ESJ AZUL is just footsteps from one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico. This property is a condo / hotel facility! Located adjacent to the El San Juan Hotel and Casino. In walking distance to all restaurants, shops, supermarkets, casinos and nightlife. 15 minutes from Old San Juan. Located 4 miles from San Juan airport- 5 minutes by taxi. Condo rental includes 1 free parking. Apartment has fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, central A/C.
On site: Baggage storage, Beach, 24 Hour Concierge Desk/ Security, Dry Cleaning, Fitness Center, Bilingual Staff, Outdoor Pool/Jacuzzi, Room Service available, Safety Deposit Boxes, Sight Seeing Tours Desk located in lobby, Billiards in lobby, Mini-Supermarket in lobby, Internet service / 24 hour business center, Restaurant/Bar in lobby.
Available on the beach: Jet Skiing, Para Sailing, Banana Boating.
My name is Dominick Santiago I am real estate broker in NJ. My main business is buying old homes and renovating for resale or for rent. I enjoy traveling and great wines and the occasional cigar by the beach. My other business is Yacht rentals in NY/NJ area.
Dominick Santiago purchased this condo in 2003
This property was bought and renovated for my family since I had two children and the hotel units did not work for since we need more space. The unit has 1 1/2 bath, full kitchen, fully stocked with pots/pans, utensils.
washer dryer and free in room Wi-Fi in the unit.
It took me a while to write this but anyways I visited PR in 6/1/07 because my cousin was getting married and I needed a place to stay. I was kinda iffy at first because I had never vacationed using any kind of website like this. Evrything worked out great i was always in contact with the owner if I was to ever need anything, the beach was beautiful and accessible .Very clean and the washer and dryer in the room was a plus, everything went exceptionally well. The room was great. Its also in a prime location close to everything.The view is okay but other than that I had a wonderful time. Thanks Dominick. Stephanie from Boston sorry it took so long to write. I will definitely do this again..
Unexpected pleasant experience. Large clean room, sufficient cleaning supplies, washer and dryer, beautiful balcony view, professional and readily available communication with Mr. Santiago, all contributed to making our stay problem free and memorable. Can't wait to return !!!!
What a great place! We had such a good time, Domick was so helpful with our late and early check in times. Everything in the room was really nice and convenient. Mr. Santiago was very generous on all items in the room, toileteries, towels, linens, the kitchen is nice. The rooms are nice and fit at least 4. comfortable. felt like home! Cant wait to come again!
To begin with, communication with the owner was very sketchy- he would take very long to answer emails, and sometimes not at all. The worst part was when we were supposed to connect before departure, and I sent him an email which he never replied to. When we arrived at the aparthotel, we found out he was supposed to give us a code to the unit, which he did not, and the hotel receptionist could not provide us with the code, and there was no info left for us at the front desk. It took a while to get a hold of the owner, and to get the code. When we entered the unit, it was smelly and stuffy, but again the worst part were the misleading title and pictures which led us to believe that the unit was oceanfront. The view from the balcony was of ugly buildings and parking areas, and a strip of ocean in the distance. The porch itself was unkempt with one broken chair and an old air conditioner unit. The air conditioner, by the way was not working either. Additional problems were stains everywhere- on chairs and in the bedroom ( looked like blood stains), chipped floors and rusty railings. We spent the first day dealing with this and trying to find a different place to stay. We managed to do that the next day, and the owner charged us for one night plus cleaning. No apology and no full reimbursement, even thought it was a bait and switch situation with the misleading pics and description. I definitely do not recommend!
The condo was exactly as described. It was clean and airy. It was the perfect place for myself and two friends. The owner was a pleasure to work with.
My husband and I just got back from a one-week stay in a simliar condo to this one. We found the unit to be very comfortable and cozy overall. The kitchen was small but useful for preparing meals. It would have been helpful to have a kettle for tea and coffee, however.
The bedroom was spacious and clean with a nice, large walk-in closet for clothes and storage. The bathroom was okay- the shower curtain hooks kept falling off and the tub didn't drain very well. Also, the water pressure was rather weak. It was very convenient to have the stacked washer/dryer unit. We did 3 loads which saved us a lot of work when we got home!
The living area was airy and comfy. We liked relaxing in front of the tv at night- sometimes we watched from the comfort of the bedroom as there was a tv in there too.
The condo was very clean and well-organized. Unfortunately, the A/C was rather noisy as were the jets overhead but we were out most of the time and could tolerate these inconveniences.
I understand from some of the reviews of the hotel rooms, that there was an issue with bugs. We didn't have this problem whatsoever, so I think it depends on your unit.
The fact that you are close to so many restaurants, shops, pharmacies, and Old San Juan is a big plus to staying here. The beach and the pool were also wonderful!
Granted, the lobby is dated and dark but I didn't find this to be as huge an issue as other guests. Maybe the management could think about moving the tiny mini market out to an area in the lobby to make a better use of space (??)
We were very happy with this accomodation overall and plan to stay there again in the future.
Other Activities: TOURS TO MANY DESTINATIONS AT TOUR DESK AT LOBBY
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