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Havana, Cuba
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 15 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.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 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...

Thank TravellingFlipflops
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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...

Thank Bareus
Bayreuth, Germany
Reviewed 29 December 2016 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

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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: £20 - £21 (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”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingFlipflops, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles juliesL9654LU, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the room with the new bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles The_Petrucci, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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