Casona Bella Vista2.5 out of 5.0
Casona Bella Vista2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The view is spectacular. You can see and appreciate the beauty of the island but really Worst place to go eat! 3 hours waiting and still no signs of food! People waiting and waiting! Very disappointed!
We stayed in La Casona Bella Vista in February, 2018. We wanted to get away for the weekend and visit one of the towns in PR we hadn’t been before. There were not many options in Ciales to stay overnight and we chose La Casona because it advertises that they have a Restaurant and swimming pool with jacuzzi. When we got there, the people were very welcoming and gave us clear instructions. However, when we got to the room we realized this is not a hotel nor bed and breakfast. The room was dingy, the toilet ran water the whole time we stayed there (we left next day), the fan didn’t work and the batteries of the fan had leaked inside the control. Plus, there was also a roach on the floor. There is no security box and there is no wifi. Since we got there at night, there was no time to find something else, so we decided to stay at least one night. All night we heard every single noise from the other rooms, especially a couple next door. The next day we went to the “restaurant “ to eat breakfast, which again the people were really nice and the food and coffee delicious and that’s why I don’t give a lower rating. We spent the day in the town of Ciales and had a great time. We then decided to go back and jump in the “jacuzzi “. To our surprise when we touched the water, it was really cold. We asked the receptionist who called the owner to ask her where do we turn the hot water on for the “jacuzzi “ right? Because as far as I know jacuzzis are supposed to be steaming hot. To our disappointment, the owner answered that the jacuzzi only had cold water. So, that was it, we packed and left. It is sad that these places that have so much potential are sometimes neglected and not invested in a way that customers feel like they want to come back. I understand that Huracán Maria damaged their lawns and fences outside, but what I saw inside had nothing to do with the hurricane. Maybe the wifi is not restored yet and that, I understand. But the rest has no excuses. And again it is really sad because the staff is trying to do their best with what they have.
My mother and I went to Puerto Rico for Business and stayed at this Beautiful house. I did not read the fine print on our reservation when it asks us to call Maria before we arrive, but as soon as we got there and called she was over in a matter of 5 mins. It gave us time to take in the Gorgeous view from the hill top. Maria welcomed us as we were her family embers and that continued throughout our stay, she even took us out to Ciales Casino. I love her and my mom felt so loved by her attention. Maria is one of the hardest working individuals that I have come across in the longest time. Thank you to her our trip & stay was MOST PLEASURABLE!!! We hope to come back very soon, just because of her. She even called us to make sure we made safe to the airport and checked in on us after we reached our destination. That kind of service you don't see anymore. It was nothing short of AUTHENTIC . Gracias Maria K Dios te Bendiga. We will keep in touch. I'm planning to rent your entire house for the coming year and really enjoy Puerto Rico and get together again.
Please be aware that this hotel advertises that it is a B&B, Bar, Casino, and Restaurant -- it is none of those things. Yes, there is a bed, but no breakfast in the morning, lunch, or dinner. There is no bar or food at all. However, the view is beautiful. Directions say to turn at marker 17.8 and that is incorrect. It is 18.5 marker. Look for the hotel advertisement on the right. Picture included.
When searching for accommodations in Ciales there were not many choices, and we're glad that we were limited to this beautifully pleasant surprise. We received an excellent rate for a Monday and Tuesday night stay and had the run of the place to ourselves. The owner Maria was not there when we were arriving for check-in at 4PM. We decided to eat at Don Carlos, a local restaurant on Rt. 149 which is the same road as the Casona. We arrived just before sunset and were completely amazed at this B&B's location in the mountains of Ciales. The room was by no means luxurious but was comfortably appointed with cable TV, LCD flat panel, free wireless, and a very comfortable bed. There is a common kitchen area with a fridge, ice buckets, coffee maker, coffee, tea, microwave, tableware, and utensils. There's a community BBQ adjacent to the kitchen area. The sink in the room we had (Room 1) was slow draining but this was a minor issue which we brought to Maria's attention. The hot water took a long time due to distance from the solar water heated tanks. Again, a minor issue that didn't bother us greenies. We were happy to see solar being used. The view is absolutely gorgeous and the mountain air is cool and fresh. No AC needed since we actually had to use blankets for warmth. Adjacent to the B&B is a municipal sports facility with walking/jogging/running/biking tracks that are free to the public. There are exercise machines, kiosks for public use, and nightly Zumba classes with music that are also free. Immediately across the street is a supermarket and a little further down there's a gas station with a convenience store and ATM machine. During our stay (Feb. 3-5) we were pretty much limited to Don Carlos as the other two restaurants were closed. Not a problem sin Don Carlos' food and service were excellent. Their prices were extremely reasonable as well. Maria showed us the swimming pool under construction with an integrated hot tub and kiddy section that should be complete soon. Bottom line if you're staying in Ciales or surrounding area, Casona Bella Vista is a fine B&B that's family friendly, has spectacular views, and provides a true getaway from the hustle and bustle in the beautiful mountain region of Puerto Rico called the Cordillera Central.
If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city this is the place to go.Enjoy a peaceful stay at this no frills bed and breakfast hotel in the mountains of Ciales,PR with a fantastic view of the mountains and nearby cities.Very clean rooms,nice bed and the owner Maria is an excellent and helpful host.It's only a couple of minutes from some of the best restaurants in Ciales one of which is ASAO Smokehouse.We will come back to stay at this great place and the prices are very reasonable.
Buena localización para ir a visitar pueblos cercanos. Tremenda vista de la montaña. Habitaciones cómodas con un área compartida donde puedes preparar tu propia comida incluyendo un refrigerador.. telemisión con cable.
Es un lugar tranquilo para descansar. La atencion fue buena nos indico lugares para ir a comer . El rio me gusto mucho . En general es un lugar para estar tranquilo. Vista muy bonitas Deberia arreglar el anuncio porque no tiene desayuno .si te indica que puedes llevar de todo y neverita para las cerveza .tiene amplia cocina para hacer tus propios alimento. Me gusto mucho
El lugar tiene una vista hermosa en la terraza y una habitación limpia. Sin embargo, es importante que tengo presente que no hay desayuno gratis como dice el anuncio, el mismo tiene un costo de $6.00 y una señora lo trae preparado. El lugar no tiene ningún casino, ni Bar. Es simplemente un lugar sencillo para meramente pasar la noche! En nuestra experiencia no es opción y no lo recomendamos!..
Excelente servicio! La habitación en donde nos quedamos, muy limpia y super cómoda. Excelente vista y lugar. El lugar y sus alrededores muy limpios. Definitivamente, volvería a visitarlo. Una de las cosas que más llamó mi atención fue que el lugar es exactamente tal cual se ve en las fotos provistas en el home page del lugar. La persona encargada fue super amable y hasta nos recomendó restaurantes y lugares para visitar durante nuestra estadía en Ciales. Excelente opción para retirarse de los ruidos y del bullicio del diario vivir.
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
Casona Bella Vista places you 28.3 mi (45.5 km) from Dorado Beach. This 7-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a children's pool.
Free toiletries are standard in all rooms.
Guests of Casona Bella Vista enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a terrace. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide tour or ticket assistance.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
80.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 12 reviews