The newly restored Hotel Habana 612 opens its doors to guests on 1st December 2014.
Habana 612 hotel is located just a few steps from Plaza Vieja & offers twelve spacious & stylishly decorated rooms. Its perfect location & beautiful interior make it the ideal hotel for enjoying and discovering Old Havana.
Hotel Habana 612 is run by the Office of the City Historian of Havana through its company called Habaguanex. All its profits are reinvested in the restoration of the city’s historical centre.
Reviewed on 14 May 2015 by Jessica Z from United Kingdom
I stayed at Habana 612 for 5 nights at the end of April 2015. The hotel is brand new & very clean. The rooms are quite essential but very comfortable, with all what you need and a great modern design. Breakfast was excellent, all products were fresh & the food presentation was admiring, however during my stay natural juice was not available. I had one lobster dinner at Hotel Habana 612, which I recommend. <br>Location is perfect, right in the hearth of Old Havana. <br>The staff is nice, knowledgeable & ready to help in any circumstances. <br>
The heart and soul of Havana is the old town Habana Vieja, declared a Heritage of Mankind Site in 1982 by UNESCO. It was keen to preserve the beauty of its architecture and promote the historical importance of its role within the region.
The following are just some of the interesting places to visit: Plaza de Armas, centred around a statue of the patriot Cespedes and emcompassed by shaded marble benches and second-hand booksellers, is the first public square built in the city. Plaza de la Catedral is perhaps the most beautiful square in the Caribbean which is surrounded by examples of the finest baroque architecture in the country. El Templete, small neoclassical temple which marks the spot where the first Mass was said in 1519. Castillo de la Real Fuerza is one of the oldest forts in the Americas, it holds modern art exhibitions downstairs and the battlements afford good views over the harbour. Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the seat of government and governor's residence was transferred from the fort to the built. The presidential palace and then the municipal palace until Castro seized power it is now Museo de la Ciudad de la Habana. Museo de Arte Colonial, fine palace constructed in 1720, its yellow courtyard and little-altered architectural features are complemented by a large collection of 17th- and 18th-century furniture. Calle Obispo is Old Havana's most important and smartest thoroughfare, pedestrianized with missile heads as bollards.