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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Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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. Charges apply depending on your Board Basis.
A la carte restaurant
Open for evening meals. Charges apply depending on your Board Basis.
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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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Good price but would not return!
Have been to these apartments before when I was very young and thought they were great (must be good for children)!! Decided to return as the price was very cheap and I thought I knew what to expect. Sadly, I won't be returning again. The walls are paper thin so no long lie is possible as people do not know how to pick a chair up and move it - they prefer to scrape it along the tiles, you need to hire a taxi just to take you from your room to the exit/entrance as there is only one, my husband spent 3 days fighting an ant colony which lived in the kitchen and bathroom (thankfully none in the bedroom), no air conditioning and too chaotic at the pool to try and get a sunbed. The positives, however, is that the view from the balcony is stunning and the location is directly across from the Europa centre where there are plenty of bars and restaurants. The price we paid was excellent so really we shouldn't complain about anything but if you are paying over a reasonable price then perhaps look elsewhere. Gran Canaria in general is great, this being my 7th time visiting and would definitely recommend :-)More
Nichola M, Glasgow, United Kingdom
We stayed for 1 week in August on h/b basis, family of 4. The room was really spacious and had the added bonus of a kitchen area with fridge which meant we could store cold drinks etc. Usually only get a kitchen on a self catering basis. The hotel was lovely and clean and all staff were friendly and willing to help. There was always plenty of food with a good variety. It is a 3star hotel so don't expect 5star dining. Some people will always moan but Colina Mar are really trying to make sure people enjoy their holidays whilst offering employment to the local community. I think some people forget the hotels need to make a profit too! Outside of the hotel we found there was not really much to do for the kids nearby. All activities in Gran Canaria seemed really expensive.More
Brilliant hotel for reasonable price!!
Just come back from a 9 day stay at Colina mar..we all had an amazing holiday which was because the hotel was brilliant!! we went all inclusive and have to be honest we never had a bad meal lots of choice and even the kids ate well..the lady in reception was amazing if I needed to appeal to anyone I would wait for her shift so helpful and so funny, it read my sons 23Rd birthday and she arranged champagne and chocs!!..there is a man on in the nights he was terrible and definitely needs to learn customer service maybe the lady needs to train him ;)..will what can I say about victor omg he is pure gold for this hotel he works so hard and is so funny this guy is in his 50s and he is so much better than younger ones..Oscar (a young sly stallone) was such a lovely guy and definitely the eye candy in the hotel lol...Helen behind bar was great so nice to have a British person in the hotel!! The only issue we had was my camera went missing we left it out I don't want to say it was the cleaner because the hotel is amazing but we turned our room upside down and left without it :'( we are decisively going back after 8 years of going to Puerto Rico and stating in numerous hotels colina mar is the best by far its down to earth met amazing people and its a hotel where everyone looks after everyones kids and knows which family the children belong to that for me is what is needed when abroad we are definitely returning next year!! XxxMore
tracy w, Swansea, United Kingdom
Great Holiday - Value for Money
We stopped at the Colina Mar for 2 weeks at the end of July. We were aware it was a 3 star but it also was great value as child prices went to 15 years for all inclusive ( rare). The hotel is at the top of he resort but that meant the views were great of the beach and sea. It was on five levels but there were lifts if you couldnt be bothered with the stairs. Reception was friendly and very helpful, we asked for extra pillows and they were they straight away and any problems they were quick to mend. The rooms were fine , clean well equiped. Lovely balcony and very secure so happy to leave windows open at night ( no aircon). Had to pay for safe ( nothing unusual with that) and telly if you wanted it. We didnt bother and didnt miss it at all. Cleaned 5 times a week and fresh towels every couple of days. Beds a little hard but again thats personal preference. Lovely pool, great size ( no stupid shape to try and swim round). Always sunbeds ( not parasols though) One family while we were there did insist on one parasole per bed which I though a bit greedy but thats not the hotels fault. We were all inclusive - food was ok. It was well cooked but repetative. I am veggie and ended up eating chips a lot. Really could have done with a veggie option every day ( even pasta salads and pizza had meat in them). We went out a few times for a change but on the whole if you like your meat and fish you will be fine. Drinks were great, friendly bar staff and if you wanted a drink after 11pm all inclusive got a discount. The staff at the bars and resturant worked very hard and were always friendly. The kids club was small but my daughter had some fun even though she was at the older end of the scale. Entertainment was supplied by Vic. In the day it was table tennis, pool, waterpolo ,darts. You were never forced into it and the atmosphere was laways friendly and we really enjoyed it. Vic also did night time - he did a little kids disco which the little ones seemed to enjoy. One man can only do so much and they use little shows and singers like a lot of spanish resorts but it was OK and we had some laughs . Take it as it is and dont judge and youll be fine. On the whole this was great value for money - a four star hotel for two adults and two teens was coming in at Â£1500.0 more that what we paid for this so I am not complaining. By the way the walk to the beach is definatly 724 steps so recommend a taxi home 4 euros. Definatly the best value for money hotel we have ever been to and would happily recommend to any family. Would go back maybe not for a summer hol as like to try different places but for a week in spring ot autum.More
Happyfamily209967, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed holiday but would not return to hotel
Recently come back from 2 week holiday. Rooms were good with everything you need. The rooms were cleaned every other day, but in my opinion they need to be cleaned more thoroughly. The bathroom floor was dirty in corners, the inside of fridge door was very dirty, especially in corners with old food stuck in corners. The bedding we had was all ripped, along with cigarette burns in them. Myself, my husband & 2 teenage girls stayed, and considering there was 4 of us, we were left hardly any bath towels, and were only given kitchen acessories like cups, plates, glasses, cutlery etc for 3 people. The balcony only had 3 chairs not 4. As there is no air con, the nights can be very hot & sticky, & you could not open a window or anything as the music from down the shopping centre would be pumping till around 4am. I asked for another fan so both us & the girls had a fan for the night. This was provided straight away. There is one guy on reception who is very helpful & polite, but i'm not sure of his name (but its not the bald one). The queues for food & drink was really bad. Forever running out of food, which actually caused the queues. The queues in the night at bar were really long with only 1 guy serving, cleaning & collecting glasses. The lady who works at the resturant bar, i found quite ignorant. She would say "next please" without making any eye contact so you never knew who she was speaking too, then if you didn't speak she would be quite cocky & say "nobodys waiting then", but in my opinion if there are people who have been there before you, then you expect them to be served, but it was almost like she was playing games. A bit annoying really! The food was nice but it was the same thing most days. I always enjoyed my breakfast, but dinner & tea was a bit disappointing. The location is lovely great views, and lovely beaches near by. We ate out a few times and the food was always lovely, costing around 45-50 euros for 4 of us. Lastly if you have little ones they will love it hear. The entertainment team consists of a lady for the day & victor who does the nights and day entertainment and they really do work & try their hardest. I would 100% return to the resort, but i would prob choose a different hotel. If i did go back i would not go all inclusive there & i would want a cleaner room.More
clbmlg, Cardiff, United Kingdom
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