Omar Reviews

AVENIDA DE GRAN CANARIA S/N | PUERTO RICO, GRAN CANARIA, GRAND CANARY, CANARY ISLANDS 35130, SPAIN

Reviews for Omar, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, The Canaries

LOCATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

ACCOMMODATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

KIDS FACILITIES

2 out of 5
2 Stars

OVERALL RATING

4.0 out of 5
4.0 Stars
The Apartments Omar are located in the area of Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria, just 300m from Puerto Rico’s commercial centre with shopping areas, restaurants and bars. The excellent position, close to the centre as well as the village, makes it an ideal choice for a holiday. The apartments emphasize for its amplitude and excellent views of the valley. All apartments come with a sofa bed, kitchen, bath, television, safety deposit box and a balcony. Nice pool area with one swimming pool for adults and one for children. Around the pool you will find sun loungers and a pool bar. You will also find billiards, mini market and restaurant. Nearby: mini golf, tennis, diving, parasending.
"Stayed at the Omar for 15 days through Christmas 2009. Worst holiday accommodation ever! Dir..."

Stayed at the Omar for 15 days through Christmas 2009. Worst holiday accommodation ever! Dirty and insect ridden. Dead cockroaches in a cleaned room. Infested with ants, throught food/bedding etc and an infestion of flies that required moving rooms. Vert dated and crumbling accommodation in serious need of a revamp.

The resort is typical of Gran Canaria. Plenty bars and nightlife with lots of eating places. Saying this, you will be cohersed into most if not all bars and eateries you pass which get extremely annoying.

Even by day, including reps trying to sell you Anfi Beach timeshare who can get quite in your face. A polite 'no thank you' is not enough.

Clean, tidy busy resort with good transport links to other local areas by sea, taxi or bus. However avoid the Omar unless you like dirt and insects.

CARNTYNE
GLASGOW

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
2 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
2.6 Stars
"FIRST TIME AT OMAR, WOULD GO BACK AGAIN IF THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. ACCOMMODATION VERY BASIC, NO..."

FIRST TIME AT OMAR, WOULD GO BACK AGAIN IF THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. ACCOMMODATION VERY BASIC, NO EVENING ENTERTAINMENT, ON-SITE SHOP WELL STOCKED, RESTURANT WAS CLOSED, STAFF VERY FRIENDLY (ESPECIALLY SUE-ELLEN AT THE POOL BAR), EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR THE COMMERCIAL CENTER. WE HAD A SUPERB HOLIDAY IT IS A GREAT BASE TO EXPLORE PUERTO RICO AS IT IS CLOSE TO ALL AMMENITIES AND THE BEACH ALSO. WE WERE ON A LATE DEAL BARGAIN HOL IF I HAD PAID HIGH SEASON BROCHURE PRICE I MIGHT NOT HAVE FELT THE SAME WAY. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE TO THE OMAR IS THEIR IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM BY THE POOL FOR THE AMOUNT OF APPTS THEIR IS IT WOULD BE A NIGHTMARE IN HIGH SEASON. TIP: WHEN BOOKING ASK FOR ODD NO FLOOR AS THE BALCONEYS ARE HUGE!!!

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
4.0 Stars

Don't forget to pack a very long stick. That'll be to chase the pigeons off your balcony- and the one above if they decide to start feeding them so they pooh on yours. The hot water only lasts about three mins as the boiler is too small so the second person has to wait for there shower! It's a nice big balcony when the sun gets there about 12ish in October.

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
2 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
3.4 Stars

I have been to Puerto Rico for 10 years now and found the Omar to be one of the cleanest appartments I have been in. Its close to everything and there is something for everyone. My only fault for the Omar was there was no night life there, no bar to come back too and nothing to keep the children busy during the day. You have to find your own entertainment outwith the Omar.

We had a great relaxing holiday and I do recomend it to anyone thinking of visiting Puerto Rico for the first time.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.6 Stars
"The Omar was an allocated on arrival deal and we were'nt disappointed. the staff were f..."

The Omar was an allocated on arrival deal and we were'nt disappointed. the staff were friendly and very helpful, they even tried to understand the kids when they tried out their bit of holiday spanish (and me) The apartments were clean and well equipped. I have never seen a pool so well looked after although not very large, it was adequate for us, the kids loved it!
The only drawback to the holiday was the amount of times we were stopped by people in the commercial centre trying to get us to eat at their restaurant.
We tried many places but our favourite was the infamous 'churchills' great selection,great food.
Make sure you take a trip on the bus to Puerta Mogan, lovely quaint fishing village and although the beach in Porto Rico is ok, the other beach which is about 15 minute walk around the headland is much better(unfortunately only discovered this on the day we were flying home!)Another good beach is Anfi beach but don't be conned into thinking that this beach is exclusive to the Anfi beach complex, it isn't!
If you want clean,no frills accomodation try the Omar, we had one of our most relaxing holidays yet and would be happy to return again.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"THIS IS A GREAT BASE FOR A HOLIDAY IN PUERTO RICO. IT IS FAIRLY CENTRAL TO ALL AMENITIES. ..."

