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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After we missed our connective flight from Bogota due to poor weather condition, we finally arrived el81 Guesthouse with warm welcome and great view ! Love our room with a sea-view balcony, comfortable bed. The most important is the helpful and friendly owner !! Our luggages were missing after the flight discruption and we got lots of help from the... More 

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Corseaux, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 3 nights in El 81 flat when I arrived in Cuba. Alberto and Melba were great hosts, very helpful and with good advice. The room and flat were very clean, with everything you need (the drinking water is a plus). The view is amazing and the breakfasts were excellent. The location is great, close to the Malecon and... More 

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Thank phconus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are on the 8th floor of apartment building. The apartment is very well arranged and clean. The room was great, clean with own bathroom, the best bathroom I have seen in Cuba. No TV, but who needs it while in Cuba, the nice surprise was the AC in the room. The owners were very nice and helpful, ready... More 

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Taranto, Puglia, Italy
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Melma and Alberto are lovely guests, always nice, helpful and discrete. Breakfast is delicious, with eggs, pancakes, tropical fresh fruit and freshly squeezed juice. You will eat in a lovely terrace with a great view over Habana and Malecon! Location is not super central, you have to walk for 15 mins to arrive to Habana Vieja. From the outside the... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

中心街付近なのでどこでも行けます。 アルベルト夫婦はとても優しくキューバのことを色々教えてくれます。 部屋も綺麗で、アルベルトさんが作ってくれる夕食、朝食をテラスで食べるのは最高です 空港までのタクシー、クラシックカーの観光も手配してくれます。 また、キューバに来た時はぜひ泊まりたいcasaです!オススメです! アルベルトさんから、チェの紙幣、シガーをいただきました。 息子さん、奥さんも英語ができるし、とても親切です。ありがとうございました! Goood casa! I recommend casa! Thank you alberto family! Good dinner, breakfast and cuba time.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Very good casa. Nice room with a balcony which has beautiful view over the city. Room is very clean and has a safe where you can keep your things while you are in Havana. Only steps away from The Malecon. And about 10/15 minutes from the centre of the old town. So excellent location. Alberto and Melba are excellent hosts.... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Melba and Alberto were very nice and accommodating. I was here with my aunt and uncle and three cousins. Although they only had two rooms, they found a neighbor with a third room to accomodate all of us! Additionally, my sister and I had to leave very early in the morning but they had no problem providing us breakfast and... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

While my sister and I stayed here for only one night, it was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend this casa! We were leaving early for the airport the next morning, so Melba and Alberto got up early too and made sure that we had a delicious breakfast before we left and called a taxi for us. We stayed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Melba and Alberto were incredibly friendly hosts and really made you feel like part of the family. Their son spoke English incredibly well to help with any translation. We stayed in the room on the right of their stairs which has a newly renovated bathroom we enjoyed. Furniture in the room was very sparse with no dressers or bureaus for... More 

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San Mateo, California
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is my 3rd time with Melba y Alberto. That means their 8th floor apt is great! From our first stay with them years ago Melba and Alberto have been welcoming and we continue to stay in touch with them via email. Their son Sami's English has perfected so it made it very easy to make plans ahead of time.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located in a privileged location in Centro Habana (Central Havana), on Italia Avenue (also known as Galiano). Very close to Old Havana (10 minute walk) and the very popular Malecón seafront. Our flat is a beautifully renovated modern duplex on the eighth floor of a building developed in the fifties. From the flat, you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the sea and the city. By staying in our house, you will benefit from one of the highest levels of privacy, security and featured services, in a family-friendly environment. We recommend our accommodation for vacation or business trips. ... more   less 

Additional Information about el81 Guesthouse

Address: 115 (Galiano) Italia Ave. Apt. 81 | Btw. Trocadero St. And Animas St, Havana 10400, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Price Range: ₹ 1,672 - ₹ 1,818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Casa Alberto And Melba
Casa Alberto & Melba Hotel Havana
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“The room with sea view balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Fish_UK, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“great view, center location”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The balconies in the both the living room and our room were gorgeous”
 of 5 bubbles juliesL9654LU, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the room with the new bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles The_Petrucci, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front bedroom has a double bed & balcony with view, the back bedroom has a double & twin w/ newly remodeled bathroom but no balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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