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Casa Particular Pepe y Rafaela

C/ San Ignacio n0454 entre Sol y Sta. Clara, Havana, Cuba
Casa Particular Pepe y Rafaela

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I can't say enough about Pepe; he was a great host and went above and beyond in making my 9-night stay a pleasant one and in answering all my questions about the city, the country, and the culture. I had to change casas at one point (he does book up well in advance) and Pepe made sure to find me... More 

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Arlon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This casa is right below Ana Y Surama and has exactly the same style of rooms and service, absolutely excellent. Pepe is quite a character, an older gentleman that runs his place like a pro. The location is brilliant, right in Havana Vieja next to the Plaza Vieja. Highly recommended.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed a couple of nights at this wonderful casa. The interior decoration is over the top and the ceiling hight is like 5 m. We spent half of our stay in the corner room with three balconies and it really is a beautiful room. We got sick during our stay and Pepe and Rafaela took fantastic care of us... More 

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Skierniewice, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

First of all Pepe is a great and colorful person. It is worth to stay there in this beautiful old building and spend a while talking to Pepe- the 75-years old owner. Even if you know 5 words in spanish, do not worry! The house is more like a museum or 5 stars hotel! It is just amazing! It is... More 

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed for four nights in total with Pepe en Rafaela en we loved it. The house is a collection of Cuban knick-knacks and the birds will wake you up in the morning in a unique fashion. Pepe takes his time in explaining everything for you in slow and perfectly understandable Spanish. The breakfast is huge and the sweet ladies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Being listed in the Lonely Planet means that this Casa can get busy and we were concerned that we might not get in. Also some of the reviews on here were a bit mixed. However there were no problems with the Casa. Our taxi from the airport found it a bit of a challenge as Habana Vieja is a bit... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

This colonial house has been refurbished and has a very good light outside which is unusual for La Habana vieja. The location is perfect, few meters away fron Plaza Vieja. The owners are very kind and accomodating. The room in the corner is the niciest. The house is very clean and the breakfast is very rich. There are two bathrooms... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I was quite looking forward to stay at Casa Particular Pepe. The Good reviews made me think I would encounter a Nice Cuban GuestHouse with Friendly Hosts. I went with an Open Mind and thought that the fact Im fluent in Spanish would help with Having my Basic Travel needs met. All I ask for is a Clean, Safe, Friendly... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed for four nights, and everything was perfect. Pepe is very welcoming, the rooms are large and the casa is located 1.5 blocks from Plaza Vieja - in the middle of Habana Vieja. You can't go wrong by staying here. The bathrooms are huge and the showers have great pressure and lots of hot water. Breakfasts were delicious and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

As I read the wonderful and not so wonderful reviews, I cant help but wonder if my grandparents are a little misunderstood in the language barrier that most visitors have. Yes, it is a beautiful home, colonial decors, clean and always busy. My grandparents however, are an old style couple that has been married for over 50 years and although... More 

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