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Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel
Ranked #6 of 695 Havana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A welcoming home in the heart of Havana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have only good things to stay about this place. My partner and I had never been to Cuba before and we like the idea of staying with a local family in thier home. This Casa came highly recommended on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed.

Yadilis and Joel are undoubtedly the kindest, friendlist and most helpful people I met in Cuba! Great location (felt like we got to experience the real Havana!) and the rooms were so clean!

I would strongly recommend just eating at the house. Yadilis is an excellent cook and it was the best food I had in Cuba. Staying here beats staying in a hotel any day!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Hello guest
Thank you very much for having some of their time to write your opinion about our house, for us it was a great pleasure to welcome you and offer the highest quality in our services, your words inspire us and give us encouragement that's good to know that there are people who value our work as we strive every day so guests can also enjoy a good holiday with critical customer and we we learn when we have to improve, we expect that in the future we can see our house again and recommend to future guests, the doors of our house are always open and welcome.
Sincerely Owners Yadilis and Joel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

My first visit to Yadilis and Joel was in April 2012. When I returned to Havana in February 2013, of course I would not dream of staying anywhere else. Casa Colonial is perfect in every way. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean, Joel serves an excellent breakfast every morning, and Yadilis' dinners are so tasty! I love the location of Casa Colonial, just a short walk down the Prado to Obispo and Parque Central, and just a few blocks from the Malecón.
But the best part of my return visit was seeing Yadilis and Joel, their lovely children, and their extended family again. I feel very fortunate to know such warm, hospitable people, and I recommend their casa on the highest possible terms. You will have to reserve way in advance, but if you do get a room with Yadilis and Joel, you will have a perfect stay in Havana. And you'll want to come back the next year, just as I did.
Yadilis, Joel, and family -- I miss you very much!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hello guest

Thank you very much for your wonderful words, it is a pleasure to receive your review, we love it when people like you appreciate our hard work, we always do for the customer to have a wonderful time and will never forget your visit to our house, his second visit to our house was very good for us because it means that felt comfortable the first time you visited us and so came back, we enjoyed the conversations we had together and the little time we spent, truly do not have words to describe what we appreciated that, in the future I hope to return here again the do we receive with open arms, also missed.

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plainfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just spent 9 marvelous days in Cuba. Our first three days were in the lovely casa of Yadilis and Joel. Large, clean rooms, a terrace (and another soon to come), delicious breakfasts in their dining room.
The best part about Casa Yadilis and Joel -- Joel, Yadilis and their beautiful family!
Taxi's, other Casa's in Cuba, you name it -- they have many friends and they all made sure our trip to Cuba was one we will never forget.
Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank 39jen39
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Hello guest Lord,
Thank you very much for having some of their time to write an excellent review of our house, for us it was a great pleasure to welcome you and offer the highest quality services because in truth we strive each day to allow guests to enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable vacation, we always time to guide guests on their tour across Cuba also we offer our homes contact and if necessary we make the reservation for guests to enjoy a full and unforgettable holiday, we hope that in the future we can see our house again and recommend to future guests, our doors are always open and welcome.
Sincerely Owners Yadilis and Joel
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Simcoe, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

We spent two nights at the Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel and it was a very very positive experience. The painstakingly renovated colonial style rooms were midsized with tall, tall ceilings and contained beds, a nighttable, desk, private bath with shower/tub, a small TV, safety deposit box, and bar fridge. The room and bathroom and the entire house was immaculately kept and cleaned daily ....every thing sparkled. An A/C and fan were also available and it was quiet sleeping. The breakfasts were ample and offered variety and were served graciously. The location is great - only blocks from all the sights and sounds of the old city. The rooftop terace was also inviting and provided fascinating reviews of the city. But, best of all, was the lovely family, always willing to assist us with directions, questions, and help. They are a wonderful, superbly hospitable Cuban family who we counted ourselves privileged to meet!!!! We felt at home from the onset. Definitely recommended!!!! We absolutely will return, thanks to Yadilis, Joel, and family!!!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Hello guest
Thank you very much for having some of your time to write your opinion about our house, for us it was a great pleasure to welcome you and offer the highest quality in our services, your words inspire us and give us encouragement that's good to know that there are people who value our work as we strive every day so guests can also enjoy a good holiday with critical customer and we learn when we have to improve, we expect that in the future you vicit our house again and recommend to future guests, the doors of our house are always open and welcome.
Sincerely Owners Yadilis and Joel
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Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We spent 3 days in this casa. It was a really great experience!
The room is colonial style so it has super high siling, we love it a lot!! It is very very clean, two twin beds, large bathroom, a vintage tiny TV, table and two chairs, closet and safe. You have everything you need.
Joel and Yadilis, their two children and their friends and neibors are all very friendly. They will try their best to give you local suggestions. Don't be hasitate to ask them any questions!!
Their casa is 8 mins walk to El Capitalio. What's more, you can observe the real Cuban life in that area.
The breakfast is so great! Tropical fruits, bread with butter and mango jam(must try!! very good), egg(different ways to cook everyday), ham(my god, best in Cuba!) and vegetables. Tea, coffee, milk and yogurt(super good!) to drink. We always feel super full after breakfast.
You must try their dinner, at least once!! Very good!! Much better than the dinner you can eat in any restaurants of Havana!

