Casa Hostal Raul & Kathy in Santiago is located in the heart of city, just 60 meters from the Plaza de Marte and 250m from Parque Cespedes, they are a professional couple who speaks english and rent 5 spacious rooms. Each room has a double bed, personal, private bathroom, hot water, minibar, A/C, TV, 110V and 220V, and one of the rooms has a small terrace. The house also has a cozy terrace where you can see much of the city of Santiago de Cuba and becomes an ideal oasis to find peace, to read, relax and share with family and friends. Optional services are offered like breakfast and dinner where you can taste typical Cubans dishes. Besides Spanish courses, Salsa Lessons are managed, etc. Owners can organize taxi pick up at the airport and bus terminals. The house is very accessible by their position in the main shopping centers, exchange offices, banks, museums, historic sites, cultural and nightlife. Raul & Kathy will guarantee security and comfort to ensure a memorable holiday in Santiago de Cuba. New pictures
- 2 Doubles
- 3 Twin
- (PAX per room depend of Casa rules)
- Air-conditioning + Private Bathroom
- Private Terrace and/or Garden
- English spoken
- Freezer in room
- Hot Water
- Tv & DVD
- Safe Box
- 110v / 220v
- Hair Dryer
- Cleanliness 4.91
- Location 4.87
- Rooms 4.68
- Services 4.83
- Relation Quality-Price 4.8
- Facilities 4.69
- Breakfast ($4.00), Lunch and Dinner ($7.00-8.00)
- Parking (Price: 2.00 CUC x Night)
- Spanish lessons
- Laundry service
- Guide service
Nice stay: We have been at this place for two nights. Hosts are very kind, friendly and speak English. It is a nice place with a lovely terrace right in the city centre. Room was spacious and clean and had a common facility. Breakfast was also OK. The only thing about the room we got was that the bed had a headboard from both sides and it was really too short for me (I am 185 cm tall) so it was hard to sleep there. Other things were fine.
A wonderful casa with two roof terraces. Kathi and Raul are very friendly and helpful.The rooms are very nice and a lot of good art in the house. How was the food?: Very good...the breakfast and the dinner.
How was the room? : Spacious, clean ....perfect.
Hostal Raul & Kathy in Santiago de Cuba: Well located near plaza De Marte, host very kind & friendly, very clean But be careful with old or disabled persons because of the numerous stairs and particulary those to climbb on the breakfast terrace.
How was the food? : Breakfast is substantial and good with fruits, pancakes, bread and so on, we had also a good dinner in this casa.
How was the room? : Room was very clean and entire, with a nice bathroom.
Perfect Casa and friendly family:
How was the food? : Very very good!!!! Lots of food ) fresh and creative.
How was the room? : Big, clean and comfortable.
Other Comments : Nice family and good atmosphere. Brilliant view from the terrasse. It was a great stay and very well located.
What a great way to start of a vacation: Second time to cuba and we use nothing but casas. Raul is a wonderful host as are his wife Kathy and also his parents who started the casa 25 years ago. Accommodation. was great and the food was wonderful. Location was superb, just around the corner from Plaza Marte. Raul was very patient with us and helped us with our needs and endless questions. he can help arrange taxis etc and as with most cubans was very knowledgeable. Without question, I would urge people to visit Santiago de Cuba and why would you want to stay elsewhere. Mucho Gracias from the Brown familia.
How was the food? : Excellent.
How was the room? : Great.
FANTASTIC: A GREAT EXPERIENCE.
How was the food? : WONDERFUL, VARIED AND IMAGINATIVE.
Other Comments : VERY HELPFUL ADVICE AND INFORMATION
Nice play to stay for a couple days: The best part of this casa is probably the roof terace - we probably didn't see any nicer in Cuba. Very spacious with great view towards Sierra Maestra. The owner speaks english - maybe he's somewhat distanced , but fair. We got to Santiago 2 30 in the night, and it wasn't a problem to get in! It's very near the Plaza de Marte (taxis), there are some pizza shops around, it's 5-10 minutes walk to basically all main center attractions - yet in the night, it's pretty calm there. Overall a great starting point of tours.
How was the food? : Big and delicious breakfasts. Contents similar to other casas, but still this one was that one bit tastier. ) For the price, it was perfect!
How was the room? : Size was good, it was comfy, clean, including toilette etc. The only problem was that the only window is oriented directly into the hallway, so people can see inside - and there's no curtain or other barrier . Thus the A/C has to be turned on pretty much all the time to get some fresh air, and it's dark inside without lights... Maybe not all rooms are the same though.
