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Quienes somos? Albertina y su esposo Alfredo, son una pareja matrimonial de la tercera edad, ingenieros industriales y profesores universitarios de la Universidad de las Ciencias Técnicas (CUJAE) y Universidad de La Habana respectivamente. Con ellos podrá intercambiar sobre diversos temas técnicos y sociales de su interés. Cuentan en su familia con dos hijos adultos y dos nietas adolescentes que no conviven en el apartamento. El conocimiento y la experiencia de los anfitriones les permite sugerirles a los huéspedes casas particulares de alojamiento, económicas y seguras, en localidades del interior del país, que sean de su interés turístico visitar, como Varadero, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, etc. También recibirán recomendaciones para su andar por la ciudad, prevenciones a tomar y sugerencias de sitios a visitar de acuerdo a sus intereses y como lograrlo.Con el alojamiento se oferta un desayuno ligero dentro del precio del alojamiento:
Café o te
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Pan tostado
Mantequilla
English
About us? Albertina and her husband Alfredo, are a married couple seniors, industrial engineers and university professors from the University of Technical Sciences (CUJAE) and Havana University respectively. With them you can exchange on technical and social issues. In their family are two adult children and two teenage granddaughters who do not live in the apartment. .

The knowledge and experience of the hosts allows them to suggest to guests, economical and safe, private boarding houses in localities within the country, that are of interest to visit, such as Varadero, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, etc. Also they receive recommendations for walking around the city, preventions and make suggestions for sites to visit according to their interests and how to achieve this, so stay at Havana city becomes safe, successful , happy and pleasant memories.
Light breakfast (in the price).
Coffee or tea
Milk,
Seasonal fruit juice,
Toasted bread,
Butter.

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Room
From $27 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room has one double bed (can be converted to two single beds) TV, closet for clothes and suitcases, mini-refrigerator and air conditioning equipment. The bathroom for the exclusive use of the guest has hot and cold water for personal hygiene

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$34
$38
Weekly Price
$215
$239
Monthly price
$820
$912
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About the Area

Plaza de la Revolución, uno de los municipios de la ciudad de La Habana, capital de Cuba, se destaca por su belleza natural y urbanística. En su territorio se encuentra un conjunto de las más altas edificaciones de la capital cubana, dentro de las que sobresalen el “Hotel Nacional“ y otras que le rodean, en una de las zonas más modernas y atractivas , ubicada hacia el norte y centro oeste de la ciudad. Este excelente barrio habanero recibe el nombre de “Vedado”. Dentro de los bloques de edificios que rodean al ‘Hotel Nacional” y muy cercano a La Rampa (avenida 23 desde Malecón hasta la calle L ) se encuentra el edificio “Cuervo Rubio” y en su interior la “Casa de Albertina”, en el cual cada huésped recibe un servicio de alojamiento personalizado, económico y de calidad.El edificio se ubica en una elevación natural a unos 300 metros de distancia al Malecónpor lo que es una zona muy segura. Nunca se producen penetraciones de mar, aún en tiempos de tormentas tropicales con fuertes oleajes o vientos que hacen saltar las olas sobre las rocas de la costa. Se encuentra ubicado en un entorno privilegiado, por la gran variedad de facilidades con que cuenta a corta distancia, para el esparcimiento de turistas y visitantes
En el entorno de unos mil metros aproximadamente, alrededor del edificio se puede encontrar, entre muchas otras instalaciones de interés e importancia, las siguientes:

