Havana’s Best Retreats
Though a handful of good hotels have recently opened in Havana, since the gentle flourishing of the private sector since 2008, there are really interesting private rentals which can parachute you more into the fabric of Cuban life, and nowadays can provide great taste and a certain level of luxury. Choose a chateau-style folly built by a Spanish count in the 1930s, a suburban dream home with a lush garden and pool, with art commissioned by a top curator; a meticulously transformed colonial house transformed into a next-generation guesthouse or a private boutique hotel with Carrara marble-encrusted walls. Stay in Havana’s Unesco-protected old quarter and bask in architectural beauty. Choose from a delightful pied-a-terre with exquisitely arched stained glass windows opening onto a colonial square or a colonial home, now meticulously renovated as a next-generation guesthouse. We know which have the best views over the best squares.