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“Wonderful location and very nice hosts!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Particular - Casa Fefita y Luis

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Calle Paseo del Prado No. 20 | entre San Lázaro Y Cárcel, Havana, Cuba   |  
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Ranked #175 of 434 Havana B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
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“Wonderful location and very nice hosts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

Location-wise, there's no doubt about it -- This is the best location in town! The building is right on the Prado, the "Champs-Elysées of Havana". It's just minutes walk from all attractions in Habana Vieja and Centro Habana. Malecón is right downstairs and the Capitolio is 10 minutes by foot! Magnificent view from the windows. It's very safe to walk at night. A very pleasant neighborhood!

Fefita and Luis are a very warm and friendly couple. They make you feel like home! They care about your safety and comfort, they give you good advices on your sightseeing, trips and your general stay in Cuba. They are very caring. Small things such as leaving the light on for you if you come back late at night, make you feel warm.

They recommended me to a "casa particular" in Trinidad. They asked that family to come pick me up at the bus station. And as soon as I arrived in Trinidad, that family already knew that I like fruits for my breakfast! It's really touching!

The only down-side is the noise in the street. Prado is a busy street with heavy traffic 24 hours a day. If you are a light-sleeper, ear-plugs are a must.

I highly recommend the Casa Fefita y Luis for anyone who visit Havana and want to stay at a nice casa in Habana Vieja!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

We stayed with Luis and Fefita twice whilst travelling through Cuba. Out of all the people we met they were truly the most friendly, welcoming and fun. They treated us like family and we were very sad to leave. They always had a smile on their faces when we got back and were always keen to help with any tourist advice.

The rooms that we stayed in were both clean, quiet and a good price (35 CUC plus 5 per person for breakfast, which was delicious and plentiful). The apartment is only a 10 minute walk from old Havana and right next to the coast.

We would highly recommend their casa as the perfect place to stay in Havana. You will not fail to be touched by their warm and welcoming nature.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2008

Fefita and Luis have recently moved to a new location at the northern end of the Prado. They now have a 5th floor apartment with an excellent view along the Prado and also across to El Morro. They are in the same building as the Danish Embassy.

Their casa particular has two bedrooms each with a private bathroom. They have air conditioning and hot water, and we found the whole casa particularly clean.

Fefita and Luis are most welcoming and prepare good breakfasts for $4 CUC each. They will help with you with advice and directions, and make you feel at home. However they speak little English, making communication a little difficult at times.

We spent 3 nights in their casa, and the only slight grumble we had was regarding the bill. We agreed one price and were charged $5 CUC extra per night. Given Fefita and Luis' heartfelt efforts to make us feel at home, I still felt the amount we paid was value-for-money, and chose not to query the bill.

I'd sincerely recommend this accommodation for anybody who would like to get a closer experience of real Cuban life, and would not hesitate to stay here again if ever in Havana.

  • Liked — Views and friendliness of owners
  • Disliked — The language barrier when communicating with the owners was at times frustrating, but still made for good fun!
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2007

We have stayed in other casa particulares in Old Havana, and this one is the cheapest and best. (The cost per room for a couple in August 2007 was $25CUC.) We were on the 7th floor, high above the street-level noise--great views, and there was an elevator that works well. (The 3 bottom stories are a factory, and there are 4 floors of apartments.) The bathroom is shared between 2 rooms that are rented out. The air conditioner in each room works well.

The hosts were very gracious and honest. We left many valuables and money in the room each day with no worry of any problem. They helped us find affordable restaurants and other places in Old Havana. We were treated as part of the family.

Anytime we are in Old Havana, we will be staying here again. Search for Casa Particular Fefita y Luis Havana Vieja, Cuba.

  • Liked — Location and affordability
  • Disliked — Shared bathroom
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Paseo del Prado No. 20 | entre San Lázaro Y Cárcel, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Havana
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Ranked #175 of 434 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
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Number of rooms: 2

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