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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Havana once or twice a year, and never stay anywhere else but with Alberto and Melba. They are like family, and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.. There isn't much more to add to this review that hasn't already been said. The accommodations are very nice, the view is incredible, the breakfasts filling and delicious. They are...

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Bayreuth, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at el81! Amazing view, lovely breakfast, even prepared some medicine when I was sick. That rum definitely killed all bacteria ;) make sure to let him call a taxi for you to get to the airport- definitely a nice goodbye surprise you won't forget :) many thanks and best wishes from Germany!!!! 👍🏻

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

After we missed our connective flight from Bogota due to poor weather condition, we finally arrived el81 Guesthouse with warm welcome and great view ! Love our room with a sea-view balcony, comfortable bed. The most important is the helpful and friendly owner !! Our luggages were missing after the flight discruption and we got lots of help from the...

Thank Fish_UK
Corseaux, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I spent 3 nights in El 81 flat when I arrived in Cuba. Alberto and Melba were great hosts, very helpful and with good advice. The room and flat were very clean, with everything you need (the drinking water is a plus). The view is amazing and the breakfasts were excellent. The location is great, close to the Malecon and...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The rooms are on the 8th floor of apartment building. The apartment is very well arranged and clean. The room was great, clean with own bathroom, the best bathroom I have seen in Cuba. No TV, but who needs it while in Cuba, the nice surprise was the AC in the room. The owners were very nice and helpful, ready...

Thank Kris T
Taranto, Puglia, Italy
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Melma and Alberto are lovely guests, always nice, helpful and discrete. Breakfast is delicious, with eggs, pancakes, tropical fresh fruit and freshly squeezed juice. You will eat in a lovely terrace with a great view over Habana and Malecon! Location is not super central, you have to walk for 15 mins to arrive to Habana Vieja. From the outside the...

1Thank Erica C
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

中心街付近なのでどこでも行けます。 アルベルト夫婦はとても優しくキューバのことを色々教えてくれます。 部屋も綺麗で、アルベルトさんが作ってくれる夕食、朝食をテラスで食べるのは最高です 空港までのタクシー、クラシックカーの観光も手配してくれます。 また、キューバに来た時はぜひ泊まりたいcasaです!オススメです! アルベルトさんから、チェの紙幣、シガーをいただきました。 息子さん、奥さんも英語ができるし、とても親切です。ありがとうございました! Goood casa! I recommend casa! Thank you alberto family! Good dinner, breakfast and cuba time.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Very good casa. Nice room with a balcony which has beautiful view over the city. Room is very clean and has a safe where you can keep your things while you are in Havana. Only steps away from The Malecon. And about 10/15 minutes from the centre of the old town. So excellent location. Alberto and Melba are excellent hosts....

Thank schuitert

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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
Price Range: £20 - £22 (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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“Room with the big balcony facing the sea”
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“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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