Jorge and Marisel made me feel so welcome during my trip to Havana. I was a solo traveller and had broken my arm so was in a cast, and they helped me out a lot, even walking me to bus stops and to the next place I stayed with my bags. Their house is in a really chilled area in Vedado, next to a cute little park perfect for reading and not far from the famous ice cream parlour. There’s also a famous jazz bar nearby- sadly I went too late and missed the live show. I recommend staying in this area if you can (as well as Old Havana) as you’ll see the ‘real’ Havana away from all the tourists and more expensive places. Also the room is spacious and has great air conditioning, with a huge private bathroom next door. The breakfast was my favourite out of all the casas I stayed in in Cuba - not too big, veggie options, and they had breakfast tea as well as coffee which is great after 2 weeks of too much coffee! But more than anything I enjoyed the conversations we had (they’re both really interesting to talk to about Cuban life) and how kind they were to me, even though things are tough at the moment in Havana after the pandemic. Thank you Jorge and Marisel!…
Casa Jorge Coalla Potts is located in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana on a quiet tree-lined street and is very conveniently located within walking distance to many restaurants, the malecón, the university, clubs and public transportation. Jorge and Marisel gave me a very warm welcome - it felt like coming home to my own family! My room was very clean, with hot water in the private bathroom and an air conditioner that worked well. I loved the large painting (a print) by Cuban artist Bonachea in my room so much that I asked them if they could find me one to take home, and their son-in-law Alejandro was able to arrange it! Now I have that same painting in my house and I think of them whenever I see it. I am vegan, so finding food I can eat in Cuba can be a challenge, but Marisel made the quinoa that I brought every morning along with a green shake with ingredients I brought. Oh, and their coffee is heavenly! Their living room is beautiful, with plants and rocking chairs and plenty of light. I enjoyed sitting and conversing with Marisel and Jorge very much. Their daughter Jessica and son-in-law Alejandro live close by and brought their adorable baby for a visit. I look forward to staying with them next time and have heard that they now have Wifi!…
My husband and I visited Cuba for the first time in mid January. We were with friends who recommended Jorge and Marisel’s home. It was such a positive experience, I felt compelled to contribute to all the other positive reviews!!! They and their extended family are very special, delightful human beings. Being in Cuba was a wonderful and extradinory experience and our stay here was the foundation to our experience. The location was perfect for creating a sense of belonging in a neighborhood, though close to everything. We HIGHLY recommend! Please have the breakfast. It was so delicious! Marisel happily gave me tips on juice mixing and egg and vegetable combinations. Thank you again, Marisel.
I spent 2 wonderful nights in Jorge and Marisel's home. For me, it was like a home away from home. The ground floor apartment is spacious, airy and clean. There are 2 rooms available for rent and each one has its own private bathroom, air conditioning, and very comfortable beds The location is perfect in the lively area of Vedado, very close to La Rampa, the Malecon, la Coppelia, and other famous landmarks. Most important, Jorge and Marisel are kind and helpful hosts and did everything possible to make my stay perfect. Highly recommended!
First time in Cuba and first casa particular we stayed was Jorge's, couldn't be better start for our 3 week vacation! Jorge and his family were the most helpful and friendliest people we met during our stay and we felt warmly welcomed to their casa and Cuba. Rooms were very clean and breakfast delicious. Nice location in quiet residential area but still nice restaurants near by and close enough to Malecón, Habana Vieja, Plaza de la Revolucion and other interesting places.
Jorge, Marisel, and Jessica are such friendly hosts. They helped me in so many ways and made me feel so at home til I met up with my tour group. Their house is near a park and close to two main thoroughfares, 23rd and Ave. Presidente in Vedado. I have stayed with them 3x now and am looking forward to catching up with them again. I appreciate their friendship and hospitality so much.
Once again, we stayed 9 nights at Casa Coalla (this was our eighth or nineth time), and as usual, we just loved it. Jorge, his wife Marisel and their family are very polite, helpful and honest. They are just amazing hosts, and we now consider them as our own family!!! Their place is very clean and comfortable, and its location is absolutely unbeateable!!!! It is located in the very heart of Vedado (one of the nicest and prettiest neighborhoods in Havana) and all its tourist locations as well as very close to Colonial Havana (Habana Vieja) and other parts of interest of the city for tourists. As long as we keep visiting Havana, we will defenetely stay at Jorge's house. Thanks again for such a wonderful stay and for all the things you did for us!!!!
I loved my two stays at Jorge’s place! The room was super clean, and Jorge and his wife were the nicest hosts I had during my stay in Cuba. Always helpful and thoughtful! Great place overall, I highly recommend it! :)
We stayed here just last week for 1 night. We hired 2 rooms so had the place to ourselves. Jorge and family staying just couple mins away and were told we could call them any time of day or night if we had any concerns. On our 2nd day we were able to leave our luggage securely and max our sight seeing time. Very accommodating. Above and beyond! Great place and location. Jorge and family so very welcoming and helpful with recommendations and directions. They even helped us by booking a 50s car for our return journey to Varadero. Such lovely people. Made our stay all the more memorable. Thank you to you all.
This is by far the best place to stay in Havana! This is my fourth visit to Havana and my fourth visit with Jorge and Marisel. It’s clean, comfortable, affordable, and located in the heart of the Vedado district. They are excellent hosts, and they double as great Concierges. They will help you with any questions you may have about the city, how to get around, and where to go. They also serve a very nice healthy breakfast which is a great way to start the day. The first time I came here was because of recommendation. Now it’s my turn to do the recommending. I’m already planning to go back in five months. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else.