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el81 Guesthouse

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Bolton, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Melba and Roberto were kind and gracious hosts which defiantly made our 2 nights/3 days visit to Havana so enjoyable. The common living space/shared by the family and other guests had a airy balcony with spectacular views of the city and the Malecon... our breakfasts were served on the balcony, complete with a sun rise to start your day! Our...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for a few days with 3 other guests. The house is clean and beautiful and the hosts are wonderful. The view is unbeatable. Would recommend this guest house to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Havana!

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glendale, ca.
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Casa is a 2 or a 5 depending on your back. When you return from Cuba you will fondly remember, the people, music, rum and cigars. The beds, not so much. Cuban beds are kept long beyond their expiration date, and then reconditioned. But in a land of bad beds, this was the worst--far harder than any I have...

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Alberto P, Propietario at el81 Guesthouse, responded to this review

Your opinion is very important for us. I thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is few minutes walking from the center of Havana, right next to Malecon with a nice view. Great hospitality, enjoy Melba's cooking, have a cigar with Alberto. Very much family like accomodation. You will feel lucky to have stayed there.

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Alberto P, Propietario at el81 Guesthouse, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias!!!!, te deseamos buena suerte, un abrazo para tí y tus buenos amigos.

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Through my whole travel experiences with TripAdvisor, this place is best information that I get from this service. This place is located in perfect place near the Malecon, and I could see the beautiful Cuban sea in their balcony. Every breakfast and dinner in this balcony was very delicious and nice to enjoy. The host family treated us very carefully....

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my husband and I's first time in Cuba coming from the U.S. We had an amazing time in Havana. It was like a movie. Sixty percent of this I attribute to our very comfortable stay with this family. They are very sweet people, and you will feel at home with them. Their names are Melba(mom), Alberto(dad), Sandra(daughter), and...

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Alberto P, Propietario at el81 Guesthouse, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias queridos amigos, para nosotros fue un gran placer conocerlos y compartir nuetro hogar, es de mucha ayuda todos...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at El81 Casa. The house was homey and very clean, and our host family was very friendly and helpful. They also whip up fantastic meals so do set aside at least one meal slot for dining in! Also, they do an architectural tour of the city, which is very informative and interesting.

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Alberto P, Propietario at el81 Guesthouse, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias, por tú comentario es de mucha ayuda a nuestro negocio, un gran abrazo para todas.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We spend three nights at Melba's and Alberto's casa and it was a great experience. The view from the balcony was breathtaking, the room very comfortable, the bathroom perfectly clean, the location couldn't be better. And last but not least, the hosts were wonderful, very friendly and helpful :) We also went for a city tour with Samuel, Melba's and...

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Orlando, United States
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We booked both rooms and very much enjoyed our stay. Location is perfect to walk and explore downtown. Rooms are clean, comfortable, with AC and private bath. Pleasant design of living area with interesting books on the architecture of Cuba, and a terrace on the 8th floor overlooking the city. Alberto, Melba, Samuel and Sandra are wonderful hosts, super helpful...

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Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras, ha sido de gran ayuda para nuestro negocio, ha sido un placer compartir con...

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We only spent a weekend at Havana. The view of this case is really nice. It is quite close to the ocean blvd and not far away the old town Havana. It is perfect for a weekend getaway.You got your own in apartment restroom. And the room also got AC in unit. But we didn't turn it on at all....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located in a privileged location in Centro Habana (Central Havana), on Italia Avenue (also known as Galiano). Very close to Old Havana (10 minute walk) and the very popular Malecón seafront. Our flat is a beautifully renovated modern duplex on the eighth floor of a building developed in the fifties. From the flat, you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the sea and the city. By staying in our house, you will benefit from one of the highest levels of privacy, security and featured services, in a family-friendly environment. We recommend our accommodation for vacation or business trips. ... more   less 

Additional Information about el81 Guesthouse

Address: 115 (Galiano) Italia Ave. Apt. 81 | Btw. Trocadero St. And Animas St, Havana 10400, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Restaurant
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Casa Alberto & Melba Hotel Havana
Casa Alberto And Melba
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“Book early to get the balcony room.”
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Esopstables, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“There is one floor with 2 different guest rooms. Downstairs is kitchen area and common area.”
  • Long mirror in guest room
  • Guest Balcony
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  • Our Bed At Night. The headboard lights up.
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Dasnyl, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“beautiful view”
X3122XEkevinb, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room with the big balcony facing the sea”
TravellingFlipflops, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The room with sea view balcony”
Fish_UK, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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