Altamar Aparthotel Reviews

AVENIDA LA CORNISA, PUERTO RICO, GRAND CANARY, CANARY ISLANDS 35139, SPAIN

Reviews for Altamar Aparthotel, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, The Canaries

LOCATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

ACCOMMODATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

KIDS FACILITIES

4 out of 5
4 Stars

OVERALL RATING

4.4 out of 5
4.4 Stars
The Altamar Aparthotel is in a hillside position between the beaches of Puerto Rico and Amadores, and has nice sea views. The Europa shopping centre which has a wide variety of shops and entertainment is 200 metres away. There is a public bus service going to both of the local beaches. There is a 9-hole golf course within 2 miles of the property. The Altamar Aparthotel will appeal to couples and families looking for simple accommodation in Gran Canaria, close to the beaches and the main entertainment areas. The property has 257 one bedroom apartments with terraces and pleasant views and all rooms have Satellite TV, safe, ceiling fan, bedroom with a nice range of furniture, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and cooker. The resort of Puerto Rico is especially popular with families who enjoy the year round warm weather and the child friendly facilities. Shops, bars and restaurants are all within easy reach and there are two public lidos surrounded by gardens for those wanting a break from the sometimes busy beach. Facilities at the Altamar Aparthotel incude 2 heated swimming pools, children`s pool, games room, 24hr reception, supermarket and an entertainment programme with acts showing 3 times a week.
Meals & Drinks...SC . Restaurant Altamar . Snack bar where food is served all day

Just returned from the Altamar Aparthotel and throughly enjoyed it.

Never been to Gran Canaria before and was plesently surprised at how friendly the locals were.

The all inclusive was a blessing as we dodn't need to spend much for the week we were there.

Food great, drinks great & the more you drank, the better the entertainment became.

Portsmouth

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

Our room at the Altamar Aparthotel had stunning views out to sea as most room seem to. The Altamar is very friendly.

Its the first time we have stayed AI in Puerto rico but having looked at the hotel we thought it would be lovely having our meals with that view so very please that we did.
In fact the house wine was tooo nice....

Would definately stay here again

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"We returned to the Altamar 11 years after our first visit. it was brilliant then and now it..."

We returned to the Altamar 11 years after our first visit. it was brilliant then and now it it even better. We went half board and the food was fantastic with a extremely varied selection which managed to please my son who is a fussy eater and also myself as a vegetarian.

The breakfast could have been a bit hotter, but we soon learnt to zap them in the microwave.

Our only downside was having about £100 stolen from my handbag which we had left in our apartment, along with my son's (he's 6) little purse also being emptied. There was no sign of forced entry, but the maid had been in earlier that day...

The staff were all really friendly and our youngest two were always eager to go to the kids clubs, especially to see Happy Hailey!

Even with the loss of money it was still the best holiday we have ever had with the kids and have already booked to go back again next year (this time with a safety deposit box!)

Ipswich

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"My friends and i stayed at the Altamar to celebrate my 40th. We were well impressed with eve..."

My friends and i stayed at the Altamar to celebrate my 40th. We were well impressed with everything from the lovely staff, to the cool cable lift that takes you down to your apartment.

The view was amazing of the sea from our room, the pool was gorgeous
(especially without children taking over!) great time of year to go and the weather was fab.

What else can i say?
We loved the place, the people, just about everything.

I would definately go again, it was one of the best hols ever.

Blackpool

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

The best holiday ever...amazing views from our balcony. Rooms were spacious very clean....hotel staff were friendly..nothing was too much trouble!! Going back again this year...taking my other half!!

Nuneaton
Warks

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

The hotel was excelent, the views were out of this world. Woke up every morning and was greeted by a view of the sea. the altamar is the best hotel we have stopped in 10/10

nuneaton , warks

"Just back a fortnight ago from haveing a superb stay at the altamar. Lovely place and great ..."

