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Casa Colonial 1715
Ranked #29 of 707 Havana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 26, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is really one of the best places to stay in Havana.
A different experience for those who used to stay in hotels. You should keep in mind - you're living in a family. Don't confuse Roberto and his family with the hotel staff. They are your friends - honest, hard working, very open and welcoming.
Roberto's casa is extremely well-located - just 5 min. of slow walk to Capitolio and within a 15 min. of walking to most places in Old Havana. The bank with an exchange booth is a few blocks up, as well as the biggest local supermarket.
Rooms are pretty good (try to check Cuban hotels - most of their accomodation will be in worse condition), Roberto and Zoraida clean thier casa every day with extreme dedication (go there and see yourself how they spend hours cleaning things all around), and grandma makes really good breakfasts.
Roberto is learning English, so you can speak with him about anything in the world (a few spanish words will be handy, though). Be communicative, talk with that people - they can tell you lots of interesting things about Cuba that you won't find on the net.
Everything is flexible here - you can have breakfast when you want, you can ask Roberto for directions and hints about Havana (he can show you some great places to eat just around the corner with great lobsters and drinks - twice cheaper then you can find yourself).
One of the rooms has a bathroom across the kitchen, this may be a bit uncomfortable for some people, BUT - that bathroom twice bigger then the ones that are located inside the other rooms, it's completely private and won't be used by anyone except you.
Again - ask Roberto for help if you need it, he can arrange almost everything, it will be better and cheaper then you can imagine.
Go around the city, check out other casas and see yourself - Roberto's house is like an oasis hidden in the shabby streets of Havana.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We could not fault this casa. Great location on a quiet street in Havana's old town, very secure and extremely friendly and helpful hosts. Comfortable ensuite rooms and a great breakfast, including a cigar!! Have already recommended to a number of friends and would definitely stay at Casa Colonial 1715 if we were to return to Havana

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Fantastic casa, centrally located in Old Havana. Large, very clean, comfortable rooms. Very good typical Cuban breakfast. Extremely nice and friendly hosts; Roberto gave us very useful advice on places to visit and restaurants. Don't miss this casa while in Havana!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

In November 2012 we visited Cuba,our first stay was with Roberto and Zoraida and Grand ma in casa colonial del 1715!

It could not have been a better start of our fantastic holiday in Cuba!! The room was spacious,clean There was airconditioning or a fan available !! We could use the whole house and have chats with family and other quests!!

It is slap bang near" Havana Vieja" so location could not be better!!!

I will recommend this "Casa" without hesitation !! All my best wishes for Roberto and family for 2013!!! Anne marie & ian from Scotland

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We all loved this Casa & the wonderful owners. It was exceptionally clean & the breakfast was amazing. We stayed in 2 rooms with our teenage sons & were all very comfortable. Highly recommended. Very well situated close to everything

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Casa for two nights last week, and quite honestly, it exceeded our expectations. The house is STUNNING, really beautiful, and Roberto, Zoraida and Esther were totally welcoming and incredibly helpful. This place is in the middle of Old Havana, and we thought of it as our little Oasis - it's amazingly quiet compared to whatever's going on outside, and again, is just so lovely to look at.

The family is over the top helpful, especially Roberto, who is really charismatic and attentive. He took us around to a few spots, showed us where to go (and not to go) for certain things, gave us tips on where to eat and drink, and set up a cab for us when it was time to go. For 30 CUC (plus 4 each for breakfast - so filling), it's pretty awesome. If I ever go back to Havana, I'd definitely stay there. Don't believe the negative reviews, they're clearly not legit. These people work really hard and are salt of the earth. I've never written a review before, but was happy to do it because they treated us so well. It would be tough to do better.

Gracias Roberto, Zoraida and Esther!! Hasta luego.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Lamparilla #324, e/ Aguacate y Compostela | Habana Vieja., Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #29 of 707 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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