Oh, forget to tell you that they have a wonderful roof!! Best place for just relax or watch stars~

If we visit Havana again, we will definitely choose here again!
I miss you guys so much!!

Christina from Canada and I am Chinese~

Room Tip: choose the room on second floor!! it has super high siling and I love it!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Christine_Xiao
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Hello guest Lord,

Thank you very much for having some of your time to write an excellent review of our house, for us it was a great pleasure to welcome you and offer the highest quality services because in truth we strive each day to allow guests to enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable holiday, thank you for your nice words about the breakfast I like to cook and is good to receive these comments, we hope that in the future you can vicit our house again and recommend to future guests, our doors are always open and welcome.
Sincerely Owners Yadilis and Joel...
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

I can definitely recommend this B&B. It is just better than most of the others because of the friendly owners. They are very helpfull, and make an effort to answer all your question and help you out as much as possible. The room is large, with a private bedroom, airconditioning and safe. Also it is cleaned daily and was spotless. There is no noise from the street
The location is good, short walking distance from all the big sights.
In short, i came her because of tripadvisor and now I am leaving a review here :-) everything said here is true, it is a good idea to book there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank marte d
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Hello guest Lord,

Thank you very much for having some of their time to write an excellent review of our house, for us it was a great pleasure to welcome you and offer the highest quality services because in truth we strive each day to allow guests to enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable vacation, we always time to guide guests on their tour across Cuba also we offer our homes contact and if necessary we make the reservation for guests to enjoy a full and unforgettable holiday, we hope that in the future we can see our house again and recommend to future guests, our doors are always open and welcome.
Sincerely Owners Yadilis and Joel
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed with Yadilis and Joel for three nights (our first two nights in Cuba and our last night in Cuba). Their home is clean and beautiful with high ceilings, bright colors, and a wonderful terrace in a great location in Central/Old Havana. We stayed in two different rooms (one included one double/queen bed and the other included two twin beds pushed together). Each room had a private bathroom (with hot water), TV, fridges (stocked with water and beer) and a safe.

Yadilis and Joel were extremely helpful and hospitable hosts, and they are amazing cooks! Their breakfasts were huge - fresh, seasonal fruit, bread and butter, tomatoes, eggs, ham, freshly squeezed juice, coffee, and more for only $4/person. We only had dinner one of the nights at the casa and I wish we ate there more. They prepared an amazing feast with salad, rice and beans, and perfectly cooked lobster for only $10/person. I can't even imagine the price of an equivalent meal in the US.

They assisted us in confirming our reservation at our next casa, and they provided a map for us to use to navigate around Havana. Luckily, their home is an amazing location where you can easily walk to any of the top sights in Old Havana and Central Havana.

I would strongly recommend this casa to anyone staying in Havana. Thank you so much again, Yadilis and Joel!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Hello guest
Thank you very much for having some of your time to write your opinion about our house, for us it was a great pleasure to welcome you and offer the highest quality in our services, your words inspire us and give us encouragement that's good to know that there are people who value our work as we strive every day so guests can also enjoy a good holiday with critical customer and we learn when we have to improve, we expect that in the future you vicit our house again and recommend to future guests, the doors of our house are always open and welcome.
Sincerely Owners Yadilis and Joel
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Property: Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel
Address: Industria # 120 / Trocadero y Colon | Centro Habana, Havana 10200, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
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Ranked #6 of 695 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
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Number of rooms: 4
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Colonial House Yadilis and Joel in the heart of Havana just 5 minutes walk from the historic town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Capitol, Revolution Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Bars, Factories of Snuff, Restaurants La Bodeguita del Medio and Floridita, House of Music, Chinatown, Malecon Habanero, San Carlos Castillo of the hut, The bay of Havana. Just 15 minutes you can enjoy the fantastic beaches of the EastAmenities:• Air Conditioning• TV• Refrigerator• Private bathroom inside the room (hot and cold water)• single or double beds, at its option.• car parking• Telephone• Laundry service• Safe• Terrace• High hygiene. We do not have pets at home• We help you plan your trip around the Island• Dining Service ... more   less 
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