Just back a fortnight ago from haveing a superb stay at the altamar. Lovely place and great staff all of them always had a smile on there faces. Entertainment was excellent Big Gazza and Cherly were ace plenty of variety with them and the nightly shows. The Shermans tribute to The Tramps was brill so was The Soul Sisters. Complex was always clean n tidy we had maids in 2 times at least in a week. Souix city is great recomend doing the fri evening BBQ great food and free bar. Europa Center just a short walk away every thing u need can be found there. Flicks is the place there for a fry up. The main centre is good but its like a rabbits warren shops go in all directions. Taxis and buses r cheap and very frequaint. Getting back to the altamar only bad point well not really a bad point were thr lifts the seemed to have a mind of there own. When we were waitng for them used to play which floor will it stop at good way to pass time while waiting. But to sum up our holiday in a rateing out of ten i would give it eleven it was that good very relaxing. All the staff from recption to the cleaners always spoke. Would most defanilety go back sooner than later. hope this helps anyone planning to go. PS if u like open air markets try Peurto Mogen on a fri morning great place for a bargin.

Buckie
Scotland

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"This holiday was great!! the accomadation was good and the resort/apartments had great enter..."

This holiday was great!! the accomadation was good and the resort/apartments had great entertainment and excellent service!! there was entertainment everynight and it catered for all ages!! mini discos for the kids , 70's and 80's quizzes for adults and a show later on at night for the whole family. The food was really nice and the buffet was cheap and tasted great the was a good selection of food and you could go back as many times as you wanted! The waiters were great too it didnt take long for them to clear your table and take your order there was one waiter called Carlos and he never stopped he was always on the go and definately did his best. overall it is a great place to stay and the pools are a good size and there is a spar on site!! i recommend staying there!! its da bst hol ever!! big gazza and tall paul with the bingo and jokes are great and the kids songs like the court of king karacacas is great i loved every minute of the holiday!! i didnt want to go home!! (cumbria)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Well what can i say, we had a brilliant holiday i went with my family n we had the best holi..."

Well what can i say, we had a brilliant holiday i went with my family n we had the best holiday we've ever had. On arrival we were very impressed with the large reception and facilities in the reception there is a large spar that has everything you'll ever need on your holidays and computers for the kids. The only time the reception seem unable to help is when the lift gets stuck and you go to complain..well the lift all i can say is if you can b bothered waitin for it then fair enuough just be careful when your in them that they dont break down. The apartments are brilliant very cool with large balconys that provide two sunloungers i was very impressed with the apartments. There are two large pools a football pitch and pool tables these are used whenever you like and as part of killer pool which leads me on to the entertainment. It is fantastic 'Big Gazza' and 'Tall Paul' gazzas the main man hes a rite gd laugh u have happy hour at 4 and bingo at 5 when big gazza 'shakes his balls' the bingo song is the best you will love it and anyone who goes to the altamar has to buy Big Gazzas cd ..big gazza also does fat aerobics in the pool these are absolutely brilliant a rele gd laugh everyone should join in gazza will push you to your extremes. The night entertainment is fantastic play your cards right is great they come around with free tickets with a number on it n who evers ticket comes out has the chance to win some money and some drinks ...i was lucky my number came up and i walked away with the drinks and all the money. The food there is great great value for money is the half roast chicken and chips one of the waiters looks like the one off fawlty towers.. he always finds a way to make you laugh hes hillarious all the staff are very happy and friendly creating a great holiday atmosphere. If you can possibly drag yourself away from the altamar and its entertainment then the europa centre is a good place to go(visit biblos) however the altarmar had a lot of enterainment goin on such as chris mooney and abu khan the reptile man and the hypnototist at night. Our second time in Gran canaria and i loved it more than the first i can't wait to go again because thats a definite although i will be taking my boyfriend next year as the altamar provides for couples familys ..people of all ages your guaranteed a brilliant holiday oh and visit amadores beach its beautiful!! (bolton)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Very pleasantly surprised, hotel good, staff good, entertainment excellent kids well catered..."

