This large 18th-century house, filled with flowers, was renovated in the 1990s with a colonial-inspired decor, wide brick-coloured paving stones, and comfy leather furniture.
Hostal Conde de Villanueva, an intimate enclave of peace and comfort, has only nine rooms wrapped around a lush green courtyard filled with strutting peacocks. In the suites, the emphasis is on vintage luxury, with stained-glass windows, classical sculptures, and the warm glow of magnificent chandeliers.
There's a bonus for cigar lovers: the inn houses the Casa del Habano, a luxury cigar shop. A traditional torcedor (highly skilled cigar roller) officiates in the lobby, and you can buy fresh cigars from him, made in the purest Havana tradition.
Hostal Conde de Villanueva
Mercaderes n° 202
10100 La Habana
+53 7 8629293
Rooms: from 150 CUC