DUPLEX CERVANTES
Hosted by Armelle
Armelle is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Modern and restrained decoration, nice natural lighting and air circulation. All the areas are spacious and have a view to the sea and the city from almost every angle. It is located in the beginning of La Rampa, close to hotels, restaurants, WIFI areas, banks, CADECAS and Airlines offices.
We offer optional breakfast, non included on the lodging´s price.
Cleaning service is free and daily.
I have friends who provide a personalized pick-up taxi service at the airport, as well as trips.

The space

It is a modern duplex apartment, located on the second floor of a building from the fifties. We also are very close to the sea at the Havana’s Malecon which surrounds the north part of the city and the bay, in the very well-known zone of La Rampa. This neighborhood placed down-town, between Centro Habana and Vedado is a very central one with movie theaters, cafeterias, banks, restaurants, night clubs and the most prestigious hotels of the fifties (Capri, Nacional and Habana Libre, previously Hilton) as well as other facilities from where you can go walking distance to the old Havana. This is also a Wi-Fi spot.

Guest access

For your arrival, we have a doorbell on the lobby, indicating the apartment´s number: 312. Ring it, so we know you have already arrived.

Interaction with guests

My sister and I live on the same building, on the first floor, so we are close if they need any help, questions or advice. We are always available and willing to help our guests in no matter what.

Other things to note

My sister Ailyn provides services as a guide in spanish, english and french, for the clients who request it. Always in the city of Havana and under previous agreement.


Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Shampoo

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Aunque existe un elevador en el edificio que funciona, los huespedes pueden utilizar las escaleras para acceder al segundo piso.

Cancellations

7 Reviews

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Channelle User Profile
October 2017
This place is perfectly located. It provides the right amount of calm for a good night's sleep, yet it's only two blocks away from the bustling Malecon. It's walking distance to wi-fi, bars, restaurants and hotels, and a 5 min taxi ride to Old Havana. I've been to Havana several times and this was by far the best location I've stayed at(URL HIDDEN)The apartment is fairly modern compared to most Cuban apartments, the rooms are spacious, the mattresses were comfortable, we never had an issue with hot water, and above all else it was incredibly clean. The views were amazing from the 3rd floor duplex. Note: there is a working elevator on the premises but just be prepared to use the stairs as a back up. Breakfast is delicious and filling at 5 cuc per person per day. We were so full and satisfisd with breakfast we usually got by with a light lunch. Armelle and Eilleen are extremely welcoming and always available to assist, give recommendations, and arrange transportation services upon request. I highly recommend this casa and would definitely stay here again... and I am very picky so that says alot. :-)

Moises User Profile
July 2017
Duplex Cervantes is a nice loft style apartment to stay at in Cuba. The host Armelle is very friendly, helpful and attentive. I went with a group of five friends and we felt comfortable in the apartment, anything we needed was either within the apartment or with a quick call to Armelle, she would orientate us on what to do. The apartment is about a 4-5 block from El Malecon which is a great spot for relaxing and catching wi-fi. Its centric for catching cabs to go anywhere in La Habana. What was also convenient was the breakfast option that was offered in the apartment, as well as a stocked fridge with water, sodas and beer for an additional minimal fee. I definitely recommend Duplex Cervantes to anyone who wants to visit Cuba, you will not be disappointed.
Armelle User Profile
Response from Armelle:
Thank you so much for staying with us Moises. We loved having you and your friends on the house. We only hope to hear that you are coming back to Cuba soon!!! Many best wishes for you and everybody!!! Hugssss Armelle and Ailyn
July 2017

Ashlyn User Profile
June 2017
This is a great location and Armelle is incredibly friendly and helpful. She helped us work out the details for transportation in and around Havana and even set up a walking tour through Old Havana with her sister, and organized a day trip with drivers to Viñales for the seven of us. The location was walkable to the Malecon and there are some great food options of varying price ranges within walking distance. The rooms were spacious and clean and felt like it accommodated the seven of us perfectly. We loved staying here and are so grateful to Armelle for making our first few days in Cuba memorable.
Armelle User Profile
Response from Armelle:
Hello Ashlyn and Grevin!!! Thanks for your comments on the house and us!!! We enjoyed very much having you over and hope to see you all very soon in our beautiful country!!!! Kisses and hugs for the entire family!!! Armelle and Ailyn
June 2017

