About the Homestay
Modern apartments in the center of the City of Havana, a few meters from the Malecon.
Room 1 is located on a very low 1st floor, with only 18 very comfortable steps to raise luggage. And room 2 is on a 2nd floor higher, but for the same reason more lit and fresh.
Only 10 minutes walk from Old Havana, Central Park, Capitolio. Only 2 blocks from the nearest Wi Fi zone. Close to cafes, restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs. 30 minutes on foot from Vedado, (Hotel Nacional, La Rampa, Hotel Habana Libre)
Heated room with minibar, iron, umbrella and a complimentary bottle of water. Bath with cold and hot water. Access to the living room where our guests can rest, read, watch TV or chat with the hosts. We offer a light breakfast, which is included in the price. And it consists of coffee or tea, fruit juice and fruit.
We are known for our cleanliness, security and for offering an excellent treatment to our guests. We welcome couples, families, students and women. Not men alone. (Not single men)
We offer laundry service (with additional cost)
I speak English and a little French.
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located between Old Havana and Vedado, 6 blocks from the Malecon. A 5-minute walk from Central Park and 20 minutes from El Vedado. It is very close to popular restaurants such as La Guarida and San Cristobal, which have been visited by international personalities. The area is full of cafes, bars and shops.
Easy access to taxis, pedicabs, tour buses.
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
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Occasional or nocturnal companions, parties or events are not allowed.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Good facilities, good breakfast, good location and most important of all: Good family! We've enjoyed our stay here!
The stay with Marielas mother Virgen was absolutely lovely, both ladies are very nice and try to help you as best as they can. Mariela speaks English and helps organise many things whatever one needs. The room is clean and very nice, AC works perfectly, it is a bit noisy as the windows are towards the street but in Habana everywhere there is noise so thats not a minus, just bring earplugs and it won't be a problem! The bathroom is not connected to the room, you have to walk through the living room but we never felt uncomfortable. The bathroom is very clean and nice and has everything one needs, Virgen and Mariela even provide shampoo and soap! The location of the apartement is fantastic as it is very close to the Capitolio and the old town, everything one needs is in walking distance. Thank you very much for hosting us! Saludos y prospero año de los Suizos! =)
Mariela und ihre Mutter sind tolle Gastgeberinnen. Mariela hat uns herzlich empfangen und für uns vieles organisiert. Das Zimmer ist sehr schön und sauber. Wir können diese Casa bestens weiterempfehlen und würden sie gleich wieder buchen... vielen Dank Mariela
Astrid und Rita
Staying with Virgen was wonderful. The room is nice and well-located and Virgen and Mariela were helpful for all the questions we had and organizational tips about taxis etc. Also, we really enjoyed the breakfast and we are going to miss the guayaba and papaya. We would always come back (and in fact we did as we spent the last days of our roundtrip again at her house ;).)
Gracias Mariela y Virgen!
Wir können diese Casa sehr empfehlen. Mariela und ihre Mutter haben uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Das Frühstück war gut und liebevoll zubereitet. Außerdem gaben sie uns Tipps für Havana und Mariela hat uns auch die Weiterreise organisiert. Insgesamt haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt!
Nettes kleines Zimmer, mit Klimaanlage, sehr sauber gehalten
Mariela and her mum were amazing hosts. The room is well located : you can visit all La Havane by walk. The room is very clean, modern, with air conditionner. She offered us water, wifi ticket and a delicious light breakfast everyday with fresh fruits and coffee. She gave us many advice and booked us all taxi we needed. I really recommend the house ! Muchas Gracias !!
Sin palabras nos dejaron esta familia, sin duda la mejor casa en la que nos hemos quedado y no por el tamaño del baño o la grifería de oro, sino por la calidad, amor, atención y cariño que emana en esos corazones. Recomendamos 100% ir a la Habana y parar en casa de Mariela, os sentiréis como uno más. Tremenda conversadora siempre dispuesta a ayudar, aconsejar y compartir anécdotas, vivencias, experiencias...
La casa está también fenomenal, si buscas limpieza, espacio, intimidad, aire acondicionado... Todo.
La puntuación va de 1 a 5 pero os ponemos un 10!!!!
Nos vemos pronto :D
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Staying with Mariela and her family was a fantastic experience! They were incredibly lovely, helpful and friendly and answered all our questions. The rooms had air conditioning, towels and water were available and everything perfectly clean. The apartment is in a great location, not far from Old Havana, the Malecon and great restaurants. Breakfast was also great. I can recommend to anybody staying with Mariela!
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.