Casa Calderon in Old Havana is located in the city center, first floor 2 blocks from the Malecon, meadow, near the Capitol, colonial-style house features amenities such as terrace, balcony, spacious rooms very airy with private bathrooms, the house also has room room, smoking areas, family is very friendly and Gerardo the owner is a doctor by profession experience that can help anytime you need it. New pictures
- 4 Doubles
- 2 Twins
- (PAX per room depend of Casa rules)
- Air-conditioning + Private Bathroom
- Private Terrace and/or Garden
- Private entrance
- English spoken
- Freezer in room
- Hot Water
- 110v / 220v
- Hair Dryer
- Cleanliness 4.95
- Location 4.84
- Rooms 4.8
- Services 4.91
- Relation Quality-Price 4.89
- Facilities 4.8
- Evaluation 4.89
- Breakfast ($4.00-5.00), Lunch ($8.00-15.00) and Dinner ($8.00-15.00)
- Parking (Price: 5.00CUC x Night)
- Laundry service
- Guide service
Great experience: We love this Casa. The location is amazing, in a typical street with a lot of artists. The owners are very sympathy and the breakfast was really good. The city is more than we expected and the price of one night is very good. I really recommend it.
Casa Calderon – Great Place to Stay As a mom traveling with her two young adult children, all I can say is What a great casa in the heart of Havana Great breakfast and hospitality with a lovely family. You cannot go wrong with Casa Calderon. How was the food?: Food was delicious and plentiful for the price.
How was the room? : Room was clean and spacious with a working air conditioner.
Other Comments : Great Place to stay, you won't be disappointed!!
No need to look further: This is a great place to stay in Havana, located at five minutes walking distance from the Parque Central. Our room was very clean and spacious. Beds were comfortable. The hosts Gerardo and Mabel are fantastic people; always there to help with a warm smile. We were charged for a few breakfasts that we actually did not have, but surely this was an honest mistake, as on the other hand I was not charged for numerous delicious Cuba Libres that Gerardo fixed for me. The only downside I can think of is that the airco was very loud, so make sure to bring your earplugs with you. Internet is a drama anywhere in Cuba, but you get access to a neighbor's wifi in the late evening hours at the balcony, which was yet another plus.
How was the food? : We only had breakfast there, which consisted of egg, cheese, pastry, butter, jam, fruit, delicious fresh juice, and coffee. Nothing fancy except for the juice, but definitely good enough.
How was the room? : Very clean and spacious.
Other Comments : Thank you Gerardo and Mabel. If I visit Havana, I will stay there again.
How was the food?: Very good.
How was the room? : Very hot but clean.
Great place to experience Havana: Clean,comfortable and safe location, close to waterfront, museums, restaurants and bus/taxi to tour greater Havana.
How was the food? : Excellent variety and quality of food. Breakfast kept us going until late in the afternoon.
How was the room? : Clean, comfortable, roomy enough for 3. Air conditioned and with a well stocked mini-fridge and lovely tiled ensuite.
Other Comments : This was a wonderful Casa, and the host did everything to ensure we had a wonderful Havana experience, with recommendations on restaurants, and sites to see. Great value and I would revisit Havana and stay here again.
Great stay in Havana: We stayed in total 4 nights at Casa Calderon and we were completely satisfied. Gerado and his wife provide their guests with everything you can ask for. They welcomed us with a very warm attitude even though we arrived relatively late since our flight was a bit delayed and were also very helpful with hints and suggestions during our stay.
How was the food? : Dinner was good and abundant. Breakfast was also very good, especially the fruit smoothies were great.
How was the room? : The room was pretty spacious, clean, had a working air conditioning, a private bathroom and even a refridgerator.
Other Comments : The only small disadvantage was that the Casa is not directly located in the Old City of Havana so you have to walk 5-10 min. However, you are closer to the Malecon and the Prado.
Perfect location, great hospitality: The owner very nice, communicative, and helpfull. Location very close to Old City and to Malecon.
How was the food? : Tasty and big breakfast.
How was the room? : Room was clean with bathroom. Little strange in colours. Hot water.
Other Comments : Srongly recomend the casa.
