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Piso 1 Villegas 441 Entre Teniente Rey y Muralla, Havana 10100 Cuba
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Free cancellation until 16/02/23
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#61 of 879 Specialty lodging in Havana
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Located at the historical center of Old Havana, just at few steps from the Plaza del Cristo and the great Capitolio de la Habana, our B&B Boutique "Dona Isabel" combines the charm of the characteristic B&B in the heart of tradition and the intimacy of a family home. Four beautiful double rooms and one magnificent suite.

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Paid private parking nearby
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Paid wifi
Free breakfast
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Tile / marble floor
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, Spanish, Italian
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Remon wrote a review Nov 2022
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Very helpful staff, clean rooms, good breakfast and near the centre of Old Havana. The owner helped us with a transfer from the airport, with a Sim card etc. Very helpful! Also the rooms had air-conditioning and a good working shower
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Johan N wrote a review Oct 2022
Majorca, Spain1 contribution1 helpful vote
Beautiful and spacious room, friendly and personal interaction, great location and Gisel is a wonderful hostess! Close to everything by foot and very nice breakfast included. I can highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Rona Bekker wrote a review Oct 2022
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
My husband and I stayed in Emelio's casa in December 2019/2020. It was the most incredible experience we have ever had at any accommodation in a foreign country. The host, Emelio, assisted us in so many ways. From showing us where to exchange money into foreign currency, to which restaurants accepted euros and dollars. He booked us tickets for a local music festival, which was an incredible experience. The rooms were super clean, neat and comfortable. Every morning we were treated to breakfast and coffee, made by his lovely granddaughter. Everything about this place was amazing - especially the views from the balcony and the dining area in the plant-covered patio. What a gem 0 i would give anything to go back again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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slirving wrote a review Sep 2022
Colorado6 contributions2 helpful votes
The location is very central and only a few blocks from Calle Obisbo, Restaurant/Bar la Floredita and el Capitolio. The home is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable with AC, hot water, Spanish style large doors and very high ceilings. It also has a nice balcony where you can watch the street below. There is a nice central courtyard with chairs and tables where you can just relax. There is a safety deposit box for your valuables and you get a key for your room and the casa. Patricia made our breakfast and it was excellent with lots of different types of fruit, bread(which I might add was not available at any of our other locations and was in high demand), eggs, avocado and fresh fruit juice. Not to mention the cafe con leche which was the perfect way to start our day. Breakfast was included in our room price and that isn't always the case, so this was a particularly good deal in our opinion. . Gisele helped us with everything the day we arrived: arranged out transportation from the airport, got us a liter of water(another thing that is very valuable and not readily available elsewhere), changed our money, gave us a map of town, helped us get a SIM card so our phone worked. She also arranged our colectivo to Varadero. She was priceless! It set us up for a great 10 day trip in Cuba. We very much enjoyed our stay here. We felt safe, slept great and were able to make the most of our visit in Habana from this location. Gracias we loved your casa!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: The room on the patio has a nice window for natural light.
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Response from Mariela Ortega, Proprietario at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Responded 26 Sep 2022
Dear Milagro, thank you very much for your excellent review! It was a pleasure for us to host you! A cordial greeting from all of us.
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Marklondon81 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I have stayed in maybe 8 casas over 5 stays in Havana and this one was by far our favourite. The location is excellent and very central - only a 2 minutes walk from Capitolio and the bustling streets of Obispo and O’Reillys. The casa is run by Omellio and he is helped by Patrica and who made breakfast for us each morning . The breakfast was typical of what you get in Cuba:- a mixture of fruits , bread, ham, cheese and eggs/ omelette . The rooms had high ceilings and were airy and spacious . There was a lovely area to sit out side to relax/ eat breakfast . But the thing we loved most about the casa was Omellio and the two ladies . They were so friendly and welcoming and really made us feel like friends who were staying in their home. Omellio could not have been more helpful when we needed anything - such a lovely man ! When we go back to Cuba we will definitely be staying here - I would recommend it highly to anyone
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mariela Ortega, Proprietario at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Responded 8 Aug 2020
Muchas gracias por haber escogido nuestro B&B es muy confortable que nuestros huéspedes nos expresen sus opiniones y sus agradecimientos. Los esperamos cuando pase este terrible periodo para el turismo del mundo! Gracias y muchos saludos calurosos de parte de todo el personal!
