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Hosteria Cartacuba

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived to Yanila's open arms, and a great welcome. The room we had was across the street from Yanila's main house and we enjoyed the extra privacy, with the ability to walk across the street and socialize with the other guests, have a drink or enjoy a lovely dinner. Yanila does a great job of managing all of her... More 

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Slovenian Istria, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very nice and friendly staff, good food and location! Yanila is really a person everybody should meet when traveling to Cuba for the first time. She knows all the secrets you need you know about sightseeing and she gave us all the information that we needed for our roadtrip. Really recommend it!!!

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Yanila E, Propietario at Hosteria Cartacuba, responded to this review

Ohhh, what a beutiful comment! Hvala, hvala, hvala, dear friend for making us happy with your visit. Hvala lepo. Se vidimo...! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yanila's house is as pretty as the pictures look, and even better on the inside. The room was clean and tidy, as was the bathroom. We were very grateful for Yanila's tips and tricks on getting around Havana and being safe. The breakfast was great - make sure you try the sweet brioche type bread and the pastries....YUM! Easy walk... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at Hosteria CartaCuba in November. Our room was located in the opposite building of the casa. The good was that room was clean and tidy, every day maid came and clean it up. Also the air conditioning was new. The really bad was the shower system in the bathroom (combination of water and exposed wires in shower). The... More 

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Thank Bruno F
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I traveled to Cuba first time with my friends, at the end of September 2016. Yanila was nice, cheerful landlady. She took care of us so much, and reply our every question. (About transportation system, or direction to go, etc...) That helped us a lot. She speaks fluent English, Italian, and of course Spanish. The Hostel is located at quiet... More 

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Yanila E, Propietario at Hosteria Cartacuba, responded to this review

Arigato, dear friend. I thank you all 3 for your kindness and for being such a nice persons. Wishing you the best for your lifes. More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We came to Cuba with no plan whatsoever and we couldn't be more lucky that our first stay was with Yanila. She used to be a tourist guide and she took the time to explain what is there to see and do in every city in Cuba. After we decided where to go, she made all the arrangements for us,... More 

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Yanila E, Propietario at Hosteria Cartacuba, responded to this review

Thank YOU so much for yor smiles, kindness and interest to know Cuba. It makes us feel better persons. Wishing you the best in your life, Yanila. More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night but what a wonderful house and welcome we got. I highly recommend staying here! Breakfast and dinner is available if you require. Location is a little further outside of the main attractions and nightlife of Havana though.

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Yanila E, Propietario at Hosteria Cartacuba, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice comment. And thanks for your kindness. Wishing you the best, Yanila. More 

Wolfsburg, Germany
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We spent 4 nights in this casa. it was our first stop in Cuba and we loved Yanila from the first moment on. She is the owner, speaks a lot of languages, is very friendly and helpful! She organized a lot for us and gave us a lot of helpful information of Cuba and Havanna. The casa is very clean... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I could not recommended Yanilla and her home more. My sister and I stayed here for our first few nights in Cuba and came back at the end of our trip. It was the perfect beginning and end! First of all her home is just beautiful. Very authentic with an amazing balcony where you can enjoy breakfast (the best breakfast... More 

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Yanila E, Propietario at Hosteria Cartacuba, responded to this review

Wow...girls! I'm speechless...! Thanks so much for these beautiful words! Not me but YOU made everything so special! Your laughs, your kindness, your sweet personalities are unforgettable! It was more than a pleasure to receive you at home. Wishing you the best. And hoping Saint Patrick gives me the chance to see you once again! Haha! A big hug, Yanila. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had a great stay. clean house, brilliant breakfast area in the rooftop breeze and Janila was one of the best hosts you could hope for on your travels. She has is a previous tour operator with fantastic knowledge and organizational ability. We highly recommend!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1926 this beautiful neoclassical style home, having about 500 squared meters is located in El Vedado, allowing guest to be within walking distance to Old Havana and Miramar. The house has 4 spacious air conditioned bedrooms; 2 with private bathrooms and 2 with a shared bathroom (useful for families and friends), an exquisitely landscaped backyard complete with a pool and grill. To expand on their services the proprietors have recently added a beautiful roof top restaurant, available for a variety of social events, including private parties, intimate dinners and business meetings. Acelo's culinary skills is what keeps guests coming back year after year. Yanila,Acelo's wife, with 13 years of experience as a national tour guide, has extensive knowledge in Cuban tourism and is able to provide guests with excellent concierge services. In addition, she is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish making her the perfect hostess. We invite you to come and enjoy a real Cuban experience with a stay at our beautiful Casa, a home with character and charm, a comfortable atmosphere and a welcoming family. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle 17 #1105 between 14 y 16 | El Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Number of rooms: 4
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“It's nice to stay in the house, but Yalinda also has an apartment across the street which might be nice for young families.”
 of 5 bubbles trippypppp, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be ok.”
 of 5 bubbles annhI1381EI, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have adjoining bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles simonmO146JJ, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooftop Restaurant was totally amazing! The homemade food a true delight”
 of 5 bubbles jens840, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All the room have air-conditioning. The plumbing is a bit rudimentary (cold showers) but the rooms are spacious and airy.”
 of 5 bubbles Bebopboo, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
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