VERY clean apartment in a secure building in excellent location
Submitted: February 5, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
This apartment is on the 12th floor of an older, very nice, secure and clean building across Avenida Isla Verde from the El San Juan Hotel and Casino. The location is perfect- very close to some great restaurants, night spots, casinos, and beaches. The bus stop is steps away, and the parking spot provided with the apartment is a huge plus. There is a security guard on duty 24/7; some friendly, some not so much. We spoke with a woman on our floor who said she'd lived there 28 years with never a problem. The apartment itself is small, yet had everything we needed. The beach chairs and cooler were great to have available- we drove to the public Carolina Beach ($3 admission per day) that was nearly deserted and got away from all the tourists at the Isla Verde Beach. It was beautiful. The bed was comfortable, as was the futon in the living room for those getting away from snoring/restless leg husbands. The only issues I had with the apartment was that the water pressure in the shower was not always the best, the kitchen cabinets and closets were a bit hard to open (salt air, can't really be avoided), and the street sounds could be a bit noisy in the bedroom at times, usually only when idiots were driving down the street blaring music at the wee hours, so that was no fault of the apartment. The pool area looked very nice but we are not lounge-around-the-pool people, so we never used it. We would DEFINITELY stay here again. The location is absolutely perfect and the apartment was uncluttered and clean, clean, clean. It was a wonderful 2 weeks. I recommend Mi Casita, Piu Bello, and Galluzo Cafe, all nearby, for wonderful meals (breakfast and dinner) at very reasonable prices. The Blue Bar at the El San Juan Hotel is not only beautiful, but is a great time and worth every penny of the pricey drinks to people watch and dance to some great music. In Old San Juan, the mojitos and food at El Asador on San Francisco Ave. was fantastic, and the pastries and old time diner atmosphere at Mallorca Cafe on Tanca St.were awesome (as always). Thank you, Carlos! Wish we could have met you in person; we were so sad when it was time to leave. We also appreciated that you let us stay past our check-out time so that we could relax and not be "homeless" until we had to leave for the airport at 1 pm. We were lucky that no one was scheduled to come in immediately after we left, and we thank you for your generosity in allowing us to stay past the check-out time!
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