Los Frailes (Friars) Hotel is situated in the former house of Marquis Pedro Pablo Duquesne, a French Navy captain and fourth holder of this nobility title, arriving in Havana in 1763 after King Luis XVI’s death. Los Frailes Hotel, like a perfect place for meditation, takes visitors back to a medieval abbey atmosphere. Monks represented in copper sculptures, religious altarpieces and other details comprise the decoration of this ideal spot for a restful break.
Rooms with an exclusive atmosphere, a lobby bar featuring works of art and stained glass windows and a peaceful interior courtyard with a fountain and a well, make this hotel one of the most beautiful buildings in the Historic Center.
Every Friday, at nightfall, the hotel employees, wearing costumes like those of Franciscan monks, invite guests to an unusual ceremony at the lobby, where they drink a toast with mass wine.
The hotel is located across the Aquarium and very near the Dark Chamber, a peculiar vantage point on top of one of the buildings in the Old Square. Los Marinos and Café Taberna restaurants are on both sides of the street where the hotel is located, serving traditional Cuban and international dishes. A few steps away is St. Francis of Assisi Convent, with a concert hall for choral and chamber music, galleries and the Sacred Art Museum, the only one of its kind in Cuba.
Its lobby bar, comfortable rooms - only the 4 mini-suites have balconies - and quiet courtyard, decorated with outstanding works of art, its enigmatic and intimate atmosphere combined with the suggestive sound of a water fountain, invite you to contemplation and meditation in this exclusive inn.
Nearby places of interest: Saint Francis of Assisi Square, Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Museum of Religious Art, Museum of Rum, Cafe Taberna "Benny Moré", Mesón de la Flota Restaurant, Plaza Vieja (Old Square), Santo Angel Restaurant, House of Alexander V. Humboldt, Church of San Francisco de Paula, Historical Museum of Sciences "Carlos J. Finlay", Convent of Saint Claire. Nearest airport: Havana's "José Martí" International Airport, 20 Km. / 12.42 miles.
- Honeymoon / Wedding
- Tour desk
- Internet cafe
- Lobby bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Air conditioner
- Safe deposit box
- Satellite TV
- Private bathroom