Based on Trip Advisor ratings, we chose this little hideaway for a stay in a warm place to shake off the end of winter. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Bill and Laurie and a fresh pina colada and some excessive rules about the dog. Though my partner and I are both dog lovers, the necessity of the rules left us a little wary of the house pup. No problems, just a little more cautious. Also, we were a bit put off by the release form that had to be signed to hike the rainforest trail to the nearby waterfall, but we did it anyway and it was well worth it. Not a beginner's hike!
The Villa suite room was outstanding! It felt like we had rented a small home for our stay. It was spacious and clean and offered a view over the canopy right down to the ocean. The lack of A/C was not a problem as there were fans to move the air and the open windows brought in the sounds of the rainforest and the coqui frogs for sleeping bliss.
Recommendations for local food choices were good. Also, a recommendation for the secluded beach in Fajardo was great, though a little vague on the directions once at the beach.
The breakfasts were wonderful, though the omission of coffee at the breakfast table was a bit odd. You can make your own in the room and bring it to the breakfast table. Not sure what that was about. No lunch or dinner served here, so go explore for food. The nearby Kioskos were a blast for food and parting with some cash.
The few of my little complaints here did not keep us from having a wonderful time and enjoying the Rainforest Inn to it's fullest. The kitchenette in our room offered us the option of getting groceries and eating in a few nights to save a few bucks as the food in the area's restaurants is fairly expensive. The only thing lacking was a stove or hot plate, but we managed. The bed was very comfortable and the addition of another bed in the Villa would have accommodated another 2 people with some privacy. There was a great patio out the back door with some lounge chairs and seats to enjoy the view and watch the lizards from.
All in all, the Rainforest Inn gets my recommendation. Some reviewers had some problems with Bill's personality but we didn't. There will always be someone who doesn't care for someone else, but my advice is to get over it and enjoy yourself. With the surroundings of the rainforest, this is a place you can get lost in the sights and sounds of the greenest part of the island of Puerto Rico.
- Also Known As:
- Rainforest Hotel
- Rainforest Hotel El Yunque National Forest
- Rainforest Inn Puerto Rico/El Yunque National Forest
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the El Yunque rain forest of Puerto Rico. We have hikes to secluded swimming holes and mountainside waterfalls right out our background. We have no air conditioning, radios, or TV but we do offer quilts on the beds (it's cool up here in the mountains). If you are a nature lover you will love staying here. We have two bedroom chalet with baths and complete kitchen. There is a tremendous view from your window. Close to Luquillo Beach. ... more less