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“Step back into old Havana”
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Casa 1932
Ranked #15 of 687 Havana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Step back into old Havana”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

From a dull and uninteresting street you step back into old Havana, a haven of very comfortable rooms filled with antiques off a well planted patio again full of treasures from the past.
A very warm reception awaits you on arrival and it only gets better and better with a first class service from all the staff especially host Luis,who finds nothing too much trouble.
We found the food delicious and such exceptionally good value that we stayed for dinner every night of our five night stay.
This is definately the No1 casa for Havana, close to the Malecon and about 15-20 mins walk to both Vieja and Vedado.
We recommend you book very early as this casa gets full very quickly but Luis always has a plan B,C.... to find you a room if he is full.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincolnshire
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed at Casa 1932 for 3 nights at the end of our Havana trip, the decor and atmosphere is absolutely fantastic here, Luis is an absolute gent and his brother Xavi is very sweet.

You are welcomed in like family almost here, all the staff seem warm and genuine. We met some great Canadian fellow travellers that were staying here with us and one night we all had a sing along with our Canadian friend playing his guitar, Xavi, Luis and another member of staff joined in the fun and Luis generously shared some rum with us.

I have never had a holiday experience like that ever! The room itself was lovely, very comfy bed, lovely hot shower with soap provided.

Food is very nice here too - had a 3 course meal one night that had so much seafood in it that I was fit to burst and could barely muster my desert.

The resident pets are Panchita the turtle who is 40yrs old now and likes to give you the evil eye from her pool and Tito the cat who somehow managed to get in our wardrobe one day and pop out during the night scaring me half to death :-)

Casa 1932 is nice and close to the majestic Malecon and still walking distance from all of old Havana.

Have now booked flights for next year and will booking a stay at 1932 again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

All of the positive reviews you see here are entirely accurate. Amenities, food, location, architecture and so on. But bar none - it was the best service experience we recieved in Cuba! We just felt that regardless of any situation that could arise - food - security - health - whilst a tourist far from home, Luis and his hand picked staff "had out back" 100%.

Kevin King
Ottawa Canada

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Casa 1932 was an amazing experience right from the initial communication. The owner Louis speaks English fluently and has surrounded himself with loyal, respectful individuals that are extremely accommodating and strive to speak English. Don't be surprised if anyone may just encourage you to learn a few salsa moves or speak a few words of Spanish. You could not receive better service. There is always someone to offer suggestions for various activities and the tour offered in Louis' 1958 Mercedes added a nice overview of Havana to our trip, the driver Victor was very nice and accommodating. There are staff available 24 hours a day who never complain even if you come in at 4 in the morning. The meals were amazing and a great deal. We'll definitely stay at Casa 1932 when we return to Havana. Thank you Louis and you're professionally trained team for helping to make our trip so wonderful.

  • Stayed February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

And you who have not been to Casa 1932--go!

This place is unique, and just walking in there makes you gasp and takes you back in time. The owner Luis Miguel is an avid collector of all things antique. Breakfasts and dinners are served in fine china from pre-war Germany... And you can spend hours just looking at the gems on display. There is a sense of authenticity to everything in Casa 1932 - including the genuine hospitality of Luis Miguel and his staff.

Here you will find the comforts of a luxury hotel, fantastic food and service, paired with Cuban hospitality, and advice to make your stay in Havana an unforgettable experience. During my 2-week stay in Havana I stayed at the Casa 1932 for 3 nights (it books out very fast...highly recommend to book early), but kept coming back for dinners or just an aperitif in the evenings. You can always meet interesting people there!

Luis Miguel and his team run the Casa to a high degree of professionalism and provide an amazing experience to their guests.

Room Tip: Book way in advance to not miss out on this jewel of a casa...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Israel
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

What a stay we had in Havana in Casa 1932. The house is absolutely amazing with all the original antiques and the cozy atmosphere. Its situated within a walking distance of all the action in Havana and the Malecon . Needless to say that it is clean. BUT the BEST part is the owner Luis, his brother Xavier and the rest of the staff,,,We felt so pampered. These guys are so nice and helpfull and we miss them already. The food in the casa is without doubt the best in all Havana. I hope that you will be lucky and that they will have a vacant room for you. They made our stay in Havana perfect. Roni and Helle

Room Tip: If you are BIG people remember to mention it. One of the rooms is a bit small, but ok really.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

It's hard to review Casa 1932. I was a little disappointed after reading the reviews on here. Luis and his family are very friendly and helpful. Our room was nice. The meals we ate were good (maybe too much food if that can be criticism). The location is ok for exploring Havana. We booked a car but on the day it turned out to be unavailable so we didn't get to make a much wanted journey. Overall it's a bit like Havana, not as great as people make out.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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robnkim, Public Relations Manager at Casa 1932, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thanks for your honest review. We apologize if there is anything we could have done to make your experience in Cuba better. Our small business depends heavily upon the scores and reviews left by visitors like yourself and so we take this with great concern. We truly wish we could have earned a 5 star score and made your experience better. Please feel free to send us any suggestions or comments if you think there is anything in particular we can improve upon and earn your repeat business.
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Property: Casa 1932
Address: Campanario No 63 (Bajos) | e/ San Lazaro y Lagunas, Havana 10400, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 687 B&Bs / Inns in Havana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa 1932 is the most recommended and referred accommodation in all of Cuba. The house has been painstakingly restored back to the 1930`s era charm and character, and the decor is like stepping back in time.The house is affordable, comfortable, secure, and well located. The location is only 50 meters (150 feet) from the Havana seawall "Malecon Habanero". From this house it is only a short walk to all of Havana's most popular attractions; Malecon, the Prada, The Capitolio building, China town, shopping, restaurants, and nightclubs.Your host, Luis Miguel, speaks fluent English and loves to share Cuban culture with his guests. He is avid collector of antiques, a history buff, and a lover of architecture, design, and decor.This house stands above its competitors by offering authentic Cuban meals prepared by a personal chef, a full time driver on staff, a concierge, and full time cleaning staff. The property is meticulously maintained and operated, and was one of the first private Casa Particular properties in Havana, now with years of experience and satisfied customers. Casa 1932 is consistently top ranked by travel professionals and is currently recommended as #1 by most professional travel guides. As a result of our popularity, we regret that we are near 100% occupancy. Please contact us, should we be fully booked, we are happy to recommend other nearby options which we believe offer similar level of service. *As of 2015 we have been voted the #1 Casa for American Visitors who wish to see Authentic Cuba, experience history, and feel truly welcome. ... more   less 
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