About the Homestay
The blue house offers security and tranquility, it will be well received and you can enjoy a family atmosphere in a colonial house of the early twentieth century with elegant Romanesque columns, masonry with a plate ceiling, the living room communicates with the balcony with Neptuno street . It can be reached in 10 and 30 minutes walking to Havana Center and Old Havana (Central Park), in 3 minutes to the University of Havana, 2 minutes there is a small square where the bust of Julio Antonio Mella (University leader) and In 10, Rampa Street will be next to the sea, walking along the Havana Malecon, a point of encounters and disagreements full of history and lovers.
The Blue House is on the first floor.
Very nice kitchen-dining room for breakfast and enjoy a coffee, it extends to the living room. All this area is airy, fresh and bright.
Jorge, is MSc in Health Economics, works all day and in free time shares with guests and exchanges opinions, likes dialogue. His wife is always at home, works hard, is the support and life of the family. Our daughter studies at the University and can communicate in English. It has a YouTube channel that you can visit in ccuba or with the link: https://www.youtube.com/c/ccuba
Only with our daughter can speak English 5 minutes is the parking. From the house there is easy access to major recreational and cultural centers of the city either by bus or walking; they are 2 minutes from the University of Havana, 10 minutes Theatres and ice Coppelia, Movies, Malecon symbol of Cuba, Restaurants and Cafes that serve in National Currency (CUP) and Convertible Pesos (CUC), counseling centers , travel agencies, banks, hospitals. Places to enjoy music like Buena Vista Social Club, you will always find, discos and jazz, mojitos in bars and taverns. In The Blue House will always find a friendly atmosphere, the two rooms very airy with windows to the outside. We have pets No children No smoking inside the house, only in the area designated. The House provides taxi services and airport pickup.
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located on the edge or between Havana and Revolution Square (forbidden) municipal center, the area is quiet and safe is characterized by the movement of mainly young university students.
We are 2 minutes from the University of Havana, very close to home there are cafes and restaurants that provide services pesos (MN) or convertible pesos (CUC) information centers for tourists, La Rampa, the Malecon symbol of Cuba and Cubans, recreation centers, cinemas, theaters, the meeting point Coopelia lovers not only ice cream, car rental agencies and tourist bus with panoramic views, the Rumba Palace Flolklore place to enjoy, Alley Hamell.
The location of the house is very good and you can walk to many places of interest, Old Havana, Central Park and the Capitol, and there are several lines of buses or taxis can also move called almendrones (jeepney ) are the carriages (cars) Americans of the 50s that still provide services in CUP very economical price is 10 Cuban pesos per passenger, which makes it very comfortable to move in the city to enjoy music like Buena Vista Social Club you will always find, discos and jazz, mojitos in bars and taverns.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
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
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Our family considers its guests: travelers or guests with the interest to know about the culture and history of the country. To maintain a family atmosphere, at home we have elementary standards.
-Breakfasts from 8:30 to 10:30 in the morning
_The exit of the room is done at 12 noon
-The visits are received in the room, never in the room
-Do not smoke inside the house, do it in the hallway or balcony
- Pets are not allowed in the house
-Maintain the security of the house
-Don't be in intimate clothes outside your room
-You can use the kitchen, leave it clean
- There are no conditions for children under 12 years
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We (couple 26 and 30) had a lovely time with Jorge and his family. It was our first stop in Cuba and they were so friendly and helpful. We felt super welcomed and also the room was very clean. Breakfast was really nice and we enjoyed it together with the family, Jorge and his family speak a bit english and we only a bit Spanish, but it was great how good we communicated. They gave us a map of Havanna and lots of advices were to go. Summarizing, we enjoyed it a lot!! Many thanks to Jorge and his family and all the best for the future!
We stayed 1 day at Jorge. Jorge and his family are very hospitable. The breakfast was fine. The room was neat and clean with a nice shower.
However, the room was quite noisy for the existing traffic noise.
Roel and Marieke from the Netherlands
At Jorge in Havanna felt like home. Jorge and Raoul were like our guides. Everything you wanted to know they knew or did it with some research. Thank you Jorge and your family for the pleasant stay!
Great and very friendly host, nice colonial house in a centered neighborhood, clean room and good breakfast...we simply loved our stay with Jorge and his family. Muchas gracias y hasta siempre Jorge! Un abrazo. Mercedes, Veronica y Sylvia
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What can I say, Jorge and his family are awesome! So warm and friendly, welcoming and full of laughter and life! It was a pleasure to meet them all and spend our final 2 nights in Cuba in their home. We communicated well despite our lack of spanish and Jorge gave us a great overview of the immediate area and particular places of interest. The accommodation was great and the location was a beautiful spot in Havana, we would absolutely love to return one day and see them all again! We highly recommend and wish we could have stayed longer!
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We loved our stay with Jorge and family! We were a group of 4 friends traveling to Cuba for the first time. We all really enjoyed spending time with Jorge and his wife. They are such a lovely and friendly couple. Breakfast was always filled with smiles and laughs. They were very helpful, accommodating, and so fun. We stayed there for two nights and it was our favorite homestay out of the whole trip. Muchisimas gracias Jorge!!!
Jorge was very polite, while I came along to pay the bill. Didn't pass even a single night in his home due to another family inviting me instead. Wish him and his family success for more and regular bookings in future.
If you are considering a trip to Havana do not look any further. The house is located in the Vedado district in Havana. Perfect for accessing the city either Malecon or Central Havana. We walked everywhere. Walk to the Malecon is approx 5 mins. To Dance clubs approx 5 mins. Plenty of great restaurants within a 5-10 min walk. Walk to central Havana is aboun 20-25 mins. We got one taxi from the historical which I think cost us 10cuc.
The house is spotless. Spacious room with private bathroom with hot water and air-conditioning. Breakfast was prepared by Jorge and his wife and consisted of fruit to start followed by eggs and vegetables with bread and a gorgeous mango jam. This was delicous and kept us full all morning until we got lunch about 2/3pm most days.
Both Jorge and his wife were so helpful in helping us find our way around havana. A map is also provided to help you ground yourself to all the local amenities i.e. atm, currency exchange, restaurants, wifi etc.