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

  • Highlights? The wonderful beautiful Cuban people. The stunning landscape the memorable architecture. The wild weather. Just the sense of being propelled back in time but also to a possible future…

    DM, Brighton
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Horse riding to the waterfall in Trinidad

  • Highlights?: There were so many!  We took an excursion  to the forest ; truck, walk, waterfall swimming...loved it.  But we really enjoyed everywhere.

    ER, London
  • Highlights?: Watching an elderly Cuban couple dancing the salsa at Artex in Santiago. Amazingly beautiful and exciting dance. Unforgetable! Pink classic car cruise in Havana. 'Swimming' in a remote cave…

    MF, London
  • Driving was fascinating & not too stressful due to lack of traffic . We felt we saw bits of CUBA not seen by many tourists.

    DM, Falmouth
  • Most memorable experience: "Sunday morning Masses in Cathedral in Havana and Iglesia Parroquial in Trinidad. Going on the ferry from Havana to Casablanca and walking round the area of the…

    PC, Wallington
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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 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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