Casa Maura is just perfect for tired Havana travellers. Very central location a 5 min stroll away from the Museo de la Revolucion and the Capitolio. NB: As with all casas in Cuba, ignore the slightly delapidated exterior of the building, which gives little away as to the pearl of a B&B on the second floor. The casa itself and its location are perfectly safe (as is most of Havana; don't confuse tatty architecture with crime!)
The room is air conditioned and with an extra (silent) ceiling fan if the heat really blows you away. The bathroom is stunning (a real bath too, not just a shower!) and spotlessly clean. Breakfast is lovely and varied, and she charged us 1 CUC less for our breakfasts because we didn't have any meat, which I thought was a typically kind gesture. Maura can also arrange taxis to and from the airport as long as you e-mail her well in advance with your flight numbers and ETA. Although the e-mail traffic for reserving the room works fine in English, please be aware it's much easier to speak even basic Spanish with Maura and her family when you're there, so just learn the basic phrases of anything you're going to need her to do and all will be plain sailing. However, whatever the language you're using, expect a very warm and professional welcome. This casa amply merits the warm reviews from other visitors. Thank you Maura!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- House apartment in the Old Havana, near the Havanan Prado, the area with more night life in the country, full with history. From Casa Maura can visit any point of the Old Havana on foot, the Capitol, the Walk of the Prado, the Palace of Bellas arts, the Bodeguita del medio, the Cathedral of Havana, dozens of museums, restaurants, coffee, bars, where you can test the flavorful mojito or the refreshing daiquiri. We offer you comfortable, very clean rooms, security, with air conditioning, fan, private bathroom, plugs for 110 volt and 220 volt. You can enjoy the coexistence together with our family respecting your privacy in all moment. We offer you breakfast, cocktels, slight food, has dinner in the house, laundry, ironing of clothes, massages with specialists, classes of dances, service of taxis, walk in old cars or in cars thrown by horses, everything for people approved legally, agreeing the price directly among you and those that give him this service. ... more less