Nuestra casa es su casa!

"Our house is your house"

Be with the family

We are a Cuban-Swiss family with two children. Michel is born in Switzerland and speaks quite a few different languages. He knows what guests from other countries need and appreciate. He can help to start and feel good in Cuba quite at your arrival from the Airport.

Fast from or to the Airport

You are here within 20 minutes – just into the center of the town.

Easy to travel to other places

You are best placed for taking a national bus at Viazúl to other places like Trinidad, Viñales, Varadero, Las Terrazas, Santa Clara, Matanzas.

Interesting environment

Our house is in the middle of the town. By walking you can see a whole lot of historically important and beautiful sites. The Plaza de la Revolución, the Cemetery Colón, the Parque Almendares, the Ciudad Deportiva, the Estádio Latinamericano, … la Habana Vieja,

Vibrant nightlife nearby

You find nearby the Casa de la Música, the Fábrica de Arte (FAC), the Nightclubs Barbaram, the Fresa y Chocolate, the Cinemateca Nacional, the open air discos 1830 and El Chévere.

Get the information – possibly in your language

You will receive all the information you need to explore the beautiful and exciting town. Speaking with us you are better informed about what’s Cuba.

Pass a quiet night

Havana is known for its noise, day and night. Not so in our house, where you can rest and sleep. Of course with some minor exception, as also our neighbors have to celebrate from time to time. Or rarely an old car passes in our street.

Feeling good

We like to have you here. You will receive our attention. You can drink your mojito, sit on the roof or in the garden and eat excellent food cooked by our daughter Adrianelys, that is a professional cook. In the morning you can have a rich breakfast with housemade bread, fruits, café, cheese, juice, eggs, meat, … You will have a good start to pass an exciting day.

Chronicle of the House

This was the first house built on the “Alturas del Vedado” in 1950. In the 1990s, a family had divided this house in two in a dispute. We received half of the house many years ago. The other part was added. Now both parts unite.

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We are Marlene, Michel, Adrianelys and Fabio

