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Casa Israel

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

PLUS + very good price for room (25 CUC per night) and breakfast (5-6 CUC) + very good location in Havana: only 10 min by foot to Malecon or Capitolio and nearby supermarkets and kiosks + very warmly and helpful owners: Ari and Isreal gave us advices for sightseeing and eating or description of street routes - and nice conversations... More 

Thank Tim S
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed here for 2 days at the beginning of our trip to Cuba and thought so positively that we decided to book with them for the end of the trip as well. The rooms were clean, hot and cold showers, decent size, good aircon and the hosts were lovely. The case is really well located being only a few... More 

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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Israel. The room was spacious and clean with good AC. Ari helped to sort out our trip onwards from Havana and organised another casa in Trinidad. She also arranged for airport pick up and drop off which were both very reliable. Breakfast was good and only 4 CUC- cheaper than anywhere else we stayed... More 

Thank bloobloothefish
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It's located within walking distance of both Malecon and Parque Central. Beds were a bit to soft for me (not spring mattress).The shower had just a few rays and was mostly cold. Good breakfast (for Cuba...). Booked dinner the first evening. It was quite OK. The home page says it has a roof terrace. We was never showed to it.... More 

1 Thank QuarterPer
Auckland, New Zealand
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66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed with Ari for three nights on the recommendation of a friend who had stayed before we arrived. It was a superb stay, so good we booked another night with Ari when we returned to Havana after a few nights in Trinidad (which Ari arranged transport for). We would have stayed another night but Ari was... More 

Thank KiwiMTP
Vienna, Austria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stayed in Casa Israel and also in Alex casa, which is run by the same owners, for 5 nights in Havanna and really enjoyed it! The room was clean, the AC worked pretty well and the breakfast was amazing (loads of fresh fruits, french toast, bread, eggs, juice, ..). It is located in central Havana, which is about a... More 

1 Thank Carorororor
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We spent our first few days in Havana at the well located Casa Israel. It's not actually in the most historic part, Habana Vieja, but is only about 5 minutes walk to Parque Central and to the old town beyond. The room was simply furnished (as were all the rooms in every Casa we stayed in ) but it had... More 

Thank Minouannie
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 7 nights at Casa Israel. We have visited Cuba many times and always stay in hotels. We decided to stay at Casa Israel because of all the great reviews on tripadvisor. These reviews are well deserved. A spacious air conditioned room with en suite. A host (Ari) who was happy to help with any request.- great breakfast,... More 

Thank SydneyErin
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

First off, I think it's important to remember that this is Cuba and staying in a casa is the best way to experience the real Havana. We loved this casa. It was comfortable and clean, we had our own bathroom with fresh towels. What more could you need when exploring a beautiful city all day and night? The benefits of... More 

Thank JoziGirl01
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I have no idea why this casa gets such a high rating. The room was cell-like, the sink was blocked all week (even though we pointed it out to the owner) and the street outside is not a pleasant part of town. The owner was helpful in recommending how to get about in Havana, but the taxi she arranged to... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Israel house rent 3 rooms with private bathrooms. The house has 2 rooms with double beds, and the other one with 2 single beds. All the rooms have windows, air conditioning, refrigerator and fan. The clients have access to 2 terraces, one leads to the entrance of the house and the other leads to the roof where the tourists can enjoy the Sun. The house is located in a very central place, near commercial centers, Capitolio, Boulevard, Old Havana, Havana pier and popular Chinese restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Israel

Address: Calle San Rafael 312 2do piso entre Galiano y San Nicolas, Centro Habana, La Habana, Cuba CP 10200, Havana, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Price Range: RM112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Some doubles have a double bed and single bed which can take up a lot of space if you just need a double.”
 of 5 bubbles 170ck, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Le tre stanze danno tutte sulla corte interna e sono simili fra loro.”
 of 5 bubbles pierpaolo1963, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Terrasse is amazing.. Take mojito and watch a sunset over the Capitolio!”
 of 5 bubbles djordjej2015, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all seemed equally spacy”
 of 5 bubbles denist548, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are similar I think. We had the room closest to the kitchen, and it was great. AC was great, and there's also a strong fan.”
 of 5 bubbles ArtMX, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
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