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Casa Nivia Melendez

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General Portuondo 510, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Casa Nivia Melendez
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harrington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical casa blended in with owners quarters. Good location with a short walk to the main downtown square. Beatriz is very accommodating and genuine. We were picked up at the Viazul station by a cab that brought us there in no time. We had our first lunch that day and a late dinner in the evening at the casa in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here before and the experience never grows old. Every meal is of the highest quality with lots of care taken to cater to each guest's preferences. These people know how to cook fish and lobster to perfection and their vegetarian offerings are mouth-watering. The family is so warm and kind to their visitors that it makes it... More 

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Tokyo
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136 reviews 136 reviews
106 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very friendly welcome at Casa Nivea. The location is good, about 10 minutes’ walk from the old town, in a quiet area. The house is old but characterful, and so is the guest room. It’s up a steep iron staircase, but you have an en-suite bathroom (towels provided but no soap), and a little balcony with rocking chairs overlooking... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This family who run this Casa are so very warm and welcoming. The Casa could use some tender loving care but it is huge. We are confident that once some money can be made to invest in their Casa it will be more than special. Beatrice has a nice family unit and it shows. Her son and daughter loved the... More 

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Klosterneuburg, Austria
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95 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stayed 3 nights at this quiet, but nevertheless centrally located casa (5min- walk to Parque Cespedes and Casa de la Trova- don´t miss the concerts there!!!). Big and nicely furnished first floor room with little balcony. Good breakfast. Save car- parking. Great hospitality of Beatriz and her family! Highly recommended!

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We found this casa via Tripadvisor and it was one of the best casas we stayed in cuba! Both rooms were spotless clean. Nivia's daughter is an excellent cook (we tried fish on our first night and ham on the second, both great) and a very attentive hostess, she helped us with everything regarding Santiago. The location is very very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I would recommend this casa to anyone looking for central but peaceful location and a really nice hostess,Beatriz who is a very generous and gentle soul and is working incredibly hard to ensure all her guests are well-looked after and fully satisfied.I found meals at Beatriz`s casa of exceptional value for the money we had paid. I could not believe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We spend a couple of nights here recently during our trip to Cuba. The owners were very friendly, we had food prepared for us in advance (as Beatriz had contacted us before we arrived to ask us, which was a nice touch). The whole family were very welcoming and friendly. The Casa is well located. We would recommend this Casa.

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Newmarket, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed here last year and based on that visit, there was no other casa that we considered this year. There is a reason this place stays at number one - it has everything a good B&B should have. The family is utterly charming and genuine, the cooking never fails to be excellent and the rooms are far more spacious,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed in Santiago de Cuba for 3 nights in early December and had a great stay with Beatriz and her family. The location is excellent and the whole family were very helpful and welcoming. Breakfast and dinner offered by the family is also highly recommended! All in all a good choice to stay in a very interesting town

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