Centros comerciales: Varios en su entorno, para la venta en moneda corriente (CUP) y en divisas (CUC)
Centros de divulgación cultural : Pabellón “Cuba” (centro de promoción de ferias y exposiciones de música,pintura, literatura y otras manifestaciones culturales), Pabellón del “Monte de las Banderas” de similares funciones.
Centros deportivos: Stadium Universitario “Juan Abrantes” en la Universidad de La Habana, Centro Deportivo “Jose Marti” en calle G y malecón.
Centros nocturnos: La Zorra y el Cuervo ( amantes del Jazz), El Gato Tuerto ( amantes del Bolero), El Pico Blanco (amantes de música variada).
Centros religiosos: Iglesia de La Virgen del Carmen (Católica), 25 y K (Iglesia Metodista),Centro Hebreo de La Habana( Línea y J )
Cines: La Rampa, Yara, Riviera
Embajadas: EEUU (muy próxima, en Calzada y M, frente al malecón habanero) , Hungría (en 19 Y G), Noruega ( en calle 21 e I), España ( Morro y Cárcel)
Farmacias Internacionales: en el Hospital Oftalmológico“Camilo Cienfuegos”, en el Hotel Habana Libre, en las que podrá adquirir las novedosas
producciones biotecnológicas de la industria cubana
actual, de probada eficacia terapéutica.
Heladerías: Heladería “Coppelia”” la primera y mayor del país.
Hospitales: Hospital General “Calixto García”,Hospital Oftalmológico “Camilo Cienfuegos”, Hospital Docente “Hermanos Amejeiras”, Clínica Dental en 21 y H.
Hoteles: Hotel Nacional con su Salón Parisién, Hotel Capri con su Salón Rojo. Hotel Saint John, Hotel Vedado, Hotel Victoria, Hotel Habana Libre, Hotel Presidente
Ministerios: Relaciones Exteriores, Educación, Comercio Exterior,Educación Superior, Salud Pública Construcción Telecomunicaciones
Museos: Antopológico“Montané” y de “Ciencias Naturales” en el interior del edificio “Felipe Poey” de la Universidad de La Habana.Museo Napoleónico,Museo de Artes Decorativas.
Piscinas: en los hoteles Habana Libre, Capri, Nacional, Presidente.
Renta de Autos: en edificación adjunta al Hotel Capri.
Restaurantes: Monseigneur, La Roca, La Torre ( en el edificio FOCSA, el más alto de la ciudad) , El Conejito, Club 21, El Caribeño, La Carreta, Pizzería Milán,Pizzería Fabio, Pizzería Bona Sera, Pizzería Vita Nova y otros muchos restoranes denominados “Paladares” (de propiedad privada) que compiten exitosamente en confort y calidad en sus servicios.
Salas Teatro: Teatro Mella, sala Teatro “El Sótano”
Terminales:Terminal Nacional de Omnibus
Universidades: Universidad de La Habana, monumento nacional y la más antigua e importante del país. Se estudian carreras de Ciencias Naturales, Ciencias Básicas y Ciencias Sociales. Se imparten cursos de postgrado de diferentes especialidades y duración así como de aprendizaje del idioma español.

English
Location
Revolution Square, one of the municipalities in the city of Havana, capital of Cuba, is known for its natural and urban beauty. In its territory is a set of the highest buildings in the Cuban capital, among which stand out the "National Hotel" and others around it, in one of the most modern and attractive areas, located to the north and west center from the city. This excellent Havana neighborhood is called "Vedado".. Among different blocks of buildings surrounding the 'Hotel Nacional "and very close to La Rampa (23rd. street from “Malecon” avenue to street L ) is the "Cuervo Rubio" building and inside the "House Albertina", in which each guest receives an affordable accommodation and personalized quality services.
The “Cuervo Rubio” building is located on a natural elevation about 300 meters away to Malecon Avenue and for that reason is a very safety area. Never sea penetrations occur, even in times of tropical storms with heavy swells and winds blowing up the waves on the rocks of the coast. It is located in a privileged environment, a great variety of facilities are available within walking distance, for leisure tourists and visitors.
In the environment of a thousand meters approximately around the building you can find, among many other facilities of interest and importance, the following:

Shopping facilities: There are several shops in the building environment, where is possible to buy many articles in current money or (CUP) and divisa pesos (CUC).

Centers of cultural dissemination: Pavilion "Cuba" (center for promotion of fairs and exhibitions of music, painting, literature and other cultural events), Pavilion "Monte de las Banderas" with similar functions.

Sports centers: University Stadium "Juan Abrantes" at the University of Havana, Sports Center "José Martí" in street G and Malecon avenue.

Nightclubs: The Fox and the Crow (Jazz lovers), El Gato Tuerto (Bolero lovers), El Pico Blanco (varied music lovers).
Religious centers: Church of La Virgen del Carmen (Catholic) and 25 K (Methodist Church), Hebrew Center in Havana (Line and J).

Movies: La Rampa, Yara, Riviera.

Embassies: USA (very close, Calzada and M, against the Malecón ), Hungary (in 19 street and G), Norway (21st Street and I), Spain (Morro and Jail).

International Pharmacy: At the Eye Hospital "Camilo Cienfuegos", and Havana Libre Hotel, pharmacies you can buy the novel biotechnological productions of the current Cuban industry proven therapeutic efficacy.

Ice Cream: Ice-cream parlor "Coppelia" "the first and largest in the country.

