We like the Lazy Parrot a lot. A small resort but that made it all the more charming to us. Before staying we enjoyed their restaurant while in Rincon on previous visits. Loved the view from the open air dining room. It looks out over the lush hillside and on out to the ocean. Our room was on the second level overlooking the pool. It was clean and nicely decorated. It had beautifully tiled floors and a lovely small balcony that easily fit 4 chairs. The pool was clean and had an outdoor bar which we made good use of. The Lazy Parrot Staff went out of their way to be helpful, even taking us into town to find a product made only in Aguada that I hadn't had in years. (Thank you Elba).I would definitely stay at the Lazy Parrot again!
Location: The location is very remote, an approximately 3 hour drive from San Juan, it is about 5 minutes from a great surf spot and 5 minutes from a great swimming beach. It is centrally located in Rincon which is convenient if you have a car. Service: Hotel staff was nice. One of our nights there we ate at one of the restaurants, "Francisco". Our bank card was never returned to us by our server and couldn't be found when we realized it.This caused quite a headache as this was where most of our funds for the trip was. Fortunately we were able to make arrangements but our server's error and the management's nonchalant attitude toward our predicament was not appreciated. The card was returned to us 2 days later but to no avail. The bartender at the Francisco was very nice and makes the best mango mojitos ever! The food there was pretty good, better than several of the other restaurants we ate at in Rincon. The pizza at "Mi Familia" was delicious too! Cleanliness: The room was fairly clean. The bathroom in our room was extremely small and had roaches and the worst stench coming out of the sink. It didn't seem like they cleaned the shower at all as the walls and shower head were pretty disgusting. Don't drink the tap water. I think the amount of enjoyment you get out of this place is what you make of it. My new husband and I aren't picky and don't like to complain, we are fairly well traveled so things such as a small pool or dirty bathroom don't tend to bother us, I could see how it would be sub par for others though.
My sweetie and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lazy Parrot. It was comfortable, the staff were friendly and welcoming, the setting really pretty. Banana Dang -- the oddly named but excellent smoothie and coffee shop two doors down -- was a total bonus. The Lazy Parrot is home to an outstanding restaurant, "TLP", which is worth the drive from anywhere local to enjoy a memorable meal. I'm a foodie and the gustatory excellence took me utterly by storm. Two happy thumbs up. Only one down side I can think of...the bed in our room was hard enough to make us both a bit achy and sore every morning. The view and ease of locale made quick work of that complaint, however.
We had a family vacation (1 6yo child) focused on relaxation. The place was clean. The pool and restaurants were nice. The views were fantastic. All of the beaches were 5 min. drive and surfing was very close by. The surf shop next door had good lessons etc. The bakery next door had cheap breakfasts and had basics. The cafe in the surf shop was very Kale and cappuccino, but overpriced and SLOW. At any rate, a few useful businesses steps away. I would go back and we had a very nice time. There were other families there so my child could play with other children in the pool. A few things to consider when choosing a room: the deluxe pool view balcony rooms also overlook a busy bar/pizzaria and can be loud when it's busy. This wasn't terrible for us, but a back room would be more quiet. The shower was not powerful and was either too hot or chilly. I spoke to another family and this was there experience too. There are simply not enough shelves and hooks in the rooms to put you things on if you are a family. For a couple, it's fine. No alarm clocks or phones in the rooms. You need a cell phone to call front desk etc. They DO give you beach towels, which is nice. Cleaning ladies are very nice. Front desk lady was great. I would not go here if I had babies/toddlers. There are a lot of charming winding little stairways to navigate the place. I like the aesthetic of this but it would be a nightmare with a stroller, and I wouldn't recommend for people who have limited mobility for the same reason. It's on a mountain, so, to be expected. I would recommend they put those little coffee makers hotels have in the rooms, otherwise you have to leave the resort to get a cup of coffee in the morning because neither of the restaurants serve breakfast. Our room had a microwave and a mini-fridge.