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Casa Malecon Habana
Ranked #1 of 319 Speciality Lodging in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I was really impressed with Casa Malecon. Because there isn't a lot of price differentiation between Casas, it can be hard to know where to stay, so I chose this Casa purely because of the great reputation it had on Tripadvisor.

I wasn't disappointed.

Alain and Leti were so friendly and helpful - they gave us anything we needed and recommended some excellent places in Havana to visit. The Casa itself has some of the best views in Havana - straight on to the Malecon. The Casa is also very clean, with comfortable rooms and en suite bathrooms in every room, as well as a spacious living and dining room where you can relax with other guests.

I would gladly recommend this Casa to anyone, and can't imagine how any other Casa in Havana could beat it.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We went to Cuba on a 3 week holiday and stayed at Alain & Lety's the first four nights. It was a perfect start on our Cuba experience! Alain arranged pickup and transportation from the airport and gave us a warm welcome, a cold beer, a perfect view and a nice clean room with aircondition:)
The casa has a really good location with walking distance to almost everything of interest. We enjoyed a big and tasteful breakfast every day, with fresh homemade juice. There is
also a fridge available with water, beer and mineral water to buy.
Alain was very helpful, giving advices and recommendations on things to do, where to eat etc.
He made reservation for us on a popular restaurant and fixed transportation to a nice beach outside of Havana. We felt like home! So of course we wanted to stay at Alain & Lety's at the end of our holiday as well. Unfortunately they were fully booked, but Alain arranged good alternative accommodation at a neighbour and transportation to the airport.

The rest of our holiday was very much a success thanks to Alain. We planned a detailed itinerary for the rest of our holiday together, and he made all necessary reservations for us at other casas. They were all really good and are highly recommended! We stayed at "Casa Campo" in Vinales, "La Casa del Buzon" in Playa Larga and "Hostal Rosmar" in Trinidad.

Saludos de Lisa y Ole

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank _OleH79_
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayedat Alain and Lety's apartment twice- the first few nights we arrived in cuba, and then later, when our plans changed at t the last minute. Alain (the host),sent a taxi to meet us atthe airport (essential!), speaks excellent English and is an extremely niceand caring person. There are several rooms, all a good nice, v. Clean and with en suite shower. Views overthe bay are quite breathtaking and breakfast was tasty too. But really, the jewel in the crown here is Alain and Lety. We had planned to stay in a different area for our last days, but when that ended up being a windowless room with no aircon, Alain came to our aide and rescued us! He sorted out new accomodation for us, arrwnged our taxis for leaving and generally went out of his way to be helpful and look after us. Its well located for vieja as we as central cuba.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank nemsling
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

It was our first casa on our Cuba trip. We made a reservation via e- mail and Alain sent us a taxi to the airport. Everything worked fine. The Room was clean and nice. The breakfast was also great. Alain and his wife Lety are great hosts and have many great advises for the guests. If I should be in Havana again, this will be my place to stay.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Alain's place was the best out of all the casa's we stayed at. He was very helpful and organized his taxi driver friend to pick us up from the airport. Our plane was delayed, we ended up arriving two hours later yet his friend was still there waiting. Alain's place is extremely clean with a well working air con. All of Alain's recommendations, be it restaurants or places to see, were all fantastic. This casa was booked out for one of the nights we wanted. Alain told us it wasn't our problem but his and organized another casa for us. Alain's final words as we left were that we will always have a home in Cuba. Overall it was a lovely stay and I highly recommend it, it's lovely waking up to the view of the malecon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anneee1989
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Centrally located between all the hot spots in Havana, Casa Malecon is a first class Casa to stay in .
Alain and Lety are terrific hosts. As a solo traveller they made my stay in Cuba so easy and wonderful.
From the pick up and drop off at the airport with Alain's mate, to hooking me up with another Casa in Trinidad, to offering so many great tips on places to visit and eat around Havana.
It's also such a joy waking up every morning to the view of the beautiful ocean and Malecon.
With clean rooms and a fab breakfast the experience at Casa Malecon is nothing short of fantastic.
Thanks Alain and Lety - I will be back :-)

Room Tip: All the rooms have great views of Havana.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank danpro76
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

I cant say in words how delighted i was to find this Casa after months of searching i decided by past reviews this is the one and i couldn't have been any happier! Before we arrived Alain ensured me he had everything in order for us being that it was our wedding anniversary and my Birthday celebrations during our stay. He arranged our taxi pick up from the airport,who waited patiently as our flight was delayed.We didn't make any plans prior to arriving as we trusted Alain's words and he did not disappoint us one bit! Each day after breakfast (provided by Alain for $5.00 which is worth it) Alain would advise us on what to do during the day and where to go at night!
We also received a bottle of wine for my Birthday :-) and a cigar for my husband on our anniversary!

Our room was clean daily replenished with fresh towels and toiletries.

The Casa isn't far from Old Havana and Habana Veija so we walked and felt safe.
Our trip was everything and more than we've expected. !!
We were sad to leave ,but look forwarding to returning,this is the best place for anyone who plans to stay on Havana especially for first time visitors like myself. Alain and Lety thanks for taking care of us while we were there.
Hope to see you next year!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Mavysweets
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Additional Information about Casa Malecon Habana

Address: Malecon #59, e/ Carcel y Genio,Centro habana, Havana 10400, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 319 Speciality Lodging in Havana
Price Range: £15 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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