Great choice for Havana: I think this is a good, safe choice for many travellers. We visited as a family in March. Calderon is a good host, friendly and helpful. I think it is important to calibrate one's expectation given the price. It was good value, but don't expect any extra frills. For example, toilet paper cannot be flushed in Cuba -- it should be placed into a waste basket next to the toilet. However if that is the case, we would have hoped that the waste basket be larger to accommodate the paper and also cleaned/cleared daily. This was not the case. Also we took two rooms on the second floor. There was a foyer behind a locked door from which access to the two rooms can be gained. Naturally since we had both rooms, we also occupied the foyer as well where there was a couch/futon where we could lounge on. Our two room doors were keep open since we were one family. The whole setup would be like an apartment. We kept the door to the foyer (which leads outside) locked. Several times Calderon came up and opened the door without knocking which I found troubling. Putting everything in perspective, however, this is an excellent place that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. It is virtually steps away from all the major tourist sites and everything is very convenient.
How was the food? : The food was ok. I have had better at other Cuban Casa's. However not all of the issue is with the Casa -- the quality of fruits and vegetables, etc. in general in Havana seem poorer overall.
How was the room? : Good, clean and everything was in order. Decor is Chinese-ish which I find less appealing myself.
Stay at Casa Calderon: We had more then a wonderful stay at Casa Calderon during our 8 days visit in Havana. Everything is perfect. The room is spacious and clean. Private bath and toilet. Bre akfast and dinner are super. The spirit and service of Gerardo, the owner and host of his Casa, is more then what you would expect! Very well serviced and very convenient situated in walking distances. A pleasure and joy to stay and come back after a long walking day in Havana. would I visit Havana again in the future then Casa Calderon would be my preferred place to stay again.
Casa extraordinaire: This is an exceptionally nice case. My husband and I booked a room for six nights and we were more than pleased with the accommodations and the warm and friendly way we were accepted into the Calderon's home. The room was very clean and comfortable with all the amenities that one hopes to find in a first rate casa. In addition, the casa has an ideal location that is close to all the interesting places in Old Havana. We had breakfast and dinner on each of the days we visited. The food, in terms of both quantity and quality, was a definite highlight of our stay. Everything was fresh and deliciously prepared. This is the sort of place that one has no reservations about recommending to one's fellow travellers. It combines all those qualities that make staying in a casa particular so special. Gwen
An Excellent Stay in Old Havana for an American in Cuba!: I have traveled a lot, but this was my first trip to Cuba and I was a bit apprehensive. My fears gave way almost immediately when I met, Gerardo, the owner of Casa Calderon. After a long day of travel I was greeted with a glass of wine and a welcoming smile. Gerardo, who spoke English very well, was extremely helpful and generous with his time, and helped with advice about places to see, where to eat and where to do my banking throughout my stay. He even helped find excellent venues for music and dance which is a must see in Cuba. The room was very nice with a private bath, and air conditioning, and the breakfast each morning was superb; fresh squeezed juice, different each day, fresh fruit, breads and pastries and eggs. For a real taste of Old Havana I highly recommend Casa Calderone which is located a three minute walk from Parque Central and the Capital, just two blocks off the Prado.
How was the food? : Very good!
How was the room? : Clean and comfortable!
Other Comments : Fantastic location!
Great host and best breakfast: Great place and the owner is the best!
How was the food? : We had the best breakfast of the two weeks we were in Cuba.
How was the room? : The room was clean, big and the beds were fine.
Other Comments : Ask the owner anything! He can help you out. Very nice guy!
Casa Caldereon: Stayed here for 3 nights in mid May 2014. Good location on edge of old/new towns. Close to Malecon, Prado and Museo de la Revolucion. We received a warm welcome and a cocktail (!) on arrival. The room was large and quite given it was at the front of the building. It has air con and a fully functioning bathroom! Gerardo is a really nice guy, speaks good English and can provide really useful tips. Would stay here again if I were to go back to Havana. Recommend it!
