The house is situated in the Vedado. It is at ~5km of Havana Vieja, the district is not really good and beautiful. (It is my personal opinion) The room is clean, but is not confortable, in particularly the bed. However, a climatisation and a balcon are present in the room. The rooms are noisy. The breakfast are correct, not really good and varied (but ok, I’m French). They propose fried eggs, fruits, juice and coffee. 5 cuc for that is a little expensive... The room are propose between 10 and 15 €, is a correct price. They propose taxi service and that is useful.
Its difficult to fairly review a cuban casa particular, homestead / guesthouse as with much of the country money is tight, supplies can be a problem and high end Hotels can be very expensive. That said a standard of repair, service and cleanliness shows the owners pride and you have to meet what you offer. On arrival it was clear this wasn't the nicest area, pavements and buildings were in disrepair and the taxi driver was keen to double check his car was locked up before he helped me with my bags. I left valuables in my room however and had no issues. I was greeted by a very friendly lady who unfortunately didn't speak any English despite claims on the booking site that everyone did, I'd say about a third or a half of the staff did and i was able to make myself understood where needed but it wasn't always easy to ask questions and i didn't get the feel of a concierge /tours service as advertised and as you can expect from a hostel . Everyone was very friendly and helpful where they could be and those that spoke English were happy to help where able. They were able to book my airport transfers in advance but subsequent attempts were more difficult, either being pointed out of the window to pick up a cab on the street or arranging what looked like a friend in an old car to take me somewhere. The room was basic, fittings and bedclothes were old and worn, the floor did not look like it had been cleaned in a long time. The shower was surprisingly good however. Most toilets across Cuba are horrendous by western standards unfortunately, this was probably one of the better ones though. An old fridge in the room allowed for water, beer etc. The kitchen area was crowded and basic and breakfast was cheap (not free as stated here) but not great. Some fruit, an egg, juice and a coffee to start you off. As taxis notoriously overcharge and can be old, polluting and battered you might prefer to be nearer the old town but there are some hidden gems nearby such as the Hotel Nacional and Copelia Ice Cream, In fact if you chose a casa I'd highly recommend making occasional use of the facilities at the more expensive hotels as they are generally open to the public and reasonably priced. I found Havana to be amazing in part but haphazard and difficult in equal part so a more comfortable place might have been ideal personally, its important to be honest with what you want and need. The bed was not overly comfortable and the air con was very loud but very necessary overnight . WiFi didn't work here but it's only really available in the big hotels and public parks. The views across the town are nice but many of the nearby buildings are in a poor state and you aren't seeing the Mallecon from here unless you have x-ray vision. In short its very basic and friendly but some claims are overstated and it wouldn't score highly at all against any hostel in Europe. …
Excellent location. I was made to feel very welcome and everyone was friendly. I was helped with finding somewhere to stay for my return to Havana after travelling around Cuba. Breakfast was very satisfying and served by cheerful family members.
This is not the *** hotel, but a small apartment near the malecon. Very nice landlord, good breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs, smoothy, cheese, fresh bread. Clean and quiet in the night. One of the rooms occupied by the son of Joaquina, but no problem. Parking in front of the house
We were accommodated in this casa only for one night, our last night in Havana. The stay was pleasant. Nice breakfast, the view is spectacular and you have whole Havana on your palm pretty much. The casa is on 8th floor and have approx 6 rooms. We had our own bathroom and it was clean. The area is a bit rough around, but we felt safe as we were dropped by taxi and it was fine. I would recommend the casa and I would stay again.
The room was OK, views were great and staff friendly. Could have been cleaner and bed was very uncomfortable. The area felt safe but I preferred staying near the old town which is where most of the attractions are.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The staff was very easy to get along with very comfortable environment. I'm 60 years old single female traveler and I felt fine walking the neighborhood at night. They serve a good breakfast with a great view. Lovely way to start the day. The Hostel owner has made a map that you should pay attention to because you can find a supermarket close by and the national hotel has a great cabaret show within walking distance. When you go down and walk by the Hotel Capri keep an eye open ...near the garage across the street you can buy some awesome street food for a dollar. But it's only available near lunchtime and it's not at all obvious.
We arrived to the property in the dark and were unsure where we were or what the accommodation was like as I was expecting a hotel, where in fact it was a residential block of apartments, the accommodation was on the 6th floor which we reached by one of two lifts. When we arrived there was a woman cooking in the kitchen who showed us to the lounge/dining room and took our details, not as easy as it sounds when our Spanish is limited and she did not speak a word of English, however it was all part of the charm! Our room was clean and comfortable, it had its own bathroom as a small fridge which came in very useful. There was a file in the room which had lots of helpful info. When you come out the block, if you turn right, it takes you towards the university and revolution square but if you turn left you come to lots of hotels, bars etc including the famous national hotel which is great for cocktails which looking out to sea. If you turn left then left again, it brings you to Calle L which is where you find the open top bus stop, hotel libre (where you can get money changed, and we also booked our transfer to varadero too) and also a great bar just further up from hotel libre but can't remember the name and can't find it online but it had steps up and seats outside going around the bar, food was good too. The view from our room at case buena vista was unbelievable, you could see the whole of Havana and the sea. We had breakfast on our first money which was great as we didn't need to pay for it until check out which was great as we hadn't got any money changed yet. It's was 4 pesos each and you got fresh fruit, eggs bread and coffee. You were able to come and go as you pleased and there was security during the night. I would definitely recommend this accommodation and would definitely stay again! Just remember it's more like a B&B rather than a hotel but definitely felt I had a better Cuban experience for it.…
We stayed here for 3 days. It's a very good price compared to other places I searched. They arranged a taxi pick-up from the airport as well as a drop off when it was time to leave. The building is old and but it has a natural Cuban vibe. The views are amazing. Each room had good working A/C and water pressure as well as a mini fridge stocked with beer/cola/water for your pleasure. Casa Buena Vista is on the 6th floor so don't worry about being too far down. The staff was very friendly and helpful of all our questions.
The hosts were friendly the room was ok. Best was the dining room with panoramic view over Havanna. The food was nice and the hosts helpful. The building itself is in very bad conditions like most houses in Havanna. But never-the-less it was a good place to stay!