My husband and I love staying at different, out of the way places. We enjoyed our stay at Casa Grande, but if you are looking for a hot night spot, this isn't the place for you. The roads to Casa Grande are very narrow, with numerous hairpin turns. The staff are excellent, and very helpful, and they all speak very good English. The owner is also very helpful.
The hotel consists of a bar and restaurant area, with some tables overlooking the awesomely beautiful mountains, and about five, four-unit buildings, with a balcony off each of the units. Our room was quite small, containing a bed, a wall table, some wire shelves for clothes storage, and a bathroom. Our balcony had two plastic chairs and a quite-comfortable hammock. We spent a lot of time on the balcony, sippiing wine (which we bought on the way up there) and watching the fog seep around the mountain peaks. We loved that part of our stay at Casa Grande, as well as the salt-water pool. We ate one breakfast and one dinner on the premises, and although the breakfast was good (the coffee with milk, Puerto Rico style, was awesome!), it was quite expensive. Likewise, dinner was very good, but expensive. The drinks (excellent mojitos and sangria, by the way) are also quite pricey, more cruise-ship prices than mountain retreat. I am glad we had a car and did not have to stay on the premises of Case Grande for our entire stay! We found a place for an excellent breakfast and sandwiches; I believe it is called Joel's, near Utuado.
The beds were old, the pillows were like concrete, but after drinking wine in the glorious mountain air we slept well. I would not recommend Casa Grande to everyone, especially to those who are looking for luxurious bedding and rooms. I did not see anything for children to do, except maybe hiking or swimming in the pool, and I would not therefore recommend this retreat for families. It seems like a good place for couples, a group of friends, or even someone traveling alone. The other guests are friendly and sociable.
Last year we stayed at a quite similar (in concept) place in the Mount Arenal area of Costa Rica, called Leaves and Lizards.... maybe that stay spoiled us, but we will definitely return to Leaves and Lizards, but we can't say the same for Casa Grande, although we loved Puerto Rico!
We had room 5, I believe, and the view was AWESOME from out balcony, and it felt quite secluded.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.