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Hostal Balcones

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#160 of 685 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostal Balcones is close to all major landmarks and has super clean, bright and large rooms. Its interior design is amazing and feels like home. The staff is amazing: always friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this place.

1Thank Lukas S
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed at this casa twice: When we arrived in Cuba and one night prior to our departure. We stayed in two different rooms and both were very clean and tidy, with air condition and minibar. Hot water, safety, nice welcoming hosts... nothing more you can ask. On both occasions when we checked out it was early for our next...

Thank Danica G
coventry, RI
Reviewed 4 December 2016

BALCONES has a boutique feel with a comfortable and tastefully outfitted and decorated sitting room, hallway and kitchen Our room #2 was very clean and spacious, with two beds, a large dresser, safe, ceiling fan, fridge, AC, (not needed) fan on the wall, a balcony, night stands with lamps ......like home! The bathroom is large, tiled, with tub and European...

Thank satinpaw
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We just returned from 4 days in Havana at Hostal Balcones. Isabel was in Spain but the other staff kept things running smoothly and provided good breakfasts and the comforts of home. Nice balance of respect for privacy and availability to help. We appreciated Liennes help with questions and offering assistance when we needed it. We had room number 2...

Thank rbroches
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 July 2015

When we arrived at night in this place, we were told by the owner that was full and that we were going to be transfered to another Casa just across the street. If this Casa was full (and had a few days to confirm with us) they should'nt have accepted our reservation and let us choose were to stay. Lucly...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This casa is clean and professionally-operated. It is centrally-located amidst all the main attractions in Old Havana. The owner, the staff, and all those associated with the casa (drivers & guides) are all top-notch, respectful, courteous, and on-time. My wife and I had an amazing experience in Hostal Balcones. The breakfast is good. The house is clean and airy. Our...

2Thank Leo M
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2015

My wife and I stayed here for one night. We found the casa very convenient for the sites of old Havana.The room was comfortable with air conditioning and a very nice ensuite which looked newly refurbished. The staff were very friendly. Cost 45 cuc with breakfast. Would definitely recommend this casa.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The house is charming and clean. The location is excellent, we walked to almost all the places that we wanted to see. One of the three rooms is a little small. The bathrooms are new and the water works well. The ladies running the house are nice. Breakfast is good and plentiful. We had one dinner at the house and...

1Thank ErikaPen
Savonlinna, Finland
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The room was nice and cosy. We specialy liked to have the balcony of our own. It was lovely to watch the city and the people from there. You can't get any better hostess as Isabella was! She was very warm and friendly, and helped us to make the really unforgettable 29 days tour in Cuba with her connections and...

2Thank hannalhook
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2015

The general air of delipidatiion of Havana was somewhat of a surprise but we soon realised we had arrived at an interesting place to stay when the door key arrived on a piece of string from above. Remember the stairs are a bit of a challenge after a transatlantic flight but it's worth the climb. We were travelling as a...

1Thank karen b

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nice and spacious colonial style flat (built in 1926 and recently renovated maintaining its style), located in a central place of Havana, at few meters from: the emblematic Paseo del Prado, Central Park, the National Capitol and to the historic center of the city. We have 3 comfortable rooms, all with balcony overlooking the street to appreciate the Havana beat's , which have everything you need for a pleasant and enjoyable stay in a Cuban family house, where you will feel cared for and clothed at all times. Among the main services we offer are: - Private bathroom - Balcony to the street - Air conditioner - Daily cleaning included - Safe - Minibar - Radio alarm clock - TV - Breakfast (on request) - Meals (upon request) - Transfer to the airport and major stations - English spoken Warmest regards and do not hesitate to contact us for anything you may need Isabel Gomez Duran Head Hostal Balcones ... more   less 

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Address: Consulado 152 | Second floor, between Colon y Trocadero, Havana, Cuba (Formerly Casa Particular Isabel Gomez Duran)
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Number of rooms: 3
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“One room is smaller than the other two.”
 of 5 bubbles ErikaPen, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Location of this Hostal Balcones is super: Only one block to the Prado and the old Havana.”
 of 5 bubbles hannalhook, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We preferred room 2 because it has a bigger bathroom, but both rooms we stayed in were good.”
 of 5 bubbles SeanP43, 18 Feb 2013 | Read review
“room with private bath outside the dining room”
 of 5 bubbles lottieNZ31, 15 Jan 2013 | Read review
“use an agent.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahh629, 22 Jan 2012 | Read review
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