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Boutique Hotel Vapor 156

Vapor Street #156 Between Espada Street And San Francisco Street, Havana 10200 Cuba
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#23 of 223 hotels in Havana
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The Vapor 156 boutique hotel in Centro Habana near the world-famous Malecon was completely renovated in October 2019. It is a colonial building from 1932 with elevent guest rooms on three floors. The more than six-meter high ceilings, more than 30 original wooden doors and windows and the tiled floors from the colonial era give the house a very special flair. It has a spacious entrance / lobby area, courtyard and first floor dining area with private balconies facing the courtyard. The rooms are furnished with selected antiques. All rooms have a flat screen TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, safe, hair dryer, and selected linens and towels. Our team is ready to provide you a unique experience, whether at breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can also enjoy a tea or coffee or a cocktail in the evening with us or take advice on planning your stay in Havana or Cuba. Our reception is staffed around the clock.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Airport transportation
Foot massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Interdrum wrote a review 12 Apr
New York City, New York3 contributions
I was on my first trip to Cuba, and I was invited as a drummer to go with other Cuban musicians whom live in San Miguel de Allende MX. As do I. The Havana Jazz Festival was happening, and my friends were invited to play, and I tagged along now having a sort of “inside track” to the city. I’d of been foolish to not go! So I researched the various types of hotels, and knowing that I’m pretty “low maintenance” and wanted to be in the central part of the city, I chose the Hotel Vapor. It was a perfect choice for me. In booking the hotel, I was in contact with Fernando who is a day manager of the hotel. He speaks English better than I do, (attempt at a joke) meaning, there’ll be no lost in any translation w/him. I think he’s the type of person who has seen it all (so to speak) and will be able to accommodate any issue that can come up. The hotel is on Vapor street, neat the Hotel National, and about 4 blocks from the Ocean. It IS in a local neighborhood, and not a touristy “Here I am” kind of place. It was once owned by a famous TV star where all kinds of good times occurred, (if I have my story right). It was a pretty big house, that’s been transferred into a 2 or 3 story hotel. I was in room 3 which is located on the first floor and the patio breakfast/dining room is at your door step. Wasn’t noisy at all, and no street noise from that location. Now I didn’t have any window looking outside, but I didn’t plan on being there staring out the windows, but to be with my compadres that I traveled there with. If you want a different location, then know the rooms on the 2nd/3rd floors I presume have windows and more light. They will give you a competitive rate on exchanging dollars to Cuban Pesos as a convenience. They have a managers there around the clock, so there’s always someone there to aide you in your questions, and pursuits. Call you a cab, etc… Again, I don’t LOOK to find issues to write about. I enjoyed the breakfasts, and meals I had there. They keep a high standard of hygiene, and never for a second thought or had any suspicions regarding the staff. All very professional and courteous. I got the impression that the staff enjoyed working there. As I was departing to the airport, I apparently left my brand new Bose earbuds that are not cheap, charging in the bathroom. The housekeeper came running out of my room while I was about to get in the cab, to hand me the box and charging cable ! I took a breath, thinking that says something right there about the Hotel and attitude of the employees. I think more stories like that need to be told in the suspicious world we’ve been conditioned to pass thru in. As fas as I’m concerned you should have a very pleasant experience while at Hotel Vapor!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Let the hotel call a cab for you, and they DO have Wi-Fi and local TV in the rooms.
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Johan wrote a review Mar 2024
Winter Park, Florida2 contributions
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The hotel is small, and its location is right in the heart of the Cuban people. We only had breakfast(very home style) because we were out all day long. The main eating area is in a nice open-air courtyard between the bedrooms. However, covered dining areas are also available if needed. All the rooms have AC and plenty of hot water but no AC in the main lobby area. We didn't lose electricity while their because the hotel is in the same electrical grid of the local hospital. Yes, we will be back, the employees are great!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Bring you tooth paste and do not forget your electrical plug adapter
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Response from Jorge Fernandez, General Manager at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Family members, Your visit was a blessing. Your tenderness and your graceful spirit really captivated us. We were more than a simple shelter after your daily activities. We were your home in Havana! We pray wishing to see you coming back home again. Your Cuban family and friends are waiting for you to continue with your spiritual support. Thank you for everything you did and you will continue doing! Best wishes and a warm hug full of Vapor from your family in Havana.