Best stay in Havana: Geraldo, the owner of Casa Calderon, gives us a very warm welcome after arriving at his house. With his magnanimous personality his primary goal was to make our stay at his house as pl esant as possible - and he managed it very well! He supported us by giving helpful tips for surviving on havanas streets and had a lot of recommondations for must sees and how to get there. His house is very well located to reach the best places in havana vieja and central havana by foot. But although his place does not give you the feeling of being in a fully touristic centre. We enjoyed it a lot sitting in front of his house on the busy street to get the real cuban life feeling , watching the kids playing baseball or the elder men chess. Also it was very interesting to get furhter informations from open-minded Geraldo about cuban way of life. The rooms in Calderons Casa are very clean and finely decorated so it was very easy for us to feel absoultely comfy. Mable, Calderons wonderful wife, did everything to spoil us with a lot of delicious food for breakfast and dinner. If it is possible for you try Mables lobster - very tasty! Anyway, we enjoyed our 3 nights-stay at Calderon so much that we decided to stay 2 more nights. Unfortunaltely Calderons house was already full booked but he find us another casa in his area and even we havent been his guests anymore he treated us as we would be. Also we have to be very thankful to him for managing our further trip in cuba with finding lovely casas at the other cities. As well as giving us a call for birthday we celebrated at Playa Larga. We think it says something about him and his casa that at the end of our cuba-trip we return back to him for another 2 nights. Dear Geraldo and Mable, we want to say thank you very much again for everything you did for us! We came as guests but leave as friends!!! Ralf & Yvonne.
We love Casa Calderon! The hospitality is incredible, we have never seen that in other – also very good- casas. A must to book some nights! How was the food?: very good.
How was the room? : big, clean, good bathroom.
Other Comments : Let them know before you arrive if you want to have dinner.
Casa Calderon is very well situated, at 2 blocks of the paseo Marty and Habana vieja, in centro habana, but quiet street. so no problem to sleep well on the night. the owner speak very well english, and give good advices (places to go to listen salsa while drinking mojito…) idealy situated for people without a car. How was the food?: good breakfast with natural fruit juice.
How was the room? : clean, large
Other Comments : close to habana vieja but quiet place.
Best place to stay in Habana: Forget about any 5* Hotel in Habana. Choose casa Calderon!
How was the food? : Great. Especially the fruit juice in the morning. Also the dinners were excellent. Fish with lemon or even the vegetable menue was delicious.
How was the room? : Really high standard. The most comfortable room during our whole journey. Even with hair dryer in the bath room.
Other Comments : The casa is very good located. You can reach everything by food. Gerardo speaks excellent english and is very helpful. Website BBInnVinales.com via erlebekuba.de
In the middle of the real life in Havanna: Nice place, nice location, gentle and helpful hosts - Gerlado and his wife.
How was the food? : very good, great fruit juices, everythinf fresh and lovely presented.
How was the room? : Quiet room with nice and clean bathroom, from the living-room one has the possibility to watch authentic street life in Havana centro, it was faschinating!
Other Comments : very close to Old Havana and all tourist sites.
Perfect casa: This was our first vacation in casas and we only can recommend to do this. A short stay in a hotel during the vacation confirmed that. Especially Casa Calderon is perfect. The host was very friendly and helpful. We had nothing to complain.
How was the food? : Excellent and plenty.
How was the room? : All what you need, very spacious.
Other Comments : Gerardo is a source of valuable information. Just ask him everything (especially before buying cigars). And he offers one of the best Cuba Libre in town!
Casa Calderon Dec 2013: Casa Calderon is in a great location and the owners, Gerardo and Mabel, are very welcoming, speak English, and have plenty to offer in terms of tips on what to do and where to eat.
How was the food? : Breakfast was always great! Filled you up for a while and tasted amazing.
How was the room? : Clean, tidy, fairly big.
Other Comments : Gerardo will do his best to make your stay as good as it can be, which sometimes can come across as a little pushy, but it is just him trying to help you out. -Recommended.
Excellent place to stay: This was a wonderful place to stay, just a couple of short blocks from old Havana. All the sights are in easy walking distance. We stayed for 5 nights and Gerardo, the owner, was the perfect host. He speaks English and was very helpful making sure our stay was comfortable and memorable. The accommodation is bright and newly renovated, large bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a lounge/dining area for meals and relaxation. I highly recommend this casa and would love to return to Havana sometime and stay at Casa Calderon again.
