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La Colonial 1861

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stayed at La Colonial 1861 for two nights. This house is quite unique and very memorable. The atmosphere is a little dark and a little provocative, which I personally really enjoyed. My room was small, basic and clean with a mini-bar and a/c. The people who help around the house were all very pleasant, especially Margarita who prepared dinner... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you so much for your good review about La Colonial 1861. So sorry that it was not posible to see you more time but when you stay only one day and a half it´s not easy to share and talk.....i use to be always around to support and help to my guest. I hope next time we... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent stay here for three nights. The room was spacious and very clean. Breakfast was delicious every morning and our hosts were very welcoming and helpful - especially recommending local places to eat nearby which we really enjoyed. We would certainly stay here again and would highly recommend.

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Dear Anna Thank you so much for your help with a great review about us. We hope to recive you again at La Colonial 1861!! Thanks!! Armando LA COLONIAL 1861 More 

Albany, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

There were 7 of us, 4 adults and 3 children, we stayed twice, 3 nights at the beginning of our trip to Cuba and 2 nights at the end. So we practically experienced staying in all the rooms!! We really liked the location, it's in the residential neighborhood as oppose to touristy part of Havana. We got to know the... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Hello Michael, family and friends Thank you so much for your good review about us. It was a pleasure to recive you in our home and we hope to see you again. Next time if you wish more food for the breakfast you only must to ask for more food (like you asked me for a lot of different things).... More 

Sao Carlos, SP
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91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was my second time at La Colonial, the first one after the renovations Armando made it. I stayed at the family room and was absolutely delighted with the whole scenery that Armando created so you can feel really at home!! I am uploading the pictures so you can see it for yourself! I know you read about the facilities... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Hello Sidnei!!! Thank you so much for your great review and for choose La Colonial 1861... always!! For us you are part of these big family....we miss you! Un fuerte abrazo amigo! Armando LA COLONIAL 1861 More 

New York City, New York
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Beautifully decorated casa in a residential neighborhood with some restaurants close by. To go to the more touristy areas, you need to take a taxi or collectivos, but we didn't find this to be an issue at all. The neighborhood is quiet and relaxing and the Malecón is only a few blocks away. Armando was great and gave us nearby... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you so much for your nice review about La Colonial 1861. We are very happy to know that you had a great time in La Habana and you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again!!! Mucha suerte! Besos y abrazos! Armando LA COLONIAL 1861 More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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121 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. From all 4 casas we stayed in Cuba this one had the best design and it was the closest to western standards. The location is in Vedado, a very nice neighborhood in Havana, however it’s far from all the sights. We had to take pricy taxis almost everywhere we went. The owner... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Dear client Thank you so much for your good review about us. Your opinions help us improve and grow. Thank you very much! Hasta pronto! Armando LA COLONIAL 1861 More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

La colonial 1861 is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy Cuban experience. Armando the owner is amazing and the most helpful person we have met. The rooms are big and clean, bed very comfortable, air con works properly and there is always hot water. All staff is very kind and always smiling. Breakfast is nice and tasty. Highly recommended.

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Hello Ewa & Alain!!! Thank you so much for your woderfull review about La Colonial 1861!!! It was a big pleasure to recive you in our home and we hope to recive you agian very soon! You always have a home here... Besos y abrazos!! Armando LA COLONIAL 1861 More 

Cali, Colombia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was nice, with a big bed, fridge a wardrobe. It was always clean. Armando and his staff are very kind people, willing to help you as possible, from better breakfasts (get yours here!) to tourist tips. Great location for a Havana trip: quiet area away from touristy spots (yet 10-15 mins and 5... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Dear clients Thank you so much for your great review about us!! You help us a lot with your opinion. All my best W Armando LA COLONIAL 1861 More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I don't know where to begin with La Colonial 1861. Our stay here was the highlight of our two week vacation in Cuba. We arrived in Havana from Varadero on the bus, Viazul. It cost $10 and took about 3 hours. A taxi brought us to the front gate and we buzzed to get in. The house itself is beautiful—filled... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Hello Craig Thank you so much for your great review!! And thank you so much for be honest and clear....we´ll try to do it better. So sorry for the inconvenience with the towels, we always clean bathrooms and rooms every day and put the towells in their place...maybe the person who clean forgot...so so sorry!! We hope to recive you... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stayed at this excellent casa for 3 nights and would highly recommend it to anyone travelling to Havana. The room we had was very clean, had great air conditioning (quiet at night as well) and the bed was comfortable. This particular room didn't have an external window but this didn't affect our stay here as we were only in... More 

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ArmandoUnsain, Propietario at La Colonial 1861, responded to this review

Hello Rebecca!! Thanks a lot for you great review about us!!! I hope to see you again....it was a pleasure to recive you in our home...nos it´s yours too. You help us a lot with your opinion!!! All my best W Besos!! Armando LA COLONIAL 1861 More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Colonial 1861 offers our guests the experience of staying in an authentic colonial house. Our house is located in the central neighborhood of El Vedado with the amenities of a boutique hotel and the charm of a private home. La Colonial was built in 1861 and maintains its original structure and mosaic floors. The roof was built with French tiles and our rooms have high ceilings with exposed wooden beams. Beautiful wrought-iron trellis sorround the well in the patio. The decoration includes furniture from different ages and styles as well as pieces of art by Cuban artists. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Colonial 1861

Address: Street 10 #60 Between/ 3st y 5st, Havana 02000, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Price Range: $43 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are on the ground floor and one is a twin room which is very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 659aliceg, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The rooms furthest away from the kitchen doors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Z2791USlisag, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“They all have high wooden ceilings, and cool designs, and all the bathrooms work well.”
 of 5 bubbles sheeerah, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely. You can't go wrong whichever one you chose. Enjoy :)”
 of 5 bubbles TravAgentlove, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We always asked- and received- rooms with twin beds because the double beds in Cuba can be smaller than the queens and kings many are used to. Armando's was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles 123BruceC, 8 May 2014 | Read review
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