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Hosteria Cartacuba

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a pleasure to visit and stay at this great site in Vedado, Havana. Yanila and Acelo doing a great job there. Really, really recommendable for everybody going to Havana. Once again : thank you very much for your host, your help and assistance.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where do we start with praise for Hosteria Cartacuba.. Stayed here just the one night, but boy did knowing the owner Yanila turn out to be the gift that keeps on giving..! Yanila speaks perfect English and is probably the nicest, most helpful person on the planet. Greeted with fresh pineapple juice on arrival we are shown to our apartment...

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Newfields, New Hampshire
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Yanilla is the hostess of hosts. She set up transportation and lodging for short trips, gave us the scoop on local places to see, answered tons of questions, and was upbeat and encouraging from arrival to departure. She even made tea and coffee for our 5:30 am departure for the airport. Others have written about her beautiful villa, and indeed...

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Thank wwingate
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stayed in Yanila's casa on our 3rd night in Havana, and we were so pleased we did. We had been staying in central Havana which was fab, but it was nice to head to Vedado and see something different. Yanila's casa is a very pretty and the back garden was a leafy oasis which was lovely to relax in...

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1Thank Becky B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Yanila and her family have restored this wonderful villa from 1926, and furnished it with care to keep its character intact. She said that the original owner was a Spanish noble woman, which is easy to believe. The ceilings must be 16 feet high, fabulous stained glass lamps, and an inviting garden in back with a small pool for cooling...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A memorable place to stay. Spacious, interesting Cuban art expressed in shower curtains and prints, excellent hosts and nice staff. Wonderful breakfast and lobster dinner. Good and safe location. Though someone complained the bathrooms are not modern, remember this is a house built in 1926. A modern bathroom would clash with the style of it. A fun experience! Also generally...

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Thank smirvine2003
Reviewed 28 March 2017

When we arrived at Hosteria Cartacuba, we were met by Yanila. She greeted us warmly and ushered us inside, like an Aunt who we had not seen in many years. She showed us to our room, which was air conditioned and comfortable within a beautiful colonial style house. As soon as we arrived in Cuba we discovered one of our...

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Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We've only stayed in Hosteria Cartacuba for two nights and I have to say that we really felt like home. Yanila and her husband are very nice, warm and welcoming people and always willing to help. Yanila helped us with our plans, she arranged for us all casas around Cuba (which were also all very nice), she has a lot...

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Thank Blanka G
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I was first time in Hosterija Cartacuba for all together 3 nights. And I must say I got all the best in whole Cuba. Owners Yanila and her husband "Maestro" :) are the nicest people I ever met. Yanila planned all the trip for me and my friend so we didn't worry for booking in other casas. All the rooms...

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Yanila is Cartacuba's greatest asset, and it has many. She is very cheerful, funny and kind, she helped us a lot with arrangements regarding our rental car and she advised as very well about travelling safely with your own wheels.The breakfast buffet served on the rooftop restaurant is good, the evening meals are plentiful and yummy. We stayed at the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1926 this beautiful neoclassical style home, having about 500 squared meters is located in El Vedado, allowing guest to be within walking distance to Old Havana and Miramar. The house has 4 spacious air conditioned bedrooms; 2 with private bathrooms and 2 with a shared bathroom (useful for families and friends), an exquisitely landscaped backyard complete with a pool and grill. To expand on their services the proprietors have recently added a beautiful roof top restaurant, available for a variety of social events, including private parties, intimate dinners and business meetings. Acelo's culinary skills is what keeps guests coming back year after year. Yanila,Acelo's wife, with 13 years of experience as a national tour guide, has extensive knowledge in Cuban tourism and is able to provide guests with excellent concierge services. In addition, she is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish making her the perfect hostess. We invite you to come and enjoy a real Cuban experience with a stay at our beautiful Casa, a home with character and charm, a comfortable atmosphere and a welcoming family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hosteria Cartacuba

Address: Calle 17 #1105 between 14 y 16 | El Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Number of rooms: 4
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