As mentioned by other reviewers, they have probably the best and most efficient reservation system from the hole country ;)) They have replied all our questions via E-Mail very very fast and could arrange even a third room for our group.
Very nice and gentle people, as we arrived they were doing some papaya juice and share with us without asking the typical "1CUC for everything"
The rooms are really simple and have only the basic, but this was the only house where we found a working safe box ;)), besides that...what else do you need in a room on holiday?...just a clean bed, a lamp ( if you like to read) air conditioner or ventilator (if it is hot) and hot and warm water...and all that was there!!
At the main room (street side) is really very noisy. The room at the terrace is very quite!...but anyway...who needs to sleep on vacation??? ;))
This house may not have lots of cheesy and unnecessary ornaments or decorations, but it has all what a traveller might need ;)) like adaptors for the handy charger, computer to copy your photos to a Disc, power supply 110//220 not only in Bath ( as in the hotels ) but also in the room ( very nice when you want to charge your phone and play at the same time as you lie in bed).
It has a kitchen that the people can use for free!!! ( very usefull if you want to prepare some snacks), a refrigerator with drinks ( just in case you forgot to buy your water or want to drink a beer at midnight) We could even find some fruits boxes for just 1CUC...
but the best part was the backyard... with this beautiful swimming pool, that we could use until very late in the night. Dalia had no problem in playing some Cuban music and let us have our own pool party, it was really refreshing after the heat all the day at the city tours.
For us it seems like these people really know what is really important for a traveller and there is where they have started. We could talk with Liset, the daughter from our hostler, who speaks very good English and German and she explained us many things from Cuba and gave us many useful tips for our journey. She even offers herself to drop us at the bus station on the last day and after completing the third trip ( we were 8people) she didn't accepted any payment. That was the first and only occasion / house where we've gotten something for free ;))
We can honestly recommend this house and in fact is the only one we are reviewing here ( the rest was too "normal") And not because they have given something for free, but because that's the only place where we could feel really SAFE and had the impression of been treated as humans and not just as Money income source!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A newly renovated traditional colonial architecture house on Máximo Gómez Street, 200 meters from the city downtown area. Offering an intimate and cozy atmosphere, the house features an ensuite master bedroom, small swimming pool and a nice terrace as well as a kitchenette. A small bedroom, detached from the main suite, is also available.A 24/7 food & beverage service is one of the highlights of this comfortable house. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostal La Casona Cuba/Holguin