Private one room apartment. Close to Plaza Vieja.
Private one room apartment. Close to Plaza Vieja.

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

Private apartment of one room, to a 3 blocks from Plaza Vieja. Very centric zone of Old Havana.

The space

Related link https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19374180
Same block.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19795467 Private rooms 3 blocks away and one block to Plaza Vieja. Same street.

Interaction with guests

My services: I will provide you with all necessary information to find the accommodation. I will try to be as accurate as possible about what you will find in your accommodation. You can contact me at your convenience. Any special requirement, Please let me know in advance.

The accommodation: A cleaning service is included to change towels and sheets when needed. The accommodation, when possible, will try to meet your special requests. Extra services like breakfast and meals are not included but, in most cases, can be provided for an extra cost.

Other things to note

If you are an Art lover we would like to invite you to our New Sponsored Experience "Visit the studio of a Cuban artist. Learn about Sandra Ramos and make a print of her art". Feel free to schedule a visit at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/77310

Other Tips

- Even when is winter in Cuba you should be aware of sun burn. Bring Sun block.
- Cuban language is Spanish but a lot of people speak or at least understand English.
- Any kind of drugs is highly illegal in Cuba. Even when in some states/countries are legal for medical/recreational purposes Cuban laws wont allow it and it will be considered as trafficking.
- Internet Connection is located in public areas (WIFI Hotspots). No ADSL. The price starts at 1.50 CUC /Hour. You should buy Nauta cards (there are several points of sale near the hotspots), connect to the WIFI_ETECSA spot you find and, after trying to browse any page, a user and password will be asked. You will find it by scratching the card. At Hotels, rates can be higher.
- Tap water is not drinkable, buy bottled water or treat tap water with chlorine drops. Usually in the accomodations in Cuba the guests has acces to a fridge whit beverages, sodas, beer, water, and juice. Guests can consume all of this by an extra cost. The cost for each item is in a visible place of the house or in the fridge door.
- In Cuba regular voltage is 110V. Some rentals have 220V though. Outlet is type A or B (plane). If you have gadgets with round plugs try to bring Outlet converters.
- Cuban are friendly, so do not hesitate to ask away. In any case you will probably experience too much help!
- Download and install OsmAnd App in your phone. After installing, download Cuba-centralamerica Map to work offline. It works well with GPS and has lots POIs.
- Visa cards made in the USA doesn’t work to retrieve money in Cuba, so the suggestions is bring other visa cards or money in cash. The only visa card that works in Cuba is Visa International and the places for retrieve money from it is National Hotel and Melia Cohiba with these cards. If you bring european, mexican or canadian cards you can retrieve it in any ATM.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Isabella User Profile
August 2017
Didn't get to meet Giselle but the lady who looked after the apartment was incredibly hospitable. She was very friendly, informative, and easy to communicate even though my Spanish could use some work! Location is great - very centralized! And in the very hot months of Cuba, we were very thankful for the AC in the bedroom.

Felegh User Profile
August 2017
Giselles place was great and she responded quickly! Walking distance to Central Havana. Very close to the hotels, restaurants, bars, little shops, wifi parks, and more! I would definitely recommend. This place can easily fit 3 people. The only thing that made it kind of difficult for me was the AC, but you just have to keep it on for a long time for the room to get cool so I did not mention it. Definitely not a deal breaker, everything else was great! The fridge is stocked with beer, water, and juice! I would recommend the stay!

Beatriz User Profile
July 2017
Apartment was in the perfect location. We were within walking distance of el capitolio ,local shops, restaurants, fruit markets. There were tons of local street cafeterias where the locals eat which I highly recommend. There is a beautiful view from the balcony which was a big plus. Transportation was never an issue because taxis were always available as well as bicytaxis for close trips. We were three woman traveling alone for a family visit and decided to stay at a private apartment. We felt very safe during our stay. Giselle and Alieda were amazing hosts that went above and beyond to help us in whatever we needed. Highly recommended !
Giselle User Profile
Response from Giselle:
Thank you so much Beatriz for your lovely review. You are welcome at any time. Hugs Giselle
July 2017

Brionne User Profile
July 2017
Giselle was not immediately present but the host of the home took great care to make sure we were comfortable and also offered to arrange a taxi to/from the airport. The host does not speak English but we were able to communicate. The air conditioner worked best when the doors were closed to the main bedroom and the fan ran simultaneously. Hot water is plentiful and the home is spacious. Comfortably slept three. The best aspect of this home is its location -- very centrally located in Habana Vieja with a beautiful balcony view of the street life. Would definitely return and stay again!

Bob User Profile
July 2017
This apartment was in a perfect location! It offered everything we needed in Havana. The location was excellent and the view from the terrace was really spectacular.

Melanie User Profile
June 2017
My dad and I stayed here and loved it. We had everything we needed - clean, spacious apartment with a great location, beautiful balcony, and a very welcoming, helpful check-in. Thank you!

Maura User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay in this apartment well-located between Plaza Vieja and El Capitolio. We never met Giselle, but her stand-ins, Aleida and Basulto, were excellent hosts. They aren't really English speakers but with some high school Spanish and their very cheerful efforts, we managed to communicate. The apartment was supplied with plenty of water, soda, beer, crackers and cookies, and even wifi cards with a mini-bar type pricing which was very convenient. Note: they don't have wifi- no one does-but you could use the cards at street spots or hotel lobbies. The airport transportation arranged was excellent as was the beach suggestion by Aleida and the transportation provided back and forth by Basulto. If anything, I'm sorry that we didn't ask them for more taxi support because those we arranged on our own weren't that great. Definitely would recommend if you're not averse to a few steps, as it is 3rd/4th floor and not staying alone. It was great to feel a part of the old Havana experience out on the balcony and the apartment was clean and had everything we needed including a working window AC in the bedroom which made for comfortable sleeping on hot Havana nights. Best thing though were the hosts, Aleida and Basulto.
Giselle User Profile
Response from Giselle:
Thank you Maura for your lovely review, i am glad that you feel like home. Aleida told me that were very nice and communicative guest. Thank you so much. next time we can meet in person. Thanks again
June 2017

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Giselle User Profile

My name is Giselle and I will help you in finding the perfect place for you in Cuba.
I would be delighted to help planning your vacation. I represent several listings managed by qualified staff. At your arrival there will always be someone of my confidence to welcome you and show you around. Also I am ready to provide you with excursions, tours and other services.
Please do not hesitate to contact me any time and Welcome to Cuba.
Cheers!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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