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XQ Vistamar
Ranked #23 of 68 Hotels in Puerto Rico
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Just came back from a week at these apartments. We had a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment. First impression of the place was very good reception was as you`d expect checking in late receptionist had not allot of English.
Location of Vistamer was very good , right on beach near to shops and restaurants, not the big shopping complex mind you that was a 15 minute walk or a 3-4 euro taxi ride from outside appts.

Room was very clean, modern bedrooms were of a very good size bathroom good, big shower. Flat screen tv good size (no English channels) Kitchen was basic and a nice big fridge freezer.

Now the first complaint, you have to rent seperatly a kettle and a toaster if you needed them. Also rooms are not cleaned every day, i believe it`s 5 out of seven days but you don`t know which days they miss they don`t tell you.
No a big deal but little things like that annoy you, well me anyway. We just boiled water in the saucepan .
Not sure if the place advertises air conditioning , well anyway it doesn`t have any . Ceiling fans are in main room and bedrooms don`t know if this would be adiquite for high season temps.

Pool area is Good cleaned and washed every day plenty of comfortable beds Bar with snacks on sale,
BEWARE pool, as nice as it looks it has no small child part. When you come down steps in pool depth is about 1.2 to 1.4 metres deep no good for infants so keep an eye on them.

Just a note if you are on ground floor. Patio doors and windows locking systems are very poor so double check before you go out to the beach or for the evening

Enjoyed our week there and will go back .

Room Tip: Take a travel kettle with you.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We picked to stay here for our 2014 family holiday after reading the trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The rooms were clean and well kept. Great sea view from the top floor. Location was great plenty of restaurants close by, we ate in the Izamar quite a few times, good food, value for money and lovely staff. As bdjonny says avoid some of the beach front ones( we had a lucky escape thanks to them). El tiburon was good but not as good as Izamar.
Beach was a stones throw away and was lovely, clean, beautifully clear water, plenty of water sports in the harbor as well, paddle boards, kayaks, jet packs you name it.
A few places were closed as May is holiday season for the Canarians so some places were quiet. We stayed the week before and the week of Whit and the first few days were really quiet round the pool, but it got busier as the weekend approached.
Happy hour at the pool bar brings everyone together for a few beers and ice lollies and we had a great time meeting everyone. The pool set up makes it a friendly place to be. We've stayed at other places where you feel like sardines in a tin around the pool but at the Vistamar its more relaxed. I'm not one for ever going back to the same place but we would consider going back and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: If you have little ones request a ground floor so you are closer to the pool, little ones can chil o...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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10  Thank jonesfamily20
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed at XQ Vistamar for a week from May 22nd. We found the apartments to be clean with plenty of space. The pool is quite small but well looked after and was never busy. The beach opposite means for families the location is ideal, nice sand and good for paddling! There are several nice bars and restaurants close by, would recommend Izamar for food, a really lovely place. Avoid some of the places on the beach in the evening, a little cheaper perhaps but we had poor food at one and so had others we spoke too. All in all a very good relaxing holiday.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank bdjonny
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Hi. Just returned from these apts last week. these are very spacious and clean apts all views are sea views. The grounds and the pool were very clean. On site is a bar / snack bar very reasonable. Happy hour 16.00-17.00. everyday. To the left and right are a lot of restaurants and shops .A walk to the Commercial Centre there are plenty places open. All in all I would returned no problem.
The only thing a lot of the places were closed for holidays May/June.(This is a norm, classed as low season) Especially up at the Europa Centre

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

visited Vistamar apartments 8th May for two weeks. The apartments are ideally situated across the road from the beach and a short walk from the marina, We had an apartment on the ground floor with our own terrace and direct access to the swimming pool. The apartments are very spacious,clean and well maintained. The maids and cleaning staff were all pleasant and hard working although I found Martin the receptionist a bit abrupt at times. The second Friday we were there a gang of 6 Spanish lads & 2 girls appeared in the apartment above and all hell broke loose, with scraping of furniture and shouting until 4 o clock in the morning. this went on the next night also,making it impossible to sleep, the problem was there was no reception or security on at night,which I found a bit unnerving,Complained to the Thomas Cook rep but he did'nt want to know, After the gang went home we all settled down again and enjoyed the rest of our holiday.So all in all we would visit again,but hope for less noise next time.

Room Tip: top floor,so that you don't have anyone above scraping furniture all night
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank derrick s
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Stayed at the vistimar in may 2013 again. fantastic location, clean and friendly appartments. Martin the receptionist is very helpfull and friendly and the maids keep the place very clean. The appartments are directly accross the road from the beach and approx a 10min walk to the shopping centre.

Room Tip: ask for a low floor. the ground floor rooms are at the pool side and you have your own little garden...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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10  Thank leah h
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

My husband & I stayed at XQ Vistamar in 2009 and returned in 2010. Brillant location. Apartments are all facing the pool and you are just across the road from the beach with the Marina along side it. Easy access for walking along the cliff road to Amadoras Beach, so two beaches on your doorstep!

Apartments are quite large with plenty of space. Cleaning is very good. Towels changed every two days & bed linen was changed twice per week. Food at the pool bar was excellent with a very good menu.

To the left of the apartments, the night entertainment is excellent (i.e., if you don't want the walk up to the centre of Puerto Rico) !.

Hope to return soon as I could not complain about these apartments. I would highly recommend the XQ Vistamar.

Room Tip: All rooms are south facing onto Puerto Rico Beach & Marina.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Tina M
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Address: Calle Doreste y Molina 54, 35130 Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Puerto Rico
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 68 Hotels in Puerto Rico
Price Range: £56 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — XQ Vistamar 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
XQ Vistamar is a cozy complex with 34 apartments just off the Puerto Rico beach in the South of Gran Canaria. Its fantastic location just a little distance from the Puerto Rico Shopping Centre with its shops, restaurants and bars as well as the nearby pleasure craft harbor makes it an ideal location to enjoy your holidays on Gran Canaria.In order to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible, amongst other things, you will be able to enjoy our Bar by the Swimming pool, ideal for having an aperitif or light meal without needing to move away from the pool area. A truly relaxing experience.Come and get to know us, and you will find out why all our customers come back to us. ... more   less 
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