Excellent hosts! Excellent location!: We spent 2 nights at Raul and Kathy in March and it was excellent. Raul had a taxi meet us at the airport and that was welcoming after a long journey. The meals were extremely filling and much more than what we expected. We had breakfast at the Casa every morning which was quite convenient. The room was clean, spacious and very comfortable. There are both air conditioning and fans so this was useful. You cannot beat this Casa for location and security. It's close to all the Plazas. We never felt insecure or uncomfortable at all. They were also quite helpful in calling ahead to the other Casa to confirm our reservation. On our last day we were leaving at 6.30pm and they let us continue to use the room at no additional charge until our departure. The helpers at the Casa are also very friendly and one even offered to do our laundry. The taxi driver who met us is Carlos and he is a genuine guy. We hired him to take us around for a few hours to the Basilica and Morro Castle and although he does not speak much English we had a wonderful time. He even took us to a lovely local restaurant with great food and prices. He is a friend of Raul and Kathy's so easy to find. Thank you Raul and Kathy! Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple.
How was the food? : Tasty, too much!
How was the room? : Clean, spacious.
Very accomodating hosts: We stayed with Raul and Kathy on two occasions. The hosts are very helpful and friendly, and the staff equally so. Even with four rooms available, the casa did not seem overrun. The rooftop patio is divided up a bit, giving lots of privacy. Kathy was very helpful in calling ahead to inform other casas on our arrival, and did a wonderful job on the vegetarian dinners. A lot of casas in cuba consider a vegetarian dinner to be salad with eggs, but Kathy prepared meals that were among the best vegetarian dishes we've had in cuba. The rooms are nice and quiet, and dark enough to allow for a sleep-in. The casa itself is spotless, and the terrace provides a nice place to relax a while in the afternoon. If we return to Santiago de Cuba, we will definitely be trying to stay here again.
Very nice casa in perfect location: Raul and Kathy are a young and very nice couple, who care about the visitors and help with advises. The casa is located very central and close to the main places a nd streets.
How was the food? : The food was very good and eating on the roof terrace was even better.
How was the room? : We had a big room with a balcony, TV set and a great bathroom. Nothing to complain.
Other Comments : Very recommended.
Like a hotel: We had two very nice rooms, big and really comfortable. This Hostal i well situated with a short walk to the city center and all it has to offer. Raul and Kathy are also very serviceminded and helped us get a really nice stay in Santiago.
How was the food? : Nice and rich breakfast!
How was the room? : Our rooms were big, well furnished with our own bathrooms, and was cleaned on a daily basis!
Thank you Raul & Kathy!: The hospitality was perfect, couldn't be better.
How was the food? : Didn't eat there.
How was the room? : As agreed, with the balcony and the view was magnificent.
Other Comments : Will stay again.
Very nicest: Family is super friendly. Very helpful people. Kathy is a very good cook and everyone in this house is always smiling. The make you feel welcome even before you arrive by confirming before through email, etc. When we got there, we left completely comfortable. The house is very clean, beautiful and well-located. Definitely a great casa with great, warm hosts!
Great: This casa is definitely one of the nicest in Cuba! Raul and family are amazing So friendly and helpful! The rooms are very clean and comfortable, close to the main Plaza and the Casa de la trova. The food is extremely good soup, vegetables, fish or meat - whatever you wish and even nice (!) vegetarian food - and lots of it. Any question you might have, they will help you out. THey also organized me a fantastic guide to see The surroundings of Santiago de Cuba. I travelled through the entire Island and this Casa is definitely part of the top three!
How was the food? : Exellent.
How was the room? : Exellent.
Casa Hostal Raul & Kathy (Santiago de Cuba): This casa was really well situated, we could just walk to see everything we wanted to see. Our hosts Raul and Kathy were very friendly as well as other personnel and we really enjoyed our time there.
How was the food? : We had only breakfast in the casa, but it was delicious and fulfilling - no need to have a lunch after that )
How was the room? : Very nice, we had also a balcony in our room.
Other Comments : Santiago de Cuba is a beautiful city and easy to walk, no need for taxis )
Lovely roofterrace: I love the roofterrace for breakfast and in the evening for he sunset.
How was the food? : The breakfast was ok.
How was the room? : Is clean, big and a hot shower (thats not normal in Cuba).
Other Comments : there's a really nice taxidriver who drives you to the beach (siborny?) for 25 cuc. You can stay there for the hole day. It was the best experience in Cuba.
Great Casa in Central Santiago with a splendid view over Santiago. How was the food?: Great food - especially the breakfast.
How was the room? : We had 2 rooms. One of them with a balcony. Fine aircondition.
Other Comments : Hosted by a fantastic family.
The best: Nice place in a quiet area, 5 minutes walk to the centre of Santiago. Very friendly hosts, good service and great food. The rooms very comfortable and clean. Kathy and Raul very nice people. From the best home in Cuba.
How was the food? : very good.
How was the room? : very good.
Lovely family: Hostal Raul y Kathy was a great experience, the room impeccably clean and tastefully decorated. The terrace had a magnificent view, the meals delightful. Lovely family!
How was the food? : Perfect.
How was the room? : Perfect.
Good location: This casa is located straight at the Heredia street, close to the historical center. We stayed two nights in this casa. Room was without window and this is the reason why my rating is average . Kathy is very nice lady and prepare very good fish - I recommend to try it. Meal is served on the terrace with very nice view at Santiago and Grand Piedro.
