Villa Flora, Cuba, Havana, 7 suites, 14+3 persons, pool, airconditioning
Located in one of the prestigious spots of Havana. Villa Flora is an impressive villa in Miramar, a quiet well to do neighborhood with traditionally upscale mansions for Cuba's elites. The coast is only a few minutes walk and the central district of Vedado and Old Havana can be reached just as easy. Within walking distance are great Cuban restaurants to try.
The villa has 7 Comfortable suites with a bathroom for each room. Every room is equipped with air conditioning, television, safe, mini bar and very high quality mattresses with beautiful views over the garden or pool.
Villa Flora offers an ideal setting for entertaining. Outside is a tropical garden with hammocks to unwind. You can sip cocktails prepared by a friendly attentive staff in the lounge bar, a perfect spot for hosting socials. Other ammenities in the villa includes a well maintained pool with whirlpool, a living room, a dining room that can also be used for business meetings and tennis court. Housekeeping services, concierge and 24 hour security are also included.
The villa is suitable for families and friends wanting to discover Havana and its surrounding towns, for couples or people on business trips. In its entirety, the villa is a comfortable home with luxury hotel standards providing an intimate special vacation.
The most exclusive accomodation in Havana. A luxury villa with all services of a hotel.
Villa Flora’s 6 days guided tour proposal for groups. Each minivan fix 7 people. The itinerary can be modified under previous clients request. We provide a list of suggested restaurants and night clubs and take care of bookings under request.
Your local guide, Roly Montero, will be waiting for you with a minivan.
Drive to the Plaza de la Revolucion. This is the most politically important square in Cuba and one of the largest city squares in the world. The square has stood witness to many rallies and revolutions that have altered the course of Cuban history. Presiding over the square is an almost 60 foot statue of José Martí.
Stop at the Presidential Palace, now known as the home of the Revolutionary Museum. The history of Cuban political development is illustrated here from the slave uprisings to joint missions with the ex-Soviet Union. Part of the museum is the Granma Memorial, which preserves the vessel that brought Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and other revolutionaries from Mexico to Cuba in 1956.
Continue to Villa Flora to check in
Depart your villa for a quick view to 5ta Avenida and the neighborhood of Miramar, where your Villa is located. Miramar was the last and neighborhood of wealthy people before revolution and where the most beautiful 50ties properties are located.
Dinner in a Restaurant
Local guide waits for you with a mini van
Plaza de la Revolucion
Arrive at Villa Flora
Depart for a quick view of the Quinta Avenida and Miramar neighborhood
Dinner in a restaurant
Depart your villa and drive to Old Havana to begin exploring the city’s historical core by foot on a walking tour led by architect Ayleen Robaina. As you walk through Old Havana, stop to admire the city’s many squares and its cathedral. Talk with local residents, many of whom have returned to their homes that have been renovated by Habaguanex, the semi-private entity that manages the restoration of Old Havana.
Before lunch participate in an interactive musical workshop where you will learn more about the Cuban musical tradition. Cuban music comes from a culture of people whose ancestors were not originally from Cuba, and so their European and African (mostly) roots play a dominant role in anchoring its development of music in the country.
Once you understand the Cuban rhythms, there will be a salsa class to show you how the Cubans dance.
Enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant.
After lunch, continue with Ayleen for a visit the Nacional Hotel and enjoy a drink in the Hall of Fame.
Stop at the famous Coppelia (internationally known because by “Fresa & chocolate”, one of the most popular Cuban classic movies) to taste some of Cuba’s best ice-cream. The ice-cream parlor is located in a park and serves up to 10,000 customers a day.
Before returning to the hotel, stop at the University of Havana. Though the University is closed, you will be able to view the campus from the outside steps.
Depart your villa for dinner
Breakfast at the villa
Arrive in Old Havana and meet Ayleen at the park (Parque Central)
End at Music workshop
Walk to restaurant
Continue with Ayleen to Nacional
Drive to Coppelia
Stop at the University of Havana
Back at the villa
Depart for dinner
Depart your villa and drive to Matanzas, a spectacular drive of about 90 minutes.
Explore the historic quarter including Plaza de la Vigia. The Matanzas fire brigade still has its headquarters in the neo-classical Parque de los Bomberos close by.
Stop at the Ediciones Vigia, which was founded in 1985 and produces hand-made first edition books on a range of topics. The books are typed, stenciled and pasted in editions of 200 books. There will be a chance to meet with director Agustina Ponce and a number of the artisans who work with her.
