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Armadores de Santander Hotel

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Calle Luz 4 Esq San Pedro, Havana 10100 Cuba
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#52 of 414 hotels in Havana
Location
4.0
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3.5
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3.6
Value
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Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Havana does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Armadores de Santander Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar.

Guests have access to a concierge and a rooftop terrace while staying at Armadores de Santander Hotel. In addition, Armadores De Santander offers breakfast, which will help make your Havana trip additionally gratifying.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Camera Obscura (0.2 mi) and Plaza de Armas (0.4 mi), guests of Armadores de Santander Hotel can easily experience some of Havana's most well known attractions.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Dona Eutimia, Habana 61, and Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia (0.5 mi) and Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (0.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Armadores de Santander Hotel puts the best of Havana at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Rooftop terrace
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Cedric T wrote a review Apr 2022
Evere, Belgium19 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel is located within walking distance of the old city center. We could enjoy the sunrise from the balcony of the room. It was fantastic. You could hear the buzz of the city but it was not disturbing. Good spot to make a tour with the famous olds mobile cabs. The personnel was very friendly and the receptionist Michael was extremely helpful. Good and affordable food served in the bar. The breakfast was good.
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AfroTraveller42 wrote a review Mar 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
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DLook at the attached pics to see the state of this hotel. Utter waste of money. Rooftop bar non existent...the rooms on 3rd floor dont have windows, the doors which access views to terrace and seaview do not work, their frames are broken and delapitated. We had to change rooms because there was a facilities door in the room which has electric pipes. Couldnt not be locked. Staff could not provide keys to lock. Downstairs toilets had no toilet paper. Couches at reception filthy...see attached pics. Breakfast is not worth the money you pay for. Total disaster of a government run hotel. Luckily we we stayed one night.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lilmonsta wrote a review May 2019
Great Wyrley, United Kingdom163 contributions94 helpful votes
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Location of this hotel is amazing as its gives a great base for exploring old Havana! Building has great history being owned by a wealthy ship building family and history is provided in the room plotting the history over the years. As it turned out, the rooms our party stayed in used to be part of a brothel hehe! Rooftop area is lovely with great views, it's also right by the cruise ship terminal and large flea market which is good for a mooch around and souvenir hunting. Bar and service was good, breakfast was varied and fresh, staff wanted to please which sums up the Cuban people. Down side for us was the cleanliness of the room. Sheets were clean but pillows lumpy and duvet had an unpleasant odour. The safe in the room did not work and was not attached to anything so had to take all our belongings with us that evening. We stayed for one night as we did Havana overnight as a trip from Varadero. It may be that we were given the worst rooms?
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from ClaudiaR6271, Director General at Armadores de Santander Hotel
Responded Jul 4, 2019
Dear customer, thank you for your comments, it is really a pity what happened with the linen of the rooms in which they were staying, the whole collective of the hotel owners of Santander will work to improve the comfort conditions of the room, do not think they gave it the worst rooms, and I am sorry that they did not meet your expectations and without a doubt your comments are more than valuable for us since they will surely make us better.
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CherylandBrett wrote a review Aug 2018
Simpsonville, South Carolina556 contributions239 helpful votes
On the main drag down from the ship terminal, this lovely old hotel is in a 200 year old building. Gorgeous architecture, friendly staff, we could sit on the upstairs terrace and watch the harbor or sit on the downstairs patio and people watch. Will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rosmery P, Director de Recepción at Armadores de Santander Hotel
Responded Aug 27, 2018
Thank you very much CherylandBrett, on behalf of the Hotel and all its workers. For us it is a pleasure that your stay has been pleasant. We are very grateful for your comment and we wish to have you back soon at our hotel. No more again thank you very much.
