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Luxury Orange Private Suite. Havana Circa 1935.

Alfredo

Luxury Orange Private Suite. Havana Circa 1935.

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 private bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Staffed private residence in Havana with all modern amenities. Originally built in 1935 and perfectly located in the heart of downtown Havana.

Three separate, private, large, and independent bedrooms each with a full bathroom. You would be occupying the ORANGE suite (Master Suite).

Steps from every other major landmark in downtown Havana.

You will be able to relax and enjoy everything Havana has to offer from the comfort and security of our luxury property.

All are welcome!

Amenities

Air conditioning
Dryer
Essentials
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with building staff

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Wide hallway clearance

Availability

65 Reviews

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Rye User Profile
Rye
July 2018
Great place to stay in Havana! Clean room, nice bathroom, air conditioning (crucial). The women who work there are great. They don't speak English but managed to help us when we had questions anyway, and will make a breakfast that I recommend getting every morning. Especially nic…
Alfredo User Profile
Response from Alfredo:
Dear Rye! Thank you very much for your lovely and nice comment and your excellent consideration to our work in Havana. All the best, Alfredo.
July 2018
Courtney User Profile
Courtney
June 2018
Had a lovely time! We were really able to soak in the culture of Havana with this location. Best restaurant we found throughout the whole trip was right down the block, maybe 2 minutes of a walk from the AirBnB, called El Cuarto de Tula. The Orange Room had plenty of space and wa…
Alfredo User Profile
Response from Alfredo:
Dear Courtney! I am so hlad you had such a great experience in Havana!!!! It was very important for you both to connect with the city and the country. Thank you very much for your lovely comment. Let me know when the next time will be. Very sincerely, Alfredo.
June 2018
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Dale
May 2018
Beautiful casa if you want to be near Vedado area - amazing space and decor and bathroom.. great bed and shower is amazing. We didn’t enjoy the food provided but possibly an off day, effort was made and presentation was fine but food was just not good. Also Cleaning fee very high…
Alfredo User Profile
Response from Alfredo:
Dale! Thank you for your review. As I told before there is a bug in the system that raises the Cleaning fee and also adds a Maintenance fee that I have no idea what it is. I have reported to the specific people about that. It is the same bug that asks European people for a justification to visit Cuba as if they were Americans. I don't understand your complaint about the location. These are your words: "Walkable to Vedado or the Malecon but need to taxi elsewhere." I am wondering what would you like to be in a place where you can walk to the whole city? You can not expect to be in a place close to every single corner. Havana is not a Town. It is a city with more than 1 million people living there. Using your same "logical" argument if you are outside the Havana will be close to Miramar bur far of everything else and it is a LOT BETTER, to be in Central Havana close to Vedado and Habana Vieja. Anyway... Have a good one.
May 2018
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Jorge
May 2018
My mom and I would definitely NOT stay NOR recommend this airbnb. there were many aspects of the airbnb that we unfortunately did not like at all. 1. The TVs are just decorative, they don't work. 2. The safe box (which is a great value add item to a room) was decorative as well a…
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Response from Alfredo:
Hi, Jorge! I am very happy that you wrote this Review which I am now to answer, especially some things that are very important. I will go point by point as you wrote them, so my analysis will be more clear. I do hope you don't mind. 1. The Televisions at Home all of them work perfectly. Sometimes there are problems with the reception in the whole area because that is the situation there, but even when there is a Reception trouble it will last hours no more than that. I was at the House just before you arrive and they were ALL working as usual. 2. The same with the Safe Boxes. Even we have one as spare one just in case there is a trouble. Precisely I did bring the spear one in the visit I did just before your arrival. ALL of them are working as usual. 3. Was there Hot water the first morning? How long does that situation last? 10 seconds, half a minute? You have no idea the effort, work, and sacrifice we have to do (and any other owner of a Casa Particular) to have, keep and maintain water for their guests in a city where that is A VERY SCARCE RESOURCE. The same with the Heat for the water. In spite of that situation, we have on the roof enough recipients for the water, even at this time of the year we save the Heater because the water just comes HOT enough from the roof directly without using the Heater. 4. It is very ironic and a lack of respect and Education the question about if we wash the sheet between guests. With that kind of language, you are demonstrating your lack of education and how immature you are. I will skip the point 5 for the end about the Staff. I hope it is Ok with you. 6. This is the procedure that we have established at the House, the Bill is presented to the guest while having Breakfast. A LOT OF TIMES, the guest take it a pay later, or at the end, that is no problem. We do exactly as it is done in any other place or Official Restaurant. Ther is nothing rude in that. 7. Again you mention the Television in the same way you did in point #1. 