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Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial

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Lealtad 206. Entre Virtudes y Concordia Centro Habana, Havana 10300 Cuba
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#227 of 1,317 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
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We offer triples,doubles and twins rooms in our home, a beautiful 200 meter square completely restored Casa Colonial from 1883.Our House is an authentic colonial style house dating back from 1883 with more than 5 meter high wooden ceilings. Its very airy and sunny, with large common spaces, smokers areas, a sunny balcony and an inner patio. These particularities make our hostel a great place to meet other travelers and at the same time enjoy Cuban hospitality from our family. We take great care about our guests well being, and provide a safe and comfortable accommodation in a familiar ambiance that respects our guests privacy. Free Luggage storageFree local phone calls Free extra bed for one child. Free information of the best places to visit in Havana and the rest of the islandFree information and advice, if desire, of best places to by souvenirs, rum, cigars and Cuban coffee.Free information of services such as Salsa lessons, Spanish lessons, scuba dive lessons, bike rentals and local & national tours.Free booking of taxis in Havana and beyond besides information about buses hours and advice about local and national buses services. Help and advice for bookings in other hostels, hotels or guest-houses around the island Book exchange and board gamesInternet access nearby Regular housekeepingThe hostel has no lock out and not curfewWe help our guests sorting out unexpected difficulties such us lost/delayed luggage, credit card problems, flight or booking confirmations, medical assistance etc.Each room has a private bath with toiletries & hot/cold water, mini fridge,safebox, TV, air-conditioning, a fan and comfortable furniture. Two of the rooms can be set as triple rooms and 3 can be set as twin room. We can also set a double plus a single bed for familiesAbout our location do not miss the chance to stay in the center, not around or nearby, the most interesting places of Havana. Every direction it only takes 5minutes to get to the famous Havana Pier, Vedado Area , Habana Vieja and Chinatown. Banks, travel agencies, airlines, cinemas, pubs, art galleries, restaurants, clubs, everything is close by.
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Breakfast available
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We visited Havana and elected to stay in local accommodation as we wanted to put our money into the local economy as opposed to a major chain. Firstly, let's manage your expectation. There is some real, crushing poverty in Havana and you will not be insulated from it if you decide to stay in this part of the city. Having said that, absolutely everyone we met and chatted with in the surrounding area was welcoming, friendly and happy to see people visiting amongst them. The guest house is clean and laundry was changed every second day. The rooms are air-conditioned even if the units can be a little noisy. However, even in 34 degrees C the room was easy to maintain at a good temperature. The staff are absolutely lovely and using the international system of hand waving, you can get your message across. Remember, you're in their country so if you don't speak Spanish, it's your fault and not that of the staff. The owner almost bursts with pride when welcoming you into his property and his daughter (I think) has very good English having lived in Western Europe. Breakfast is convenient and filling. You won't get large quantities of meat as in Cuba it's hard to come by. However, it was probably the most healthy diet I've eaten in years; lots of fresh bread from the bakery across the road and fresh fruits of all varieties. The accommodation is a very easy walk into the Capitol (maybe 800-1000m) and you can pick up large bottles of water from the stall on Zanja and Galiano ($1.90 for 5 litres at the time of writing). It's also very close to Malencon. Watching the storms at night was an incredible experience. So in summary? I really enjoyed staying here and enjoyed meeting the hosts as well as Australian, American, German and British guests. Forget your preconceptions and throw yourself into the wonderful maelstrom that is Havana. If you want to love in a Western bubble then the Kempinski will happily charge you 10 times the price for the honour. But you'd be missing out.
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My friend and I stayed for 5 days recently. Sinai was incredibly helpful in getting us set up with local experiences throughout our stay. She helped get us to interesting places in the city by drawing attractions on a map and made herself available to us whenever we needed. The apartment was perfectly clean and easy to get to. Sinai lives next door, just a short walk away. On our last day Sinai helped get us a cab to the airport. She is organized and well connected to get guests tours and help them find what they're looking to get from their stay in Havana. This was our first time there and we will be back.
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I arrived at this casa around early evening 4th Oct after a 9 hour flight from London. and the staff were wonderful..this casa is set about 4 blocks up from the seafront and the street has a very Cuban vibe about it .set in the old part of habana walking distance to all central tourism areas you get a real feel of Cuban life here .this casa is beautifully decorated in an old colonial style.breakfast was good value for £4 .and bedrooms high ceilings and comfortable bed made my stay very enjoyable. would stay there again definitely.
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When we arrived in Havana we we’re not so amused about our current guesthouse, so we went looking to book another casa for our return to Havana 4 weeks later. We came to casa … and they showed us the rooms who we’re very nice and clean. Also the good hospitality convinced us to reserve a room for at the end of our trip. When we arrived back in Havana they said the casa was fool (double?) booked and we got a room in the attic above the kitchen ! The day after they knew it wasn’t right and we got a discount of 5 CUC, but not more than that. Rip off !!! Because we left Havana 2 days later we also booked a taxi to go to the airport. They wrote it down and everything was ok until we wanted to take the taxi. They misunderstood us and tought we had arranged a taxi by ourselves to pick us up ! So no taxi more available ! Then we have solved it ourselves. The owner only smells money, absolutely not recommended !!!
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Response from Yali G, Gerente at Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial
Responded Aug 25, 2018
We are very sorry for you bad experience and we work hard everyday to avoid misunderstanding that make feel our guests not well. But I do have to correct some wrong information you have post, first, the house was not overbooked as you mentioned as the rooms in the second floor ( 2 of then) are reachable by stairs located next to the kitchen area, this is a common thing in colonials houses dating back from 18th century. Actually others guests have reviewd and stayed in the same room. So telling the other travellers the house was overbooked its not correct. We respect you did not like the room but is not right to say we were overbooked. When you came before your stay to see the house we could only show you the free rooms but we did told you could have being any of the rooms available in the house. About the trasnfers to the airport I personally asked you about the trasnfer and you say no, the word no for me in english and spanish as far as I know mean negation, and if we were money smellers as you say we would have book you the taxi anyhow so you would have to pay it at the end, on the contrary doe to your complains I made a discount of 20 % price of the room to try to confort you besides the fact you were not right. I have read the review you have left to the house you were in Havana before and realize perhaps your espectations about Havana were not fullfill but being offended and place a bad review with no reazon or because we didnt not understand each other does not sound fair. For us hosting you was also a bad experience and we would work hard in the future to aovid experiences like this.
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We stayed for three nights in this colonial house and we had a very pleasant stay. Our bedroom was clean and confortable. We enjoyed the breakfast, fruits, eggs and juices. The location was very convenient, Centro Havana is very authentic - close to Malecon and 10 minutes walking from old Havana. Hosts were very welcoming and helped us with all our needs, notably to get back to the airport to get our delayed luggage and to arrange the transport to Vinales. Finally we really recommend this hostal. Thanks a lot.
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$27 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanCubaCiudad de la Habana ProvinceHavana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Monserrate (0.3 miles), Parque de los Mártires Universitarios (0.3 miles), and El Barrio Chino (Chinatown) (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, a concierge, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Arcangel, San Cristobal Paladar, and La Guarida.
Does Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Miriam Hostal Colonial?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (1.1 miles), Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia (0.9 miles), and San Francisco de Asis Square (1.2 miles).