About the Homestay
Semi colonial house, spacious and airy, located on ground floor, facing one of the first Botanical Gardens of the city. Very close to the Plaza de la Revolucion, just a few meters from Havana Center and Old Havana (10 minutes), also a few meters from the University of Havana, La Rampa, its cinemas and theaters, the Plaza de la Revolucion, the National Bus Terminal and the historical center of Havana.
- Bikes for use
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located north of the city, a few minutes from the bus stop. Only two blocks (Blocks) of Centro Habana and eight blocks (blocks) from El Vedado. You can walk to places like the Plaza de la Revolucion, the Carlos III Shopping Center, the National Bus Terminal, the Jose Marti monument, La Rampa, the Coopelia ice cream shop, cinemas and the National Theater. A few minutes from Havana Center and Old Havana, the Capitol and the Central Park.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
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
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
Kindness and respect. No parties No visits that are not included in the reservation
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Bonjour a tous...
Maritza est une femme Cubaine authentique aux petits soins pour ses locataires, vous pouvez lui demander ce que vous voulez elle est toujours disponible pour votre confort, vous conseiller ou simplement discuter avec vous. Nous avons passé un agréable séjour en sa compagnie.
Nous avons séjourné chez Maritza trois nuits dans des chambres très bien entretenues, très spacieuses et confortable avec salle de bain privée tout aussi bien entretenue et eau chaude en permanence.Le matin, Maritza vous sert le petit- déjeuner dans une cuisine entièrement a votre disposition, il est varié et copieux avec des fruits excellents et du pain frais tous les matins.
La casa est située sur l' Avenida Carlos III, en face d'une entrée du jardin botanique de la Havane. Il faut compter un petit quart d'heure a pied pour rejoindre la Havana Vieja avec ses monuments ,ses places, ses bars Cubain et les restaurants réputés; de la vous pourrez trouver La'' Calle Del Obispo'' une rue très animée et commerçante. Sinon pour environ 5 a 10 pesos vous pouvez prendre un Coco taxi(tipico Cubano) très pratique et sur.
Un très bon point de départ pour plusieurs excursions et visites de l’île.
En toute sincérité, si vous aimez l'authenticité et l'hospitalité voici une adresse Cubaine a noter.
Bruno et Christelle
Maritza was a lovely host who provided us with both casas at all our upcoming destinations but also lovely breakfast. Also the rooms were fresh and clean.
Maritza was a nice host!! Her room was big, clean and comfortable. Her casa was beautiful and full of Cuba features.
Muy buena atención y servicio el cuarto muy cómodo y limpio y Maritza muy atenta gracias por todo espero volver ahí
Un poco tarde por falta de tiempo pero como solemos decir los Canarios mas vale tarde que nunca.
Que contarles de nuestro hospedaje en casa de la que ya consideramos nuestra mama de la Habana.Nos trataron como si nos conociéramos de toda la vida , el trato cercano y cariñoso, la casa muy muy muy limpia los desayunos estupendos como para poder coger energía para unas largas mañanas de visita por la ciudad.
También quiero mencionar a la señora que le ayudaba en la casa a doña Maritza que era encantadora y nos preparaba un buen café, su hija la menor también simpaticona al igual que su esposo que con poco tiempo para poder fumar un habano con el ya que estaba todo el día trabajando en definitiva IMPRESIONANTE EL TRATO Y LA CASA.
Ya se la hemos recomendado a unas amigas que fuero poco después que nosotros y ahora en octubre volverán unos amigos que si todo sale bien se quedaran allí también le recomendamos a todos los viajeros que quieran conocer Cuba que pasen por casa de Maritza y su familia y que se dejen orientar por ella que la verdad que mere sera la pena
Gracias mama cuba de tus tres Canarios de FUETEVENTURA
Marcos (WILLA) , David ( NIÑOTE) Y Josue ( El Panadero)
SALUD Y SUERTE
Polecam nocleg u Maritza M. Bardzo mili, otwarci ludzie, przepyszne śniadania, cudowna atmosfera. Zatrzymując się w Hawanie u Maritzy odpoczniesz po intensywnym zwiedzaniu miasta i pijąc szklaneczkę rumu poczujesz się jak w domu. Naprawdę polecam :)
Host at Maritza's place is a great value. The rooms are nicely furnished and quiet. Would recommend to others, and would stay there again. Excellent breakfast, very helpful people, would definitely recommend.
