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Cabau Altair Apartments
Ranked #1 of 7 Puerto Rico B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Having been to Puerto Rico 12 times, we booked these apartments. Arrived to a nice looking complex and modern.
But we were disappointed, the towels changed once and no clean sheets in a week
Don't get us wrong they are clean when you arrive but the standard after that is poor, a quick sweep if your lucky. When we complained on checking out we were told if we needed clean towels and sheets we have to ask. We were fuming with the attitude of the receptionist
He didn't give a damn and 3 receptionists are men who never smile. If your a Scandi they ok with you as that what the area is now trying to attract

Room Tip: Ask for clean towels and sheets
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We had two lovely weeks at this site and managed to prepare a decent meal each evening with locally sourced produce using the basic but adequate facilities. Yes the site is up a steep hill but to be honest you need a bit of exercise on holiday, it can't all be eating drinking and relaxing. Can it? The site is modern and bright with lovely views across the bay. The significant down side is the noise from the commercial centre at the bottom of the valley. Such a shame because this site would have otherwise achieved full marks from me (across the board). Clearly there is nothing that the management can do about this but if you dont mind noise this place is a great base from which to explore. Spotlessly clean and well maintained but a few pesky cockroaches seemed to be atracted to my chorizo and butter bean casserole! The room maid obliged with super nitro deluxe spray to get rid of the blighters.
All in all, lovely apartments and worth a visit if you are looking for good value in a modern complex.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

just back from these apartments must say i was really pleased at the layout and overall look of this complex . yes its up the hill but so is 90% of the hotels here . we asked for a low floor and got what we requested. as for the noise yes u can here it but its a holiday area with people enjoying themselves so u do expect it to be a bit loud. the overall area is getting a lot of work done this year most hotels are getting a facelift i have been to gran canaria 5 times and they do need to upgrade and like this one they r doing a great job theyre fresh n bright, airy with great balconies no air con is a bit of a set back but for the price id no complaints .u can use the cala dor next door as well they have entertainment at night if you dont want to go to the complex at the bottom . if you fancy eating out i would recommend sabitans at the front of the commercial complex and if its an indian the happy valley on top floor is great .

Room Tip: its a great view from the 3rd floor upwards .if you have kids ask for first floor they are next t po...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Lovely apartments, but its situated right up the hill from shopping centre, so if you cant walk the hills, its not for you, and also, the music is pumping while your trying to sleep and no air con, so you couldn't open the door cos then the music was louder, it was like sleeping in noisy furness, so if you wanna sleep peacefully, don't go for these. The receptionist was a sleaze, watching you every time you walked past, and trying to chat you up.

Room Tip: if you have trouble walking or are going for peace and quiet, don't bother
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Overall I enjoyed my time at the Altair, I was there for two weeks with my partner and didn't really have that many issues. I'll start off with the pros of the hotel:
Firstly rooms are very nice, quite big and cleaned on a daily basis. The balcony is also very big. We stayed on the sixth floor, I would recommend getting a room above the 3rd floor as people can see into the these rooms while at the pool. The pool area was enjoyable and well maintained, the english girl serving behind the bar was very friendly and helpful.
The cons:
Obviously alot of the apartments in puerto rico don't come with air conditioning including these ones, the hotel offers fans to rent for 15 euros a week however when we arrived they didn't have any left (I heard certain families saying they rented more than one, this should change) and we asked about 6 times over the course of the two weeks to rent one however constantly none left! This made it abit of a nightmare as to try and keep cool at night we left the balcony doors slightly open which then brought all the noise in from the complex at the bottom of the valley (loud music continues until 4am). If they don't have fans you can go to the supermarkets/shops in the complex and rent fans cheaper than the hotel anyway.
We had a evening flight and were getting picked up at 6pm, however late check out was only availible until 3pm and at a cost of 20 euros so a bit pointless really. However they do give you a shower/changing facility under reception which is handy if you want to sunbathe while you wait.
Paying for the safe was abit steep however tv was generally good value.
So overall a good resort.

Puerto rico itself, the beach is very nice, for food we went to the complex on the first night however it was all very samey and you can't even look at a menu without getting dragged in to a restaurant so we ended up dining at the complex next to the beach for the rest of the holiday where there was plenty of lovely restaurants (rhodes greek restaurant and the italian next to it were amazing) . However there was a good restaurant called pinoccios in the complex which was authentic italian and only did italian unlike the other "Italian" restaurants in the complex which were also Steakhouses, Mexican, Spanish and Chinese!

Room Tip: Top three floors as no privacy on bottom three floors.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

The Altair is a beautifuly presented aparthotel,one of the best we'v stayed in at Puerto Rico.Having recently undergone a refurb you can tell the rooms are very modern with up to date decor and furniture.There is a good kitchen in the room with all the facilities you would need for self catering.Lovely balcony.I notice a few people have mentioned the steps but if anyone knows the resort then you should know what to expect,its built on two hillsides with all the bars,restaraunts and shops in the valley bottom.I actualy think the hotel is in a perfect position for the resort,near to the beach,harbour and of course the shopping centre.And of course,there are the steps,but if they do realy cause a problem then a taxi is only 3 euros.Lovely hotel,great value,nice pool area and a great pool bar.Special mention to Chantelle,you were brilliant.Thanks for all your help.Great holiday,great position,great hotel.Nice atmosphere.

Room Tip: High floor
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We originally booked cala d'or but got moved here as it was full. we were really pleased with the hotel. The rooms were nice and spacious and clean. We got a ground floor place looking over the pool. Which was good and bad. privacy was a bit compromised but we just stuck sheets over the balcony and problem solved. We only had one or two incidents with cockroaches but nothing serious. just keep doors closed in the evenings.

the sunbeds were quality. very comfy for snoozing at the pool. pool was small and shallow but suited us to only use it to cool off. good location too as once you head down the 2 sets of steps you are right at the centre
we really enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: go for a slightly higher floor for security and to be away from bugs (not many though)
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cabau Altair Apartments

Address: Calle Gran Canaria 12, 35130 Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Puerto Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Rico
Price Range: £38 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cabau Altair Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The establishment boasts of a privileged location as it is a few minutes walk from all the amenities and has spectacular views over the valley of Puerto Rico and the Atlantic Ocean. The south-west orientation provides all day sunshine ideal for sun worshippers. Altaïr has a large swimming pool with separate infant pool and a large terrace fitted with modern sun loungers and shades. The reduced size of the complex enables you to have plenty of space around the pool and relax as the atmosphere is very peaceful. You are also able to lie back and have a drink from the small pool bar. Cabau Altaïr is ideal for those looking for small and modern apartments in Gran Canaria with breathtaking sea views at fantastic prices. Cabau Altaïr provides self catering accommodation and the apartments are ideal if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing complex with a modern atmosphere. The decor has been carefully selected to give the complex an out of the ordinary flair amongst Gran Canaria hotels. We are close to the Playa Amadores which is easily accessible along the sea-side promenade along the cliffs from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the sunset. If you are looking for accommodation in Playa Amadores Cabau Altaïr apartments are a good choice. ... more   less 
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