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Hostal Casa Tarajano

21 | Calle 21 #62 esq. M, apto. 6, Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
Hostal Casa Tarajano

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly reception and a good room. Plenty of restaurants nearby to choose from. Lots of help given with bookings in other towns in Cuba. She linked us up with a great and very reliable taxi driver who spoke good English, just as she does. They did all our laundry in one day at a minimum charge. It is a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great stay at Maria's. She was away during our stay but had friends attending to us. Wish we had known more Spanish as it would be a richer cultural experience to communicate with her friends. They were warm and friendly hosts despite the language barrier. Clean, excellent location, great breakfast.

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MAAT1980, Propietario at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at my place. I appreciate very much your comments, which will surely be very useful to other travellers. I always pay attention to suggestions on things that could be improved, because my purpose is that my guests feel as they were at home. It was a pleasure having... More 

Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived at Casa Tarajano, Elena and her very cute and small dog welcomed us like family (even though we didn't arrive until 1am in the morning after a severely delayed flight). She couldn't do enough or recommend enough for us and was consistently doing all she could to make sure our stay was a good one.... More 

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MAAT1980, Propietario at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Dear Tim, I am very happy to read your review. Thank you very much, you are very kind. I am glad that you felt like family and that you recommend to others our home . I will always keep you in my heart. Lots of Hugs, Elena More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking to visit Cuba, not as a tourist but as someone that wants to immerse themselves in culture, look no farther! Elena is fantastic and so is her trusty sidekick, Nancy, who serves up a delicious breakfast for 5CUC/person. It is absolutely worth it, but there are other breakfast options nearby in the 10-20CUC/person range. Our room... More 

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MAAT1980, Propietario at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Dear Brent, Thank you very much for such a nice view, you're very kind. I am happy that description of "Mamá" who have given me so much love. For me you are like my children. It's a blessing to have guests like you, I was happy to help and knowing that for you the Hostal Casa Tarajano is your home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I felt welcome and Elena really took care of us during 4 nights we stayed at her lovely and well located casa in Venado close to Malicon, Hotel Nacional and Hotel Habana Libre. She was our corner pillar in Cuba, suggesting a variety of Havana activities, all very safe, ranging from learning how to take the 1950's... More 

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MAAT1980, Owner at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review
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Queridos amigos Per e Ivonne, gracias, muchas gracias por tan linda opinión, me satisface mucho haberles ayudado a comprender un... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed our first 3 nights at Casa Tarajano. Very nice place in a save and central neighborhood of the Hotel Nacional, lovely hosts that helped to organize other parts of our travel. We can only recommend this place and would visit it again!

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MAAT1980, Owner at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Dear Christopher, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at my place. I appreciate very much your comments, which will surely be very useful to other travellers. I always pay attention to suggestions on things that could be improved, because my purpose is that my guests feel as they were at home. It was a... More 

Santos, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I don't know if I should start with how welcoming Elena is or start with the amazing location and house. It was close to everything, only about 2 blocks from the Malecon. The walk to anywhere is beautiful. Elena felt like family! She legitimately cared for her guests, it was her pleasure helping with any questions you might have. I... More 

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MAAT1980, Owner at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at my house. I very much appreciate your warm review because I know that for sure it will be very useful to other TripAdvisor users. My goal that my guests always feel like at home and it has been my great pleasure for me to have... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our first visit to Cuba, and we wanted to spend the time in Havana. We booked Hostal Tarajano because of the Trip Advisor awards and we are delighted with our experience. Elena is the perfect host, meeting whatever level of involvement we needed. If we needed advice, she was happy and knowledgeable to provide it. If we wanted peace and... More 

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MAAT1980, Owner at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Dear Tim and family, Thank you very much for this comment and for taking the time to review the hostel. But you forgot to mention how extraordinarily well that I was with you all. I was very lucky to be your host and hope that one day we meet again. Nancy sends to you a hug, and if Dudú could... More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Elena at Casa Tarajano does a great job of providing somewhere that feels like home. Our room was large and clean, and the ensuite had hot water. Breakfast was worth taking, the sunny breakfast patio area is a good place to start the day. The house is in a good location, we walked all the way to old town one... More 

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MAAT1980, Owner at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Dear friends, Thank you very much for such a nice review. I am comforted to know that welcome in my house felt. For me it was very nice to know them and provide the best of my knowledge and relationships to make this short stay a very pleasant memory. Thanks for mentioning Juan Luis, our guide, that praise is well... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I am so glad that we stayed here and not in a hotel. Location - it was excellent. Walking distance to The National Hotel, the Melecon and the University. This Casa is in a nice location. She is walking distance to the Habana Libre hotel if you are interested in doing the hop on, hop off tour bus. Room -... More 

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MAAT1980, Owner at Hostal Casa Tarajano, responded to this review

Dear friends, You have been very special to me. From the first moment we felt such empathy and i felt very happy to have you at home. Thank you very much for your comments about us and our hostel. Thanks also for the opinion in Facebook, you have devoted a lot of time to share your experience in the hostel... More 

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