My friend and I were referred to Mauricio's Casa by a coworker who stayed there last year. Unfortunately, he was already booked. However, he not only put us in touch with a friend as an alternative place to stay, but invited us over for a coffee just to meet us and offer some advice. Once in town we took him up on the offer and enjoyed a few drinks enjoying the amazing view from his balcony. His recommendations on dining and nightlife would prove to be invaluable, but his company and conversation would be his best asset. Over the week, we booked Mauricio to take us on a city tour one day and also met him for dinner and drinks several times. He even took us to a baseball game! His frank and intelligent insight into life in Cuba was enlightening, and we left the country with a completely different picture of Cuba than the preconceived ideas we came in with. Although, we never stayed at his Casa, I can attest to a great location with one of the best views in the city to go along with an amazing host. Next time I'm in town I'll book early enough to grab a spot at my friend Mauricio's place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a marvellous casa partcicular offering a large master-bedroom, and one of the best private terraces in Havana, looking out across Havana Bay, which makes up for being out of Old Havana. The owner Mauricio speaks great English and is a charming "hablador" (talker) who will give you some interesting insights into Cuba. ... more less