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Jochen Werner wrote a review Mar 2020
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Best Breakfast in Cuba! Omelio ist a outstanding helpful and nice host together with his family. Absolutely clean, perfectly situated in Havanna vieja but silent. We had a wonderful stay on our Cuba Trip there.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mariela Ortega, Proprietario at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Responded 8 Aug 2020
Muchísimas gracias por vuestro gentil comentario. Los esperemos de nuevo con placer si de ídem escogernos para sus vacaciones en Cuba! Un saludo cordial de parte de todo el personal de Doña Isabel!
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Joan Y wrote a review Nov 2019
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Truly enjoyed my stay at the beautiful La Giraldilla - tasteful decoration, great host, lovely breakfast, quiet and authentic Cuban neighborhood. Also great location in old Havana. Major tourist attractions and tourist-bus pickup point all easily accessible on foot. Just a little inconvenience: Wi-Fi is not available at the property.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Donaisabel, Manager at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Responded 15 Jan 2020
We thank the excellent evaluation of our hostal and we hope to see you again. Best regards.
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Sarah H wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great reception at Dona Isabel and were very grateful to Omelio who greeted us late at night and helped us to get our bearings in Havana. This casa is in the heart of the old town and makes a great base if you want to be close to the main sights and plazas. Yet very quiet and relaxing with rooms off an inner courtyard. The owner is doing a great job of restoring the property to its 1920s self. Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms off the courtyard
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Response from Donaisabel, Proprietario at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Responded 19 Jul 2019
Hi Sarah, thanks for the nice comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed our B&B! Best regards
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Berin R wrote a review Apr 2019
60 contributions52 helpful votes
This is sad story about cuban hospitality. I ve booked this property in October by the debit card. I didnt know, nor booking com, nor property requested that only credit card is valid. Payment should have happened while i was in Cuba. La Giraldila couldnt effect payment,because debit cards are useless in Cuba and booking com asked me to provide details about credit card But the issue is that you cant make any booking while you are in Cuba through the booking com and while you are in cuba, you cant use internet which is slow and useless. Anyway La Giraldila cancelled my reservation. When I saw this email i ve made phone call to the property and staff informed that my reservation is ok, that i am in system. Next day, they informed me again that my reservation is cancelled and another reservation has been made. Basically, if you are using booking com in Cuba, it is useless, you cant use it while you are in Cuba. Nor booking com, nor property informed me that by debit card, you cant make reservation. When we arrived there, owner told us, that he doesnt know who sent us those email, that booking com is in Italy, and cancellation goes automatically. He was so rude and he didtn want to know anything about us. Cuban way of cheating and cuban way of hospitality. Anyway pproperty is not good located, there are much better casas privats and better located. Conclusion is that this property is disaster! Avoid it!!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid it!!!!
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Response from Donaisabel, Proprietario at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Responded 11 May 2019
Es una premisa para nuestro hostal que las opiniones críticas sirvan para mejorar nuestro servicio de hospedaje, que realizamos con gusto y pasión. Lamentamos lo sucedido con la cancelación de su reserva por parte Booking.com, pero no tenemos responsabilidad alguna por las reservas que cancela Booking. Su cancelación se realizó el día 15/4 y sucesivamente nos pusimos en contacto con usted, como nos había pedido, para ayudarle a encontrar una reserva en una estructura en el centro histórico donde está ubicada la nuestra; cosa a la que no estamos obligados. No somos responsable del hecho que Booking no pueda ser utilizado en Cuba así como del funcionamiento del servicio internet en nuestro país. Las reservas canceladas tres días antes por Booking no pueden ser cobradas, como establece nuestra política de cancelación por Booking, así que no entendemos en qué se basa para afirmar que ha sido un fraude o robo de parte nuestra dado que no llegó a usufruir de ningún servicio por parte de nuestro hostal para definirlo como pésimo y su cancelación fué gratuita. Juzgar la hospitalidad cubana sin argumentos válidos no es una buena actitud.
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Liz D wrote a review Apr 2019
Poulsbo, Washington24 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here with part of my sailing crew on entering Cuba, before our trip to Cienfuegos to pick up our boat and then, returning, stayed and more of the crew joined us. The place is wonderful, our host so generous, accommodation was terrific. Breakfast plentiful and delicious. Don’t pass this place up. We, as a team, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Donaisabel, Proprietario at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Responded 12 May 2019
Hi guys, thank you so much for your comment and you will always be welcome in our B&B. Bests regards! B&B Doña Isabel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla
Which popular attractions are close to Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla?
Nearby attractions include Old Havana (0.2 km), Legendarios del Guajirito (0.4 km), and Gran Teatro de La Habana (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mojito-Mojito, El Café, and Cafe Suiza.
Does Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Doña Isabel - La Giraldilla?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (0.5 km), San Francisco de Asis Square (0.7 km), and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales (0.8 km).