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“Best Hotel in Rincon!!!”
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Casa Islena Inn
Ranked #5 of 19 Rincon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Albany, New York, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Best Hotel in Rincon!!!”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I am so happy the folks at the Rincon Surf School recommended this hotel!! I stayed here for almost two weeks on a planned vacation and it was amazing!

The staff could not have been nicer! They put up with all my pre-trip questions (I had been planning for almost a year) and having never been to Rincon were super helpful.

Upon arrival I expected a little distain for having been so annoying, but I received only hugs. The room was quiet, and we had the pool and ocean right outside our door. It also conveniently right next to "Lots" which is one of the best surf spots in the area especially if you like lefts and double breaks.

We made a lot of new friends, and we stayed in room 101 which is the room in the picture with the three windows with two queen beds. The beds were awesomely comfortable, and the furniture was just perfect for all our unnecessary crap we decided to bring along.

Again the staff was just amazing! SUPER nice, and if anyone I know goes to Rincon I will tell them this is the only place to stay. A gem indeed!!!!!

Thanks RSS for the recommendation!

Room Tip: Get any room on the ocean side!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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CIStaff, Owner at Casa Islena Inn, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for your review of Casa Islena Inn. We love hearing about our guests stay and ask away... We are like proud parents concerning our inn and town, we love to talk about all the wonderful things about them! The folks at Rincon Surf School are great and we enjoy being one of their recommended places to stay.

If you ever want to know how the surf is you can check out the web cam at Surfline! Waves have been amazing the past week! (11/20/13)

We hope you will consider staying with us again on your travels to Rincon!

Wendi Restrepo
Casa Islena Inn
Rincon, PR
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

For us this place is our home in Rincón. Betty, Mara, Julio and Evelia are the best, they complement this beautiful place with their professionalism. The rooms are very cleaned and the beautiful beach view early in the morning or the sunsets are great for a picture. We will come back again, again and again....to this relaxing place.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms are the best, but if they are not available you will enjoy the ocean from all arou...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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CIStaff, Owner at Casa Islena Inn, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Islena Inn. I want to especially thank you for taking the time to recognize our staff. Our staff works very hard to create and warm and relaxing atmosphere. We have passed your review on to them and they were touched to be recognized.

At times I wish there was a review site for us to review our guests. If we had one you and so many of our guests would get 5 stars!

Kindness is always welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks again!

Wendi Restrepo
Casa Islena Inn
Rincon, PR
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Annandale, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We stayed at Casa Islena for 3 days after attending a wedding in San Juan. This small resort is situated right on the beach. There is a nice pool, large enough to actually swim. The premises are very nicely maintained. The two persons at the desk, Mara and Betty, could not have been more helpful.

Room Tip: The rooms on the second floor facing the ocean, 254 and 201, are definitely the nicest, with private...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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CIStaff, Owner at Casa Islena Inn, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for your review of Casa Islena Inn. I have to agree with you concerning the location, it is beautiful. I remember the day my husband and I decided to turn our home into an inn. It has been a pleasure to share is with so many as an inn and hopefully a home away from home for many.
Thank you for recognizing our staff. They enjoy working with our guests to make their stay a memorable one.

Thank you for your kind words and we hope you will visit us again!

Wendi Restrepo
Casa Islena Inn
Rincon, PR
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

My best friend of 25 years and I are in Puerto Rico vacationing for 10 days, we are traveling the island with no specific destination. We found Casa Islena on Google on our third night (it was after 7pm), we called and spoke to Mara, she was a total professional. She guided us there (since we both are directionally challenged) turn by turn through the mountains, very patiently as we found the sign for the 413 and accompanied us on the phone till we arrived. She stayed past her time and was still pleasant and helpful and made us feel welcome and at home. To make it even better we found a very quaint, clean and comfortable place to lay our heads for the night. We then met friendly people staying there. It was quiet and relaxing. The next morning we woke to an amazing beach front view, fresh breakfast, good coffee and more great staff. Our original plan was to leave early and continue on our island journey, but we stayed until noon and enjoyed the pool and the inviting pleasantries of the wonderful Hidden Gem. Thank you we had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Guaynabo,Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed 2 nights,3 days, weekdays. Reception was friendly, courteous, and helpful. We were given a map with route into "downtown" and restaurants and places of interest in area. Our room(102) was close to the beach, in front of the pool. We shared a small balcony area with a nearby room. Very clean, neat with lots of peace and quiet. Breakfast was delicious. The bar is small and cozy. The hotel is a combination of modern facilities with rustic decor, and maintenance is superb! Personnel was friendly and customer oriented. We met and spoke briefly with the owner, Mr. Dario. The sunsets are marvelous. Nothing like nature for a romantic getaway!
A must see is Punta Higuero Lighthouse. In town, visit the Alcaldia, the Plaza, the Church and restaurant Das Alpens, for German cuisine. Don't miss the bakery La Rincoeña for authentic Puertorican cuisine. My husband ate rice with chicken sausage, red beans and "pernil" at an incredible price-$5.00. Yummy!! Very clean and excellent service. Next door is a Mexican restaurant, also very nice.
Almost all restaurants open after 5:00PM.
Definitely we will return during winter season to enjoy whale watching.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms share a large balcony area. These do not face the beach. However there are two ro...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed at CII because some friends had rented a home close by. We did not know what to expect. I tend to prefer 5 star hotels. However, location was excellent, the beach was beautiful. The fact that our room overlooked the pool and beach made the experience memorable. I would definitely go back. The breakfast was decent also, and included with our room rate.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

My husband and I booked surfing lessons at Surf Rincon and they recommended Casa Islena to us. It's a small hotel (originally the owner's house) with 6 rooms. Our second floor room faced the ocean and overlooked the hotel pool, and was fronted by a large veranda with a lounger and chairs. We had a fridge, microwave, TV and AC, although the weather was so perfect we never used the AC and slept with the windows open. The bed was comfortable, we were provided with lots of towels for both the room and beach, plenty of ice, and friendly, warm service at every turn. The shower was big and the water pressure and hot water plentiful. We had excellent food in the hotel which is run by a lovely woman - big bowls of fresh fruit, poached eggs, egg whites for the husband, and always served with a smile. The hotel fronts on one of the surfing spots, and across the parking lot is an amazing yoga studio - open air, all mats and props provided, every day at 9am and 5pm, for $10.

Room Tip: Try to get one that faces the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Islena Inn
Address: Carr. Int. 413 km. 4.8, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Rincon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Rincon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa Islena Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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