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“A highly recommended Casa Particulares” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Casa Purpura (Purple House)

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San Nicolas #213 apartamento 1 | between Concordia y Virtudes, Havana, Cuba   |  
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Ranked #107 of 484 Havana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
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“A highly recommended Casa Particulares”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My friend and I stayed in "the Orange House" (right next door to "the Purple House") two times during our stay in Cuba in March/April 2013.
We loved it here from the minute we stepped out of the taxi! We got a warm welcome by Dr. Alejandro and Ivette, and we knew right away that we had picked the right place to stay. A nice breakfast was included in the price, and they also cooked us dinner if/when we wanted to. The house is centrally located in La Habana Vieja (the old city), so you can easily walk to most of the things worth visiting in Havana. Dr. Alejandro took us on a guided walk in the old city, and gave us all the tips and information we needed. The rooms were nice and clean, and so was the rest of the house. The house have a balcony we could use whenever we wanted to. It was so nice to sit there in the afternoon sun with a cold Cristal while watching the life on the street below.
We didn't have a plan for the rest of our two weeks stay in Cuba, so Ivette gladly helped us with a travel route and called other Casa Particulares in every town to make sure we had a place to stay. And we were not disappointed in any of them (none of the places were as good as this one though).

So, if you're looking for a nice, safe and central place to stay for a reasonable price, with great hospitality from great hosts, this is the perfect place!
They have a saying that says: "we receive you like guests and say goodbye like family", and that really is true.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in March with friends - we stayed in both houses (next door to each other) and they are both great. The best part of our stay was Ivette & Alejandro and their family - we were made to feel so welcome and we could not say too much about how helpful they were. Their daughter is an amazing cook - make sure you eat at least one dinner at their casa! We were so grateful for all their help and guidance for our stay in Cuba - nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend staying at Casa Purpura.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

La Casa Purpura run by Sra. Ivette y Dr. Alejandro has been the perfect start of my experience in Cuba! I felt very welcomed from the very first minute! Chatter on the morning breakfast table is just great and a good opportunity to get in touch with other travelers. Dr. Alejandro gave us a tour through the Old Havana that help to get an idea of the city and life in it. During the whole time, I had the feeling that the owners really care about you which is really a rare thing to say.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotnes, Akershus, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed at "La Casa Purpura" when we visited Cuba in February 2013. From the time we arrived at "La Casa Purpura" we felt like family. Both Yvette and Dr. Alejandro took us in with open arms and they made ​​our stay in Havana absolutely perfect. Every morning we ate breakfast here and it was so cozy. The rooms are a bit small, but clean. The location was perfect, close to everything there is to see in Havana. Dr. Alejandro arranged a trip to Vinales for us and here we were served the best food in Cuba:-) We would really recommend "La Casa Purpura" to all those who wish to stay in a "casa particulars" in Cuba.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mo i Rana, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We were 7 ladies staying for 10 days in february 2013.
We stayed in the new house no 211 and truely enjoyed our stay. Mrs Yvettes guided us around Havana and she and Dr. Alejandro gave us good advice, mrs Yvettes father too.
The house is located within walking distance of the city`s heart and was nice and clean with friendly service. All rooms were nice I would love to see the roof terrace finished as it was under construction when we were there

I would really like to come back again! It feels like I made friends for life
I can highly recomend La casa purpura

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haifa, Hefa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We are a couple and stayed in the Purple House for a total of 5 nights during our stay in Cuba, 04/2013. Alejandro and Ivette gave our stay a great touch with their enthusiasm, advices, help and conversations during our stay. Alejandro is the best tourist guide !
Breakfast is good , the room is clean and has everything you need.
The location is great, next to the Malecon and Habana Vieha. Everything is within walking distance. The neighbourhood is safety, colourful and lively.We used at late hours the balcony.
Without hesitation we recommend this casa to our friends if they need a warm and friendly place to stay in Habana.
Peter & Rodica

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Dr Alejandro and Yvette are the best of hosts (Dr. Alejandro's father is great too).
We traveled all over Cuba, but on our 4 days at the Purple House we learned more, and laughed even more, than anywhere else.
The Purple House is close to the true heart of Havana, and Dr. Alejandro knows all the great sights and sounds to let you really feel it.
Also, be sure to take his advise for great places to eat!!

What a wonderful place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Casa Purpura (Purple House)

Address: San Nicolas #213 apartamento 1 | between Concordia y Virtudes, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Havana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #107 of 484 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
Number of rooms: 4
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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