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.
Just returned from the Colina Mar where I spent a week with 7 friends. The accommodation was perfect for us as we just basically slept in the rooms, we didn't cook. The rooms were spotlessly clean and had everything we required. Air conditioning would be nice as i'm sure the rooms would be unbearable in high season.
Pool area was ok, The big pool was a bit crowded and noisy so we spent a few days down by the small pool which was almost as big as the other but much quieter and the barman was lovely. He told us that by paying 1e each day you could takes as much water with ice from the cooler all day long, none of the staff at the bar by the big pool bothered to tell us this.
We stayed on B & B basis which was fine, breakfast had just about anything you would need and the food was fine, I hated the coffee, it was horrible. I bought a chicken sandwich from the bar the first lunchtime and it was horrible so I didn't bother with anything else there for the rest of the week.
Supermarket on fourth floor had just about everything you would need and prices were very reasonable.
Very close to the Europa centre which had lost of nice restaurants to eat in. Taxi rank almost beside the hotel and cost approx 4euro to get down to the centre where there was a huge choice of restaurants and bars.
Try the all you can eat Chinese at the top of the centre opposite the Shamrock Irish bar, the food was excellent. The Indian near riders was excellent too. San Miguel is a very busy restaurant on the ground floor of the centre, it is always busy and hard to get a table but the food is excellent and very reasonable. In 7 nights we did not have one bad meal.
Dicey Riley's Irish bar is a lively little spot and great fun.
This is not my first visit to Puerto Rico and probably not my last, I don't think I would stay in Colina Mar again unless the price was a real bargain.More
I've read some pretty rubbish reviews of this place but I can honestly say I had a great holiday here with my partner! We stayed here for a week and don't have one complaint!
On arriving we had a quick check in and got to our room with no problems. The room was clean and tidy and we had a gorgeous view of Puerto Rico from our balcony! We stayed here self catering and can't complain we didn't cook or use the kitchen facilities in our room but there was plenty of utensils you would need if you did cook in your room. You even get washing up equipment which I've never seen in any apartment I've stayed in always had to buy our own! The bathroom was nice and clean and the shower was always hot and powerful the only thing was there was no little bar of soap at the sink to wash your hands after the toilet but I bought one from the supermarket for less than a euro! It's just a short walk from the Europa centre and taxi rank which is great. Our first night we had a lovely meal in El Toro in the Europa Centre and the staff around the centre are very helpful and friendly!
We spent most of our days round the pool always enough sunbeds to lie on and the snack menu at the pool bar is good. After all it is just a snack which is all we were having through the day and going out for a main meal on the night time. The one and only thing I could say is that the bar during the all inclusive buffet meal times is short staffed but that can't be helped you just need to learn to be patient. We had a great stay and wouldn't heistate to go back in the future. Although it probably does need to invest in air con as the fan doesn't really cut it but it wasn't too bad and we got our sleep! More
We booked this hotel with Falcon holidays based on the picutres and the the write up they gave it. A big part of our choice was the idea of an all inclusive holiday. We arrived late the fist night it was about half nine that night when we had checked in so we where too late for the food that night. The staff where very friendly and we where told how to get to the apartment which was on the fourth floor.we where impressed with the room that night and the view from the balcony was great. We went down to the bar and their was a man singing i think his name was Roy Willams he was very good. the staff we where great too. However the entertainment for the rest of the week was practically non existent. We couldn't stay in the hotel at night for this reason.
The food in the hotel was awful with the same type of food been offered every day and the couple of times we did try it it was cold and very disappointing.
We wouldn't cook food in the room either as the kitchen area was crawling with ants and just didn't seem clean.
All in all we wouldn't go back to this hotel and differently not as all inclusiveMore
ShaneCM, Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
Having read some previous reviews, I was a little sceptical especially with regards to the cats situation but we had no problems with the cats at all. The clue is in the notices posted around the bar / restaurant area "Please do not feed them". Food not the best we have had on an AI holiday, but we always managed to find something and certainly never went hungry. 3 meats & a fish dish every evening ~ there was definately a variety. Our room was spotlessly clean as was the whole complex ~ staff were always around cleaning. Evening entertainment again not the best but there again it is now their winter season and entertainment is always more irregular. Was disappointed with the reptile show & the guitarist though. The main pool bar - well what can I say!!! It opened at about 11am everyday - certainly not 11.30am like a couple of reviewers have wrote. Ellie was a star who made us feel more than welcome ~ very bubbly, friendly always had a smile on her face and provided a great service. Pedro again very nice person, always said hello. Reception staff were always very friendly too. The tv channels in the room were not as advertised but hey ho ~ didn't spoil anything for us. Would we return ~ YESMore
jenny s, Warrington, United Kingdom
colina mar puerto rico
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
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