About the Homestay

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Hello! I'm Laura, I'm an architect and I live with my husband, Rodney, who is a Mechanical Engineer. We both currently work from home and we like the interaction with the guests because we live at home and attend them personally, hoping to provide the maximum of attention. We both master the English language.
My mom, Mary, who is a retired English teacher, helps us with the hosting activities and is co-host of our space, when she is at home she will also welcome you to our home!

We have a beautiful and cozy two-level guest house, located in a building of 1921 in the center of Old Havana, near many places of tourist and cultural interest, just 400 meters from the Plaza Vieja and 500 meters from the National Capitol , in an excellent position. Welcome to our home!

A space set with the work of Cuban painters and artists, in a modern and homely style, located in a central setting and where you will feel comfortable in your visit to our country, are just some of the advantages that will make you select us during your stay .

Ideal for families, friends or couples, in our house we offer an environment of security, privacy and comfort 24 hours a day, a home where you can interact with the owners at any time if you need it. In addition, you can contact us via e-mail or telephone at any time, because we are always at your disposal.

The rooms in our house enjoy free Wi-Fi, private bathroom ensuite, air conditioning, minibar, safe doors, safes, hair dryers, fans and are set with stylish furniture. The sanitary services or bathrooms of our rooms are private for the use of the guests and they are inside the rooms, preferably spacious and enjoy hot water 24 hours a day.

The daily cleaning of the rooms and bathrooms is carried out, in addition to the change of sheets and towels every two days, except in situations where it is required less frequently.

Guests can also make use of the rest of the spaces in the house: living room, hall, kitchen and exterior to the street. In addition, you can enjoy the excellent cuisine of the house, where breakfast, dinner or lunch services are offered to your liking; In addition to laundry, transportation, pick up / transfer to the airport, parking of rented cars and I can organize small tours around the city. 

Our rooms "Laura and Rodney" and "Rodney and Laura" are located on the facade of our building with large balconies facing the street of approximately four meters high. So it is possible to feel noise from the street during the night, for example, passing cars, some street music or passers-by. Normally the night is quite calm, but you can feel some street noise of the above described. We're sorry, but we can not help it.

We love the interaction with our guests! Upon arrival we talked explaining the details of Havana life, places to go and visit, the main museums, squares, streets and typical activities to do. As well as practical advice about banks, markets, transport, etc.

You can definitely count on our help at all times. We will have at hand for any situation or unforeseen that may arise. We are pleased to help and guide our guests, so they have an excellent vacation in our city!

Our house is located in one of the oldest streets of Old Havana, Calle Muralla. It is very close to emblematic Havana places such as Bar Floridita, La Bodeguita del Medio, La Moneda Cubana, Doña Eutimia, La Vitrola and Los Nardos, among others. As well as our main colonial squares: The Cathedral Square, the Old Square, the Plaza de Armas and the Plaza San Francisco de Asis, all at your fingertips from our home.

We will help you to make your stay in our country as pleasant as possible !! Welcome to our home!

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Laura & Rodney
From 22 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
3 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful room located on the 1st floor with a window facing the interiors of the building. It's possible for 2 or 3 guests in separate beds. Featuring private bathroom, high ceilings, minibar, air with, safe, hair dryer and stylish furniture.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
25 $
27 $
Weekly Price
166 $
179 $
Monthly price
675 $
729 $
Penthouse
From 22 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful room located on the 1st floor. Features private bathroom, minibar, air con, hot water 24 hours, lock on the door, hair dryer, safety deposit box and free WiFi within the apartment.

Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
25 $
25 $
Weekly Price
166 $
166 $
Monthly price
675 $
675 $
Rodney and Laura
From 24 $ per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful room facing an outdoor balcony located on the 2nd floor. Features high ceilings, typical colonial furniture, private bathroom, air con, minibar, safe and hair dryer. It's possible with opened balcony to feel street noises during the night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
27 $
30 $
Weekly Price
180 $
199 $
Monthly price
729 $
810 $
Rodney & Laura
From 22 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
3 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Cozy room located on the 2nd floor with a window facing the interiors of the building. It's possible for 2 or 3 guests in separate beds. Featuring private bathroom, high ceilings, minibar, air with, safe, hair dryer and stylish furniture.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
25 $
28 $
Weekly Price
166 $
180 $
Monthly price
675 $
730 $
Laura and Rodney
From 24 $ per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful room facing an outdoor balcony located on the 1st floor. Features high ceilings, typical colonial furniture, private bathroom, air con, minibar, safe and hair dryer. It's possible with opened balcony to feel street noises during the night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
27 $
30 $
Weekly Price
180 $
199 $
Monthly price
729 $
810 $
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About the Area

Our beautiful and cozy home is located in the historic center of Old Havana; close to many places of cultural interest and only 400 meters from the Old Square and the Capitol. We have rooms to host and we love being hosts. Contact Us!

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Diabetic

House Rules

We offer breakfast at home, the price of breakfast is not included in the price of the reservation.

We offer a Continental Breakfast with a variety of local and typical Cuban food offers such as Cuban natural juices, coffee with milk, toast, butter, tortilla selection, scrambled eggs or fried eggs, natural seasonal fruits and vegetables, typical sweets like jam, cakes or tortillas from Morón, among other offers. In the case of young children, cereals, chocolate milk and whatever the child in question is offered. The price of breakfast is 5 cuc per person.

Suggestions of our house:
- Do not smoke in the room, you can smoke on the balcony or on the terrace (roof top) of our building that has beautiful views towards Havana.
- When leaving the room, you should turn off the lights, air conditioning and the fan. Also, close the balcony or windows. 
- Do not use the air conditioner with open windows, balcony or doors.
- Do not place wet towels or clothes on the furniture in the room.
- In case of loss of house keys, please inform us
immediately.
- Since this is a family home, we do not allow prostitution, drug use or the visit of girls or boys without prior registration in our house. For our safety and yours!
- We suggest that you leave your passport and the rest of your personal documentation in the safe of your room. In Havana, you only need the passport to change money at the bank or in the Cadeca.
- On the day of your departure, we appreciate you leaving your room free at 12:00 pm. You can leave your luggage in our house until the taxi comes to pick it up and use the guest toilet. 
Any help or information you need is at your disposal, as well as to help you plan your trip through Cuba!
Finally, we are always listening to any suggestions to improve our service!

Smoking is not allowed.

133 Reviews

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    Bulgaria
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Excellent hosts, nice, friendly, helpful... their place is cozy, you can feel at home. The location is really very good if you want to see the real Havana. They can help you feel comfortable and don't miss anything you need. They can help with taxi, recommend where to go, where to eat... Their advises are really good, so just stick to them. I highly recommend their home if you are traveling to Havana.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much dear Lilly for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! Thank you so much for sharing time with us and sharing your lovely national drink which we really enjoyed after I had finished my antibiotics. Thank you!! We loved it! Best wishes and all the best for you, Laura and Rodney

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    Netherlands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Staying here was amazing! Laura helped us out with so much for the entire route of our trip. She is lovely, the rooms are perfect (clean, airconditioned, good shower, etc.) and the breakfast delicious. Would recommend 10/10!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Tamara, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! We are very grateful! It was a lovely pleasure meeting you girls! Love, Laura and Rodney

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    We had the most pleasant stay at Laura and Rodney’s. They are such lovely people and always happy to help you with anything. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was really delicious too. We would stay there again anytime!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Vivien, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! We are very grateful and we really appreciate it!! Best wishes, Laura and Rodney

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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Our stay at Laura and Rodney's casa was cozy and amazing! Both are SO friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and the location in old Havana is perfect. We recommend this casa to other travellers who like some luxury while travelling Cuba. Thanks to you both, the best ice cream we ate was yours Laura ;-) the best mojito's we had was at 'mojito mojito'. Ask Laura, her recommendations are awesome! Many love from the Netherlands, Gerge & Angelique

