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“Near GREAT Beach”
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Hotel Yunque Mar
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Luquillo
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Hotel was clean, but nothing special. Room 203 has a great view of the ocean without paying extra for water front rooms. Provided free WiFi, A/C and clean rooms, breakfast was minimal. The best thing about this place is it's access to Fortuna Beach. With a 20 to 30 minute walk you're on one of the finest beaches in Puerto Rico! It's also within a 10 minute walk to the Loquillo 50 plus side by side kiosk food stalls. We had a great dinner at LaParilla #2.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Yunquemar, Owner at Hotel Yunque Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We enjoyed having you stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back! For future reference, the breakfast is served in standard serving sizes...if you want seconds, all you have to do is ask :-)

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I am still stoned.
Despite a great location and even a nice building (which unfortunately has not been properly taken care of) I must write a negative review for this hotel.
They are really sparing money where they can.
Breakfast is extremely small and has to be paid separately.
Internet works only somehow close to the reception.
And worse of it, they do not keep what they promise.
We stayed there once and had to return for a night some days later.
During the first stay I complained a lot for the breakfast, the internet and the price, which of course did not match what they had promised me on the phone. The complaints did not help much, but we could agree on a half-way solution.
But the surprise was the second time we wanted to stay there.
I had discussed a price on the phone, but as I arrived it was more expensive like the first time.
This time however the person at reception did not want to speak at all: "Either you take it or you leave. I do not care what was told you on the phone.".
To my comment: "This is very rude and not the proper way to treat customers nor do business". The person went crazy jelling at us and threatened to call the police.
We were astonished, but since the person stood up and began waving hands and shouting "Go to hell" we simply said politely goodbye and left.
Freeky... Really.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yunquemar, Owner at Hotel Yunque Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Thank you for your interest in our Hotel Yunque Mar! Hotel YunqueMar invites you on a journey of discovery. Escape to destinations where spectacular landscapes, historical wonders, magnificent beaches and wild adventure promise to create memories for a lifetime. Hotel Yunque Mar offers the convenience of a great location, an economic price for lodging, and the safe integration into the local culture as you visit our home.
Management reserves the right to refuse service or admission. The use of illicit substances on property or other illegal activities that present a risk to our guests and staff is strictly prohibited. Our property works regularly with local law enforcement to protect the interests of our guests and our property.

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is a very nice family owned hotel. It was very clean and right on the beach. What I enjoyed most was being treated like family from the minute Demian welcomed us to the day we left when Suzanne gave us written directions to some sites to visit on our way to Rincon. Edgar, the owner, could not have been nicer to us.
The hotel was a 10 minute walk to the public beach and the kioskos (60 restaurants in one place) that Luquillo is known for. The hotel is a short drive to the El Yunque rainforest. A full breakfast was included with 4 choices on the menu everyday from eggs to blueberry pancakes. The parking lot for the hotel is across the street and there is no extra charge.I hope to return to this little gem in Luquillo very soon.

Room Tip: Many of the rooms have an ocean view. some of the rooms have refrigerators and coffee pots but not a...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We were looking for a place to stay after a day at El Yunque Rainforest, and we prefer the paradores/small inns. So we were pleased to find this one. They emailed me driving directions, and it was no problem to find, even though it's in a small neighborhood with no other commercial business. We were pleased with the off-street private parking, and the location right on the beach. Please note that there is no elevator, so you must carry bags upstairs. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the bathrooms updated. However, we noticed that the walls are very thin.. perhaps the A/C can make up for it? Thankfully, the live music was not playing. In late January we got an especially good price for the room, and enjoyed the hot breakfast, cooked to order. It was a quick drive at night (or 30-minute walk in daytime) to the kiosks where fresh seafood is offered for a meal. Perhaps the best dinner we had during our week in Puerto Rico was at one kiosk--selected at random--the Osso Buco. Because of the location, convenience and cleanliness, I can certainly recommend this guesthouse to those who like small hotels, and aren't too fussy about details.

Room Tip: Don't spend the extra money for ocean view. You can hear the waves crashing from any room, and t...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

This hotel was a nice, generally clean hotel with basic rooms and a great value. There is nice artwork and "touches" throughout the hotel that make it even nicer. The breakfast/pool area is right near the ocean (no immediate beach) and is an enjoyable place to relax. Staff are freindly and accomodating, and we enjoyed our stay. It is a good location in proximity to other things in Luquillo although not a lot going on in the immediate neighborhood. Would stay again!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay. The staff was very helpful. Our room and the overall hotel were clean. We had a nice view from our balcony of the ocean.

Conveniently located with easy access to Luquillo public beach, the food kiosks, and the El Yunque rainforest. Free parking monitored by cameras. The owners just opened a convenience store across the street, which is handy. Not many other lodging options in the Luquillo area, just high end resorts or a couple other local properties.

Good hot breakfast. If they switched to real juices and offered some fruit, it would be perfect.

The pool looks recently redone, but could use some lounge chairs. Some of the staff played billiards outside in the evening, near the pool, with their music too loud. Thankfully, they never played past 10pm.

The neighborhood seems a little strange, with some high end homes as well as rundown properties. We did not experience any problems, though.

We would stay here again based on the good value, cleanliness, and helpful staff.

Room Tip: King bed, sea view room - ask for closer to the ocean on the second floor.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

This hotel was average in the best way possible. Everything seemed clean and comfortable. The location leaves a little to be desired, there is not much to do close to the hotel. The kiosks were nice to walk to for dinner and the rain forest was an easy drive. The staff at Yunque Mar were very accommodating and helpful. It was very nice to have a simple breakfast included with our stay. This is a decent hotel to use as a base camp and explore the surrounding areas.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 6 Calle 1 | Fortuna Playa, Luquillo 00773, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Luquillo
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Luquillo
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Yunque Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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