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Capitol of Havana




Street at Centro Habana








Hotel Nacional




El Malecon




Havana's Catedral




Museum of rum




Musicans in old Havana




Houses in front of the Capitol




Plaza vieja, Havana





Plaza Vieja, Havana





View from the Hotel Habana Libre over Centro Habana





Vedado, Havana

Casa Particular Havana

Casa Particular / B&B Centro Habana

For me Centro Habana is one of the best places to stay in Habana. This part of Habana is located right between the old town of Habana, called Habana Vieja and the newer part called Vedado. So it easy to do a lot of sightseeing just walking. Also it's cheaper to stay at Centro Habana compared with other places in Habana. The following three houses are certainly among the best of Centro Habana.


fotos from the houseElizabeth y Güicho
Galiano #307, Apto. A_1
e/ Neptuno y San Miguel
mapCentro Habana
La Habana
Tel.: (+53) 78 616 798

Mobile: (+53) 53 300 760

Price: Special Sommer-Price: 20 CUC/room, breakfast included
Note: Just a few meters from Casa de la Música, in the downtown Elizabeth and Güicho rent six bedrooms; each one has two beds, a safe, a fan, air conditioning, and independent bathroom with hot and cold water.
Bedroom numbers 1, 2 and 3 are in the first floor apartment of a building on Galiano Street. Room 4 is actually a whole, quiet and spacious apartment for your own. You have a room with two beds (if you like it's posible to put one more), a bath room, a small kitchen, a courtyard and a living room at your disposal. For this room/the apartment you pay 5 CUC more than for the other rooms - really fair I think.
Rooms number 5 and 6 are in another building that is three minutes walk from the first building. This apartment is totally independent and completely restored.
Hosts from rooms 1 and 2 share a living room with refrigerator, TV set, music player, a well equipped kitchen and a balcony with a good view to Galiano Street, one of the main and most commercial streets of Havana. Room number 3, though small, has its own entrance. With approval of guests from room 1 and 2 one may also use the living room, kitchen and balcony; this bedroom may be rented independently at a lower price (5 CUC less).
Then, Elizabeth and Güicho rent two bedrooms in an apartment which is independent. This apartment with all its bedrooms is completely repaired all new at good standard; it has a living room and a small kitchen. Bedroom number 5 (a little bigger) has a small balcony too. If one rents the two bedrooms, then a wholly independent apartment is enjoyed at a price of 40 CUC a night; if you rent the entire apartment but using just one room, this one will cost 35 CUC while the other remains closed.
For their guests Elizabeth and Güicho prepare an abundant and delicious breakfast with bread, eggs as one wills, fruits, fresh juice, plentiful and exquisite coffee, at a price of 5 CUC per capita. Highly recommended! This neighborhood is suggested for small groups of persons since up to 12 people may be hosted in all Elizabeth and Güicho apartments. Besides, some other neighbors also rent in this building.

Reservation: It's highly recomended to make a reservation in advance. possible by phone, e-Mail or WhatsApp-Message to Mobile: (+53) 53 300 760.


Pictures of the houseLic. Carlos Luis Valderrama Moré
Neptuno #404, 2do piso
mape/ San Nicolás y Manrique
Centro Habana
La Habana
The house at TripadvisorTel.: (+53) 78 679 842

Price: Special price für stays until end of Octubre 2018:
20 CUC/room (for 1 person, breakfast included) or
25 CUC/room (for 2 persons, breakfast included)
the independent apartment 80 CUC/night
Note: In Centro Havana, Carlos and his wife Maylin rent rooms, just 500 meters away from some interesting places such as La Habana Vieja, the Capitolio, the Central Park, the Malecon, the Barrio Chino and the Casa de la Musica, that is few meters from their renting rooms.

Rooms #1, #2 and #3 are in the main apartment. Each room has a bathroom with hot and cold water (from a central water heater). Rooms #1 and #2 have silent air conditioning while room #3 has a normal air conditioning. All rooms have fan, safe, refrigerator and two single beds (in room #1) and double beds (in rooms #2 and #3). This apartment also has a dining-room, a small terrace, bedrooms and a family kitchen.

On the top floor there is room #4, wide with a double and a single bed. This room has fan, air conditioning, safe and a bath with hot/cold water (through a central water heater). Since July 2016 in this floor, Carlos is renting a separate apartment which has a big dining room, a modest kitchen with refrigerator, a small terrace and two rooms well ventilated by windows and small decks. Rooms have silent air conditioning, fan and safe. Room #5 has a double bed and room #6 has two single beds. Both rooms share a bathroom with hot/cold water (through a central water heater). This apartment was recently renewed and equipped with new furniture designed for it. The apartment has a direct access to a terrace that can be used by all guests. The renting of the whole apartment usually is about 80 CUC/night.

