We have had a wonderful week satying at B&B San Lazaro. It felt like home - the satff is really helpful and friendly. Fernando is a pearl in welcoming and offering guidance in Havana and around. We walked everywhere from there.
Clean rooms, clean bathrooms, helpful staff and good breakfast for 5 cucs/person. Nice deck on roof. One block off the Malecón and easy walk to Old Havana. As in most small BnBs in Cuba, you should be prepared to do some stairs although the staff was very quick to carry up the luggage.
We stayed here for two nights at the end of our 9 nights in Cuba in October, 2019. Very friendly and helpful staff. Not only did they help us get a reservation at an amazing restaurant in Vedado, cool neighbourhood a few miles away, when they couldn't arrange a cab for us Abel dropped us off there on his way home. Total sweetheart. We had great sleeps there, very quiet rooms with great fan and air conditioning. Also, they had the very best water pressure of any place we stayed in Cuba, wonderful showers.
My friend and I stayed there for two nights. It's one of the four casas we stayed in Cuba and definitely our favorite one. The location is great. It's very close to Malecon and also not far from old Havana. We can easily walk to the places we wanted to visit. The room is a not very big but cozy. The bed is comfortable and air conditioning and hot water both work well. The breakfast costs 5CUC, which is kind of a standard price among casas in Cuba. The living room(public area) is very airy and make us feel like home. The best thing about San Lazaro 115 is people. The staff work around-the-clock so you can get assistance you need anytime. They are also super friendly and helpful. They do their best to help you out with any questions you have and give best recommendations about dining, entertainment and everything! We really recommend this place for anyone who goes to Havana!…
We stayed for three nights in February. We arrived about 9.30pm, no problem as the reception is manned 24hours a day. We were warmly welcomed by Fernando who gave us a rundown of all we needed to know, and was happy to interact with all the guests. Our room was a decent size and, as we found out later after staying in casas all over the country, one of the better ones: a comfortable bed, a small sofa, a dressing table, a wardrobe (not always the norm), a TV (but of course only Cuban channels), a safe I think, a small fridge and a fairly modern bathroom with a good shower. The tiny window opened onto a ventilation shaft, not what I would call a proper window, but you don't spend a lot of time in the room. There was a nice lounge cum breakfast room opening onto a narrow balcony overlooking the street below - run down like so much of Havana. This building, beautifully renovated over several years, really stood out like a pearl. There is also a nice roof terrace. The breakfast was good, and similar to what we had elsewhere: fresh juice, fresh fruit, eggs, toast and jam. The price was the usual for most casas, CUC5. Cleaning was done daily and of a high standard. Apart from Fernando I also have to mention Alain who was extremely helpful with arranging taxis, general info etc and giving us an insight into Cuban life. But all the staff were warm and lovely people. Wifi is offered at a charge; it's dismal most of the time, but that is outside their control. The location, as many others have mentioned, is convenient, a short distance from Prado,the Revolution Museum, several decent restaurants, and just a bit further from the old town. The Malecon is just one block away, but in this part of town is nothing special, just a road running along a desolate seafront, and hardly any people. The area is pretty dilapidated, but not dangerous, although it is pretty dark at night as there is virtually no streetlighting. Don't be put off, it was definitely one of the best B&Bs of our trip.…
The hotel was right next to Malecon. The rooms are several sizes. Mostly dark rooms, without windows as usual in Cuba. Air conditioning works, the bathroom was comfortable and practical. Breakfast was plentiful. There is a roof terrace on the roof of the house with a pretty nice view. Even the ocean shines when climbing up. There should be no swimwear on the terrace. They said it was a public place. The hotel does not differ from casa particulare, but the price is significantly more expensive. If you are price sensitive, take a bed and breakfast with the rooftop terrace. There are lots of them.
What a wonderfully well run guesthouse San Lazaro 115 is! 24hr staff who were friendly, helpful, attentive for our 4night stay. Our room was comfortable with own bathroom, secure, private & quiet. Location in Old Havana, hotel is 2min walk to Malecon & 15min to City Centre straight down the Boulevard - easy! Spotless common rooms & well maintained. Reliable hot water, aircon & good tips. Internet pay as you use restricted to common area but adequate for our needs. Would stay again & highly recommend.
If you're on the fence about this place don't. Everyone who has wrote a review about this place is spot on. Found this place through trip advisor reviews. Place is located in Havana, Cuba near Malecon beach and proximity to the port of Havana. The B&B is located in a residential area, where we were amongst the cuban ppl. You'll need to call to ask arrange for taxi pickup because they don't have free airport shuttle. It's about a 20 minute drive from the airport to San Lazaro. Cost was $25cuc. We were greeted by our friendly host, whose name I cannot remember. He was kind and informative. We got in after 8pm and we were hungry. Our host arrange dinner for us at the family restuarant Abel, that just 3 blocks up the street. You are in a residential area and the buildings are not in the best condition and someone may find it unpleasant to walk or stay in such area, but it was safe to walk, even after the 11 o'clock hour. Ppl were out and about still. The next street over was Malecon beach, which is popular spot to chill and enjoy with the ppl of cuba. San Lazaro itself had old world style furnishing as expected decor of the past times. Clean and welcoming. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom had the more modern features I thought at least. Mini fridge with food for purchase and well as drink menu. San Lazaro offered full kitchen for staff use a balcony/patio seating, with a beautiful mural picture, and decent lounge chairs to enjoy. I would stay here again. …
Location wise, this is a great place to stay in Havana. It's about a 2 minute walk to the Malecon, and about 15 minutes walk to Old Havana. The staff are always there to help and advise with booking trips etc. Our room was beautiful! High ceiling, gorgeous bed, full air con and a really modern bathroom. Everything was extremely clean! There's a lovely roof terrace that you can sit at for breakfast/ other meals if you choose. This is at the pricier end of the budget options in Havana but worth it for the quality of the rooms and the service.
From the moment I arrived I felt at home and well looked after by the great staff here! Excellent location - near Malecon but also old town, lovely dining area for breakfast, snacks, coffee, room was really spacious, fridge and mini bar, great bathroom, large and comfy bed. Quiet. I would definitely choose to stay here again!