Hotel Encanto Mascotte is located in town of San Juan de los Remedios – one of the oldest towns in Cuba, and one that appears to have not changed in a hundred years. It was here, on February 1, 1899, that General Máximo Gómez and Robert P. Porter (the U.S. Commissioner) met to negotiate the terms of the dissolution of Cuban forces at the end of the Spanish-American War.
Mascotte is a small hotel, only 10 standard rooms, in an old 18th-century colonial style building. It has beautiful architecture, high ceilings, long window-doors and balconies that overlook the main square. Recently restored, it evokes a simple colonial charm, beginning with the downstairs restaurant with french-doors opening into the Central Plaza – the best in town.
Upstairs, the 14 rooms have lofty ceilings and satellite TVs, and those facing the plaza feature shuttered doors that open to wrought-iron balconies with views. The original floors have been replaced with modern ceramic tiles. And bathrooms feature modern fixtures, including shower-tubs.
From the hotel you can also book various tours to visit places of interest of the town. Just across the street from the hotel you can find an interesting shop of arts and crafts.
Hotel Mascotte offers family atmosphere and personalized service. It is recommended to those who would like to get a feeling of the local flavour. Now run by Cubanacán, the hotel is popular with tour groups and individuals and makes a splendid base for exploring Remedios and beyond.
Encanto, sometimes abbreviated to just E, is a new brand of Cubanacan. Thus the hotel may sometimes be refered to as Hotel E Mascotte.
Hotel was recently renovated
Old building restored
Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Safety - front desk safe deposit box
Shops max 2min walk
Telephone - national & international calls
Tours & tourist information desk
TV room/bar (international channels & videos)