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“This Hotel has Changed Hands, and offers less.” 2 of 5 stars
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Tropical Guest House
2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   E41 Calle Apolonia Gittings, 00765, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #14 of 31 Isla de Vieques B&B and Inns
Lincoln, Illinois
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25 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“This Hotel has Changed Hands, and offers less.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

Previous reviews mention a couple owning the hotel, a bar and breakfasts. This is no longer the case. The woman, Edna, who owns it is very sweet and the rooms are basic but serviceable. She was helpful for recommendations for snorkeling, dining and bio bay tours. There's a minibar stocked with some beer and sodas, but other than that there's no food, vending or drinks. THe guest house itself is in a residential neihborhood - not bad if you want some local color - but be prepared - it's not quiet at night. The cacophony of local roosters, which generally began around 3 in the morning was enough to keep me up 2 nights straight.

  • Liked — Friendly Service
  • Disliked — Doesn't offer much, definitely very basic
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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English first
Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2007

We went to Vieques for one night as part of our travels, and all of us agree that this was probably one of our favorite aspects of the trip! It was fantastic! The place was cozy and just perfect for our needs. Joe and Maria were welcoming, hospitable, and super sweet to us during our visit to help us with whatever we needed to get around Vieques. Not to mention, the pancakes Joe made were AMAZING. We loved every minute we were there, and we all wish we could have stayed there longer! Thanks for an absolutely amazing time in Vieques! :)

Stayed March 2007
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Brooklyn, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2007

I have to say, Joe and Maria (the owners) are truly lovely in every way. We were in Vieques briefly to solidify plans for our wedding, and needed a place to crash for a night -- Tropical Guest House was perfect for our needs. The staff was helpful and friendly, and gave us suggestions for events on the island and directions to where we needed to go. The hotel is no-frills but very clean and with such wonderful service we felt so well taken care of.

Stayed August 2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

We had no reservations, we asked in town for a place we could have for the night and we were given the name of Tropical guest house...on our way there we stopped to ask for more directions, we asked who eventually turned out to be the owner...he carried my bags to the motel. He gave us refreshments for free, he was generous, very accomadating as was the staff..The accomadations were more than ample for us. The staff was very knowledgeable in helping us arrange activities and in transportation there.
I would recommend the Tropical to anyone who is looking for a place that offers honesty, genuine reliable information, knowledgeable, trustworthiness and a real desire to meet the needs of it's patrons.
We will be back!!!

  • Liked — staff, location
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2007

We only spent 2 nights at the Tropical Guesthouse, but enjoyed every second of it. The rooms were big (we had the apartment for 4-6 persons) and we had access to a large patio, where we spent one of the nights enjoying the quiet and a good homecooked dinner. Maria and Joe were helpful and friendly from beginning to end, they gave us tips what to do on the Island and how to do it best. We really enjoyed their breakfast as well as the Cocktails served at night in their cozy bar. The guesthouse was conveniently located, as it is relativley close to the ferry, which enabled us to walk to it (we were 4 female, backpacking collegestudents) The beaches in Vieques are amazing and at least in march nearly empty and therefore quiet. Vieques also offers a nice variety of restaurants. make sure you book a tour in the Bioluminiscent bay.
We would come back anytime! Thanks to Maria and Joe, our stay in Vieques was the best time we had in Puerto Rico.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

The place is very nice and clean and the breakfast great especially the pancakes . Joe and Maria are excellent hosts.
We highly recommend Tropical Guest House.
Julio & Bethel

Stayed July 2007
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watergod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

The tropical guest house was the perfect place to stay on vieques. A great place to ret your head after exploring the island.
Maria and Joe could not have been better hosts. (Not to mention, Joe's pancakes always leave you wanting more.)
The environment and the location were everything we wanted for our spring getaway from boston.

  • Liked — the hospitality was amazing
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Tropical Guest House

Address: E41 Calle Apolonia Gittings, 00765, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tropical Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tropical Guest House is conveniently located in Isabel Segunda, on the north side of the island. We are walking distance to the ferry, the historical fort/museum, restaurants, and everything "town" has to offer. The beautiful beaches are only a few minutes drive away. Our 15-room guesthouse includes single and double rooms, as well as studios with small refrigerators. Studios can accommodate larger families and groups. All rooms in the guest house have private baths, A/C and TV. Relax in the TGH lounge. Free Wi-Fi internet available. One night stays are welcomed. ... more   less 
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