View from the front door of the building
Vista desde la puerta de entrada del edificio
Apartment in front of the Capitol
Apartment in front of the Capitol
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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I invite you to stay in the Centre of Havana, in the apartment closest to the monumental Capitol. With a spectacular view on the roof, complete independence, much space and freedom.

The space

Equipped with everything you need to meet your needs with quality and comfort. It is located in one of the city's safest places, in the heart of the tourist area just 2 blocks away from Central Park, and 4 Bishop of central street, main artery of urban tourism. In an early 1900's building, part give it classical architecture of the area of downtown Havana and old Havana, will have the experience and the unique opportunity of living in a Cuban environment and enjoy at the same time in complete privacy, comfort and safety.

Guest access

My apartment is very close to the Los nardos, from the central park restaurant, the floridita, Galiano music House, factory of tobaccos Partagas, the central Park hotel. Bishop, street Havana vieja, the bodeguita del medio, Havana Cathedral, House Marti, the terminal for trains, bus terminal, Museum of rum, avenida de port, old town square, the escorial, beer House, the Museum of chocolate, the paseo de prado, tip, the castle of the force, the plaza de San francisco the Museum of the revolution, the Museum of fine arts of Cuban art and world art, Chinatown, and many more places.
Laundry, change of bed linen, towels and cleaning bags. You can be on the roof and enjoy the Sun relaxing or being in the evening taking a few drinks before the excellent view of the Capitol.

Interaction with guests

How much want and tour guide throughout the free Havana

Other things to note

You can be on the roof and enjoy the Sun relaxing or being in the evening taking a few drinks before the excellent view of the Capitol.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

The rules are very simple, what you break you must pay. Women or men who temporarily enter the apartment, (Cubans or tourists) must have an identity card for their security and mine. If you decide to meet with any Cuban or Cuban you will not have to pay more money, but your friend will need to be registered as one more person in the immigration tenant records book. All this ensures that your stay is calm and safe and protect you from theft and bad times.
Las reglas son muy simples, lo que rompas deberás pagarlo. Las mujeres u hombres que entren temporalmente en el apartamento, (cubanos o turistas) deben tener un documento de identidad para su seguridad y la mía. Si usted decide reunirse con cualquier cubana o cubano no tendrá que pagar más dinero, pero su amigo tendrá que ser registrado como una persona más en el libro de registros de arrendatarios de inmigración. Todo esto asegura que su estancia sea tranquila y segura y lo proteja de robos y malos momentos.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The apartment is on the second floor of a building dating back to 1931.

Cancellations

166 Reviews

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Bruce User Profile
November 2016
We left after the first night and would have left the night we checked in if we could.
Alexander User ProfileAlexander is a superhost.
Response from Alexander:
These people are only guests in 6 years, who did not want to see and enjoy the beautiful view that there are on the roof. They refused all assistance and communication. Looked at me with total distrust as if it were them to steal. They were a day earlier, because you could clearly see that they were very uncomfortable living in a Cuban home with Cuban neighbors. Maybe that Englishmen or Germans of neighbors made them lack. Not is felt secure in the place more safe of the Havana, facing the Capitol where is now the Government, or not regarded well them photos of the apartment, and wanted something different, something less Cuban. The case is that is were without dismiss is and never have received both contempt and repulsion of any guest, never forget the face of his woman. These people do not should use Airbnb, was very unpleasant receive them. Estas personas, son los únicos huéspedes en 6 años, que no quisieron ver y disfrutar de la hermosa vista que hay en la azotea. Rechazaron toda ayuda y comunicación. Me miraban con total desconfianza como si les fuera a robar. Se fueron un día antes, pues se podía ver claramente que estaban muy incomodos de estar en una casa cubana, con vecinos cubanos. Puede que les hicieran falta ingleses o alemanes de vecinos. No se sentían seguros en el lugar más seguro de la habana, frente al capitolio donde está ahora el gobierno, o no miraron bien las fotos del apartamento, y querían algo diferente, algo menos cubano. El caso es que se fueron sin despedirse y nunca he recibido tanto desprecio y repulsión de ningún huésped, nunca olvidare el rostro de su mujer. Estas personas no deberían usar Airbnb, fue muy desagradable recibirlos.
November 2016

