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Casa La Clave De Galiano: WIFI & Sea View

La Habana, Cuba
Entire flat hosted by Lou & Cesar
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Lovely bright, comfortable and airy 2 bedroom private self-contained and fully equipped apartment with WIFI INTERNET, located in the heart of Havana where you will be greeted with a very warm Cuban welcome. The apartment has a large balcony with a view of the sea, just 50 paces from the Malecon Habanero (seafront), and walking distance to Havana's main attractions. So why not sit with a drink on the balcony, relax and experience real Cuban life in the heart of Havana .

The space
Our guests have their own lovely private apartment within a small, safe and friendly building in the very heart of the Cuban capital.

The apartment is very modern inside, whilst still retaining a number of its original features. The high ceilings and the large balcony doors and windows throughout the apartment, along with its proximity to the sea, provide an airy feel and a flow of air through the apartment. Guests can choose to relax in the comfortable living/dining room, or sit and have a drink and watch Havana life go by from the balcony with its sea view.

Our two bedroom apartment is situated on the second (and top) floor of a 1950s apartment block in Central Havana (there is no lift in our building). The flat comprises of a double bedroom with a double bed, and a second double bedroom with twin single beds, both with air conditioning, original built-in wardrobes, and safety deposit boxes.

Both the kitchen and the bathroom have been completely remodelled. The kitchen provides everything required to prepare meals, should guests wish to, including a hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee-maker, as well as pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. The fully fitted bathroom has a modern shower with 24-hour hot and cold running water, we also provide some basics such as shampoo, soap, shower gel, coffee, tea, sugar and condiments for our guests.

Our apartment has WIFI Internet provided. As is standard in hotels and all other locations, to access WIFI, our guests just need to buy a card to connect. 1-2 cuc buys an hour of Internet connection, and this will allow for the connection of tablets, laptops and mobile phones simultaneously, from the comfort of our apartment or balcony. Cards can be purchased at Hotel Deauville opposite the apartment.

We are Cesar (Cuban) and Lou (Welsh), a married couple living in London. We regularly travel to Cuba to visit family and friends and we stay in our apartment whilst we are there, but the rest of the time we choose to rent our home out to tourists visiting Cuba who want to stay in an authentic and lively part of town. We want our guests to experience the best that Havana has to offer and to gain some insight into authentic Cuban life. Cesar grew up and has spent most of his life in Central Havana before re-locating to the UK, and our friend, Laura who manages the apartment for us, is a lifelong resident of Central Havana.

Guest access
Guests are given sets of keys and sole access to the whole apartment for the duration of their stay.

Other things to note
We have travelled around Cuba ourselves and stayed at a variety of Casas in other locations across the island. Should you need help finding a place to stay in another city, we will do our best to help you.
Lovely bright, comfortable and airy 2 bedroom private self-contained and fully equipped apartment with WIFI INTERNET, located in the heart of Havana where you will be greeted with a very warm Cuban welcome. The apartment has a large balcony with a view of the sea, just 50 paces from the Malecon Habanero (seafront), and walking distance to Havana's main attractions. So why not sit with a drink on the balcony, relax…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Air conditioning
Kitchen
Essentials
Iron
Paid parking off premises
Smoke alarm
Hair dryer
Hangers
First aid kit
Laptop-friendly workspace

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La Habana, Cuba

Situated on Galiano (also called Avenida de Italia), two blocks from the Malecon with incredible views of the sea and across Havana Bay, our apartment is the perfect base from which to explore the key attractions that Havana has to offer, and to experience a taste of real Havana.

The apartment is located in the vibrant Havana neighbourhood of ‘Centro Havana’, the area most often seen in photos depicting Cuban daily life. It is a popular neighbourhood with Cubans because of its central location, local culture, and nightlife. Here in the heart of the city, nestled between Old Havana and Vedado, you will get a real flavour of Havana life, and find yourself in walking distance of most of the key Havana landmarks. Just 2 blocks from the Malecon, a few blocks from El Paseo del Prado and Parque Central, and a short walk to Havana Vieja or Vedado, you couldn’t be in a better location from which to explore this unique city.

Unlike some parts of Havana, within a couple of minutes’ walk of our apartment you can find a whole host of local amenities to make your stay more comfortable, including supermarkets, a food market, a bakery, cafes, department stores, bars, restaurants and hotels (we provide a bespoke map for our guests of local amenities).