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debbie2373 wrote a review Jul 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom191 contributions58 helpful votes
Just a few minutes walk from the busy square and restaurant this lovely hotel is set next to the harbour. The harbour is used by locals to commute back and forth to work so don't expect a glamorous view. It's industrial but a good way to see the real Havana. Our room did face the busy road and was noisy but your in a city!! A city who's transport is 50 years old!! That's why your there....! The room was a large tiled old fashioned style/Spanish influenced. We didn't have windows we had large door that went onto the huge balcony which is shared with other,although I think we were the only people there. Everywhere was clean. Sunloungers a bit old and falling apart but we're could sit on the seats. Breakfast was simple, hubby had an omelette and I had a toasted cheese roll and we had coffee and juices. Staff we very happy to see us and helped us when needed. I enjoyed this hotel. Yes noises and based round beside the locals and their homes but is that not what you go on holiday to Havana to see, the culture of others. Everywhere within walking distance.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Rosmery P, Director de Recepción at Armadores de Santander Hotel
Responded Aug 27, 2018
Thank you very much for your comments and we will try to improve more our breakfast offer, our team is working on the redesign of it and measures are being taken for its improvement and redesign. On behalf of the hotel and the staff, we thank you again for your comments.
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Ian C wrote a review Mar 2018
London, United Kingdom23970 contributions1441 helpful votes
I needed to access the internet for work reasons - this hotel provides 1/2 hour access at 2 CUC and 1 hr access at 3 CUC. Given we were parked in the plaza outside, this seemed the best option, along with an enjoyable cocktail or two in the bar.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Travel Eagle wrote a review Mar 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands644 contributions343 helpful votes
Nice hotel and staff. There is wireless internet and a nice bar. in the evening it is busy and no need to go into town. the breakfast is also delicious. the staff is helpful. at the top is a nice roof terrace is again appreciated
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Date of stay: March 2018
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PetrVa wrote a review Mar 2018
Prague, Czech Republic31 contributions29 helpful votes
The location is acceptable, some 600 metres from the heart of old Havana. Rooms facing the street are noisy as windows do not close properly. I paid EUR 155.00 per night for a double room at this hotel for a stay in February. We got a smelly, dark room for this price, half of the bulbs not working, windows not closing properly, toilet paper absent in the bathroom, etc. Breakfast was an absolute joke as no fruits were available, joghurt was served in Bourdeaux wine glasses, because no other type of glassware available. Ham and cheese of the cheapest type you can imagine. Coffee undrinkable. Staff at the reception OK, waiters at the restaurant looked frustrated or at least demotivated - not surprising. The price absolutely does not match the value. Havana hotels are very expensive in general now, but this is way too much.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Lib60 wrote a review Feb 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights on an organised tour. One of our party slept in a sleeping bag liner for the first night as her sheets were dirty. We had dirty towels. The water was luke warm. Our bedroom and bathroom floors were both dirty. We complained to our guide the next morning who told us we were the first people to ever complain about it! They did sort out some issues. The lift only worked intermittently and had no lights. Again this was sorted out before we left. The casas we had stayed in before on our tour were all clean and the people lovely. They had pride in their homes. Best to stay in a casa.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SJD2203 wrote a review Nov 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa68 contributions45 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel for a week in September. The city was just recovering from the hurricane and there was a slight problem with water on day 1 - but it was fixed! Rooms were great - spacious, balcony, view of the harbour. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. At breakfast although we were given quite a comprehensive menu, most items weren't available. The hotel is in a great position - walking distance to the plaza's and market. At night you can walk up to the top of the hotel, where there are chairs and tables (take your own drinks) and admire the view.... great place to sit and relax.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Armadores de Santander Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Armadores de Santander Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (0.2 miles), Camera Obscura (0.2 miles), and San Francisco de Asis Square (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Armadores de Santander Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Armadores de Santander Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Armadores de Santander Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Armadores de Santander Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paladar Los Mercaderes, Mojito-Mojito, and Jibaro's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Armadores de Santander Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Armadores de Santander Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (0.2 miles), Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia (0.5 miles), and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales (0.4 miles).
Does Armadores de Santander Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.