WE LOVED THIS PLACE! Really, you could not pick a better house in Havana. We chose it because we wanted an LGBT-safe space and a bit of calm in the crazy city. And really, we could not have been more pleased with the choice.
First, the junior suite is a lovely room in a small mansion that Andrea and his wife have converted into a boutique hotel. The house simply radiates with this understated elegance that will fill your soul with joy. The house itself was the mansion of a former senator's mistress, lost -- and won back -- in a poker game! Luckily the bones of the house have withstood the test of time and Andrea and his have restored it to luxurious beauty. They imported all of the furnishings from Italy, giving you this feeling of living in old Havana. Our room itself was the "smallest" of the rooms but was still more spacious and luxurious than I imagined. We had a small terrace from which to have our coffee and watch the passersby. We had an oversized king bed, perfect for a good night's sleep.
Second, the service rivals what I've experienced in luxury hotels in the US and Europe. We stayed here during my birthday and the staff could not have a done a better job making me feel special, without over doing it. Everyone doted on us -- from giving us welcome drinks to refresh us from our long journey to helping us have our 'real' Cuban experience of riding the bus -- they made us feel loved and welcomed.
Third, the food!! Breakfast is included in your stay and WOW is it yummy. Whatever you want -- eggs, fresh fruit, carajillo (cuban coffee w/ rum) -- they'll make. The restaurant itself serves Italian food and it is not to be missed! Trust me, we went to all the recommended spots -- La Guarida, Dona Eutemia, etc. -- but their restaurant, Eclectico, outshone all of those.
Fourth, the neighborhood. Go to Habana Vieja for a couple of hours, but then get out of there! Vedado is truly underrated but it's the place to be. We enjoyed quiet nights and beautiful daytime strolls. Andrea can direct you to some fun little home shops and artists areas. The architecture itself makes the trip worthwhile.
You cannot pick a better place, truly.