About the Homestay
Homes Alexis and Mary, No1, is a beautiful old Colonial home located in the historical part of Old Havana. It is recommended especially for those who want to know the oldest special part of Havana and for couples, families and young adventurers. The house is located close to attractions such as La Cabaña, the Havana Cathedral, the Church of the Angel, Hotel Sevilla, home of the Bishop of Havana, Bodeguita del Medio, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (museum), Cultural Center Alejo Carpentier, Museum of Colonial Art, Coffee O'reilly, El Bosquesito (Cafeteria), El Patio Restaurant, Hotel Ambos Mundos, Hotel del Tejadillo, Hotel Palacio O'Farrill Havana Capitol, Cafe Paris, Hotel Florida, Bar Monserrate , Restaurant La Zaragozana, Restaurant Castillo de Farnes, La Plaza Vieja ... Do not forget to visit us, will be a pleasant experience.We wait for you! We rented four rooms, all with private bath, hot and cold water, towels, toilet paper, soap, daily cleaning. We have the necessary conditions for our visitors feel comfortable, air conditioning, refrigerator, fan, electricity 110 and 220, our house is located in the heart of Old Havana, we are surrounded by the main tourist sites in the area, such as Bodeguita del Medio, cathedral, Floridita, museums and squares, breakfast, dinner, laundry and taxis for airport pickup, 30.00cuc price, contact us, we expect them to be served.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located close to attractions such as La Cabaña, the Havana Cathedral, the Church of the Angel, Hotel Sevilla, home of the Bishop of Havana, Bodeguita del Medio, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (museum), Centro Cultural Alejo Carpentier, Museum of Colonial Art, Coffee O'reilly, El Bosquesito (Cafeteria), El Patio Restaurant, Hotel Ambos Mundos, Hotel del Tejadillo, Hotel Palacio O'Farrill, Havana Capitol, Cafe Paris, Hotel Florida, Bar Monserrate Restaurant La Zaragozana, Restaurant Castillo de Farnes. Old Square, home of chocolate, rum museum, craft fair, a 15-minute taxi turísco via blue bus, 30 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes railroad, we recommend you visit us, we are waiting.
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
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
We hope that our clients feel at ease in our house, otherwise they will communicate to us to give a solution immediately.
Our clients can walk freely through the hall, corridors, terrace, dining room, as well as if they want to talk with our family, for us it is a pleasure. We allow visits from Cuban friends in our house, but not inside the rooms.
We admit pets.
You can smoke in the open areas such as, hall, corridor, terrace, not inside the rooms since they are air-conditioned.
We deliver sets of keys per room, the customer must make the delivery of the same before leaving, in case of loss, you must pay them.
Our houses are not registered for physically disabled, because the access is by stairs 50 steps.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Great host - super easy to reach and fantastic homestay, very clean and great location.
Mery e la sua famiglia sono gentili e disponibili. Posizione Avana vecchia perfetta per visitare la città, bisogna fare qualche gradino per arrivare alla sua struttura ma la Camera è accettabile e ha un terrazzino sui tetti che ripaga la fatica. La consigliamo!
La casa de Mary a été la première où nous sommes restés durant notre voyage à Cuba et a marqué le début d'une très belle expérience ! Mary a été adorable avec nous, et nous a renseigné sur beaucoup de choses.
La chambre était très bien, l'indépendance avec le reste de la maison était un réel plus. Nous avons aussi beaucoup apprécié que le ménage y soit fait tous les jours.
Le petit déjeuner était aussi très correcte : jus de fruit, café, pain, etc...
Je recommande vivement cette casa et notamment de part son emplacement idéal !
I think one heart is even a bit much to be awarding in this instance. At the end of our three week trip we arrived back in Havana to stay with Mary, not only were we not given the room we had booked for two nights, but we were told that we were staying in alternative accommodation 6 blocks away. I noticed that this was an overflow apartment, our passports were never taken and we never signed any documents to say we were staying in that location. Having arrived at the alternative accommodation we were put into a small dark box room, when we had booked a two bed, bright spacious room. An agreement was made that we pay 35 CUC per night for this small room instead of the 45 CUC that was required for the original booking - which is extremely expensive for a casa stay in Havana. Although we had a deposit paid for two nights we decided to leave the accommodation after the first night, as the room conditions were unbearable. When we tried to leave after paying for one night accommodation ,a woman who appeared to be Mary's daughter would not let us leave the house, she would not unlock the door and tried to barricade us into the apartment which was on the fourth floor. It was the worst experience we had during our entire visit in Cuba. I absolutely believe these people are scheming and greedy, using an overflow house and charging prices well above anywhere else. The pictures do not reflect the rooms in the accommodation. Having seen the wonderful pictures online we decided to spend a little more on this accommodation for our final two nights in Cuba as a treat. We could not have been more disappointed!
Mary's home is fabulous! She's an incredible host. I highly recommend her homestay to anyone in Havana. The location is perfect. There's plenty of space and privacy. Lastly, her dog is very cute!
Good location in Havana Vieja and a spacious room. Food was disappointing when comparing with experiences of other travellers in Casas Particulares who were treated to sumptuous seafood (lobster, shrimps, fish) for an evening meal.
Nous avons passé un excellent moment chez Mary, nous recommandons sincèrement cette adresse, bien située et pourtant au calme.
Mary and family were wonderful and their place is very comfortable. They also really helped us out keeping our luggage most of the next day.
This stay is well located in the center of old Havana. The rooms are clean A bit fully stucked, but ok. breakfast ok.
There s a stair to go with your luggage.
This was a great place to stay for our trip! I loved having access to the terrace and how close it was to everything in Habana Vieja.
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.