This review is long overdue. We traveled two of the islands within Puerto Rico and The Malecon House on Vieques was our first stay. We wished later it had been our final stay and last stop because we were naive in thinking all places would be to this standard. Sadly for us that was not our experience. The Malecon House totally spoiled us!
I can't imagine having anyone more helpful than Marsha and Robin. We were in contact prior to our trip and Robin called us when we landed (later than original time), stayed up late for us and helped us check in, etc. Both Robin and Marsha were so helpful in all aspects of our travels. I love hearing all their experiences of their own travels. They make running a business (that is hugely busy and must be tiring) look so easy and relaxing.
The Malecon House was top notch when it came to accommodations. They run a tight ship there and are very detail oriented. When we booked our trip they didn't have a room available for our entire stay (we were last minute in planning our trip). They asked if we minded moving rooms and we certainly didn't mind at all. We actually enjoyed it as we got stay in three different rooms! All of which were completely amazing. I appreciated how nice and high end all the towels and sheets were and how clean the rooms were and how spacious the rooms were. I realized I must have taken it for granted after staying at other places while in Puerto Rico.
Every morning there was an amazing spread of breakfast items (muffins, breads, cereal, fresh fruit, coffee and tea). This was perfect for us as we're light eaters and would never eat a heavy meal, especially first thing in the morning to start our adventurous day. There is a great little patio to sit while you enjoy your morning breakfast and coffee.
They also have a resident dog which I really appreciated as I was missing mine while on vacation. They have so many items to use while you are there that are needed. They have beach chairs (some with little coolers already attached), games to take to the beach, other larger coolers and kid items. Their location is so central you can walk to all the restaurants. Again, I had no idea this was the exception and not the rule. They are so generous and thoughtful at the Malecon House!
Then there is the boutique! Oh my! Can this place get ANY better? I didn't find a place on either island that has items such as these. I am not a big shopper but it was a little slice of heaven! Marsha has the most amazing taste on every level. She is also your live model in that she wears the clothing and shoes from her boutique and looks adorable every single day. I bought a couple of dresses and a pair of thong sandals. I get so many compliments every time I wear them. The prices are very reasonable and the quality is good as well. I wanted many other items in her shop but that only meant toting them back home. My advice to the ladies is pack light and stock up while you're there!
I would HIGHLY recommend the Malecon House to any traveler. This by far is one of our favorite vacation accommodations on every level.
Thanks Marsha and Robin for all you do to make travelers and vacationers feel so welcome and at home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The recipient of TripAdvisor's 2015 Excellence Hall of Fame Award, Malecon House is a 13-room inn situated on the Malecon, a fun, picturesque Caribbean seaside boardwalk in the charming village of Esperanza, Vieques, Puerto Rico. Stroll to interesting beach bars, a variety of restaurants, boutiques and exciting island-style activities. Close by, enjoy fine dining, upscale shopping, funky exotic nightlife, exhilarating ocean sports and beaches of unmatched natural beauty. Or enjoy peaceful seaside relaxation in the hotel’s beautiful gardens and oasis pool. The bioluminescent bay tours pick up right down the street where you can also rent snorkel gear, kayaks and jet skis. Free onsite parking though a car is not essential. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast on our sea view terrace where you can savor Puerto Rican coffee, tea, cereal, fresh fruit and homemade muffins. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malecon House Hotel Isla De Vieques