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.
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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local alcoholic drinks including beer and wine, soft drinks - served until 23.00 in disco bar. Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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2 outdoor pools
You'll have the choice of two pools with sea views here. Both come with terraces laced with sunbeds and parasols. They are heated in winter.
2 pool bars
Head to the one of the two pool bars for a range of drinks and light bites throughout the day. Charges apply depending on your Board Basis.
A la carte restaurant
There's an à la carte restaurant open for evening meals. Charges apply depending on your Board Basis.
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1-bedroom apt limited sea view
These bright and colourful 1-bedroom apartments with a limited sea view can sleep up to four, extra beds are in the lounge. Maximum occupancy is three adults or two adults and two children aged 12 years or under. They come with a kitchenette complete with a fridge, kettle, hob, toaster, coffee-maker and microwave. There's a fan, pay-per-view TV and a hairdryer on request. Maid service is five times a week, towel change is three times a week and linen is changed once a week.
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Nice hotel. Nice views. Get what you pay for
My fiance and i stayed here for 10 days all inclusive at the beginning of july 2015. We had read mixed reviews so felt a little worried before arriving. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by a lovely receptionist who checked us in and gave us our key and explained where things were in the hotel. The food in the hotel was nice. The food area isnt massive and when we saw it we thought there wouldn't be much choice. But actually there was a mixture for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast was the same each morning but there was a choice of hot cooked breakfast, cereal, fruit, so lots of choice. Lunch and Dinner were always different each night and had a lot of variety. Salad was available at every meal then there was a choice of meats, fish, pasta, potatoes of some sort. They did some themed nights including mexican, chinese, spanish etc. The food was a good standard, alot of it was deep fried and sometimes quite oily. Our room was big, spacious and modern. The rooms were cleaned every other day and given new towels at the same time. The balcony was lovely to sit on and admire the views as you are at the top of the hill and can look down onto the harbour and town. The pool was always clean and the staff all worked hard to keep it tidy and nice. The entertainment guys were lovely always smiling faces round the pool. We felt like there could have been more going on in the evening but there were only 2 of them to serve the whole hotel. The location was nice for the views but we found it a pain to get to the sea or to go out anywhere really. There is a Europa shopping centre a minute walk from the hotel but it was very Brits abroad vibe and full of English bars that get very packed in the evening. We went there a couple of times in the evening but weren't very fussed as it was a bit too English for us. Doing quizzes to win a shot was the thing out there. Everything else such as beach and Puerto Rico town itself is right down in the valley at the bottom of the hills so you can't really walk to anything other than Europa centre which does get boring! We walked down once to Amadores beach which took us about 30 mins and was very hot in the heat and our calves ached after the downhill walking. Amadores beach was quite small and quiet. There weren't really many shops or bars around the beach. We much preferred Puerto Rico beach which was about 3.50 euros in a taxi from the hotel down and you can get them from the taxi rank just outside the hotel, or they wait along side the Europa centre. There were more bars and shops and things to do down in Puerto Rico itself and we spent a few days there at the beach and in the cafes and shops. It was annoying in the evening though if you fancied a walk along the beach or cocktail by the beach you needed to get in a taxi and a taxi back up. But overall we enjoyed our holiday, lovely little hotel and lovely staff there, just a shame its so high up and out of the way of the centre.More
Rupert M, Reading, United Kingdom
I wouldn't go back to the Colina Mar if it was free.
I am a big believer in you get what you pay for, but having returned today with hubby and two children (13 & 9) we have paid less for better. Both boys had ear infections, which we think was due to the pool which wasn't filtered and never cleaned, only once a day by a guy that scrubbed the green scum around the edge with nothing more than a cloth. Bearing in mind a bloke got that tanked up on drink on his first night of arrival (he spent 100â¬ on shots and was diving into the pool after each shot n then proceeded to vomit and excrete in the pool, the PR woman really wasn't interested in any complaints n neither were reception, said guy and his girlfriend argued until early hours most nights, said numpty to dive in the pool from his balcony (level 4), really not acceptable behaviour when we and they had children in tow! He ended up cracking his head open, pretended he was drowning so much so that his girlfriend jumped into the poo. To save him fully clothed! Food was extremely cold as is served outside under heaters, lots of flies n ants in the salad/pasta, can't get a soft drink until 11am, n then alcohol was only served when the bar staff felt like it. Bar staff extremely rude, apart from my Mr Meagge (Hozay) in the bar of an evening. Couldn't fault the cleanliness of the rooms, but no aircon (hello Canary Island in the middle of summer), the rooms were that hot both hubby n I slept on the balcony on more than one occasion. Jess and John were lovely people n were great with adults and children, although they had to return to Ireland Sunday, so no entertainment for the last three days. We ate out on lots of occasions because the food was that bad, which really defeats the object of AI. If we were to return to Gran Canaria, we certainly will not be staying at the Colina Mar, even if it were free. Sort the hotel out guys, because that could be a lovely hotel.More
T C, Leicestershire
Great 3 Star Hotel
My husband and I and 2 kids (age 10 and 1) have just returned from a great holiday in Puerto Rico staying 2 weeks all inc at the Colina Mar. This hotel was really clean, they have a lot of staff moving around cleaning and tidying all day long. The room was nice, recently painted etc and had everything you need with a great view from the balcony. Location wise, really good, right next to the Europa Centre. We walked to the Commercial centre and beaches but well worth the cheap taxi rides back as the hills on the way back was pretty difficult with a buggy. The AI package is definitely worth doing although we prefer to go out in an evening and have dinner, so we done this on a number of occasions. The food was good although a little repetitive. The one thing I suggest the hotel looks at is placing a heat source under the food counters as we found the food was not as warm as it could have been, unless you were queuing as food was just going out or being replaced. The hotel lacked atmosphere too, another reason why we preferred going out. The singer Gamal John was good and got the audience involved, a few more nights like that would be good. The staff were lovely, always eager to assist. The hotel has 2 swimming pools and we preferred the quieter pool as the main pool played music that wasn't appropriate for kids.....full versions of songs with a lot of sexual content, think this needs looked at by the hotel. John Jo at the small pool bar was lovely and done the best toasties. Although AI had to pay for snacks it was really cheap as its discounted but not sure why they charge! I would definitely recommend the Colina Mar and look forward to returning. More
So good we are going back in September this year
Had a wonderful two week all inclusive stay at Colinar Mar. All Staff very friendly and very helpful. Cannot fault anything apart from having to move to the bigger bar after 7:00 if you wanted a short rather than wine or beer at the smaller bar. Room was great with a lovely view with plenty of storage (stayed in room 229). Food was also good with lots of choice. Jessica and John, the entertainment guys, were such lovely friendly people and kept both children and adults amused round the pool during the day. Ventured out a couple of nights to Europa Centre having a couple of drinks in Mary D's - a great bar run by Nigel and all his staff were excellent company and very informative about the area. An added bonus was that there is fantastic Spar supermarket next door. All in all a superb holiday.More
Ok for the money
Just returned from a weeks stay with my girlfriend and two children. Went all inclusive but found ourselves eating out pay times as I didn't think the food was up to much. That and the fact you've to pay at the snack bar during the day even though all inclusive is probably the thing what annoyed me most. Rooms weren't too bad. They were clean and had everything we need. Some of the staff were ok but some were a little snotty. Manners cost nothing. Would go back but not all inclusiveMore
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