This is a lovely, small and cozy inn. Within the bustle of Old San Juan, it is tucked into a quiet street just shy of the more known El Convento. With all this is being in the center of a great historical area with access to shopping, views, browsing and old sites. The staff are very nice. The breakfast is decent to start the day, but think more "continental" than "full". The difference being in that the fruits are fresh, the coffee was excellent and the whole grains offered were definitely a step above typical "cereal". The bread is homemade and terrific.
The interiors of the rooms are just gorgeous and romantic, the bed was ultra comfy, high end and just a wonderful place to lay your head down at night. The upstairs deck was charming with nice views. The interior courtyard and really the whole place smelled of delicious flowers. You walk in and immediately feel relaxed.
The only reason I have not given this 5 stars is that the room I was in was directly adjacent to the check in area. As the rooms are in an old and antique building, there are open "spaces", slats in the windows and the doors - beautiful..but, in this room, I was woken up at 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. by people arriving, vendors, etc, people getting their day started or night ended. I am a light sleeper, so that was a bit disconcerting. My girlfriend, who was in a room farther down the courtyard heard nothing. She's also a deep sleeper. So, my only feedback would be if you are a light sleeper, want to go to bed early and not be disturbed super early morning or super late at night, that might be a problem. I suspect a set of ear plugs would do the trick. Just be forewarned if in a room close to the entrance. I'm not faulting the hotel or staff, the building is akin to this and one sometimes forgoes every little nuance to gain other things. Just a warning.
Other than the above, this is a superb place, a true sanctuary and highly recommended.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, HotelsClick, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Villa Herencia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Herencia Hotel San Juan