Our stay at Casa Colonial 1715 was a wonderful experience. Our hosts were always very friendly, including their dog. The room we had was clean, comfortable and colourful.
We asked for the 4CUC breakfast on both mornings we stayed there, and we were provided with a lot of food – a variety of delicious fruit and pastries with coffee. When we told them before we did not like eggs, they replaced eggs with tomatoes. We were given a cigar with breakfast. Breakfast was enjoyed in the garden.
We could also be left alone in our room when we wanted, and the room was quiet. There was no problem with us being out later in the evening, someone was always nearby to let us in the door!
The casa is also located in a great location in Old Havana, down a quiet old street, within short walking distance to restaurants, important tourist locations and museums. It was a bit difficult to find when we first arrived – but luckily our taxi driver helped us out by asking directions.
When we first arrived, Roberto provided us a map and explained to us which areas we could visit, and what areas we should avoid at night and other tourist information. (Old Havana isn’t dangerous, but there are general tourist precautions you need to take anywhere you go.)
Unfortunately, our Spanish is non-existent so we were not able to communicate as well as we would have liked to get to know our host family better. Our hosts were very patient with us. (Each of us apologized profusely for our lack of fluency in each other’s language!)
It was an especially refreshing part of our trip as my husband and I stayed for most of our week in Cuba at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero. I wish we had spent more time staying with Roberto, Zoraida and their family in Old Havana instead of the resort. I would recommend this casa to my friends and would definitely return if I come back to Havana.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa colonial 1715 My house is your house. Colonial house doors are always open for the visitors from all over the world letting them now that here they are going to be treated like family. Location: Our house is located in one of the main streets of the old Havana (Lamparilla Street) just in the very heart of the historic center ¨UNESCO cultural heritage of human kind¨ Just standing in the front door you will have a view of the national capitol who is just 500 meters ahead, also very close is the Central Park, just 200 meters from our house is the Obispo Boulevard the busiest street in Havana were you can find ¨Floridita Bar¨, ¨Café Paris ¨,¨Lluvia de oro ¨ and ¨Bodeguita del Medio¨ also our house is very close from casa de la music, malecon, the most important fortress complex, the main squares of old Havana museums’ and art galleries all the beauty of the colonial times. Services we provide : In our house we rent 2 Rooms with all you need private bathroom (hot and cold water) air-conditioning and safety box warranting your privacyGastronomic services ParkingAirport pick up Price: • We charge 30 CUC per night (3 persons max per room (2 adults and a child)) • Breakfast 4 CUC per person• Lunch or Dinner 8 or 10 CUC• Car parking 2CUC per night• Pick up in the airport 25 CUC (in case you are not using this service make sure the driver take you to the right address. ... more less