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Hotel El Convento

100 Cristo Street, San Juan, PR 00901 Puerto Rico

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Hotel El Convento, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Hotel El Convento - Hotel Reviews from across the web

No title - expert review
Located in the medieval walled city of Old San Juan, the Hotel El Convento is a former Carmelite Convent dating to 1651. The Convent site is a National Historic Landmark. In 1995, the new owners restored the hotel to its original beauty with Spanish features of the original Convent. The hotel, which...

No title - expert review
Carmelite nuns once inhabited this 350-year-old convent, but they never had high-tech gadgets like in-room broadband connections or plasma TVs. The accommodations here beautifully combine the old and the new. All the guest rooms have hand-hewn wood furniture, shuttered windows, and mahogany-beamed c...

No title - expert review
Hamlet’s proclamation to Ophelia, “Get thee to a nunnery.” implies a certain negativity, but Puerto Rico is legions away from Denmark, and if the Bard had the good fortune to find himself on that Caribbean isle today, standing in front of the remarkable edifice of El Convento, he&r...

No title - expert review
Located in the heart of Old San Juan, El Convento, a member of Historic Hotels of America and Small Luxury Hotel's of the World, has set new standards of luxury, comfort and service while preserving the unique character and mystique of the hotel. A former Carmelite convent built three hundred years ...

No title - expert review
Hotel El Convento is a luxury hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico that, for 250 years, served as the home to Carmelite Nuns in the heart of the city. San Juan is a living museum and Hotel El Convento, lovingly restored, has emerged as San Juan's principal hotel. Imposing Spanish architecture blends with ...

No title - expert review
One need not be a student of the Spanish language to surmise that El Convento, in English, means the convent. And it was, in a previous life, a Carmelite convent, established in 1651. Hard times befell the property in the twentieth century, as the convent became a dance hall, a flophouse, and finall...

Charming.with glitches - user review
A charming tropical courtyard and verandah setting in a wonderful location, and genuinely helpful staff make this hotel worth a visit.The cheese and wine every evening provided for guests is a lovely touch, as is the Bose sound system playing classical music when you return to your room after dinner...

Beautiful place where service is a mixed bag - user review
Beautiful inner courtyard containing a fabulous tree that rises to the top of the hotel's five floors. This tree is a highlight, home to a variety of birds, and draped with hanging lights at night for quite a pretty scene. The hotel staff is friendly and mostly helpful, but the restaurant staff is a...

Highly Recommend - user review
Charming hotel in a great location. Staff was very helpful. Highly recommend the Tapas Bar. Room furnishings a little dated bu...

Best hotel experience ever! - user review
El Convento offers the best charm and hospitality of Old San Juan. While we only stayed for one night, it was the most amazing experience of our travels! Rec...

Outstanding hotel with excellent service. Recommend highly, - user review
Everything with the hotel was excellent. Restaurant perhaps the least exciting in terms of quality of food. However, atmosphere and service were great. Will go back. Traveler's tip on getting the most out of your stay.Request the Vand...

In Old San Juan this is the only place to stay - user review
Great hotel, very friendly and responsive staff. This hotel is listed as one of the world's best Small Hotels. If you are looking to experience San Juan you have to be in Old San Juan. Outstanding resturants close and good resturants in the hotel as well. The late afternoon wine reception is a must....

Best hotel in San Juan? - user review
I would absolutely go back to this hotel next time in San Juan. Situated in the old town with lots of great shops and restau...

Very charming and unique hotel - user review
In the heart of old San Juan, the hotel is very nice alternative to chains especially the resorts with casinos. There are lots of interesting places and restaurants within easy walking distance. The hotel has an authentic quality, two nice restaurants and a third floor patio with complementary wine ...

No room service; minimal AC - user review
It's a gorgeous hotel in the most beautiful part of Old San Juan. For that alone, I'm happy to have stayed there once...but only once. Plus: The Room pretty, comfy even if smallish, great A/C only in the room, nice plasma TV and Bose radio. Minuses: Hot hot hot!!! No A/C in common areas. Extreme mug...

Beautiful Old World and Great Location - user review
Lovely and comfortable, very clean, and within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, as well as the fort. Beautiful courtyard restaurant with...

Wonderful would definitely go back - user review
My husband and I stayed here as our last trip before our first baby came. It was very romantic and San Juan is a great place to visit. We ate at the tapas restaurant and found it only so so but there are plenty of great places to eat in old San Juan. We rented a car and found street parking nightly,...

Only Game in Town. - user review
Only Game in Town. Rooms need better cleaning, the Continental breakfast is no more, communication among staff is iffy, but individually they are congenial and make an effort to be helpful. It is the only game in town if you want to stay in Old San Juan, which you should. We can only hope the owners...

San Juan’s Gem - user review
Stayed at El Convento during April and loved the hotel,location and friendly staff. On Good Friday we watched the Easter pageant from the balcony. The complimentary drinks and cheeses on the balcony were a lovely feature. Lots to see and experience in old San Juan and staying at El Convento was a de...

El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan, PR - user review
The courtyard is serene and romantic. There was a wedding in a separate part of the courtyard which did not interrupt my quiet time. The food service is the courtyard is 'I will not intrude on your private time until you are ready'. The room was larger than average in space and comfortable. The bed ...

Convenient to the best of San Juan - user review
The El Convento is a beautiful hotel, most convenient to all we came to see in San Juan. We enjoyed the small pool and hot tub with its nice view of the cathedral and the city at night. Perhaps it was a fluke, but we were suprised to find a half eaten apple and a tube of caulk under the bed I dare s...