As stated before Carlos house has a terrace that may be used by all guests; there is also a wide gym (built by Carlos) that is available for everybody. Carlos and Maylin prepare good breakfast (5 CUC/person) and if you wish they also prepare a delicious supper (from 10 CUC/person).

For many years this house has been desired by all customers since it is well located, very warm and familiar. Carlos and Maylin are very kind hosts and Carlos speaks English so he may help his guests in any need. You are going to feel at home. But you have to book on time!

Reservation: by phone or byby e-Mail


photos from the houseLic. Marilys Herrera Gonzalez
Concordia No. 714 (altos)
mape/ Soledad y Aramburu
Centro Habana
La Habana
The house at TripadvisorTel. (+53) 78 781 653 / 78 700 608
Mobile (+53) 53 638 730

Price: 120 CUC/appartment
Note: Marilys and her husband Miguel rent the whole floor above their flat. There are four rooms, two bathrooms, livingroom, diningroom, a kitchen with all the necesary things for preparing a good breakfast or meal - and very important - a huge terrace. At the terrace you will find a table and some chairs. A nice place for drinking a cold Cuba Libre or Mojito, enjoing the Sun, reading a book, playing a game or whatelse.It's a very nice and clean place.
All rooms have aircondition, ventilator, fridge, TV. Room#1 has two twin beds. Room #2 and #3 have a double bed. Room #4 is downstairs at the owner's flat.
Because of the near see you even can enjoy a sea brise in your room if the windows are open.
Since April 2016 you only can rent the whole appartment for your own, for example for a family this is perfect. The price for the four rooms, two bathrooms, the kitchen, terrace and so on is 120 CUC a day. Although you've your own kitchen Marilys also prepars you a delicious breakfast if you want to - 5 CUC per person.

Reservation: I recomend to make a reservation in advance. You can reserve also by e-Mail


Photos from the houseSra. Zeila Riverón
Concordia #255, apto. 301
e/ Campanario y Perseverancia
Centro Habana
La Habana
Tel. (+53) 78 625 492

Price: 25 CUC/room
Description: For some years now Doctor Zoila Riveron is renting two bedrooms in her apartment of Centro Habana, near the Havana pier (el Malecon) and closed to the oldest part of the city, La Habana Vieja.
Each room has a double and a single bed, its own bathroom and a small balcony. Both rooms have air conditioning, fan, TV set and refrigerator. Zeila prepares a delicious breakfast for only 4 CUC.
If you are looking for luxury it is not your place, but if you wish honest Cuban hospitality this is the house to feel pleased. Zeila is a wonderful woman!

Reservation: By phone or e-Mail


Photos from the houseAlexis y Leydis
San Nicolas 312 (bajos)
e/ San Miguel y Neptuno
Centro Habana
La Habana
Telf.: (+53) 78 785 217 / (+53) 78 648 794
Cel: (+53) 58 273 705 / (+53) 58 273 706

Price: 25 CUC/room
Note: In Centro Habana, a couple of minutes walking from Casa de la Musica and ten minutes from Havana Vieja, there are 4 rooms rented by Alexis, son of Guicho (see first house of the list) and his wife Leydis. All rooms have air conditioning (modern and silent) and fans. Rooms in the second floor share one bathroom and the two rooms in the first floor have one bathroom for each room. All bathrooms have hot and cold water. This house has, in both floors, a place to stay. There is a small kitchen for you in the first level. Upstairs there are armchairs to read or talk. All is simple and clean. Due to the way of building two floors in one level it was not possible to build any window for rooms. Those looking for a centric and clean place where one may even talk with the host or other guests certainly will feel at home here.

Reservaction: by phone or e-Mail (Spanish and a little English).


Pictures of the houseMabel Hernandez
Industria #270, 8vo. Piso, Apto. 803
e/ Neptuno y Virtudes
Centro Habana
La Habana
The house at TripadvisorTel. (+53) 78 635 706

Price: 25 CUC/room
Note: Just a few minutes from the Parque Central, near the old town Mabel rents a nice room in her flat in the 8th floor. If you don't have fear entering a Cuban elevator or if you like stairs, then it's very recomendable place. From the balcon you have a good few over Centro Habana and even the sea you will see. The room has the usual amenities: ventilator, air condition and a small fridge for you own use. The bathroom is just opposite your room. It's modern and with the usual hot and cold water. Normally Mabel rents the room with a matrimonial bed. If you want rent the other room with a big and a small bed (have a look at the fotos, room #2) just ask Mabel when you reserve your room. Normally Mabel rents just one room. If in any case they rent both, you will have to share the bathroom. So if you don't like this I suggest to ask her when you make your reservation. Mabel will prepare you a breakfast if you like.

Reservation: by phone or by e-Mail (spanish and english).


