It's obvious that a lot of work has gone into this property - Dawn and Josue are doing the best they can to manage Casa Libre as well as their hostel up the road.
We stayed for three nights in November 2013 and were the only guests at that time. We originally booked the Purple Room but due to faulty A/C were placed in one of the lower level rooms. No big deal, but I soon found out that the wi-fi didn't have the strength to reach the lower level bedroom we stayed in. Not a huge deal, but the room didn't have TV either so options were limited what to do in the evening.
The room itself was in great condition. Good bed comfort, fridge, strong A/C. My only complaint here was that we had to empty our own trash and ask for toilet paper during our stay. Yes, for $100 a night, it's a great value, but I still felt that with no other guests, these simple things should have been done.
Breakfast was always excellent and Dawn took care to make sure there was something for both of us too eat that we liked. Also, great recommendations on things to do in the area and the owners are hooked up to nearby tour guides if you need anything arranged.
The area is a great home base for the eastern part of the island and there are a few quality restaurants nearby in walking distance.
My biggest complaint was that the photos advertised on the website don't currently reflect the actual condition of some areas of the property. This applies mostly to the outdoor tables, chairs, pool, etc. Perhaps more care is taken during high season but I felt a bit cheated when I compared the photos to what was available to us.
This is a good choice in the area and I do recommend it. With that said, I think there is potential for this place to be improved a bit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Libre is located in Playa Hucares, Naguabo - a quaint fishing village on the South Eastern Coast of Puerto Rico. Situated one block from the water, visitors can walk to the waterfront boardwalk or take in the view while dipping in the pool. Great destination for travelers seeking the attractions of the East, including El Yunque, Luquillo Beach & Bio-Luminescent Bay of Fajardo. Guests enjoy comfortable rooms, familiar atmosphere, great hospitality & hearty breakfasts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Libre Puerto Rico Hotel Naguabo
- Casa Libre Puerto Rico Naguabo