How was the food? : Delicious food, plentiful and presented with care and attention. Better food and value than most restaurants.
How was the room? : The room was great - quite large with very modern ensuite bathroom, both bright and spotlessly clean.
Other Comments : Highly recommended.
Excellent Casa in Habana Centro: Very nice hosts who made you feel at home, Sabine and mayself really did enjoy our stay here. The owner and his wife are very friendly persons and helped us along with all the informations we were asking for.
How was the food? : Excellent breakfeast - unfortunately we did not have the time to have dinner with them.
How was the room? : Perfect, good beds, working aircon and nice shower with good water pressure - this is not standard in this area..
Other Comments : The casa is not in Habana Vieja - but only a few minutes in walking distance. So it is a quite place with very nice hosts - we will definitely come back for our next holidays in Cuba. Thank you Gerardo for all your help!
My wife and I booked a 6 night stay at this marvellous casa and were thoroughly delighted with our choice . It was an ideal location with ready access to the wonderful sights and sounds of both Old and Central Havana -situated just a few blocks from the Prada, the Malecon, Central Park and Obispo St. We felt very safe and secure in this neighbourhood and Dr Calderon and his wife were so kind and generous in helping us with any of the small challenges we encountered. They are such charming and gracious people that we felt that we had made some new friends by the end of our stay. How was the food?: We chose to have many of our meals at the casa and we found the food to be abundant,nutritious,and beautifully prepared and presented . The food was served in a private setting with excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere .
How was the room? : A private staircase lead directly up to the room . The room was attractive, exceptionally clean and had all the amenities . The beds were very comfortable . The room had both an air conditioner and a fan but we did not need them , preferring to fall asleep enjoying the cool night air. The 3 piece bathroom was spotless and hot /cold water was available at all times . An attractive lounge area which served as the eating area as well was also available for our use.
Other Comments : WE hope to reserve a room in this gem of a casa when we return to Havana next year. We highly recommend this home and its wonderful owners -Geraldo and Mabel -to our fellow travellers. Tom and Gwen Sherry.
Great Casa: I had a very nice time in Casa Calderon, the owner was always very helpfull and nice.
How was the food? : Very good, a lot of quantity and diversity of food.
How was the room? : Very good, quiet and clean.
Other Comments : Enjoy your stay!!
Friendly and helpful: Mr Calderon was a superb host, great at giving advice and very welcoming when we first arrived.
How was the food? : Great, there are cheaper alternatives in Havana, but sometimes you just want to eat at the house, and he included a bottle of wine in our first meal too.
How was the room? : Great - air conditioned, private bathroom and a window overlooking the street below.
Other Comments : A great place too see a bit of real Old Havana, away from the plush hotels but still safe.
Perfectly functional room; good location, but without the charms others speak of: If you're looking for a well located casa with easy walking access to Old Havana, the major hotels in the Parqu e Central area and value for money, this is your place. There was always hot water and the AC worked very well. What we had hoped to get was the insight into real Cuban life that others talked about in their casa reviews, but although friendly, the owner wasn't so welcoming. He had little to recommend to us in terms of sights, events or restaurants. He was eager to help with things that we needed (laundry, for instance), but wasn't yet in the groove of being in the hospitality industry.
How was the food? : Breakfasts were simple (an egg or two, juice, fresh fruit, bread, coffee) and decent but not exceptional value at 5 CUC. If you're a big eater in the morning, you're best to head elsewhere because you'll be hungry again by mid-morning and will need to buy another breakfast or snack. Dinner was very good and good value for a 3 course dinner, with prices at 10 CUC for most meals and 15 for seafood.
How was the room? : Well appointed and serviceable in every way.
Excellent Casa, Excellent Hosts: From the moment Gerardo came out to greet me on the first night of my stay at Casa Calderon, to my last day, both he and his wife were the perfect hosts and I wanted for nothing throughout my stay.
