About the Homestay
Casa Giraldilla, family home in the Historic Center of Havana, Cuba.
Restored house maintaining its Colonial appearance from the 1920s. It is located on the first floor, with a high ceiling, providing clarity and freshness. My husband, our 5-year-old daughter and I, a young couple, live in the house, interested in the guest knowing the customs and traditions of the City and the country, in addition to providing a quality service for the best enjoyment of their stay.
The rooms have a window or balcony facing the street, being bright and fresh. They are properly heated. The bathroom is private for each room, with hot and cold water.
The house makes available to the client the spacious dining room, with its corner balcony allowing to see the streets and nearby centers of interest such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Revolution. In addition to the Terrace on the Roof, where we serve breakfast.
You can contract the continental breakfast service, with an additional cost of 5 EUR, with prior notice.
Languages: Spanish, English, German
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located near the Obispo Street, the Museum of Fine Arts and just steps from the Museum of the Revolution. Near the Malecon, Paseo del Prado, Plaza de la Catedral, museums, bars and other tourist points of interest.
It is the oldest of Cuban, historical and cultural capital area. It is characterized by its urban layout surrounded by the remains of the wall that for centuries protected the city from possible foreign attacks.
Today, Old Havana is one of the most visited tourist areas and city.
In this area we can also find several leisure options and restaurants, ranging from Creole cuisine to international For lovers of literature and culture, you can find many libraries, museums and shops (clothing and crafts).
We guarantee the best stay in the city: Hospitality, safety and comfort!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
People not registered in the house are not allowed in the room.
Maintain good conduct towards the members of the house.
Payment will be imposed for breaking furniture, ornaments, etc. at current market value.
Smoking is not allowed inside the room. The smoking area is included in the balcony of the living-dining room and the Terrace.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We had a good stay at this casa and the house and roof terrace are really nice. It's a really great location to explore both Havana Vieja and Centro. Al, the manager was super helpful, providing information and helping with changing money etc. and spoke perfect English. The breakfast was also good and sufficient. The bar downstairs can be a bit noisy in the evening/night, which was not a problem for us, but some people might not like this.
Pour mémoire, j'avais réservé deux chambres pour une nuit. Un jour avant notre arrivée à La Havane, j'ai envoyé un message au propriétaire pour confirmer notre venue. A cet égard, j'ai reçu une réponse me disant : <>.
Ce qui m'agace, c'est que même lorsqu'on passe par un site de réservation officiel, la réservation souhaitée n'est pas respectée (ce n'est pas la première fois que ça m'arrive à Cuba). Evidemment une réservation de quatre ou cinq nuits, -voire plus- n'aurait pas posée problème.
Je ne mets donc que deux étoiles même s'il est vrai que la voisine qui nous a accueillis était vraiment très aimable et mériterait plus mais ce n'est pas elle que je note.
Lovely time in this beautiful apartment
the owners were so kind and so helpful, recommended very places to eat.
my hubby and I were very happy
Nos alojamos 3 noches en la casa y todo fue genial, habitación con baño privado, muy buena ubicación, desayuno correcto, nos ayudaron con los traslados, muy buenos anfitriones, volveremos si se da la ocasion..
Gracias y que vaya todo muy bien
Everything was great there .Arrangements,accommodations food and location. Our host Al, one of the best we ever had at a private accommodation. he was friendly, accommodating, humorous, and insightful about all the local customs and logistics. Would have given this five stars only downside was excessive amount of noise at night from the street and the bar down below the accommodation. All around a great choice and would stay there again
La casa está muy bien. Carlos es muy amable.
It was a very nice stay!
A nice house with a great roof terrace and near most of the important places (Obispo, Capitol, Malecon usw.). The people were very nice an Al helps you out with a lot of tips and infos. Everything was clean, breakfast was very good and there is even the possibility to fill up your drinking water. Theres always someone at home so you can get in and out all the time.
They also organized us an oldtimer-taxi from and to the airport.
The only thing that wasn´t great -but has nothing to do with de accomodation- is that there is a bar directly underneath... from 21:00 to 01:00 it gets a little lout (at least on the weekend).
I have stayed many places and Al was the most accommodating, informative and genuine host I have come across. The location of the place was perfect, not to mention how clean it was. I will be back to Havana in the near future and I know where I will be staying! :-)
Carlos/Al was fantástico. A tour guide, historian and so helpful. The acomodation is authentic and so clean. Melana is lovely and does great breakfasts. Its in a great location. Chacón 162 restaurant nearby is great as well as all of the restaurants in that street. Highly recommend!
Un alojamiento espectacular en la Habana Vieja. La habitación era muy comoda y fresquita. Gracias Al por toda la ayuda que nos prestaste! Muy recomendado!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
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