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“Excellent property and staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Hacienda Tamarindo
Box 1569 | Rte. 996, Km. 4.5, 00765, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ambler, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent property and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We only stayed at this hotel for 1 night, but as soon as we checked in I wished we could be there much longer. The property is large and well maintained, plus it has absolutely gorgeous views of the ocean. When we checked in, we met the manager Ivan, who was really welcoming and even upgraded our room for no cost! We got to stay in room 27, which was a 2 room suite. The master bedroom in the suite had high vaulted ceilings and enormous arched windows all around. All the rooms are nice, but this room is really amazing if you get a chance to book it. It made our stay!

Breakfast is made hot for you--but it's still included. Much better than the usual cereal and fruit. Overall Vieques was our favorite part of Puerto Rico and this is a great place to enjoy it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with and for your glowing review. It is our pleasure to upgrade guests when we have the opportunity, and we are glad that you enjoyed the suite. We do hope we will see you again on a future visit.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very pretty hotel with a welcoming staff. We were surprised that our 2 bedroom suite was actually one large "L" shaped room which was the size of 2 rooms. One of the twin beds was very uncomfortable to sleep on. Other than that, we really liked this hotel. The breakfast was included and delicious! The pool was very nice and they had snorkeling equipment that was available to rent as well as beach chairs. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing Hacienda Tamarindo for your stay on Vieques Island. We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and we look forward to seeing you again on a future visit.
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed in room 23 which had a spectacular view and a great big COMFY bed...the pool is a good place to be after a hard day at the beach...the fresh water and cool air is a welcome retreat as are the hammocks. The young lady who showed us around the house was SO sweet and very welcoming. I wish we had stayed there more than 1 night. The hotel is quirky, the library has some great books, a computer you can use and an honour bar. Its also actually really nice to NOT have a TV in our room. The shower isn't great on pressure and could do with a little bit of updating, but in the grand scheme of things who cares. This is a place to chillout and relax. The other thing I thought was cool is that the room has a diary in it which guests write in an contribute to. there was one particular story about someones breakup that I am sure is very famous among all the guests that have stayed in room 23. I took the diary to dinner with us so we could read through the stories. I do wish we had more nights at this place. Breakfast was good...definately try the coffee I think its a lcal coffee that is REALLY very good.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for choosing Hacienda Tamarindo for your night in Vieques. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This hotel is about 1.4 km from the center of Esperanza (which is basically ocean-front city blocks). You will need a Jeep on the island so I recommend taking their offer to arrange one for you. You should expect to pay $60/day for the Jeep. The rooms are tiled with classic red clay spanish tiles and in ours had a shower and toilet in the bathroom and the sink in the main room. We had louvered french doors that opened to a view of the ocean. The door to our room was off the main entrance area which stayed plenty quite except for one night when some guys started playing pool on the mini-pool table. When they left to go for a swim in the pool we went and absconded off with the billiard balls and for the rest of our stay there come 9 o'clock the billiard balls went missing. The manager Ivan is wonderful and very helpful. You are provided with beach towels and free beach chair. Breakfast is included and was delicious. It came with your choice of lots of kinds of juices such as mango, tamarindo, papaya, orange, etc., and with eggs, bacon or sausage, coffee, and toast. The one weird thing about the hotel was the artwork. In our room hung framed prints that were all themes on Vermont. When I'm in Puerto Rico I want to see artwork that reflects Puerto Rico, not Vermont. The New England artwork was found throughout the hotel. I would recommend that the owners change that.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for choosing Hacienda Tamarindo for your stay on Vieques Island, and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. First of all, I apologize for the pool table noise. We have always had the table, but we just replaced the old one with a new one, and had neglected to re-do the sign which says, "No pool playing after 9:00 PM". Thanks for the reminder. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the amenities that we offer, and that you found the staff helpful. We hope to see you again and if we do please ask for a room with tropical artwork--each has it's own theme.
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The Hacienda Tamarindo is in Esperanza, which I found to be the nicest part of Vieques (Isabela Segunda is a little seedy in parts). It's a quiet little B&B which you should go to if you're looking to get away from everything. Don't expect luxury, but it's clean and offers the basics.

Our room had a lovely view of the sea but was simple otherwise e.g. no TV, basic/cheap toiletries limited to shower gel and shampoo (though they seemed to be one and the same to me) and soap, no tea or coffee making facilities or phone.

Breakfast was lovely, but I did wonder why they don't put some things out for you to help yourself to like cereal and fruit. Instead, you have to order everything off a menu and portions aren't huge.

The staff were lovely but be aware that the hotel is not manned 24-hour. Facilities however are all accessible 24-hour, so you can go for a midnight swim in the pool (I'd recommend it) and access the library where they have a computer whenever you like (wifi in the room was poor to say the least - I couldn't get it on my phone at all).

The location is fine given that wherever you stay in Vieques, you need a Jeep to get around. Parking at the hotel is free, which is a plus. There are some nice restaurants down the road including El Quenepo and Duffy's (both worth a visit - the former is more expensive, the latter is good for a cheap but tasty meal).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your recent visit to Hacienda Tamarindo on Vieques Island. We appreciate your review to let others know what to expect, and glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Vieques is a low-key island, and not for everyone. It's always good when people who enjoy that find us.
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We loved our stay here. Staff was awesome! and we had a great time. Place is decorated with a homely charm. They have all the amenities you can ask for - sports equipment for rent, swimming pool, we loved it.
They serve amazing breakfast, never miss it.
We would love to go back and stay here sometime soon :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your awesome review. We love it when everything goes well and our guests get a real vacation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and hope we will see you again.
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Hacienda Tamarindo has excellent Service and location. The rooms were very cool and full of local antiques.
The view from the patio was amazing and the fact that you are few minutes away from Esparanza is also a bonus.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Thank you for choosing Hacienda Tamarindo on your Vieques trip. We are delighted that you had such a good time, and we really appreciate your sharing your experience with others. We hope to see you again soon.
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Also Known As:
Hacienda Tamarindo Hotel Isla De Vieques
Hacienda Tamarindo Hotel
Address: Box 1569 | Rte. 996, Km. 4.5, 00765, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vieques’ Hacienda Tamarindo offers 17 very special rooms, each lovingly and creatively designed and decorated by owner, Linda Vail -- her swan song after over 20 years as a commercial interior designer. Each guest room and public space is unique; imaginatively spiced with a lifetime’s accumulation of art, antiques, and collectibles. An ancient Tamarind tree in the lobby atrium majestically rises three stories through the center of the building. Terraces, courtyards, and sitting rooms offer ample space for relaxation and conversation. The Hacienda is perched on a hilltop with spectacular 180 degree views of the Caribbean -- from sunrise to sunset; looking down on the bedazzling, ever-changing myriad of blue, emerald and turquoise waters. Caribbean trade winds and lazy paddle fans keep you cool and comfortable. Here, you can fall asleep to a tree frog serenade and awake to the smell of jasmine on the gentle sea breeze. ... more   less 

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