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Casa Rolando y Magaly

San Rafael 754, 1st Floor, Havana 10200, Cuba
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Casa Rolando y Magaly
Ranked #170 of 384 Havana B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This casa (not the associated hostel) was my first port of call upon arrival in Havana. Having swiftly booked the Casa without reading the reviews i had no expectations of what to expect. Arriving rather late at night (courtesy of a flight delay) i expected a key under a doormat at best. Having rung the bell for the house I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Rolando is a very interesting individual. He is a former surgeon who had the opportunity to work in a humanitarian capacity during Cuba's involvement in Africa, but chose to return to Cuba. He had many great insights on the gradual economic changes in Cuba, and was clearly in-step with the reforms. Rolando and Magaly were able to organize accommodations for... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

.Hi People backpacjers everywhere. I think that Rolando is very greedy , but his wife is very friendly , I know that everyone have a good relation with them but , YOU PAY ! for everything toast, bread, tu cola ! , and breakfast and lunch and dinner is because people is frendly. This is guy be angry or something... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at Casa Rolando y Magaly for the first three nights of a two week stay in Cuba then for our last two nights in Havana. Rolando, Magaly and everyone else who worked at the Casa and their backpackers hostel, a short walk away instantly made us feel welcome and were happy to answer any questions we had. The... More

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Beijing, China
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
19 hotel reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Rolando and his family are the real deal. They are welcoming to invite you to their home and treat you like family. The bathroom could be better...but hey, all bathrooms could be better in Cuba. The mix of people who come an go in the only known backpacker place is Havana was a lot of fun. So light up a... More

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I stayed at their other property, the backpacker's hostel, and had a wonderful experience. They are very caring people who want to make sure you get the most out of your stay in Havana! When I arrived Rolando sat down with me to explain a little bit about the area, the currency, the culture, etc. and showed me some maps.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Rolando and everyone else at this hostal are very nice and helpfull. I´m definetly staying there again when i hopefully return to Havana. There´s a nice relaxed atmosphere and it is close enough to everything so you can walk around the city.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Until then, stay here. You can meet cool people here, but Rolando was a jerk. I loved most of the Cuban people, but this guy just seemed like he didn't want to deal with us. Your experience may be different, but for my money, the second another backpacker hostel opens up, you'll be better off there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Recommended to anyone who wishes to stay in Havana on a budget. Centrally located and close to all sites. The owners were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. All were welcoming and a nice breakfast was warmly served. Stayed in September 2010 (not December) and will definitley revisit if Havana bound. Chris and Alex

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We had booked this casa particular in advance from the UK. When we arrived Rolando was waiting for us in the street as the taxi drew up. Later we saw him doing this for others when flights were due in. This made our arrival less confusing and also made us feel welcome. Rolando, who speaks perfect English, then gave us... More

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Address: San Rafael 754, 1st Floor, Havana 10200, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Havana
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Ranked #170 of 384 B&Bs / Inns in Havana

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