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Roz Banks wrote a review Mar 2024
3 contributions3 helpful votes
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I just got back from this wonderful boutique hotel. From the moment my husband and I arrived, we were treated like family. I suffer from many allergies and was worried that it might be difficult to get a good meal. The chefs prepared more food than I could eat most days. The staff was proactive and took care of my needs and requests before I even had a chance to ask. A well decorated gem in a very convenient location. Thanks to Jorge, Vanessa, Eduardo, Adrian, Lia, Jesney, and the rest of the team. I celebrated my 52nd birthday and the team made me a most wonderful apple pie that they presented to me while singing the birthday song. The atmosphere was so inviting that many guests checked in with each other on a daily basis to see what adventures they had for that day. If you want a visit you won't forget, plan to stay with this team!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You won't find a better mojito than the Eduardo special.
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Response from Jorge Fernandez, General Manager at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Family member, Since the very first moment we wanted to make you feel you had arrived to your home in Havana. We are so pleased we made it. We truly thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing your experience with others. You and your husband are adorable! Please remember Vapor 156 is your home in Havana and you are always welcome to come back. A warm hug full of Vapor from your family in Havana.
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Krautrocker wrote a review Feb 2024
Winterthur, Switzerland20 contributions17 helpful votes
I usually don't write here anymore because Tripadvisor got a bit too commercial recently. However, the Vapor deserves a mention because it is a very exceptional place in this morbid chaos called Havanna. Cuba is not in a good state after the Covid crisis and half a century of American embargo. But the Vapor is striving to cope, no matter what. You will find a tastefully designed mansion, full of antiques and a lovely staff will take care of all of your needs. Especially Jorge is a well of information and lends a helpful hand whenever needed. For us, the Vapor was a peaceful island in the stormridden sea of the real "Old Havanna".
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't be afraid. This part of town looks a bit rough, but the people are gentle.
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Response from Dirk Rohweder, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 10 Feb 2024
Dear Family member, Thank you so much for your lovely comments about us. It really inspires us to continue doing our best to give you and all our guests who visit us the best experience in Havana. Best wishes and a warm hug full of Vapor from your family in Havana.
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Sharon A wrote a review Jan 2024
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Truly a Boutique Hotel. Great location and central to everything. Well furnished with lots of attention to details. Breakfasts were exceptional and included in the price of the room. Jorge and his staff were exceptional hosts in making you feel right at home. My husband and I have 45 years in the hospitality business and would recommend this property to anyone visiting Havana Cuba
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dirk Rohweder, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 28 Jan 2024
Dear Sharon, Thank you for your encouraging compliments. All guests are very special to us and in every stay they take with them a piece of our hearts. However having the opportunity to host hoteliers it is always a challenge and by reading your comments we might feel mission has been accomplished, yet it inspires us to continue working to do it better at al times. Best wishes and a warm Havana hug full of Vapor.
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lois h wrote a review Jan 2024
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania97 contributions47 helpful votes
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What a gem! Not in a tourist area - a surprising lovely small hotel. I could talk about how interesting the decor was but most importantly the staff there - especially Jorge and Eduardo - but really everyone, the owner as well, Alasandro - who were simply lovely human beings. lt felt like home away from home and a respite from the trials of Havana. The Cuban people have been through so much strife yet they remain remarkably resilient.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dirk Rohweder, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 28 Jan 2024
Dear Lois, You couldn't explain it better. With complete certainty we can feel in your words that you managed to capture the spirit of resilience and also hospitality of the Cuban people. Thank you for such kind praise towards the staff and the owner. Thank you for the very pleasant conversations. A special mention of thanks to Jesse for allowing us the luxury of being able to listen to his incredible performances on the sax. Best wishes and a warm Havana hug full of Vapor.
