CubaCasa
The easiest way to book a casa particular in Cuba

Calle Habana 209, piso 2
entre Empedrado y Tejadillo
Havana Old Quarter
Cuba
Overall Rating:
 
4.7 (11)

 

Emilio, a retired dentist and university professor, rents tastefully decorated rooms in his art laden colonial casa particular. The rooms are clean and comfy, the living quarters are beautiful and comfortable, and the roof terrace is a delight! Due to the casa`s deserved success, it has expanded and can feel like a mini-hotel, but that makes it great for meeting other guests. Emilio no longer lives in the casa but visits often, and the friendly staff will happily point you towards the multitude of Old Havana`s historical treats on your doorstep.

Bed(s) in Room

Availability

£ $ CUC (per night)

1 Double & 1 Single Check Availability 18.76 30.00 23.94 30.00
1 Double & 1 Single Check Availability 18.76 30.00 23.94 30.00
1 Double & 1 Single Check Availability 18.76 30.00 23.94 30.00
1 Double Check Availability 18.76 30.00 23.94 30.00
1 Double Check Availability 18.76 30.00 23.94 30.00

Features

  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Licensed bar on premises
  •  Cuban Heritage sites nearby
  •  Children Welcome
  •  Information services available onsite
  •  Owner managed property
  •  Private garden for your enjoyment
  •  Restaurant onsite
  •  Scenic views
  •  Showers in every room
  •  Smoking area
  •  Telephone in every room
  •  Some rooms have terraces

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Average user rating from: 11 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.7
Cleanliness 
 
4.8  (11)
Location 
 
5.0  (11)
Friendliness 
 
4.5  (11)
Food 
 
4.6  (11)
Comfort 
 
4.6  (11)
 

Average user rating from: 11 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.7
Cleanliness 
 
4.8  (11)
Location 
 
5.0  (11)
Friendliness 
 
4.5  (11)
Food 
 
4.6  (11)
Comfort 
 
4.6  (11)
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We stayed here for 3 nights on arrival in Havana. Our first ever casa and we were not disappointed. We expected there to be stairs to the accommodation and they are quite steep but negotiable (I am a senior citizen). The casa is situated in the centre of the old town which we found to be an ideal location. We were dealt with speedily and efficiently on arrival and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and we also had an evening meal which was delicious and plentiful, it certainly exceeded some of the meals that we ate in restaurants. The roof terrace and bar is a great place to just chill out. Everything was spotlessy clean and the staff went out of their way to be helpful.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Cleanliness 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Friendliness 
 
5.0
Food 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Christine Fairs March 04, 2014

Fantastic

We stayed here for 3 nights on arrival in Havana. Our first ever casa and we were not disappointed. We expected there to be stairs to the accommodation and they are quite steep but negotiable (I am a senior citizen). The casa is situated in the centre of the old town which we found to be an ideal location. We were dealt with speedily and efficiently on arrival and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and we also had an evening meal which was delicious and plentiful, it certainly exceeded some of the meals that we ate in restaurants. The roof terrace and bar is a great place to just chill out. Everything was spotlessy clean and the staff went out of their way to be helpful.

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This CASA is a great place to stay if you are price driven but there are some things one needs to know.

The stairs to the lounge room depicted on the Webpage above are almost vertical with little elbow room to tote your luggage. I was sucking in the big ones by the time I reached the 3rd floor.

Two thirds up is a steel gate locked (so I was later told) during the night and chained.

Our last night in Havana experienced a torched car a block up during the night with the smoke and fumes filling the downstairs area.

The keys to the stairwell chain couldn’t be found as the electricity to the local area was cut for an hour because of the burning car. This was a big worry with the chain key being produced after 20 minutes.

Previously, several days before, I had reconnoitred the terrace area for an escape route (just in case) and I knew I could scale the steel barbed barriers all along the roof top at one particular point but had very grave doubts about the agility of my wife. Fortunately, it never came to that.

Have I mentioned the crazy woman next door that screams continuously every night from 3am till 3:33am ? No I won’t - but bring your earplugs anyway.

The rooms are small but liveable, the AC works a treat, the food for breakfast good and the dinners good as well but I would recommend the Restaurant one door up – 9 CUCS for a fantastically cooked large Lobster tail is highly recommended (we ate them two nights in a row).

