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El Candil Boutique Hotel

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Calle 2 # 457 e/ 19 y 21 Vedado, Havana Cuba
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 328 hotels in Havana
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
El Candil Boutique Hotel is a completely renovated house constructed in the beginning of the XIX Century. Centrally located in the heart of El Vedado neighborhood. Restaurants, bars and places of interest are in the area at walking distance. El Candil Boutique Hotel offers its guests an exceptional level of comfort and tranquility. The hotel has charming and classic style. Spacious and tranquil guest rooms include a TV, radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, minibar and air-conditioning. We have a beauty salon, located inside our Hotel, our salon offers a range of hairdressing and beauty services for all guests. Friendly and helpful, the hotel's staff makes sure the needs of each guest are fully taken care of as they provide outstanding customer service. Just 10 minutes by car to Old Havana. 24/7 private security services, daily maid service and exceptional breakfast included.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Paid wifi
Rooftop pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Walking tours
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Paul wrote a review Jan 2021
Northampton, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Had a very last minute trip to Havana on New Year’s Eve What a fantastic place. Spent most of the time on the wonderful roof terrace including dancing to the early hours Just to say thank you for such wonderful hospitality - nothing was too much trouble for you and it was appreciated Hope to see you same time next year Paul and susie
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Yanetxy Geronimo, Guest Services / Front Office at El Candil Boutique Hotel
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Dear Paul and Susie, Thank you for your very kind review of the El Candil Boutique Hotel. I was delighted to learn that you chose to spend a special occasion with us and everything was as it should be. It was great to learn that you had such an enjoyable stay and our team looked after you so well. Guests satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay. Again, we want to thank you for choosing us to host you for your New Year's Eve. Looking forward to serving you again in the future. Best Regards, Yanetxy @hotelcandil
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Terry H wrote a review Jan 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights over the new years. We came with very high expectations based upon the very good previous reviews and were not disappointed. Both Rosabel and Yanetcy were fantastic hosts and it was clear that nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely. My first thought when i walked into the room was 'wow'! Ran i suggest (for room 1) that you either allow the draping's that cover the door to shut out the light or allow the light that is on all night to be turned off because that did affect my sleep on one of the nights. Other than that fabulous bed. Exceptional pillows. Immaculate hotel and exceptional staff. Thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Yanetxy Geronimo, Guest Services / Front Office at El Candil Boutique Hotel
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Dear Terry, Thank you for choosing us to spend New Year's Eve! and for the time spent sharing your experience and for such a good review! That shows that we manage to exceed your expectations and it is definitely the most important for us. We apologize for forgetting to turn off the terrace light, thank you for letting us know so that it doesn't happen again with other guests. We hope to welcome you very soon again in your homely hotel in Havana! Best wishes, Yanetxy @hotelcandil
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AmericanBadger wrote a review Mar 2020
Cleveland, Ohio389 contributions82 helpful votes
El Candil was everything people said in their reviews and more. I stayed for 4 nights and 1 night on separate stays. Both rooms (room 2 and room 4) were beautiful. They have a nice basic breakfast with eggs, toast, fruit, juice, and coffee/tea every morning which was always well prepared and delicious. The rooftop bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink. The WiFi was a bit hit or miss but this is a reality in Cuba. What really made El Candil stand out was the staff. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Yanetxy, in particular, was lovely. This is a first class operation in a beautiful neighborhood. Well worth your consideration for a place to stay in Havana (and much better than the centrally located hotel I stayed in later when they were booked). I would definitely return here if in Havana again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from hotelcandil, Manager at El Candil Boutique Hotel
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear AmericanBadger, Thank you for writing this lovely review. It was wonderful to have you here and I am very happy to know that if you return to Havana you'll stay with us. I’ve shared your kind words with the entire team and they could not have been more pleased to read your lovely remarks. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to info@hotelcandil.com for your future arrangement, I will make sure it is as even more memorable as your last visit. Best regards, Yanetxy @hotelcandil
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Max EB wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
El Candil was a fantastic place. The room was very nice and the bed was massive. The host was very warm and welcoming. The breakfast was really tasty, not to mention the bar on the roof was a great place to sit and have a drink. All in all, fantastic value for money in Havana and would definitely stay here again on a return trip.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hotelcandil, Manager at El Candil Boutique Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear Max, Warmest greetings from all of us at El Candil Boutique Hotel. Thank you for choosing El Candil Boutique Hotel for your recent stay in Havana. It has been a great pleasure for all of us to have you as our guests. I am delighted to read that you had a great time with us and enjoyed every aspect of what our Hotel Boutique has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in your return trip to Havana! Warm regards, Yanetxy @hotelcandil
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astromunch wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent boutique hotel right in the heart of vedado. Cab to old Havana runs about $10. Can’t recommend this place enough. The staff is amazingly helpful, making reservations, and booking all sorts of transfers. The facilities were also top notch.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hotelcandil, Manager at El Candil Boutique Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear astromunch, Thank you for your time and for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Hotel. Our staff strive to achieve an exceptional environment for all our guests in order to exceed their expectations. Thank you once more for staying with us and for your nice comments. We definitely look forward to see you soon. Warm regards, Rosabel @hotelcandil
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PRICE RANGE
USD 141 - USD 178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanCubaCiudad de la Habana ProvinceHavana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Candil Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Parque John Lennon (0.3 km), Centro Cultural Submarino Amarillo (0.3 km), and Rock'n'Roll Evening in Casa de la Amistad (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Naranjos, El Vampirito Cafeteria, and Madrigal Bar Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a rooftop pool during their stay.
Does El Candil Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Candil Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Candil Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to El Candil Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (4.8 km), Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia (4.5 km), and San Francisco de Asis Square (4.9 km).