Looking out over a marina and the beach, these modern apartments know a thing or two about great views. Pretty panoramas are dished up at the palm-fringed pool and al fresco snack bar, as well as from the room balconies and terraces.
It’s the location that scores top marks here. Overlooking the marina and just a five-minute walk from the beach, these apartments offer up impressive sea views. A ten-minute walk along the coast, meanwhile, takes you to the heart of lively Puerto Rico. It’s packed with shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Setting aside, the swimming pool is noteworthy. It’s the shape of a triangle and is set facing the marina, which means you can watch the boats bob in and out of the harbour while you relax on the sun terrace or by the snack bar. What’s more, the whole set-up is fringed by palm trees and well-kept lawns, there’s a real air of privacy.
As for the apartments, they’ve recently been renovated so everything’s up to date. Décor is fresh and classic – think whitewashed walls, tiled floors and a mix of wooden and wicker furniture. They all come with satellite TVs and well-equipped kitchens, too, as well as sea or harbour-facing balconies or terraces.
Lastly, when you don’t fancy cooking, the hotel’s pool bar serves up snacks like toasties, omelettes and burgers throughout the day. For proper meals, head down to the marina for tapas and fresh seafood on the harbourside terraces. Or, for more in the way of eateries and after-dinner entertainment, make for Puerto Rico and make a night of it.
2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 5 and has 2 twin bedrooms and a single sofa-bed in the lounge. Apartment comes with a kitchenette, 2 electric rings and a microwave or oven. There's also maid service 5 times a week.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 and has a twin bedroom and single sofa-bed in the lounge. Apartment comes with a kitchenette, 2 electric rings and a microwave or oven. There's also maid service 5 times a week.
I have stayed here twice now on holiday to gran canaria and I would stay again! Great location, great value for money and fabulous views from the balconys. The rooms are very clean and not far from the pubs and bars. We ate in the taj palace which is located in the apartments at least 5 times on our last holiday, the wig-wam bar in the apartments is also a great/cosy place to go for drinks at night.. The cocktails are to die for definetly the best in Puerto Rico. Highly recommend the Porto novo apartments, I'll be back again.More
Kirsty H, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great value for money.
Just back from a two week stay here. Was apprehensive about the holiday before we left due to reviews here but can say that we really enjoyed our stay here. The room was spacious fully equipped with all we needed. The cleaners came in most days, fresh towels almost every day. Never had a problem getting a sunbed at the pool, or a comfy mattress for the sunbed either. Staff all pleasant and willing to help particularly Nigel in tanishq bar and all the staff in taj palace,particularly 'mr funny' who my kids nicknamed. Excellent location with beautiful views across the beach and harbour from our room..only suggestions for improvement that I would make would be to include wifi in the rooms or at least around the pool, and some kind of family entertainment for the evenings. Would go back :) More
Just got back from 14 days and had a great time , our room was lovely and comfy but could have done with air con , we hired a fan for the bedroom as it was so hot , even the locals said it was a heat wave for September 30c in the shade at 6.00pm! The room was lovely and clean and the maids came every day to mop the floors and do a general tidy , every 3 days they came to change the towels and bed linen. Apart from the heat the beds were lovely and comfy and the room had a good sized balcony overlooking the marina. It was quiet at night even though it is near the main road but our bedroom was at the back so was ok, probably noisier in peak season.
The Taj Palace Indian restaurant on site was gorgeous with friendly staff and lovely food, the onsite bar was great and run by a lovely cheeky lad called Nigello! Very friendly with a happy hour 4-7 and he brought your drinks to the poolside, lovely big pool with loads of sunbeds and again very quiet. We would stay here again however the rooms should have fans as standard, there was a ceiling fan in the living room which was a waste of time however again it could have been because of the extreme heat. Great time in Puerto Rico lovely area, great beach and very friendly people .....Loved it!More
milly44_11, Manchester, United Kingdom
Good value for money.
This holiday was great, the views from my apartment were amazing, the beach and the marina. The staff were OK and the place was very clean and easily accessible to lots of different restaurants. Taj palace is a must ,this is by the pool bar, curry is amazing.
Always plenty of sunbeds available, evern if you go to the beach in the morning ,you can still get a sunbed in the afternoon.More
jack291198, Oxford, United Kingdom
Don't stay here
We booked two apartments here for one week in August. The most appalling conditions ever and positively dangerous. Apartment 334 had no locks on outside doors and a dangerous lamp in the lounge area. It came apart revealing the electrical contacts!!! Filthy shower and taped over holes in the outside bathroom wall. Apartment 245 was even worse!! All fridge racks were rusty and unfit for use, broken cupboard door handles fixed with plumbers tape! Bare wires hanging out of a socket in the hallway, again a filthy shower with broken doors and waste pipe. Actual holes in the bathroom wall where some fittings had been removed and left open. We stayed 2 nights before we could be moved elsewhere. For £1300 for each room for 2 people it was definitely nowhere near worth the money. Towels nor sheets changed at all in a week. Their saving grace is location and the pool, albeit crowded by locals walking in off the street.More
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