I stayed 6 night (30 CUC/room/night) in this casa particular with a friend at the end of January 2013, beginning of February. We simply loved it!!! The location, the hosts, the atmosphere, the coziness and comfort! Excellent choice!
Senora Mercedes, her son Wilfredo and the nephew Alejandro are great hosts and their home offers an oasis of green tranquility in Vedado. The location is excellent because it allows a better picture of the city itself. I highly recommend travelers to try and discover the other parts of the city, not just Habana Vieja, and the best way to explore the very pretty and leafy Vedado is to choose to stay there. Taxis are about 5 CUC in and out of the historic center and the ride is worthy, Alejandro has a car and takes guests every morning to the city center. There are also nice venues to dine out in Vedado, as well as some landmark places one must visit in Havana (Hotel Nacional, Fresa y Chocolate for jazz, Plaza de la revolucion, el Malecon, etc.).
The house is very beautiful, pre-revolution architecture, very spacious, nice garden, big and comfortable rooms, well equipped bathrooms and all the comfort one might need,The beds are very good!! (during our trip through Cuba we encountered some dramatically bad beds:-)) A special mention to the cleanliness of the house, the rooms and bathrooms are spotless and elegantly furnished, bedsheets smell great, so much better than some hotels we have seen in Varadero! Breakfast is excellent (5 CUC per person) and the hosts have always good advise to offer and a solution for any kind of issues concerning planning trips around the island.
I highly recommend this casa particular for those who travel to Havana for leisure as well as business. We had an excellent time there. Many thanks again to Mercedes, Wilfredo and Alejandro!