About the Homestay
I live in a large house that has three rooms, but I only rent one, with air conditioning, private bathroom and a small refrigerator. I live alone with my 15-year-old daughter, whose name is Rocío. I live on the first floor of Industria Street no. 110 between Colón and Trocadero, Havana Center.
The house has an outside balcony overlooking the neighborhood, which is very popular; spacious room, hall, dining room, hallway, kitchen and a rooftop above the house, which also the guest can access if desired. There is a table where you can have breakfast or sit down, and there is also a stationary bike where you can do exercises. In the house there is internet access, through a connection by modem.
The property is located in a very central place, two blocks from the Prado and three from the Malecon Havana; near the Museum of the Revolution (former Presidential Palace), Central Park, the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, hotels, cafes, restaurants and the Historical Center of Havana, where you can reach on foot.
I can locate taxis to the guests and manage location in houses in the provinces of the country.
As a courtesy I also offer guests a free breakfast for the first day of their arrival at the house. This breakfast includes: coffee, milk, a fruit juice of the season, an omelet with two toasts (or scrambled eggs) with butter, or sandiwich of cheese or ham, plus some typical food of the country. Also, in case you wish, I offer you a free, one hour tour, through significant sites of the Historic Center of Havana, in Spanish. Once at home we agree on the day and time of the trip, which will be very attractive.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located in a very central place, two blocks from the Prado and three from the Malecon Havana. Nearby is Central Park, from where you can take a bus that will take you to know the city, for a modest price.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Flexible entry and exit. Guests can arrive at dawn; You can smoke on the balcony or some corridor in the house.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Teresa was amazing, this was a great stay!
She organized a pick up from the airport and then a drop off at the end of the trip, and her breakfasts were top notch!
The location was great as you could walk everywhere, also there is a really cheap Cuban restaurant around the corner called Dos Pelotes which was the cheapest place to eat in the city we found.
Teresa doesn't speak a lot of English but if you don't know any Spanish you can still manage, we did :)
Teresa es icreible. Nosotros encantatmos quedar con ella. cuando tu estas en su casa, sientes que eres una parte de su familia. Si voy a Cuba otra vez, me voy a quedar con Teresa.
Staying with Teresa was wonderful! She was extremely helpful and made sure we knew the best places to go as well as what prices were fair. She gave us directions on how to get to the beach and even packed us a lunch for that day. She is very friendly and made us feel like we were at home and part of her family. If I ever return to Havana, I will definitely be staying with her again.
Der Aufenthalt bei Teresa war sehr schön, da sie eine sehr bemühte, liebevolle und offene Person ist, trotz der ungewohnten Umstände in Havanna hat sie ihr bestes gegeben, um uns den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Die Unterkunft an sich war sauber und gepflegt, weswegen ich die Unterkunft nur weiter empfehlen kann.
Teresa est une hote en or qui facilite le voyage et fait tout pour que notre séjour à Cuba se passe du mieux possible !
Grace à Teresa, son hospitalité et sa bienveillance nous avons passer un excellent séjour et cela nous a permis de rencontrer des gens merveilleux. En effet, Teresa peut vous réserver des casas dans les lieux que vous souhaitez découvrir !!
Nous ecommandons vivement cette casa qui est formidable
Encore merci Teresa
Anna et Gaby
Teresa est une femme super, elle a pu répondre à toutes nos questions, nous guider et nous informer sur bien d’autres choses encore... Ses petits déjeuners sont copieux et goûteux ! La chambre est spacieuse, propre et agréable grâce à la climatisation, la lumière, l’eau courante...
Bref notre séjour chez elle c’est très bien passé.
Gracias por todo Teresa ! Un beso.
Maira y Willy
Min til stedene værende hos Teresa og hennes datter. Var veldig bra, jeg følte meg skikkelig hjemme. Ble også mere kjent i Cubansk historie siden Teresa er journalist for Havana kultur avis.
Hennes hus var kjempe vakkert og fint nabolag.
Jeg kommer virkelig savnet denne familien mye.
Jeg ble veldig godt tatt varer på. Rommene var rent og bra sted å være.
