About the Homestay
On the road from Capitolio building to Plaza Vieja you will find Casa Amistad, a fantastic homestay in the real heart of old Havana. On the second floor of a stunning Art Nouveau style building from the 1913 is the home of Yadira, Lazaro and their daughter.
The apartment has been modified in 80's when the owner divided a part of the apartment in to two floors. So the apartment is a authentic mix of colonial and soviet era Cuba. There is cold and hot running water in the shower.
Breakfasts and dinners are offered for extra pay. Breakfasts include a variety of fresh tropical fruits and juice, also eggs served with season vegetables, bread and butter along with coffee, tea and milk. Dinners include a variety of Cuban foods.
The laundry service is also available when needed. If you need a taxi at your arrival at the International Airport “Jose Marti”, don’t hesitate on asking for it as it will be at your disposition.
The neighbourhood is safe, surprising for its variety of architectural styles, baroque, neo-gothic, neo-classical, eclectic, art nouveau, and art deco,
modernist and post-modernist. Streets that are both, ancient and modern, extraordinary and authentic, just waiting to be rediscovered. You don’t need to take a taxi to go to the most frequent visited places by Cuban and foreign people.
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Near places of interest.
• The Malecon, a quintessential landmark of this sea-loving city, along coastal esplanade where music, friendship, love, happiness and sadness all have their part.
• The Historic Centre of Old Havana. A world Heritage site, which is amongst the oldest and best preserved urban spaces in South America and an atmospheric historical masterpiece.
• The Christ of Havana, a powerful sculpture which presides over the entrance of Havana Bay
• The museum of Fine Arts (Cuban and International Art).
• Museum of the Revolution: Constructed between 1913 and 1920, it is housed in the former Presidential Palace.
• Museum of Rum.
• The Capitol Building
• Prado Street: It is the first street outside the old city walls. The original idea was to create a boulevard as splendid as any found in Paris or Barcelona with famous bronze lions that guard the central promenade.
• The Cigar Factory Partagas: one of Habana’s oldest and most famous cigar factories, founded in 1845.
• Morro-Cabana Park, a place to witness a curious night-time tradition, the 9 O’ clock Cannon Shot Ceremony
• 2 blocks from our house there is the Central Park where you can take the bus for a city tour and go to the Revolution square for only $ 5.00 cuc with a tour guide or just take the other bus to go to Playas del Este, a succession of excellent beaches.
• Banks, shops, cafeterias, bars and excellent restaurants are everywhere.
• Inglaterra Hotel: Havana’s oldest hotel, first opened its doors in 1856.
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
- Half Board
- Full Board
Smoking is not allowed.
Super family, friendly and helpfull, the room was nice and clean and with a perfect location. Not to mention the breakfast which was huge, healthy and with the best coffe in Havana. We absolutely loved to stay with the Yadira family. Thank you.
Nice location in Havana Vieja. Close to the square with the restaurants. The room and bathroom were clean and the family was very friendly and helpful. Was perfect for our last night in Cuba.
La casa di Yadira si trova al centro dell'Havana vecchia, a pochi passi dalle maggiori attrazioni della città. Lazaro, il marito di Yadira parla molto bene l'inglese ed è disponibile a fornire tutte le informazioni necessarie per conoscere la città. Hanno contattato loro il taxi che il giorno dell'arrivo è venuto a prenderci in aeroporto.
Lazaro and Yadira were very very helpful. Both their rooms are great (I stayed twice). Perfect location in old town by a WiFi plaza. Good air con. Very clean. Great coffee. And Lazaro really makes sure to help you with everything.
It was a great stay. Very friendly people
Really warm welcome, very clean room and we got essential information about places we could visit in Havana. Lázaro's english was very good so we could ask him anything!
Lazaro is a very kind host who provides you with good information. Breakfast is very good and the rooms are comfortable and clean. The airport pick-up waited for us although we had a delay of 3 hours. Thanks and regards!
Great hosts. Willing to help you with everything. Location in the middle of the old center. Yadira arranged me a taxi for airport pick up, I was very surprised to be picked up by an oldtimer for the same price as a regular taxi. Big breakfast. I would come back
We had a great stay with Lazaro and Yadira. The apartment is in a great location and they were very helpful and responsive to our needs.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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