About the Homestay
It is a colonial house from 1915 with restored wooden beams ceilings. It has separate entrance for customers, in addition to wifi and is located in the downtown area of Havana a few steps from Paseo del Prado, near the Malecón Habanero and the old town among others.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located north of the City of Havana 3 blocks from the Malecón. It is the periphery between the center and the old town Havana. It has close places of tourist attraction.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
I expect from my guests a cordial, respectful and affable treatment.
The entrance of Cuban girls or boys to the rooms is not allowed, the reservation is for families, couples, children, friends or people who come alone to enjoy their vacations. Pets are not accepted
Smoking is allowed indoors.
La estancia fue muy satisfactoria. la casa está localizada en un lugar muy central, muy cerca del parque Central y a la vez lo suficientemente alejado para no tener mucho ruido nocturno.
quiero destacar la hospitalidad y los buenos consejos recibidos por parte de Elaine que nos ayudaron mucho en nuestra visita.
el desayuno muy completo.
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Elaine est très accueillante, son logement est très bien situé dans une rue calme de centro habana, tout près du Prado et de la plupart des lieux à visiter. les chambres sont situées à l'étage avec un accès privé ce qui vous donne un peu d'inimité. Les chambres sont propres, confortables, très calme, avec une bonne douche et une clim neuve très peu bruyante.
typical Cuban house, centrally located in Havana Vieja. Very friendly people and we had a lovely breakfast every morning.
I would highly recommend staying with Elaine. She and her family are wonderful and gracious hosts. Her house was clean and well prepared for me when I arrived. It was the little things that were helpful to me that made the biggest difference. For instance, she took care of having a taxi pick me up at the airport to bring me directly to her. This was great since I wouldn't know where to go, how much to pay or how long the ride should take. I do not speak Spanish very well so having things prepared ahead of time made me feel really comfortable. Additionally, as an American, credit cards and debit cards do not work in Cuba. So I arrived after the money exchange had closed and did not have any money for the first night. Elaine provided me with some cuc to help get me through to the next day when I could change my money.
The rest of her family is very sweet and I enjoyed getting to know them. I ate dinner with them a few nights and they were extremely accommodating to anything that I needed. It is evident that Elaine is good at her job and enjoys hosting people from all over the world. If you are thinking of traveling to Cuba, I would highly recommend staying with Elaine. Her place is also located in a great place. Everything was an easy walk and on days where I needed to go back and forth to drop off gifts or change clothes it was convenient and quick to get back to the house. 5 out of 5 stars!
We spend a really happy time.
Ely, her family and her friends so kindly to help us everytime.
Her room was very clean and comfortable
This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
If you visit Havana don't hesitate and go to Elaine's place ! She's a very friendly host that will make you feel part of her family, the house is located very close to the center and the room is great. We would have loved to stay longer at hers !
Elaine y la familia son fantástico! Todos son muy amables, habitaciones buenas y hay un desayuno bueno. Elaine siempre lista esta de ayudar y tiene consejos buenos. Sentimos como las hijas de la familia durante nuestro estadía, una experiencia inolvidable. Muchísimo gracias por todo y hasta pronto!
Ely nos acogió como si fuesemos de la familia y nos trató estupendamente. Nos ayudó a conseguir trasporte desde el aeropuerto, nos dió muchas recomendaciones para visitar La Habana y nos buscó transporte y alojamiento en Trinidad. Además, nos enseño la vida nocturna de La Habana y nos acompañó a una excursión a Las Terrazas lo que nos permitió salir de los circuitos turísticos y conocer la zona desde el punto de vista local.
La situación de la casa es perfecta para explorar La Habana. La habitación: sencilla, limpia y cómoda. El desayuno, sabroso y abundante.
Las charlas con Monchi y con el tío Raúl fueron interesantes y enriquecedoras. Y la cachánchara de Trocadero 111, ¡mejor que la original!
Sin duda, la casa de Ely será nuestro alojamiento en nuestra próxima visita a La Habana.
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.