Casa La Clave De Galiano
Lovely bright, and airy 2 bedroom private self-contained and fully equipped apartment with WIFI INTERNET, located in the heart of Havana where you will be greeted with a very warm Cuban welcome. The apartment has a large balcony with a view of the sea, just 50 paces from the Malecon Habanero (seafront) and 2 blocks from La Casa de la Musica, so why not sit with a drink, relax and experience real Cuban life. Our guests have their own lovely private apartment within a small, safe and friendly building in the very heart of the Cuban capital.
Unlike most apartments and casa particulares in Havana, ours has WIFI Internet provided. As is standard in hotels and all other locations with WIFI access on the island, our guests just need to buy a card to connect. 1-2 cuc buys an hour of Internet connection, and this will allow for the connection of tablets, laptops and mobile phones simultaneously, from the comfort of our apartment or balcony. Cards can be purchased at Hotel Deauville opposite the apartment.
The apartment is very modern inside, whilst still retaining a number of its original features. The high ceilings and the large balcony doors and windows throughout the apartment, along with its proximity to the sea, provide an airy feel and a flow of air through the apartment. Guests can choose to relax in the comfortable living/dining room, or sit and have a drink and watch Havana life go by from the balcony with its sea view. Our two bedroom apartment which was completely renovated in early 2016 is situated on the second (and top) floor of a 1950s apartment block in Central Havana (there is no lift in our building). The flat comprises of a double bedroom with a double bed, and a second double bedroom with twin single beds, both with air conditioning, original built-in wardrobes, and safety deposit boxes. The photography throughout the apartment is the work of Cesar, and most of the photos were taken in Centro Havana. Print are available for sale.
Both the kitchen and the bathroom have been completely remodelled. The kitchen provides everything required to prepare meals, should guests wish to, including a hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee-maker, as well as pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. The fully fitted bathroom has a modern shower with 24-hour hot and cold running water, we also provide some basics such as shampoo, soap, shower gel, coffee, tea, sugar and condiments for our guests. A hairdryer and iron are also provided for guests.
Guests are given sets of keys and sole access to the whole apartment for the duration of their stay.
We are Cesar (Cuban) and Lou (Welsh), a married couple living in London. We regularly travel to Cuba to visit family and friends and we stay in our apartment whilst we are there, but the rest of the time we choose to rent our home out to tourists visiting Cuba who want to stay in an authentic and lively part of town. We want our guests to experience the best that Havana has to offer and to gain some insight into authentic Cuban life. Cesar grew up and has spent most of his life in Central Havana before re-locating to the UK, and our friend, Laura who manages the apartment for us, is a lifelong resident of Central Havana. Our good friend and family neighbour, Laura manages our apartment for us.
Laura is available to meet our guests when they arrive, and to provide information about the apartment, the local area, and trips to other parts of Cuba during their stay, should guests require this. Laura lives locally and as a life-long resident of Centro Havana, she is perfectly placed to help guests to make the most of what Havana has to offer, and to provide insight into the lives of ordinary Habaneros. Laura speaks Spanish, English and French Every 3 days the apartment is cleaned and bed linen and towels are changed for guests. Should guests require a more frequent or daily service, this can be provided at an additional cost.
Rooms: Entire flat with 2 bedrooms
Languages: Spanish and English (Owners for contact), Laura who manages the property speaks Spanish, English and French
Modalities: Children in the house, cozy, 1950s, hidden gem, modern inside, street noise
Amenities: Internet for guests, parking service -Guests can park outside hotel Deauville which is attended 24 hours a day for a fee (paid to the parking attendant). This is 2 mins walk away and is visible from the balcony of the apartment- private entrance, balcony, safety box, breakfast service, tv, double bed and two single beds, private bathroom, gay friendly
Address: Avenida de Italia (Galiano) #104. Trocadero y Lagunas, Centro Havana, Cuba
GPS: 23.141041, -82.363668
Phone: +53 53 442 470 We also have a Cuban mobile for guests which they can use during their stay. They just pay for the cost of any minutes they have used or texts they have sent
Owner: Lou Mesa & Julio Cesar Mesa Acosta
Casa Colonial La Terraza
Our casa particular was built in 1923. From my grandparents who were from Spain, the property has been given from generation to generation (my parents and now mine) The casa has two rooms and an apartment, to facilitate the comprehension, we numbered the rooms: rooms 1 and 2 have 2 double beds, where 4 people can sleep comfortably.
Every room has an air- conditioner, a refrigerator, a TV set, a fan and a private bathroom, whereas the apartment has a living- dining room, a kitchen, a refrigerator, a TV set, a fan, a safe and a private bathroom. Our house keeps cold and hot water and electricity 24 hours a day
All rooms and the apartment have free access to the principal terrace, which is welcoming to enjoy the breeze from the sea and also our tropical sun.
Our services are based on our clients needs. It is offered: • To pick up from the airport to the house • Breakfast: Every day from 6:30am to 11: 00 am, it includes a tropical fruit salad, eggs, bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, chocolate, or any other of your choice. • Lunch or Dinner: It is offered every day, elaborated by the best cook of the family and it has to be booked previously. The Menu includes Pork, Chicken, Fish and Lobster with white rice or congri rice, beans, vegetable mixed salad, boiled potatoes with creole dressing or French fries, depending on the clients ‘choice. • Laundry if it is requested. • Cleaning service is done every day • Dancing lessons, taught by outstanding professors of different rhythms, such as: salsa and folklore • Spanish, English and Russian lessons. • Manicure and barbershop • Massage
We are always ready to satisfy our guest needs Our slogan is: You will be always welcome to our house.
Rooms: 3 and one apartment
Languages: Spanish, English
Modalities: Colonial, Romantic, Quiet, Urban
Amenities: Internet for guests, Parking service, Gay friendly, Laundry service, Balcony, Airconditioning, Minibar, Safety box, Breakfast service, Dinner service, TV, Private bathroom, Bathroom with tub, Bathroom with shower, Extra bed available
Address: Padre Varela #207, e/ Neptuno y Concordia, Centro Havana, Cuba
GPS: 23.137968, -82.370389
Phone: +53 78641275
Owner: Nora Esquivel Martinez