As a family of four (mother and 3 "kids" in their twenties) we really enjoyed this place. It's very close to Old Havana and Malecon. The apartment is nice and comfortable. The hostess friendly and interested in taking good care of their guests. The apartment was cleaned everyday and towels and bed linen changed several times. If anything to complain about it is the construction work going on next door but that happens everywhere and we didn't have a problem with that. You can also easy hear all traffic and people outside but I like to listen to the the city wake up in the morning and feel people around. We would love to come back to this place and explore more of Havana.
We enjoyed our stay at Apartment by the Bay. It is a nice setup for friends with two proper bedrooms and bathrooms. The location was great for sightseeing in Habana Viejo. The construction next door did not bother us. I felt the building was secure and safe. The air conditioners in the bedrooms worked well, it was nice to come home to a cool apartment after being in the Habana heat during the day. We had to take the stairs a few times due to elevator issues, it is only two flights so not an issue for us, but could be for some. While some might prefer to be in the heart of Old Habana on Obispo or O'Reilly I preferred the quiet location. It is a short walk to Parque Central and even shorter to the Museum de la Revolocion. The breakfast was plentiful. Very fresh fruit, eggs and toast and cafe!
The apartment was extremely clean and a very comfortable place to stay. We loved the location, it was very central and easy to access a few different areas. There was also a taxi stand close by and a few cute bars and restaurants. Mary, who cleaned the apartment every day (and was available to make breakfast) was lovely and helpful. The only issue, which was not the host's fault at all, is the large construction site next door which operated until about 11:30 every night...
Perfect! From the scenic view, location, and amenities this was the perfect place for us to stay during our first trip to Havana. The apartment is just as it appears in the pictures ( even better actually). Yes there is construction going on next door but is was never a problem and did not disturb us at all. Great location to explore Old Havana and the Malecon. Nellie was an awesome host and helped with everything from restaurant reservations to exchanging money. When a small inconvenience happened (totally unrelated to Nellie) a quick phone call to our host and she not only resolved the issue but also contacted the restaurant to let them know we would be arriving late. I highly recommend her apartment for your stay in Havana- you will not be disappointed.