El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan
If you love history you simply cannot pass up a chance to visit the stunning El Convento Hotel. Appropriately located at 100 Cristo Street in Old San Juan, the establishment offers elegant and luxurious accommodation in a carefully restored 350-year-old Carmelite convent. Its incredible age makes it the oldest member of Historic Hotels of America and it is also the only ‘Small Luxury Hotel’ in Puerto Rico.
The first thing that will likely strike your eye about this stunning hotel is that it is a truly brilliant example of Spanish Colonial architecture. While the establishment still caters for all the needs of its modern visitors, it has done well to preserve the rich, aged charm of the original building. Its location in the heart of Old San Juan puts it in walking distance from many of the city’s lovely historical attractions. It is also close to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, the El Yunque Rain Forest, the cruise ship piers, a number of world-class museums and a bustling nightlife.
While convents may be noted for their austere furnishings, the El Convento Hotel in Puerto Rico is not. This stunning little hotel has enjoyed an AAA Four Diamond rating since 1997 so you can be assured of the best service. The 58 luxury rooms have stunning views of San Juan and feature individually controlled air conditioning, Bose stereo systems, refrigerators, plush bathrobes, elegant marble bathrooms, goose-down pillows, flat-screen LCD satellite TV, dual line phones with data ports, a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker with complimentary Alto Grande coffee, a spacious work desk and complimentary high-speed internet access.
Guests at the El Convento Hotel may also make use of the plunge pool, the Jacuzzi, the fitness centre, the library, the seven meeting rooms, the El Convento Beach Club, the complimentary newspaper service, the valet parking, the 24-hour front desk service and the four restaurants which cater to a variety of tastes. The Daily Manager’s Reception serves a variety of wine and hors d’ouevres on the La Veranda Terrace – the perfect place for you to get settled and enjoy the rich atmosphere of the convent. The El Convento Hotel truly does an amazing job of merging history with culture, convenience and luxury. So book your stay at this great hotel for an even better holiday in Puerto Rico.