Hospitals: General Hospital "Calixto García" , Eye Hospital "Camilo Cienfuegos" Teaching Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras".

Hotels: Hotel National with its Hall Parisien, Hotel Capri with its Red Room. Hotel Saint John, Hotel Vedado, Hotel Victoria, Hotel Habana Libre, Hotel Presidente.

Ministries: Foreign Affairs, Education, Foreign Trade, Higher Education, Public Health. Telecommunications, Construction.

Museums: Anthropologic "Montane" and "Natural Sciences" inside the building, "Felipe Poey" at the University of Havana. Napoleonic museum.

Swimming pools in Habana Libre, Capri, Nacional, and Presidente hotels.

Car Rental office: in building attached to the Hotel Capri.

Restaurants: Monseigneur, La Roca, La Torre (in the Focsa building, the tallest in the city), Bunny, Club 21, the Caribbean, La Carreta, Pizzeria Milan, Pizzeria Fabio, Pizzeria Bona Sera, Pizzeria Vita Nova and many others restaurants called "Paladares" (privately owned) that successfully compete in comfort and quality service.

Theatre: Teatro Mella, living Theater "The Basement", “ Bertolt Brecht” theatre.

Bus Terminals: National Bus Terminal.

Universities: University of Havana, National Monument and the oldest and largest in the country where different runs of Natural Sciences, Basic Sciences and Social Sciences are studied. Post graduate courses in different specialties and duration as well as learning the Spanish language are taught.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Normas
• Como norma la entrada a la habitación se realiza a las 14 horas
• A su llegada al apartamento el huésped se registra firmando en el Libro Oficial de Registro de Arrendatarios, para lo cual debe tener pasaporte y documento de visado. En caso de acompañante de nacionalidad cubana debe poseer carnet de identidad.. Se respetan las individualidades y no se discrimina a nadie en lo absoluto.
• El acceso a la habitación es para el huésped o los huéspedes registrados. Es posible invitar a otra persona o amistad a visitar temporalmente la habitación para lo cual el anfitrión debe ser informado con anterioridad y la persona debe mostrar, antes de entrar en ella, su documento de identidad para tomar sus datos, sin necesidad de registro oficial ni firma. Esto se hace por razones de seguridad.
• Los anfitriones no son fumadores. Fumar está prohibido dentro de las áreas comunes del apartamento. Se permite fumar dentro de la habitación siempre que el aire acondicionado este apagado y las ventanas abiertas para la circulación del aire.
• Los huéspedes deben garantizar a su entrada y salida del apartamento el cierre correcto de la puerta de entrada, verificando que ha quedado bien cerrada.
• El uso de las llaves que se entregan con la reserva de la habitación es personal e intransferible para otras personas. La pérdida de las llaves por el huésped conlleva el pago del importe de su reposición y del cambio de combinación de la cerradura.
• Se agradece el cuidado de los huéspedes por mantener una conducta adecuada a las normas estándares, sin afectar a los vecinos o a los restantes ocupantes de la casa durante su estancia.
• Los anfitriones están en disposición permanente de auxiliarlos en cualquier asunto no previsto que les afecte y en garantizarles una estancia saludable, segura y feliz.

Rules
• As a rule the entrance to the room is done at 14een. hours.
• Upon arrival at the apartment guest must sign register in the Official Register of Tenants, for which must have passport and visa documents. If companion Cuban nationals must have ID card Individualities are respected and not discriminate against anyone at all.
• Access to the room is for the guest or guests registered. You may invite another person or friendship to temporarily visit the room for which the host should be informed in advance and the person must show, before entering it, his identity card to take data without official registration. This is done for safety reasons.
• The hosts are non-smoking. Smoking is prohibited in common areas of the apartment. To permit smoking inside the room is necessary to take off the air conditioning and open the windows to allow good air circulation.
• Guests must guarantee their entry and exit of the apartment closing the entrance door and checking that it has been properly closed.
• Using the keys is delivered with reservation of the room and is not transferable to others. The loss of keys by the guest involves the payment of the amount of replenishment and change of combination lock.
• Care of guests is thanked for maintaining appropiate behavior to standard rules, without affecting the remaining residents or occupants of the house during your stay.
• The hosts are constantly available to assist guests in any matter not expected to affect them and guarantee a healthy, safety and happy stay.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

7 Reviews

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    Scotland
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    Had a great stay at Albertina's house, lovely family good location.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Albertina in ,

    Thank you very much for your kind words. I wish you a lot of health and personal success. Greetings.

