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“A bit of paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Hacienda Tamarindo
Box 1569 | Rte. 996, Km. 4.5, 00765, Puerto Rico   |  
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Urbana, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“A bit of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We spent two nights at Hacienda Tamarindo in Casita Linda and we were all thrilled with the experience. We arrived late at night and were greeted by the ever helpful Pamela, it was dark and we had no idea what our surroundings looked like, in the morning we were pleasantly surprised to walk out to the wraparound porch for the most idyllic and gorgeous scene of horses grazing in a pasture, the ocean in the distance and tropical fruit trees around us.
As others have said the breakfast is superb and we enjoyed the house mascot, Zack protecting us from any roaming horses. Our group consisted of four adults celebrating my daughters 30th birthday and Casita Linda was spacious for the four of us and easily could have accommodated another person or two. We had a wonderful time and I highly recommend hacienda Tamarindo.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, October 20, 2013
Thank you for your glowing review. I know that it takes much more effort to write a good review than a bad one, and we appreciate that effort. I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We love our staff and always enjoy hearing that they have been helpful and provided good service to our guests. I hope we might see you again on a future visit to Puerto Rico and Vieques.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Included with room price: delicious breakfast, 24/7 pool access, beach gear-(beach chairs and cooler), computer, printer, wifi, board games, library, beautiful views. This hotel room was authentic as there was no tv and no AC. However the open windows gave a nice breeze with the ceiling fan running and we woke up refreshed from the fresh air. We would stay here again if we return to Vieques. The breakfast is upstairs and is served like a restaurant- waitress comes to your table and you choose off a menu- however it is all included in your room price. The fresh juices were incredible as well as the homemade bread on the breakfast panini. We only stayed one night- then headed back to mainland PR, wished we would have stayed longer.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Wow! Thank you for that great review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, and took advantage of all Hacienda Tamarindo and Vieques have to offer. We hope you will come back for a longer visit.
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has a continental US antique Bed and Breakfast feel to it with a nice view of the ocean. Very nicely decorated although not the decorations I would expect to see on an "hacienda" which would typically be more of a Spanish style.
Staff was really nice. Our room even thou not impeccably clean (shower needed some scrubbing) had a comfortable bed and a nice distant view of the ocean. When we first walked into our room it was full of mosquitoes, I spend some time spraying them with the flying insect killer provided. If you are allergic/sensitive to bug killer spray plan on bringing something else to deal with mosquitoes.
Hotel provided beach towels and had other items for rent which was convenient. Breakfast was good.
If you are thinking about booking at this hotel you must rent a car it is not close to any attraction.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LWVQS, Owner at Hacienda Tamarindo, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback. I am happy to know that you received good service. Unfortunately, it has rained a lot lately, but then it is hurricane season and we should expect that. However, it does encourage the mosquitoes in spite of our efforts to keep them at bay. We will certainly consider your comments about the décor. We are Vermonters and little touches of New England help to make us feel more at home.
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We are leaving Hacidenda Tamarindo today, but it will be difficult to go. The view is 2nd to none, the view is wonderful, the grounds and gardens are beautifully kept, the staff is very simpatico, the breakfast is terrific, and the rooms are very comfortable. They make everything so easy - the pool is also great for the end of the day overlooking the ocean. The horses wandering the property just add the perfect special touch. They had a rental car delivered for us (highly recommend Martizas) and provided fresh beach towels everyday. Definiately get the lunch they offer - it's very, very good and thoughtfully packed with ice packs in easy to use backpacks. We (me and my three girlfriends who came to celebrate a special birthday) would recommend Hacienda Tamarindo happily - Ivan is a great manager, and takes very good care of guests - I look forward to sharing a beer with him and my husband when I bring my husband to the island soon.

  • Stayed September 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, September 23, 2013
WE are so glad you booked here, and that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review. We look forward to your next visit when perhaps Burr and I, as well as Ivan and your husband will be able to share a beer, and toast your return. We are away, so it is especially good to hear that you felt so well taken care of in our absence.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for five nights in January and I've been meaning to write a review for a while. We had previously stayed at the ritz in San Juan and we planned on coming to vieques for a one night stay to see the bio bay. When we got to this place we extended our stay and cancelled our next hotel back on the mainland. This place was awesome. They were so accommodating and friendly and had everything available to us. There is a self serve bar that functions on the honor system (you write down what you take and they charge you later), a nice pool, a beautiful view and hammocks out back. The vibe of this place is quaint and rustic. Very cool spot to spend a few days. One couple even stayed there for a month and a half. I highly recommend

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, September 9, 2013
Wow! We love that you loved it at Hacienda Tamarindo, and we do hope we will see you back here. It's very kind of you to share your experience. We really appreciate it.
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Three nights at the Hacienda Tamarindo in late August were superb and relaxing in every way.
The rooms are fantastic, comfortable with a lovely decor, and the whole property has a great feel and ambience. Breakfasts are delicious and hearty. The pool and grounds are beautiful, with wonderful views.
The staff were all friendly and helpful, and the owners have created not just a beautiful small hotel, but really have thought about what sorts of facilities and items that visitors need, as they head out to a long list of the most beautiful beaches or return looking for some creature comforts. We would (and hope to) return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, September 9, 2013
You are very kind, and we certainly hope you will return. We really love having guests return who enjoy Hacienda Tamarindo and Vieques. Thank you, too, for taking the time to write your great review.
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Crofton, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Spent 3 nights at Hacienda Tamarindo in July, 2013 on our first trip to Vieques. We bought the Vieques Paddleboarding package that also included a discount on our airfare to the island. It cost us more money to fly to Vieques, but we can truly say that it was worth it. The flight on VAL was a blast because we got to see so much scenery from the air, and Hacienda Tamarindo is a lovely spot. Quiet, pretty, and perfect for a 3-day getaway. The staff helped us find places to eat, booked our tour of the Bay at night, and made me my favorite Puerto Rican oatmeal every morning. Finally, they were also kind enough to help us with our laundry as we were leaving for a 7-day cruise afterwards and didn't want to start the 2nd part of our vacation with dirty clothes.

The only two issues that popped up were 1) when the hotel staff member at check-in forgot to tell us that we had to drive to the paddleboarding place the next morning (I thought that we would be picked up); however, they quickly remedied the situation and re-booked the tour, and all went really well, and 2) It took way too long to get our rental car after we arrived, and the Jeep they rented us was kind of beaten up; however, in the end, it really didn't matter. You can also rent umbrellas and chairs, and many other things on an honor system, which we found very helpful. Our room was number 25, right off the area where they serve breakfast, overlooking the pool. It was a nice room with easy access up one flight of stairs. If you're interested in finding a nice place for a first visit to Vieques, this is a great location!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 9, 2013
I can't say how much we appreciate our guests who take the time to write reviews of their experience at Hacienda Tamarindo. Yours is a perfect example of, "everyone makes mistakes". Thankfully, we were able to remedy the situation. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope we will see you again.
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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 #1 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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