I've spent week in Havana in April 2012. I was very satisfied with my stay at Casa Graciela. Location is great-sea(Malecon waterfront) was visible from the balcony and it is 15 minute walk to Capitol and Old Havana. Beautiful old house with high ceilings.
Rooms were clean, private bathroom and shower,a/c and fridge with water and beer(for extra$), TV in the common area. Isgrat was very helpful with tips on dining and entertainment.
There's an official hotel within 5 minute walk-with foreign exchange desk, gift shop, bar and internet and I had no issues with using their facilities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The owner of the house Zaira, born and raised in Habana, will be happy to welcome you to colonial cozy house in the heart of Habana. She speaks English, Slovak & Czech and of course Spanish :-) Zaira can help you with dining, sightseeing and travel arrangements you need. The apartment has five fully reconstructed air-conditioned rooms, with its own separate bathrooms, a large living common room, two bedrooms are on the top floor with a large terrace. The breakfast is included in the price starting at 35 USD / room / night. The house is 100m from the Malecon in the absolute center of Old Havana. All you have within reach on foot. Capitulio and Prada just 5 mins. The most amazing is to experience La Habana on a foot, by day and by night. Look into any home of smiling Cubans ... I recommend the Playa de Este, it is a public beach just jump drive, which you will definitely like. ... more less