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 simply styled with pale yellow walls and sky-blue bed linen. 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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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
With parasols and heated in the winter.
2 pool bars*
Serving up a range of drinks and light bites throughout the day.
A la carte restaurant *
Open for evening meals.
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1-bedroom apt limited sea view
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.
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Faultless, but no air conditioning
Stayed here for 2 weeks in February 2014. First impressions, in the dark were favourable. Clean entrance and efficient reception. We'd asked for a high apartment that was quiet and both our requests were met. The apartment was lovely. It had had a total refurbishment (recently by the looks of it) and was pristine. Lovely comfy memory foam mattresses on the beds, big and very powerful shower, new comfy, clean sofas and dining table and chairs. Kitchenette had an electric kettle, toaster and microwave. Cutlery, plates, cups and saucers, MUGS (lovely), glasses, egg cups, etc. Well equipped. I must stress how clean this apartment was on our arrival. Lovely big balcony, with proper furniture, not the plastic white chairs! In daylight, WOW! The view was stunning, sunshine from early morning to mid afternoon. The apartment looked even better after a good nights sleep. I should add that there was a television with a good selection of channels for 3 euro's a day, or £14.00 euro's a week (I think i'm right with weekly figure, may have been a little less). The electronic safe was really cheap and you got 6 euro's back when you left (keep the receipt) Their was a shop on site. Well stocked, fresh milk, cheese, etc and rolls every day. Also everything else you could want, including sun hats, which were cheaper here than the 2 shopping centres. Bars and swimming pools very good and entertainment every night. The reception staff were friendly and always helpful. The Thomson rep however, was not always on time or easy to find. The complex was very clean and kept clean! Saw the cleaners polishing outdoor railings one day. It is pretty with lots of flora and fauna throughout. Close by is the Europa Centre (2 mins) with bars and restaurants. El Torro Negro was the best we found. Very good. Mary D'd and Barbacoa have entertainment every night. The shops however are quite pricey. The commercial centre below, is reachable by 900, gentle steps, accessible by going through the Europa Centre, about 2 mins down the hill to the Puerto Azul, where you'll see a sign to the beach. Brings you out centrally. walking the road way is a very long way round. Taxi from Colina Mar is around 3 euro's 50 and their is a rank directly outside and also at the Europa Centre. Hotel will ring one free for you, but taxi adds 50 cents on for being called out. Taxi to Mogan was 15 euro's and Arguinigan was 7 euro's, one way.Local buses are absolutely excellent servicing all over regularly. Just to add, we saw no insects or ants, however this complex is built into the side of a valley and as such has natural vegetation surrounding it. There are bound to be insects and even ants. This is not a reflection on them, but the area it is built in. They will provide ant spray. It's no worse than Summer at home if you live in the country. Keep your food wrapped up and away and sweep up crumbs and you'll be fine. We were not disturbed by noise from the nightclubs in the bottom of the valley, the bedrooms are facing away at the back of the apartments. However, if concerned, ask for a quiet apartment. We were 435, 436, 437, 438 all along our level equally ok. Small pool area is much quieter. Also a children's play area. Had a fantastic time and will definately be returning next year.More
Good value of money
If you take basic 3-star hotel, you get basic 3-star hotel. I think Colina Mar is good 3-star apartment hotel. The apartment was clean, view from the balcony amazing, beds comfortable and kitchen properly equipped. Nothing special, but you cannot expectect anything special for this price. Pool was nice, but water was quite cold even though heated (?). We only ate breakfast a coulple of times and it was proper with ordinary selection. The only minus was that we couldn't get late check-out even it was promised when arriving to hotel, because cleaning staff is leaving early and there is nobody to clean the apartment later in the afternoon. The receptionist was unpolite and didn't seem to care about our problem being without room with kids over 10 hours. Overall, I can recommend Colina Mar for anybody wanting moderate priced apartment in the sunny side of Puerto Rico. Just do not expect to get late check-out.More
Woman0976, Tampere, Finland
