Ivette and Alejandro have 2 houses next door to each other, one with 5 rooms and the other with 3. My room was the front room in the house with 3 rooms, and I had my own bathroom and the most comfortable bed I slept in during my trip to Cuba! Ivette, Alejandro, their daughter and their dad, as well as Mirella, the housekeeper were amazingly helpful. Ivette showed me the best route to walk to old Havana, where most of the sites are. They were also very helpful with recommendations of where to go out in the evening.
I was traveling on my own, and they made sure to introduce me to the other solo travelers in the Casa, who I ended up hanging out with during the rest of my stay.
Breakfast was plentiful with fruit, bread, a fried egg, coffee and juice.
I opted to stay in and eat dinner most nights as well. It was quite pleasant home cooking. They can accommodate most diet requirements too. Another Casa guest during my stay was Jewish and they were able to make sure he could keep kosher-ish. I ate fried shrimp, beef stews, lobster and chicken. Dinners were very filling and often I could not finish my plate. Then there was dessert!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We Rent a Colonial House in Havana Center, just 1 street of the famous Salsa Music House, and 3 street of the Malecón Havanero. We include breakfast and a City Tour to visit interesting places in the Old City ¨FREE¨. Our rooms has airconditioner, hot and cold water 24 hr, Minibar, TV, Fan, Window and Independence Entrance. The price for night is 25.00 to 35.00 CUC (depend of the seasson). We help you to plane your trip in our country. We speak English.¨We receive you like guest and we say good bye like family¨. ... more less