We arrived at the hotel after mid-night and were worried about not getting checked in because of their reception hours, however this presented no issue to us as the reception had left an envelope with our name and a key on at the door. We took our passports for 'check-in' in the morning. The staff were friendly.
We booked a room with a pool and sea-view which was exactly what we got and the view of Amadores beach was nothing short of fantastic and far better than the view that we had staying at a different hotel in the same area. Very large terrace, with table and chairs. Full sun on terrace all day and stunning sunsets to watch at night. The apartment itself was in need of updating, i.e, walls could do with a lick of paint and couches could do with replacing, but all useful amenities were provided, coffee machine, toaster, big fridge/freezer, flat screen TV that you do not have to pay to watch. Comfy beds.
Apartment was very clean and maids were very nice and changed towels on both days that we stayed. No cockroaches or bugs whatsoever. The location is at the top of the hill, however we had a car so this was not a problem for us. The Europa centre was only a ten minute walk by foot and was good for a night out. We enjoyed several drinks at the Buddha bar. We also enjoyed playing the mini-golf, worth a go and only €4 entry/ €1 for beers.
The hotel swimming pool was brilliant, but the loungers did seem to get snapped up very quickly. I did see people rushing to get their towels out to reserve the loungers at 7.30, which did surprise me!
The hotel did have an on-site shop, which was handy, but they were charging €5.25 for a box of cereal!, don't mind paying tourist prices now and again but this was a bit much, considering you can get a box at a local supermarket for €2.
The few quibbles that we had from this hotel was that the terrace/bedroom window was very close to the stairs where people often walked past at night and hence we did not feel comfortable sleeping with the window open and the terrace was quite unprivate in this respect. There was also a dodgy plug in the bedroom, which you got a shock from if you touched!, had no problems with any of the other plugs though. Shower was okay, not great. No Aircon, but we were aware of that on booking.
Overall though, did have a great stay at this hotel, it provided excellent value for money. We wish we had booked a longer stay considering the quality of the other hotel that we had booked on the same trip!!
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- Also Known As:
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- Palmera Mar Hotel Puerto Rico
- Apartamentos Palmera Mar Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria