Madero Bed and Breakfast
Madero Bed and Breakfast is a smart guesthouse in the historic centre of Havana.
Madero Bed and Breakfast is one of a new generation of small Cuban guesthouses and hotels which are considerably more upmarket, contemporary and stylish than the traditional homestay. This popular and well regarded choice is in the very heart of historic Havana just a quick stroll from the city's principal squares. The six guest rooms and one larger suite with balcony are distributed over three floors and all tastefully furnished in modern muted colours and pale wood, all with up-to-date private bathrooms.
You are welcome to make use of a spacious living room and kitchen on the ground floor and there is a rooftop terrace with comfy armchairs. (The property is also known as Hostal Madero, but it is certainly much better appointed than what we would normally expect from a hostel!), with excellent service from the eager-to-please, mostly English-speaking staff.
What our clients say
Havana..colourful and crumbling...a prince inside paupers clothes, colonial architecture Trinidad..marvellous and whilst it is built on tourism, within 2 blocks of the historic centre you are in another world. Music, music, music..the talent is extraordinary. Food getting better all the time.DS, Cambridge
Many happy memories but loved the guided tour of Havana in the vintage car (huge 1953 Ford pink and cream convertible). Also enjoyed walking in the beautiful Vinales valley, it was like travelling back in the past with oxen ploughing and tobacco drying in huge thatched barns....It exceeded my expectations. Great organisation, informative guides, careful and punctual drivers and accommodation in convenient yet quiet locations, near to tourist attractions and restaurants.JR, Cambridge
Most memorable: "The driving around seeing all the towns and villages and their inhabitants. Seeing and understanding how life has progressed since the revolution. We also found the scenery amazing in many parts. Hard to pick out one memorable part as there was so much we enjoyed."GG, Chepstow
Highlight?: Havana, trip to the ballet at the Opera HousePF, London
Most memorable experience: "Sunday morning Masses in Cathedral in Havana and Iglesia Parroquial in Trinidad. Going on the ferry from Havana to Casablanca and walking round the area of the Cabana fort."PC, Wallington
Highlight?: Time in Trinidad: - enjoyed the town and also did a tour to the mountains to see coffee plants, drink good coffee and see waterfalls and a lovely pool for a refreshing swim.FW, Cardiff
Our expert's view
Jamie Swan - Product & Marketing
Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..
Blurring the lines between homestay and boutique hotel this is a wonderful example of how to do it right, the location is second to none with access to Havana's grand historic centre just seconds away, I'd suggest getting out and exploring the increasing number of great bars and restaurants on your doorstep.
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