Our experience at Nini's house was OUTSTANDING. When we arrived, Nini was awaiting our arrival right in front of the house. The house is centrally located with restaurants and hotels in the area (offer wifi 6 streets down from the house) and is in walking distance of Old Havana and El Malecon. She was flexible with our check in time and confirmed our reservation 5 hours after we booked it at 1:30am.
The family includes a husband, wife and daughter- they were warm and welcoming. The couple speaks Spanish and French and the daughter speaks English, Spanish, Japanese, and one other language thats slipped my mind (sorry!) They were all very knowledgeable on things to do in the area and tours offered. They also helped arrange our transportation to Vinales, another Cuba hotspot.
The breakfast is not included but is worth it. For 5 CUC you get a plate of fresh fruits, natural fruit juice, coffee, tea, a egg and toast. You will leave the house satisfied ready to explore the day.
They also offer dinner, at an additional cost. I highly suggest the lobster. I am not a fan of lobster and I fell in love! Moist, tender and seasoned to perfection. I found myself licking my fingers, requesting a second night of lobster.
The house is well maintained, clean and quiet. The rooms are large and have their own private bathroom. The bathrooms are also large and have running hot water. Yes, hot water. We were there for 4 nights and had hot water everyday.
Con: This did not bother us but you are unable to lock the room. Nini is always in the home so it isn't like other people are going into your room. We left our valuables in our room and nothing ever went missing.
So happy to have found this gem. You will not regret it!