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“Charm and Comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hosteria Cartacuba

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Hosteria Cartacuba
Ranked #34 of 696 Havana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
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“Charm and Comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our last night in Cuba, we were so fortunate to stay at Cartacuba. Yanila and Acelo love welcoming people to their renovated colonial home and their helpful advice and service for people during their stay will make this our return home someday. The food was also delicious. My favorite was the inner courtyard garden for a quiet chance to reflect on our adventures!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Yanila E, Propietario at Hosteria Cartacuba, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
What a beautiful compliment! Thanks for this comment and for being such a charming couple!If you decide to come down here again don´t hesitate to return back with us.That will be a pleasure. Gracias y nos vemos pronto!
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

I've been to Havana 14 times. I don't stay anywhere else! The house is beautiful, clean, and secure and everything I want. Acelo is an excellent cook and he takes care of everything. If you’re going to have a party with a band let Acelo organize it. He’s a patron of the arts. Yanila’s English is better than mine. She gives me Spanish lessons that are geared to my odd interests. The garden always seems to have something new. Orchids and humming birds, new fruit and flowers.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

This was my first trip to Cuba and I was extremely pleased with these beautiful accommodations!

Yanila went far beyond any expectations as far as arranging a variety of activities from a tour of Havana to tickets to the famous Tropicana Night Club!! By the way, you will not meet a more warm pleasant lovely woman as Yanila!

There is roof top patio which is gorgeous!

The meals we had were wonderful including lots fresh fruit at breakfast and Acelo's great cuisine selections for dinner! What a great chef Acelo is!

This casa was immaculately clean with air conditioned rooms! The staff are helpful, kind and make you feel at home!

A great place to stay, a home away from home!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Yanila and Acelo are superb hosts. Yanila's knowledge of Cuba and in particular, of Habana, is excellent. The casa is very well kept, clean and very stylish. Acelo is an excellent chef. The food served at breakfast was very good. The dinner's we stayed for in the terrace restaurant were delicious. This family treats their guests as part of their family. I would definitely recommend this casa to my friends and family and will stay again on my next trip to Cuba.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Radovljica, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We just came back from our trip around Cuba, and I must say that decision to stay at Yanila´s casa, as our first stop in Cuba, was the best thing we made. I’m not going to waste words about hospitality, service, cleanliness, because it was all great. I will point out, however, that Yanila was most helpful regarding our further trip in Cuba. She made all reservations for our trip, from very nice casas to reliable transfers to other places we had plan to visit.
I strongly recommend staying at her casa, if you have plans to travel around Cuba, or just staying in Havana, because this casa is really nice and staff is extremely pleasant.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Fantastic house with unbelievably helpful Yanila y Acelo! New beautiful terrace-restaurant on the top floor with perfect food! I hope I will succeed to visit them every year! Mind that Yanila can arrange for you everything you need in Cuba - from old car Havana tour, reservations for another beautiful houses everywhere in Cuba to hotel reservations and finally the best places for Tropicana!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect in Cuba and left our booking until the very last minute (from the airport) so we were delighted to find this great casa.

The house is gorgeous and it was so helpful that Yanila spoke excellent English and could give us great tips - and point us in the direction of a salsa teacher just down the road.

I really enjoyed staying in a normal Cuban neighbourhood that was not as frantic as the old town. There is a great little salsa club about eight blocks away (La Tasca) on the coast.

We ended up returning at the end of our holiday and I would definitely stay here again. The breakfast is awesome too, especially the fresh bread and fruit

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Yanila E, Propietario at Hosteria Cartacuba, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Wow, girls! You´re awesome! Thanks so much for this beautiful compliment! Wishing you the best for your lives and work!
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Additional Information about Hosteria Cartacuba

Property: Hosteria Cartacuba
Address: Calle 17 #1105 between 14 y 16 | El Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 696 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1926 this beautiful neoclassical style home, having about 500 squared meters is located in El Vedado, allowing guest to be within walking distance to Old Havana and Miramar. The house has 4 spacious air conditioned bedrooms; 2 with private bathrooms and 2 with a shared bathroom (useful for families and friends), an exquisitely landscaped backyard complete with a pool and grill. To expand on their services the proprietors have recently added a beautiful roof top restaurant, available for a variety of social events, including private parties, intimate dinners and business meetings. Acelo's culinary skills is what keeps guests coming back year after year. Yanila,Acelo's wife, with 13 years of experience as a national tour guide, has extensive knowledge in Cuban tourism and is able to provide guests with excellent concierge services. In addition, she is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish making her the perfect hostess. We invite you to come and enjoy a real Cuban experience with a stay at our beautiful Casa, a home with character and charm, a comfortable atmosphere and a welcoming family. ... more   less 

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