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“Nice apart-hotel but no entertainment”

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Parador Villa Antonio
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Rincon
Guttenberg, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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“Nice apart-hotel but no entertainment”
Reviewed July 27, 2004

Just got back from a weekend at Parador Villa Antonio. It's a beachfront apart-hotel that caters to families. They have a small pool, tennis court, and children's playground. There is no bar, restaurant, nor entertainment. However, you'll find restaurants, supermarkets, and liquor stores on the main road. Some are walking distance, others are not. If you're looking for nightlife, this is not the place to stay. The two hotels next door may be a better choice. Villa Cofresi (family oriented too) has a beachfront bar, pool tables and arcade; Rincon of the Seas (more upscale) has a pool bar, arcade and wine bar/lounge. You do not have to be a guest to go to either. However, they will not let you use their pool. If I were to return, I'd stay at Rincon of the Seas. They have a swim-up bar, restaurants (great breakfast buffet), and it just makes me feel like I'm really on vacation. Also note, you need a car to get to the bars outside of the area. The roads are narrow so be careful.

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Reviewed February 2, 2004

After a terrible bout with Winter in New England, Rincon was the perfect escape for my boyfriend and I in Jan '4. We stayed at the Parador for two reasons- cost and proximity to the beach. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the guests and staff. The apartment-style accommodations gave us a sense of freedom and flexibility when it came to meals and relaxing indoors.

The beach is literally on the property and although small, it is quiet and perfect for sun-bathing and gentle wave-riding. There is an excellent taco stand across the street with an adjoining liquor store- stock up on Bacardi, it is cheap! We made our own drinks and had moon-lit chats on the beach...very romantic.

Make sure you catch the sun-set on the deck at the Parador; BYOB and snacks to share- you'll get to know the other guests.

The grocery store is less than half mile away and the prices are extremely reasonable. It helps save on breakfast and snack items. The Guest Services at the Parador will procure fresh fish for you, should you want to make dinner. They are very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and how to maximize the fun of your stay.

Highly recommend staying in Rincon, no matter what. A great beach town, very laid back and very beautiful.

Other places to check out: The Spot bar and restaurant. Also, www.iloverinconpr.com for other reviews & places to go. HAVE FUN!!

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Reviewed June 5, 2003

We just returned from a two week vacation in Puerto Rico and spent the first 5 days at the Parador Villa Antonio in Rincon. The parador has a great location -- very close to the center of town, restaurants, shopping, and of course the surfing beaches. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the daily maid service was flexible about working around our schedule. We stayed in the two bedroom beachfront villa for $145 per night -- a good value for Rincon, which can be a bit pricey. The furnishings were a little worn around the edges, but the rooms were clean and quiet, and the A/C and everything else worked OK. The mosquitoes were a bit of a problem, but you quickly learned to keep the screen door shut. The kitchenette included a full-size refrigerator, stove, pots, pans and utensils; we bought food at the local supermarket and made our own breakfast and lunch every day which saved us money. The beach in front of the parador was kept clean and was great for walking; the ocean sunsets were magnificent. The pool was a bit small, but it was always clean and usually not crowded. There are two tennis courts, at least one of which was always available. The parador does not have a restaurant, but there are quite a few good restaurants within walking distance or a short drive. The hotel next door has a great beachfront bar. The surfing beaches are only 5 to 10 minutes away by car; we found the best waves at Maria's Beach and Domes. We were among just a few US mainland tourists staying at the parador; the majority of its customers appeared to be well-to-do Puerto Rican families from San Juan or elsewhere around the island. We found Rincon and the Parador Villa Antonio to be very relaxing and enjoyable, and we would certainly go back there again.

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Property: Parador Villa Antonio
Address: Road 115, Km 12.3, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Rincon
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Rincon
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Parador Villa Antonio 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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