Exceptional due to the quiet intimacy offered by its interior spaces, El Comendador is the perfect lodging for relaxation and meditation. The sober furniture, with simple renaissance elements and some original heritage pieces, combines to satisfy the most demanding ideas about modern comfort in accommodations. In the 19th century, the property belonged to Don Pedro Regalado Pedroso y Zayas (of the “Elizabeth Commander” order) and his family. Originally built in the 18th century, the mezzanine was added in the 19th century, presently a distinguishing feature of the mansion.
The palace, like most of the older mansions of San Cristóbal de La Habana, has a strong Moorish influence with its main entrance situated on a corner. Close to one of the most important squares in Old Havana, San Francisco of Asis, it enjoys the harbor breezes, the view of which can be appreciated from the balconies of its rooms.
The inn also has a typical 18th century tavern (named for a region in Valencia, Spain), plus a rustic bar with various Spanish tapas and wines. Old wood from the original house was preserved during the restoration, old barrels and pictures from the region decorate the tavern and outdoor cafe.