100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Old Havana

The historic old town’s shabby elegant 18th century colonial architecture evokes memories of a glorious past.

Hotel Santa Isabel

Calle Baratillo No. 9 Plaza de Armas Old Havana, Cuba

Colonial-era mansion located on Havana’s famed Plaza de Armas.

T: +53 7 60-8201. 27 rooms. US$ 200-


Avoid the government sanctioned tourist-filled resorts on the coast and escape to the remote, wild and seductive mountaineous southeastern region, the land where the revolution began. Warning: the roads are primitive. Contains the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Guantánamo, Hoguín and Las Tunas.

Hotel Royalton

Maceo Nº 53, Parque Central Bayamo Granma, Cuba

Charming 1940’s Art Deco hotel located on the historic main square. Lovely exterior, basic good food and tiny rooms. Bayamo, the National Monument city is filled with strolling troubadours, good food, and a fiery 19th century revolutionary history.

T: +53 23 4 22-290. US$ 50-

Villa El Saltón

Cruce de Los Barnos Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Rustic tree-top lodge in lovely secluded mountain setting near the famed El Saltón waterfall. El Saltón is in a romantic setting surrounded by cocoa plantations, lakes and mountain farms.

T: +53 225-6326. US$ 87-

Hotel El Castillo

Calixto Garcia Baracoa, Cuba

Hotel carved out of a converted fortress with pretty gardens, good food, and views of Baracoa’s cove and mountain. Baracoa is city with historical connections to Columbus and Velasquez. Ten rivers flow into it. The pretty countryside features isolated beaches, fishing villages, mountains, coconut plantations and UNESCO designated biospheres.

T: +53 21 42103.  US$ 65-