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The Tarpon's Nest Lodge

Route 187 KM 5.6,Torrecilla Baja, Loiza 772, Puerto Rico
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

**Highlight of the visit**: Firstly as others reviewers have mentioned, this place located in a dingy mostly rural locality. This is where things got really bad for us. We arrived at the property at about 9PM and were greeted with locked gates, 7-9 foot high compound walls and no buzzer/call bell. Also nobody was picking up the phone at the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The hotel really looks like the picture they show us, BUT: we got lost trying to find the place, the locals don't seem to know there's a hotel there, and when we found the place we were really scared; the neighbourhood doesn't look safe at all and looks like it's one of the poorest ones in San Juan. The rooms... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been an avid traveler for the last 20 years and have been to many hotels/motels and this place is really one of a kind. The lodge is located in a ghetto-like neighborhood, i arrived in Loiza (where this lodge is located in) around 6pm, and was misdirected by the GPS multiple times to a nearby Marina. After 1... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Located in one if not the scariest neighborhood of Puerto Rico, avoid this hotel at all cost. We were there for one night with another couple of friends, and we literally had the worst hotel experience in a lifetime. If you are courageous enough to find this place located between inhabited houses, abandoned cars and trash everywhere on the streets,... More 

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boston, ma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I came here with a group for my cousin's wedding. His wife is originally from PR, and we had the entire place booked for the wedding guests. Because of this, we had the entire place to ourselves, so my situation may be unique.... The pros: very clean, beds were very comfortable, pool area/bar was very relaxing, very nice view from... More 

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Grim. That sums it up. There is nothing in Loiza except a walk to Pinones and the raunchy roadside snack shops. After that, its a 30 minute expensive cab ride to San Juan if you can find a cab that can find the lodge. The rooms were small with weak water pressure. The air conditioner sounded like a saw mill... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We travelled to the Tarpon's Nest right after Valentine's Day. This place is such a gem. Omar made sure we arrived without issue and was very welcoming. I have to say that Jorge really made our stay special. He is always right there lending a hand and attending to little details. We brought a few bottles of beer down to... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stood in this hotel several times, its really a nice , clean and affordable. Jorge the gentleman that maintains the place is great. Very attentive and hardworking. Definatley would recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic getaway..

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Yakima, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This lodge primarily caters to fishermen, but all are welcome. It's hard to find and not well known so have your taxi driver call the manager for directions. The rooms are clean and apart from an occasional jet passing overhead are quiet. We particularly enjoyed the manager Omar who took on a tour of the lodge and even accompanied to... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Excellent service! Clean, new, modern yet cozy. Interesting area but gives you a taste of San Juan. Defenetely would recommend! The staff are very service oriented, warm and friendly. The provide kayaks on the river which is a nice experience. Restaurants and bars in the area give you a little taste of San Juan culture.

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