About Hotel Santa Isabel
Hotel Santa Isabel a palace built for the Havana aristocracy (who must have known the first three rules of real estate: location, location, location), this stately palace is on the eastern side of Plaza de Armas, with Havana Bay at her back.
The arched, colonial façade opens into an elegant lobby with crystal chandeliers and antique furniture. This is the real deal, a true, 19th century palace which captures the regal feel of historic Havana. The open courtyard with cheerful bubbling fountain and limestone columns is a perfect alibi to escape from the bustle outside.
The ancient marble staircase must have hosted thousands of feet in almost 2 centuries – will yours be next? They take you to the guestrooms divided over three floors.
A chambermaid says her most unforgettable and lovely memory during the 16 years she has been working at the Santa Isabel was when she was chambermaid for Jimmy Carter, former President of the USA (and repeating hotel guest). "And" she continues: "every day is lovely when I see the guests enjoying the patio, drinking a cocktail and dancing.