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.
Price: 25 CUC/room, breakfast 5 CUC/person
Reservation: It's highly recomended to make a reservation in advance. Also possible by e-Mail
Price: 25 CUC/room / the independent apartment 80 CUC
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!
Price: 120 CUC/appartment
Reservation: I recomend to make a reservation in advance. You can reserve also by e-Mail
Price: 25 CUC/room
Reservation: By phone or e-Mail
Price: 25 CUC/room
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.
Price: 20-35 CUC/room
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!
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
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.
In Habana you can always call also an oficial taxi directly to Cubataxi calling to 78 555 555.