How was the food? : I ate breakfast each morning, which was always fresh and filling (I never felt hungary or peckish for food until well in to the afternoon!) What I enjoyed the most, however, was the fresh fruit juices of either Guava, Mango or Pineapple.. absolutely delicious! Dinner was equally delicious and always beautifully presented, with fresh fish (there was a choice of other meats such as chicken, beef or pork but I always chose fish), local vegetables such as yams and sweet potatoes with rice, fresh salads, plantain crisps and homemade desserts of 'Flan' or freshly made ice cream.
How was the room? : The room I stayed in was very spacious and more like a bedsit than a room! Nonetheless, there was still a nice 'lounge'eating area available to relax in should I wish. All these areas were spotlessly clean from the bathroom windows, bed linen and bedside lamps, to the shiny plants displayed in the 'lounge area'.
Other Comments : My stay in Cuba was slightly overshadowed by not having any luggage at the start of my holiday (another passenger on the same flight from London walked off with the wrong suitcase - mine!). Gerardo and his wife Mabel did everything they could to accommodate me by providing 'emergency' clothing and taking me shopping to find reasonably priced clothing, toiletries and other personal necessities. Apart from this, my time at Casa Calderon was a very enjoyable one; I felt completely at my ease and safe in this pleasant and comfortable family home and would not hesitate to recommend this Casa to anyone thinking about travelling to Havana.
Premium service in Old Havana: It was the last place of our 4 weeks tour. We spent here 6 days and we felt lucky to find this place. Everything you need to see is close by. The place is very safe, we did not have the smallest problem here. Gerardo, the owner, takes very special care of his guest. You will have here your privacy, but Gerardo and Mabel are always at hand if you happen to need them.
How was the food? : Delicious. We did not have the same food twice during our stay. We usually let Calderon to provide food on his ideas and it worked great. He takes care all of the small detailes what you need during your stay. Candles? Yes! You will even have filtered water for the dinners that is great.
How was the room? : Nice and clean. It was spacious. The bathroom was one of the best during our stay. We have seen the new rooms as well and they were also prepared with special care.
Other Comments : If you stay here you will not only have a great accomodation but also a friend who is always ready to help in any way you need. That is one of the greatest value of this casa.
Perfect Casa – very helpfull and nice people: It was our first time, we visited Cuba. In Casa Calderon, we were welcomed very warmly. The landlord was very helpful in all we needed. He speaks Spanish as well as English. As a special surprise, we got a cigar and rum for free. He knows everything about the city and where to go. If we needed sth. he showed us the directions.
How was the food? : It was one of the best foods, we had on our trip. I can recommend the chicken for dinner. Best chicken in whole Cuba!! The breakfast was jummy as well. Fresh pressed juices every day.
How was the room? : The room was very clean. It was cleared out every day and the bathroom situation is very good as well. You even have your own fridge that is filled with cool beverages.
Other Comments : I can recommend this casa. It is very close to Old Havana and is one of the cleanest Casas, we had on our trip.
Perfect arrival in Cuba: We were travelling to Cuba for a two weeks trip there and stayed the first three nights at the Casa Calderon in Havana. Located in the Centre of Havana we felt welcome from the first moment. The Room was big and really clean with private bath- and dining room. The two friendly owners helped us to explore Havana and plan the trip to the next destinations. All in all it is the perfect choice to stay in Havana. Thank you very much!!
How was the food? : We had breakfast and dinner and I still can't decide which one was better. In the morning we had a good start in the day with fresh fruits and juices together with eggs, bread and much more. And the dinner - you can choose between chicken, pork, fish, shrimp and lobster - came with soup, rice, desert and a coffee at the end! Not only for that money it is difficult to find a better restaurant in whole Havana.
How was the room? : We had a big room with a double bed and a additional couch that can also be transformed into a bed. The private bathroom was perfectly clean and also with a lot of space. Aircon and fan made it possible to keep the temperature at a constant and comfortable temperature. Everything looked really new and was in perfect condition.