THIS IS A GREAT BASE FOR A HOLIDAY IN PUERTO RICO. IT IS FAIRLY CENTRAL TO ALL AMENITIES. IT IS ABOUT A 15 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH AND AROUND 5 MINUTE WALK TO THE MAIN COMMERCIAL CENTRE. SUNSET HOLIDAYS ADVERTISE THIS PROPERTY WITH A SUPERMARKET BUT THIS NO LONGER EXISTS. THE NEAREST SUPERMARKET IS ABOUT 2 MINUTE WALK UP THE HILL. NETTO AND SPAR ARE IN THE MAIN CENTRE.
WATCH OUT FOR THE SCRATCH CARD GUYS, THEY MAKE OUT YOU HAVE WON A PRIZE AND BUNGLE YOU INTO A TAXI TO A TIMESHARE RESORT.
THE AFRICAN LADIES IN THE PARK ALSO TRY AND SHAKE HANDS WITH YOU. UPON DOING THIS THEY TRY AND CLIP A BRACELET ONTO YOUR WRIST. WHETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT THEY WILL TAKE ALL THE MONEY YOU HAVE GOT ON YOU. LUCKILY WE DIDN'T FALL FOR THIS.
TRY THE AQUA PARK IN PUERTO RICO, THIS IS A GOOD DAY OUT, EXPECIALLY FOR THE KIDS, IT HAS A NICE CHILDRENS POOL WITH SMALLER SLIDES.
PUERTO MOGAN IS A REALLY NICE PLACE TO VISIT. IT HAS BEEN GIVEN THE NAME 'LITTLE VENICE'.
A LOT OF RESTAURANTS OFFER SPECIAL SET MENUS, THIS SEEM REASONABLE, HOWEVER, THEY CHARGE A LOT MORE FOR DRINKS.
GOING BACK TO THE OMAR, THE POOL IS ONLY SMALL, THEREFORE, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO ACCOMODATE EVERYONE IN THE APARTMENTS. IF YOU GET UP EARLY YOU CAN PROBABLY GET A SUN LOUNGER, HOWEVER, THE SUN DOES NOT COME AROUND UNTIL LUNCHTIME.
OVERALL, I WOULD NOT HESITATE IN STAYING AT THE OMAR AGAIN AS IT IS IDEALLY SITUATED AND KEPT VERY CLEAN AND THE STAFF ARE VERY HELPFUL.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
3 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
4.0 Stars

Very good clean accomodation, friendly staff, clean pool and pool area would gladly stay in the Omar again. The Omar was close to all the nightlife and shops and only a 5 minute walk from the beach. If you go dont miss out on the manmade beach its about a 15 minute walk away but its gorgeous!!

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Excellent Holiday in May 2002 - This was our 7th visit to PR.GC.
Excellent staff, exc..."

Excellent Holiday in May 2002 - This was our 7th visit to PR.GC.
Excellent staff, excellent room, late bar when we wanted it, pool was superb suntrap for late afternoon, early evening swimming. We had a large balcony and security staff were on site all night long. Small shop on premises and 5-10 minute walk down to town centre or beach. We enjoyed the location and position so much so that we have picked it again for October 2003. I'll let you know if it has changed since our last visit.

We couldn't have stayed in the same hotel as the other reviews.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"The accommodation was fantastic, spacious and clean with a massive balcony overlooking the p..."

The accommodation was fantastic, spacious and clean with a massive balcony overlooking the pool and resort. But be prepared, it's a bit of an uphill walk(don't let this put you off, it's not as bad as some!). The walk was made easier with lots of steps. I'd say it's one of the best apartment complexes in Peurto Rico - close enough to walk to the nightlife if you want it, far away enough so that it doesn't keep you awake, and not up the massive hill by the Commercial Centre on the opposite side of the valley.

Loads of pubs and clubs in the valley but not a lot else for evening entertainment. Our best night out was to Sioux City - fantastic, thoroughly recommend it :o)

Our best days out included dolphin spotting, Palmitos Park with their Bird of Prey show, Corcodillos Park, Manelos camel riding, Mogan by glass bottomed boat. Didn't rate the African market there very much but our very lazy lunch by the boats was brilliant. We did everything except the camel riding by local buses, their service is fantastic. Corcodillos Park supply their own transport - join the queue by Jamaica supermarket (can't remember what days but there's information in Reception).

In Peurto Rico centre, watch out for timeshare touts and people in the parks trying to put bracelets on you - costs £5 to buy it or £5 to cut off!!! To avoid the hassle, just walk straight past with your arms folded or hands in pockets :o(

We kept our passports and money on us for 2 whole weeks, as a family on our floor were burgled on their first day there, and the safety deposit box was smashed in. So we never used ours, just left the door on it wide open.

Peurto Rico is a very modern tourist development. It was our days out that made it a great holiday, and Omar was a perfect base for exploring. If you like drinking and clubs, you'll be OK during the evening as well :o)

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

Best appartments i have stayed in puerto rico seventh visit to the resort

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

When booking ask for odd number floor as these have large balconies

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