i stayed here for 4 nights during a 2 week trip to Cuba and found Armando and Thaymara (and her parents!) to be marvellous hosts. They arranged for my transport to and from the airport, and recommended other casas in Cuba, all of which were great. In fact all of Armando's advice - restaurants, where to shop, what to see - was spot-on. I would definitely recommend staying here as the casa is beautiful and because it is not in the main tourist area you get hardly any of the tourist grief you get in Habana Vieja. I found it an easy walking distance to Plaza de la Revolucion, the University, the Malecon and a few other sites. The taxi situation was not so easy for me as I don't speak any Spanish, but I was starting to get the hang of the Collectivos, and as previously mentioned the Melia Cohiba is only a few blocks away so easy to get a taxi from there.
Thank you for a lovely introduction to Cuba!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Colonial 1861 offers our guests to stay in the central area of El Vedado with the best services of a boutique hotel and the best offer in terms of price/quality.The house was built in 1861 and maintains its original structure. The building’s roofs are covered with traditional Spanish tiles and our rooms have high ceilings with exposed beams. The house is decorated with furniture and objects of different styles. On the walls you will find art work mainly by Cuban artists. ... more less