8. The Staff was NOT pushing you at all, on the contrary. They were protecting you. When I visit, just before you, I told them to find one or two good Drivers to take our clients to the different places in Havana because there had been several incidents with Tourists in the area and to avoid that it was better to have trusted drivers to take them. It was my personal and very recent order (again just before your arrival) to encourage our guests to use that Service for their own protection. We do not have people working for us on that "field", as I said I personally decided and gave the order to the Staff to suggest and encourage to use those Services to avoid any trouble for you, for the guests. Neither I nor the persons working there know about their prices, that is something that the driver fix with the client, but as you know, and I am sure you do agree with me, safety, trust and warranty that nothing will happen should be paid. As it said: you get what you pay. 9. Yes, you had absolutely right to stay there until 12:00m but the Staff explained to me that you have expressed you were ready to go, that why they told you that. The next guest was supposed to be there around 9:30 am if you were ready to go so there was no problem you were leaving and the next person could use the Suite before the checking time. Ah!! nobody showed up at 9:30 am. Since when the different ways of transportations coming from the other Provinces are so punctual? You were not in Germany but in Havana. I did leave for the end the point #5 in which you say several very bad adjectives about the Staff. I do not understand clearly. Suspiciously and oddly enough, you did mention to me in a private message these exact words: The place is nicely decorated and well located and Rosy lent us 25 CUCs the very first day to pay the taxi as he didn't have change. So, let me try to put this in order. When you arrive the Staff did help you to pay the Taxi, the 25CUC. The same Staff that you call Liar, rude and several more very despicable adjectives. I hope you understand the Staff has under absolutely NO obligation to do that for you. I was surprised because usually in the House we do not have that amount of money, we keep 7 to 10CUC in small change precisely to give the clients a change when they pay for a Service. Again I was very intrigued were the Staff got that BIG amount to make you that BIG favor. I did call there and she did explain to me. She had to go to the first neighbor and ask for the money. He did not have enough but gave her some, then she went to another neighbor and did the same thing and that is how she did complete the money you needed to pay for the Taxi. That is the person you have said all the horribles adjectives, you just mentioned in your comment. I believe you should be ashamed of yourself, really. I am not mad at you at all, on the contrary, I do believe you deserve pity and compassion. For whatever reason, for something that has happened to you with the people, with the society, generally speaking in your life, you hate and are against anything and anybody, and that attitude only shows a lack of security and weakness to be alone, to deal with life and society. You should work on that. It is about time. Your mother will not be able to be with you all the time and always to "protect" you from the "hostility of the world". Pretty soon you will be alone and will have to do it by yourself, so it is much better than you do think about this very seriously and in a very deep way. Your happiness lies on that, your happiness in life depends on what you are able to do ALONE. Because I am almost double your age, I am allowed to give you these sincere pieces of advice, because of my profession and very high and professional qualifications (modesty aside) I am again, allowed to tell you these things. It is up to you to make and work to create your own happiness, ALONE, by yourself with no help. Trust the people, trust the Human being. The world is wonderful and the capacity of interacting with others is what makes us Humans. When you see the famous half-filled glass of water, do not say it is half emptied, think and also say it is half full. Look at life with hope, people are good, life is wonderful. To be alive is a priceless gift. To finish remember this famous thought: "Men can not be more perfect than the sun. The sun burns with the same light as it heats up. The sun has spots. The ungrateful speak only of the spots. The grateful speak of the light. " Jose Marti. “Los hombres no pueden ser más perfectos que el sol. El sol quema con la misma luz con que calienta. El sol tiene manchas. Los desagradecidos no hablan más que de las manchas. Los agradecidos hablan de la luz.” Jose Marti
May 2018
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Dominique
May 2018
Very reasonably priced. The staff was extremely nice. But there were some untruths or omissions from the start that could not be corrected because the staff could never make an independent decision. For us, no WIFI meant we were "blind" (although the suite was described as "…
Alfredo User Profile
Response from Alfredo:
Dominique! I really do not know where to begin to answer you. There are so many incorrect statements, there is such as a wrong focus on the reality that I have to answer step by step. Let me copy one of your very many messages. Hi Alfredo, I can see you are already the perfect host. I am looking forward to staying at your residence. Again, we arrive on 4/29. I am making note of the address for the taxi. I have poured over maps many times and located it. I sort of know my way around Havana already without having been there haha! As I am already packing, I have some questions about what will be available in the rooms for us. I am assuming there are bed sheets, blankets, and pillows. Do you also provide a towel for the bathroom? Thanks Dominique 23 Apr 2018 It is clear that according to your message you either neither read nor understood the description and the things in the Suite for you and I have to write again everything that it was available for you. Another of your messages with questions: Oh and I forgot to ask if you get reliable WiFi at the Havana suite? I will save myself carrying my laptop if you don't have WiFi. Thanks! Dominique 10 Apr 2018 My answer: Dear Dominique! There is Wi-fi near the House in several places, one of them is all along Malecón. PLEASE, remember in Cuba the Internet is NOT what we are familiar with in North America. 