Gardens Havana is a private four-bedroom townhouse located in the centre of Old Havana, a stone’s throw from Plaza Vieja and El Capitolio.
The colonial property is meticulously designed, spread over two floors and featuring original tiling, handmade furniture, wooden shutters and a thoughtfully curated library of books and music.
Guests are offered the chance to visit the carpenter and his workshop who put it all together, located three blocks around the corner from Gardens Havana.
There are four bedrooms in total, two king-size rooms downstairs and a king and queen on the top floor. All are ensuite. Rooms are spacious and airy. Shutters open onto balconies with views over Old Town’s colourful streets.
In the afternoons, escape to the cool calm of the reading room, on the lower level or kick back on the terrace with a cocktail and some music – there are Marshall speakers in every room.
The small staff are discrete and attentive. Breakfast can be served in guestrooms, on the patio or balcony. The in-house chef cooks a mean breakfast, including eggs, avocado, freshly baked bread, and seasonal fruit. Fresh, impossibly delicious mojitos appear at joyful intervals.
Visitors can either take the house in its entirety, or an individual floor, with communal reading room, patio and dining room. Ideal for families or groups of friends, there is space for eight guests.