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“Awesome Casa on a perfect location with the best hosts in Cuba” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa El Mirador
San Rafael 752, 2nd Floor | Between Oquendo y Marques Gonzalez, Centro Habana, Havana 10300, Cuba   |  
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Ranked #15 of 100 Specialty lodging in Havana
Rovaniemi, Finland
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“Awesome Casa on a perfect location with the best hosts in Cuba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I was in Cuba with my friend for three weeks in august/september 2011. We started and ended our journey in Havanna and both times we stayed at the beautiful Casa El Mirador.

During our trip we saw a few houses in different parts of Cuba but none of them really compaired with Casa El Mirador. The house is simply beatiful (clean and cosy with airconditioning), bedroom was big enough for two people who didnt want to share a bed. Bathroom (shower&toilet) was good even in "western standarts" which is something that you cant say about most of the houses. Casa is safe because its behind two locked doors and you will have all the privacy you need. Location is near the sites of old havanna and you dont need a taxi if you are not afraid of 10 minutes of walking. Isabels food was simply delicious. Every morning at breakfast there was good Cuban coffee, omelet, fresh bread, fruit juice and fresh fruits enough to make you move till late in the evening. Dinners were also perfecto (better than any restaurant i visited in Havanna).

Julio and Isabel are great hosts, friendly and made us really feel at home. There were absolutely no problems with them. Julios english is good and that was a huge help since my spanish skils was just si and no. Julio even helped us to get our luggage back from te airport and gave us some very useful tips travelling around Cuba and cubans in generally.

This Casa is really worth its cost and even more!
When I go back to Havanna i will definetly stay in Casa El Mirador.
- Mikko

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

To sum it up...this casa is great value and really lovely!

It is clean, has good facilities/amenities (the bedroom and bathroom were really nice and clean) and the casa has fantastic views over Havana because it was up a few floors from street level (it was worth walking up the stairs though!).

The meals they cooked were yummy and the hosts were really helpful in giving tips on what to see, timings, organising taxis, even carrying our luggage, etc... they also spoke English which was great because I don't know Spanish.

Best about this property: the family is really lovely and even joined our group of friends to see the firing of the canons at night.

Liked least: the property was only a short walk (bout 10min) from the Old Town but I guess it could have been a little closer. Minor fault though as the streets were really interesting to walk down.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Casa El Mirador is a fantastic Casa. Isabel & Julio are wonderful hosts and made us feel at home. We enjoyed staying with them, Julio's english is great and Isabel's cooking the best. Located close to the sites in Old Town. Can't wait to go back! Rebel and Michelle!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa El Mirador

Address: San Rafael 752, 2nd Floor | Between Oquendo y Marques Gonzalez, Centro Habana, Havana 10300, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Havana
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 100 Specialty lodging in Havana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We rent Two wide and ventilated room with a double bed, and the possibility of adding another personal one; the room has air conditioned, private bathroom with cold water and heat 24 hours, refrigerator, TV and telephone. It has access to an independent balcony from which the sea is sighted. The price is 25 CUC the night, and doesn't include breakfast. Cuban delicious foods are offered. ... more   less 

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