This mansion which was restored and converted by the Office of the City Historian of Havana in 2002 into the Hotel Beltrán de Santa Cruz is only a moment’s walk down San Ignacio Street from one of Old Havana’s most beautiful squares, the Plaza Vieja. The other side away from the square is a different story with Old Havana’s crumbling edifices in full flow.
The 11 spacious rooms come only as doubles. This place is cosy and intimate with plenty of old-world authenticity. The standard of service has been regularly lauded by both travelers and reviewers.
On Havana’s port avenue, the Armadores de Santander is at the threshold of the Old Town’s major attractions, turning its back on the city to face the Caribbean and Havana’s past. The Plaza de San Fransico and Plaza Vieja, nerve-centers of this part of town, are a short stroll away. Across the street, a ferry takes you to a magnificent viewpoint and the Cabaña fortress and tourist complex.