About the Homestay
Independent apartment. Excellent breakfast. Our clients say that they love staying with us, and we love to help them! We can get you places to stay and transpotation for any other destiny you like to visit in Cuba! Our apartment on the 4th floor will be really comfortable during your stay in our beautiful Havana. It is a private apartment with windows, good bedrooms, private bathroom for each room. We have a very nice breakfast and we believe with it you will feel ready to take a walk around Old Havana. We are really near to "Malecon", Prado street, Capitol, easy to enjoy yourself Havana as a cuban. You can ask everything that you'll need during your stay, we are always placeful to help you.
Hello! We are a family that offers for our accommodation our independent apartment on the fourth floor, two bedrooms and each with its own bathroom. We can manage lodging and transportation to any other destination that you want to visit in Cuba. In an excellent area to visit walking the historical helmet and tourist places of the city. You have the option of renting the entire apartment or one of its rooms. Independent apartment with two rooms. Each room has a TV, refrigerator, separate bathroom with hot and cold water, two beds, closet. In addition the apartment has a balcony overlooking the Consulado street.
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the north side of the city in a safe suburb. We are only 10 min walking to the city center, and only 25 minutes drive from airport. The area is full of magazine and restaurants (palate). Good place for take a walk and meet the reality of cuban people. I believe that you 'will love your stay in our apartment.
Our house is located in a very central, ideal for walking on foot the historic town and area tourist areas. Three blocks from the Malecón, a 10-minute walk from the old town, and three blocks from the Capitol of Havana is located. Excellent for a pleasant stay in the city.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
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
Diet Type available on request
- Nut Allergies
Guests have to behave properly with other guests./ Guests must behave appropriately with other guests.
Guests can smoke only in the balcony. / You can only smoke on the balcony.
No visitors are allowed without showing ID and having host permission. / Visitors are not allowed without showing identification and having permission from the owner.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Very nice welcome, private area just for us and amazing breakfast. All good just a bit damp when it rains (lol).
This was the second time I have stayed here and loved it again. It;s very clean and comfortable. The lovely ladies make a delicious breakfast for you daily.
Decent room and bathroom in the center of La Havana. Tasty breakfast of fruits and scrambled eggs, with juice, coffee and tea. Marbellis was a very good host, warm and helpful. This Homestay experience was slightly less "authentic" than others, because our hosts were not living in the same place as our apartment. Also, while I was always in touch with Ana by mail before our arrival, I found it a bit of a pity that, once we were actually in La Havana, she wasn't present. Good overall experience nonetheless.
Marbelis prepared everything we needed. Very friendly, open mind and helpful person. And the place is located perfectly in the heart of old Habana, very alive and natural. If you like to know real Habana, choose Marbe and her place. Thanks, Marbe. Four gyus from Poland: 2 Rafals, Andrzej, and Jacek.
Limpieza y amabilidad cada día. Se agradece enormemente el buen trato y la atención que nos has dispensado. No conocimos a Ana María, pero muchísimas gracias, Demersy.
Overall, a really good experience. The location was very convenient right on the border of Old Havana and Central Havana. The airconditioning was a life saver - Havana extremely hot over July and most locals don't have such a luxury. It would have been really uncomfortable without it. The set up is great with the two seperate bedrooms off a shared living room with a spacious balcony. We took both rooms as we had our adult kids with us and it was an excellent base.
We ended up staying for 6 nights instead of 3, but that was because it was too hard to move as we don't speak Spanish and Mirabella doesn't speak English and internet is hard to find and unreliable and slow when you can get it.
I was lulled into a false sense of security by Ana Maria's excellent communications and didn't find out until we were staying there that she's in the USA! So I assumed that we'd have an English speaking host and we'd have wifi - no and no!
That said, the lady who runs it, Mirabella was really smiley and tried hard but language was a problem. Ana Maria's father is also close by and speaks excellent English and is really nice and incredibly helpful. He actually is the reason I'm giving 5 hearts, otherwise it would have been a fail.
The lady who cooked our breakfast was nice but didn't ever clean the room or attend to the small problems I showed her like the fan not working or the shower not draining.
Ana Maria's father and Mirabella arranged our cars to the airport and waited with us in the street at 5.00am - they were very kind.
I cannot recommend this homestay highly enough!
It is incredibly comfortable with all of the modern amenities you would need, including a full kitchen and balcony overlooking the street. The breakfast that was included in the price was delicious - an omelette, fruits, bread, spreads, freshly squeezed juices and other treats on a daily basis. Ana Maria was not there when we stayed (although she sent a very helpful email with tips and things to do) but her aunt Marbelis was there and was absolutely amazing! She helped us with places to visit and booked taxis for a very reasonable price. She even brought me a bottle of wine for my birthday (she must have seen this on my passport).
There are two rooms in the apartment so you may share with another traveler (we did for one night and they were great) but otherwise you will have the place to yourself. That is a massive advantage as other casa particulars can be slightly awkward with the host family constantly checking up on you. With this you have your own space.
Staying here was one of the highlights of our trip to Cuba so a massive thank you to Ana Maria and her aunt Marbelis!
L'emplacement de l'appartement est en plein centre de la ville de La Havane, à proximité de tous les "must see", c'est vraiment pratique !! Un grand MERCI à Marbelis pour son accueil chaleureux, le petit déjeuner varié et délicieux et pour ses conseils et ses bons plans. Un séjour magnifique !!!
She was super sweet and made our stay unforgettable. Great with kids!
We reserved the entire apartment for the 4 of us (2 small kids) and was absolutely perfect. 4th floor balcony was perfect for people watching on the street below!! Location was great for our small kids and perfect for walking everywhere, breakfast was fantastic. Small locals restaurant across the street with cheap eats. Would highly recommend!!
L'appartement est très bien situé, à quelques minutes à pied de La Habana Vieja. Il est indépendant au 4ème étage, les propriétaires vivant au rez de chaussée et tout est en très bon état. Le petit déjeuner est très complet et Marbelis est de très bon conseil pour les visites de la ville. Une très bonne expérience!
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