Hotel Raquel

4 Stars

  Calle Amargura, No. 103 esq. a San Ignacio, Havana Vieja - Havana, Cuba View Map
Area: La Habana Vieja

Hotel Raquel in Havana is housed in a charming Art Nouveau structure in a humble area, close to the Old Town Square and other famous places of historical and cultural interest of the Cuban capital. Marble floors, elegant pillars and period sofas welcome the guests, but one of the most remarkable features of the Raquel is its lobby, enhanced by a huge stained glass skylight that invites every passerby to look up. The Raquel Hotel is distinguished among other facilities for its ties with the Jewish faith, displayed by various decorative motifs. By making a reservation at this 4-star hotel ten minutes from downtown Havana, you can stay in stylish rooms equipped with all amenities such as air conditioning, minibar, satellite TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. At Hotel Raquel, guests can benefit from a well-equipped gym, a sauna, a beauty center and a parking space. Internet access is free. The hotel reception with its multilingual staff offers services 24 hours a day. On site there is a restaurant where you can enjoy many local and international dishes and a bar, while a magnificent solarium is located in the attic of the hotel. The Raquel Hotel is situated near the most famous shopping streets but also at just a five minutes’ walk from Plaza de la Cathedral and Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (City Museum of Havana). Hotel Raquel is the right solution for those seeking elegant accommodation in Havana, Cuba.

Hotel Details


The elegant hotel is characterized by its Art Nouveau style. Intriguing beauty and romantic atmosphere are expressed in every architectural detail. The name and allegory of some environments recalls Jewish culture. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, a cloakroom, a currency exchange facility and lift access. The air-conditioned hotel also offers shops, a bar, a restaurant with highchairs for children and Internet access. Room and laundry services are available on request (surcharges apply). Parking is available (surcharges apply).


This elegant building besides its style Art Nouveau that make it captivating amid the historic city center of Havana, possesses other charming eccentricities in its design including the marble columns that rise in the hall of the entrance, an extensive roof of dark glass and a watchtower from which guests can look out the streets and squares of Old Havana.


The Hotel monumental and roomy establishment that becomes of principles of the XX century, works as such from June 5 of 2003, thanks to a restoration process carried out by The Company Habaguanex S.A. belonging to the Office of the City Historian of Havana, paying permanent tribute to the Hebrew culture and its presence in the Cuban contemporary art.


All the rooms of the Hotel Raquel has a balcony and picture windows with view at the one of the streets that skirts this installation. Facilities of rooms are: 110 Volt Outlet, Air Conditioning, Baby's Cot (on request), Balcony (subject to availability), Bathroom (ensuite), Double Beds, Hair-dryer, Hot & Cold Water, In-room Safe, Kingsize Beds, Minibar, Room service, Satellite TV, Telephone and Twin Beds.


The Hotel is located in the corner that Amargura and San Ignacio streets makes in Old Havana, and near the one that was Jewish neighborhood of Havana, where it is still the oldest Sephardic synagogue in Cuba, it has as headquarters an eclectic building of Baroque facade and three storeys.

Hotel facilities

  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Internet Point
  •  Bar
  •  Travel Agency
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 12:00
  •  Beauty Center
  •  Car Renting
  •  Shops
  •  Voltage 110

The Hotel Raquel offers air conditioning. The hotel is ideal for sports lovers. This accommodation offers a fast internet connection. There is a bar inside the hotel. Inside the Hotel Raquel there is a travel agency available for guests. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Raquel offers wellness features. The accommodation has a car rental service. The accommodation is suitable for those who love shopping.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  WiFi
  •  Trouser Press

The Hotel Raquel offers the use of a TV in the rooms. The Hotel Raquel rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) .

 Public transport

  • Airport: HAV
  • Time to the Airport: 25 MIN
  • Time to the Railway Station: 7 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 5 KM
  • Time to the city center: 7 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 20 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 5 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN
  • Distance from bus stop: 0.2 KM

 Guests' Reviews


Average: 2/5 More Details

Hotel raquel - relocated on arrival

Can't review this hotel as we arrived 12.30 am after 24 hours of travelling to discover there was no room for us. a piece of paper with no letterhead or identification of any kind was passed over the counter, which read 'there is no room for you here, you have been reallocated to **** hotel, hotel raquel bears no responsibility'.
who is at fault - the hotel or hotelsclick? not sure, won't recommend either in the future.



United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.6/5 More Details

Lovely hotel

Beautiful hotel with lovely roof terrace. rooms are clean but basic and breakfast could be improved.


Good: 3.4/5 More Details

Havana good location

The entrance lobby to the hotel is very impressive and we had high hopes based on this. unfortunately the elevator broke while we were in it and it was not a great experience. along with this the air conditioning broke within the hotel and it made our room very uncomfortable. i had asked for a fan to be made available but was told there was not any. i walked down again at 11:30 and firmly stated this was not exceptable, we could not even get to sleep as the temperature were in excess of 30 and we had to leave the hotel at 4:30am the next morning. they eventually gave us the fan they had behind in their office which helped. we also saw on our welcome literature that we were entitled to a free cocktail on arrival. you have to ask because it will not be offered.



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