I just got home after 4 nights at Casa Misiones 51. I couldn’t have picked a better place to stay. Douglas, Yolanda, and Yoandra were a delight. Another reviewer paned Casa as being in a seedy rundown area. Most of Havava is run down. The people “hanging out” outside are mostly taxi drivers as Casa is on a busy street and conveniently located near many attractions. And compared to the rest of the Caribbean, people don’t bother you. They will take no for an answer. The rooms are as nice as shown in the pictures and are very clean. Another plus is the shower. Each room has it’s own water heater and it is HOT and the pressure is good. No need to have breakfast out as for $5.00 you get eggs, ham, a huge plate of fresh fruit, coffee, juice, and real milk. CASA MISIONES IS GREAT!
This was the start of our 15 day private tour with Experience Cuba it was our very first time staying in homestay, our room was great, it had air conditioning and our own ensuite. Breakfast was cooked fresh for us each day and nothing was any trouble. The Casa location is fantastic and is in walking distance to all major attraction within the old town including a great roof top bar & restaurant only 20m down the lane.
We stayed here for 5 days in total. We were able to walk to all the Cafe's and Restaurants (plenty of them located very close to this Casa), and to the heart of Havana. We were served breakfast with a smile each morning and the air conditioned room was very comfortable with an attached bathroom/toilet.
Location is convinient -facing revolution museum, room size is good and had small balcony as well. Breakfast 5 cuc -very good quality - fruits, fresh juice, eggs according your taste. The only thing I would fault after driving around Cuba and staying in different casas is the price . we paid 71 eur/night and this is overrated for casa.
Great location close to Habana vieja and the malecon. Rooms are beautiful. The people-watching from the balcony was very relaxing. I am a light sleeper, and while there is a lot of noise from the street, with earplugs it wasn't an issue.
The staff were ok, didn't speak much english and were very pushy about selling us breakfast every morning. (not sure if this is how jokes work in Cuba, but even after we checked out, they were still asking us what time we wanted our breakfast for the next day. They seriously expected us to travel from Verdado back to Habana Vieja just so they could sell us breakfast).
The strangest part was the bathroom. It was a glass box inside our room. You read that right. Glass. So strange sitting on the toilet and being able to see the rest of your room through the glass. Luckily we had some bluetac and were able to fashion a bit of a privacy screen. So unless you are very intimate with your travel buddy, you might want to keep that in mind.
It's hard to rate this location on value. There are plenty of casas much cheaper than this one in the neighbourhood. But the rooms are very nicely decorated, and there is the convenience of being able to book in advance, which is not very common in Cuba. Very good value when compared to the nearby hotels, though.