Close by is the Pharmacy Museum housed in a former pharmacy which was founded in 1882 by the Triolett family. The house itself is beautiful but the collection of original equipment, furnishings and medical recipes is extraordinary. You will be met by director Marcia Brito.
For lunch drive a short distance to Jibacoa where we have arranged a day pass at Memories Jibacoa. Coco palms, cactuses, flowering bushes and plants flourish in the hotel grounds which are set against sparkling blue water and a lush landscape. Enjoy lunch and, depending on the weather, a chance to snorkel and swim in the beautiful water.
Return to Havana
Depart your villa for dinner in a Restaurant
Breakfast at your villa
Arrive in Matanzas and explore the old quarter
Visit Ediciones Vigia and Fire Station
Visit the Pharmacy Museum
Depart for Jibacoa
Arrive and pick-up day passes
Depart to Havana
Depart for dinner
Depart this morning and guided visit at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Cuban Collection. The museum’s origins date back to 1842 when the San Alejandro Art Academy started its collection, which forms the nucleus of the museum founded in 1913. It expanded greatly after Castro took over in 1959, notably with works from the private collections of Julio Lobo and Oscar Cintas.
From the museum, drive a short distance to NostalgiCar, a classic car mechanic shop. Here you will meet with the owner of the shop who will talk about his business.
Choosing your car to travel in, drive to lunch stopping in route at John Lennon Park where you can see a sculpture of the former Beatles member John Lennon, sculpted by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón. On a marble tile at the foot of the bench there is an inscription written, in Spanish, "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
Continue on in the classic cars to the home and studio of artist José Fuster for a private lunch. Fuster has turned his neighborhood into one enormous piece of mosaic art. His vast array of works evoking the nation’s African roots from ceramics to whimsical paintings drawn from ordinary life in Cuba: commuters crowded inside creaky, smoke-belching buses, the ubiquitous dominoes games in backyards and street corners.
After lunch, drive a short distance to enjoy a private performance of the dance/musical group Havana Compass. Liliet Rivera is the founder of Cuba Havana Dance Troupe, which is dedicated to the study and choreography of traditional and modern dances. In partnership with percussion artist, Eduardo Cordova, the troupe has created an exciting, diverse performance with traces of Spanish dance form, African-Cuban Jazz rhythm and modern dance.
Depart to your villa
Depart to dinner in a restaurant or to visit mythic Tropicana Caberet,
Breakfast at your villa
Depart for the museum, guided visit
Stop at John Lennon Park
Lunch at Fuster’s
Havana Compass – music and dance
Back to your villa
Depart for dinner or Tropicana cabaret (optional)
Depart your villa for a full day excursion west of Havana.
After a drive of just over an hour stop at the Orchid Farm at Soroa, which is maintained by the University of Pinar del Rio. The hilly grounds contain over 800 species of plants, including 200 endemic to Cuba, all thriving in the humid climate. Soroa
Close by is Las Terrazas, an example of a Sustainable Development project with the main goal of reforesting and area of 5000 hectares, as well as improving the living conditions of the population scattered in the mountains.
Stop here for lunch at a vegetarian restaurant called El Romero
After lunch enjoy an opportunity to zip-line. The Canopy Tour in Las Terrazas is nearly 2km aerial tour using steel cables to whiz above the surrounding landscape and Las Terrazas’ fascinating scenery.
Optionally instead of Las Terrazas you can visit Viñales Valley and its beautiful landscapes of flat-topped hillocks.
Return to Havana mid-afternoon.
Dinner served at the villa
Breakfast at your villa
Havana - Soroa
Las Terrazas or Viñales Valley (optional)
Depart to Havana
Dinner at the villa
Depart your villa and drive to Callejon de Hamel, the site of a huge multi-dimensional Afro-Cuban mural. Here there will be a chance to learn more about the Santeria religion where you meet with a Santeria practioner
Continue on to Havana’s Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña. Today La Cabaña, together with El Morro, is part of the “Parque Histórico-Militar Morro-Cabaña” (military-historic park) and houses several museums. The Cuban Missile Crisis Museum exhibits missiles and other items from the Cuban Missile Crisis period. The Museo de la Cabaña documents Cuba’s military history, and the Museo del Che is dedicated to the life of Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
Enjoy a pig roast lunch in Cojimar at Casa Grande. It was in Cojimar in 1762 that the English put ashore their invasion army and captured Cuba for King George. It is also the place where Ernest Hemingway berthed his legendary fishing boat, the Pilar III. Admire the bust of Hemingway made from brass fittings that each fisherman in the village donated after Hemingway’s death
From here drive a short distance to Alamar to participate in a baseball game, which we have invited some Cubans to join us for.
