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 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
Mary A, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Great Stay AT Colina Mar
Just got back from a fantastic week at the Colina Mar.
Having had a quick look at the last reviews it is like we stayed at a different place to the reviews from Staceyctrehan and lozcocking1ng as it was nothing like our stay a week or two later.
I will try and keep this short but try to be as helpful and honest to others as our holidays are a big part of our lives.
The only low for us was the transfer from the airport as this took over two hours due to the amount of drop-offs in different locations and was tow hours 15 mins back to the airport but that had nothing to do with the Colina Mar.
Good check-in with a very lively but nice receptionist and very clean and spacious apartment. Has all you require including kettle, coffee percolator, fan, safe, washing up set, cutlery and china. We are a family of four and all sets were three but a trip to reception sorted this in a few minutes.
Rooms were cleaned regularly and although we had a smell from the drains and a blocked toilet this again was dealt with immediately and not a problem for the rest of our stay.
The views are fantastic looking over both the valley and the harbor (room 71) photos below. The staff are polite, helpful and are up for a laugh. I have to make a special mention for Jon Joseph (AKA Jonjo) who works in the snack pool bar and also as a waiter in the main restaurant during breakfast. He was always polite and very helpful, he put a smile on our faces every day and has worked at the complex for 20 years.
We were fully inclusive and the food was very very good. Different menu every day with plenty of choice and always replaced prior to running out and always fresh and hot. The main restaurant is well placed between the two pools and quite central to the complex on the ground floor with great views over the valley. We also had a meal from the a la carte menu which was stunning, would recommend the Chateaubriand for two (a filet joint that is carved at the table)
As said in other reviews there are two beaches Puerto Rico and Amadoras which are both a great walk down to but definitely a taxi back for between 3.50â¬ and 5.00â¬.
Two great shopping centers one 5 mins away and the other down the bottom in Puerto Rico but watch the guy on the lower floor, gets your kids on there own and then just puts anything they are looking at in a bag ready and goes to the till. Our lad is 18 and told him he was not interested and the sales guy stormed off and then his mate dropped the price from 30â¬ to 5â¬ lol.
All in all a great weeks holiday at a great venue which is very good value for money.More
Chris C, Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Brilliant! A great hotel for families! Definitely on my return visit list!
Just returned from a week here and have to say we've had a brilliant time. The room was very well appointed for all boards, my only very slight moan was that the beds were a little hard. But personal preference and all that. We went all inclusive and have to say it was great value for money. They serve breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, all have a good choice of well cooked food or salads, something for everyone.
The all inclusive drink offer is good with plenty of non alcoholic and alcoholic drinks on offer. With half price on branded items for all inclusive guests.
The hotel is well maintained and very clean, housekeeping 5 times per week and new towels 3 times. The staff are helpful and friendly. They also have an on site shop which sells lots of daily items.
TV's in the rooms are a bit pricey at â¬3 per day and the channel selection isn't great but as you would expect for the canaries. There is an in room safe which can be hired too. You can get an iron free from housekeeping, which was helpful.
There are two pools one quieter than the other and a children's play area. The pools are great and have an excellent view of the resort.
My only criticism (slight) would be the evening entertainment which was lacking, but this won't stop me returning to this excellent hotel in the future.
Advice- try and get s room on floors two or four four the best views of the whole resorts. More
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