About our Cuba accommodation
A bit of information about our Cuba accommodations. Casa Particulares, in general terms, refers to the equivalent to guest-houses, B&B’s or home-stays. They are family run businesses that are legal and formalised to provide accommodation to foreigners in Cuba.
They are much nicer than general Cuban homes, but they can seem a bit rustic and bare compared to what most international travellers are used to back home. They are generally well maintained and run by pleasant hosts as they rely on word of mouth for much of their business.
Experience Cuba Tours uses Standard, Comfort and Select casas (homestays, guesthouses or B&Bs). We handpick these accommodations from our most trusted contacts to ensure you have a safe and happy holiday while getting a taste of real native hospitality and cooking. Remember: every casa and every room is unique.
- STANDARD: Small/medium size rooms, usually have a private bathroom and air conditioning but are not guaranteed. Usually with fans and when air conditioning is present it is commonly an older unit. It is not guaranteed that the bedrooms have windows (only in the bathroom). Typically, these rooms are located on upper floors. Hot water can be found in the shower, generally small towels, bathroom soap and toilet paper are provided. Mattresses and pillows are regularly of Cuban production. There is no guarantee that the accommodation staff will speak English.
- COMFORT: Medium/large size with private bathroom and modern air conditioning. The bedrooms will have at least one window with natural light. Hot and cold water. Soap, towels and toilet paper are provided. Mattresses and pillows can be of foreign or Cuban production, but are usually newer and of good comfort. They may contain a safe and mini bar. Usually the staff that attends the property speak some English. It contains recreational common areas for guests-only use such us terraces or living rooms.
- SELECT: Medium/large size with private bathroom and modern air conditioning that are usually Split units. With windows and generally located on lower floors. Hot and cold water. Soap, towels, toilet paper and hair dryer are provided. Imported mattresses. It contains a mini bar, a safe and additional furniture inside the room. It provides guest-only common areas of recreation such as terraces and living rooms. The bedroom might contain private spaces such as balconies, porches or kitchenette (depending on the city and the type of accommodation). Staff that attends the accommodation speak English.
Cuba as a developing country is subject to power outages and it is common to have low water pressures in the showers and sinks. It might also occur for hot water services to not be present.
If understanding and expectations are kept in check staying at Casa Particulares is a very personal and pleasurable way to accommodate yourself in Cuba.
For more comforts, we offer private self-contained apartments, villas with pools and other high-end accommodations, allowing you to indulge in a unique experience. We offer hotel stays as well, for those who prefer a more conventional stay in Cuba.
Contact us if you require more information and details regarding our Cuba accommodations.