Thank you Richard, for such an amazing and generous review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. It sounds like you loved your stay! :) we’re very happy that you enjoyed the private Salsa lesson and the lazy breakfasts on the terrace -a pretty spectacular location, which we love!
We also love to stay at the Penthouse when we can squeeze in a couple of nights, and can honestly say we have never noticed the elevator, and have never had anyone mention it before, it is not right next to the apartment, but a few metres away.
In Havana, we all have metal gates over our doors, it is very common everywhere. It probably came about before A/C, when people wanted to open their front doors for ventilation, but still wanted to be able to keep the house locked hence lockable gates, a very common design feature throughout Cuba,
FYI...Havana has just been voted the safest tourist destination on the planet!
Thanks again for your 5-star review, we are so happy that you had an amazing time!