Accommodation in Old Havana

May 20th, 2018, 10:23 AM
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Accommodation in Old Havana

Any recommendation on a quiet place to stay in Havana Old Town for three nights?
Doesn’t need to be the Ritz, but we would prefer a private bathroom.
A studio would be good, if eating out is expensive.
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May 24th, 2018, 05:50 AM
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Kate, If you are interested I will try to remember where we stayed. It was a casa to the south of the old Town, down a rather grotty street but like all of Havana perfectly safe, and very clean and quiet inside. Most casa rooms have en suite bathrooms so that shouldn't be a problem. It was up a couple of very narrow flights of stairs so might not be for you if you have large cases.

Eating out in Havana is not expensive but may not be as cheap as you are expecting as it is a touristy place. But honestly it's not dear. IMO it would not be worth self-catering - a large part of the fun of being in Havana is going out and finding the interesting bars and restaurants where there is live music. And you would have to buy food in local shops which might not be that easy.

When are you going, and where else are you going to see?
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May 25th, 2018, 02:13 AM
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Thank you again. Yes, if you can remember.
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Jun 6th, 2018, 09:47 AM
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Hi Kate.
I remember the name of a house, called Trocadero 111 is in the best place to me, in the limits of Old Havana and HAvana center.
I don´t remember the website but you can check in internet, this street is called Trocadero, but Consulado is other great street, really really cuban to live there.
Enjoy your trip.
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Jan 10th, 2019, 06:25 PM
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Self catering???
I understand that going to restaurants is fun and makes you feel the vibe of the city, makes you meet other tourists.
You can a have a little chat with your waiter if he’s not too busy.
However, the main reason why you won’t self cater is because you CAN’T self cater in old havana.
There is simply hardly anything to buy.
I was staying in old havana for 10 days and realized quite fast that eating breakfast at the apartment ( this is why we like to rent by air bnb) would be impossible.
Milk?, bread?..yogourt?...nope...cheese? Nope...
juice...a bit...fruits? Nothing great..
Its funny because I haven’t seen any comments heading in that direction in any traveller guides or on forums but “man” are they ever running out of everything.
Next time in Havana ( not any time soon)...not an appartment for sure.
A casa de particular maybe.
A couple I met on the plane back ( who was leaving after one week even though they had reserved for a month) told me that one day she couldnt buy water.
Havana was a bit deceiving, I must admit.
10 days was definitely too much!.
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Jan 10th, 2019, 06:29 PM
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Two great restaurants tI can suggest though...habana 61 and 5 sentidos!
Cafe del angel is not as fancy but is very decent and has a huge terrasse and is has a great atmosphere.
good wine choice too.
Our best meal was in Vedado...nero di sepia..amazing italian food...
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