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Location, Rooms, Beach Access Fee for parking, lots of extra charges, minimal beach activities
The location is ideal. Ocean front with 3 beautiful pools. The property is expansive, clean and well kept. Information is lacking regarding pools, restaurants, shuttles and fees. A simple map of the 500 acres wasn't available when I inquired
Found myself constantly asking the housekeeping staff to leave face cloths in room...or they wouldn't leave shampoo and soap....Not happy that restaurants are not always open for dinner...had the problem at one the restaurants...not enough offering in the category of restaurants...Very expensive to get to and from the property to visit other surrounding locations without having to rent a car...Needless to say I won't be coming back.
The entire resort is clean and well maintained!!! We will definitely go back! Not much privacy on the balcony. Over looking busy and noisy pool area.
the view of the ocean from the room, the food in all the restaurants was excellent , felt very welcomed . everyone was very happy to please us.
Is a good hotel if you rent a car to move around It Is very clean and quiet I did not like the gym as I travel solo and needed fhe gym for mornings The gym is super small and located in a ackward room next to the spa. Would help if they moved that up and have you workout viewing the water. Lots of people used the gym while I was there so it needs improvement. The beach was always with waves. The water was not blue but more green. If you walk too far towards east you hit the river and the small mosquitos called "mimes" will eat you up. Restaurants were good but pricey. No cash acceptance so need credit card for all and the bank fees are high if you withdraw money in PR for any Chase person. Overall is a nice property hotel but not for singles unless you rent a car and move around.
The beds were great, clean and perfectly firm. Pool was very nice. We liked that they provided chairs and towels on the beach even though it wasn't beachfront. The free happy hour is a huge plus. There was a good amount of mold on the tile in the tub- I like to take baths when in hotels because I don't have a tub at home, so this was kind of gross. It is very loud from people in the atrium area as well as the loud music they play in the pool. I still slept pretty well since the beds are far away from the door closest to the atrium. Overall good value for the money. I wish there were microwaves in the room since a grocery store is nearby.
Everything in this hotel is nice, Happy hour!! Just few blocks away from Ocean park beach. The only thing I didn't like is the parking fees ..
This hotel was clean and had a lot to offer for the price! Although not located on the beach it was only a 4 min walk and worth the scenic route! The breakfast and the free happy hour made the trip!
Clean comfy and friendly I can't think of anything I like it
The pool was great but unfortunately no access to jacuzzi at night. Within walking distance to a nice beach. Service was extremely slow. Had to wait an hour for a tiny pizza at the pool area and it took us 45 mins to check out due to very slow service and not enough staff on a busy Sunday morning. Lastly, we ordered glasses to our room that never came and there was a dirty towel in the bathroom when we checked in.
I guess the Outback at this location was a plus. Check in process. 2 workers working the front desk. One with her head down, another talking to another person on in maintenance. No feeling of being welcome at this property. Hotel room had cracked tile, mold and black spots in the tub in the bathroom. Also asked for a wine opener to enjoy a bottle of wine in our room. The bartender didn't have a wine opener!
Nice pool, though not for lap swimming. The jacuzzi was nice and hot, though it could use more jets. We enjoyed the Happy Hour with free beverages. The "free appetizers" are just taco chips and popcorn. The free breakfast is alright - get there early if you don't want to wait in a long line. Includes greek yogurt, fresh fruit, as well as hot foods. The hotel is a short walk from a beautiful beach, where the guest is supplied with free chairs and towels. Umbrellas may be available for those who arrive early. There are some great nearby restaurants, Metropol is one. "Old Town" is 6 miles away. Nice, but don't get stuck in all the gift shops unless you really enjoy that kind of thing. The WiFi is useless. There is loud music playing often, which can be heard in any room, as all rooms surround an atrium.
Spa. And service The beach cafeteria takes too long and always gets the order wrong
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Facility was clean. Access to the ocean easy. Landscaping is mature and nice. This resort is confused. It has high end and empty jewellery stores but a down market casino and resultant clientele. The hotel has only one pool which doesn't function as a central location. The hotel itself has no atmosphere. Feels very loud and downmarket inside. The prices for food etc are extortionate. The hotel is located literally alongside the airport runway, so planes take off all day and evening beside you. Deafening noise on the beach. The beach is sketchy, not cleaned each morning. Bed service is managed by guys in a truck which spews exhaust over you and adds more noise. The beach isn't big enough to need that. Clientele smoke and in in case smoke weed on the beach so it blows all over you. Other clientele - the casino types - drink heavily in the beach and get loud etc. then there are the cell phone junkies talking loudly about their dreary lives at the top of their voices. Time to zone the beach.
Friendly staff. Nickle & Dimed. Pre-arranged amenaties, spa services and payment. All was lost somewhere between the concierge and front desk; so had to change plans and credit card.
Good location and facilities, not a big Hotel, everything was easily accessible. Remodeling job in progress above the first room they gave us, the noise was disturbing, room was outdated. The second room they gave us, after our complaint was on a higher floor and recently updated. Why not gave a clean, updated and silent room on first instance?
Restaurants on the beach had great views and delicious food. Hotel was very clean. You get charged for every little thing.
Staff was very nice and place was beautiful restaurants were very good We had a lot of problems with ac first night
Beautiful hotel right on the water. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Airport was very close and you could hear the planes at times. The food at the hotel restaurants was over priced at night. I wish the pool side restaurant was open all day.
The beach area and nightlife N/a
The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Our first room smelled strongly of mold, had a noisy bathroom fan that had to be on to have light, a shower with absolutely no water pressure (because I think the water was going into the wall, hence the mold) and an air conditioner that wouldn't cycle so we had to just turn it off for the room to warm above 65 degrees. After discussing with the front desk, they moved us to a room in a better location that didn't smell of mold, had decent water pressure in the shower, but it's air conditioner had the same issue. The room didn't feel clean but we made the most of it because we had to. The property's foliage is all old and sparse, just sort of pathetic. We were at this property in 2011 and thought highly of that experience. It's gone downhill. I've heard that if you have "red level" that it's a different experience. We didn't have that opportunity because we purchased last minute through kayak.
Hotel staff was very friendly and cpmpetent Restaurant prices were very expensive. Patio furniture needs to be replaced.
View and pool Horrible service, poor food
Hotel facilities are great. Especially pool is great. You can spend a whole day. It is also very close to El Yunke and Biobay activities. You should not expect foods in the hotel restaurants. It was actually awful. Also the hotel staff are not accustomed to booking.com system yet and they actually charged my credit card twice ! I called them to cancel one of them afterwards but they made me wait for half an hour over the phone and their reaction was so slow..
The hotel is beautiful but I was treated very bad by two of their seller, as soon as she realized that I was not interested in to buy their package of vacations for the next 50 years!!, she went so angry with me and almost told me that I was a poor guy and this was not for everybody. We were a honeymoon couple and Im still amazed of their lack of professionalism. I sent an email to the direction of Sol melia and currently waiting for what they have to officialy say to me about this matter. Yes, they sell packages of vacations, like some special membership, for the next 50 years or so, they offer you something to go and listen but if you dont buy they went so angry and unprofessional, at least this was my experience.
This place is paradise. Not enough snack or lunch options.
Mi experiencia no fue buena. Nos dieron un habitacion que olia a humedad, pedimos cambiar la habitación el personal no fue muy amable. Nunca tuvimos agua caliente durante la estadia, los muebles estaban sucios. En fin la habitación fue un desastre.
Everything, from the villas to the enormous pool, the long serene beach, the extreme privacy, well manicured property, wonderful staff and luxurious settings. The pool bar and beach bar attendants were terrible. Stood at the pool bar looking to order drinks and literally not even acknowledged we were there ...walked to beach bar hoping to get better service. Nope same thing, he didn't even look at us.. Walked away empty handed two times.
Beautiful private beach, big pool, huge property (5 kms to get to the hotel from the main road), reasonable priced They only have a couple of golf carts that take you to your room. Staff can be rude sometimes. Bottled water only for the first night.
The Gran Melia PR was absolutely amazing. The room was beautiful and the service was nothing short of amazing. I would highly recommend staying here on a visit to Puerto Rico.
Location great. Staff very helpful. Mist bar too windy. Hotel looks terrible during day but hides it all at night with darkness and blue lights. Gym is worst I have ever experienced. It is empty of equipment and miniature. Pool is overly small. I have been all over the world and this was the worst value for my money ever. This is truly worth $150 per night max.
This place is great. Clean comfortable room with WiFi. The staff is very nice and helpful. There are two restaurants on site - one is on the rooftop with a pool. If you want to journey out for food, there a two bar/restaurants just down the street that are very friendly. The location is not on a main road, so there is no hustle an bustle in front of the hotel. Towels and chairs are supplied on it's beach front location. I have been here twice and am definitely coming back again.
Nice chick place. Rooms are good, only mattress under you might report its excessive mileage it loud fashion. Otherwise nice stay. good roof top bar and restaurant food is great.
Location is pretty good -- right across from the sea, and in the middle of Isla Verde. Looks like an poor old building with a little jazzed up lighting to make it "hip" -- and charge the extra $$$. For some reason staff seemed bored and unfriendly (in total contrast to other good hotels in SJ -- like El Convento, and the Vanderbilt).
The location and view The extreme lack of cleanliness. The food was deplorable as well.
Quiet, even next to the elevator. Friendly staff. Value. 15$ for valet parking, no choice.
Convenient location, helpful staff, and good wifi. Shower temperature was nearly impossible to control, shower head flow poor. Room was tiled rather than carpeted.
