Arnolis and Elia's place was perfect! The neighborhood is easily accessible and we always felt safe at any time of night, we walked to and from Habana Vieja every day, or you can get a bike ride. There are always taxis around too. The hotel (Deauville) on the corner at the Malecon is a good waypoint. Cheapest night out is to buy Presidente or Cristal to go and take it to the water, the best entertainment. Also great to just watch people from the balcony! It was soooo sooo hot when we were there (pro-tip: bring a foldable fan!!), so we cherished the AC units in the bedrooms. We would close the rooms off to keep them cool so we had a nice refuge when we got back from long days. If you want to buy some local fruit, ask Elia to show you the fruit stand around the corner and get good prices. Elia and Arnolis had to be there to check us in and out but they were very flexible with timing, and you can always call them from the house phone. Also we weren't sure about outlets and brought adapters but didn't need them, plugs were American style. All in all, we were very happy with our stay and would stay here again, pictures and description are accurate. Muchas gracias Arnolis y Elia, nos encantó su casa y nos encanta Cuba!
The apartment is very clean and centrally located. Arnolis was available to help us with anything we needed. They have a very funny neighbor ext door that always greeted us with a smile and constantly had us laughing. Arnolis arranged for our ride back to the airport. It was so difficult to say goodbye to Havana. I world stay here again. I miss Havana.
We loved this place! It's within a very lively neighborhood, wonderful people always greeted us as we went in and out, and you'll definitely go home with some great stories. It has a balcony which embraces a corner which was a great place to chill in the morning and after a day of exploring. It was also central to everything and being just outside Old Havana, the street was very accommodating to tourists. Within a few blocks, there is a bank, access to wifi, a taxi system by a hotel, cheap breakfast/snack places, and of course the wonderful Malecon by the water. Above all, Arno and Elia made us feel so welcome and they came over instantly whenever we needed anything. If you want a Havana experience, I definitely recommend staying at this place!
Great place to stay in central Havana! Hosts: Arnolis and Elia are very friendly and responsive hosts. Check in and out was super easy, and they provided tips on places to eat and visit, including a map. They were happy to talk about life in Cuba and share their experiences. Location: The apartment is a 10-minute walk to Parque Central. and a 15-minute walk to Hotel Nacional, making it a great base to explore Havana by foot. The area is less touristy than old Havana, but still close to restaurants and nightlife and only 2 blocks from the Malecon. Amenities: This is a clean, comfortable apartment with all the basics you need. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room, full kitchen, and balcony overlooking a lively main street. The bedroom AC works great to help you cool off at night. Overall: For the money and location, this is a great choice to visit Havana!
Arnolis and his wife was very amazing during our stay. They took time to explain to us every details of the major attractions in Cuba and some tips. The location was amazing close to restaurant, beach and transportation. The apartment was very clean and similar to the pictures. I really enjoyed the excellent service they offered us !