Hotel Raquel

Hotel in Habana Vieja

Encased in a dazzling 1908 palace (that was once a bank), the Hotel Raquel gives you historical hallucinations with its grandiose columns, sleek marble statues and intricate stained-glass ceiling. Behind its impressive architecture, the Raquel offers well-presented if noisy rooms, a small gym/sauna, friendly staff and a great central location.

Painstakingly restored, the reception area in this marvelous eclectic building is a tourist sight in its own right – it's replete with priceless antiques and intricate art nouveau flourishes.