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Hotel Central Santa Clara

Hotel Central Santa Clara

Hotel Central Santa Clara is a beautifully restored colonial mansion in Santa Clara. 

One of the landmark buildings in Santa Clara, overlooking the main square Parque Vidal, has opened after years of renovation. Hotel Central houses 26 guest rooms in a prime location; with its graceful colonial-style colonnades and balconies it is without a doubt one of the prettiest buildings in Santa Clara.

After decades of disrepair the hotel has been restored to its 1929 glory, maintaining intact its original ornate façade, and the ample lobby showcasing the grand marble stairs. The guest rooms have high ceilings and doors maintaining the original character. Overall though it's a mix of the nostalgic with the contemporary. There is a lobby bar and a terrace bar on the third floor which is a great spot to enjoy many beautiful tropical evenings enjoying the breeze from the square, sipping 'mojitos' and listening to great Cuban music.

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What our clients say

  • The hiking tour above Topes de Collantes lead by Valentine was fantastic. Wonderful sights and sounds lead by an experienced guide with a good sense of humour.

    DM, Edinburgh
  • Food is, of course, difficult in Cuba and we had low expectations.

    JG, Isle of Colonsay
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Too hard! Havana itself? The beautiful sea up north? The beautiful countryside? Meeting Cuban people and glimpsing a bit of a remarkable country in the midst of…

    JL, Leeds
  • Highlight: Santiago City tour helped us understand the history of the revolution, coupled with the excursion to Comandacia de la Plata.

    EM, Bristol
  • Highlights: “We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Havana, and also the road trips which allowed us some glimpses of rural life.” 

    ER
  • The visit to Vinales - we loved the scenery and the remoteness - and the Escambray mountains.

    LJ, Wokingham
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Our Expert's Opinion

Set in one of the prettiest buildings, Hotel Central is my favourite place to stay in Santa Clara. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory and staff are only too keen to maintain that splendour. Head up to the terrace bar on the third floor to sip on a mojito whilst people watching over the main square and enjoying the breeze on the warm evenings.

Sophie
Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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