Updated: Oct 2016
Havana VIP Tours Network of Private Lodgings – Casa Particular
If you want to stay in a hotel, we’ll be happy to arrange it for you. But in our experience you’ll get more “bang for your buck” (or CUC), and enjoy better lodgings and service in one of our privately owned and operated rentals – known as a “Casa Particular” in the Cuban idiom. At Havana VIP Tours we prefer to house our clients using our own network of pre-screened, high quality private accommodations. Unlike AirBnB, and other on-line casa-booking services, Havana VIP promises no bait-and-switch tactics, and no disappointments. We find that the value we are able to offer our clients in terms of both quality and price is far superior to what you’ll receive from hotels in Cuba. As we’ve written previously, finding a good Casa Particular in Cuba can be tricky and fraught with pitfalls. Luckily for you, as our client, you won’t have to worry about that – or anything else – at all.
The only service that hotels offer that these private accommodations don’t offer is on-site internet. While it is improving slightly, internet access remains highly restricted in Cuba and is generally unavailable in private properties.
3-Star Level – These are our most economical lodgings. Typically these are private bedrooms with an en-suite private bathroom in a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment. The landlord lives on-site and there may be other travelers staying in other rooms.
This Casa is on a high floor of a skyscraper features 3 bedrooms with adjoining private bathrooms, and panoramic views of Havana and the sea.
4-Star Level – This is our most popular category of lodgings, combining accessible pricing with great quality and comfort. Typically these are totally independent 2 bedroom, 2 bath, complete apartments with living room and fully equipped kitchen. You get total privacy, but the owner lives near-by (usually in the same building) in case an issue should arise.
This is one of two completely independent apartments that our clients consistently love in a high-rise building just three blocks from the Malecón. Each unit has two tastefully decorated bedrooms with adjoining renovated bathrooms, kitchen, living room, and incredible views.
This is another completely independent apartment that our clients love in another high-rise building near the Malecón. Furnished with antiques, includes 2 bedrooms with adjoining renovated bathrooms, kitchen, living room, a great view.
Art Lovers Delight Bath
Art Lovers Delight Bedroom 1
Art Lovers Delight Salon
Art Lovers Delight – Terrace
Unlike the private apartments above, this is property consists of up to five bedrooms with en-suite baths in a private wing of a private home in the elite Miramar neighborhood. There is full-time staff and features excellent food service, and a great collection of Cuban contemporary art.
5-Star Level – These are some of our finest select accommodations. Each property equals or surpasses anything available anywhere in Cuba. We can provide full 24-hour staff including butlers, chefs, maids and even guards as per your requirements. While these of course cost more than the other accommodations shown above, they provide a great value when compared to any Cuban hotel accommodations of this level.
This totally updated 7 bedroom 7 bath property is right on the water in one of Havana’s most elite neighborhoods. It features a small swimming pool, and two lovely outdoor terraces.
This is our newest property, consisting of 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, it was recently stylishly updated. Conveniently located in the El Vedado neighborhood steps away from the Hotel Nacional and the American Embassy, this penthouse is right on Havana’s famed waterfront boulevard, the Malecón, and enjoys commanding sea and city views.
This luxurious fully updated 2 story penthouse is also right on the Malecón features 3 bedrooms with updated 3 bathrooms, soaring views, and organic food service.
This fun, character-filled 3 bedroom 3 bath has been lovingly restored to it’s 1950’s splendor with additional touches like up-dated bathrooms. Situated in the heart of El Vedado this property is great for those who love city living while being literally above-it-all.
This is a totally updated third floor walk-up 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment in a can’t-beat location just a few blocks from the Malecón. Stylish furnishings are accented by touches of neo-colonial tile. The kitchen is well-appointed, making this a great choice for those wishing to enjoy or popular Cuban Cooking Class.
The photos of Casas Particulares shown above are just a few examples of the more than 50 pre-screened Casas available in our network across Cuba.