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Hostal Peregrino
Ranked #7 of 250 Speciality Lodging in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Hostal Peregrino, of Elsa and Julio Roque is the perfect place to stay when travelling through Cuba from and out of Havana. When you enter the beautiful and rushy capital you want a peaceful place where you can charge yourself for all rge beautiful things you encounter in this city. The place of Elsa and Julio is one that satisfies these needs.

Julio and Elsa are always busy but never too busy to help you out and be the perfect host for their city.

When fully occupied Julio and Elsa always are able to place you somewhere else. Both places I was placed were perfect with really genuinly nice people. The rooms were clean.

The thing I especially enjoyed was the fact that you can have breakfast and dinner (for a reasonable price) over at Julio and Elsa's. As I arrived on my own this was the perfect way to meet other people. Just after I arrived I was invited by other guests to come and have a mojito on one of the great terraces of Havana. A better way to arrive can't be imagined.

Later, when we wanted to take a bus to Playa Larga, one of Elsa and Julio's employees took us to the busstation (for just 6 cuc), helped us out finding a ticket and the right bus to get there.

Other great things about Casa Elsa Y Julio Roque:

- Airport Pickup possible
- Perfect location in Havana Vieja.
- Dinner
- Breakfast
- Helpfulness of all the people around
- Humor of Elsa and Julio

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Maarten S
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

I was in Havana in January 2012 and stayed at Hostal Peregrino. Julio and Elsa make you feel so at home. Their house is fabulous, very clean, centrally located and the service and food is excellent. They are very kind-hearted, welcoming, caring people who speak very good English and are more than happy to answer any question you may have. They are extremely helpful, hardworking people who treat every single guest with love and respect. The communal breakfast/dinner table is a great way to meet others if you're travelling on your own and share advice on what to do in Cuba. If their place is fully occupied, they will always be able to find you a room close by which matches the quality of their house / service.

Highly recommended and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Terri1212
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We did not book this hostal in advance but had arrived in Havana and began wandering around knocking on doors that had a blue anchor displayed to see what was available. When we knocked on Hostal Peregrino's door a head popped out of an upper balcony and a key was lowered down to us. After inserted the key into the lock, we climbed a short set of stairs into the very comfortable and friendly home of Elsa and Julio Roque. They invited us to sit down and offered us anything we needed, including their last available room. We booked in to stay for one night and ended up staying for our entire vacation! (8 nights) Their house is beautifully decorated with art and artifacts from all over the world and they serve delicious meals each day. It is a great atmosphere with travellers and family members coming in and out of the living room and dining areas, while the bedrooms are separate, private, quiet and safe. For two young women travelling to Cuba for the first time we felt at immediately at home and taken care of. Elsa and Julio are more than happy to answer questions, help book tours, and Julio found medicine for my friend when she was sick. I can't wait to return!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank G L
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Hostal Peregrino, of Elsa and Julio Roque is the perfect place to stay when travelling through Cuba from and out of Havana. When you enter the beautiful and rushy capital you want a peaceful place where you can charge yourself for all rge beautiful things you encounter in this city. The place of Elsa and Julio is one that satisfies these needs.

Julio and Elsa are always busy but never too busy to help you out and be the perfect host for their city.

When fully occupied Julio and Elsa always are able to place you somewhere else. Both places I was placed were perfect with really genuinly nice people. The rooms were clean.

The thing I especially enjoyed was the fact that you can have breakfast and dinner (for a reasonable price) over at Julio and Elsa's. As I arrived on my own this was the perfect way to meet other people. Just after I arrived I was invited by other guests to come and have a mojito on one of the great terraces of Havana. A better way to arrive can't be imagined.

Later, when we wanted to take a bus to Playa Larga, one of Elsa and Julio's employees took us to the busstation (for just 6 cuc), helped us out finding a ticket and the right bus to get there.

Other great things about Casa Elsa Y Julio Roque:

- Airport Pickup possible
- Perfect location in Havana Vieja.
- Dinner
- Breakfast
- Helpfulness of all the people around
- Humor of Elsa and Julio

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Maarten S
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We were very excited about Havana, and a big part of the reason for that was Elsa and Julio's casa. The location is central, but not touristy, so you get a great sense of living amongst Havanaites. The host couple are super friendly and are good English-speakers. The breakfast table is a good way to talk with other travellers. You will meet travellers who have just arrived in Cuba, and travellers on their way out of Cuba, so it is a good setting for sharing Cuba advice.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SuneDenmark
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed at Elsa and Julio's place during my Cuba adventure through-out February 2012. Rarely have I experienced such a warm, friendly and welcoming environment. I stayed their for 10 days in total and I enjoyed every second. Elsa and Julio is two very hard working individuals, who (God knows how) still manage to be very present and kind to their guests.

Beside their extreme friendliness, the Casa offers a great way to meet other guests. Unlike many other Casa Particulars in Cuba, the ease of interacting with other people is far better since all breakfasts and dinners are enjoyed with others. I really appreciated that, and many precious tips where giving to me while having my breakfast.

The Casa also offers a great location which is close to all the must see's in Havana. I really loved the neighborhood which were constantly full of life and you could really feel how the locals lived and had their daily grind there.

If you are going to Havana - don't hesitate and book a stay at Elsa and Julio's. I promise you wont regret :-)

Gracias por todo, Elsa y Julio.
El danés Jesper!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jesper98765
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Las vegas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

English speaking wonderful family! Located at the best area in Havana just 2in walk from centro Havana, Havana viejo and malecon! They have the best food and the accommodation is spactacular! I wish I had more time in Havana!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Hamburgesa
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Property: Hostal Peregrino
Address: Consulado No 152 1st Floor | between Colon and Trocadero, Havana, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
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Ranked #7 of 250 Speciality Lodging in Havana
Number of rooms: 59

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