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The Purple House

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Paris, France
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Nice welcome from the hosts. I had a room on the second floor which was really quiet (which is not so common in Cuba) but it wasn't really beautiful. The toilet flush was broken. But the shower was great. And they allowed me to leave my backpack for the day and take a shower in another bathroom as my plane...

1Thank Pao75017
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Casa Purpura was in a great location, 10-15 minute walk from Calle Obispo and many central places. The room was very small, but clean and had our basic needs. Ivette, who owns the casa, was not there, but her mother, Daisy, and other staff were very helpful and friendly. Margarita runs the casa (cooks, cleans, helps with everything you need),...

1Thank MAM582
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I got to Alechandro and Ivette at September 2008. We had the best time with them. On the first day Alechandro went with us all around the city and on the second Ivette took as to a tour around. The are both so nice and very smart. They knew a lot about our country and all the world without leaving...

2Thank michal_sch
Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 28 March 2016

In the center of new Havana, close to the see. Very nice and friendly people trying to run a hotel in an impossible conditions of Cuba. Have to mention Armando who took us in his car to a tour of Havana. We learnt a lot and enjoy his companionship.

1Thank bleich2016
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

On mail they promise taxi in airport, they, Alechandro and Ivette look forward to my visit on mail, but no Alec and Iv, and the room only place to bed and 2 suitcases. I cant say go there anymore, sorry to say that

3Thank Polarfeber
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This place is almost in the middle between Opispo street and Hamel street which are touristic place in Havana. To both place, it takes around 15~20 min by walk. To Malecon, it takes 5-10 min and to Casa de la Musica in Havana it takes 5 min. The place is quite safe place and you can find some park around...

2Thank wizard505
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We stayed with Yvette's family for 4 nights when we arrived in Havana and again for 2 nights at the end of our holiday. Yvette and Alenjandro were on vacation during our stay and we were looked after by her mother, father and other family members. The casa itself was clean and breakfast was lovely. Yvette's family were warm and...

2Thank emmz_11
Fauske, Norway
Reviewed 10 October 2015

small hotell ther you are soo welcome.. the best staff good rooms good food .. sentral in habana.. and the owners of hotel tacke care of you on best way.....soo naice people. i recomand this hotell. .

2Thank johnnyskar
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We stayed there with a group of 5, and we loved the hospitality from Ivette and Alejandro. The rooms were clean, the street is safe and it was very convenient. We stayed there 5 years ago, but still missing the days we had over there and we are still in touch with Ivette and Alejandro..

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Milano Marittima, Italy
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

There is no more Alejandro nor Yivet here. There is a water pressure problem. A lady that speaks English arrive for an hour several times a week. There is no mineral water in the house. The breakfast lady is not nice. The upper rooms are not good at all. The place is clean. But the street is not for sensitive...

3Thank Tailanim

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We Rent a Colonial House in Havana Center, just 1 street of the famous Salsa Music House, and 3 street of the Malecón Havanero. We include breakfast and a City Tour to visit interesting places in the Old City ¨FREE¨. Our rooms has airconditioner, hot and cold water 24 hr, Minibar, TV, Fan, Window and Independence Entrance. The price for night is 25.00 to 35.00 CUC (depend of the seasson). We help you to plane your trip in our country. We speak English.¨We receive you like guest and we say good bye like family¨. ... more   less 

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Address: San Nicolas #213 apartamento 1 | between Concordia y Virtudes, Havana, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Number of rooms: 4
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“The room is quite small.”
wizard505, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rather choose to sleep in the orange house than in the purple one”
Weizbauer, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Check for an en-suite and a window”
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Curleyistops, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“If you choose one of the inner rooms you can probably leave the air condition off, cause there's a big opening on top of the door. worked perfect for us!”
HelgeN95, 14 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Avoid the one room without a bathroom...I think it's number 1.”
925mtn, 6 Jan 2013 | Read review
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