This is a rather nice Casa Particular but be warned. We were told by the owners that it was safe to park in front their house. We were also charged 2CUCs a day for the guard who ‘watched’ the car. On our third day we walked out to find that the car had been broken into. No windows were broken. It was a cheaper Chinese car that could easily have the locks popped open with a wire-hanger. Our Spare tire and jack were stolen. The owner shrugged his shoulders in amazement saying it must have happened during the day and the guard only starts from six at night. It was all a bit ridiculous as the car was parked directly in front of the place with its large doors open all day long. There are also other Casas surrounding it. Coincidentally I was ill and not sleeping well. So the next night I looked out for the guard several times during the night. There was on one there.
If you rent a car in Cuba the radio and tires are not insured - that includes the jack. The Casa owner said the police would do nothing and we would have to file huge amounts of paper work before we could move on. We didn’t bother. Still we did have to pay a total of 325 CUCs for the tire, rim and jack.
Also the owner was more than happy to charge us for the parking regardless of us being robbed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Bastida offers two guest rooms, both located on the second floor. The rooms are sunny, spacious, welcoming and comfortably appointed. ... more less