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El Encanto de Perseverancia

Calle Perseverancia, 156, Havana Cuba
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#78 of 1,366 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
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Welcome to El Encanto de Perseverancia, your Havana “home away from home.” El Encanto de Perseverancia aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at El Encanto de Perseverancia, visitors can check out Paseo del Prado (0.5 mi) and Callejon de Hamel (0.6 mi), some of Havana's top attractions.

El Encanto de Perseverancia is a romantic small hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as internet access is offered to guests.

The small hotel features a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Havana.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Havana's popular shrimp restaurants such as La Bodeguita del Medio, San Cristobal Paladar, and Dona Eutimia, all a short distance from El Encanto de Perseverancia.

Should time allow, El Malecon and Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

El Encanto de Perseverancia puts the best of Havana at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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kleetampa wrote a review Feb 2020
Tampa, Florida898 contributions353 helpful votes
I stayed at El Encanto with a small group tour. The staff were absolutely wonderful and went out of their way to take good care of us, especially Lazaro. If you need staff who speaks English, this is a good spot for you. The location is not in the main tourist area, but it is just a few blocks from the Malecon, with one or two decent restaurants in walking distance. It's about $10 to take a cab from the Casa to either Ciudad Viejo or to Vedado, where most of the tourist activity is. El Encanto is absolutely charming. It is well-restored and my room was very clean. There was a chemical smell in some rooms that bothered a couple of people in our group. I'm guessing it was pesticide, and after we visited a hotel in Vinales where I got bitten by mosquitos in my room, I was glad to return to El Encanto, where I didn't see a single bug! There's a rooftop terrace, although the view was only of other nearby buildings. There's an elementary school across the street and next door. It was really fun to watch the students come outside for recess and phys ed class, when they played in the street. The included breakfast buffet was adequate, with either scrambled eggs or pre-made omelets, fresh fruit, bread for toast, and a couple of plates of meats & cheeses. As noted below, room 106 is very large and seemed more quiet than other rooms.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: 106 is large w/ a King-sized bed plus a twin up in a loft. More quiet than other rooms that...
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Response from Jose Manuel V, Director Comercial at El Encanto de Perseverancia
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you very much for your comments It has been a pleasure for us to have you staying in our houses. We hope you come back soon. Here he has his house in Havana. Thank you very much on behalf of the whole team
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R C wrote a review Feb 2020
Miami, Florida18 contributions10 helpful votes
This is my fourth time staying at this lovely bed and breakfast/hotel. You really fell you are staying in old colonial Havana. The rooms have all the amenities for a most enjoyable and relaxing stay. Hot, spacious showers and the rooms are spacious as well. The staff is very accommodating to every need and go out of their way to make sure you are happy. The area is very safe and walking distance to EVERYTHING. I definitely recommend this to families and the adventurous travelers. Will definitely be back soon. Love it!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Jose Manuel V, Director Comercial at El Encanto de Perseverancia
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind and wonderful comment. We are very glad that you love our accommodation and we hope to see you again very soon with us to continue giving you the attention and service that all our clients deserve. Many, many thanks on behalf of the entire team.
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BJK55 wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California, Usa78 contributions30 helpful votes
The rooms are very clean and the staff is professional and friendly. Free breakfast everyday. They also stock cold beer, water and sodas in the back room. The only negative, and it was a very big one, is that if you upgreade to a suite, like we did, the suites over look the street which is EXTREMELY NOISY from 7:00 am until about 2:00 am. As such if you are lucky you may get five hours of sleep.
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Date of stay: January 2020
bedling2nterrier wrote a review Dec 2019
Alexandria, Virginia13 contributions13 helpful votes
I came here in early December with a group run by Friendly Planet for their "Authentic Havana" tour. This is a renovated colonial-style home in central Havana. The architecture and decor are beautiful. There are two open-air atriums and an open bar area on the roof. There are ten or twelve individual suites, each with its own bathroom. There is WiFi available. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The ceilings and doors are very high with the doors going through an arch with stained glass at the top. There is TV with local Cuban channels. The continental breakfast includes toast, sausage, orange and pineapple juice, bananas, papayas, and guavas. Breakfast is eaten in a room on the first floor. There is a reception room where the front door is with rocking chairs and a piano. If you need to get in, just call them and they will open the door. The hostal is a short walking distance from the beach and the Malecon promenade. The staff is courteous and responsive to your needs. You can convert dollars to pesos for a 10% fee. The 10% fee is mandatory by the Cuban government and is not an hostal policy. Along with a key to the room, you are issued a key to the safe in your room where you can keep your passport and other valuables. You cannot drink the tap water and toilet paper cannot be flushed down the toilet--it must be put into a waste bin. This is Cuba so this is typical. You should drink bottled water. The rooms are cleaned daily. The room has a fan, an air conditioner, a bed, a sofa, a dresser, a refrigerator, and a couple of nightstands. We were there for four days and the power only went out for half an hour. This is Havana so sometimes the utilities are intermittent. Overall no complaints. Keep up the excellent work.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Jose Manuel V, Director Comercial at El Encanto de Perseverancia
Responded Dec 9, 2019
Thank you very much for your comments that encourage us to continue working with the best we have. It has been a pleasure to have you stayed and we hope to have you again This is your house in Havana On behalf of the whole team ............... Thank you very much
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William P wrote a review Dec 2019
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely staff, clean, hot water, nice breakfast and 24hr Manager and money changed (cash) and walking distance to main square. Lovely restaurant 5 min walk. Hotel is right in the middle of town and 3 blocks from water front.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$91 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Encanto de Perseverancia
Which popular attractions are close to El Encanto de Perseverancia?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Monserrate (0.3 miles), Parque de los Mártires Universitarios (0.2 miles), and El Barrio Chino (Chinatown) (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Encanto de Perseverancia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at El Encanto de Perseverancia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Encanto de Perseverancia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Arcangel, Castas & Tal, and San Cristobal Paladar.
Are there any historical sites close to El Encanto de Perseverancia?
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).
Is El Encanto de Perseverancia accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.