In a rural spot overlooking the town, the Colina Mar Apartments showcase the best of Puerto Rico's scenery. Two sea-view pools stage a come-one-come-all entertainment schedule. As for food, a couple of restaurants sizzle up Med-inspired menus and global theme nights.
If you’re looking for a room with a view, the Colina Mar Apartments are a great option. They’re tucked into a hillside overlooking the Puerto Rico Valley, so rural vistas stretch out in every direction. Not only that, there’s also a sandy beach directly below that takes about thirty minutes on foot to get to. In terms of getting out and about, the popular Europa Centre – home to shops, restaurants and bars - is just a couple of minutes’ down the road.
The apartments themselves are simple and stylish, with warm, earthy colours on the walls and bed linen in sunset shades. They come with living areas and kitchenettes, so you’re well set-up for self-catering. They all have their own balconies, too.
Outside, there are two sea-facing swimming pools to choose from. Head to the main pool for games, quizzes and watersports, or pull up a sun lounger at the quiet pool if you’re just looking to take it easy. There are a couple of poolside bars as well, serving up light bites throughout the day.
At mealtimes, there's the main restaurant or the à la carte for dinner. As a rough rule of thumb, dishes have a Mediterranean flavour – think fresh seafood, pasta and paella. And the staff put on regular theme evenings, too, which feature the likes of Italian nights, show-cooking demos and barbecues by the pool. In terms of after-dinner entertainment, meanwhile, cabaret-style shows and tribute acts are on the agenda.
1-bedroom apartment with limited sea view sleeps up to 4, extra beds are in the lounge. With a kitchenette complete with fridge, kettle, hob, toaster, coffee-maker and microwave. Fan, pay-per-view TV, hairdryer on request. Maid service 5 times a week, towel change 3 times a week, linen change once a week and a balcony or terrace with sea view. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children aged 12-years or under.
This was a fantastic holiday with my two sons and the girlfriend hotel was great reception staff very helpful nothing was too much trouble.As for the bar staff what more could i say simply the best Ellen the blonde irish lady was so nice to the customers made us feel very welcome and oscar on the bar in the evening he was brilliant too .We will def return the food ws average but always something there to choose from some people just moan for the sake of itMore
joanne p, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dump by Anne South Yorkshire
Just arrived back from Puerto Rico , stopped in the Colina Mar. Well where do I start. On arrival looked ok and reception staff were ok. Got to the room and was ok so thought we are in for a nice 2 weeks.
Went down for dinner and OMG I felt sick just looking at the food. No variety at all and it looked disgusting. Went to the disco bar after dinner where there was some type of guitarist on and I wanted to cut my wrist in mind being on holiday.
We were all inclusive and the bar should have opened at 11am but it was always 11.30 it opened and we were served by a very ignorant Irish lady who just slid the drinks at you and never smiled or said thank you..
There was a horrible sour smell around the complex all holiday. The entertainment was crap and it even rained in the disco bar when it rained and buckets were put in place to catch the rain.
On a good note the rooms were clean and the shower was ok too.
We went for my boyfriends 50th birthday and it was a waste of money. When the 2 weeks were nearly up we were eating out and started just eating chip butties in the end in the hotel.
Must mention Mary D's pub in the Europa Centre. Well worth going. Enjoyed it it e
Was the highlight of the holiday.More
Anne T, Sheffield, United Kingdom
This is one of the worst holidays we have every been on we went all inclusive but all inclusive it certainly wasn't you have to pay 50% if you want snacks outside of the slop provided at mealtimes which were so bad with raw burgers, hard pizza, and everything served cold it was so bad we didn't let our boys eat a thing...as for drinks well when the bar finally opens at 1130 my son got served a coke with ants floating around this was common practise for the week the accommodation is very run down my bed was made up in the form of new sheets put on top of the old ones a coffee stain on the floor remained the full week....entertainment well all I can say is pay the â¬10 for the TV as it's the only entertainment on offer...outside the apartments is just as bad with dogs mess everywhere and the constant smell of sewage lingers all the time. The only good part was our trip to Palmitos Park which was a fab day out and our meals at mambo's pub in the Europa centre. Puerto Rico in our opinion seems to be stuck in a time warp if we were to return we would go over the other side to the Amadores area which looked lovely the beach there is lovely. Yet again I can only repeat do not go to the Colina mar .More
rod2309, Perth, United Kingdom
Lovely weeks break
Just returned after 2 nd visit to Colina Mar, last time was late 2012 just before hotel closed for refurb of rooms and they have made a great job of the spacious rooms, especially the bathrooms, modern powerful shower and new tiling throughout. We stayed All inc but you can have an equally good time S/C plenty to do nearby or a short taxi ride away. All the staff are very friendly and food at each mealtime was well above average, plenty of sun beds round the pool and a choice of ambience, quieter at the small pool and more going on round the big pool. Jonjo at the small pool deserves a special mention for his solo effort cooking food and pouring drinks. Staff at reception are pleasant and efficient and check in took seconds. All in all a very good and well run hotel with something for everyone...we'll be backMore
This was our third visit, first two good how ever this last visit found some standards had dropped .The Restraunt to many cats I was sat having breakfast looked to my right and a cat sat on a chair eating left overs and then paws on the table eating of the plate. Plates and glasses in need of a proper wash glasses dull. Glass of white wine I ordered came with red wine round the rim. Tables not cleaned when people left dirty table clothes and tables not wiped down.Staff uniforms look like people who would wear in a standard English coffee bar, food was very very poor I found I was eating just cold chips and bread . Pool area really good pool bar Hellen is great makes every one welcome and so jolly, when she's not there staff very boring and I feel not interested in customers. Rooms I found ok clean and cleaned regular,reception lovely people so helpful.. So sorry that the standards for me have dropped . Sorry won't be going back.More
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