Fabulous! - user review
The hotel El Convento was fantastic. They are very friendly and want to make sure that guests are happy and tended to. I would highly recommend this hotel if you're looking for a nice place to stay in o...

Amazing hotel at an amazing location - user review
The hotel is amazing, the service is great, only the directions for food are bad. They sent us to an overprized, below average, Italian restaurant across the street. Go down a few blocks and look for Marmelade. Go up a few blocks and dance salsa all night. Perfect! Traveler's tip on dining.Marmelade...

wonderful setting in old san juan - user review
the hotel was full of charter and extremely comfortable and friendly. the setting was beautiful, with views of oc...

Great hotel! - user review
The only thing I can say that is negative is that the wall lights were out of order 3 of the 4 days we were there, and the channel selection on the TV is poor. Other than that, it is a marvelous hotel. Traveler's tip on dining.Within several blocks of the hotel you can find some fabulous eateries fo...

Good for the right price. - user review
This hotel is in the heart of Old San Juan and for location it cannot be beat. The building is very historic and charming but extremely dark, there are weird gates inside that make you feel locked up in a way. These are located along all of the stairways in the hotel. It is kind of strange that all ...

The Warmest Hotel - user review
This hotel was perfect in every way, I have no complaints. I am a single man under 40 and went to PR for a short vacation. This choice of hotel was the right one. I've stayed in the perfect 5 star sterile hotels before, and this one isn't like that, it's warm and friendly. I enjoyed every single asp...

Can’t wait to go back!! - user review
We loved the hotel, but it was the world class service that really impre...

Very Impressed - user review
We only stayed in the hotel 1 night, we flew in a night early before our cruise, what a beautiful hotel! The service was first class, the room was beautiful, the food was excellent. There is plenty to do around there as well, lots of shopping, lots of restaurants and bars. I wish we had more time th...

A Hearty Recommendation! - user review
We were in Old San Juan for 3 1/2 days, and El Convento earned its star rating. Wonderful location and a staff that had guests comfort in mind. We had registered for a standard room, but when our room wasn't ready an hour after we arrived, we were given the Vanderbuilt Suite what a bonus. The concie...

Treated like king and queen at El Convento - user review
We were very impressed with how nice, courteous, and helpful all the hotel staff was. Everyone went out of their way to help us with suggestions of what to do, where to go, and how to get there. The hotel was beautiful and situated in the heart of Old San Juan walking distance from all the posh rest...

They WILL Steal Your Money! - user review
My friends and I dined at both their tapas bar AND the restaurant (El Bohemio). 2 out of 4 of us were overcharged on our credit card statements from $11 $25. The manager says this has happened several times before but since their receipts match up, you just have to take it up w/ your bank and did NO...

Musty, dusty, fusty - user review
We just returned from a 4 day stay at El Convento during high season (February). We'd been looking forward to the experience, having read the raves. In our opinion, they're selling the sizzle ... but where's the beef No doubt about it, El Convento is unique and its public areas have the wow factor. ...

No title - user review
Lovely hotel well maintained well situated in Old San Juan. Worth staying at if you like history and ar...

Hotel El Convento: Historic Boutique Hotel - user review
Originally built in 1646 as a convent for Catholic nuns, it was renovated and converted into a swank hotel in the 1970's and updated in the '80's. Very much worth a stay for a couple of nights even if you stay somewhere else a little less expensive ...

Hotel El Convento: Sleeping Nuns - user review
under construction Across from the hotel, is valet par...

Best Hotel in San Juan - user review
This convent turned hotel is the only place to stay in Old San Juan to appreciate the history and culture of the island. It's restaraunt, El Picoteo, is excellent, and the...

Great! Would love to go back! - user review
Hotel El Convento was great. The location is great. It's right in the middle of Old San Juan. The staff went out of their way to tend to our needs. Our room was gorgeous and...

Beautiful Hotel - user review
I loved everything about this hotel! If you like a place with the perfect combination of style and charecter this is the place to stay. I've never stayed in a hotel with s...

very good - user review
i liked that there was service every where whereever i turned there was service but not in a bads way this hotle is very fancy and classy which is another reason i liked this h...

Did not like at all - user review
My wife and I stay there after our Cruise for one night thank God it was for one night. We book this with our cruiseline a year before. We check in and was told to come back at ...

Rude people!! - user review
The entire hotel is breathtaking and literally oozes history of the Spanish occupation BUT the people that work in the hotel are actively hostile to Americans. The service was s...

Unique and Wonderful... - user review
El Convento is centrally located in old san juan in the midst of everything -- great restaurants (Parrot Club, Agua Viva, Sophia's, Dragonfly, La Bombonera), galleries, museums, ...

They WILL cheat you! - user review
My friends and I dined at both their tapas bar AND the restaurant (El Bohemio). 2 out of 4 of us were overcharged on our credit card statements from $11-$25. The manager says t...

Exelent hotel but too expensive - user review
Poor and expensive parking area, Expensive restaurant, poor entertainment activities. Cleanliness was perfect and personnel well trained and corteus. A perfect pool and perfect p...

Value Vs Splurging - user review
What we liked was the Old world feel that the cozy boutique style hotel brings. The History of the Convento extends back 3 centuries. Its almost a shame that its a hotel and not a...

its a shame - user review
This place is wonderful .The problem is that is it is overpriced. You take a place like this and actually make it affordable you would have so many more people there each weekend. ...

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