Worth its money
What can I say about the Colina Mar. Great views. Reception was a breeze. Left one passport given a key and easy directions. The apartment is basic. Had a great view from the veranda. Their was a welcome pack of washing up liquid sponge scrubber and dishcloth. In the bathroom was a bucket with mop brush n pan and a insect spray. The room had a large settee which had a pull out bed underneath to allow 2 to sleep on. The bedroom had 2sigle beds pushed together and were comfortable. Their was a flat screen TV with 3 channels with English on. Free WiFi in reception. 2 pools. 1large and 1 smaller quieter area. The apartments are set into the hillside. Over 5/6 floors with lifts and steps to each floor. We were in 118 just above the restaurant. You can book self catering has we did or half board or all inclusive. The kitchen in the apartment had a 2 ring electric hob with a toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker, and a microwave. Not forgetting the fridge for the beer. A supermarket is a short walk away in the Europa center. Its a decent walk to the center and beach but taxis are around 4 euros one way. More
Geoffrey H, Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
I visited colina mar in jan 2014 with my parents, partner and daughter, we we stayed all inclusive for a week and all enjoyed it! The rooms were lovely and very clean, and the view was beautiful. Breakfast was AMAZING... Full English every day :) Lunch was ok there wasn't much variety... Dinner was very repetitive and was the one I dreaded! There wasn't much variety of food or desserts. There is 2 pool areas and both are good sizes and very clean, the smaller pool is quieter and is in the shade around 1pm so we spent most of our time around the main pool which caught the sun all day When we stayed here there wasn't any daytime entertainment, they opened the children's club once and it wasn't very good. The evening entertainment wasn't so bad but could have done with some children's activities as there wasn't much to do. All staff were very polite and helpful especially the bar staff ! Just 2 minutes walk was the Europa centre this had a few shops, restaurants and bars, we didn't really spend much time here but we did visit the euro centre which is 5 minutes in a taxi which only costs around 3 euro! It is defiantly worth taking a trip. There's so many shops, bars and restaurants and I defiantly recommend any of the Chinese buffets they are great value for money ! There is also a man who draws characture photos and we had a family portrait drawn and he did a brilliant job he is defiantly worth a visit! I didn't go to the beach this time but have been in previous years and it is a perfect sun trap! The sun stays all day and there are many food stands and facilities! Overall I would defiantly recommend colina mar , if not then Puerto Rico we have been many years and will be visiting many to come !More
Katie C, Doncaster, United Kingdom
My family & I spent a week here in February 2014 and were very impressed with the accommodation & staff. There were 10 of us including a baby & we had 4 apartments in total.The check-in was very straight forward and I had emailed during January requesting the rooms together over looking the smaller pool which from previous reviews was quieter and this had been fulfilled. The layout of the room numbers and various different levels is slightly daunting at first but is very easy to understand once you have found your room. The apartments on arrival were very clean and had been refurbished fairly recently. They were very spacious with plenty of storage and the beds were very comfortable. The sofa bed in the lounge is probably the largest and most comfortable I have ever slept on during the 20 or so years we have been holidaying in Puerto Rico. The kitchen was well stocked with enough cups, saucers, mugs etc and also included a kettle, toaster & microwave which were more than adequate for breakfast & lunch although we did not use them for dinner as we ate out every night. The balcony was spacious enough with rattan type chairs not the usual white plastic! As we were self catering we cannot comment on the food but from what I could see there did not seem to be many guests All Inclusive. The on-site shop is fairly reasonable for essentials when you first arrive and the Europa Centre is less than 5 minutes away for a 'big shop'. The maid came 5 days out of 7 and left the apartment immaculate. Amadores Beach is a 30 minute stroll down the hill, although care should be taken as some routes down are steeper than others. and the trip back in one of the many taxis is about 4 Euros. The is the 8th different self catering apartment we have stayed in in Puerto Rico and apart from the (very expensive) Marina Suites I would say this one one of the best.More
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