Location of the CASA is excellent in the Old Quarter and safe – walking distance to the sea coast can be done in 3 different directions; liquor shops and other café/restaurants are close by, Tourist Flea markets are grossly overpriced but I haggle hard for a fair price and the Vendors are willing to negotiate but you have to hold your ground or you will be ripped off.

Overall, the CASA tariff is excellent value for what you get and if you are used to ‘ Hotel Roughing ‘, but if one is on the slightly genteel side I would suggest one of the local Hotels.














Overall rating 
 
4.2
Cleanliness 
 
4.0
Location 
 
5.0
Friendliness 
 
4.0
Food 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
4.0
Reviewed by N Fahey June 05, 2013

Casa Havana 209

This CASA is a great place to stay if you are price driven but there are some things one needs to know.

The stairs to the lounge room depicted on the Webpage above are almost vertical with little elbow room to tote your luggage. I was sucking in the big ones by the time I reached the 3rd floor.

Two thirds up is a steel gate locked (so I was later told) during the night and chained.

Our last night in Havana experienced a torched car a block up during the night with the smoke and fumes filling the downstairs area.

The keys to the stairwell chain couldn’t be found as the electricity to the local area was cut for an hour because of the burning car. This was a big worry with the chain key being produced after 20 minutes.

Previously, several days before, I had reconnoitred the terrace area for an escape route (just in case) and I knew I could scale the steel barbed barriers all along the roof top at one particular point but had very grave doubts about the agility of my wife. Fortunately, it never came to that.

Have I mentioned the crazy woman next door that screams continuously every night from 3am till 3:33am ? No I won’t - but bring your earplugs anyway.

The rooms are small but liveable, the AC works a treat, the food for breakfast good and the dinners good as well but I would recommend the Restaurant one door up – 9 CUCS for a fantastically cooked large Lobster tail is highly recommended (we ate them two nights in a row).

Location of the CASA is excellent in the Old Quarter and safe – walking distance to the sea coast can be done in 3 different directions; liquor shops and other café/restaurants are close by, Tourist Flea markets are grossly overpriced but I haggle hard for a fair price and the Vendors are willing to negotiate but you have to hold your ground or you will be ripped off.

Overall, the CASA tariff is excellent value for what you get and if you are used to ‘ Hotel Roughing ‘, but if one is on the slightly genteel side I would suggest one of the local Hotels.














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Stairway to heaven
After you’ve walked the rather steep stairways up to the second floor you enter a totally different world. Nothing reminds you any more of the drabness of Old Habana. You find yourself in a spacious refugium which is decorated with great taste and much love to detail. In this case reality is even nicer than what the photos can show – and not the other way around, as it’s so often the case elsewhere.
Casa Havana is not so much the typical casa particular but has much more the quality and charm of a boutique hotel. Each room has an individual touch. Besides tastefully furnished, they are very clean and the private bathrooms are of very good standard. There are 10 guest rooms on the second floor of this building. This place reminded me of lovely hotels I’ve been to in Tuscany (Italy) or riads in the old part of Marrakech.
Breakfast is served in a dining room with an open kitchen. All guests are seated around one big table, which brings you easily into contact with other hotel guests and definitely adds to the charm of the casa. For 4 CUC you get a good breakfast with coffee as much as you want to, fruit salad, jam, fresh roles, butter, scrambled eggs and different fruit juices.
A spiral stair takes you from the kitchen to the roof terrace with a stunning 360’ view over the roofs of Old Habana. There is an open loggia nicely furnished including a bar, where you’re served a fantastic mochito. On special demand you can have also lunch or dinner at one of the tables on the roof terrace. It’s quite tempting to chill-out at this lovely spot for much longer than originally planned.
I’ve stayed for 7 nights at the Casa Havana and very quickly it became home to me in what is otherwise a rather ambiguous city. This is certainly also due to the great service of the team that is always cheerful and readily helpful. Anybody visiting Havana who doesn’t want to stay in the government owned hotels and is looking for a charming and highly civilized alternative should book at the Casa Havana.
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Cleanliness 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Friendliness 
 
5.0
Food 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Raimar von Wienskowski May 23, 2013

The place to stay in Habana!

