About the Homestay
Eclectic style house located in the Center of the City, two blocks from Cespedes Park, built in 1924, and which was initially the Haitian Consulate. 2 spacious rooms are rented with independent bathroom each, with air conditioning, refrigerator, wifi access, hot and cold water. With us you can combine the comfortable enjoyment and charm that is contained in a house that preserves its history through its current owner, descendant of the Vice Consul of that country, as well as part of its furniture and its style in general.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the city center of Santiago de Cuba, two blocks from Cespedes Park, near museums, restaurants, shops, the Casa de la Trova, recreation centers such as the clapper and nightclubs, the Cathedral Church , the Government Palace, the old Town Hall, the house of Diego Velázquez. Less than 15 minutes from the airport and only 5 minutes from the bus station.
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
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
It is a lovely room, in the heart of it all... The hosts are familial, respectful and cool. Santiago is, Holy, and... a negotiation. As is day-to-day life for Cubanos - todo la vida.
As pictured, the room is situated over a restaurant. This is prevalent in Cuba due to the land use policy. (In other cases, one walks pass, la abuela sitting watching TV... while on your way to, la terraza.
The establishment is open for lunch & dinner everyday (I presume: oficial.) The aromas are... lusty and prevalent. The bathroom for patrons is adjacent to the room and, while there is appropriate signage asking for quietness - humans are often disobedient - and Cubans are humans.
Again, the room is lovely. Though small it has a magical spaciousness due first to it's original architecture of high ceilings and a wider-angled far corner, creating a diamond and not a square. There's characteristic Spanish tiles from the 1920's, and! Enabled brick tiles still in the renovated bathroom!! The plaster walls are gently stylized in earth tones. There is terrifically rhythmic iron work on the sky light in the room. The other window faces east and provided incredible moon rises. The room does get considerable sun all day. (Though I avoided using it, the A/C is worthy.)
With no TV etc. it was the perfect accommodation for me to focus. I was allowed access to, la terraza; this made the difference, en todo! The building is one of the tallest in the area and the view is, caracteristica...!!! (I laid on my back while, la luna - total eclipsed - stood directly over Santiago.)
This was my fourth visit to Cuba, my first visit to Santiago de Cuba, and my first full 30 day visa. in my opinion, Santiago is not quite as accustomed to international tourism as La Habana. Mi pobre espanol was not as well... tolerated here; y tal vez los santiagueros son más provinciales en su identidad. And perhaps they have good cause to be.
Perhaps I will expand on many of the above declarations in the blog section. Of course there is always a lot to say about Cuba...
Until then, I will close by saying that, I would give this listing, 5 Estrelas... aun para el restaurante.
Paz a la gente, paz a la tierra.
Una cálida bienvenida. La casa está ubicada en el centro de la ciudad, se encontró un lugar para estacionar el auto de alquiler. También podríamos quedarnos un día más. Desayuno en el estrecho balcón exterior.
Great place above a restaurant in the centre of town. Nice little room, with aircon and hot water shower. Very nice and warm welcoming family
Lovely family to stay with. Cooked delicious breakfast every morning. Great location, close to main shopping street and the port. We got to experience a carnival while in Santiago- definitely worth the trip down. Room facilities were good and bathroom was clean. There is a wifi spot across the street so we were able to access wifi connection in the room. Family were helpful ringing a taxi for us when we were leaving as the weather was very bad. Would highly recommend this homestay.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.