The staff made the experience even better! Everyone was super nice, but Dani, the bartender that works the rooftop bar, made me want to plan another trip there. He was super attentive and even brought us drinks while we were lounging by the pool! I never had to repeat what I had ordered with him. I could also see that he remembered what everyone else ordered as wel. So if you wanted a refill, he already knew what your drink of choice was! Super amazing personality!
Friendly staff Waterfall in elevators Biting sand fleas on beach Not oceanfront...Road separates hotel from beach Creepy drowned woman photo on bedroom ceiling Loud sounds from rooftop bar radiate into room Small bathroom Hard mattress
Love the accommodation,cleaning,staff was great Not family hotel,there's nothing for kids even teenager It's very expensive,we pay $21.00 dollar just for a bottle of water and a banana smoothie by the pool
The location was great No microwave for guest to use
great location. great restaurants. clean rooms! Staff was very attentive. Pool side bars had very slow service.
Very comfortable and relaxing rooms . And there is plenty to do and very close to airport .
the atmosphere and the nightclub,
Beach area is beautiful There are plenty of pool options Lots of eating options on the grounds (all are pricey such as $25 for a burger, fries, and a Coke) Our room wasn't ready even though it was after 3:00pm, so we got a $50 hotel credit! Near an area with good food options like US chains, US fast food, Puerto Rican/Dominican foods, bakeries, pizza, and burgers. It felt like overall they need to update the grounds They are charging you based on what the hotel used to be in it's glory days, not what it currently is. Mini fridge kept popping open/didn't cool drinks that well. You need to get to the pool area by 10:00 to get a bed or chair with un umbrella.
The staff very nice!! Great music entertainment. Great restaurants and shops. The casino was very nice too. Food. Needs more authentic Puerto Rican food. ;)
The central Areas inside the hotel were chic and clean. The outside areas around the pool were not cared for. There was trash laying around that the staff would walk by... it rained part of the time we were there and instead of removing the chair cushons or even flipping them on their side they simply let the cushons gather rain water on them... when the rain stopped, they would simply throw the towels on the chairs over a puddle of water. The room was just okay. They charge ridiculous prices for everything!
Ballroom, Restaurant Meat Market and La picolla Fontana, Lobby music, casino A/C of the room was good Housekeeping staff were always talking on the corridors in the floor and with there cellphones on with loud music. Curtains of the room were broken Space of bathroom is too small and uncomfortable I tried to call from the room phone to housekeeping and nobody answer it. Floor of the room was not clean after housekepping The A/C of the lobby was too warm
Beautiful older resort close to Resturants Way over priced. Payed 400 total for room for one night and had to pay 50$ to use the pool and beach area. I would never stay at this hotel again.
the booking was mixed up from the time of inception i had to call booking .com because el san jaun did not have my reservation the hotel checked us out of our room on august 2nd instead of august 3rd like reserved and the room rate was very high with a view of brick walls the pool was shut down from august 2-4 i'm notpleased with the whole experience
The front desk staff upon check-in was very welcoming, helpful and informative. I love that the physical integrity of the lobby has not been changed (yet). The entertainment (Calma Carmona) on Thursday night at the lounge was amazingly talented! Hilton recently purchased the property and are in the process of a $60-million renovation project. The soft opening was February 5, 2017 -- two weeks prior to our stay. According to the staff we spoke with there are currently only 50 rooms completed and available for rental. This became obvious when the hammering and drilling started at 7:30AM! Sleeping-in while on vacation was impossible. The casino in the lobby has been removed! This use to be a huge draw and great source of entertainment. Evidently there is no plan to replace it. The non-authentic food by the pool was less than mediocre. Although there were only 50 rooms available for rental there weren't enough chairs by the main pool with the swim-up bar to accommodate the guests. What will happen when they are at full capacity? The construction dust near the second pool made it difficult to relax and breathe.
The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The estate is gorgeous and includes beautiful pools and a fantastic 2 mile beach. The service at the pool was a bit slow and needs to be improved. The room service menu was somewhat limited and should include a few more options. However, overall this is a place I'd visit again.
We enjoyed 5 nights in this lovely hotel. Everything that you read about the prices is true. The food is very expensive and not really exceptional, but good. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The beach is really private and great for long walks. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is really secluded, so having a car is helpful.
The professionalism is A+++++. We missed our flight and the staff did everything possible to accommodate us back to the hotel. We were so happy and thankful for their services. None
I've had a pleasant stay on many occasions except this time. I stayed in 2 rooms and had to ask for the linen to be changed in both. Hair was found in the blanket on both beds! Gross!! Once is an oversight, twice is an issue.
It was clean, in order and as expected. Very inexpensive and welcoming. The bathroom is small, but what else does one need. Not much else is neededZ if you want a large bathroom, this isn't the place for you. If you are okay with what a human needs, it's perfect.
