The Conde de Villa Nueva Hotel turned very soon into the most cherished lodging in Cuba, above all for the cigar smokers.
Inaugurated on February 24, 1999, during the Habano Festival, it very quickly caught the attention of many Europeans and North American that travel to Havana as businesspersons and, mainly, for buying those handmade famous cigars: the Habanos Premium.
The manager Humberto Broche Reyes and the vice manager Lilian Puig Cabrera, actually, a young married couple, are very glad with the results and the appeal of this amusement house with only nine rooms. It is a mansion of the 18 century regained from its ruins by the tourist firm Habaguanex S.A., in charge of a kind of amusement related to the history and the culture, which features a list of lodgings that counts as well on the Santa Isabel Hotel, Ambos Mundos, and the Valencia, among others located in the old area of Havana.
The Conde de Villanueva characterizes by its very colonial indoor halls with plenty of light and room, decorated with sculptures and pictures of smokers of famous habanos, vegetation and a very clear environment. As a distinctive sign, each room and dining room is named after an Island’s tobacco plantation area, such as the restaurant “Vuelta Abajo” where the offer features dishes of the Cuban cuisine from the 19th century and also contemporary, with seats for 30 customers.
We can add the coffee shop “El Corojo” and the breakfast area “Vuelta Arriba”. The Main Hall is named “Paso Real de San Diego del Valle”, arranged for lectures, for up to 60 persons, and welcoming cocktails or presentations for 100 attendees, according to the needs.
The rooms are grouped in three different types, the A (bathtub with hydro massage, street view and balcony) in which we include the suite “Vegas Trinidad” and the double “Vegas Hoyo de Monterrey” and “Vegas Hoyo de Manicaragua”. The second type, class B (bathtub, street view, and balcony) there are the “Vegas Robaina”, “Vegas de Remedios” and “Vegas de San Luis”, and as a C class (view to the indoors gallery, smaller), there are the double “Vegas de San Juan y Martinez”, “Vegas de Pinar del Río” and “Vegas Perla de Llevada”.
All rooms feature colonial style furniture made in cedar and mahogany (fine Cuban wood) and they are equipped with air conditioning system, private bathroom, telephone, safe, satellite TV, among other comforts.
The Habano House at Conde de Villanueva hotel is just one out of a vast amount spread all over the world including North America (not the United States as regulated by their government).