Before returning to your casa, visit the Havana Zoo. Opened in 1939, this is Cuba’s oldest zoo. It is also known as Zoológico de 26 and is one of the most popular places for Cuban families to visit. And although there are many different species, monkeys are still the main attraction. By the entrance, a sculpture by Rita Longa, Grupo Familiar en el Zoológico Nacional (Family at the National Zoo) stands out for its simplicity and beauty.
Depart your villa for dinner
Callejon de Hamel and meet Elias
La Cabaña Fortress
Lunch at Casa Grande
Baseball game in Alamar
Back to the villa
Depart for Dinner
Trinidad (more than 200 km)
Varadero (140 km)
Matanzas (80 km)
Vinales (180 km)
Next airport: José Martí International Airport (17 km)
Next station: Havana (7 km)
Beach Distance: 10 km
Supermarket Distance: 1 km
Restaurant Distance: 300 metres
7 double bedroom with double bed
1 bathroom with shower, tub and toilette
7 bathroom with shower and toilette
1 additional toilette
1 separate kitchen
1 living room
1 dining room
pets on agreement, additional bed available / additional cost, suitable for groups
coastal, near the coast - max. 45 Km, in a city, in a residential area, at the coast - max. 10 Km, in a town, in the city centre, in the heart of the town, near the centre
terraces, outdoor shower, sun umbrella, deckchairs, private pool, outside area, garden, pergola, playground whip, roof terraces, roofed car park, tennis court, garage
washing machine, national TV, hairdryer, toaster, phone, microwave, ironing board, iron, air conditioning, internet-connection, cooker
Wonderful and cozy
Villa Flora exceeded my expectations. My daughter and I spent some unforgettable days in this wonderful and cozy Villa. Every detail was very well kept. The service was impeccable and the staff very friendly. I have been in Cuba many times, in the “best private homes” in Havana, but I have never found, until now, a place with these facilities, excellent and full service, and amenities that you will never find in any Villa in Cuba, like free wifi available any time you need. It was an excellent experience. I definitly recommend Villa Flora if you are looking for a luxury private Villa in Havana.
Incredible service and a beautiful property
Incredible service and a beautiful property. The staff made us feel at home and were very accommodating, eager to help organize catering and transportation. We hope to stay here again next year.
Wonderful staff will exceed your expectations
Villa Flora and the wonderful staff will exceed your expectations. The house is beauftiful, spacious and spotless, and the pool and backyard are gorgeous; it’s the perfect refuge from a full-day out in amazing Havana. The breakfasts are fantastic (go easy on the Cuban coffee!), and Nidia and her staff are friendly, helpful and fun. I can’t imagine a better place to stay in Havana if you have a large group. I can’t wait to get back there.
Villa Flora will not disappoint!
Villa Flor was a welcomed departure from the busy and bustling Havana. The staff was amazing, catering to our every need with a smile. They take “ask and you shall receive” to a whole be level. From dinner reservations, to coordinating excursions and transportation, to curbing a craving for ice cream, our new friends took care of our every request without hesitation and with one simple (URL HIDDEN) my pleasure! After our busy days experiencing Havana we always looked forward to our return to our own luxurious Cuban retreat! Be assured…Villa Flor will not disappoint!
I would most certainly recommend Villa Flora
If you are traveling with a large group (our group was 10) I would most certainly recommend Villa Flora. Mel, the Host, is extremely helpful in planning reservations, tours, guides, transportation. We were able to make our own itinerary with Mel’s help and pay for some of our activities (Tropicana, Dinner in the home of a local musician) via AirBnb money request to help lessen the burden of the exchange rate and decrease the overall amount of cash we had to travel with as USA citizens. The staff was more the accommodating. They were there for our every need. There is a staff member there at all times for both security (it is not unsafe, but just as an added comfort) and service. Breakfast every morning was phenomenal and the staff welcomed us as if we were their family. One challenge was the location of the house. Taxi drivers just do not know where the particular area of miramar is (most likely because taxis typically are not dropping people off in this neighborhood). We had written directions in Spanish, screenshots of (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps, local maps of Havana and not one cab driver could easily find the house. The house is about a 5 minute walk from El Cocinero, a trendy new restaurant. We found it effective to direct cab drivers there, and then direct them to the house with a few (izquierdas and derechas) We worked with a local guide who aided in getting us around (arranged for transportation in 12 passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van) and to all of our itinerary items. Ask Mel for the guide we had used and hopefully he puts you in touch with them. Between the staff at villa flora, our local guide, and a stacked itinerary – our trip to Havana was one of the more memorable trips for all 10 members of our party. We hope to return to Havana soon to see everything we did not have enough time to complete. I definitely would recommend leaving “open” time in your itinerary to walk around Old Havana during a Friday or Saturday afternoon to shop for local art, souvenirs, and eat lunch in one of the plazas. Walking around Old Havana is just like walking around the ageless cities of Europe. Beautiful and one of a kind.
