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“Great hospitality of Cuban familily in Santiago!”

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Casa Nivia Melendez
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“Great hospitality of Cuban familily in Santiago!”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Traditional colonial house situated 5 minutes walk from the main square and cathedral. Room and facilities were OK, hospitality of the whole family was incredible. They prepared us dinner for a very late arrival and all meals (breakfasts and dinners) were great. We would advise this casa to every traveller to Santiago looking for decent lodging and great hospitality. Meeting great Cuban family in typical colonial house is extraordinary experience. Thank you very much, Katarina & Vanja

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

This is one of the casa's we stayed in while in Santiago!
Nivia was so attentive to our needs and we truely felt welcomed into her home while here.

The dinner was to die for (and a large amount to boot)!

When our plans had changed according to an excursion to the Sierra Maestra mountains, Nivia took it upon herself to make sure we had a safe place to stay even though she was booked up for the time we were returning to Santiago.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Casa Nivia was a great place to stay in Santiago. We recently stayed 3 nights with Nivia and her family and it was excellent. The casa is in a great location, close to the main square, we stayed in the top room which was huge, clean and had a nice balcony to chill out on after a hard days sightseeing. The food was brilliant - interesting sauces, amazing banana chips and even homemade desserts.

Nivia was excellent in making us feel welcome and highly recommend her case.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

You can't go wrong with this Casa. Lovely people, great food, spacious room...the real Cuban experience.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

Beautiful colonial casa in the heart of Santiago, the casa is very close to the city centre, rooms are spacious clean and with air conditioner. The food in Casa Nivia is simply divine!!!! Lots of different dishes served every day. The dinner is served in the internal courtyard. The family of Casa Nivia are really lovely and friendly, and Nivia is just wonderful, ask for some recipes, she knows everything about Cuban food!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Nivia Melendez
Address: General Portuondo 510 between Hartman and General Bandera Cuba, Santiago de Cuba 90100, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Santiago de Cuba Province > Santiago de Cuba
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 83 B&Bs / Inns in Santiago de Cuba
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonial home located in the center of the city of Santiago de Cuba, near the Céspedes Park, Trova house, Music house, Hotel Casa Granda and diverse interests as Museum Emilio Bacardí, Museum of the Carnaval, Diego Velásquez among others. It possesses three rooms, six rooms, 4 bathrooms, cooks and dining room; garden with orchids, ferns and shade of grapes for their snacks, dinners, chats or to enjoy a delicious and pure Cuban coffee free, for the house. Abundant water. The two rooms for tourists possess matrimonial and personal bed, conditioned air, fan, lamp at night, wide mirror and hanger, freezer, private bathroom with cold and warm water in the shower. It is not with independent entrance. There is parking possibility, we offer breakfast services, dinners, snacks, laundry, telephone, electricity 110 and 220 Volt, and refrigerator use. Who are interested in nature tourism or to know on the Cuban nature, landscapes, rivers, beaches and mountains can advise him then two field biologists they also live in the house that they accustom to travel the Island, on highway routes. At home live two children, a female of ten and male a eleven year-old. The client receives services in Spanish and English. The prices of the room in low season are of 20.00 cuc per night and in high season of 25.00 cuc per night. The breakfasts of 5.00 cuc, offering them abundant and diverse fruits, bread, butter, honey, juice, milk, coffee, eggs… The dinners oscillate between 6.00 and 10.00 cuc in dependence of the strong plate, including vegetal soup, beans, rice, banana planten, potates, salads of vegetables, dessert. If you are vegetarian people is excelent option the dinner home. Very easy of arriving home. From the airport you takes a car, rent or state and you tells taxi-driver to our address, very near the Céspedes park, single 20 minutes. Of the train and Via Azul station it is on-line straight line in form of L, you takes the avenue Alameda, right until the street of Trinidad and the Alameda, you will see an agency of cars, take the street Trinidad that is gone up, single ten blocks and in the 510 you will see the house. If they want that it picks up him a taxi from the bus terminal to house the cost it is of 5.00 cuc. ... more   less 
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