Hotel Raquel Old Havana
 
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Hotel Raquel

Hotel Raquel (Hebrew for innocent) is like a cultural depository where different genres and styles of art, well-displayed, find shelter. Besides, the building itself is a wonderful example of baroque (facade) and art-nouveau architecture in the heart of Habana Vieja.

 

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Raquel - Hotel Description

4-star Hotel in Old Havana
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Address: Calle Amargura, No. 103 esq. a San Ignacio, Havana Vieja, Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
Number of Rooms: 25
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
 
A shaft of honey golden light shines through the dome into the lobby of Hotel Raquel, illuminating the fine furnishings and guests down below. The light is just the beginning of what distinguishes the Raquel.

This hotel has some unlikely (as well as unbelievable, once you see the gorgeous interior) origins: it was built in 1908 as a storage warehouse for textiles. Taking in the soaring marble columns and intricate stained-glass "mampara´s"(folding screens) throughout the lobby, it’s hard to imagine this as a warehouse. Just a brief look around reveals the poignant reference to Jewish culture throughout the Raquel, underscored by paintings with biblical themes by contemporary Cuban artists. The elegant restaurant here serves typical Jewish cuisine.

Guests at the Raquel are treated like family, something Cubans are known for and which staff take seriously, says the hotel representative who tells the story of a guest who fell asleep on a lobby couch. ¨Then, we very carefully removed his shoes and placed them neatly together under the sofa¨. She explains that in the hotel’s 10 year retained almost all the original staff. ¨It's our house, our home¨ she says.

The final stop in the wrought iron elevator’s trajectory is the roof, with a picturesque dome where honeymooning couples can enjoy a romantic dinner; it’s also a great spot to enjoy a drink or just to look out over the city.

Hotel Modalities:

City Historic  

General Hotel Facilities

Lobby Bar A la Carte Restaurant Parking
Laundry $ Sauna Tour Booking Desk
Car Rental $ Currency Exchange Lifts
Taxi $ Doctor on call Terrace-Mirador
Multilingual Staff 24 hour Reception Free Internet Access
Some services require local payment

Hotel Raquel - Rooms Details & Rates

Standard Room... from US$189
Hotel Raquel offers 25 comfortable rooms spread over three floors around a central atrium. The 21 standard rooms are as tastefully decorated as the entire hotel, with wood and wrought iron furniture and beautiful fabrics recalling its days as a textile warehouse. Not all have a view.
Air Conditioning Phone Satellite TV
Room Service Hair Dryer Minibar
Private Bathroom Balcony or terrace Power 110V/60Hz
Cold & hot water Safety Deposit Box ($)  
Junior Suite Room... from US$257
Of its 25 comfortable rooms spread over three floors around a central atrium, four are junior suites. They’re bigger than the standard rooms and have either a balcony or terrace. Each is tastefully outfitted with wood and wrought iron furniture and beautiful fabrics reminiscent of the days when it was a textile warehouse.
Air Conditioning Phone Satellite TV
Safety Deposit Box Room Service Hair Dryer
Minibar Private Bathroom Balcony or terrace
Power 110V/60Hz Cold & hot water Living area

Hotel Raquel Location

Raquel Hotel is located on the corner of a quiet street and nearly triangulates with two photogenic squares in the old city: Plaza de San Francisco and Plaza Vieja. Many interesting sights and gastronomic and cultural sites are easy to reach on foot.
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