Wonderful staff helped to make this one of the most memorable trips
Villa Flora and it’s wonderful staff helped to make this one of the most memorable trips for my friends and myself in years. We are all certainly looking forward to returning. I highly recommend this paradise in Miramar.
Perfect host & Perfect House
This was our first trip to Cuba and the house was perfect for us. We traveled with a big group, and we had plenty of space. Each bedroom was huge and comfortable, the common areas were awesome inside and out. Mel was an amazing host and provided everything we needed for an amazing trip.
Exceeded all our expectations
Villa Flora was a fantastic and perfect home base for our trip in Cuba. We arrived with 10 guys on a trip and were warmly greeted by Nidia and her staff, who served us great sangria right upon arriving. The house is awesome, with two rooms that are especially built for kings. The outdoor area has 3 hammocks, a great pool, a tennis / raquetball court which we used extensively, and several seating areas to hang out, smoke cigars, play cards, read, drink, etc. All of the bedrooms were nice and clean, featuring TVs (limited channels in Cuba) and air conditioners that worked very well, and were very necessary. There are also safes in each room. The house is located in Miramar within walking distance to many of our favorite places that we found, including El Cocinera, Fabrica del Arte Cubano, Casa de Musica (we found that to be overrated actually), 1830, and several other restaurants that the staff recommended and reserved for us. We were always extremely comfortable when home in the villa. THE BREAKFAST was possibly the best thing about the trip. Fresh mangos served daily from the tree in the backyard, pineapple, guava, several fruit juices, coffee, bacon, eggs made to order, and delicious bread served every day exactly when you request it the night before. For example, you could get home at 3am from a night out and tell the security guard you’d like breakfast at 9am – it will be waiting when you wake up. Overall, the trip was great and Villa Flora played a major role in that. All of the staff members were very friendly and helpful. It is good if some folks in your group can at least somewhat speak Spanish, but between some of us who halfway speak Spanish and the staff who halfway speaks English, we had no problems. Thank you Mel, Nidia, and the whole The staff at Villa Flora was impeccable and treated us very well. We appreciate all they did for us and make our stay extremely enjoyable and comfortable. The villa was in great condition and certainly exceeded all our expectations. I would highly recommend Villa Flora to anyone traveling with a small group to Havana.
Highly recommend this property.
Highly recommend this property. Staff was incredible. The breakfast was delicious! They organised and assisted in every request. Thank you again Villa Flora!
A hidden paradise in Havana
Villa Flora, a hidden paradise in Havana. Excellent service, comfort, spotless cleanness, amazing Cuban breakfast. Loved it.
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Included in your reservation price:
- 24-hour room service
- Reservation management at client’s request
- Taxi requests
Not included in your reservation price:
- Lunch and dinner
- Massages, upon request (48 hours in advance)
Not included in the reservation price and booked at least one week in advance, subject to availability
- Transfers to and from airport
- Guided visit to historic, architectural and cultural Cuba
- Live Cuban music (musical group of 4 to 6 members with an option to hire professional dancers)
- Dance classes given by professional dancers · Cuban cooking classes given by a professional chef
- Cuban cocktail classes
- Yoga classes
- Classic car rental with chauffeur
From 1 to 9 guests: the basic rate applies
From 10 to 14 guests +3 in extra beds: additional charge of $50 per person per night, except for minors under 16
Rates include: Full breakfast, bottled mineral water, coffee, service staff in the accommodation and 24-hour personalized service
Check in from 3:00 pm, Check out limit 11:00 am
Early check in and Late check out will be possible under previous request only if there are not other guest checking in or checking out the same day
Cancellations 60 days or more before date of arrival are refunded 100%, except bank or Paypal charges, etc.
Cancellations from 60 to 30 days before date of arrival are refunded fully, except the first night’s rate.
Cancellations less than 30 days before date of arrival are not entitled to any refund