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Vista Mar Apartments
Ranked #30 of 91 Hotels in Puerto Del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed in Vista Mar for 7 nights and we were very happy overall.
It is basic accommodation but kept spotlessly clean with daily cleaning and towel changes.
The apartments are well located approx 10 mins walk from the seafront ... there is no bar on site but that just means you don't have the late night hassle you get at other apartments and as there are plenty of bars within a few mins walk it wasn't a big issue.
One very serious point is the swimming pool ... this is most definitely only for strong swimmers as it is 7 ft deep with no shallow end ... very dangerous for kids or poor swimmers.
WiFi will cost you €20 for 7 days and there is no aircon or room fan in the apartments, though I think a fan can be hired at reception.
Overall these apartments are very good value for money and they don't pretend to be anything other than basic accommodation ... I would have no hesitation recommending them to people working with a limited budget

Room Tip: We had apartment no. 16 on the ground floor and right beside the pool. No complaints ... the room h...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We stayed here as a couple for 7 days and look forward to returning! The apt was well located with bars,restaurants and grocery stores within 2 min walk. Well located but closer to old town. The apt itself was spotless clean,spacious, the best was the large balcony with an ocean view! The staff were helpful & friendly! I would recommend this vacation rental!

Room Tip: Higher floor with a ocean view
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Relax1117
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We arrived late when the reception was closed. Our keys were left for us. The girl in the reception was very helpful. Our room was cleaned daily. For what we paid. I found it very good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank eddie-henrik
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Just got back from a week in Vista Mar. Found it by accident on our last visit and stayed 2 nights. We were so impressed that we returned for a week in October. If you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing and stress free break, look no further! We stayed in two of the refurbished rooms which are absolutely stunning and the top floor ones have great views over the sea. The ladies on reception could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The pool is small and there's no bar (though you can use the one in the next apartment) but that just adds to the relaxation factor. We have already booked to return their next October and fully expect to "slip" a couple of trips in before.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms with Balconies have great views over the sea. (33 and 36 have been recently refurbis...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Steve V
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We have just returned from a 11 night stay at Vista Mar. It was a late deal so did get the holiday for cheap but it was definite value for money. The cleaner came everyday, giving us clean towels every other day. The lady on reception was very friendly and helped with anything that she could. The bathroom could have done with a refurb but they were in the process of doing this while we were there. If you're an uppity [--] who wants to pay nothing for a holiday but get 5 star treatment then I wouldn't advise vista mar, or if you describe a holiday as ruined because the curtains in your apartment were not to your taste.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Georgina T
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

First of all I will deal with the good points, the cleaner Maria did a good job and came in nearly every day, we had clean towels, although the bedding was only changed at the end of the first week.
Our fridge had seen better days, very old and missing the door to the ice box, but we managed ok.
The receptionist was really nice and tried to be as helpful as possible with any issues we had.
The Spar supermarket is handy just behind the apartments. A ten minute or so walk to the strip and beach is downhill, a lot longer coming back! the return road is nick named cardiac hill and not for nothing, not for people with walking difficulties .
The worst things about these apartments is they are very tired although they are refurbishing some of them while you try to enjoy your holiday and put up with hammering and drilling noise, relaxing is very difficult! no matresses on the sunbeds ,no umbrellas round the pool and very little shade, a pool that is only any good for swimmers, too deep for non swimmers!
We asked the guy who was the boss or the owner about matresses and umbrellas and got a sharp no! quite rude! we felt like he did not want people to stay around the pool, luckily we had a bit of shade on our terrace because in the afternoon there was none anywhere else, no sunbeds or umbrellas on the beach because of a dispute between the government and the company that supplies them about unpaid tax, so the government made them take them all away, very few people on the beach too hot at the end of june with no shade.
We had a ground floor apartment 5 cockroaches in total when we came back at night, had to leave all the plugs in the sink and bath and stuff paper in the sink and bath overflow and also block the gap under the door with a towel and spray roach killer every night, the last three nights it worked blocking all entrys we did not see any more, our friends were on th 3rd floor and did not get any.
Also if you book with Cosmos like us dont expect to see a rep, not even an envelope with a phone number in case of emergency and no reference to any tour company in reception, quite strange, was just given a number for the bus company for return transfer at the information desk at the airport.

Room Tip: High floor, less chance of cockroachs getting in your room,but only if you can climb stairs .no lift...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank everon2013
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Just returned home from a two week holiday at Vista Mar. I would reccomend these apartments to anyone who is looking for a quiet and relaxed break either themselves, as a couple or small group. The apartments were very well maintained throughout our stay with friendly cleaners who came in most days to provide fresh towels etc. The only issue we had , which was very minor, was the lack of clean bedding, which was changed after the 11th day. The receptionist, who we presumed may also own the apartments was also very pleasant with everyone. As I mentioned before, I would reccomend Vista Mar to anyone looking for a cheap escape. The location is situated very close to shops with a very cheap spar within 30 seconds walking distance. I have read reviews about Vista Mar and cannot understand why people have said the noise from the main road is a problem; as of course the hotel is close to ammenities and not located at the top of an extinct volcano. We also did not see any cochroaches either. The only comment I will stress from staying here is that the swimming pool was very deep. Being 6feet 2inches tall and unable to touch the bottom, a shallow end would have been more appealing, especially as my girlfriend is a non-swimmer. For this reason, I would not reccomend apartments for adults with children as they may be disapointed. On the whole, very relaxed place, very close to shops, very close to the beach (10 min walk) and very clean. 8/10

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about Vista Mar Apartments

Address: Calle Majadas 4 | Tias, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Puerto Del Carmen
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
Price Range: £55 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Vista Mar Apartments 1.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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