We very much enjoyed our overnight stay with our host Alejandro d’Soto and his wife Yilian at this excellent bed and breakfast accommodation. We were brought here after our day in Havana with Cuban Connection Tours as we had chosen to extend our visit to the city.
Alejandro gave us all a very warm welcome, speaking perfect English and proudly showing us round the accommodation. We were most impressed with the bedrooms: spotlessly clean, immaculate presentation in terms of décor and traditional fittings, with a wall mounted flat screen TV, well stocked mini bar and an en suite shower room. The beds were very comfy and the air con systems proved invaluable in the June heat.
Alejandro and his family share the rest of the house with guests and we were shown the sitting room, dining room, kitchen and beautiful terrace where breakfast was to be served overlooking the garden. There were lots of interesting pieces of furniture and artefacts on display including traditional wooden rocking chairs.
A taxi was arranged for us to go into central Havana and return much later on (about 2.00am!). We did not need a key as there was a night security guard on duty. We felt totally at ease with this arrangement and thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Jazz Café.
Breakfast was served at a time of our choosing. It was the best breakfast ever! A big jug full of mango juice and a huge platter of fresh fruit – banana/pineapple/papaya/melon, eggs cooked to order or toasted sandwich, a large basket of freshly baked bread, toast, butter, marmalade and plenty of Cuban coffee with hot milk. This was all served on the terrace in the shade on a perfect sunny morning – heaven!
We would absolutely recommend this friendly family home for a stay in Havana. So much more personal and welcoming than a standard large hotel you would get with an overnight package from Varadero, this bed and breakfast is superb. I believe the location is also excellent, being so close to the bus station, although we used taxis for our transport into Havana centre.
Many thanks Alejandro and Yilian for your Cuban warmth and hospitality. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We rent comfortable rooms in residence in one of the best areas of La Habana, Nuevo Vedado; right in the city center. A point from where you get to anywhere in minutes. ... more less