We stayed one week at Maritza's place. Her house is really nice, comfortable and central. If you want to experience whole Havana and not just Havana Vieja it's the right place to stay, because it's located right between Vieja and Vedado. The rooms are very clean, breakfast always fresh and healthy and if you need some tips or help getting from one place to another, Maritza will give you any information you need. You need to speak some spanish though.
Maritza was the best welcome to La Habana we could ask for. She coordinated flight details with me and my friend in advance so we were met by a taxi at the airport immediately upon arrival. She was very warm, friendly, and excited to share Cuba with us. Knowing we'd want to explore once settled, she suggested some starting points in the city and sent us on our way.
We felt very welcome and at home in her clean, beautiful house, and comfortable (room has a fan, two cushy beds, private bathroom). It was nice to have multiple layers of security in the house, always appreciated when visiting a place for the first time.
The casa is in walking distance of both Habana Vieja and Vedado, which are chock full of sights and activities. The breakfast was ample - fruit, bread, coffee, eggs if available. It was also great to have cold bottled water, beers, and sodas available for purchase from the refrigerator.
Though we booked with Maritza for 4 nights, she made a great recommendation to visit and stay in Vinales for the final two nights. Not only that, she went above and beyond to help us find a reliable homestay there, as well as a ride. We are EXTREMELY grateful for this suggestion and her assistance in coordinating it.
Teri & I enjoyed getting to know Maritza & her family and will surely send more visitors to stay! Gracias Maritza por un bienvenido exelente y amable!
Maritza est une personne souriante,accueillante et serviable.
Vraiment un super séjour, un délicieux petit déj!
Les chambres sont propres et ont une sdb, une casa bien située. Je recommande cette casa sans hésiter
Merci pour son hospitalité!
It was 2nd time that myself with my wife and her sister visited Havana. This time we choose to stay with Cuban family to face a different experience and to get closer to extraordinary everyday life. Well, let me tell you, that was the best experience we faced. Mrs. Maritza and her family treated us from the very first minute of the very first day as the members of their own family. She was taking care of everything what we were asking for. From calling the taxi, to provide us we certain information about shopping, to giving us map of Havana, to giving us access to internet and of course bringing every morning fresh bread. Awesome!!! The cleaning lady, Mrs. Yolanda was very friendly and our rooms were cleaned every day. I have to say that non of us is speaking Spanish, but our communication was very good and kind of extraordinary.
We communicated with smile and our hearts...and sometimes with hands as well. I wish world political leaders learn how to do this the way we did. By staying for almost 3 weeks allowed us to observe and evaluate how they approach travelers and how professionally Mrs. Maritza and her family is taking care of business. We arrived as a strangers, but we left as someone who discovered new friends for a lifetime....and that is what we are calling the greatest travelling experience. We can discover beautiful places, eat good meals and enjoy the life but I believe that this days it is not so easy to find friends.
The only negative comment that we have is that to rate Mrs.Maritza properly, Home-stay doesn't provide us with enough hearts. Honestly and from the bottom of our hearts, Mrs.Maritza... WE ARE GIVING YOU 10 HEARTS!!!.... and we would like to tell you that they are much bigger that the one atop of this review. Without hesitation we would like to recommend to anyone who is planning to visit Havana or Cuba to choose Mrs. Maritza and her family house as a place to stay.
One more time, thank you very much for having us at your place.
Christopher, Anna and Eva
06 March 2017
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