THE A|S RESIDENCE AND LOCATION

The residence is nestled right in the heart of the oldest part of historical Old Havana in the neighbourhood San Isidro, which was recently added as a must see area by TIME OUT and declared to be ONE OF THE COOLEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE WORLD-2022. Like an exhale in the middle of the vibrant heart of Old Havana, this princely landmark ‘turned -stylish-urban oasis’, places you right in the thick of things- and at the same time allows you to quietly retreat from it just as easily. 

Amidst countless UNESCO World Heritage sites and with the majestic Convento de Belen and Plaza Belen at it’s doorstep, this is the ultimate startingpoint for exploration. The numerous alluring historical plazas of Old Havana are all within close walking distance, as well as The Capitol, The Art Museums and The Great Theatre of Havana. 

The famous Castillo del Morro is accessible within a 10-minute drive. It takes only a 3-minute walk to reach the famous boulevard  de Malecon AvenuePorte, and the hotel is surrounded by trendy hotspots, galleries and the best restaurants in town. 

This area epitomises so much of the energy, the real life and the culture that gives Old Havana its special zing. The street JESUS MARIA is a typical Old Havana street where you will experience the authentic atmosphere of La Habana Vieja. Situated within only a 5 minutes walking distance  from the more polished and famous touristy Plaza Vieja, this street is still in an untouched location where you can have an ultimate experience of  the local ‘daily life’ situation.  The atmosphere is  almost cinematic and above all very friendly and entirely safe. 

From the balcony, you have a first-row view on a narrow picturesque street with vintage cars, bicycle taxi’s, horse carriages, and small local shops, bakeries and coffee shops. Recommended as a ‘must-see street’ of Havana’s sightseeing walking routes, the street is very lively with many pedestrian locals and tourists and with hardly any car traffic. All it’s side streets are packed with sightseeing hotspots. 

Experience a variety of quality restaurants, trendy clubs and bars, trendsetting galleries and, of course, salsa music and dance establishments.

Since Havana is situated directly at the sea, it has some stunning and mostly quite deserted beaches, that can be reached within a 20 minute drive from the hotel.

An exclusive urban oasis straight in the heart of the oldest part of the city, makes A|S Boutique Residence the ideal springboard to delve into the raw beauty of Old Havana. Simultaneously it is a safe haven to retreat to after the wonderful overstimulation of Old Havana, and from which you can again depart with completely renewed vigour before each outing.