We first had the pleasure of meeting Jorge and Isabel 2 years ago, we tried to stay at their Casa but understandably (once you meet and stay with them) they were full. However they picked us up from the bus station, and connected us with another Casa and then proceeded to help us with arranging places to eat, one being a wonderful place to celebrate my parents 40th anniversary at a beautiful restaurant, and even presented them with a anniversary cake. Amazing!!!
That was just our first experience with them! Our second vist was equally wonderful.
Third visit we finally managed to stay at their Casa!
Their Casa firstly is located very nicely in Old Havana, even handier very close to where the bus from Varadero stops and picks up (saving you a trip from and to the bus station if you come through Varadero). It is close to many of the interesting sights to be seen in Old Havana, The musuem of the revolution, the Cathedral, the Bodeguita del media.
The location is nice and quiter then some locations that are in the heart of Old Havana.
The Casa JeI is very clean, the room has a mini fridge, fan and air conditioner to keep you comfortable. You have your own bathroom which is very nice.
You can get breakfasts (very abundant and lots of fresh fruit...yummy!) and dinner. They also provide laundry service and transportation to and from the airport if needed.
These are two people very committed to making sure every guest has the best trip possible! They are a wonderful source of information and do so much leg work for their guests it really warms your heart. We left feeling they were not just owners of a great Casa that we would return to over and over, but that we had made real friends. We look forward to seeing them again in 2013/2014.
Besos Jorge e Isabel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jorgetasse11 (at) g m a i l . C o m - Casa De Jorge e Isabel - Old Havana Rentals. "We Not Only Rent Our Rooms, We Accommodate Our Friends" - Jorge e Isabel My wife and I are able to communicate well in Spanish, English, Italian and Russian. My house has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other one with two single beds. Both have air conditioning, a private bathroom with hot water 24/7 hours, new toilets, 110/220 Volts electricity. Each room can accommodate two People. This casa particular (Private House Rentals) is perfect for people who have never been to Havana and visit the City as well as those who have. Its location is known by locals as an excellent location because at a walking distance you will find: supermarkets with international and local variety of foods and articles, as well as cook meals at great prices in their cafeterias, the best restaurants, and centers of entertainment such as bars, main hotels and business centers. The accommodation is clean, safe in a quiet neighborhood easily accessible to everything. Guests enjoy other comforts of my house including living room with television, DVD player, dining room, kitchen and a sheltered area where you can park bicycles, scooters, etc. It has also a laundry service and a parking space for cars near my house 1CUC/night. As you may know, my house is situated within the historic city center of Havana, near the Cathedral Square, just meters from the Museum of the Revolution and just steps from the Malecon of Havana where the nice clean air is waiting for visitors. The price is 20 CUC per night at any season. Breakfasts are offered at prices from 3 CUC and it includes fruit, juices, milk, coffee, bread, butter, and eggs. On the other hand, dinner has a minimum of 6 CUC. Landmark/Point of interest; Scenic/Historic - Walking distance: -Old Square (Plaza Vieja) -El Malecon -The Capitolio -Plaza de Armas -Plaza de la Catedral (Havana Cathedral) -Paseo del Prado -San Francisco de Asis Square -Castillo de la Real Fuerza -Convento De Santa Clara -Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales -El Templete -Granma Memorial -House of Jose Marti (Casa Natal De Jose Marti) -National Museum of Beautiful Arts of Cuba (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba) -Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) -Partagas Cigar Factory -La Bodeguita del Medio Restaurant -El Floridita Restaurant Select a Vacation Home instead of paying an arm and a leg for a single hotel room. Havana City is one of the hottest cities in the world. Enjoy its white sand beaches, its international vibe, and its thriving nightlife with locals. Immerse yourself in the fusion of Caribbean, Latin American, and African cultures by trying new cuisines or experiencing daily life as the locals do. When you stay in your own Havana City house Rentals, you can easily fall into the rhythm of day-to-day life in Havana City - as it really happens. ... more less