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.
- 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