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Parador El Buen Cafe Hotel

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Nice hotel, it’s divided in 2 buildings, we stayed on the one located above the restaurant (and cafeteria), that one has the new (or remodeled) rooms. The hotel doesn’t include breakfast, but the cafeteria that’s on the 2nd building is good, good food and good prices too, so, you don’t need to get out looking for a place to eat,... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Don't be put off by the fact that this hotel is on the main road and really doesn't look much from the outside. It was the best value for money stay we had on our recent trip to Puerto Rico. The rooms are large, clean and well equipped, the swimming pool is small but great for a cool dip at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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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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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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