About the Homestay
Casa Familia Martinez Lopez is an home away from home for our guests, where the hospitality and historical atmosphere gives peace and safety. The house was built in 1918, colonial style and still has original period features, such as the high ceilings, elaborate covings, tiled floors and marble columns that amaze everyone.
We are a family of five: my mother, my wife, our two children and myself. We are doctors by profession, and like to chat, watch movies and read. We speak English and also encourage our guests to learn Spanish but most importantly, we can prepare an exquisite coffee! Please note that a light breakfast is included in the price, and it include coffee or tea, milk, fruits and bread, full breakfast available for extra price.
We have been running a B 'n' B in our home for 12 yeas, and have vast experience with both short and longstay clients as well as students from university to PhD.
Our home is conveniently located for quick access to the many attractions in Havana and to lovely bars and restaurants, just a few minutes ride to the buzzing Habana Vieja and a short walk to El Malecón, our famouse seafront walkway.
In a nutshell, we are a family run business that is proud of our professionalism and the hospitality we provide. We are confident that you will find a unique and enjoyable Cuban experience if you choose to stay with us.
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is just in front of the University of Havana (less than 100 mts). Nearby there are quite bus stations, and we are located in 25 mins driving from the airport, 10 mins walking to the malecon, and other local amenities.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Our place is a quiet family house, so we expect that our clients behave like in the home of them.
We do not accept visitors in the room.
Parties not permitted.
Smoking is not allowed in the rooms, just in the balcony.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Frank and family have a beautiful apartment in a great location in Havana's Vedado area, right next to the university and in between Plaza de la Revolucion and Hotel Nacional (closer to the latter). The building itself was built in 1910 and is amazing; huge rooms with very high ceilings which is great in the hot weather.
The room we stayed in contains a private bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, a fridge (which Frank filled with bottles of water for a reasonable price, which is very welcome if you're planning on walking in the sun), one single and one double bed. The room was very clean and well kept. He also provided a map to show the apartment's location together with local areas of interest.
Frank and his family are very friendly; Frank waited up for us even though our arrival to Havana was at around midnight. We had the pleasure of meeting his wife and daughter too, as well as his neighbour who always greeted us with a delicious light breakfast (included in the cost) and a smile :) Frank speaks very good English too, so if you can't speak Spanish then you'll be OK.
I would definitely recommend staying at this apartment if you want to stay in this part of the city.
We loved our stay with Frank and Anabel in Havana. They are wonderful hosts: exceptionally kind and generous with their time in explaining things to us. We also enjoyed our breakfasts prepared by the lovely Rosa. To anyone wishing to be close to the university or to the Teatro Nacional for the Havana Jazz Festival (as we did!) this is a great place to stay. Thank you Frank, Anabel, Rosa and 'los dos ninos' for making our stay so good.
A lovely place to stay pretty centrally in Havana. Frank and his family were friendly and helpful in making our stay enjoyable and pleasant. Thanks so much
Frank and his family are really nice and sweet persons who took care of me. Their place is a REALLY nice house too. I recommand you to choose this "casa particular" : you won't regret it !
Frank and his family are so kind. The house is beautifull and so clean. I advise stay here.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Frank and he will be the first person I contact if ever I visit Cuba again. His home is well-located in a vibrant neighbourhood where great food is just a short walk away, and his family were both incredibly friendly and helpful in arranging activities/transport/accommodation beyond Havana. That everyone in the house spoke a little English (Frank fluently) was a big help as neither my girlfriend nor I speak Spanish particularly well (which made things more challenging in all of our other homestays). Every moment was easy while staying with Frank and family; I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
We had a great time staying with Frank and his family. The house was lovely and close to the centre and Frank's mum's home cooking was excellent - lots of it, delicious and authentic. The black beans and the plantain were great. Frank booked the taxi to and from the airport with his friends so the journey was fun and interesting. He also gave us lots of advice on what to see and do. As mentioned in previous comments - his coffee really is excellent! Brilliant hosts - thanks. x
My dad and I LOVED our stay with Frank's family! What a beautiful room and fabulous service. We enjoyed our breakfast talks with Frank, his wife, and especially his mom. We hope to return someday!
Great value,convenient to all in old havana.Very nice inclusive breakfast,prepared by Franks,wonderful mother.Fine colonial architectural elements within this home,made for a wonderful 6 night stay.
Fantastic base for our trip to Cuba, the casa is lovely. Havana Vieja is walkable from the casa though it is quite a long walk, it is also very easy to flag a taxi around Havana. Frank's Mum who is such a sweet lady cooked breakfast every morning.
The casa is very close to the University, I definitely recommend you go and have a look around, it's very interesting.
Frank y familia - muchas gracia por todo!