EL81 Guesthouse

2.5 star property
Guesthouse with restaurant, near Hotel Capri

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EL81 Guesthouse

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Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds
Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds | City view

Overview of EL81 Guesthouse



Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
115 Italia Avenue, Apartment 81, Havana, La Habana, 10200

What's around

  • Popular LocationMalecón2 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Capitol Building11 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaza Vieja3 min drive
  • AirportHavana (HAV-Jose Marti Intl.)33 min drive
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Exclusive Double Room, Sea View

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Centro Havana
  • Hotel Capri - 28 min walk
  • Hotel Nacional de Cuba - 28 min walk
  • Malecón - 1 min drive
  • National Capitol Building - 2 min drive
  • Central Park - 1 min drive
  • Plaza Vieja - 3 min drive
  • Marina Hemingway - 20 min drive
  • Santa María del Mar Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Paladar La Guarida - 9 min walk
  • O'Reilly 304 - 17 min walk
  • Habana 61 - 8 min walk
  • Cafe Arcangel - 4 min walk
  • Restaurante Floridita - 12 min walk

About this property

EL81 Guesthouse

EL81 Guesthouse puts you 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Hotel Capri and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (8 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 2 per night)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Elevator

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 5 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 4


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 2 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts cash.
State tax ID - 391/03
Property Registration Number 391/03

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at EL81 Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at EL81 Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by EL81 Guesthouse?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 30 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at EL81 Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at EL81 Guesthouse and nearby?
EL81 Guesthouse has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near EL81 Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around EL81 Guesthouse like?
EL81 Guesthouse is in Centro Havana, a short 2-minute walk from Malecón and 7 minutes' walk from Paseo de Marti.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Tadahiro, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend staying with Melba and Alberto. They were excellent hosts, their home is clean, spacious and comfortable. And conveniently located. My cousin and I walked to most places. Every morning, they provided us breakfast and delicious Cuban coffee! They were able to book tours for us, and give us great advice on how to get around. I am recommending my parents stay with them later this year when they come to Cuba and would recommend them to anyone else I hear is traveling. Thank you Melba and Alberto for your hospitality!
Mirna, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ellen, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The host are so sweet. We glad and happy that we stay here. Recommend
HUYEN, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place, close to everywhere. Melba and Alberto are very helpful and friendly, they are ready to help you with anything you need. The place is immaculate, food is delicious... Highly recommended. I hope to see you again... Best wishes from Colombia and USA...
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10/10 Exceptional

とても優しい夫婦のCasaです 旦那さんは柔道を習っているらしく、日本びいきなようです。 インターネットも使えて便利です。 困った時に電話してと、オーナーの携帯番号を教えてもらい、後日助けてもらうこともありました。
NAOKI, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Podobala nam sie lokacja , tuz obok Malecon. Mielismy widok na zachod slonca i morze, Capitol i wspomniany Malecon. Wysoko na 8 pietrze, wiec bezpiecznie. Bardzo ladne mieszkanie gospodarzy. Milo i przyjemnie.
Miroslava, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place and great family!
When you walk in to the building, you might be a bit concerned, but not to worry, once you get out of the elevator on their floor, the home is beautiful. Alberto and Melba were kind, warm, and helpful. Their place is clean, orderly, and offered everything we needed, at a very reasonable price. They provided coffee and breakfast in the morning and even rum one evening. The location is great. Their terrace is absolutely beautiful with city and ocean views. The room we slept in was comfortable and the bathroom worked just fine. As an fyi, the Wi-Fi is not always the best. You have to ask them to provide it and they may have to reconnect from time to time. Melba has beautiful plants throughout her home and is so sweet! Alberto is also very kind. He even set up nice exercise equipment for the active travelers! There’s a heavy bag, free weights, a pull-up bar, weight bench, a stationary bike, and more. I would recommend this location for travelers with or without families/children. If I come back one day, I would choose to stay with them again.
Rebecca, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous find. Fabulous people. Like having your own personal concierge and cook. Havana is a shock for first time travelers. Supplies are scarce and people are suffering since the pandemic. You wouldn’t know it with Melba and Alberto though. We speak decent Spanish so were able to learn a lot about Cuba’s history and culture from this well educated couple. Even if you don’t speak much Spanish, they will help you navigate in Cuba. Our room and bathroom were private and up a flight of stairs. We dined in the common areas of the flat. Guests have access to good water, a tea kettle, and coffee (made by Alberto and delicious Cuban style) almost any time of day. Melba is a wonderful cook and can do dinners on the terrace by request. Breakfast of your choice is included. A/C was cold. Window coverings. Amazing views. Typical Cuban beds, so on the firm side. Good shower. We will be returning!
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10/10 Exceptional

What an amazing place! The room is clean, airy, very spacious, well equipped, everything works. It has a lovely, quite large balcony with a great view of the city, its historical buildings and the ocean. The hosts are impeccable: very friendly, extremely polite. They were very helpful with the taxi rides to and from the airport, the currency exchange, maps, dinner reservations, all done very professionally as a hotel concierge. I am definitely going back! I strongly recommend it! Thank you, Melba and Alberto, for making my holidays in Havana so perfect.
Cristina, 2-night trip
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