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Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel
Ranked #5 of 687 Havana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Friendly, welcoming people, very clean and great location”
Reviewed 14 June 2011

We stayed with Yadilis and Joel for 4 nights at the beginning of our holiday and they couldn't have been more welcoming. We were slightly nervous of staying with a cuban family in their own home as neither of us can speak much Spanish but they immediately put us at ease, Yadilis can speak very good English and we didn't struggle to communicate at all.
The Casa is on the edge of Central Havana and old Havana so is ideally located for visiting old havana on foot and is also great location for a stroll along the Malecon, which is a must, at sunset. Staying in central Havana was great as we really felt we got to see the real Havana not just the tourist Havana and we always felt very safe wandering around day or night.
The casa has two rooms and as we stayed at here twice during our trip to Cuba got to use both of them. They were both very clean and of a good size with clean, modern en-suites with hot showers. They also have air con and fans to keep you cool. (see my photos)
All in all we had a wonderful visit here and Yadilis and Joel are very helpful and considerate people. I would recommend it highly and if we ever visit cuba again we would definitely stay here.
To book here you can email Yadilis using the email address palomita3ra@gmail.com
(we struggled to find this when we booked it).

Thanks so much Yadilis and Joel

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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palomita3ra, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, 25 August 2011
Hello
I have read with great pleasure your review regarding your stay here our house. We appreciate your valuable comments. We can to know how guests are able to appreciate our job to achieve their full satisfaction. We work very hard and this compliment makes our job easier I really thank you taking the time to write these comments which will help future clients to find the right destination for your next holidays. I hope you will have a small corner in you life to remember Yadilis and Joel house.

Thanks so much
Casa Colonial Yadilis and Joel
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Of the five different casas we stayed at in Cuba, this was by far the best one. The location is great, just hanging out on the porch watching the daily life that goes on in the street is highly recommended. Don't let the worn down streets and buildings fool you. This is the genuine life in Havana, it is safe, and if you visit Cuba without this experience you have missed out on the most important part. The food is great (eating at casas is recommended in Cuba), the room is clean and the hospitaliy is genuine. If I return to Habana I will book my stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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palomita3ra, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, 25 August 2011
Hello Guest
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are very happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We really appreciate your kind comments, it was really a pleasure help you during your stay, We are going to continue work very hard to get better. We look forward to welcoming you back to the house on your next trip to Cuba or recommended to your friend,
Regards, thanks
Casa Colonial Yadilis and Joel
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

Yadilis and Joel are excellent communicators - very quick to respond to their emails and very friendly, right from the start you feel comfortable with them.

The Casa is really well located for seeing the main attractions of Havana - it's very safe too.

The room is clean and there is hot water and a stocked fridge with reasonably priced drinks. We had our own ensuite bathroom with fresh white towels too. We also enjoyed a lovely and large breakfast prepared by Joel. We stayed in several casas in Havana, and this had the best breakfast by far fruit, coffee, yogurt, omelette and tomoto and in very generous portions for only 4CUC.

They were both extremely informative and kind people. When they were full, they put us in Yadilis' brothers casa, which was just as great.

We enjoyed staying at this casa and would recommend it to everyone. They are currently renovating and will have 4 bedrooms and a lovely outside terrace to dine in from July.

We bought them a small present and were so surprised when they bought us one too, they are very generous people. In cuba, we found that many people were only interested in business and money, but Yadilis and Joel were also genuine people, able to give a little extra from their heart! That is rare and appreciated.

Thank you Yadilis, Joel and family for being you! :)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, 9 June 2011
Thank you for give your experiences in Trip Advisor about such great stay in our house. We really appreciate your kind comments, we work very hard and this compliments makes our job easier, it was really a pleasure help you during your stay ", I hope you and your family will have a small corner in your life to remember Yadilis and Joel house.
With best regards,
Yadilis and Joel
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Derby
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

We stayed with Yadilis and Joel for the first three nights of our trip to Cuba - it was a fantastic introduction to Cuban hospitality and we were really made to feel part of the family.

The food is really good and Yadilis and Joel are very informative and happy to help. We speak virtually no Spanish (something we will put right), but they speak good English so thankfully this wasn't an issue.