Ana User Profile
October 2017
In a perfect location, close to many of the attractions that Havana has to offer, you will find this very comfortable and cozy place. However, even better is the customer service and attention provided by Alexander who gives you the necessary help and beyond so that your stay in Havana is more pleasant and entertaining. En una ubicación perfecta, cerca de muchos de las atracciones que ofrece La Havana, se encuentra este lugar muy cómodo y acogedor. Y aun mejor es el trato y las atenciones brindadas por parte de Alexander quien te brinda la ayuda necesaria y más allá para que su estancia en La Habana sean más agradable y entretenido.
Alexander User ProfileAlexander is a superhost.
Response from Alexander:
Perfect guests, like all Latin American brothers, and United States, super clean, polite, nice, social, perfect guests, followed all the 10 star rules for them. Greetings and thank you very much for staying in my apartment. Huéspedes perfectos, como todos los hermanos de Latinoamérica, y estados unido, súper limpios educados, agradables, sociales, huéspedes perfectos, siguieron todas las reglas 10 estrellas para ellos. Saludos y muchas gracias por quedarse en mi apartamento.
October 2017

Melissa User Profile
October 2017
This apartment is so centrally located! It is in the smack middle of Old Havana, walking distance from major tourist must sees.. Alexander provides a detailed tour via a guidebook, with excellent tips.. we tried Los Nardos for our first dinner out in Havana, 1 block away from his apartment - the BEST! Highly recommend! The Capitol and National Theatre are footsteps away, Floridita Bar is down the street, this place is a must stay! It is comfortable, has AC, wifi, everything you need.. great value for your buck! Great host, great accommodation.. hope you enjoy this beautiful home as much as my family did.

Jule User Profile
October 2017
We stayed with Alexander for two nights and loved it! The flat is really cosy and located in the Center next to the Capitolio with a great view from the rooftop. Alexander was extraordinary friendly and helpful, organized Taxis and gave us a lot of Tips for our stay in Havanna. We would absolutely recommend to stay here.

Matthew User Profile
October 2017
Alexander’s apartment is exactly as it’s described. Upon arrival he presented us with two beautiful Cuban cigars as gifts and smoked with us on the rooftop overlooking Havana’s old Capitol building. He even let us leave our bags in his own apartment when we arrived a few hours before check-in time. He provided us with a cell phone to use during our stay, offered access to free WiFi, and offered a drink as a token of friendship. He even took the time to warn us about some of the local ‘scams’ (not threatening things but certainly annoying and we were grateful for the warnings). Finally, Alexander always helped us find the best taxi fares in a city where choosing the right taxi can be a bit overwhelming. The apartment itself is as it looks in the photos. It is very authentically Cuban. This is not a hotel; it is a home. We had plenty of space, felt totally safe, and appreciated the air conditioning in the bedroom. The shower had hot water, and we had all the essentials we needed for our stay. Overall, we had a great experience and highly recommend Alexander’s apartment. The location is unbeatable!
Alexander User ProfileAlexander is a superhost.
Response from Alexander:
Without a doubt, Americans are the most thankful people I've ever had in the apartment. I enjoy greatly helping them, because I know that they valued my effort and understand Cuba much better than the vast majority of guests of the rest of the world. You behaved as a family, were tremendously respectful with the apartment, followed all the rules 200%, really would like that all guests were like you. They are simply perfect. A hug and thank you very much to stay in my apartment. Here is his house friends, come back whenever they want. Sin dudas los norteamericanos son las personas más agradecidas que he tenido en el apartamento. Disfruto enormemente ayudándolos, pues sé que valoran mucho mi esfuerzo y entienden Cuba mucho mejor que la gran mayoría de los huéspedes del resto del mundo. Ustedes se portaron como familia, fueron tremendamente respetuosos con el apartamento, siguieron todas las reglas 200%, realmente me gustaría que todos los huéspedes fueran como ustedes. Son simplemente perfectos. Un abrazo y muchas gracias por quedarse en mi apartamento. Aquí está su casa amigos, regresen cuando quieran.
October 2017

