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Tarpon's Nest Hotel

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Route 187 KM 5.6,Torrecilla Baja, Loiza 00772 Puerto Rico
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
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Pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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We were there for a planned large party. Staff were present. Supplies were adequate. The rooms very clean and pleasant. The party had a live Plena Band. Everything was very nice. However, this lodge is associated with a hidden wonderful fishing resource which is probably little known. I have been to PR almost yearly for 35 years and had no idea that such big tarpon swam the mangrove lined canals and estuaries right in San Juan's backyard. For those wanting a large commercial hotel, this may not be your dream vacation spot but for those wanting a big fish on flyrod or spinning rod, this is your place. The lodge was clean and safe behind its enclosure. The nearby neighborhood no different than many places in PR for those experienced travelers to PR. I will go again.
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**Highlight of the visit**: Firstly as others reviewers have mentioned, this place located in a dingy mostly rural locality. This is where things got really bad for us. We arrived at the property at about 9PM and were greeted with locked gates, 7-9 foot high compound walls and no buzzer/call bell. Also nobody was picking up the phone at the reception. We spent a good 10-15 mins in the dark (and shady neighbourhood) trying to figure if we were at the right location. After 20 mins in the dark we decided to call the hotels dot com (from where we booked the hotel) customer care and ask for a replacement hotel. They were nice enough to start a hotel relocation process going and thats when I get a call from this hotel saying they were out for a few mins and will be back in 5! We
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The hotel really looks like the picture they show us, BUT: we got lost trying to find the place, the locals don't seem to know there's a hotel there, and when we found the place we were really scared; the neighbourhood doesn't look safe at all and looks like it's one of the poorest ones in San Juan. The rooms are clean though, but for some reason there's no glass in the widows (just a mosquito screen) so you really need the loud A/C not only to cool the room but also to cover the sound of the planes taking off just above and the roosters screeching all night long (because they obviously have a disturbed sleep too with those planes waking them up every hour). Unfortunately the manager confirmed to me that the power goes out in this neighbourhood almost everytime it rains, so good
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I have been an avid traveler for the last 20 years and have been to many hotels/motels and this place is really one of a kind. The lodge is located in a ghetto-like neighborhood, i arrived in Loiza (where this lodge is located in) around 6pm, and was misdirected by the GPS multiple times to a nearby Marina. After 1 hour and asking for directions from random people on the streets, i finally arrived. The inside of the hotel appeared clean but soon after i checked in, the staff disappeared, there was lack of staff on site to help with any questions or requests throughout my stay. I would not recommend going to the nearby restaurant to eat as they seemed shady and not where a tourist should step into, you might end up on the morning news. All was fine until midnight when the
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Located in one if not the scariest neighborhood of Puerto Rico, avoid this hotel at all cost. We were there for one night with another couple of friends, and we literally had the worst hotel experience in a lifetime. If you are courageous enough to find this place located between inhabited houses, abandoned cars and trash everywhere on the streets, be warned that the staff cannot speak English and that you will not sleep. Why ? Roosters shouted all night long in an endless competition to reach new decibel levels, on top of planes flying just above our heads about every hour. To make things worse, power outages are frequent (very poor neighborhood unfortunately compromised in this regard) and happened in the middle of the night and was still going on when we happily left the next
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PRICE RANGE
$135 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanPuerto RicoLoiza
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarpon's Nest Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tarpon's Nest Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Luquillo Beach (4.3 miles), Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (3.2 miles), and Archery Tag San Juan (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarpon's Nest Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Tarpon's Nest Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tarpon's Nest Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tarpon's Nest Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cilantro Mexican Grill & Cantina, Pizzeria Trattoria Italiana, and El Parilla.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tarpon's Nest Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarpon's Nest Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz (2.8 miles), Parroquia Del Espiritu Santo Y San Patricio (0.9 miles), and Parque Historico Cueva Maria de la Cruz (1.2 miles).
Is Tarpon's Nest Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.