I think you can judge a lot about a hotel’s service by the first encounter at check in. I got a great first impression here with Ruben at the front desk. He was extremely courteous, you could tell he cared about our experience, and overall was what I hope to encounter when I book at the Waldorf Astoria brand.
My fiancé and I have stayed at a lot of other resorts in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean, and the thing we liked most about this one was that it was a slightly different experience to the typical beach resort. Its more like a villiage on a cliff - very expansive with several pools, a good selection of restaurants and shops, and plenty of grounds to explore. If that isn’t enough there is a ferry that makes frequent runs back and forth to the resorts private island with a beautiful beach, activities, a couple of beach bars (about 10 mins on the ferry)
Cons - unless you show up without researching this place none of this should surprise you…
- Its about and hour from San Juan / SJU so if taking taxi's assume upwards of $100 each way
- Pricey (it’s a Waldorf)
- Beach requires some effort to get to (the hotel is on a cliff so of course the beach is not at your feet)
Overall very pleased and we will be back, hopefully for a longer visit next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning oceanfront resort perched atop a cliff, overlooking Caribbean Sea on one side & Atlantic Ocean on the other. Check out the dramatic views, the private island, relaxing spa golf course or the water park - it's all part of this Caribbean paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Fajardo
- Waldorf Astoria Fajardo
- El Conquistador Hotel Puerto Rico
- Conquistador Hotel Puerto Rico
- El Conquistador Puerto Rico
- El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Puerto Rico/Fajardo