Located within the very center of the most historic neighborhood on the island, this luxury boutique hotel in Havana immerses you within the picturesque and atmospheric streets of colonial splendor and the unmistakable vintage charms of La Habana Vieja.
A unique design concept that pairs the flavors of Cuba with contemporary European refinement, the hotel offers an experience where the appreciation of art, culture, and design converge.
Founded and restored by Netherlands-born abstract artist and fashion industry veteran Andre Visser and his Havana-born partner Sandy Solano Diaz, a professional dancer and musician, the hotel is a unique concept of colonial heritage meets contemporary international design.
‘Coming from the international Design and Art world, we have travelled the globe and lived in different continents and metropoles. That international experience is brought to life in the lifestyle of A|S Boutique Residence …’
With just four rooms and one suite, the hotel is intimate and private, combining that rare balance between the comfortable feel of a home and the allure of a world-class, international destination, with an elegant yet informal atmosphere of quiet sophistication and eclectic style.
Decor ranges from hand made Italian furnishings and lighting, original Carrara marble and colorful handcrafted tiles, along with contemporary Cuban art and Visser’s own large-scale canvases.
The ground floor HAV Coffee & Art Gallery offers up the best Cuban coffee, and delicious local and international fare (dinners on request) along with exhibitions from local and international artists, music events and other art performances.
Head up to the rooftop terrace and lounge with its great cocktail bar for sipping mojitos where you’ll catch the panoramic sunsets and spectacular views of Havana at your feet.
Multilingual concierge services and organized tailor-made tours, wellness retreats including a variety of massage, yoga, and dance classes available. Laundry services available.
Wifi throughout, in-room TV with movie menu, BOSE Bluetooth audio, luxury linens, bedding, and bath amenities, stocked mini-bar, and mini-fridge with local Rum, organic products, wines, and beverages.
Personal pick up from the airport by the Old Timer Taxi Service (recommended).
Jump on one of the hotel’s rental bikes for an atmospheric cruise around the old town.
LA HABANA VIEJA
Situated in the historic heart of Old Havana the hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy this amazing UNESCO World Heritage site.
Just out the door on Jesus Maria Street, the neighborhood is a must-see pedestrian route of vibrant street life and authentic atmosphere. You are within walking distance of the famous Obispo and Mercaderes Streets as well as the main port and seawall avenue, Malecon Street.
It is also adjacent to the Capitol and the entire downtown district with shops, restaurants, markets, and plazas. From Baroque to Neoclassical, Colonial, and Art Deco there is a rich cultural history to discover and explore. Plaza Vieja, The Great Theater of Havana, The National Museum of Bellas Artes, The National Museum of Fine Arts, and many more are within walking distance.
The famous and imposing 17th-Century Castillo del Morro is just a 15-minute drive and the beautiful beaches are just thirty minutes outside of town.
Havana, Cuba. Nearest Airport: Jose Marti International Airport (25km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: November to April
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