Charles User Profile
September 2017
The BEST Host EVER, he met us earlier so we could store bags, had the place ready for us and provided a great walking tour with tips, where to convert dollars, where to get cheap food, where to walk to and here we shouldn't. He was so helpful I tried to tip him a couple times but he refused to accept any more than the prepaid lodging fees. The unit had a fridge and cold air conditioning, kitchen and living room. Cute little kids next door, bring them some candy when you come. Alex bought me a package of 25 cigars as a gift, and gifted me one more expensive one. He provided tour books, a cell phone to reach him, hats for the heat and a really friendly AWESOME stay. EVERYTHING was such a close walk to his unit and Old Havana in a 4 minute walk. He suggested Los Nardos to eat and the meal was fantastic and great prices too. We not only had a great place to stay, great location but also made a great friend in Alex, no reason to book anywhere else. Thanks Alex!!
Alexander User ProfileAlexander is a superhost.
Response from Alexander:
No doubt you have left my best evaluation and recommendation of the last two years on airbnb, you are like the great majority of Americans, a very generous and grateful person, but even more than usual, I am infinitely grateful to explain every detail of my work in your evaluation. It is a great inspiration to be better and better able to provide the best possible experience to my guests, I have dedicated the last 4 years to make people happy all over the world, and I greatly enjoy their gratitude, thank you very much my friend, I will be very happy to receive it again. And remember that my house is your home. Sin dudas usted ha dejado mi mejor evaluación y recomendación de los últimos dos años en airbnb, usted es como la gran mayoría de los norteamericanos, una persona muy generosa y agradecida, solo que aun más de lo acostumbrado, estoy infinitamente agradecido por explicar cada detalle de mi trabajo en su evaluación. Es una gran inspiración para ser cada vez mejor y poder brindar la mejor experiencia posible a mis huéspedes, he dedicado los últimos 4 años a hacer felices a las personas de todo el mundo, y disfruto tremendamente su gratitud, muchas gracias amigo, estaré muy feliz de recibirlo nuevamente. Y recuerde que mi casa, es su casa.
September 2017

Bando Tamura User Profile
September 2017
The location was quite convenient for sightseeing around old Habana. The host was nice, but was a little loose in keeping time. Unfortunately the smell perhaps from outside made our stay not so happy.
Alexander User ProfileAlexander is a superhost.
Response from Alexander:
This type of guest, speaking of smell and time, mention in your evaluation to airbnb many lies about the arrival process, cleaning towels and sheets which never criticized another guest. Generally elderly people staying in hotels of varadero usually attack airbnb host houses by comparing them to places that cost 300-400 euros per night, with a 35 euros ento apartment, this is the type of guest that I do not recommend to any a host, is a lack of respect for what he has done. Not to mention that they left the apartment muddy and dirty, in addition to using all the towels in just one night. I had the courtesy to let its 5 stars as I used to with all the guests. But this kind of person enjoys doing damage to others. Beware of this person, it is very bad when it comes to evaluate, you would not want to have another person so in my apartment. I do not recommend it as a guest of airbnb after seeing their tremendous ingratitude and lies. Este tipo de huésped, habla de olor y de tiempo, menciono en su evaluación a airbnb muchas mentiras sobre el proceso de llegada, la limpieza de las toallas y las sabanas lo cual nunca otro huésped ha criticado. Por lo general las personas ancianas que se quedan en hoteles de varadero suelen atacar las casas de los anfitriones de airbnb comparándolas con lugares que cuestan 300 y 400 euros por noche, con un apartam ento de 35 euros, este es el tipo de huésped que no recomiendo a ningún anfitrión, es una falta de respeto lo que ha hecho. Sin mencionar que dejaron el apartamento enfangado y sucio, además de usar todas las tollas en solo una noche. Tuve la cortesía de dejarle sus 5 estrellas como acostumbro con todos los huéspedes. Pero este tipo de persona disfruta haciendo daño a los demás. Cuidado con esta persona, es muy mala a la hora de evaluar, no desearía tener otra persona así en mi apartamento. No la recomiendo como huésped de airbnb después de ver su tremenda ingratitud y mentiras.
September 2017

Havana, CubaJoined in March 2015
Alexander User ProfileAlexander is a superhost.
I am one of the first hosts of AirBnB of Cuba. It was host years before AirBnB. I have dedicated my life to receiving and attending to my guests, to trying to make happy people who stay in my house, because the happiness of people is a great happiness for me. I always do my best …
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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