The Wine and Tapas Bar was short handed. During special events the Bar needs two peop l e to staff. The food was very good but the distance from kitchen is a problem. Better communications needed.
The staff was hands down some of the best i have ever dealt with. Location was good, within walking distance from the beach, plenty of places to eat at the hotel and in the surrounding area. You have to pay for parking no matter if you are a guest of the hotel, which is very ridiculous. The floor needed to be vacuumed and the shower was dirty.
Good location across from the beach, near the airport, and close to attractions and shopping. Comfortable room. Beautiful Lobby The pizza restaurant on site is awesome. The girl that works there was super nice! Nice bar I lobby A few of the front desk staff need customer service training. 1 was just plain rude! Confusion over my 2nd day reservation on their end but I had to physically go down to the lobby and show them my confirmation. 5 minutes later I get a call from another person asking if I needed a late check out. What?!?! I literally just showed you my confirmation for TWO nights. There is a nice large pool but only 8 loungers and 2 tables. Our group of 3 and another couple had to lay or sit on our towels on the concrete. Lack of lightning in the room, but it's a boutique hotel so I guess that's expected. Charge at check out was $40 more than what was quoted when I booked.
THE WHOLE ROOM WAS VERY NICE EMPLOYEE WERE VERY HELFUL IN TAKING CARE OF US TO MAKE OUR STAY WOUNDERFUL THE RACKET COMING FROM THE OTHER ROOM WAS SLOVED BY THE EMPOYEE WORKING THAT NIGHT THANK YOU DOREEN SOMNER
Updated facilities Good reliable wi-fi Beach across the street Plenty of restaurants in the area Friendly and helpful staff Bus right in front of hotel
This place is wonderful. The neighborhood is fun, the beach is close, and the hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful. the business is family owned and operated and it shows. Skip the big chain hotels and stay here; you won't regret it. Ventilation fans in the bathrooms would be a welcome addition.
The rooms were good, clean and were what we needed after a day of traveling or on the beach! Needs better WIFI access, other than that all was good.
Value price Proximity to airport and beach That San Juan allows burning of rubber tires close to beach and airport. On landing it looked like an airport fire and filled the air with accrid smoke upon arrival. The pool of our hotel, our rental car and I'm sure everywhere in San Juan was covered in tire ash the next day so nothing was usable. It didn't affect our travel plans but something to note when booking a hotel in San Juan as they seem to do this all the time.
The building is gorgeous. Spanish style authentic feeling villa with some personality. Fairly short walk to the beach for a reasonable room price. Airport a bit too close. Also, I'm pretty sure the room I stayed in had bedbugs, but that problem seems to plague a number of area hotels.
Horrible hotel not worth the 100 bucks Everything
Friendly staff, great location.
Location; value; friendly staff; bar/restaurant; views; music/atmosphere; gardens; wifi;safe in the room and huge closet; air conditioning worked very well breakfast included; parking free and available; staff helped me check-in for flight and print boarding passes; airport nearby. Incredible bargain amongst expensive Isla Verde hotels with an excellent reasonably priced restaurant and bar with spectacular view Bed against the side wall, so one of you must climb in and out of the bed; couldn't get much hot water in the shower
Location No extra parking for guest and they only had valet parking for an extra charge. Very small parking area.
Friendly staff, and clean comfortable rooms At check in, I was told kitchen was open until 10pm. Upon arrival to the restaurant at 9:20pm, I was told the kitchen was closed.
unique hotel compare to the other resort type of hotel nearby. Good design, very good choice of furniture. Love the bar at the beach
The enviroment in front of the beach tthe ambiance at Night make your stay so comfortable and Peaceful small place but great location! Nice Rooms and nice food at cafelaplage rest.
Nice and helpful staff. Don't fall for the pictures - they are from the bar attached to the hotel. The rooms are tiny, dirty, poorly furnished and full of mosquitoes. Very disturbing and uncomfortable indeed. The shower is disgusting. Breakfast is not included although the site says it is. Wireless internet only gets signal in the lobby and there is no telephone inside the rooms, guests need to use the reception's. The staff is very nice and friendly, but that does not make up for such a poor experience. Not to be recommended.
Couches on the beach. 20 steps from the beach. Outdoor bar overpriced outdoor bar, broken bed, shower without water pressure, small room, weird windows, AC broken, no ice machine, glad it was a deal and not full price
only beach yes!!!rooms are horible,linen wasn't change no once!for money we paid we can stay in hotel 5stars:((
Being by the beach. I did not like the Techno "BOOM BOOM BOOM" until after 3 am. When I went to complain at the front desk at 2:30 am there was a whopping 3 people in the bar/restaurant. Need to sound proof the rooms. Migraine in the morning. Not relaxing at all.