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Villa Herencia
Ranked #4 of 30 San Juan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We just got back from five days in San Juan and really loved this hotel. It is located within walking distance of everything in Old San Juan (near the cathedral), which couldn't have been more convenient. The property is beautifully decorated and landscaped, and has a mediterranean feel to it. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms, but did not lack for space. Decorated with antiques and canopy style mosquito netting, it had a very romantic feel to it. The room was taller than it was wide, making it feel like we were staying in a castle. Great for couples.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of an island hopping holiday.

We were in room H7 which had a huge king size bed, double rain shower and was generally very spacious. One of the best things is that the villa is so so quiet and we all had a brilliant night's sleep.

The villa is very centrally located in Old San Juan right near the Cathedral. We could hear the choir singing when sunbathing on the epic roof terrace (see picture). It was Easter weekend so lots of services. If we had more time here I would have been on the roof terrace every day! It's beautiful at night, perfect to enjoy a glass of wine.

My only nit picks were that the shower pressure is very low and the breakfast very simple. Boiled eggs are the only hot option. I would have liked a bit nore choice as I'm not a fan of granola, cereals etc. You do have access to complimentary tea, coffee and water throughout the day which is a nice touch.

The service here is excellent and I know my husband had to move the booking around a lot due to our plans. Nothing is too much trouble and you are made to feel welcome. They Ipad type monitors in the rooms are great as you can request anything at the click of a button. My friend had a power cut in her room and it was dealt with quickly.

A note to travellers, if you are coming to Puerto Rico for luxury and want all the mod cons of a resort, this place is not for you. You will need to stay in a big hotel in Condado or Isla Verde. However, if you want unique accommodation in the cultural part of San Juan, I would recommend the Villa Herencia.

Would 100% visit again.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank you very much for this excellent review!
This is the reason why the staff strives to give the best every time. Again thank you! This is our best motor to improve every day.

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This little gem provides easy access to everything in Old San Juan. Walk to and from the best restaurants and nightlife. When you've had enough, villa Herencia is the perfect quiet sanctuary. Best sleep we've had in ages! John was awesome in helping us plan activities and offer recommendations. Complimentary breakfast was a nice and delicious surprise. We can't wait to return.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The hotel is a very well restored and decorated Spanish colonial house with two levels. There are only 8 rooms but you will feel as if you where in other epoch. The service is excellent and friendly, the hotel is very private, and seldom saw other guests and the hotel was full. They have a good, simple breakfast and has all the amenities like WiFi,etc. The rooms were very clean, dreamy decorated and comfortable. Beautiful vintage furniture. The bath is ample, nice shower and everything worked fine. The TV has limited cable channels and was somewhat small, but who cares. The second level terrace is beautiful and a good area for reading or lounging. There is no restaurant nor bar at the restaurant, but at walking distance you have everything since you are in the heart of the walkable city of old San Juan. Right next to the grand hotel El Convento and next to the cathedral. The hotel has no parking, you have to use the public alternatives nearby which are cheap. The rates are perfect, and for a weekend escapade it has no match. Great for couples or solo. Not recommended for kids or big families.

Room Tip: second level rooms are the suites. the lower rooms vary in size.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stayed at Villa Herencia for four nights of our week-long vacation in Puerto Rico, and we loved it. It is well situated for walking around Old San Juan, the hotel is a lovely example of Spanish Colonial Architecture, cozy and charming. Beautiful rooftop patio, comfortable beds, a nice breakfast and friendly, accommodating staff round off a perfect city experience. Special thanks to Chris, who was always ready to help with any request, friendly conversation and recommendations for meals and activities.

Stayed: March 2017
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Additional Information about Villa Herencia

Address: 23 Caleta de Las Monjas, San Juan 00901-1575, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan
Price Range: $207 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Herencia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful boutique hotel in the middle of Old San Juan! Located just steps away from shops, restaurants and historical monuments in the city. Our hotel is filled with charm and history. Our beautiful rooms showcase antique Spanish and French furniture as well as true Spanish architecture. At our hotel, you will receive personalized service during your stay. Our primary goal is for you to enjoy what our city hast to offer and provide you with the best accommodations and information that there is to offer in Old San Juan! We hope you choose us as your place to stay in Old San Juan! ... more   less 
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