Casa Particular / B&B Vedado

Vedado is a part of the city with a lot of nightlife, hotels and nice old house. Before of the Cuban Revolution the hotel National was the place where the Mafia and a lot of famous people of this times where staying at. The rich people prefered to live in this, rather quiet part of the city with its old trees.
Who's looking for a silent room in a nice old villa but also want's to be near important places of Habana is at the Vedado on the right place. But the rooms here are a little bit more exepensiv and for example to go to Habana Vieja, the old town, you have to catch a taxi - or walk a lot.

Fotos vom HausSra. Zoila Zayas Ulloa
Calle K #254 bajos, apto. 1
e/ 15 y 17, Vedado
mapLa Habana
Tel. (+53) 78 311 764

Price: 30-50 CUC/room
Note: At Zoila´s place you feel back in the Havana of the 1950s. The apartment with classy antique furniture is located in a stately home in a quiet side-road just a few minutes´ walk away from the Hotel National and Habana Libre.
There is a large room with a double and a single bed waiting for you, which provides all the accustomed comfort – such as fan, air conditioning, mini bar and on top French windows. Subsequently a bathroom was installed.
Zoila also rents a small room. If you don't spend a lot of time in your room, and if you like to enjoy the good location, the nice house and Zoila's hospitality you will feel good here. The small room also provides you a double bed, a fan, air conditioning and a bathroom with hot and cold water.
All guests have the the dining room, the living room and the spacious terrace at their disposal. Upon request Zoila prepares a tasty breakfast for you.

Reservation: by phone or by e-Mail (spanish and english).


fotos from the houseCasa Fina
Calle K #256
e/ 15 y 17
La Habana
Telf. (+53) 78 320 620
Mobile (+53) 52 840 118

Mobile (+53) 58 184 180

Price: 40-50 CUC/room (50 CUC during high season from November to March and 40 CUC for the rest of the year).
Note: ANext to Zoila´s, Fina and her son Pepe rent two rooms in a colonial house of El Vedado. This house is located in a quiet though centric street. In few minutes one may reach, on foot, the Hotel Nacional, the Habana Libre Hotel or the Malecon.
The "yellow" room has a double bed, a small sofa-bed, closet, safe, air conditioning, refrigerator and its own bathroom with hot/cold water (by central heating system). The "green" room has the same conditions but instead of a sofa-bed it has two armchairs and a small table; that is a sitting room. Both rooms are furnished and decorated with epoch style. These rooms have independent access.
The family space may also be shared by guests. The house porch is the perfect place to relax in a rocking chair after a long walk by the city.
Fina can prepare a delicious breakfast (5 CUC/person). Pepe has a car that is always ready for any taxi service you may need. He may pick you up at the airport and take you wherever you want. In fact, this is a quiet, stylish, and well situated house.
Finally you decide how much you want to share with this family!


photos from the houseEddy Gutierrez Bouza
Calle 21 #408 bajos
e/ F y G, Vedado
La Habana
Tel. (+53) 78 325 207

Price: 30-35 CUC
Note: 35 CUC are rather expensive but it's really comfortable, better than many hotels. For exemple they will clean the room everyday, you´ve got even a small kitchen for preparing a coffee or something else. Air Condition. The room has to matrimonial beds, so there can live up to four people in the room.
The security is an other reason why it´s worth to pay this price.

Reservation: only by phone


Travel suggestions Havana

If you go to Cuba you have to go to Habana, that is right. I was more than three months in this city and I never felt boring. Havana is the best place to begin a trip. From the capital are leaving train, bus and airplane to all parts of Cuba. For discover Habana I recomend the same I recomend for every city: walking, walking, walking. Look into the shops, houses, get into touch with the people, feel, enjoy Habana.


Eat out - Recommendations for a good lunch / dinner in Havana

In no other place of Cuba you can find so many good restaurants and special paladares (private restaurants) as in Havana. While in many places of the island it is better to eat at the house you are staying, here in the capital it is more advisable going out to restaurants. Some changes in Cuban law at the end of 2011 brought about the opening of many private restaurants in a growing number all over the country. However, differences concerning prices, quality and environment are significant among restaurants of Havana and the rest of the island. That´s why I prepared a list of very especial restaurants that I enjoy very much whenever I visit the capital of Cuba.

Habana Vieja / Old Habana


Centro Havana / Chinatown






At night

A selection of bars, discoteques and places for enjoy the Night in Habana. There are always places for going out. Here I offer you a small list with new and well known places, most of are open every day.

For more places consult the cartelera ().



From Habana you have many possibilites for making excursions. Impossible to describe everyone. So I only give you some ideas for leaving the city for a few hours or one or two days. Have also a look to the travel suggestions which normally starts and ends in Habana.



Taxi in Havanna - Recommendable Taxi-drivers in Havana




























In Habana you can always call also an oficial taxi directly to Cubataxi calling to 78 555 555.


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