Hotel Conde de Villanueva used to be in 18th century the mansion of the Villanueva Count. It has been recently renovated in respect of the style and architecture of the period. It is located on the corner of Mercaderes and Lamparilla streets in Old Havana, about a 2-minute walk from all the major sights of the historical centre. Hotel Conde de Villanueva has been designed for guests who are looking for a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, especially cigar aficionados who will agree that Hotel Conde de Villanueva is a cigar lover?s paradise. The hotel features one of the best and most respected cigar shops in town, La Casa del Habano, which rents out private humidors allowing regular clients always to have access to their own private reserve. The nine rooms of Hotel Conde de Villanueva are named after tobacco plantations and the paintings and photography that can be admired throughout the hotel have tobacco as their predominant theme. Guests just love to observe the "torcedor" (person that rolls the cigars) at work. He has set up shop in the hall of the hotel and very much enjoys talking with you about his special skills. Naturally you can purchase one of his freshly made cigars. Even if you don?t smoke cigars, you will be charmed by the authentic colonial beauty and cozy atmosphere that is perfectly matched by the most modern comfort. The breezy inner courtyard full of flowers and mahogany rocking chairs, spacious corridors and Hotel Conde de Villanueva?s beautiful stained-glass windows create the perfect ambiance for a relaxed and quiet stay. Add the personalized and preferential service offered by the hospitable personnel and it is no wonder that at times a group of family or friends book the whole hotel for themselves.