11 Apr 2018 And this is what is written on the Airbnb webpage regarding Wifi in the House in the section Guest Resources: There is NO Wifi at home. You have to go outside for connection. Do you need more clarity than that? It is really extraordinary!!!! You complained that in the description it is said that the place is Laptop friendly. Explanation: the place is as a Laptop Friendly because ALL the person that has visited us in Business Trips AFTER READING the information about the lack of Wifi connection come with their Laptops prepared TO WORK there with the information, data, and analysis or whatever they have in the Memory of the Laptop. They do NOT come to play games on the Internet or to chat with friends, they come to work and they came prepared after the information provided. I did forget, according to Airbnb this is their definition of a Laptop friendly place: A table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in. So, a table is offered with also a chair and it is explained and very clearly written that there is NO WIFI in the House, so I really do not understand what or how you were confused, also I did answer to you directly. It seems to be that you were so excited that even reading the description and the details you had an idea in your mind, and that was it. Like what you say that the picture of the Kitchen made you think that you could use it. If there would have been a guest cooking I could agree with that but it was only the kitchen, plain kitchen no person, no text, just the reality of the kitchen to show how it looks like, so, my question would be: how is it possible that the foto, just by itself, gave you the impression that you could cook there? Very strange!!! Not to mention that it is written very clearly that the Staff is the only one allowed to do it. Again, very weird!!! The safe not working???!!! When was that? The safe was and still is perfectly working. I did leave a couple of days before you arrive and it was working, probably you did not use how to use it, in spite of that the instructions were written there, that is another completely different thing!! The Orange Suite and all of them are for two persons when two persons go together to one room, it does not matter if they are or not a couple they have to think that they are sharing the beds, the washroom, the closet, etc. EVERYTHING that the room has, if not they have to rent two separate rooms. You told the Manager you wanted another room for your friend and you were given another room, but of course, your friend was told that he had to pay and then, at that moment he went back to the original room with you. What did you think that you could get a room without paying? You were giving the chance to have your "privacy", and you did not take it. This is your comment about the location: I did not know Centro Havana was so run down compared to Havana Vieja. My answer: So, is it my fault too that (according to you) Centro Havana is more destroyed than Havana Vieja? What do I have to do with that? Why does it have to influence your appreciation of my Property and finally in your evaluation? Am I the owner of Centro Habana? Am I responsible for the way it looks like? I do believe you are absolutely wrong and also being extremely unfair. From my property normally the guests go walking to Havana Vieja, it takes about 30 minutes to be there but usually, they do it in more time because they go enjoying in their way the construction, the sculptures, the people, the life, especially that how alive people are. Your comments about the noise are completely out of style and place, not to mention unrelated to my Property. We do not share any inner court with a school. From the inner balcony you can SEE the school located in the building next to us, and yes they make noise at recess, but the good news is that there is no shooting!!! it is a normal noise. There is no danger at all. Which school is quite and silent with no noise at recess in the world? Another of your comments: The photos make it seem like you have the use of the kitchen but the staff is the only one that can use it in reality. If they prepare breakfast for you need to pay. My answer: as I said before, it is very strange that the foto gave YOU the impression that you could use it. By the way, in the House rules, it is written that ONLY the Staff is allowed to use the appliances located in the Kitchen. Didn't you also read it? Cuba is located in the Caribe, it is a Caribbean Island, you should have known that before your Trip. In Cuba, there are no only dance, music, and cigars. The Caribbean style is noisy, there are neighbors talking to each other from balcony to balcony across the street, barking dogs, loud television sets, as if they were broadcating the programs for the whole neighborhood, very noisy Old American cars which give admiration to the whole world in the way they run and the way they look like, the drivers "talk" to each other using the Honk, that is amazing!!!! that is a sign they are alive, happy, although some people do not admire, enjoy and understand this way of life, the Caribbean way of life!!!. It is a pity that you did not enjoy it because they have been like that, since the very beginning of the civilization, they are like that, and the most important thing they will continue being like that. It is really sad that you did not know all of this before your Trip, you would have enjoyed it more, knowing how the country is. Your trip was a waste because you did not enjoy so missed the best part of it. Sincerely, Alfredo.
May 2018
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Danni
April 2018
The staff who work at the place are very friendly and accommodating. If you want to see Central Havana, I would recommend Alfredo’s place since it is walkable to everything. Breakfast is AWESOME!
Alfredo User Profile
Response from Alfredo:
Dear Danni and Jean! Thank you very much for your great consideration and your Review. We all are very happy for the possibility to have helped and had you as a guest in the Property in Havana. We do wait for you any time. All the best, Alfredo.
April 2018
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Amanda
April 2018
We stayed in the Orange Room for the first three nights and the Mustard Room for the last night. The Orange Room is amazing. A beautiful shower, it's own balcony out to the street, and a second room for extra space, which was really nice. The Mustard Room is smaller, with no balc…
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Response from Alfredo:
Dear Amanda! It was a great pleasure to have you both there with us. The Staff was very happy and proud to be able to take care of you. We wait for your return, just let me know. Same for your family and friends. Yours sincerely, Alfredo.
April 2018

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I'm the patriarch of the Garcia family. We left Cuba nearly three decades ago to start a new life in Canada. I studied medicine at the University of Havana and obtained a PhD in Germany at the University of Rostock. I'm semi-retired and work mostly for my children (who are physic…
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