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Parador El Buen Cafe Hotel

2.5 of 5
381 Ctra 2 | Bo Carrizales, Hatillo 00659, Puerto Rico
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Friendly (English speaking) receptionist took great care to show me the room thoroughly. The room (215) was spacious, very clean and comfortable. It had a good fridge, although the TV was pretty old - but I didn't watch it anyway. See comments below on getting a good room. There are no room safes but you can leave stuff at the... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

There are not too many choices in the Arecibo area, but El Buen is a good pick. The rooms are clean and spacious, but with nothing fancy. The internet speed is good. The hotel staff was quite friendly and helpful to someone who does not speak Spanish. It also conveniently next door to the companion El Buen Cafe, so there... More 

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Northern Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Our family of 3 adults stayed here for one night during a quick 3-day jaunt around Puerto Rico. Although the hotel is right on a major road amidst suburban development, the room was quiet and impeccably clean and comfortable. The restaurant was great for a very affordable breakfast, and the location is perfect for visiting the Rio Camuy Caverns, Arecibo... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I stayed at this hotel with a friend and I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel is a small building and is off of a highway. It's an older building but it is well maintained. The staff was wonderful to us! I've stayed at five star hotels in San Juan and this hotels customer service outshines any service I've had in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Was in Puerto Rico on business for a whole week. Every other hotel was able to provide an invoice except this one. The restaurant was not as I had heard. Not a pleasant experience for both breakfast and dinner. Too much noise also. Do not recommend.

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Northfield, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Near the road. Close to Arecibo observatory and Rio Camuy caves. Friendly staff. Adjacent to restaurant. Nice pool.

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Vineland, NJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This was our 5 th time staying here at El Buen Cafe. The attitude of the staff is great. Always asking what can I do for you. We brought our grandkids with us for their 1st visit to Puerto Rico. They loved it and wanted to know if we could move to El Buen Cafe so they could come every... More 

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

This Hotel is in a very good location (if you want to be away from the busy city crowd) and it's very easy to find. It's not very fancy and kinda reminded us of school. It has no eleveators but it makes up with the friendly staff and it's cleanliness. Yes, the beds are made for very short people but... More 

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breckenridge,co
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

We spent one night here as we were going to the Camuy Caves and the Arecibo Observatory the next day. We were given room 109 and at first we thought it was just a box spring on the floor because it was six inches off the floor and so, so, so hard! Nope, it was a mattress, still wrapped in... More 

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elbuencafe, General Manager at Parador El Buen Cafe Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for chosing Parador El Buen Cafe for your travel needs. We love to hear our guest comments and love even more when they emphasize on how clean the rooms are. We are a small Hotel located on the north coast of Puerto Rico in about the Mid Island, just minutes away from beautiful beaches. Easily accesible... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

Stayed for two nights on a business trip. It was the most uncomfortable bed I've ever slept in. The wireless didn't work and when I asked the front desk clerk if there was anything they can do, she said they don't have any technician on the weekends. It was a Sunday so I hoped they will fix the problem the... More 

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elbuencafe, General Manager at Parador El Buen Cafe Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Parador El Buen Cafe in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. We are very sorry you encountered these problems during your stay. We strive to make our guest as confortable as possible .We have never had this complaint before . We will definitly look into this issue and resolve it as soon as possible. I see you were... More 

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