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Review of Clarita and Orlando's House

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Clarita and Orlando's House
Ranked #13 of 690 Havana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed in Clarita & Orlando's house in mid-October & we enjoyed it immensely. It is located right on the Malecon in central Havana (on sunny mornings the view of the water from the bed was spectacular) & is only a 25 minute walk to old Havana. The room was clean & comfortable & the well-stocked fridge of cold beverages was an added bonus when coming back home on a hot muggy day. The breakfasts were also very filling & delicious (especially the fresh fruit) & we were always so full that we often skipped lunch!
We highly recommend Clarita's casa. Her family is warm & welcoming & we felt well taken care of. We would definitely go back & stay there again. Thank you for a wonderful time, Clarita, Orlando, & Clency!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Ontheflyallthetime
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Clarita and Orlando´s place for 5 days. Clarita was like a mother to us. We had some problems when we arrived in Havana due a pickpoket in Mexico which we realised after arriving Havana. Clarita was extremely helpful both practically and emotionally. She went to the police with us and help us to make a report. We were able to use her phone to cancel the credit cards. Moreover, she gave us a lot of emotinal support and cheered us up in difficult times. The location is great, looking straight to the sea and famous Malecon street. The breakfast was massive, we could not even finish it, so we took away some of it for later. She also helped us to organise other casa particulars in Cuba. Overall, we had an amazing time with Clarita and Orlando, they make you fell you are part of the family. Thank you Clarita and Orlando!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jon2026
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Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed with Clarita the first two and last two nights of our two-week trip through Cuba, and thanks to her help we didn't have to look for any other accommodation. Upon arriving we told her where we wanted to go and how many days we wanted to stay in each place, and when we came back that evening she had found affordable, good houses for the five to stay together during the entirely of our trip. This was no small feat!
In addition to such incredible helpfulness and organizational abilities, Clarita is warm and friendly, making you feel really welcome. She serves one of the best breakfasts we had in Cuba.
Her house is right on the Malecón, a stroll away from Habana Vieja. If we return to Cuba we will definitely stay with her again, highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CCheyenne
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

In June, me and my family stayed two days in Clarita y Orlando’s house.
Everything was good. Rich the breakfast, and good the position, between Old and Centro Havana, a short distance of Malecon. Also, Clarita helped us in defining the details of a part our trip, suggesting accomodations for the other cities.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandro_e_band
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Located - right on Malecon. Five mins walk from Hotel National. Thirty mins walk from Old Havana.
Food - out of this world, so much, so fresh and so tasty and so reasonably priced.
Room - spotless, fans, air con, fridge stocked with drinks.
Hosts - super friendly and helpful - even through we can't speak Spanish and they spoke a little English we had fun communicating.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were in Cuba for 3 weeks and we came to stay with Clarita and Orlando 3 separate times! They were perfect hosts, giving us tips for what to do in Havana and organizing accommodation for us everywhere else we traveled to in Cuba. The breakfasts were easily the tastiest and largest we had too.
Being on the Malecon gives the casa a perfect location and means you cannot get lost trying to find your way home after too many mojitos in Habana vieja!
We would recommend this casa to everyone staying in Havana as it is ideal for location, cleanliness, value and Cuban hospitality.
If there isn't room with Clarita and Orlando, ask to stay upstairs with Rosita, Clarita's aunt, who will adopt you as one of her own!
You will truly feel like part of the family at this lovely casa.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tne2013
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San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

I spent the 4th of July week in Cuba -- most of it in Havana, at Clarita and Orlando's house.

Here are the things you need to know:

The place is kept immaculately clean and is very comfortable. I'm picky.

Clarita and Orlando are perfect hosts. They help with anything/everything -- food, coffee, Cuban coffee, conversation, information, hospitality. Their home felt like my home, and my room felt like a sanctuary if I needed one.

The location is perfect. It's between Havana Vieja and older Havana, so you can easily get to the touristy bits or real Havana (where there's better nightlife). Just take a pleasant stroll left or right. The centrality is also good in case you don't want to walk. Just take a collectivo for 50 pesos to Central Parque or towards the university. So easy and cool (and Orlando will of course explain it to you). Also, the place is across the street from the Malecon. This is essential -- it's where you'll do your best people watching and your easiest navigating.

Cuba is amazing and big and there's so much to see. When I return, I will head back to their place no questions asked.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael L
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Additional Information about Clarita and Orlando's House

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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Beach Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 690 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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