Jeg anbefaler sterk å overnatte hos henne.
The Teresa's house is not an anonymous hotel, but it's your house! Teresa is lovely, she gives you all her support and help you in everything! The breakfast was wonderful and various. The room is nice, with private bathroom and air conditional. The position is perfect and safe (1 minute from El Paseo del Prado and 10 minute from El Capitolio). I recommend if you want a real cuban house! If I come back to Havana, I will reserve in this house for sure.
I loved Teresa before I even met her. She emailed me straight after I booked to stay with her asking me if she could do anything to help me plan my trip. Once I was certain how long I would be staying in Cuba she responded with an itinerary that I might want to follow for my 3 week stay. She then phoned and booked my accommodation for me, meaning I had nothing left to do but sit back and enjoy my holiday! Teresa is an amazing host, friendly and an incredible women. I felt at home instantly. Her home is neat and clean and the room has everything you could want. The breakfast she cooked for me at 5CUC per day (but the first one is on her) was amazing- a cup of fruit, fruit juice, eggs and bread as well as fried bananas or potatoes. I often didn’t eat again until the evening it was so good! If you’re coming to Havana I recommend you stay with Teresa, she will make sure you have everything you need and will help you plan the rest of your holiday. I can’t wait to meet her again!
Teresa nos recevió de una manera muy acojedora. Desde el momento que hicimos la resevación estubo en contacto y ofreció su ayuda para cualquier questión logística. Comenzamos como estraños y terminamos amigos. Sin duda alguna recomendamos a Teresa a cualquier persona, y nosotros no vemos la hora de volver a compartir con ella y volver a hospedarnos en su casa.
Acerca de la habitación, todo muy impecablemente limpio y ordenado, con su baño privado. La cama es super cómoda, con aire acondicionado e incluso un regriferador. Nosotros optamos por el desayuno el cual siempre fue delisioso y más que suficiente. La ubicación de su casa es muy estrategica: a tres mazanas se llega a una de las avenidas principales (peatonales) que va directo a donde se toma el autobus que va a la playa, (sólo 5 minutos a pié), y en 10 minutos o menos ya se llega a la parte historica de la Habana y 5 minutos del malecon. Su casa además es muy bonita y tiene un carácter bastante Cubano.
Teresa de verdad que es muy servicial y amable. Ella nos colaboró con absolutamente todos los aspectos de nuetras vacaciones en Cuba (v.g., sitios de interés, transporte a otras ciudades y hospedaje, consejos acerca de cómo navegar la ciudad). Antes de llegar a la habana, ya nos habia arreglado el transporte de recojida desde el aeropuerto con una persona de confianza, y al llegar a la casa no tuvimos que esperar nada. Tambien nos ha hecho un recorido guiado a la Habana vieja muy informativo e interesante. Lo que vimos de Cuba nos pareció muy bonito, pero sinceramente fué Teresa la responsable de que hayamos pasado un momento muy agradable allá.
Teresa was very welcoming from the very beginning. She kept in touch before and throughout our trip, making sure that we were looked after. We started as strangers and ended up as friends. We would recommend Tesesa’s stay to anyone and we look forward to staying at hers again in the future.
Regarding the premises, the room was pristine clean and organised, with en suit bathroom. The bed was comfortable, with air-conditioning and even a fridge. We opted in for the breakfast and it was really nice and substantial. The location of the place is very strategic: one of the main (pedestrian) avenues leading to the centre is only 5 min walk (to where the buses going to the beach stop) and the promenade, and approximately 5 min more to the old town. Teresa’s house has a very “Cuban” character.
Teresa really is very helpful and amicable. She helped us with absolutely all aspects of our holidays in Cuba (e.g., sites of interest, transport from/to other cities, and tips). Before our arrival, for example, she had already organised a pick up transport and we did not have to wait either at the airport or upon arriving at her place. She also very kindly took us on a walk tour through the old Habana full of information and interesting aspects about the city and Cuba. We really like the little we saw of Cuba but we wouldn’t have had such a good time if it hadn’t been for Teresa’s lovely personality and genuine care for her guests.
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