Very pleasantly surprised, hotel good, staff good, entertainment excellent kids well catered for all ages. Only negative are the trips jmc/thomas cook try to sell to u, dont bother, absolute rip off, sioux city, boat trip, linekers night out and waterpark at maspalomas, do ur self a favour do ur own thing, and if u r going to go to a water park go to puerto ricos own its had a massive re vamp and is fab. I personally would avoid the centro commercial in puerto and stick to the europa only 200 metres away great restaurants like el brassero, el molino, great bars turbos, blarney stone etc. (warrington)

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
4.6 Stars

Altamar Apartments are a clean well run complex. Facilities on site are good (Spar Shop, Laundry Room, Childrens Club). Entertainment staff Gazza and Stretch are a bonus at the apartments. Would definitely recommend these apartments and would go back again. (Montrose)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Me and the family are not long back from Puerto Rico was our third time staying in the altam..."

Me and the family are not long back from Puerto Rico was our third time staying in the altamar over the last 6 years. Still found it to be excellent staff great, JMC reps were brilliant Vicky and Adam couldnt be any more helpful enjoyed a few nights out with them. At night we sometimes stayed in the complex as there was good shows on but then we vetured down to the Commercial Centre where we discovered The Garage Bar were you had an excellent night out great for the kids aswell. The Altamar is just a short stroll from the Europa Centre were you find loads of great places to eat especially Mr XUs chinese restaurant which the hole family enjoyed.your resident entertainer at the Altamar Big Gazza and Stretch were good going back next year again. (DUMBARTON)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Myself & family have been going to these apartments in all for the last 13 years sometim..."

Myself & family have been going to these apartments in all for the last 13 years sometimes as many as 3 times a year, never get tired of the place. The staff are superb and treat you always with a smile nothing is ever to much for them to do or trouble, they are fantastic with the children. The complex is always kept clean & tidy and you will always see decorating on going the maids came to the apartments every other day to mop sweep and generally tidy up your apartment there is always plenty of towels etc in your room. You never have to worry about getting a sunbed as this complex is exclusive to us brits in the summer so no germans the pools are always clean with strong detergents being put in every night, there are 2 pool tables at each side of the complex the restaurant bar area is always kept clean and tidy with everywhere being wiped and swept up, should you choose to order a meal from the menu you will find the quality alot better than the half board section of the restaurant the food and drinks are very cheap to purchase. You have 2 lifts the one nearest the reception not the most reliable always breaking down you also have the onsite mini mart and launderette entertainment during the day is not to bad with Gazza being the regular compere you have killer pool, dunk the rep, water polo and scuba diving also you have five aside football in the enclosed all wheather pitch must say did'nt really rate the kids reps they seemed to make the rules up as they went along rather dissapointing. At 1600-1700 hrs every afternoon you have happy hour 2 drinks for the price of 1 this doe's not include cocktails & you also get the obligatory game of bingo. Of a night time there is always a live act 3 good one's worth a mention 1.MMR the islands answer to freddy star he used to do 2 acts one was adults only which was stopped due to him not being politacily correct and the family show which is very good, then there's Adrianna excellent singer etc pulls lolly pop's from the most unexpected of places and then there's Abu Khan the reptile & insects man after these main acts you have either disco or kareaoke and to finish the night open the box. The panoramic view is breath taking over looking the atlantic ocean there is a wonderful walk which most people call the amadores walk this takes you too and from the manmade amadores beach which has plenty of shops and restaurants and are not that expensive. 5 mins walk from the complex you have the Europa centre which has a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, the main centre thought is the commercial center down at the bottom of the mountain you can get there by taxi which only costs about 3-50 euro's at most you can get a taxi from right opposite the complex this caters more for the teenagers who enjoy's the loud music etc. You will not be dissapointed with this holiday resort & complex so book with confidence, any negative reviews about the apartments that you read would have to come from the very very hard to please people and are not worth entertaining, the only negative thing about this resort and site is the location right at the top of the mountain it's not for the infirm and frail unfortuantley. (birmingham)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
4 Stars
OVERALL:
4.9 Stars
"Weather was fantastic - 80's every day. Altamar was one of the nicest hotels we've..."

