Fantastic place for our last night in Puerto Rico. We'd traveled a little around the island and stayed in a few different places, but this lives up to the best place to stay in Puerto Rico as TA reviews recommend. Restaurant had great tapas in El Picoteo (went twice it was that good), enchanting courtyard layout and was in an ideal location from our point of view (although SJ is tiny to be fair!). Great staff too keeping the hotel a top destination.
Loved the rooms, with high ceilings and great attention to detail including an old radio built into the bedside table (didn't work though!). Turn down service was a nice touch. We booked the hotel through Expedia and went for the Queen Deluxe as that has a small balcony (no standing room) and is slightly bigger, I'd say worth it for the extra when in this price range. Note for comparing prices, Expedia shows the price including the resort fee in taxes and fees cost, but some other sites didn't so could make for a big surprise...
The rooftop pool area with hot tub, and the tiniest pool I've ever seen was really nice and a secluded paradise to relax in. Refreshments (wide selection of quality tea, coffee, water and fruit) were available in the library all the time which was just below the pool area.
Evening wine and cheese platter was excellent, with a great selection of wines and regular top ups of both. Staff were great in every interaction, they are clearly key to the success here.
Simply cannot fault this place for anything except maybe the expensive price tag, but then you do get what you pay for!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of historic Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento has set new standards of luxury, comfort and service while preserving the rich character of this former 16th century convent. This landmark treasure, a member of Historic Hotels of America and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has earned four diamonds from AAA each year since its opening. This is the exclusive hotel experience to indulge the most discriminating of travelers, and is a hotel like no other. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Convento San Juan