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“A very nice place to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Hostal Idael & Dania

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Solis #24811 / Levante & Logia, | Playa, Matanzas, Cuba   |  
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“A very nice place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We (I and my daughter) spent 3 nights in Idael's and Dania's Casa. They greeted us with a welcome drink. Each of us had a double room to himself. On our first day Idael was our guide. He took us around in the area with his Lada and showed us the attractions of Matanzas. On the third day he took us to Playa Coral. His wife Dania cooked for us with verygood Cuban food. Finally Idael and his dauhter showed us how Cubans play their national game Domino. The family is very nice and helpful. They offer a lovely place to be, which is located a walk of 15 minutes from the center. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I spent 2 excellent days in Idael's and Danya's casa in Matanzas. Idael met me like a old friend. Nice room, beatiful terrace, wild bananas, breakfest... mmmm... Everithing made with love and good taste. Whole next day
Idael spent with me like a best guide. He knows everything and everyone in Matanzas is his friend. We became friends and i'm sure i'll return to Idael's casa for the more long period.

Room Tip: Very cute house at all.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stopped there with 2 friends when having a road trip in Cuba. Very nice place, clean and welcoming. We had a great fun with Idael, we enjoyed it so much that we called again on our way back to Havana.
Having fresh bananas directly from the trees in the garden was just fantastic!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Our family of four had a wonderful five day stay at Idael and Dania's home. They are a very caring and fun-loving family who really went out of their way to make our stay in Matanzas memorable. Our two boys (aged 8 and 11) felt very comfortable in their home and roaming the back garden banana grove.

We had two comfortable bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The front bedroom has a balcony which overlooks the street and we enjoyed watching the neighbourhood action (vendors, etc.) from the deck chairs. (Another bedroom has an attached bathroom and a balcony overlooking the bark yard.

We had lots of fun playing card and dice games with our host's family around the outdoor dining table in the evenings. During the days we appreciated Idael's guiding service and learned a lot about Cuba and the area around Matanzas from him.

The meals were excellent at this home, every evening felt like we were at a nice restaurant. The food was very fresh, well prepared and plentiful. The desserts were wonderful too!

I was also really impressed that despite how busy this family is with their own children, they managed to take the time to integrate us, wherever they could, into their daily lives. Our boys felt very at home here and were sad to leave.

We highly recommend this home!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

I was extremely impressed with both the bed and breakfast, and the lovely couple running it. I felt as if I were in my own home! I had a relaxing time and shared many laughs, wonderful food... I am so happy to have stayed here. Will definately be back! Thank you again!
-Leila.
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  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rosland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This family does an excellent job. The place is clean, bright and well maintained. The meals are superb. The hosts are multi-lingual and helpful.
My family loves this family :)
My children were about 11 and 13 at the time of our visit. They felt right at home with Idael and Dania's family. My son had an alergic reaction to an insect and Dania, who is a nurse, brought a Doctor to the hostel and translated etc. My son was fine and we felt very well cared for.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln N.B., New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We have stayed at Casa Hostal Idael & Dania, the last 5 times we have been Cuba. We love the food, the community (the real Cuba). We love the family and they have become our family and we look forward to seeing them each year. Idael will take you on tours of where you would like to go (a great tour guide) with lots of new and exciting things to do. Idael & Dania and fluent with both English and Spanish (probably more) Each time we go down we do different things each time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Thanks a lot for your beautifull review, we also spent a good time with you here, we need your visit every years to recharge our heart. We love you...
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Additional Information about Casa Hostal Idael & Dania

Address: Solis #24811 / Levante & Logia, | Playa, Matanzas, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Matanzas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Matanzas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
.El Hostal Idael y Dania es el lugar perfecto para compartir en familia, pues sus propietarios son un matrimonio joven con dos ninos de 13 y 15 anos. El Hostal esta situado a solo escasos metros del area de playa y a 15 minutos caminando del centro de la ciudad y 5 minutos caminando desde la Estacion Central del VIAZUL. Solo 20 minutos en auto es el tiempo que necesita para llegar al afamado balneario de Varadero y 1 hora hasta la Ciudad de la Habana. Puede escoger entre las tres habitaciones climatizadas con banos independientes y terrazas; habilitadas con secadora de pelo, agua fria y caliente, TV, DVD, Aire Acondicionado, Ventilador, Nevera, Caja de Seguridad, Servicio de Internet; ademas tiene su piscina en un area natural con arboles frutales y un ranchon rustico donde se preparan desayunos y cenas con la intencion de satisfacer los mas exigentes paladares, ademas se brinda servicio de cocteleria cubana tradicional. Ofrecemos tambien clases de Espanol, Baile y Percusion Cubana de la mano del propietario que es un excelente musico profesional. Disponible ademas Servicio de Guia, excursiones, taxi, Renta de Auto o Moto y Recogida en Aeropuerto. Licencia # 34/05. ... more   less 
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