Description from the publisher
A gleaming architectural gem in the heart of Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento presents an exquisite alternative to conventional Puerto Rico accommodations. Discover this loving restoration of Spanish Colonial architecture and design ... which showcases rich mahogany beams, ornate handcrafted furniture, and Andalusian tile floors. Stroll through a lushly landscaped interior courtyard bathed in the soothing glow of wrought-iron lamps. Blending a distinctive, contemporary character while conveying the spirit of the Old World, our acclaimed San Juan accommodations include: 58 luxurious guest rooms, finely appointed, with elegant marble bathrooms and captivating vistas of Old San Juan and its bay Showcasing elegant marble bathrooms and breathtaking vistas of the city and bay, our incomparable San Juan, Puerto Rico rooms envelope you in luxury. Discerning travelers will enjoy modern comforts such as individually controlled air conditioning, Bose stereo systems, refrigerators stocked with chilled bottled water, and plush bathrobes. Designed with true rejuvenation in mind, these intimate Puerto Rico accommodations feature generous in-room amenities, including: Complimentary high-speed Internet access Elegant marble bathrooms Plush bathrobes Goose-down pillows Flat-panel LCD satellite TV Bose radio and CD player Two-line telephones, with data ports Spacious work desk Hairdryer, iron, and ironing board In-room safe Refrigerator, filled with complimentary chilled water Coffeemaker and complimentary Alto Grande coffee Individually controlled air conditioning
How to get there
From the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport: Bear right on Route #26 (Baldiorioty de Castro Avenue) and follow the signs to SAN JUAN for about 4 and 1/2 miles. Continue over the Condado Lagoon bridge where the road merges and becomes Route #25 (Muñoz Rivera Avenue). Follow the roadway as its curves into the old city, bearing right. Approaching Fort San Cristobal, the entranceway to Old San Juan, take the first right onto Norzagaray Street. Pass Fort San Cristobal and continue up Norzagaray Street toward Fort El Morro. At the plaza before the fort take a left onto Cristo Street. At the top of the small hill, bear left, then right, around the plaza. Two blocks down the hill is El Convento. There is valet parking available across from the hotel.
I was looking for a place where I could hear great music and enjoy a light tapas along with my wine, Trova y Tapas was the perfect marriage. The owner was friendly & the staff. I would definitely go back to the place and invite people to follow my lead.