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
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlights?: In no particular order: (1) the Hemingway tour (2) walking tour of old Havana (3) two trips to the fortresses across the Harbour (4) the Museum of the Revolution and (5) walking tour of the three valleys at Vinales. .DA, London
Highlight: Wandering around the old town of Havana - great buildings everywhere in various states of repair. Just full of atmosphere. Also the 1950s American cars. I didn't realise just how many there were! Again in all states of repair, but a fantastic sight even to someone who isn't particularly a car buff.CW, London
Most memorable experiences: Visiting Las Terrazas, exploring Havana, brief stop in Santa Clara, and contact with Cubans along the wayHP, King's lynn
Most memorable aspect: “The ballet; the coast; bird watching at Las Terrazas and Zapata, La Moka; our stay in a Casa Particular in Trinidad. The whole holiday was very good. Driving in Cuba and life on the roads!!”JA, Street
Every part of the trip on Cuba. It is an amazing destination. If we had to pick out one part it would be the amazing unspoint scenery.ES, Brackley
Driving was fascinating & not too stressful due to lack of traffic . We felt we saw bits of CUBA not seen by many tourists.DM, Falmouth
Most Memorable Moment: Soaking up Havana - it's an endlessly fascinating place. Closely followed by swimming in the El Nicho falls and snorkelling off JibacoaCB, Eastbourne
Most memorable experiences: The vibrancy of the music,friendliness of the people and the sheer variety of Landscapes,cities and coastlines. Particular highlights were the 1950's cars,Trinidad and vinales...We would definitely consider travelling with journey Latin America again and the efficiency and organisation of our trip was superb from start to finish. Cuba is a fascinating country to visit and a great destination for families with teenagers. Thank you for a memorable,fun and enriching experience!LVK, Sevenoaks
Baracoa was very special.CA, Newark
Cuba is a very diverse country and fulfilled our expectations. Parakeet is an adventure rather than a holiday so go with an open mind and immerse your self in the Cuban way. Colour, music and smiles more than make up for what some people may find frustrating if comparing Cuba to life in the UK.GW, Birmingham
I can honestly say that our trip was fantastic throughout. We found Cuba to be beautiful, fascinating and very welcoming and felt completely looked after by the companies involved. Attention to detail was evident and everything ran extremely smoothly.HH, London
Highlight?: Our stay in TrinidadPD, Woking
The guides made such a great difference to our underrating of the country. Beautiful and varied country and in a couple of weeks got a real sense of its diversity. The Rolling Stones concert was unforgettable.GH, Bristol
We had a great time in Cuba, very pleased with the literary suggested and implemented by JLA. Hannah (W) was a pleasure to deal with. We would certainly recommend JLA to anybody thinking of travelling to South America / Cuba etc.JH Bedford
Highlight?: The walk through the 3 valleys in Vinales.MK, Brentford
Highlights? The ride in the Vintage American car in Havana, The walking tour with Louis in Havana, Spending time chatting with Sofia on her deck in rocking chairs in Vinales, Drinking Mojito's in the sun. Snorkelling in the sea at Jibacoa.TW, Glasgow
Most Memorable Moment: Seeing so much of Havana and the amazing countryside around Vinales.GF, London
With JLA's help, got an excellent choice of locations and accommodation. Really felt that I got to see a lot of the country and a great variety in just 10 days. No way of knowing how the new trade agreement between Cuba and America will pan out (clearly going to be good for the Cuban economy), but it's interesting that everyone I spoke to said there was a tourism influx at a normally quiet period BECAUSE people wanted to see Cuba before it potentially changed, and not necessarily, tourism-wise, for the better.PW, Norwich
Most memorable experiences: "The self drive itinerary and experience gave us a window into the real Cuba, off the beaten track but never too scary. We were sad to hand the car over in Santiago! We had an amazing trip to Cuba; a lifetime experience. thank you all for making it happen."NC, Reading
Trinidad was our favourite place, closely followed by Cienfuegos. Relaxing at the Hotel Melia Buenavista was wonderful at the end of a packed but well paced tour around the highlights of Cuba.TR, Leicester
Most Memorable Moment?: Hard to say - I love driving in Cuba - and Havana is a great city.AH, London
The only additional info might have been that travellers should take a box of tissues - although we always do anyway to wherever. Cuba doesn't do tissues.......PR, Edinburgh
Overall a great holiday and a fantastic introduction to Cuba, while travelling in comfort.ER, Richmond
Most memorable experience: "Witnessing the culture of Cuba. Seeing the state of buildings, the 50s cars and there really is great music in every bar!"HC, Cheltenham
Really enjoyed all of it, especially Havana and Trinidad. Loved the music, the atmosphere and the people. Very good walks.GG, Diss
Most memorable experiences: "The PEOPLE - lovely and warm, friendly, positive. The music and the dancing - in streets, in clubs, in bars. Wonderful!"MF, London
Spending time with the guides gave us an insight into other aspects of life in Cuba.SW, Woking
The Car Tour was brilliant, Bright pink car around the city of Havana, such a beautiful place.TDB, Swadlincote
We got engaged at La Guarida in Havana on the second night, so the whole trip is going to be a memorable one for a very long time!TO, London
Highlights “We really liked Cuba overall. There is not just one thing but the best were 1.The private tour in Havana was excellent as the guide was first rate. The town of Trinidad which we just loved. We thought it was really good to stay at a Casa and would recommend that experience for at least one section of a holiday”PD, Dublin
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