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Casa de Tortuga
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great little guesthouse! It is within walking distance to the Malecon, but much more quiet than the places right on the Malecon (if you don't count the noise from roosters!) I loved all of the fruit trees on the property, and the cute dogs and cats roaming around. The pool was clean and refreshing and the room had everything we needed for our 2 night stay, including a kitchenette with a sink, fridge, microwave and table. Free wi-fi is also available in the sitting area by the office. John and Marilyn were very friendly and helpful hosts. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stayed for a few days and enjoyed EVERY day!!! Had some great conversations with John and Marilyn. The room was very comfortable,clean and affordable. A nice quiet retreat (away from the noise on the Malecon) but the restaurants and rum bars are all within a short walk so no need to drive if you don't want to. Would recommend Casa de Tortuga to anyone who is visiting Vieques.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed there for a few days in June. John and Marilyn were friendly, helpful hosts and great to talk to about Vieques. Casa Tortuga is so convenient to the Malecon and all the restaurants, it made it really easy. Accommodations and pool were immaculate. Great price for the quality and service. Look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just up from the Malecon, it's close to the restaurants but less busy. Agree with the other reviewers about the location, cleanliness, convenience of the mercado and panateria around the corner. Enjoyed having a dip in the pool each evening. The air con wasn't able to keep our upper level room cool despite leaving it on 61 degrees for hours.

Marilyn and John were a great help re kayak and snorkel rentals and bio bay tours. They also supply beach towels and small coolers on request. The rooster next door is definitely exuberant in the morning so consider ear plugs.

A bonus is the resident iguana.

I'd definitely stay here again. At $85 a night it's the best value we found on our 6 day trip to Puerto Rico (2 days in Vieques).

Room Tip: Upper level rooms are warmer and the air con can't keep up.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

After looking for several places to stay I was able to get a very friendly & helpful person at Casa Tortuga. Marilyn was very informative & being able to accommodate our family for one day trip. Unfortunately a tropical storm attempted to hit Puerto Rico & after 5 hours waiting for the ferry we couldn't make it to Vieques. I called Casa Tortuga & spoke to John who was also very helpful & understanding about our situation. He promised to call back within 24 to 48hrs to let me know if they could refund our money. He did call back within time promised & refunded money to us.

I was very pleased from day 1 with Casa Tortuga customer service & my family will definitely stay there in our next vacation in Puerto Rico. This time we are planning to stay more days as we are confident in Casa Tortuga hospitality. I will recommend it to everybody!!

Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Casa de Tortuga was a nice place to stay while visitng Vieques. It is 2 mins. away from the Malecon. Around the corner from Casa de Tortuga, you will find a small establishment which sells fresh bread and coffee in the morning. In the evenings, it sells pizza. Two doors from Casa de Toruga, there is a little market. There are a few of these establishments around the neighborhood; some are better priced. I preferred the one on the intersection of 996 & 997 which is less than 5 mins away by car. But if you dont mind the drive, you are better off going to the main one in Isabel Segunda for it has a large selections of products and the prices are the best in town.
The hosts, John and Marilyn were wihout a doubt, fantastic. They provided their mobile # if they were away from the premises. They were very helpful and friendly. On our first day, they gave us a map and gave us a run down on the places we needed to visit.
The sitting area in our room was quite small. Not much sitting room. We had the same sheets for our entire stay, which we could get some maid service.

Room Tip: The rooms on the lower level and closest to the parking area are noisy. Not only are you awaken by...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Casa de Tortuga is in a great location because it is two minutes walk from the Malecón but you don't have to deal with all the noise when you really want to sleep. I'm puertorrican and wanted to visit our little island to celebrate our aniversary. The managers welcomed us, explained everything around, gave us a map. The room is nice and clean as well as the bathroom. My only concern is that the air conditioned of Casita #3 is not enough to get that room cold. I think that because this room is in the last second floor the ceiling is grabbing all that sun heat during the day making it an oven. So the air conditioner would be several hours on before getting it a little bit fresh. Besides that, everything is great. Nice hot water and they gave us beach chairs for our daytrip. I would definetly stay there but will choose Casita #1 or #2 (on the first floor) so I won't have the heat problem...

Room Tip: Casitas #1 or #2 are on the first floor and they will cool off faster than #3 and #4...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa de Tortuga

Address: #6 Calle Hucar | BO Esperanza, 00765, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Isla de Vieques
Price Range: $106 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa de Tortuga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Tortuga is set in the heart of Esperanza, just a half block away from the waters edge and a 5 minute walk to all of the towns restaurants and bars. We have studio, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units, which include either a kitchenette or a full kitchen. The grounds include common areas with barbecue grills, and wonderful pool for cooling off after a day at the beach. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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