This is a wonderful Casa in a great location close to the main sights the city has to offer. My partner and I speak very little Spanish which we feel may have hindered us slightly, however all the Casa owners we stayed with made great efforts to overcome this barrier and Norka was no exception. The house itself is absolutely beautiful and the owners are clearly art lovers. The room is reasonably sized, impeccably clean and wonderfully cool after a day in the at times intense Santiago heat. We stayed here for three nights and twice had dinner which was prepared by Norka. The food was some of the best we ate in Cuba and Norka gave us plenty of choice in terms of the menu which was a welcome surprise. There is also a well stocked fridge outside the room which is incredibly helpful.
During our stay, Norka arranged two taxis for us, one to take us to Del Morro Fort and a nearby island (Cayo Granma) and one to the airport. On our last day, we had a late flight to catch and so we were at a bit of a loose end toward the end of the afternoon. However, Norka was not only kind enough to allow us to leave our bags at the Casa (fairly standard, I guess!) she also invited us to use all the facilities and even made us a coffee as we sat on the upstairs terrace waiting for the taxi. In short, our experience of Casa Azul was incredibly positive and we would not hesitate in recommending it to fellow travelers looking to sample the delights of Santiago.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Azul Santiago De Cuba