Armadores de Santander
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We loved our stay in this hotel. It is centrally located and really authentic. The staff at the reception is very nice and friendly. The room was big and the bed was good. The breakfast was good, although on some days there was not many to chose.
Just wandering around Old Havana, fancied a spot of lunch, walked by this place and thought why not? The concierge recommended the rooftop mezzanine and took us personally up there. So far, very encouraging.However from that moment on is another story. The view is fine especially having the Russian Orthodox Church next door with its beautiful domes. We ordered food and were immediately struck by the complete indifference of the server, then the food arrived that we ordered was quite simply terrible. The chickens dish had bits of bone and gristle all over the place and just simply put you off. The shrimp dish seemed to be quite simply just shrimps and that was it, no imagination or pride in the way the food was presented. We then had a second server who seemed to be more indifferent than the first one if that was even possible.The worst dining experience for a long time and I am usually quite easy going. If you want to attract clientele, you need to invest in staff training and imaginative food that makes you want to come back for more.
We stayed here for one week, ask for a room with a view on the harbour. Rooms are clean and the atmosphere is magic. Personnel is helpful and the position is perfect for walking an living Old Havana like a local. All major landmarks are walking distance.
The hotel is overlooking the old, dirty, neglected harbour part of Old Havana. On the other side is a petrol refinery that emits a huge plume of black smoke ; with the wind in the right direction, you can smell it. But it is only a short and easy walk to the "better" part of Old Havana (few blocks walk to Plaza de San Francisco). We had an enormous suite with high ceiling, plenty of room and comfortable bed. The bathroom, like the rest of the building, is old, but OK. Our room was facing the main road along the wharf, which is busy day and night. As our windows had no isolation at all, the noise was overwhelming - a real problem, extremely noisy non-stop traffic. We very much enjoyed the a la carte breakfast. There is a rooftop where you can have a drink, but we had to go and find staff to get us our mojito. The bar downstairs is good and offers inexpensive, delicious sandwiches.
We were members of a small tour group who rejected the idea of returning to our booked hotel for lunch because of the bad experiences we had there on our first day. Our tour guide contacted Armadores de Santander and had a positive response: of course they would welcome us for lunch.Although they had set up the balcony for a function later in the day, they were happy to show us the grand views from the balcony and to settle us in a nearby dining room to serve us a very well priced and delicious lunch and drinks. After lunch, we were invited to explore the rest of this very gracious building, where all the staff members we encountered were very hospitable and helpful. Next time we go to Havana, we will try to stay here.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 32 rooms
- 1 a la carte restaurant
- 1 Bar
- 1 Double or 2 Twin beds
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Safety deposit box
- Mini-bar (fee)
- Room service
- Max occupancy 3 persons
Sunwing Bonus - All Sunwing passengers in Ambos Mundos, Telegrafo and Amadores de Santander receive welcome cocktails, free entrace to selecet museums, 10% discount in hotel restaurants (arrange locally).
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Armadores de SantanderHavana,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Calle Luz 4 Esq San Pedro, Havana 10100 Cuba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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