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.
We have just arrived back from here after a weeks stay. We paid for room only but most of the families/couples seemed to be all inclusive. The room was cleaned 5 out of the 6 days we were there. The room was spacious with a beach view and kitchenette which included kettle, toaster, utensils etc. There is a shop on the fourth floor and WIFI in the reception area only. There was always plenty of sun loungers which may be down to the time of the year we went. Loungers were not allowed to be reserved with towels which was great. Although we do not have kids I have to say Victor and the staff seemed to be excellent with kids, always setting up games and paying them great attention with plenty of music. The night entertainment was great for families but as a couple we headed to the puerto rico center or the Europa which we preferred. Taxi's are €4/€5 to the main center. Plenty of places to eat and drink but Oscars restaurant which is just on the beach was incredible...best food by far, you pay a bit more for it but well worth it. The beach is gorgeous - very clean and you pay €11 for 2 sunbeds and a umbrella for the day. Overall the hotel was excellent with friendly staff who seem to work very hard and reasonably priced.More
Duggans84, County Cork, Ireland
Great holiday! Amazing views!
Just got back from 10 day stay here all inclusive, where to start, we didn't know what to expect as there was mixed views on a few things. I don't really have anything bad to say about our stay, the other half is vegetarian so she was worried at first what she could eat, she didn't have that much of a problem but could do with more options for vegis. Apart from that the food was spot on and I'd be wrong to complain, plenty variety and quality of the food was surprisingly good.
The rooms was very clean with maids coming in every other day changing towels etc, the showers was good with instant hot water! Views from balcony was breath taking, and all of rooms have sea views, I'd recommend having a higher floor.
The staff was extremely friendly and had a great sense of humour, victor the entertainer was great and worked extremely hard to keep people happy, entertainment at night wasn't bad with mini kids disco followed by cash bingo or quiz nights, also have BBQs, live music and animal shows we was quite happy staying in the complex most nights.
We had a great time and I'd definitely go back, infact we are already looking at next year.More
Holiday Heaven thanks to Victor
Booked this holiday very last min and was not sure what we were going to get. However, we were very impressed.
-The apartment was cleaned daily
-The pool was clean and a perfect temperature
-The food (all inclusive) was yummy with a good variety
-The staff were friendly
-The HIGHLIGHT - Victor the entertainer, all round lovely guy who looked after my daughter and I so well. He made her feel like a princess and made such a fuss of her.
We are already booking for next year.More
Sharon C, Weymouth, United Kingdom
Come back on the 7th was an excellent two weeks with my family especially with my little girl she loved it and the staff were excellent with us all my auntie being disabled and my daughter only 11months we were well looked after by all the staff super oscar was an excellent host in the bar a well as Ellen! We spent two weeks in the Colina mar for the 2nd time and the food suited my daughter perfectly and all the adults! Victor was an excellent entertainer though she wa too young for kids club he always let her on stage to play wouldn't return to another hotel in Puerto Rico the Colina mar was the perfect place for our family and we hope to return with a she's loads 2016 lots of love to the staff xxxxxMore
Fabulous morning views
Some people could complain about the shine on a silver plate but after using these apartments for the first time I must say there is very little to complain about , if anything, while staying here for 11 nights. As people have said before me the views from the balcony are stunning to say the least, if a view of the valley in which puerto rico sits doesnt beat staring at a backyard or a wall nothing ever will.
The rooms are of a good size and very clean, maids are in almost every day and even tidy up after the messiest teenager, regular clean towels and a more than ample kitchen area with everything electrical you need to cook a meal.
Very good pool area and plenty of sunbeds to go round as long as youre not a very late riser. The hotel may be on top of the hill but cheap taxis make this a more than reasonable place to stay I always look for value, cleanliness, location and this great little hotel ticked all my boxes, will certainly stay here again, we loved itMore
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