Distance on foot to local landmarks and places of interest :
Malecon Habanero – 1 minute away
Hotel Deauville – 1 minute away with Internet connection and serving a buffet breakfast for 5 cuc per person
Casa de la Musica – 3 minutes away
El Capitolio – 10 minutes away
Parque Central – 8 minutes away
Café Arch Angel – 5 minutes away lovely café serving breakfasts, great coffee and snacks
Museo de la Revolucion – 10 minutes away
Museo de Bellas Artes – 10 minutes away
Plaza de la Catedral – 20 minutes away
Paseo del Prado – 5 minutes away
Hotel Nacional – 20 minutes
Teatro Alicia Alonso – 8 minutes away where you can see the Cuban National Ballet perform
Chinatown – 10 minutes away
Hotel Lincoln – 5 minutes away and has live son on the roof every Saturday evening
Callejon de Hamel – 5 minutes away Sunday Afro-Cuban rumba (12-3pm) and art gallery and cultural centre

It should be noted that Havana is a capital city with a vibrant nightlife, and Habaneros are friendly fun-loving people, so it is common to hear noise from the street both during the day and night, and our apartment, located in the heart of the city is no exception. To enhance the comfort of our guests, we have added an additional layer of protection against street noise by putting a second set of balcony doors on the inside of the original doors on the balconies.
Situated on Galiano (also called Avenida de Italia), two blocks from the Malecon with incredible views of the sea and across Havana Bay, our apartment is the perfect base from which to explore the key attractio…

Hosted by Lou & Cesar

Joined in March 2011
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We are a Cuban and Welsh married couple who like to travel, meet new people and experience new places and different cultures. We live in London and regularly travel to our home in Cuba, so we know very well what attracts tourists like us to Cuba, as well as what tourists can find frustrating or difficult about travelling and staying in Havana. We love the space and location of our apartment, and we hope you will too!
We are a Cuban and Welsh married couple who like to travel, meet new people and experience new places and different cultures. We live in London and regularly travel to our home in…
During your stay
Our good friend and family neighbour, Laura manages our apartment for us. Laura is available to meet our guests when they arrive, and to provide information about the apartment, the local area, and trips to other parts of Cuba during their stay, should guests require this. Laura lives locally and as a life-long resident of Centro Havana, she is perfectly placed to help guests to make the most of what Havana has to offer, and to provide insight into the lives of ordinary Habaneros. Laura speaks Spanish, English and French

Every 3 days the apartment is cleaned and bed linen and towels are changed for guests. Should guests require a more frequent or daily service, this can be provided at an additional cost.

Extra services:

Our lovely neighbours, Elcida and Elio next door offer our guests a breakfast service for 5 cuc per head, should our guests wish to take up this service they should let Laura or Elcida & Elio know. Breakfast will be delivered to the door at the arranged time.

We offer our guests a Cuban mobile phone for the duration of their stay with us. It isn't possible to get a 'pay as you go' sim card as a tourist in Cuba, making calls from foreign mobiles is generally very costly within Cuba, and public telephones are not very reliable. We offer this service so that guests can book restaurants, accommodation elsewhere in Cuba, call taxis, or contact Laura, as they please. We have preloaded some useful numbers into the mobile for guests, including Laura's contact numbers.

We have a small secure room just outside our apartment door which operates as a luggage store. This is ideal for guests who are flying home in the evening but who have to check out at 12pm due to the apartment being booked by other guests. We can store guests' luggage securely until they need to head to the airport later in the day.

We offer a range of services to support our guests during their stay with us which guests can choose to take up or not, however we are not tour guides or tour operators.

Airport Taxi Transfer service and taxis during your stay
Tours/excursions – support in organising trips and in finding and booking accommodation in other parts of Cuba. The option to book a classic or other car for trips and tours within Havana and beyond. The possibility of booking a guide and translator (who speaks five languages) to take guests around Havana and show them the hidden sites as well as the more usual tourist attractions.
Restaurant recommendations/bookings – we can assist in recommending and booking local restaurants.

Before arrival in Cuba we are available to answer any questions guests may have and provide information and recommendations. We want guests to have a great time in Havana and a good experience of staying in our apartment. We speak English and Spanish.
Our good friend and family neighbour, Laura manages our apartment for us. Laura is available to meet our guests when they arrive, and to provide information about the apartment, t…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm