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Gotta love reading the reviews from visitors to Cuba:

Quick quiz, which one is by a clueless American?

The Penthouse is beautiful and it’s right on the Malecon, 3 min wall to National Hotel and restaurants. The breakfast every morning was wonderful with fresh fruits , veggies eggs and juices. Juvie and Adrianna took care of our every need . The place is absolutely amazing. The views from every room are spectacular. Excellent choice. Would definitely recommend. Isabel is definitely a superhost!

 

This air bnb is outstanding. We came here to celebrate our 40th bday. (Guys trip from college). The place is spectacular. The location is amazing. The views are fantastic. We looked at tons of places in CUBA and this place surpassed all expectations. The rooftop was superb. The rooms were clean and spacious. The showers were modern. We had Juve and Adriana as our in house hostess and they were both extremely helpful and made our trip run smoothly. They are like (Hidden by Airbnb) . They helped with reservations and making sure we had what ever amenities we needed. Honestly I have stayed in a lot of airbnbs and this is by far the most amazing unique one I have ever stayed in. Our entire group could not stop commenting on how amazing this place was. It felt like the four seasons airbnb. Spectacular!

 

We can't express enough how amazing this place was. The location was perfect, far enough away from the touristy cruise ship crowds but close enough to everything that it is extremely convenient. There is a gas station across the street that made stocking up on bottled water very easy but there is a mini fridge stocked with waters and sodas if you don't want to be bothered. Hotel National is right next door which made getting a taxi super easy. The views from this place go on for days and we enjoyed watching the sunsets from the balconies each evening. The housekeepers were available for everything we needed at any time and the breakfast feasts they prepared each morning were delicious! We were only 2 but this place could easily accommodate much larger groups without anyone feeling cramped. Cuba is HOT so the AC's in the bedrooms were much appreciated after long days in the sun. We loved our 9 days in Havana and are looking forward to future visits and would not hesitate to book Isabel's place again. On a side note we would recommend a day trip to Vinales- Beautiful! We also did a walking tour of both Old Havana and Central Havana through freewa (Website hidden by Airbnb) that were phenomenal and were blown away that they were free (except for tips of course). A great way to get aquainted with the city too.

 

THE ADVERTISEMENT WAS COMPLETELY MISLEADING! The house DID NOT have air conditioning throughout. It was only in the bedrooms and two (2) of the units did not work well. There were several plumbing issues. The tub backed up water, there were times when we had no water or only cold water. We could not flush toilet paper, it had to be placed in the trash can next to the toilet. There was no continuous access to WIFI as listed in the advertisement. There was no free parking on premises. There was street parking only. We DID NOT have access to a kitchen and could not prepare meals. Everything that was available was for an additional fee including WIFI and laundry. The WIFI did not work even when we purchased hourly access cards for $2 per hour. There was someone living in the unit with us, which was not disclosed on the advertisement. The first person (Juvi) was very hospitable and pleasant. The second person (Adriana) had a guest stay over night in her room and was often unable to be found when we needed things. The rate changed from $167 per night when viewing in the app to $379 per night when booking. The mattresses were very uncomfortable with springs pressing through into your back so we could not get a good nights sleep. Overall this unit lacked creature comforts. The only upside was the location was close to everything; however, there is constant traffic, noise from the busy street below, the smell of carbon monoxide coming in the windows and load music from the club right next door that blasts music Thursday - Saturday night. I would not recommend this place to anyone nor would I ever stay there again. My family and I feel deceived and ripped off!!

 

Our Stay in Cuba was amazing! We stayed with a group of friends and this was the perfect place to stay and enjoy the beautiful views below from the balcony. The place is even better than the pictures and the hosts were very nice and accomodating. They helped us in making dinner reservations and giving us tips on where to go. There is very limited wifi in Cuba so it would have been difficult to organise our trip without the ladies help. The breakfast was great and the very early morning coffee made before our flight on the last day was a lovely final touch. Thanks so much for having us! Laura

Please note all were comments from Americans.....

All reviews here:

https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/99251202

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For us it was: Fantastic place - we had a great time. Perfect location (Tangana!), very spacious and comfortable, outstanding service, highly recommended. Huge props to Isabel, Juvi and Adrienne!

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13 minutes ago, chris12381 said:

Got a link to the property? Just curious to see where all this carbon monoxide and loud music is located. 

That would be this: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15467179?eal_exp=1523574479&eal_sig=a2b88a0c408ac31ae25c4696b70ca7b7f069a8fa67076e9a7174547672ffa156&eal_uid=6341496&eluid=0&euid=235f17c6-e8fd-9f8f-1747-1608c08f603c&fbclid=IwAR0b1vM5F1z-BSx-AG5PAW-WMAaDdJXK-1nzzGScdNPP43dxJIZzVDGLmdQ

Note that the displayed price (The rate changed from $167 per night when viewing in the app to $379 per night when booking) may not be the actual price for the days you want.....

There'll be plenty of Co2 and loud music around most houses in Habana proper....

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19 hours ago, chris12381 said:

It's not Havana unless you smell the smoke belching from almendrones cruising the city and  hear the sound of reggaeton at 2AM on the Malecón. 

How did you ever cope? ?

Thanks, happy thanksgiving!

We dealt.

I hope the smoke is not too bad for you at the moment....SFO

 

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