El lugar mas perfecto de la Habana Cuba: En Cuanto llegamos se sintio como si estuvieramos llegando con familia hasta mejor. Muy servisiales, atentos y respetuosos con nosotros.Calderon nos guio a lugares turisticos y locales nos encanto. Calderon se preocupa como un padre quiere saber si esta bien siempre. Su esposa muy hamable y respetosa, y ni se diga de su nino hermoso!!! La comida estuvo espertacular. como si huviese estado en un hotel de 5 estrellas. Los jugos los jugos los jugos no puedo hablar mas de los jugos estan deliciosos y frescos. Toda la comida muy fresca y espertacular. Hibamos a otros lugares y la comida muy cara y no muy buena. Caldero tiene calidad y cantidad. y si que cantidad. Siempre teniamos extra comida.Asi que lleben tupperware. El cuarto estuvo tan silencioso que cuando era la hora de comer se tenia que tocar la puerta Calderon para que comieramos . ni con una grua me podia levantar. El aire del cuato estaba perfecto, agua caliente siempre, lavadora personal. sala personal. Tambien que no se olvide muy limpio demaciado limpio. Y mas que nada menos me sentia muy segura tiene 3 puertas so es muy facil de cualquier persona pueda entrar. me encanto regresare muy pronto. Los quiero Casa Calderon un abrazo nos vemos pronto.
Casa Calderon in Havana: I was here for 2 days and i liked the place. It is very near the central park the center.Geraldo and Mabel are very fine people. They gave me the feeling to be welcome in their homeThe good thing is that you also have your privacy.They even help me to find another place.
How was the food? : It was very good.
How was the room? : Was o.k.
Other Comments : this home is a good place to stay.
Lovely stay at Casa Calderon: Great for single travellers. I stayed here 2 separate nights, the night I arrived and the last night before departing. Gerardo and Mabel were wonderful hosts. I arrived later than scheduled and Gerardo waited up for me. His casa is a 5-10 minute walk to the central part of Old Havana.
How was the food? : I had the breakfast, which is 5 CUCs. You get an omelette, vegeatables, lots of fresh fruit, coffee, toast and juice. Plenty of food! And better than some of the hotels I stayed at during my tour.
How was the room? : The room is clean, and comes with a stocked fridge, a/c and a fan. Remember to pay for any beverages you drink from the fridge. The bed is a single and the bathroom looks newly renovated.
Other Comments : I highly recommend Casa Calderon. For 25 CUCs (low season), it's a wonderful and inexpensive way to experience Havana and support the local casa owners.
AWESOME PLACE TO STAY – A MUST TO STAY HERE IF VISITING HAVANA!: My husband and I decided to stay here to really experience the local Cuban culture and hospitality, as opposed to staying at a hotel, and we were well rewarded. This casa is in a fabulous location, with only a short walk required to the Malecon, to the centre of Habana Vieja. It is also possible to walk along the Malecon to Verdana.We were welcomed on our arrival by Senor Calderon, who continued to provide the most amazing and attentive service to us through our entire stay, and set up our four day stay in such a positive way. We had a private area, inside the Calderon residence, which included a bedroom area, with sofa, a very new and extremely clean bathroom which provided hot water whenever you needed it. A bar fridge is included, and it is kept stocked with wine, beer, water and softdrink, all at very reasonable rates for purchase. The room has both a fan and an airconditioner, which we really appreciated. Outside the room, which is all completely secure, is a table f or dining, plus another area to sit and relax. All of this is kept behind three doors, making this an extremely safe and secure location to stay. The food was exceptional, especially when you consider the cost, and the owners do everything they can to make this experience a fantastic one.
How was the food? : We stayed for four days and ate breakfast here each morning. On the first morning, we slept so soundly in our room that Senor Calderon had to knock on the door to wake us up so that we could enjoy his breakfast ! We felt very relaxed. Breakfast was 5CUC each. Our table was filled each morning with the most amazing, fresh food, cooked with love. Eggs, salad, pastry/bread, coffee, freshly squeezed fruit juice, plates of fresh fruit. So much food it was difficult to eat it all. Each morning, the breakfast was done slightly different, to ensure that there was variety eg eggs were wither scrambled, hard boiled or in an omelette. We also ate dinner there on two nights, which also meant our table was filled with wonderful food, all for 8 CUC each. Wonderful chicken and pork, plates of vegetables, salad, and fresh, homemade desserts, including a terrific flan, and homemade mango and guava icecream !
How was the room? : As noted above, this room was exceptional. Clean, roomy, secure, with great aircon/fans, and a very clean bathroom with excellent hot water. It was extremely quiet, being quite some way back off the street.