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    India
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    November 2017

    Fantastic family. Both Retired professor of Havana University are very well behaved. will remember the discussion we had over dining table on life of JOSE MARTI, CHEGUAVR, FIDLE CASTRO.....and contemporary politics, culture, Music ,, food, history.. and what not. Lucky stay for me. Good breakfast . Cuba is a very good country.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Albertina in ,

    Thanks you very much , Mr. Sandarka for your evaluation. You are the type of guest a host would like to have at home every time.Greetings and good health for you and your family.Albertina.

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    Italy
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    Albertina è una signora molto ospitale, che oltre ad avermi accolto nella sua casa tenuta con molta cura,mi ha aiutato a risolvere i problemi della mia prima permanenza a Cuba ,La Havana.
    E' sempre stata molto attenta a tutte le mie esigenze in modo competente e partecipe. Ringrazio
    lei ed il marito per l' accoglienza che mi hanno riservato.Mi sento di consigliare a chi è interessato
    a visitare La Havana di rivolgersi ad Albertina,non solo per la sua ospitalità e la competenza,ma anche perchè il quartiere del Vedado mi è sembrato sicuro. La sua vicinanza al lungomare consente inoltre a chi ama passeggiare, di arrivare al centro storico, senza necessariamente far ricorso ai mezzi pubblici. Quando avrò l' opportunità di fare un altro viaggio a Cuba,accoglierò l' invito a ritornare da Albertina con molto piacere.Giuliana Barbierato

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Albertina in ,

    Hola Giuliana, muchas gracias, mis saludos cubanos. Para nosotros fue muy grata tu estancia en nuestra casa, te recordamos con mucho amor.Siempre serás bienvenida. Te deseo mucha suerte y salud. Espero que puedas visitarnos fe nuevo. Cariños.Albertina

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    China

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    our hostess Albertina is very kind and thoughtful. breakfast was delicious and plentiful. location of the apartment is great. we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Albertina in ,

    Hola Meng, mis saludos cubanos. Muchas gracias por tu evaluación. Nosotros nos fue muy agradable su estancia en casa. Esperamos tenerlos de nuevo como huéspedes. Mis saludos a tu compañero.Cordialmente. Albertina

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    United States
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Albertina and her husband, Alfredo, are super! I felt so comfortable there and the location is perfect. The room and the apartment are really nice with everything you could need to feel at home. Albertina helped me with advice and they were both a cheerful and warm presence. I look forward to staying with them again!! Abrazos Albertina y Alfredo!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Albertina in ,

    Muchas gracias Susan por tu evaluación.Tu estancia en casa para nuestra familia fue muy agradable .Eres una persona muy especial, tu caracter afable, respetuoso,cordial,hizo que fueras parte de nuestra familia.Esperamos que pronto puedas volver a visitarnos

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    My husand and I had a wonderful stay at Albertina's. She was very gracious, friendly, helpful and accommodating to us. Her homestay was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Her location is very nice; close to restaurants, buses, and is next to the iconic, beautiful Hotel National. Vedado is a safe and interesting area of Havana. We walked every where to see and enjoy the sceneries.
    We will stay at Albertina's when we return to Cuba next time!
    Thank you Albertina and Alfredo!
    Paul and Anna

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Albertina in ,

    Hello Anna and Paul: thank you so much for your comments and so favorable evaluation for our accommodation. It was very enjoyable your visit and we hope that soon we can see you again.Our regards.Thanks for so much praise.A big kiss.Albertina and Alfredo

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    Italy
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    Bellissima esperienza durata purtroppo solo due giorni. L'ubicazione della casa è perfetta per raggiungere qualsiasi parte dell'havana. Taxi, coco taxi sono facilmente reperibili appena fuori dall'appartamento, zona sicura per passeggiate notturne e ben servita da bar, ristoranti ed internet point. L'ospitalità di Albertina è indescrivibile!! L'accoglienza, l'affetto, la bontà e la disponibilità dimostrataci in qualsiasi situazione è difficile da descrivere a parole. Grazie ai suoi consigli abbiamo passato dei bellissimi giorni all'havana. Consigliatissimo.

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    Host reply
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    Hola Emanuela
    Muchas gracias por tus comentarios en Homestay,espero que tu y tu marido estén bien y que hayan tenido una feliz estancia en Cuba.Un beso bien grande.Albertina

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