The Casa is really well located for seeing the main attractions of Havana - it's very safe walking around Havana and we spent all day just exploring on foot.

We enjoyed staying at this casa so much we returned to them before our flight back home.

Thank you Yadilis, Joel and family for such a pleasant stay,

Sarah & Kips xx

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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palomita3ra, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Hello Guest
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are very happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We really appreciate your kind comments, it was really a pleasure help you during your stay, We are going to continue work very hard to get better. We look forward to welcoming you back to the house on your next trip to Cuba or recommended to your friend,
Regards, thanks
Casa Colonial Yadilis and Joel
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

We arranged to stay at this casa by email a few days before our arrival in Cuba and got an answer immediately. We intended to stay for 2 nights but added a third one. Yadilis and Joel are very friendly people, who made us feel very welcome at their casa.
The casa has two comfortable clean rooms with bathroom and fridge from which you can buy drinking water etc. Good central location, Yadilis and Joel are great cooks and hosts and can tell you anything you need to know about Havana and also recommend houses in other places in Cuba! Stay with this very sweet family!
Muchas gracias a Yadilis y Joel por una estancia muy agradable, comida rica y por su amistad!

Laura de Holanda

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, 9 June 2011
Hello guest,
we are so grateful for your sincere opinion about our home, now we know that you feel like in house. We really appreciate your kind comments, we work very hard and this compliment makes our job easier we hope a day see you again.
Thanks so much
Casa Colonial Yadilis and Joel
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

E-mail: palomita3ra@gmail.com. We booked in here for 4 nights before arriving in Havana, based on reviews on tripadvisor, and were very glad we did. Yadilis and Yoel are the loveliest people you could ever hope to meet. Our room was a good size with spotless private bathroom, A/C, and a comfortable bed. Breakfast was good and very efficient. The casa is in an excellent location - very convenient for the old town, and a nice walk to the Malecon. There's a communable balcony from where you can watch the world go by. We returned to Havana twice during our month in Cuba and always contacted Yadilis and Yoel. Not surprisingly, they were full, but found us very agreeable alternative accommodation with friends and family. We have kept in touch with them as they became good friends. Just go!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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YADILIS, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, 9 June 2011
Hello
I have read with great pleasure your review regarding your stay here our house. We appreciate your valuable comments. We can to know how guests are able to appreciate our job to achieve their full satisfaction. We work very hard and this compliment makes our job easier I really thank you taking the time to write these comments which will help future clients to find the right destination for your next holidays. I hope you will have a small corner in you life to remember Yadilis and Joel house.

Thanks so much
Casa Colonial Yadilis and Joel
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

This was the first casa we stayed at during our trip in Cuba, and definately one of the best! Great location in a nice street, great food (the breakfast is splendid, best we had during our trip!!), great travel information, cosy and spacious rooms with bathrooms, and the most important: very nice and friendly family!! Stay here!

Mailadress for the casa: palomita3ra@gmail.com

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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palomita3ra, Propietario at Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Hello Guest
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are very happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We really appreciate your kind comments, it was really a pleasure help you during your stay, We are going to continue work very hard to get better. We look forward to welcoming you back to the house on your next trip to Cuba or recommended to your friend,
Regards, thanks
Casa Colonial Yadilis and Joel
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Property: Casa Colonial Yadilis y Joel
Address: Industria # 120 / Trocadero y Colon | Centro Habana, Havana 10200, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
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Ranked #5 of 687 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
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Colonial House Yadilis and Joel in the heart of Havana just 5 minutes walk from the historic town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Capitol, Revolution Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Bars, Factories of Snuff, Restaurants La Bodeguita del Medio and Floridita, House of Music, Chinatown, Malecon Habanero, San Carlos Castillo of the hut, The bay of Havana. Just 15 minutes you can enjoy the fantastic beaches of the EastAmenities:• Air Conditioning• TV• Refrigerator• Private bathroom inside the room (hot and cold water)• single or double beds, at its option.• car parking• Telephone• Laundry service• Safe• Terrace• High hygiene. We do not have pets at home• We help you plan your trip around the Island• Dining Service ... more   less 
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