Weather was fantastic - 80's every day. Altamar was one of the nicest hotels we've stayed in - nice pools, restaurant/bar. Great value for money. Entertainment reps, including Karaoke 'Big Gazza', were brilliant. Had some great nights. Watch out for the lifts, as the comedian said one night, they spent 4 million on the foyer & 2 pounds 50 on the lift! Just hold on tight! Good fun though. Bit of a pain being at the top of the hill but it was a lovely view & a nice walk down. Never attempted the walk back up as taxis only around 3 euros. Beaches nice & the little one enjoyed sitting on the cliff rocks trying to fish! Charlies Bar was a nice stop off for a cold beer & snack near the beach & harbour. Cheapest place for beer was at the lower europa centre on the very top floor where there were a few english bars. We always went to the Venue - Lol was the gaffa, Bev the barmaid, & you could karaoke until 3 in the morning.
All in all a really enjoyable holiday for a week - you might have to venture further afield for 2 weeks & perhaps hire a car or at least visit Las Ingles where it is supposed to be a lot busier.

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
4 Stars
OVERALL:
4.3 Stars
"Me and my boyfiend had a brilliant holiday, there was not one fault with altamar, it was liv..."

Me and my boyfiend had a brilliant holiday, there was not one fault with altamar, it was lively and everyone was friendly. The location of altamar is high on the hill, however it is a nice stroll down to the commercial centre and there are taxis everywhere wich are very cheap. 5 mins walk from altamar is the europa centre which is a smaller version of the commercial centre, it has every thing you need from shops restauraunts and lively family bars. The chinese 'all you can eats' are great, value for money and goood food. We will deffinately be back and i would reccommend it to everyone. We loved it and an sure you will too. Best wishes, have a brilliant holiday xxxxxx (halifax)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Rooms were o.k of good standard. Very hot when we first arrived. Tried to book fan but none ..."

Rooms were o.k of good standard. Very hot when we first arrived. Tried to book fan but none left and so with no airconditioning the rooms got quite hot. The self catering facitlities were fine. 2 pools of good size and on site restaurant was good for lunch an snacks. The beach closest was gorgeous. It is a very long walk to the main part of Puerto Rico as the hotel is on top of a very large hill. We got taxis down a couple of days but everything you need is close by. Everything you buy is not too expensive. Really good place to holiday shame about airconditioning but didn't let it ruin holiday in any way!

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

overall a good holiday.nice big balconies to sunbathe on or have a quiet drink on a night.food ok but could do with a bit more variety.good pool staff hard working i would definately go back.

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
3.2 Stars

Excellent holiday overall, there was lots to see and do. We were on the A side of the complex which hasn't yet been refurbished, but the accommodation was perfectly adequate for our needs, although we had to pay to hire a fan as it was so hot. Fantastic sea views from the balcony. Had to get up REALLY early to get a sun bed by the pool. Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. Evening entertainment was very good.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.4 Stars

This was an excellent holiday overall however, we stayed on the A side of the appartments that as yet hasn't been re furbished like the B side. The B side has been re-decorated and now has air-con or ceiling fans while the A side guests have to pay to hire out fans as the heat at night is unbearable. Also the linen was only changed once in a 2 wk stay and got very sweaty and smelly!!!! But , other than that it was a great holiday the staff were very pleasant and the entertainment was brill!!!

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

first time here,great time jmc kidsworld rep gemma was great with kids even when she was off duty she still made time for the children and parents.Nothing was a problem to her and very helpfull.JMC should be proud of her a credit to the company.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"good points-excellent veiws of Atlantic with better apartments on level 0,1+2. bad points- t..."

good points-excellent veiws of Atlantic with better apartments on level 0,1+2. bad points- too many stairs-lifts inadequate for amount of people
- food on half board very poor-bacon the 1st week was like pork scratchings before they go hard-funnily enough they changed it to real bacon for the 2nd week but although edible, still a bit grotty
- table cloths in dining room like a cafe, all sticky
-maids change bedding once a week which is a disgrace
All in all wouldn,t go back again.

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
3 Stars
KIDS:
3 Stars
OVERALL:
3.5 Stars

Great Place to stay, although a little far to the beach! Very pleasant! Would come again!

