Mariela y Jorge Mazerene
Calle Maceo 46, esquina (corner of) 18, two blocks east of the Artex Boutique and three blocks north of Parque Calixto Garcia Tél. (24) 42-38-23

The couple — he of Lebanese origin and an excellent cook of vegetarian arab meals; she, a psychotherapist and fan of reiki, yoga, massage and meditation, services which she offers as a supplement — rent in this 50's era bungalow, two bed rooms.

Each has air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, fan and two beds (one single, one double), TV and refrigerator.

All this is complemented with a nice patio where you can sample the cuisine of Jorge or the calming hands and mind of Mariela.

Rates: 20-25cuc per room per night (triple 30cuc)

Claire Boobbyer of Frommer's Cuba 2010 recommends it.

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