Casa La Madera Reviews
Aug 15 2016
I stayed here at: 07/27/2016
I made a reservation through Cubacasas.net
I paid 40 CUC per night for 4 people
My review: We were in the brand new huge room, for 4 people, with 2 showers in the bathroom and a private living room. Everything is brand new, and comfortable. It is very nice and luxurious with a private terrace on the roof with a fantastic view on the sea. Nilson is not so warm, but he is a good professional, efficient and he is working on all your comments and requests very quickly. His restaurant is very good, but so crowded.... victim of his success....
March 14 2014
I stayed here at: 03/21/2014
I did not make a reservation
I paid: $25
Casa Nilson Abad
My review: This is a great place to stay. The room is big with a queen size and a double bed. There’s a desk with TV and music player, wardrobe, and a small fridge. The bathroom is complete with shower and a big bathtub - rare in Cuba. The room is super clean. Nilson is a most accommodating host. Just upstairs is one of the best restaurants in Baracoa. Extensive seafood offerings are well prepared, and there are good wines available. The service is exceptional.
What a treat!
How was your room?: Great.
How was the food they offer?: Delicious
Other comments: Very hospitable.
Casa specifics: Fantastic hosts, Elegant, Comfortable, Roomy, Beautiful, Safe, Patio
Amenities: TV, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Laundry service, Ceiling fan, Breakfast service, Dinner service, Queensize bed, Extra bed available, Bathroom with tub, Bathroom with shower
... and another review picture from Jack
Sept 24 2013
Name: Mario Rizzi
I stayed here at: 09/10/2013
My review: Casa Nilson is nothing like the photos. In reality it is a huge disappointment and I would never recommend it to anyone. I was there in September 2013. Casa Nilson is just 1 room. You dont have access to the kitchen and there is no salon. The terrace has been converted to a restaurant and the kitchen is now used exclusively by the restaurant. This is not mentioned at all on any of the websites. When you rent Casa Nilson, all you get is a simple bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom is dark and the windows are tiny and located high up on the wall, so you cannot see outside. The bathroom is oddly shaped and stinky. You have to walk through the shower in order to get to the sink and toilet. It's all very strange and I was not expecting it at all. I stayed there for one night and quickly left. I do not recommend it to anybody.
May 1 2013
I stayed here at: 02/07/2013
Casa de Nilson Abad Guilarte
My review: Unfortunately the host, Nilson Guilarte, has been a huge disappointment.
When we arrived at his casa which we had arranged directly with him via e-mail and which we had reconfirmed the day before we went to Baracoa by our previous host in Santiago de Cuba when he told us that he might have some technical problems with his bathroom which he could perhaps fix, we got told that he still has problems with his bathroom.
We got "sold" to another casa (we saw the new host paying him) and he asked us to come by in the evening to eat at his paladar. When we ate there we found out that the tourists eating at the table next to us were staying in the room! Guess how surprised, diapponted and betrayed we felt.
He could have told us that the room is occupied (which occurs frequently in the east) but he lied directly into our faces and "sold" us.
We are highly disappointed by his behaviour and attitude althoug the casa appeared to be very nice and the food he served was delicious.
I would not recommend his casa due to the lying host.
The food offered in the paladar is really tasty and the servings are huge. You won't leave hungry and the price is reasonable.
November 10 2011
Name: Jenny and Colin
I stayed here at: 10/12/2011
Casa Nilson Abad Guilarte
My review: This is a very clean and comfortable casa. The bedroom is large and has a everything you need. It has a rather unusual bathroom, you have to step through the shower to get to the toilet. Meals are served on the roof terrace which is beautifully decorated and has good views across the town and the sea. Nilson is a lovely man and a perfect host. He is an excellent cook, and we loved his fish in cocnut sauce, prawns in coconut sauce and squid in coconut sauce (we did not get fed up with it at all) - all served in huge portions and with lots of rice an vegetable acompaniments. Breakfast was also good, especially the fruit and juice. We would definately stay here again if we were in Baracoa.
Casa specifics: Fantastic hosts, Roomy, Charming, Patio
Amenities: TV, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Minibar, Laundry service, Breakfast service, Dinner service, Extra bed available, Bathroom with tub, Bathroom with shower
June 3 2010
Name: Paul Links
I stayed there at (date): 6 May - 13 May 2010
Address: Flor Crombet # 143
e/ Ciro Frias & Pelayo Cuervo
Nilson and his family provide an incredibly clean, safe and friendly casa and we had the pleasure of staying with them for a relaxing week in May. The room is large and has two air conditioners plus modern fridge and access to a rooftop terrace which has good views of the town and the ocean. The casa is only a short walk to the centre of town and Nilson is well known by many people in the town with excellent contacts to assist in planning day trips to nearby beaches and sights. The three girls who run the kitchen provide fantastic breakfasts and meals with great hot chocolates, juices and seafood meals cooked in coconut sauces being a specialty. We were looked after with love and attention and we look forward to the day when we can return to spend some more time in this lovely casa.
Casa style: Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Comfertable, Roomy, Safe
Amenities: TV, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Laundry service, Balcony
How was your room?: Our room was spotless and fully cleaned every second day.
How was the food the offer?: The food was prepared with love and attention. The hot chocolates and the coconut seafood meals were excellent.
Other services they offer: Nilson has many excellent local contacts to assist in arranging days trips to the regions local features.
Other comments: We felt very safe and well cared for by Nilson and his family. He truly is a well regarded gentleman of this town.