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Autopista Novia del Mediodia Km 6.5 Arroyo Arenas, La Lisa, Havana Cuba
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#166 of 413 in Havana
Location
2.6
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3.1
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3.4
Value
3.2

See why so many travelers make Carrusel Mariposa their hotel of choice when visiting Havana. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning.

For those interested in checking out Old Havana (1.3 mi) while visiting Havana, Carrusel Mariposa is a short distance away.

Havana is also known for some great gardens, including Jardin Botanico Nacional, Jardin Madre Teresa de Calcuta, and Quinta de los Molinos, which are not too far from Carrusel Mariposa.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Carrusel Mariposa as you experience all of the things Havana has to offer.

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petra d wrote a review Aug 2016
Shanghai, China6 contributions3 helpful votes
First of all is that the Hotel is not located where the map is showing it. The Staff is not interested at all in Customers. The Rooms are very small and not friendly at all. As we checked in our 2 rooms and seen what it is, we turned around and checked out. Looking for a more friendly place to stay downtown. We had the impression, that this happens a lot, as the man behind the counter did not react at all.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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PlymouthPete19 wrote a review Feb 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom261 contributions111 helpful votes
We spent one night here after arriving quite late at Havana airport and having been told this was the only hotel option nearby. We were glad we weren't booked for longer! The check in was friendly but the room was very basic, shabby and not very clean. The light didn't work in the bathroom. We eventually got someone to serve us in the ok bar downstairs but don't rely on it for a good meal - due to very limited choice we ended up with just a few snacks. Other guests were a bit noisy at times during the night. Breakfast was reasonable with friendly service. The outside area, which includes a pool, looked ok but it all felt a bit run down. The hotel is a good 15 mins in a taxi from the airport and you might consider whether a slightly longer journey (approximately double) to central Havana may be a better option.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Room Tip: I'm not sure there are any good rooms here!
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IvanaViktor wrote a review Nov 2014
Senec, Slovakia17 contributions21 helpful votes
First of all I would not call this building 'hotel' but very poor accommodation for seasonal workers or students. Hotel is in the middle of nowhere, there are not restaurants or bars around. In total we stayed in 7 private houses when travelling through Cuba and this was the worst, second most expensive! When we came, elevator was broken so we had to carry our bags to 4th floor. Equipment in room was very poor, it wouldn't be a problem, if the room was clean at least, but it wasn't. Hotel is situated near frequent road and without windows it was impossible to sleep at night. Reviews on Tripadvisor were in this case really confusing and overrated. Conclusion: we chose this hotel because it was very close to the airport but finally we paid the same price for taxi as when we travelled from the airport to old town of Havana. I think it is better to stay somewhere in centre and travel little bit longer in the morning, because this was really bad.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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eastmagicmountainman wrote a review Oct 2013
Brattleboro, Vermont78 contributions97 helpful votes
Although far from the hurly-burly of Habana Vieja and Vedado, if you are driving in from Pinar del Rio on the Autopista Nacional, the Mariposa is right at the western edge of the city, and convenient for continuing on the next day to Jose Marti International Airport, or just for hanging out in a relaxing atmosphere. During my two month visit to Cuba last year, I was a guest at the Mariposa twice: once, when I first arrived back in Habana from more than a month travelling in the center and Oriente, and a second time for a week, after having residency problems staying with my friends in nearby San Agustin/La Lisa. Both stays were outstanding. I would especially like to thank Maria Elena, of the carpeta (front desk), who quickly and efficiently took care of any requests, and was a wealth of information on local public transporation options, and Marlena, of the housekeeping department, who patiently helped me through several days of "Hatuey's Revenge," (acquired, no doubt, from "street food" in the Oriente, or from snacks eaten on the "Tren Frances" from Santiago de Cuba to Habana). I'd also like to thank Arnel, Jorge, y Reynaldo of the hotel's staff, who also fixed the problem with the tv set, looked in on me, or brought curative herbs, bananas, dry bread, etc. during my illness and recovery. The Mariposa has lovely landscaped grounds, with large trees shading the hotel. I had a balcony room overlooking the swiming pool and poolside bar. A wall which surrounds the property, muffles the sounds of nearby highways. There is an on-site restaurant (suitable for breakfast and lunch, and even, in a pinch, dinner). The waitress there was the most pleasant and efficient on any I had experienced in Cuba, even handling, all by herself, a delegation of 20 Americans on a church aid mission), and an indoor bar, which also serves light meals. I spent many mornings sitting on the poolside patio, writing in my journal. On weekends, this area is sometimes rented Cuban families celebrating "quincianeras" for their daughters. If you want to visit Habana Vieja or the Vedado without spending a $25 cab fare, this can be accomplished by turning left at the entrance of the hotel, walking down a half-block, then boarding a P-14 Metrobus, which will take you all the way into the city. Although very inexpensive (only around 40 Cuban centavos=40% of a national peso, and one national peso equals 1/25th of a tourist convertible peso), it can be a bit trying, as passengers are jammed in as tight at sardines (though if you board way out by the Mariposa, in Novia de Mediodia, you are often able to get a seat). It is recommended that you hail an "almendron" (Cuban name for jitneys, usually old American cars, that ply regular routes in Habana). You can catch one near the front entrance of the Mariposa. Some go only as far as in front of the Hospital Frank Pais, on Avenida #51, in La Lisa, from which you'll have to catch another "almendron" into the city; others go all the way from in front of the Mariposa to the Vedado and "downtown" Habana. These will cost you between $1 (days) or $3.00 (nights), depending on their route, but be sure to tip the driver at least that much, too, and make sure you have the correct change, either in national or convertible pesos. I loved the Mariposa and I feel its staff are like family. hope to return again, this time with my wife and/or(grown) daughters.
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Date of stay: November 2012
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Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony overlooking the pool and gardens.
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Response from Director M, Director General at Carrusel Mariposa
Responded Oct 31, 2013
Thanks very much for your opinion. Our hotel es a basic hotel but our staff are working for you and other clients feels very well in Cuba. The doors is open in other visit our country. Thanks again. Director General.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carrusel Mariposa
Which popular attractions are close to Carrusel Mariposa?
Nearby attractions include Fusterlandia (3.8 miles), Estudio Taller Santacana (3.9 miles), and Habana Compas Dance (3.8 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Carrusel Mariposa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buenaventura, La Foresta Restaurante, and Marea.
Are there any historical sites close to Carrusel Mariposa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon) (7.9 miles), Plaza De La Revolucion (8.3 miles), and House of Jose Marti (Casa Natal De Jose Marti) (9.9 miles).