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.
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.
I stayed here for a week with family, the hotel is lovely and is in a great location.
The pools are a decent size and the snacks and drinks they served at the poolside were lovely, the staff were all helpful and easy to talk to, you could have a laugh with them. The pool and poolside was cleaned every day as we had a pool view from our room and you could see them cleaning every morning before it opened.
There is a shop on site as well as a couple of bars and wifi in reception area which is a good size however the wifi was temperamental, sometimes we got it and sometimes not.
We were half board and the breakfasts and evening meals were great. Always plenty of choice and loads of different foods if you wanted to be adventurous. Everything tasted lovely and if you wanted a sit down meal rather than the buffet there was that option at an additional price. I can't complain about the food at all, the buffet catered for everyone from adventurous to fussy eaters. I even enjoyed the company of the kittens that were always there but this is just me and the staff did all they could to keep them away from the customers who did not appreciate their presence.
Our room was a good size and had everything we needed in it, the showers were lovely and the bed were comfy and or view from the balcony was great. we had a view of Puerto Rico which at night looked great.
Would definitely stay here again :) More
Wouldn't stay here again if you paid me!
I would like to start with a positive so I will say although the location on the top of a very high hill is a bit inconvenient, the view was good.
That is where the good ends...room was awful! Dirty stains up the walls, bathroom disgusting, smell of sewage coming through the windows, ants in the kitchen. I don't know about redecorating to start it was desperately in need of a good clean! In fact that's what I did was clean the place after if got over the shock of how awful it was! Pool area pumped out loud music and was reminiscent of a scene from Benidorn. It was the worst place I have EVER stayed! Please unless you have VERY low standards do not stay here...it really was a hellhole.More
jennipluus2bobbins, Worcester, United Kingdom
Very good value and lovely accommodation
Excellent service prior to arrival great communication as booked direct - upon arrival the man on reception was very polite and helpful - rooms were excellent very spacious we had rooms 426 & 427 with fantastic views of the resort - we booked all inclusive and found a variety of food the breakfast was very good with everything from full english to continental, cereals, yoghurt and fruit, tea, coffee and juice everything you could want the lunch was equally as nice and during our stay the evening meals were lovely to include a mexican, italian and chinese night. Always plenty of meat and fish on offer and lovely desserts too. Such good value - in terms of drinks very nice except i do think the local spirits may be watered down but still good. The entertainment man Oscar was fab and worked soooo hard so enjoyed him. The pool area was great and everything spotlessly clean. The rooms were cleaned almost every day and bedding and towels replaced at least twice during our week stay nothing was too much trouble throughout our stay and the man on reception was very helpful. Yes, if you want to walk down to the beach its probably a good 20 mins - down one hill then almost 800 steps but actually very easy we didn't walk back up but you would struggle even as a fit person! The beach was lovely and plenty of sunbeds a really lovely resort. We spent most of our time at the Colina Mar but when we did go out during the evening we went to the Europa centre literally a 3 minute walk away and really enjoyed the live music at the Blarney Stone Bar - our girls aged 17 & 18 spent a few very late nights out at the main centre in town and thoroughly enjoyed themselves and more importantly we felt they were safe being out so late without us. Taxis back up from the town were approx 4.5 euros and worth every penny. The people in Puerto Rico were very friendly and the walk to Amadores is beautiful and worth doing. We also caught the ferry to Puerto Mogan for market day which was good and quite busy but a very picturesque resort to visit really enjoyed it. One warning do not get caught by the Anfi reps trying to get you to view their resorts close by unless you are looking to purchase a time share they will tell you it is not but it is and they are everywhere!!!!! All in all we had a fantastic good value week with good food, relaxing accommodation, fab weather and excellent service - we would return thank you Colina MarMore
Jackie G, Bristol, United Kingdom
Week in March
The hotel is right at the top of the very high hill. We chose it bacause of that. We had lots of walking down every day, which was easy for us, and either came back up the road way or up the 700 steps! Do them twice and you will be used to them. There was a choice of 2 beaches, both lovely with spotless toilets. The hotel is very clean. They only gave sheets once and clean towels once, which was ok i guess. However the maids came in every day and moved stuff around , for some reason, without making a bed, lol. We didn't try the food as we ate out. They left a bottle of red wine for us which was nice, but we couldn't open it! They also charge 3 euros a night for the tele remote. We fancied a look one day, but the tele wasn't working. The receptionist said the repair men had gone home so gave refund! It was a sunny week off work, but the area didn't appeal to me much in comparrison with somewhere more interesting like the Greek Islands. Having said that, i enoyed Maspalomas on a previous holiday. Don't get why anyone would go back there. Nice at the time but not great. Night life was quiet as out of season.More
judylou09, Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Lovely three star hotel
The Colina Mar is perfectly situated for outstanding views overlooking Puerto Rico. It is in a lovely location for dining out as it is only a short distance to the Europa Centre which houses some superb restaurants. We opted to go self-catering, although the hotel offers all-inclusive. It was a great decision simply because of the quality of food and service at the local restaurants. We were also fortunate to be allocated a room overlooking the small pool which was much quieter than the main pool near the hotel restaurant. The bar service at the small pool was excellent and was managed by Jon Jo who greeted every guest with a warm welcome. The food at the bar was basic but well prepared and perfectly acceptable. Offering a salad on the menu would be a welcome addition. Drink prices were also very reasonable.
The rooms themselves are very spacious with lots of storage space. They were cleaned six days out of the seven we stayed.
It is quite a walk to Puerto Rico centre and to Amadores. Both can be reached within thirty minutes and a taxi back costs between 4/5 euros.
There is limited Wi-Fi which is only reliable near reception. To have Wi-Fi there is a cost of 3 euros per hour which is rather expensive. There is also a cost for TV access.
There was no grabbing of beds by the small pool until the arrival of a Spanish family. However, there was the usual problem of towels on beds at the large pool. Hence the reason we spent out time at the relaxing small pool.More