He estado de visita en el pays con mi familia, y tuve la suerte de estar en esta casa durante dos semanas. Es una casa muy amplia, limpia y conforme para las personas que como yo desean pasar momentos agradables, la casa esta en un lugar muy centrico, y eso era lo que mas nos gustaba a mi pareja y a mi. La señora de la casa es una muy buena persona, gracias a ella me llevo muy bonitos recuerdos a mi pays!! Besos para ella, y que no tenga dudas, cuando regrese voy otra vez a su casa, no ahi un lugar mejor que ese!
We visited the Hostal Raul and Kahty in April and were happy, very central near Mars Square and Central Park. Raul and Kathy were very nice to us and guided us the most beautiful places in Santiago. The room was very comfortable and we always felt very safe in this house. Summary spent in Santiago on Cuba nicest. The strongly recommend. How was the food?: Very good.
How was the room? : Very good.
Other Comments : Thanks Raul and Kathy.
Raul & Kathy Hostal: Poor.
How was the food? : Good.
How was the room? : Very bad no windows on outside and much noise due to the air conditioning devices.
Other Comments : The pics in the site show rooms different from the ones we were in.
Management response from : Raul, Owner
Thank you for your suggestions, Greetings from Santiago Raul.
Hostal with high standard: He hostal is situated not far from the center and Plaza de Marte, where you can find cheap taxies for airport and so on. And that we recommend. All sights, however, are situated in walking distance.There are two main roads nearby, and the trafic was very heavy in the morning. The hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful. Raul speaks english. The breakfast was good and varied. We had dinner twice - very fine. The security is very high and we felt very safe. We had a very nice room with all facilities and well equipped. The room and the bathroom had a high standard. Our room had a balcony wih a view over the roofs of the old town. On the top of the house we enjoyed our good meals on a lovely rooftop terrace with a magnificent view.
The best house in Santiago: We found this house to be well-located, clean, comfortable and with very hospitable and helpful hosts. The food was excellent. We were on the second floor in a middle room which meant no problem with noise. There is a lovely terrace on the roof. The main room was a comfortable place to sit.This is my fifth time in Santiago, and finally found the perfect home.
How was the food? : Excellent.
How was the room? : Excellent.
Helpful and great food: When we arrived at Casa Raul & Kathy I was still recovering from an illness and some back problems so was using a cane. They kindly put us in a first floor room making it much easier to get out and to eat in the first floor kitchen. They were also quite helpful in several other ways.
How was the food? : Very, very good and definitely abundant. Also, a great price for the meals.
How was the room? : Reasonably comfortable and quiet, but we needed to use the AC a lot since the room was in the middle of the building.
Other Comments : The living area was a good place to sit and read or - as I did - keep a diary on my laptop. It was the one place that my Mac cord could plug in. The room did not have a grounding plug socket.
Una semana maravillosa en Santiago de Cuba: Very nice house, wonderful terrace over Santiago!!!
How was the food? : Very good.
How was the room? : Clean and quiet.
Other Comments : Very near of the heart of Santiago, nice casa , nice people we highly recommand it!
Excellent casa!: We had an amazing stay in this casa. It was really special for us because after our engagement in Santiago we stayed here. In total we stayed 5 nights because we came back two times. It felt really as coming home because of the hospitality of Raul and Kathy.
How was the food? : The food was really good. I loved the breakfasts with fresh juices, fruits, omelet and breads. We also had some nice dinners with soup, a lot of vegetables and my favorite dish was the chicken version.
How was the room? : Spacy room with nice bathroom and hot and cold water.
Very nice room and roof terrace: One of the best rooms we had and nicest roof terrace.
How was the food? : very good both breakfast and dinner.
How was the room? : we were lucky to have the room with a small balcony which made a big difference.
Other Comments : We got a smile when we came,- and when we left. The cleaning lady was very friendly.
Great Stay!: Everything was great! Raul has a perfect english and he took care of us in everything!
How was the food? : perfect!
How was the room? : very nice and clean.
Other Comments : we recomend this casa and also the driver Carlos who Raul is working with!.
Excellent: We traveled in January this year to Cuba and we were lucky to sleep in this house, excellent food and very good care of their owners. The house is beautiful and clean. It's in the center of the city and its rooms have a lot of comfort and quietness. We felt very comfortable here.
Very Good Casa
Goede casa op perfecte locatie: Deze casa is echt een aanrader. Mooie kamer, goed bed, goede douche en lekker schoon. Ook rustig gelegen en toch op loopafstand van hartje centrum. Zowel het ontbijt als diner zijn van goede kwaliteit, zijn smakelijk. De casa eigenaars zijn vriendelijk en gastvrij en hij spreekt ook goed engels. Prijs-kwaliteit is gewoon helemaal goed. Niets negatiefs te benoemen!
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