Other Comments : You could not find a better location and place to stay in our opinion. Anyone who finds any fault with this location should remember where they are - in Cuba. Cuba is not a location where you should expect it to look like where you live, or what you are used to, especially if you live in a developed country. A quick walk around the area near the casa will show you very quickly that not everyone lives in such a clean, well appointed residence. The owners will be involved with you as much as you like, answering questions and providing you with any assistance you need. Senor Calderon speaks good English and was able to help us during our stay with directions, advice on where to catch public transport, when it's best to walk to take a taxi, which areas are safe to walk in etc. He will provide advice on where to eat in local paladars (although I say, why eat anywhere else when there is such good food here). He will also book taxis, American car rides etc. We had a welcome rum with him when we arrived and he surprised us by giving us some wonderful Cuban souvenirs when we departed. This was an incredibly wonderful stay at Casa Calderon and I would stay here again if I ever returned. In the meantime, I will recommend to anyone I know who may visit.
A very good place to stay in Havana: This is a well-placed casa particular situated very close to the Prado, the Malecon and the Parque Central area. It is very secure and you have a large lobby area as well as your room for your use.
How was the food? : We are vegetarians and Dr Calderon was very imaginative in the food he provided for us.
How was the room? : Some people might not like the fact that the room has no windows, but there is a fan and also air conditioning. There are two double beds and an extremely modern and well equipped bathroom, with a hairdryer.
Other Comments : The doctor and his wife were both very pleasant and helpful.
Casa Calderon: We stayed in casa 4 days in march and again 4 days in april. Everything in casa is excelently managed. Geraldo and Mabel are first class hosts, very helpfull and friendly. Rooms are very clean and food delicious. Special thanks for flan ). L ocation of the house is ideal for those who want walk in center and old Havana.
Excellent, luxury and centrally placed casa. You won’t regret.:
How was the food? : The breakfast was excellent and varied. Because of arrangements with friends in the town we didn't have dinner at the casa. We would have liked to.
How was the room? : Super and with a totally modernised bathroom furnished with hairdryer and bidet. The casa is very clean and modern. At the guests' disposal there is a nice hall with table, chairs and sofa. To the hall and the room there is a separate entrance. We couldn't have had better conditions.
Other Comments : The casa is located close to the old city of Havana which permitted us to walk to all the sights in central Havana. Only two blocks from the Prado. Very good location. The hosts are really nice people, extremely helpful and extraordinary nice to talk with (english spoken). They were also very caring about our well-being. We highly recommend this casa, and if we return to Havana this will no doubt be our choice.
A good place to stay: We spent four days in Casa Calderon and we loved it. It is centrally located, just a block or two from Prado and close enough to Parque Central, Capitolio and other attractions in Havana.
How was the food? : We had just a breakfast and it was good, various and plentiful.
How was the room? : The room was very clean, modern, very private with sitting and sleeping part, refrigerator and with nice bathroom.
Other Comments : We really had a good time there and I would certainly recommend this place. Gerardo and his wife are nice and friendly, very helpful in any way. Best wishes for them.
Clean, large room, friendly host: This casa is a couple of blocks from the Prado in central Havana and also 2 blocks from the Malecon. We like to walk, so it was a good location for us. But a more ideal location for most of the places we visited would be in Old Havana. The casa seems fairly new in its updates.
How was the food? : We only had one breakfast there. It was good for me (I like vegetables) but seemed a little expensive for not having any hot dish.
How was the room? : Quite large with a good bathroom. But the mattress was very hard for my bad back, and it was almost impossible for me to breath in the room because of the overpowering use of air freshener spray. I put the fan on and directed toward the open bathroom window the whole night. Still, for most of the night I had the urge to cough out that smell.
Other Comments : Calderon, the owner, welcomed us with a little glass of rum. He helped us get a reservation at La Guarida - a restaurant with high demand for reservations. He also ordered us a taxi to the airport but told us the fare would be 20 CUCs. The driver insisted on 25 CUCs when we got to the airport. I am putting 'yes' to recommending it but only if that person can contact Calderon and request NO air freshener be sprayed before their arrival.
