Located in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, El Convento, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has set new standards of luxury, comfort and service while preserving the unique character and mystique of the hotel.
A former Carmelite convent built three and a half centuries ago, El Convento has gone through many incarnations before a complete refurbishment carefully restored this historic hotel with special attention paid to the preservation of the original structure. No expense or imagination has been spared in giving El Convento a fine blend of originality and classic quality.
The well-appointed guest rooms at El Convento reveal their distinctive character and convey the spirit of the Old World with handcrafted furniture, mahogany beams, Andalusian tiles, elegant marble bathrooms, and vistas of Old San Juan and its bay. Designed for comfort, each features amenities for the discerning traveler: individually controlled air-conditioning, remote-control TV and VCR, and a full stereo entertainment system, a refrigerator filled with chilled water, two-line telephones with data ports, complimentary high speed Internet access, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, room safe, and bathrobe and slippers.
The Garden Terrace, overlooking the Plaza de las Monjas and historic San Juan Cathedral, offers a serene atmosphere with which to enjoy late afternoon cocktails and hors d'oeurvres. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available on the Garden Terrace. When quiet contemplation is in order, visit the Library, directly off the Garden Terrace and revel in a favorite book or magazine.
Dining facilities include Patio del Nispero for Alfresco dining; El Picoteo, rated as one of Old San Juan's finest dining experiences; and Cafe Bohemio, a hip, upscale Cafe succeeds by marrying an an innovative menu, fabulous homemade desserts, live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings to an engaging atmosphere.
Luxuriate under the warm tropical sun, enjoy the beautiful sunsets over San Juan Bay, take a dip in the plunge pool or soothe tired feet in the Jacuzzi on the flower-bedecked rooftop Pool Terrace, with its spectacular panoramic views of Old San Juan.Guests can work out at the hotel's Fitness Center, complete with treadmill, stair-climber, and free weights. For the ultimate in relaxation, experience a soothing massage.
Guests who want a beach experience can take advantage of the El Convento Beach Club and enjoy a day of sand and surf on the most beautiful beach in San Juan, Isla Verde beach. The hotel will be happy to provide guests with an "Introduction Card" to the Isla Verde Beach Resort, where they will have all beach and pool privileges for the day.
Neighborhood: Heart of Old San Juan, PR Nearest Airport: Luis Munoz Marin Intl (SJU) 7 mi/11 km
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