Very warm recommendation for a Casa in Havana, we are a young couple and we got back recently and we must recommend this casa.
The main problem in Cuba in Accommodation is communication with them, in principle Citizens are not Allowed access to the Internet and such access is by improvisation ("kombina").
Highly recommended is to determine and book a place to stay at least for the first night in Cuba because it usually Asked in airport when landing.
We were in Emilio's casa –Emilio is a great guy who lives in a good neighborhood of Havana (Vedado ) –he even has a doorman at the entrance to the Building, right on the Malecon promenade on the sea front . It has an e-mail (improvisation -because of this e-mail name is not his name ) and he Checks it every day . Beyond excellent location of the apartment ( Floor 9 - The apartment is on the entire floor and you can see a view of all Havana and the sea 360 degrees) Emilio loves Israelis and love to host and goes out of his way to help you in everything from maps to print the tips and points of view in Havana through calling for taxi and book you Other places to sleep in all of Cuba. Home has 3 spacious accommodation includes a suite toilet and shower Air Conditioning and TV. The price is 25 Cook overnight. Oh and of course he speaks very good English (and some Hebrew ) is a retired water engineer and now deals only with hosting .
A Drive from the airport Takes Abouts 30 minutes and costs about 25 Cook, arrange with him before and he also checks to see when the flight just landed and will wait for you on the porch at his home.
The place itself is superb to stay in Havana is located in the best neighborhood of Havana and very safe walk at night , half a minute from the Malecon and 3 minutes from the famous hotel .
25 min walk to the old town or 5 minutes by taxi / bus
And for those interested there is a synagogue in the Street near about 2-3 min walk
Another recommendation is a Tower lookout two streets from the Casa it has a Restaurant and Pub on the top floor 40th floor or so ... Very impressive views of Havana especially at sunset, free Entrance and drink & food prices are not expensive.
Shortened highly recommended !
Emilio's details are ;
VICTOR.MOLINA @ accs.co.cu
Victor Emilio Trespando
Esquina Calle 13
ph : 0578332492
Cel : 053 912 764