Estudio Alicia Reviews
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July 6 2013
Name: Roger Evans
Country: Wales, UK
I stayed here at: 12/06/2013
My review: Studio Alicia is the best all-round casa particular I have found in 15 years travelling to Cuba. What makes Studio Alicia unique are:
* the location. This neighbourhood is so close (proximity - short taxi or bus ride) but so far (in atmosphere) from Old and Central Havana. It is quiet! In a tree-lined street and just a stone's-throw from the ocean and cooling sea breezes. Unlike the noisier parts of tourist Havana, at Studio Alicia you can have a good night's sleep, or afternoon siesta, without disturbance from street noises. And having a separate entrance and a private patio makes Studio Alicia so different from many Cuban casas. To top off a perfect stay, the owner, Alicia, is a fluent English-speaker and a mine of information both locally and nationally. Nothing is too much trouble for Alicia.
Casa specifics: English speaking, Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Elegant, Comfortable, Hidden gem, Roomy, Romantic, Charming, Beautiful, Safe, Garden, Children in the house, Patio
Amenities: Internet for guests, Parking service, TV, Safety box, Private entrance, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Laundry service, Balcony, Garden, Breakfast service, Dinner service, Queensize bed, Extra bed available, Bathroom with tub, Bathroom with shower, Private parking
How was your room?: We were struck by how much room there is in Studio Alicia, again something lacking in some Cuban casa particulars. And the temperature was perfect, in the grueling heat of mid-summer. This is due to the design of the apartment, built to maximise the breezes and position of the sun (and shade). Plenty of windows too help. Studio Alicia is separate to the owner's accommodation so feels especially private. And the patio is perfect for sitting outside for breakfast or an evening drink.
How was the food they offer?: The breakfasts were delicious and Alicia was open to both requests and ideas.
Other services they offer: Alicia is well travelled so understands the needs of independent travellers. She has an excellent understanding of Cuba, and how things work both locally and nationally.
June 21 2013
Name: gip van grimbergen
I stayed here at: 01/12/2012
My review: This is a lovely colonial house with two seperated studios. They are well equiped with kitchen and private bathroom.
The appartments have got private entrances.
The guestfamily is very kind and helpful for all your needs.
It's situated 50m from the sea in the neighbourhood of several hotels with wifi connection.
Casa specifics: English speaking, Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Comfortable, Colonial, Cozy, Roomy, Romantic, Charming, Beautiful, Safe
Amenities: TV, Safety box, Private entrance, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Laundry service, Balcony, Breakfast service, Bathroom with shower
June 3 2013
Name: Alfred the 7th
My review: Wonderful......you feel at home!
Breakfast with the best fruits.....
Alice is really ALICE IN WONDERLAND!
I have been at Estudio Alicia several times....I will come back already in December!
Cuba enjoys better in Miramar....at Estudio Alicia!
Casa specifics: English speaking, Quiet, Charming, Safe, Patio
Amenities: Private entrance, Private bathroom, Breakfast service, Extra bed available, Bathroom with shower
How was your room?: perfect!
August 29 2011
I stayed here at: 4/5/2010
Estudio Alicia Havana Miramar
My review: Like the others who have written reviews, I fell in love with the studio at first sight! And like several others, I am a regular guest since 2008.
It is a rare thing for casas particulares in Cuba to have the possibility of complete privacy with a completely separate studio which has a private terrace and a private entrance in the back. You also have a fully equipped kitchen enabling you to cook your own food as you wish.
However the option of privacy does not exclude the possibility of contact with Alicia and her adorable and cultivated family.. Alicia is open, friendly and very serviceable. She is willing to go to great lengths for her guests to feel welcome, comfortable and enjoy their stay. Contrary to many Cubans she speaks excellent English partly due to British roots. So those who do not speak Spanish can be calm, any help they would need in the language department, she will offer.
The house is extremely charming and cute and stands out like a light house in the neighborhood, beautifully painted in white and blue with a small flower hedge of Mar Pacifico in the front. When looking at the house and one can easily appreciate the continuous and very hard work Alicia puts into keeping her house at this high standard. Towards her guests she is the same way.
Staying in Calle 36 at Casa Alicia one may enjoy both the vicinity to the ocean and the relative calm of the residential area. I have lived in different parts of Havana, but this is clearly the part I prefer. A great mixture of calm and lively.
I give Estudio Alicia my very highest recommendations!!
Casa specifics: Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Comfortable, Romantic, Charming, Beautiful, Safe, Garden, Patio
Amenities: Internet, Parking service, Safety box, Private entrance, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Laundry service, Balcony, Garden, Ceiling fan, Dinner service, Queensize bed, Bathroom with shower, Private parking
How was your room?: I loved it!
Other services they offer: Tourist Information
June 16 2011
Name: Elma Blair
Country: United States
I stayed here at: 10/7/2010
My review: I fell in love with Alicia Studio on my first visit to Havana several years ago. It is a large and cozy studio with amenities such as private bath, full kitchen, dining area, and a lovely terrace with plants and patio furniture from where you can watch the beautiful tropical sunsets. Also, it has many windows and a view of the sea, which is only a block away. The neighborhood is safe and quiet and close to the center of the city. I particularly like the absolute privacy Alicia offers, while providing the famous Cuban hospitality.
Casa specifics: Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Comfortable, Cozy, Safe
Amenities: Internet, TV, Private entrance, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Balcony, Queensize bed
How was your room?: Excellent.
June 14 2011
Name: Franoise Olga
I stayed here at: 4/25/2011
My review: I am a returning guest since 2005. This independant studio with is own entrance is very confortable and clean with a nice sunny terrace and a safe and quiet neighborhood. If you want to make your own meal there are food stores very near or you can find restaurants as well. The proximity of the touristic bus to go to Old Havana is very practical too. The owner Alicia will take care of all your needs. Go there and enjoy.
Casa specifics: Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Comfortable, Safe, Garden, Patio
Amenities: Internet, Parking service, TV, Safety box, Private entrance, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Ceiling fan, Bathroom with shower, Private parking
June 13 2011
I stayed here at: 10/3/2011
Estudio Alicia Havana Miramar
My review: What can one add to the other comments if not which this place, at the same time quiet and located well, is a true independent flat. Personally, I made of it my usual residence with Havana; I go there 2 or 3 times a year, a pleasant place in any season. From the window one can see the sea which is with 100 meters, which allows, for people who make diving, like me, to know if they can go to the diving center which is at 5 minutes with foot. That is almost always the case. Lastly, the scents and the beauty of Alicias exotic garden come to perfect the general good being of this place.
Casa specifics: Quiet, Comfortable, Charming, Beautiful, Garden
Amenities: Internet, TV, Private entrance, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Bathroom with shower
June 10 2011
Name: guido van hellemont
I stayed here at: 10/15/2010
My review: casa alicia is simply the best. I did make my research.
The connection with Havana Vieja and Havana centro is easy for no cost by bus P1, only 200 meters away from the house.
In the neighborhood several big hotels with WIFI and shops, if you prefer to prepare your food in your appartment.
Casa specifics: Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Comfortable, Colonial, Cozy, Charming, Beautiful, Safe
Amenities: Internet, TV, Safety box, Private entrance, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Balcony, Breakfast service, Bathroom with tub, Bathroom with shower
How was your room?: splendid appartement
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