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Clarita and Orlando's House
Ranked #13 of 686 Havana B&B and Inns
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We spent a week with Clarita and Orlando. They are great people and you feel at home in their casa!
The house is very clean and nice, our room was comfortable. Breakfasts and dinners are delicious! It is not easy to find a place with a great food in Havana. But Clarita and Orlando are great cooks. Maybe the best ones in Havana :) If you decide to dine at home that will be the right decision!
They also can give you pointers for places to dine and buy cigars.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed a week at la Casa de Clarita y Orlando and loved it! It is a 15 min walk or a 2 CUC taxi ride away from Habana Vieja and right on the Malecon (the boardwalk), where locals and tourists socialize and contemplate sunsets. Also, Callejon de Hamel is right around the corner and is a nice place to visit for a Sunday salsa party at noon.

Clarita and Orlando are excellent cooks, so take every opportunity to savor home made Cuban food.

We practiced Spanish with Clarita every night and had many interesting conversations that added a lot to our experience in Havana. Clarita is great at slowing down and articulating all those s's and d's that don't get pronounced too often in Cuba :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kolding, Denmark
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed 4 nights with my family after arriving in La Habana and Clarita and Orlando made us feel at home from day 1. We were treated like family and due to their advise, we were also secured some very nice Casa Particulares in Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara.
In the 3 weeks we stayed in Cuba, our girls, aged 7 and 12, found Casa Clarita to be the best house we stayed in! The breakfast is superior and the best value for money. We would all like to go back again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Ohio City, Ohio
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

La casa de Clarita y Orlando is amazing. Rooms are nice and overlook the ocean. Breakfast and dinner are both delicious and not very expensive (and most importantly homemade Cuban food 10x better than a restaurant). Staying here made my trip to Cuba so much better! Plain and simple: a wonderful place to stay in Habana.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Balfour, Canada
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed with Clarita and Orlando during our recent trip to Havana and were thrilled. The house is very clean and both Clarita and Orlando are wonderful cooks. We ate at home almost every night of our two-week vacation, enjoying typical Cuban dishes of rice and beans, fried bananas, malanga, yucca, pork, chicken, and fish. The $8 CUC price ($10 for lobster) includes a beer or water, salad, huge platters of food, dessert and coffee. Very good value! The location is perfect, with all the major Havana tourist sites in walking distance, and a view of the sea from our bedroom windows. It's half a block off the Malecon, so there is traffic noise, but you quickly get used to it. We will definitely return to Clarita and Orlando's house for our next trip to Havana. They understand good service and were very accommodating, putting in extra efforts to ensure that our holiday was memorable and wonderful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

One of the best Casas we stayed in Cuba. Clarita and Orlando were really lovely and helpful hosts. Every morning we ate great breakfast, a lot of fresh fruits, juices, bread, eggs and coffee. Clarita and Orlando are great cooks, we also ate dinner and lunch couple of times. The room was nice and cleaned every day. What we liked most was the conversations we had with them and their hospitality.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Isle of Man
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed here for our first 3 nights in Cuba. Lovely position just off the Malecon. Unfortunately we don't speak Spanish which somewhat limited our conversations. Only down side was it was 3/4 mile from the centre of Havana, which, after walking there, walking around and then back to the Casa put us off going back in the evenings. Nice bar/restaurant (local) just one block along Malecon to have a couple of beers and watch the world go by.

We didn't actually stay at Clarita's we lodged with a relative on the next floor up (long way up if you don't like tiny lifts like me!) The room was very clean, bed comfortable, towels really small! Not much more than guest towels. Room serviced each day and lovely apartment owner (Mary).

Clarita's breakfasts were exceptionally good, one of the best we had in Cuba.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Clarita and Orlando's House
Address: Marina # 61 Apto 35 Entre Horno y Vapor. Centro Habana, Havana 10300, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
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Ranked #13 of 686 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
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Number of rooms: 5

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