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Heinz E wrote a review Jan 2024
Zurich, Switzerland16 contributions13 helpful votes
We were two couples and stayed here for several days. The famous Nacional Hotel the Maracon and a good restaurant are just 5 walking minutes away. The old town about 20-30 minutes. While the neighboring buildings and the access road are in desolate condition, the Boutique Hotel Vapor 156 was recently renovated inside and out. It is clean, comfortable, cosy. Jorge, the manager, is an exceptionally friendly and accomodating person. Knowledgable, a clever organiser and someone who really cares for his customers. This positive attitude spills over to his helpful team. If we were to visit Havanna again, we would want to stay at this priavte hotel again. It was a fun experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Dirk Rohweder, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 28 Jan 2024
Dear Heinz & Rita, It was also fun for us! We truly enjoyed the morning chats to plan the exploring activities of the day in Havana with Sharon and Ed. Thank you for your lovely comments about the staff. It shows you really felt like you were in your home in Havana with you Havana family. And that feeling encourages us to continue sharing with you a bit of our Cuban culture and hospitality. Best wishes and a warm Havana hug full of Vapor.
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Lucas R wrote a review Dec 2023
2 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is very clean and beautiful. The location is 7/10, you can walk to great places but few options of transport. Staff is very kind, attentive and helpful, the manager, Jorge, always helps a lot by advising and reservations when she needed. The breakfast and other meals are very very great. Classic architecture and furniture are very beautiful
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Dec 2023
Dear Lucas, Thank you so much. We really enjoyed having you with us. Your positive energies and good vibes enchanted us. We wish we could have the opportunity to hug you all again. Best wishes and a warm Havana hug full of Vapor from your Havana family.
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Lucienne B wrote a review Dec 2023
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« The Lucas Family/Friends Group November 2023 » had the best time visiting Cuba in November 2023. We were a group of 8 family and friends. Vapor 156 Boutique Hotel was the best lodging choice we could have made. The hotel manager Jorge and his assistant Eduardo bent themselves backwards to make sure we had the best stay possible. The friendly and talented kitchen staff surprised us every day with a delicious breakfast. The place itself was the most exquisite place we could ever imagine. Beautiful setting, with colonial stylish architecture and decorations with modern amenities. Jorge really went the extra mile to help plan all our excursions and recommend the best places and shows to see. We gave him our list and he scheduled the best rides and guides for each of our visits. Knowledgeable guides made sure our sightseeing experience was the very best. Jorge and Eduardo even managed to keep us entertained in the hotel when the rain disturbed our plans one day. We left after 5 days, delighted by this wonderful experience! Thank you again for such wonderful memories! We will gladly recommend Vapor 156 Boutique Hotel to our friends.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Dirk Rohweder, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 21 Dec 2023
Dear Lucas Family, We have no words to express our gratitude and affection for you. Those were memorable days. Your hunger for exploring the city and knowing from our Cuban culture captivated us. You have a very special place in our hearts and indeed you are among our most distinguished family members. We can’t wait to welcoming you again. A big warm Cuban hug full of Vapor from your family in Havana.
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Missy H wrote a review Nov 2023
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful family hotel in central Havana. All of the staff were very friendly and treated us like part of their family. Jorge, the manager, and the concierge’s helped tremendously with arranging our plans and travel while there. Jorge also took the time to contact us prior to our trip to Havana to ensure all was ready for our arrival. The rooms and hotel were very clean. Breakfast everyday was wonderful and had a variety of fresh made juices daily. We greatly appreciate all the staff for making our trip successful.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dirk Rohweder, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Responded 8 Nov 2023
Dear Lovely member of our Vapor Family, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Your opinion means the world to us. We love to share our culture and treat you exactly as you are: our family! Best wishes and a warm hug full of Vapor from your family in Havana.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boutique Hotel Vapor 156
Which popular attractions are close to Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Nearby attractions include Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi (0.5 km), Callejon de Hamel (0.3 km), and Cabaret Las Vegas (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Conveniently located restaurants include Locos por Cuba, El Biky, and Café Brown.
Does Boutique Hotel Vapor 156 have airport transportation?
Yes, Boutique Hotel Vapor 156 offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Boutique Hotel Vapor 156?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (2.8 km), San Francisco de Asis Square (3.0 km), and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales (2.8 km).