details, comprise the decoration of this site convenient for resting. A lobby bar with art-works and stained-glass windows and a peaceful inner patio with a fountain and a well, turns the hotel into one of the most beautiful of the Centro Histórico. The hotel employees, dressed in customs inspired in the clothes of the Franciscan monks, invite the guests to a singular ceremony.
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Footprints436016 wrote a review Nov 2018
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We made reservations in this hotel based on recommendations in the "Top ten" Cuba travel guide. Upon arrival in early November, we registered in the evening and spent a very bad night. The A/C was noisy and the following morning there was no hot water!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from calderonandres, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Los Frailes
Responded Feb 20, 2019
the hotel management regrets that your stay has not been entirely pleasant we appreciate your comment and we are working on the solution of the same we hope
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Bedfordangel wrote a review Jun 2018
London12 contributions9 helpful votes
You can tell this hotel must have been lovely once. My friend said she'd stayed there about 12 years before and it looked as though they'd done nothing to it since. Such a let down as it's quite expensive for Havana but we wanted to treat ourselves for a few days. The rooms have no windows and it was dark, dank and very musty smelling. The bathroom was old and tatty and could have done with a complete refit. The only saving grace was that the air conditioning wasn't working properly and when we checked in the staff offered us a transfer to their sister hotel the Raquel. After one night we moved to the Raquel which was lovely but would have been even more expensive if we had booked there. Stay in a nice casa particular instead!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Rosmery P, Director de Recepción at Hotel Los Frailes
Responded Jul 9, 2018
Au nom de toute l'équipe de l'Hôtel Los Frailes, nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre opinion. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez décidé de rester à l'Hôtel pour passer vos vacances et que vous avez eu la possibilité de séjourner à l'Hôtel Raquel. Nous estimons que votre expérience n'a pas été entièrement bonne. Merci pour votre avis, nous prendrons en compte tous les commentaires. Nous espérons que vous pouvez nous rendre visite à nouveau !! Cordialemen
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gerriebu wrote a review Feb 2018
Hong Kong, China17 contributions
we paid a 'fair' bit for the room via the online system. Accepting the fact that this is how things go in Cuba. Upon arrival the check in was smooth. The doorman however tried to tout tickets and dinners to us without end. One of the down sides of Cuba, as we have had many such experiences. But NO does not mean no. We then asked for late check out due to late flight. We were told to pay 40 CUC or 40 US. We accepted. Only later did I notice that late check out until 23H00 is only 30, whilst they forced us out of the room by 6 pm. Again, trying to scam travellers out of money. Room was tidy, sink was blocked and internet not operative. Safe had a lock with that was placed next to safe, so safe available but not WORKING. Alas. one more for the books.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Street facing rooms have windows, the rest don't.
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Stan wrote a review Jan 2018
Frydlant nad Ostravici, Czech Republic120 contributions41 helpful votes
They can really prepare a good mojito, but looks like to me that the main reason for them is to make you drunk and cheat you. They tried to cheat us for 50 CUC without any excuse. “MONKS!!!” Be careful, nice place, but ... There a lot of another places without this behavior and with a respect to customers.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Cowleasow wrote a review Dec 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom340 contributions38 helpful votes
The staff were dresssed as monks plus there were metal 'statues' of monks which gave the place a touch of character. Only came in to try their version of the mojito. Bit pricey at 4 CUCs but strong and a good flavour.
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Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Los Frailes
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Los Frailes?
Nearby attractions include Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (0.07 miles), Camera Obscura (0.08 miles), and Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Los Frailes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Los Frailes?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Los Frailes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mojito-Mojito, San Ignacio 214, and Somos Cuba Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Los Frailes?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (0.07 miles), Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia (0.3 miles), and San Francisco de Asis Square (0.07 miles).