Having lived off grid in Hawaii we know all about using rain water, solar, wind and hydro power. Yes the views are great but for the money this place is Spartan. We arrived before sunset and left before sunrise in order to catch the ferry to Culebra. The trip downhill in the dark, to put it mildly was "exciting". The road to and from the hotel is exciting to drive, we were glad we had a rental and not our own vehicle! Don't plan on doing any reading in your room at night as there was only one light bulb in the middle of the tall ceiling which did not produce enough light for any activity. With the bathroom set up in our room it was impossible to take a shower without getting water over most of the bathroom floor. Plugs in the room did not work so to plug anything in (phone, computer, e-reader hair dryer was impossible. There was a charging station downstairs for guests to use, but they were all in use. Our biggest concern about this hotel is the staircase. My husband has been a contractor for 25 years and he has never seen such a poorly designed staircase. The step depth was narrow, irregularly placed and completely unlighted. We were asked to shut the lights off when we were not in the room, but when we left in the dark the only light we had to navigate the stairs was the none too bright room light and our uncharged cell phone. The manager invited us to dinner at an extra charge but we declined since we had eaten shortly before arriving. The windows were open all night since there was not air, which was fine, but the guests talked loudly and smoked which drifted up to our room. The room did have a comfy bed and we enjoyed hearing the coqui frogs and the view outside our room. We are not room snobs and usually do not stay at 4 star hotels, but for the money $130 for the night we expected a light we could use in the bedroom and safe passage down the steps. The stairs are a lawsuit waiting to happen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The main house consists of seven spacious rooms, a dining room with bar, a living room, and a library. All open out onto to the lawn and swimming pool. Relax in peace and quiet while enjoying the sound of the wind in the trees on one of the chaise lounges or swaying in a hammock in this tranquil retreat. Our Hotel has been planned and designed for the enjoyment of individuals with a strong ecological interest and a need for peaceful coexistence with nature. ALL our electricity is solar, the water comes from the rain and a well, and the entire farm is completely organic and always has been! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Hotelito At The Rainforest Experience Farm Puerto Rico/Fajardo