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much darling Angelique and Gerge for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! We are very grateful!! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    Japan
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    If you are reading this review, congratulations, you found the best place to stay in Havana!
    My parents and I had such a good time in Cuba because of this casa.
    The hosts, Laura and Rodney are extremely caring, fun and sweet people. Facilities are great and cleanly kept. I want to give 100 hearts instead of 5. Thank you, Laura and Rodney!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    My darling Yuki we all miss you so much!! Come back to Cuba!! Thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay!! Best wishes and big hugs from Nere, Rodney and Laura :)

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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    We had an amazing time at Laura and Rodney's casa. They are so friendly and so helpful, you feel really welcome at their house. The location is great, the rooms are perfect and the hosts are amazing! Thank you so much for all your help by arranging our trip through Cuba. All your recommandations were really nice and made our holiday as special as it should be! Definately recommend this casa to everyone! Besos desde Holanda

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Loreen, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! We are very grateful!! Muchos besos para ambos desde La Habana!!

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    Wir waren zu Beginn unserer Rundreise durch Kuba bei Laura und Rodney. Obwohl wir erst recht spät am Abend ankamen, wurden wir herzlich empfangen und bekamen sogar noch einen leckeren Kaffee. Uns wurde alles ausführlich erklärt und wir bekamen viele Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt in Havanna. Das Frühstück ist sehr umfangreich! Es gab Kaffee, Tee, Saft, Eier in jeder gewünschten Variation, frisches Obst und Gemüse, Wurst, Käse, Butter, Brot und Honig!!! Laura und ihr Team bringen jeden Tag etwas Abwechslung rein, sehr zu empfehlen!
    Was uns außerdem sehr begeistert hat, war, dass sie uns geholfen hat die nächsten Unterkünfte für unsere Rundreise zu organisieren. Das war so lieb! Die beiden sind absolut aufgeschlossen, hilfsbereit und liebenswürdig! Egal zu was wir eine Frage hatten, sie haben sich die Zeit genommen uns ausführlich zu antworten! Da unser Trip relativ ungenau geplant war, was die Dauer der einzelnen Aufenthalte in den Orten anging, schrieb ich Laura etwa 5 Tage vor unserer Rückreise nach Havanna ob wir nochmal bei ihr und Rodney einchecken könnten. Obwohl sie nur für einen Teil des Zeitraums ein Zimmer frei hatten, haben sie selbst hier noch dafür gesorgt, dass wir eine andere Casa finden.
    Ich würde jederzeit wieder zu den beiden kommen!! Vielen Dank nochmal für alles!❤

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Christina, Thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! We are very grateful!! Best wishes for you, Love, Laura, Mary and Rodney

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    Netherlands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    We had a really nice stay at this casa. Although Laura and Rodney weren't there, his mother Mary made our stay a lovely experience. The beds were really goed. Room is clean and cool. The casa itself is located in the heart of Old havana. Mary made us a nice breakfast every morning and she arranged a oldtimer tour for us. She could help with all our questions. Perfect stay in havana!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Carmen, Thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! Best wishes, Laura, Mary and Rodney

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    Ireland
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    We stayed in these wonderful people's home when we first arrived in Havana and also on our last night. We were looked after by Mary, Laura's mother in law like we were they're own family. The apartments are lovely and clean with WiFi which is a rarity in Havana. Not only that but they helped us out with ou accommodation/travel all over Cuba in Viñales, Cienfuegos & Trinidad

    The location of the property on Muralla is very central. Don't look past these people when booking accommodation in Cuba. Hopefully we get back some day!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    My darling Ross thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! We are beyond grateful!! Best wishes for you and have a great life!
    Love, Laura, Mary and Rodney

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    United Kingdom
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    Laura and Rodney are amazing hosts and made us feel so welcome from the minute we walked through the door. Their home is lovely and has everything you could wish for. Both Laura and Rodney gave us tips and help with what to see and getting about, they sorted travel to and from the airport and also helped get us to our next destination. Make sure you have breakfast with them, it was awesome, we are both vegan and they were so helpful and made sure we were full up and ready for each day. The casa is brilliantly located with all the main sights no more than a 10 minute walk away. Havana is an amazing place and Laura and Rodney only added to our experience.
    Thanks again for all your help and for being so welcoming.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much dear Mark for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! We are beyond grateful and we look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Laura and Rodney

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