Stairway to heaven
After you’ve walked the rather steep stairways up to the second floor you enter a totally different world. Nothing reminds you any more of the drabness of Old Habana. You find yourself in a spacious refugium which is decorated with great taste and much love to detail. In this case reality is even nicer than what the photos can show – and not the other way around, as it’s so often the case elsewhere.
Casa Havana is not so much the typical casa particular but has much more the quality and charm of a boutique hotel. Each room has an individual touch. Besides tastefully furnished, they are very clean and the private bathrooms are of very good standard. There are 10 guest rooms on the second floor of this building. This place reminded me of lovely hotels I’ve been to in Tuscany (Italy) or riads in the old part of Marrakech.
Breakfast is served in a dining room with an open kitchen. All guests are seated around one big table, which brings you easily into contact with other hotel guests and definitely adds to the charm of the casa. For 4 CUC you get a good breakfast with coffee as much as you want to, fruit salad, jam, fresh roles, butter, scrambled eggs and different fruit juices.
A spiral stair takes you from the kitchen to the roof terrace with a stunning 360’ view over the roofs of Old Habana. There is an open loggia nicely furnished including a bar, where you’re served a fantastic mochito. On special demand you can have also lunch or dinner at one of the tables on the roof terrace. It’s quite tempting to chill-out at this lovely spot for much longer than originally planned.
I’ve stayed for 7 nights at the Casa Havana and very quickly it became home to me in what is otherwise a rather ambiguous city. This is certainly also due to the great service of the team that is always cheerful and readily helpful. Anybody visiting Havana who doesn’t want to stay in the government owned hotels and is looking for a charming and highly civilized alternative should book at the Casa Havana.

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I missed the personal touch of an owner. Never met the professor, and his help would have appreciated by the busy staff, particularly the breakfast cook who had to cook, serve, clear the table and then wash the dishes so she could finish serving the rest of unending flow of guests. Not sure how many rooms they had, but this is not a small operation. And a caution if you find stairs difficult - there are three flights of steep narrow stairs.
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Cleanliness 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Friendliness 
 
3.0
Food 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Leslie Maze March 17, 2013

Not as enthralled as some...

I missed the personal touch of an owner. Never met the professor, and his help would have appreciated by the busy staff, particularly the breakfast cook who had to cook, serve, clear the table and then wash the dishes so she could finish serving the rest of unending flow of guests. Not sure how many rooms they had, but this is not a small operation. And a caution if you find stairs difficult - there are three flights of steep narrow stairs.

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WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY IN CASA HAVANA. OUR ROOM WAS A DOUBLE WITH A DOUBLE AND A SINGLE BED IN, VERY CLEAN AND TASTEFULLY DECORATED.
BREAKFASTS WERE VERY GOOD, STAFF FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. THERE IS A GREAT
ROOFTOP TERRACE/BAR/RESTAURANT WHICH IS GREAT TO SIT OUT ON AFTER A LONG DAY SIGHTSEEING. THE RECEPTION AREA IS BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, AIRY AND GREAT TO SIT, RELAX AND READ. LEO WAS VERY HELPFUL AND RECOMMENDED A CASA IN VINALES WHICH WAS EXCELLENT ALSO. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND STAY AGAIN. PERFECT LOCATION TOO FOR SIGHTSEEING/WANDERING AROUND.
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Cleanliness 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Friendliness 
 
5.0
Food 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Reviewed by LYNN BRANNIGAN February 20, 2013

BEAUTIFUL CASA IN HAVANA VIEJA

WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY IN CASA HAVANA. OUR ROOM WAS A DOUBLE WITH A DOUBLE AND A SINGLE BED IN, VERY CLEAN AND TASTEFULLY DECORATED.
BREAKFASTS WERE VERY GOOD, STAFF FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. THERE IS A GREAT
ROOFTOP TERRACE/BAR/RESTAURANT WHICH IS GREAT TO SIT OUT ON AFTER A LONG DAY SIGHTSEEING. THE RECEPTION AREA IS BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, AIRY AND GREAT TO SIT, RELAX AND READ. LEO WAS VERY HELPFUL AND RECOMMENDED A CASA IN VINALES WHICH WAS EXCELLENT ALSO. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND STAY AGAIN. PERFECT LOCATION TOO FOR SIGHTSEEING/WANDERING AROUND.

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