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
4 Stars
OVERALL:
4.4 Stars
"Very very good the entertainment staff were brilliant ,the apartments were a bit small for 5..."

Very very good the entertainment staff were brilliant ,the apartments were a bit small for 5 of us but was fine as there was plenty to do so we was always out ,the lifts are a bit of a pain only fit about 8/9 people in at one time i would reccomend this hotel to anyone the only problem is that the hotel is on a hill but the taxis are very cheap, there was one bad point about our holiday to puerto rico i got food poisoning from a chinese restaurant called mr wu's situated in the europa centre , other than that it was a fantastic holiday

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

This was an excellent holiday. The apartment was great, very clean and tidy. We had a great view of the sea, all rooms are facing onto the sea. Would recommend to anyone who visits to go to flick's in the europa centre for a full breakfast it's amazing and great value for money, infact all the bars and restaurants in the resort are great value for money. Would definently visit again, infact both myself and my boyfriend are ging back next year.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

This was an excellent holiday. the apartments were great, very clean with a great view of the sea. reastraunt food was good and at a good price. would recommend to everyone who visits to go to Flick's (europa centre) for a full breakfast, it's amazing. definently visit again, infact my boyfriend and i are going back next year.

LOCATION:
0 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
4.0 Stars

I found the Altamar to be one of the cleanest and well appointed apartments i have stayed in. The main draw back is the apartments are on the top of a very long hill. The taxis are not very dear but if you use them 4 or more times a day it will work out a drain on finaces. Car hire is very cheep this is what we did.

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.5 Stars
"First time in Gran Canaria and Puerto Rico. The Altamar was a nice hotel, the JMC reps wer..."

First time in Gran Canaria and Puerto Rico. The Altamar was a nice hotel, the JMC reps were brilliant especially the Kids reps. Always something going on. The rooms had a lovely large terrace and all the rooms faced the sea. 3 swimming pools which included 1 paddling pool. If you don't like steps and lots of them don't choose the Altamar unless you want to spend a lot of time waiting for a lift. This really was about the only bad point of the hotel. We had a lovely time. Don't usually re-visit anywhere but we might do this time.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

Best holiday ever, can only find one fault with the altamar - The lifts!
hold on tight, If you can stand the wait.
Would not think twice about returning.
Best idea is to hire a car, we had a corsa for a week for about £85, air con a must.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"These apartments were at the very top of the hill near the Europa Centre. Excellent sea vie..."

These apartments were at the very top of the hill near the Europa Centre. Excellent sea views. A lot of steps to pool but glass lift available. ' swimmin pools which are kept clean. Snacks and meals at these apartments are excellent. Staff helpful. Taxi rank at top of apartments but would recommend if there is a queue to book one at reception. Nice places to walk on front. Watch out for the lucky lucky ladies and time share people. These are usually in the centre of the town. Sioux City a good place to go local bus service awailable but you do have to walk a little bit. Going back soon.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"THIS WAS OUR SECOND TIME TO PUERTO RICO, FIRST TIME TO ALTAMAR APTS. WE HAD AN EXCELLENT HOL..."

THIS WAS OUR SECOND TIME TO PUERTO RICO, FIRST TIME TO ALTAMAR APTS. WE HAD AN EXCELLENT HOLIDAY . ALTHOUGH THERE WERE ONLY 3 IN OUR FAMILY WE WENT WITH TWO OTHER FAMILIES SO THE AGE RANGE WAS 8 TO 40 AND WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME. FIRST TIME I HAD BEEN SELF CATERING AND FOUND THE APTS VERY CLEAN. HUGE BALCONY,WHICH WAS GREAT TO RELAX IN AFTER A DAY AT THE POOL OR BEACH JUST BEFORE GETTING READY FOR NIGHT TIME. CAN STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE FLICKS CAFE AT THE EUROPA CENTRE FOR A MEAL NIGHT OR DAY,(IF YOU GET A SEAT) LOADS FOR THE KIDS TO DO & GREAT BARS FOR PLENTY OF FUN!!!. TRY THE FERRY TO MOGAN (TUES MARKET DAY). ENJOY!

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
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