Casa Habana Lourdes
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Breakfast Available
- Refrigerator in room
TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Habana Lourdes Havana
We stayed for 4 nights and found it to be a charming and cozy spot right in the heart of the historical district. The owners were very hospitable and a great source of information on where to go. The room was small and basic but it was freshly painted, clean and comfortable.
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Elke reis begint met de eerste stap, in dit geval was dat rennend de deur uit om op tijd in de taxi richting Schiphol te kunnen stappen. Na een korte en goede eerste vlucht aangekomen in Zürich waar we een lay-over hadden van 6uur. Snel de stad ingedoken om wat bezienswaardigheden af te vinken, te eten en drinken. Voor mij dus water, omdat ik …
... want to sell you cigars, but for the most part they are just really friendly people! You will get hassled a lot for taxis, but no1 is pushy.
As I said earlier, the food is less than average. By the time we got home I was so sick of ham and cheese! It wasn't always good ham and cheese either. There was a lot of pizza and ham and cheese sandwiches, as well as beans and rice. In saying that, food and alcohol is really cheap, you can pick up a sandwich, a beer ...
... who says so is a liar.” I wondered what occasioned the emphatic nature of his response, but in tone it was in counterpoint to the dissatisfaction I had heard from Pilo the day before.
Back at the casa particular, we sat down to write the list of birds and Yamilin, our host, brought a carafe of pineapple juice. Unfortunately, we had to pack up and move down the road as she had reservations, but we were happy to find ourselves just one km away at ...
... which I've been dreaming for years. I had some food at some restaurant while visiting the Malecon, then I went to a bar where they served the best Cuba Libres (Rum & Coke) in the world. Where I met a Cuban guy who sold me some fine Montecristos, he also recommended me some places to go in Cuba, one of them became my next destination which was Guanabo, a beach 30 minutes away from Havana.
The rest of the day I spent walking through this city, enjoying and ...
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