Behind almost every Old Havana façade there are surprises and wonders hiding. The baroque frontage of this boutique hotel is no different, as the interior combines stylish furnishings with modern utilities seamlessly, while maintaining the integrity of the original architecture.
With Old Havana as a timeless backdrop, the view from the 6th-floor roof terrace confirms San Felipes’ perfect location. The Cuban aristocracy of the 18th-century, from when this building dates, realized this. Emblematic sights from the San Felipe include the Basilica de San Francisco and the pigeon-filled plaza of the same name with its distinctive fountain.
This hotel was launched in 2010, bolstering Havana’s stock of luxury properties. Breakfast, taken below the old stone, arched columns of this former palace until 11.00am, is a morning ritual. Guests rave about the variety of fresh produce, its creative presentation and the attentive service of staff.
The façade may be baroque and the name Rococo, but throughout the Palacio del Marqués de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal is an ultra-modern, high standard hotel.