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Hotel Los Frailes , Vecā Havana, Havana, Cuba
Los Frailes Hotel
Hotel Los Frailes
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The Hotel los Frailes (Friars’ Hotel) owes its name to its proximity to the Basilica and Monastery of St Francis of Assisi in the nearby Plaza de San Francisco. It is a very pleasant little hotel despite a few idiosyncrasies, principal of which is that all the staff members are required to dress as Franciscan friars. It feels faintly sacrilegious to drink a mojito mixed by a monk, but no odder than seeing that same monk later, still in his habit, lurking outside the hotel entrance with a huge cigar between his teeth.

Another little peculiarity of the place is that the majority of the rooms have been laid out in the style of monastic cells. This actually sounds far worse than it is, for the rooms are air conditioned and so comfortable that one hardly notices the lack of a window. The first floor suites are definitely the best option, though, as they do have windows which overlook Teniente Rey Street; these rooms are thus very light and airy.

The ground floor bar with its tall windows is cool and has lots of comfortable sofas, and the woodwind quartet that regularly plays there has a very soothing effect on the nerves after a day spent in the noise and heat of Old Havana. An interesting design feature of the hotel is that the original aljibe, the central limestone cistern of the type located under the courtyard of every colonial mansion in Old Havana, has been glassed over so that one can see the deliciously clear water below.

Please note: Los Frailes has no restaurant, so its guests usually take breakfast in a corner café about a minute’s walk from the hotel.
© 2010 Nigel Hunt
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Reviewed on 12 Dec 2011 by William R from Canada
This is a nice hotel in a well kept area of Habana Vieja.<br><br>I actually arrived a day late for my reservation, and the hotel honoured my complete prepaid stay, although I had to wait a couple of hours for a shift change in the management to okay my lateness. Clean, well appointed room, with breakfast at the corner restaurant. Standard amount of hustle and bustle in and around the hotel.
Average rating from 1 review(s) of this hotel
24 hour reception
Air conditioning
Bar
Breakfast - à la carte
Cafe / snack bar
Daily newspapers
Elevators / lifts
Hotel was recently renovated
International cuisine
Internet on hotel's PCs
Laundry & Ironing Service
Lobby bar
Luggage storage
Malecon max 5min walk
Mastercard & Visa (not USA bank issued) accepted
Nightclub nearby
Nursery services
Old building restored
Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Safety - uniformed security personnel 24hrs
Shoe cleaning
Shop(s) with basic supplies, souvenirs & gifts
Shops max 2min walk
Telephone - national & international calls
TV room/bar (international channels & videos)
Voltage 110/120
Detaļas Standard Room  
We’ll come right out and say it (again): there are no windows in the 18 standard rooms at the Hotel Los Frailes. Before you shriek with horror, please believe us when we say that the rooms are really attractive and we promise that you hardly notice the absence of fenestration. The thinking behind the hotel’s design is that it should be somewhat reminiscent of a monastery - and monastic cells don’t always have windows. But we think any monk or nun occupying one of Los Frailes standard rooms would be seriously tempted to renounce their vows of simplicity and chastity too: the beds are inviting, the furnishings attractive and the bathrooms are sinfully luxurious. All of the standard rooms are twin bedded.
© 2010 Nigel Hunt
110 volt outlets
Air conditioning
Baby's cot (on request)
Bathroom (ensuite)
Hair-dryer
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
Minibar / Fridge
Room service
Satellite TV
Telephone
Twin beds
Detaļas Junior Suite  
The 4 Junior Suites at Los Frailes are very civilised indeed with high ceilings, attractive faux Colonial furnishings including huge wooden chests, generous bathroom spaces and inviting seating areas preceding the main bedroom area with tall French doors crowned by traditional stained glass fanlights opening onto their own balconies.
© 2010 Nigel Hunt
110 volt outlets
Air conditioning
Baby's cot (on request)
Bathroom (ensuite)
Hair-dryer
Hot & cold water
In-room safe
King size bed
Minibar / Fridge
Room service
Satellite TV
Telephone
Terrace or balcony
Guide to Vecā Havana
Havanas sirds un dvēsele ir vecā pilsēta Habana Vieja, kas UNESCO 1982. gadā deklarēja par cilvēces mantojumu. Tā vēlējās saglabāt tās arhitektūras skaistumu un paaugstināt tās vēsturiski nozīmigo lomu reģionā.

Tālāk ir norādītas tikai dažas interesantas vietas: Plaza de Armas , kuras centrā atrodas patriota Cespedes statuja un ir aptverta ar ēnainiem marmora soliem un lietotu grāmatu tirgotājiem, tā ir pirmais publiskais laukums, kas bija uzcelts pilsētā. Plaza de la Catedral , iespējams, ir visskaistākais Karību jūras krastā, ko ieskauj labākās baroka arhitektūras piemēri valstī. El Templete , mazs neoklasicisma templis, kas atzīmē vietu, kur 1519. gadā notika pirmā mesa. Castillo de la Real Fuerza ir viena no vecākajām Amerikas fortēm, kurā tagad atrodas mūsdienu mākslas izstādes, kas izvietotas lejā un nodrošina labu skatu pāri ostai. Palacio de los Capitanes Generales , valdības atrašanās vieta un gubernatora dzīvesvieta tika pārcelta no forta ēkā. Tās bija prezidenta pils un vēlāk pašvaldības pils līdz brīdim, kad Castro uzņēma varu, tagad tas ir Museo de la Ciudad de la Habana. Museo de Arte Colonial , skaists pils, kas bija celts 1720. gadā, to dzelteno pagalmu un mazliet mainītas arhitektūras iezīmes, papildina liela 17. un 18. gadsimta mēbeļu kolekcija. Calle Obispo vecā Havanā tā vissvarīgākā un gudrāka caurbrauktuve ar gājēju pārejām un raķešu galviņām kas aizvieto stabus.
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