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
  • Non Smoking
  • 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, 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
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.

141 Reviews

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2020

    We had a wonderful stay at laura‘s and rodney‘s House! They are such a nice couple and super friendly. The breakfast is really delicious. I definitely recommend this place! Thank you for everything! You make us feel really welcomed.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much darling for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! We are very grateful you took the time to explain your experience at our Casa Laura y Rodney! Thank you!

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    February 2020

    Die Zimmer sind nicht groß aber sauber und die Betten sehr gut. Sehr reichhaltiges Frühstück mit täglich frischen Brötchen. Besonders fasziniert hat uns jedoch der Service den Laura und Rodney bieten. Egal ob Geldwechseln,Ausflüge,Restaurants welch Fragen/Anliegen auch immer auftauchten,sie hatten für alles immer eine Lösung parat. Selbst ein stornierter Flug und somit verschobene Ankunftszeiten wurden in Bezug auf TAXI/gebuchter Events und Ausflüge mit einem Lächeln gemanagt. Eine so hervorragende Betreuung haben wir in 30 Jahren B&B weltweit nur sehr selten erlebt.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Mike, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! We appreciate you took the time to explain your experience in our Casa. We are very grateful and happy :) thank you!! Love, Laura and Rodney

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    Netherlands
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    We stayed at Laura and Rodneys casa in Havana for 2 nights. It were our first days in Cuba and we did not know what to expect of the country and the city of Havana. Laura gave us some very helpful tips and her and Rodney made us feel very welcome and safe.
    The breakfast at their Casa is really good, the room was comfortable, and the personell was very friendly.
    We would definitely recommend this casa!
    Laura and Rodney, thank you for having us and we hope to see you again some time.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Darling Iris, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! We are very grateful you took the time to explain your experience with us!
    Best wishes, Laura and Rodney ❤️

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    Belgium
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Laura et Rodney sont tellement gentils. Ils ont été de magnifiques hôtes. Le logement est proche du centre et très propre. Ils parlent très bien anglais ce qui est une perle rare à Cuba ! Le petit déjeuner était très bon !
    A recommander à 100%.
    Gracias por todos !

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Darling Kelly, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us! We are very grateful you took the time to explain your experience with us!
    Best wishes, Laura and Rodney

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    Australia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Laura and Rodney made us welcome from day of booking not only check in. Laura is very organised person and always strives to provide 100% service to everyone. She sent us a lot of information and gave us lots of tips before coming and also when we arrived we got lots of useful tips and advise to make most out of our experience. Accomodation was immaculate, very clean and spacious. We would definately recommend this place and wouldnt hesitate to stay here again when we return.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Boris and Marina, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! Thank you so much!! Best wishes for you guys, Laura and Rodney

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Perfect location.
    Really nice and comfy.
    And laura was really friendly and helpful. Arranged everything and told us much about cuba. Her english is perfect so the communication was easy. it was great for our First days. She also arranged an
    Airport pick up. We would like to stay there again.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Mona, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! We are very grateful and we wish you a happy new year 2020 ❤️

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    Netherlands
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Laura and Rodney were such great and super friendly hosts! We stayed with them for 6 nights and they gave us advice on anything we asked for. Also the breakfast made by Marly is the best. We loved our stay so much, so we came back for 3 nights at the end of our trip. Definitely recommend this place to anybody who is traveling to Cuba.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much darling Peter and Claudia for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! Thank you!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Come back in a couple of years!!!
    Love, Laura and Rodney

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    Lithuania
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Laura and Rodney were fantastic hosts - the location is amazing, the room was comfortable, breakfast was great! Laura set up all the tours and gave insights in to the Havana life. Highly recommend!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Morta, thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay for us!! We are very grateful!! Hoping Chris is feeling better XOXO
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ❤️

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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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