Larissa User Profile
June 2017
Armelle and Ailleen were fantastic hosts! Their communication was impeccable and did everything in their power to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Armelle always responded to any question I had whether big/small so quickly. They were super helpful with recommendations for daily activities, pretty much planned our entire stay :) We were a party of 8 and each one of us felt very very comfortable. There is an AC in every room, bed + linen was super comfortable, toilet paper in both bathrooms as all of Havana there seems to be a need for this but not back at the apt (restocked daily), towels changed daily, and the fridge was stocked with water soda and beer daily at your request. We had no complaints with the shower or sink, the water ran perfectly and temperature could be adjusted as desired. The apartment was very clean too! In terms of location, this apartment is literally a 3 minute walk to Malecon! We appreciated how close this listing was to all of our attractions. It is in a very central area where one could find just about anything you wanted. Currency exchange, restaurants, taxi service, bar, police station, movie theaters, and other hotels were all within walking distance. It was a 10minute or shorter ride to anywhere you wanted to go in Havana from here. The neighbors were also super helpful! Across the street there is a guy who sells sandwiches from his house (so delicious) and next door to him is a woman who sells coffee. The neighborhood was very safe (especially for us, 7 women). We utilized the drivers Armelle provided us with to pick/drop off at the airport and for the entire trip. We had a private tour of Havana with the two drivers and developed a lasting friendship with them. We saw most of Havana in a day, traveled 2+ hours to Vinales, and also 1.5-2hrs to Varadero with them and the prices for each were within budget and fair. The drivers went above and beyond for us. My only complaint was that they do not speak english (but then again, very little people in the country do anyway) but most of the people in my party spoke Spanish so it was not a problem. All in all, you should feel confident in your decision to book with the Cervantes sisters! We will defiantly return to this apartment the next time we vacation to Havana! I hope this helped :)
Armelle User Profile
Response from Armelle:
It is we who should thank you, Larissa, and your lovely friends to have chosen our home and have given us the oportunity to know you all. It is extremely important to us that you liked our house and our country! We are glad we took part in your amazing trip: To help you feel comfortable, safe and supported is our biggest concern. We only hope to see you all again very soon!! We wish you all the best and know that our doors will always be open for friends like you. Kisses and hugs, Armelle and Ailyn Cervantes
June 2017

Rebeca User Profile
June 2017
This place was amazing! This was my second time in Cuba so I already had some knowledge about the main places to go. I can tell that this apartment was very centric!, it is close to the main points of interest. The apartment was very clean and a very nice lady use to go and clean it on a daily basis. You could see the Malecón from various angles; the sunrise was just amazing. I don't have words to describe how amazing and attentive Armelle and Aylin were; they took care of all of our needs and spoiled my grandmother who came with me. The hostess helped us with everything we needed from a cab picking us from the airport to any little thing we needed. Always available for us! We also got breakfast included for a small amount. We loved this place and we would recommended 1000 times! No complains at all! (And I am picky)
Armelle User Profile
Response from Armelle:
Thank you so much for giving us the oportunity to know you, your family and friends. It was our pleasure to help you and is very important to us that you liked our house and our country. We only hope to meet you one more time if you decide to come back some day to Cuba. We send you all our love and best wishes for the future and the same goes for your family and friends. Big kisses for Carmen!!! Armelle and Ailyn
June 2017

Nestali User Profile
May 2017
This airbnb was an amazing place. The location was great, and the apartment was great. It was very spacious, clean, and had everything we needed. Armelle and Ailyn were very helpful throughout the entire process and stay. They were very fast to respond to any questions or concerns. They gave us great information before arriving, such as currency exchange, how to get around, and places to go. Upon arrival, they were very kind, and their English is very good. They were very nice to set a breakfast meal for us if we wanted one. They have a friend that has a classic car that we used to taxi us around. He was very helpful, and informative as well. All and all, this airbnb listing was nothing short of amazing, and we will definitely reach out to them the next time we come to Cuba.
Armelle User Profile
Response from Armelle:
Nes, we loved having you and your friends over this weekend. You were very polite, kind and friendly with us. We are so happy that you chose Duplex Cervantes for yor stay in our country and hope we can see you again very soon. Hope you have loved Cuba and we are grateful for being part of your trip. Thanks again!
May 2017

Freddy User Profile
August 2017
Habitaciones amplias, 2 baños completos e independientes, las fotos corresponden a la casa realmente. Sin problemas de agua y luz, comercios y punto de conexión wifi cercano, extraordinaria disponibilidad de Armelle y su hermana Ailyn para orientarte durante la estadía.
Armelle User Profile
Response from Armelle:
Muchas gracias Freddy, por tus comentarios tan positivos y por todo lo demás. Ya saben donde tienen su casa en Cuba!!!
August 2017

Havana, CubaJoined in February 2017
Armelle User Profile
Soy una persona entusiasta y alegre. Trabajo como directora comercial en una empresa turística. Hablo inglés, francés, italiano y español. Me gusta la comunicación, la música, las artes plásticas, la moda, la comida italiana, el cine y los gatos.
Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
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