As three students we were looking for a holiday on a budget, and when we arrived at Porlamar we were impressed by the value for the amount we paid (£200 including flights from travelrepublic for a week in July). We arrived on the 8th July and although there was no-one there we rang the number provided on the gate and a man arrived very shortly after. The apartments were very clean; I read reviews saying they were a little dated but to be honest it really didn't matter to us! Clean towels, sheets etc provided every couple of days. Balcony had a beautiful view and was really spacious yet private. We were very lucky in that we went a few days before the school holidays began, and so the first two days we had the whole pool area to ourselves! The bar only opened towards the end of the holiday when more people arrived, but the food and drinks were good and the barman a real character. Brilliant location too, tucked away around the hillside from the main town centre so quieter, but only a ten minute walk to the beach, which is lovely. Also very near to a cheap supermarket, only 5 minutes walk. The only thing was that the room got very hot at night and we were reluctant to open the windows, since on the first night we found that if left open some unwanted visitors may get in! Cockroaches are not signs of uncleanliness in Gran Canaria, you will see them in the evening on the paths and in the parks - there was a can of spray in our apartment which dealt with them fine, but if you leave the balcony door or any windows open when you go out for the evening you may find a cockroach has snuck in upon your return! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Porlamar and thought it was great value for money, along with beautiful weather and a gorgeous sea view. There are some lovely restaurants around the beach area - the Beach Club restaurant on the right hand side of the harbour wall does lovely food for excellent value. The area can be a little touristy, but we tended to avoid these areas anyway. Would definitely recommend Porlamar.
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- Also Known As:
- Porlamar Apartments Hotel Puerto Rico
- Porlamar Apartments Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria