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Villa Herencia

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23 Caleta las Monjas St, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in San Juan one night before our "real" vacation in Culebra we decided to stay in a cool, old, elegant place. Villa Herencia was that place. In old San Juan VH lived up to the beautiful, old mystique of a centuries old city. The rooms were small, but the beds were comfortable, and the rooms were cool to combat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I finished off our 8 day Puerto Rico island adventure celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary by staying the last 2 nights in Ild San Juan at the Villa Herencia. We knew we didn't want to simply tour Old San Juan, we wanted to immerse ourselves & get the complete experience so we researched & examined EVERY SINGLE... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This boutique style hotel is simply lovely!! We stayed here prior to our Southern Caribbean cruise and found it to be delightful. It sits on a quiet street in Old San Juan, but within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. The rooms are stunning! The public areas charming! The staff was gracious and very helpful. We loved every minute... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this hotel for its location in Old San Juan. On a charming neighborhood close enough to restaurants and shops yet far enough to feel like you are coming home at the end of your day. The rooms have character, very much old world. As has been mentioned, they tend to be dark and not enough closet space. The... More 

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New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Villa Herencia is absolutely beautiful - the common areas, my room, the roof deck. It is not a high-end, luxurious hotel but its charm, decor, and staff make up for it. My room was on the ground floor and quite dark and while it was possible to open windows I would have lost privacy. It didn't bother me too much,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

An interesting place. Our room had no window, was in the Spanish Colonial style (in fact it was probably built IN the Spanish colonial period!), and you can't ask for a greater location, in the heart of Old San Juan near the cathedral. That said the room was tiny, without space to even store our suitcases. Limited storage for clothes... More 

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Stafford, NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This hotel B&B was not what I expected. I was pleased with the room and roof top terrace with the claw footed bath tubs to cool off after a hot PR sun. The breakfast was enough to get you started but not a full meal. My complaint no hot water, with that being said the water was cool in the... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stayed one night last week prior to a cruise and absolutely fell in love with this place. It is located in the heart of Old Town and within walking distance to everything. Upon arrival I was greated by Natalia who was absolutely the best host you could possibly meet. She was so thoughtful and helped make my stay most enjoyable... More 

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Joyce O, Manager at Villa Herencia, responded to this review

Dear Larry, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Natalia is very happy to hear your great comments and Management is also very proud of her and our entire team. It is true you will find kindness and good company everywhere here but you will find a true hospitable experience a the Villa Herencia. Tip: 2 or 3 night... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed at the Villa Herencia in March for two nights and simply loved it! It was very hard to leave such a beautiful inn with charm at every turn and is so beautiful. The rooms are a bit small and decorated in a lovely way. The property is over three hundred years old and an old convent - so... More 

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Joyce O, Manager at Villa Herencia, responded to this review

Dear Heather, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We absolutely loved your company and talking to you and your family. We are quaint and very personable to every guest with our genuine recommendations about local happenings and places. It is perfectly safe to go out and wander on your own, taking adventures where you least expect it. Everyone... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I am writing this review a little late but I think it deserves the rating. Hotel Villa Herencia is located in Old San Juan in a fantastic location! Here, you are in walking distance to El Convento, the San Juan National Historic Sites, the ocean... This quaint B&B is right in the middle of where all the restaurants and boutiques... More 

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Joyce O, Manager at Villa Herencia, responded to this review

Hello Jen, Thank you so much for your fabulous review! I see you have not forgotten about us and we thank you deeply for keeping us in your memories. We hope you visit us again as this year is of major improvements we will be installing a Jacuzzi y late 2015, a terrace WC, and as of right now we... More 

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