Management response from : Dr. Calderon, Owner
Our daily goal is that every client that in our home, have their best stay, trying to take care of all the details, sometimes we believe that some clients considered good things about our home and others might not like some specifics, because not everybody think in the same way, we daily use products for cleaning as needed (as products generally like deodorants, light industrial detergents, clothes softeners, air fresheners, etc.. ), is the daily use of the people who take of the cleanness of our home, we ensure that the one we used is the correct, that the amount used is not too much, not exaggerated, we check this always so our clients can be pleased, like shows all the good reviews we received in terms of cleanliness, organization and environmental conditions. Sometimes we want our customers to have all the services that must be operated taxi service to and from the house's own collection, sometimes is not our hand the drivers where the rates can change. But we receive this opinion like a very positive way to improve our business and we really thanks you for letting us know, so we can keep working to maintain a high quality service, because when we think it's good, really should be much better , and when we think it's better, then it must be excellent. With our best regards and hope you come to our in Havana and stay one more time with us, Dr Calderon.
First vacations in a particular house , Wonderful!: It had never been in a particular house, until I found the calderon and Mabel house, I have always preferred to stay in Cuba in hotels, now in this occasion I decided to change for friends' recommendations, I don't regret to have changed, it is an economic, original option, there are a lot of cleaning, organization and very good attention. Compared almost as a tiny hotel.
How was the food? : The food is fantastic, fresh and very varied, it was very interesting, the owners of the house make enough to please all client and they offer the best thing.
How was the room? : Excellent, very clean, modern room resembles each other to the colonial style, you have a colonial patio that enjoys to read my books as me, they offer you a swig of Rum Havana Club welcome and one that another time, all that is free, there is a very calm atmosphere.
Other Comments : I in the particular thing felt like at home, very pleasant everything, also all this near this place. try to visit this place, in my case I won't forget it.
Great stay!: Very polite and friendly family. We really enjoyed staying in this place. Mr. Calderon and his wife was very helpfull. They gave us welcome drinks and answered for all questtions we asked.
How was the food? : The food was great. We ate breakfasts and dinners. They were really delicious and fresh.
How was the room? : The room was without window, but clean and nice.
Other Comments : If you want to spend nice time in Havana this casa is for you. When I had a medical problem Mr. Calderon helped me-he is a doctor, so you will be in good hands;)
Very nice people!!
Beautifull and Comfortable: Very Comfortable I passed there a good Time, Mr and Mrs Calderon are very kind and polite people. they give a excellent service.
How was the food? : i only take breakfast in this house, and i can say that it was very delicious and they has different and cheap options.
How was the room? : the is comfortable and modern with a excellent bathroom, warm and cold water. Very clean and a good performance.
Other Comments : this is very recommendable for take a good rest and it is near from old part of Havana.
The Best Food and Room: I was in that house two days. it has excellent comfort, and very good clean. they was very friendly and they help me in every thing.
How was the food? : It has a wonderful and varied Food. and the breakfast was amazing. it has a good and economic price.
How was the room? : It is Clean, Modern and Comfortable Room.
Other Comments : This house is best Option for your stay in Cuba.
I had a very nice stay here for 8 days. Mr and Mrs Calderon are nice people, looking after you and giving good service. How was the food?: I did not take it.
How was the room? : Excellent a sitting-, a sleeping- and a bathroom, all very modern. The location is perfect, at Industria/Trocadero, only 2 blocks from the Prado.
Gran Familia: Son personas muy sencillas, amables y muy alegres, te sientes como en casa, es un lugar muy tranquilo y acogedor, te ayudan en todo lo que puedan por tal de que la pases bien.
How was the food? : En los 5 dias que estuvimos alli, fue excelente y variada.
How was the room? : Muy moderna y muy limpia en general,condiciones excelente.
To remember for always: Friendships of great happiness, are very educated, very kind, they are prepared for everything.
How was the food? : Perfect, they have knowledge of the international food, it is excellent.
How was the room? : Excellency in the cleaning and organization.
Other Comments : it is advisable for other perfect familias holiday and to good economic price, mainly with children, it is very pleasant, they treat you very well.