A Cuban-Swiss family

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Super accueil par Marlene pour nos 3 jours à la Havane. La cuisine et les mojito étaient délicieux. Elle nous a beaucoup aidé pour nos excursions et les transports. La piscine en fin de journée est un plus qui nous a fait du bien. Je reviendrai chez Marlene et Michel sans hésiter si je retourne à Cuba. Encore merci pour tout! Morgane et Mélanie.
Morgane, FranceTrois jours a La Havana
"La casa de Marlène et Michel est située à 2 minutes à pieds de la station VIAZUL. Arrivant à 2 heures du matin ( 5 heures de retard par le bus VIAZUL.....), Marlène a été présente lors de l'entrée dans les lieux et avec le sourire. Michel est également très gentil et fait d'excellent mojito! Une casa très belle, très calme avec des hôtes très gentil. Je recommande sans hésiter cette casa. "
Alexia from Paris (France)Près de Viazúl
"We were flying in to Havana and came here because we needed a place to stay for one night before taking off for Viñales via bus the next morning. The location of this place is great if you want to be within walking distance of the bus station and see a different, less touristy, part of town. We stayed in Old Havana on our return trip and loved it but we were glad we had stayed in this neighborhood first as it felt much less touristy and we were still able to walk around and explore a lot of places we might not have otherwise seen. The house had a small pool, which was a very nice perk. ... We enjoyed sitting by the pool late at night and soaking our feet in it after all the walking and exploring we did earlier in the day. Our hosts were very nice. Since our stay was so short we didn't get a chance to chat with them for long but we definitely appreciated their help. Michel provided us with maps, directions and an appropriate price range for the taxi from the airport prior to our departure to Cuba. This was very helpful and much appreciated."
Yasmin from New YorkGreat place to be within walking distance of the bus station
"Nice cozy room. Very friendly/welcoming host and housekeeper. Breakfast consisted of mixed fruit, juice, coffee, eggs, and toast. Well worth the 5 CUC! There are also multiple restaurants nearby. Very interesting neighborhood, take a short walk through and you'll see how the local Cubans live. A short taxi ride away from Malecon and Calle 23 (highly recommended for dining, nightlife, and live music). A bit far from La Playa and Old Havana. There are several other attractions within walking distance including: the zoo, 2 cemeteries, and various monuments. Great experience overall, thanks again Michel!"
Slava, Kellyville, Oklahoma, United StatesVery friendly
“The place is conveniently located in case you are only transiting through Havana since it is literally 3min walking from the Viazul bus station. There is also a bus stop for the city bus nearby, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get to the center either. The hosts are great, extremely friendly and they prepare delicious meals. The dinner which the daughter prepared was one of the best we had in Cuba. They also prepared us a very early breakfast and arranged us a taxi to the airport because we had a morning flight.”
Ajida, SloveniaConveniently located
“Michel's place was the perfect location for our first night in Havana. We were in walking distance of the Viazul Bus terminal that we were travelling on the next day. Having the option to have both dinner and breakfast at the casa was helpful, as we were travelling with a toddler. The room was clean and spacious, with a separate space kitchenette and rooftop terrace. We spent the day meandering around and exploring the zoo. Michel and his daughter were very helpful and and his team welcoming. Breakfast was lovely - do give yourself time to really enjoy it (we were unfortunately rushed because of our departure times). Thank you for everything!”
Michelle, TorontoThank you for everything
Missdingding, Hong-Kong错过
“A stay in Michel's place was fantastic. Sadly we only stayed for one day but we had a chance to try the breakfast which was so delicious and fresh. The location is perfect if you need to catch a Viazul bus as the house is only 3 minutes away from the station. Thank you so much!”
Laura, New YorkMichel's place was fantastic.
"Wir waren 4 Nächte bei Ihnen können die Unterkunft mit super Gewissen weiterempfehlen. Die Leute sind überaus hilfsbereit, freundlich und kochen ausserdem köstlich. Mit dem ausgewogenen Frühstück hat man einen super Start in den Tag. Das Nachtessen ist womöglich das beste was man auf der ganzen Insel finden kann! Es gibt warm Wasser was nicht überall im Land der Fall ist. Die Wäsche kann gewaschen werden und zum Schluss sind es einfach sehr herzliche Menschen. Sollten wir wieder in Havanna sein, ist das bestimmt wieder unsere Unterkunft. Danke für alles!"
Olivier, Küssnacht (Switzerland)Mit super Gewissen weiterempfehlen.
“Wir haben unsere letzte Nacht vor der Abreise mit dem Viazul Bus nach Varadero in Michels Haus verbracht. Hierfür war es großartig und angenehm entspannend nach unserer Zeit zuvor in Alt-Havanna.”
Margo aus Eschborn (Frankfurt am Main)Angenehm entspannend nach unserer Zeit zuvor in Alt-Havanna.
“Merci beaucoup pour l'accueil nous avons passé une nuit Dans La Casa Marlène, confortable, climatisé à quelques minutes du Malecon, Un Merci spécial également car l'une d'entre nous très malade cette nuit à été soignée par une dame avec les fleurs du jardin. Merci beaucoup car nous avons pu repartir en Bonne Santé pour le départ en avion. Le cadre est magnifique, terrasse privée, chambre climatisée et frigo à disposition pour rafraîchir nos boissons, également une piscine pour se rafraîchir. petit déjeuner copieux et frais. Merci à Michel et toute sa famille pour l'hospitalité, nous reviendrons !!!”
Christina from MonacoMerci à Michel et toute sa famille pour l'hospitalité, nous reviendrons !!!
“El alojamiento en casa de Marlene es una excelente opción en la Habana por las razones siguientes: es una casa muy grande situada en Nuevo Vedado, que si bien es cierto no es una de las zonas altamente turísticas de la Ciudad (como La Habana Vieja), proporciona mucha tranquilidad para pasar la noche, utilizar la piscina y tener un rico desayuno. Además de ello, las zonas turísticas no se encuentran muy lejos, puedes tomar el autobus de la ruta 27 para llegar al Capitolio, y a partir de allí encuentras los sitios clásicos para el turista. Personalmente, opté por trasladarme en bicicleta (que la propia Marlene me rentó, y se hacen 20 minutos al malecón, 30 minutos a La Habana Vieja). Todos en la casa son muy amables, y resalta la limpieza de las habitaciones, así como la calidez de Marlene y de su hija Adri.”
Julio, Mexico CityUna excelente opción en la Habana
Très bon accueil de Marlène avec pourtant une arrivée tardive du bus... chambre et salle de bain propres et très grandes. A 4 min à pied de la gare Viazul et 30 min à pied de la plaza de revolucion. Petit déjeuner copieux et sur la terrasse, puis discussion avec michel en français. Nous recommandons cette casa.
Julie, Paris (France)Discussions en français
This place is wonderful, and we can highly reccommend staying here. Unfortunately, we only had one night at this place, but we would have loved to stay here longer had we had more time. The room was clean and very modern, and the shower was awesome (both temperature and pressure was amazing). The location is just by Viazul station, which is great if you come by bus. However, you need a taxi to get to the major tourists attractions. The breakfast was the beat we had on our trip (and we have had really good breakfast). Very fresh! Both Malena, Michel and their daughter and very kind and helpful. We had a late flight, so the family took care of our luggage, even though we had already checked out. Malena even let us shower when we got back and arranged a taxi for us. Very kind and loving family. We would definitely stay here again.”
Mia from Denmark
"Le logement de Michel et Marlène est clair, grand, propre, agréable, design et j'ai pris la meilleure des douches chez eux grâce à un équipement de qualité. Le touriste est aux petits soins, pour une fois j'ai senti que je n'étais pas dupé en tant que touriste mais bien considéré. L'accueil est agréable, on est mis à l'aise tout de suite sans se sentir envahie ou forcé de quoi que ce soit. La maison est idéalement située toute proche du bus viazul (5 min à pieds) dans un quartier résidentiel calme et agréable. À la casa Marlene j'ai pris ma bouffée d'oxygène et de tranquillité avant de repartir dans le tumulte du touriste en sac à dos avec tous ses déboires! Je recommande sans problèmes, allez y les yeux fermés” 2018-04-01
J’ai pris ma bouffée d’oxygène et de tranquillitéAgathe Méchin, France
“Tolle Gastgeber. Gute Lage zur Viazul Haltestelle. Nur zu empfehlen!”
Marcel, Düsseldorf (Deutschland)Nur zu empfehlen
“Great location if you're traveling by Viazul bus, or if you want to stay in a quieter neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city. Michel speaks perfect English, and Marlene goes out of her way to accommodate anything you need (she cooked up a last-minute dinner for us when we got back a little late one day). The room was stayed in was modern, with great water pressure in the shower and plenty of hot water! Everything was very enjoyable, and the back patio is a pleasant place to relax. We would definitely stay here again!”
Emily from North Carolina (March 2018)Everything was very enjoyable