If you are looking for a True Cuban Experience, this is the place to stay!!!
This place was exactly what I was looking for and Alvaro exceeded my expectations as a host. First, the apartment is centrally locate.. Which means it is literally walking distance to everything you will want to see in Havana. It is about 3 blocks to the Malecon, 10 minute walk to Old Havana, and about 10 minutes to Verdado. It is the best location possible. And the balcony is an added plus to this very authentic cuban apartment. Over looking the streets of Havana, the balcony is a perfect place to catch a nice breeze and enjoy a drink. Everything inside the apartment worked very well, including the shower. Never too cold or too hot. The pressure is not intense but it definitely does the job after having a day in the hot streets of Cuba. The AC works extremely well, me and my best friend actually turned it off a couple of times because we got so cold. This apartment is also extremely clean and they have filtered water available, which is the best type of water in Cuba. I would definitely suggest getting the breakfast for 5 CUC a day. Abuelita is the kindest person ever, and her fresh juice is amazing. I felt as if my grandma was making me breakfast every morning. Now for the best part of this apartment, the host, Alvaro!!!
This guy is the sweetest person you will meet in Cuba. He was at the apartment when we arrived. Helped us with our luggage and made sure we had everything we needed. He also came back that night, it was my birthday, and took us out to this amazing club. He asked about our plans and helped us arrange for Car service at a great price, and suggested even more sites for us to see. He was always available when we called and we easily became great friends. One night he even cooked us a genuine Cuban Dinner, which me and my best friend were searching for. We had the pleasure of meeting his entire family and they even got me a birthday cake! He also made sure we were comfortable in our surrounding and took us to the best places, without being to intrusive. He also served as an amazing photographer. Because of him, this Cuban trip turned out better than i could have even imagined. Him and his family really go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. I feel as if i gained a second family in the Country of Cuba!!
I am truly grateful I chose to stay in this place. It was the best decision!!