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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed today NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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...

Thank Maria C V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....

Thank Kevin B
Havana, Cuba
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Actually so many people wrote such nice reviews about el81 Guesthouse, that we´re gonna skip this part... :) But we would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the beautiful time we spend with you. Thank you Melba, Alberto, Sandra and of course Samuel!!! We really enjoyed spending time in your nice apartment during the last days of December. It...

Thank loooockasthewoertz
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed in 5 Casas during our Cuban trip and this was definitely our favourite. Alberto and Melba are really warm and friendly whilst still running a very professional service. They have two rooms available upstairs from the dining / living space, both of which feel very private. We had the balcony room (with one double bed and en suite...

Thank lokimonkey
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2017

In short - there are a multitude of reasons why this place has such high rating on tripadvisor. We had the incredible good fortune to stay with Melba & Alberto over the Christmas holidays this past year. We were lucky, as we took advantage of a cancellation and they were so good to accommodate us with short notice. I would...

Thank Tom W
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were first-time visitors to Cuba and chose this Casa Particular on instinct and convenience to sites we planned to visit. When our driver dropped us off (at 1am) after a long flight from Australia we were unsure what to expect. (The apartment building is in the grittier central part of Havana so don't be misled by the entrance.) As...

Thank Izkustva
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Alberto and Melba are just amazing. The place is spotless and clean . The room with the sea view is fabulous. The food is great. And they are very very helpful people. We would recommend this to anybody visiting Havana.

Thank Arjunrn
New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I promised myself i'd go back to Havana and spend more days at Alberto y Melba's apt. Definitely the best choise. The balcony view over the city is unbeatable. They are amazing people with a big heart, it's very nice to spend time with them and discuss about life. Their place is always clean. Location is right next to everything...

Thank Kiariiii
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Melba and Alberto have a beautiful house and make you feel at home in their home. We stayed in the room facing the sea. The room is basic with an attached bathroom. It is clean, has an AC, closet, a locker, a mini fridge and also a hair dryer. There's a big balcony with a constant sea breeze. They've done...

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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
Price Range: RM110 - RM119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Casa Alberto & Melba Hotel Havana
Casa Alberto And Melba
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“beautiful view”
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“Room with the big balcony facing the sea”
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“The room with sea view balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Fish_UK, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“great view, center location”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The balconies in the both the living room and our room were gorgeous”
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