The hotel is located in the very heart of Old San Juan, El Convento, and is a member of Historic Hotels of America and Small Luxury Hotel's of the World. Moreover, the hotel is considered to have set new standards of luxury, comfort and service.
El Convento, a former Carmelite convent that was built 300 years ago, was fully redone with an attention to the original structure. Each of 58 rooms and suites features the golden age of Spain while on the other hand, guests' demands are also fulfilled: multi-line telephones and modern bathrooms as well as an entertainment system.
In addition, the hotel has a good fitness center and a small library with a computer. Besides, various beverages as bottled water or coffee are available free of charge.
Dining is a constant joy at El Convento. From the casual patio restaurant to the regal splendor of the Jose Campeche ballroom you will enjoy a true culinary delight.
All rates are to nine percent government tax to be applied to the sum of the room rate plus 12 percent service charge, not included in the rate.
Year renovated: 2008.
Number of floors: 5.
Number of rooms: 58.
There are the following rooms available: standard rooms - bed queen-size, deluxe rooms - bed queen-size or double beds, superior rooms - queen-size bed or two twin beds.
Every room has a nice semi-firm bed and pillows, marble bath, hot shower, frig, safe, iron, lots of hooks, free high speed internet, dimming floor lamps and lots of drawers and hangers.
The room decor is really authentic Puerto Rico style with a small lovely terrace.
From the art on the walls (black and white photographs), to the alarm clock/CD player (Bose), and the brand new flat screen TVs, the hotel has gone that extra step to justify it's expensive price.
Non-smoking rooms as well as rooms with facilities for disabled people are also available.
Besides, there is also a babysitting service offered to make your stay more comfortable.
The breakfast on the patio is excellent with a nice choice of food available (it is seriously an Americanized breakfast at New York prices) and then later in the day the same area provides a lovely bar.
Excelsior Bistro is a Mediterranean restaurant with a special taste for fish and seafood with a wide selection of pasta, risotto, meat, seafood and fish.
A famous 300 year old nispero fruit tree is located near the Patio del Nispero that is on the ground floor of the stately open air courtyard in the hotel and is open to public for breakfast and lunch daily.
This popular hangout Cafe Bohemio is really lively at night and a bit more relaxed during lunchtime. You are offered the best local Puerto Rican fare. This Cafe is believed to have created a whole new world of cuisine with hot Nuevo Latino flavors. Every dish includes delicious appetizers.
The food at El Picoteo is rather inventive, service never misses a thing, and the wine list is magnificent and besides, the atmosphere is all about food and mood. Hot or cold, tapas will definitely warm you up for mas tapas de picote.
Il Perugino serves you up the finest in the Italian fare. It is open from 6.30pm to 11pm.
A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable.
The hotel is suitable for people traveling on business as it includes a business centre with well-equipped rooms that are ideal to hold conventions, banquets for conferences, events or conventions.
The guests are proposed to sip a glass of wine or something else while relaxing by the pool and enjoying really amazing views from the hotel terrace.
A good fitness center, a spa and wellness salon and a small library with a computer are also available.
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