“ Peurto Rico „
That's not easy job to decide where to go for your first, proper holidays. Especially when you go for such a trip with girlfriend. We went there without any knowledge of Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico resort or even where you stay. All we knew: should be warm, hotel has 3 stars and our board basis. So this is how it went.
One week of holidays in Altamar Apart Hotel costed us £260 per person. Our basis - self catering. It is not easy to find such a price in season so that's a bargain.
How we got there
I and my girlfriend landed there in April the 10th at night (early morning around 5am). Wasn't busy at the airport that time so all luggage think didn't take us long. Outside the airport were standing Thomas Cook people (about 5) and checking your name and into which bus/coach you should go. It went easier that I thought. Coach took as straight to the hotel. Unfortunately it wasn't 45 minutes as it was supposed to be. Took almost hour and a half. Reason of that - there were many couples to be delivered to hotels on our way so each time bus had to stop and slightly go out of his route. So finally tired and sleepy landed in our hotel. Check in took no more than 30 seconds which was great. Checked names and that was it, gave us a map how to get to our room. Went sleep after getting there. When we woke up- straight after opening slide door we simply could not believe how wonderful, beautiful, this hotel, room and views are. Something amazing it is.
The hotel located is on a top of the cliff and on its side. Have amazing ocean view. As the name says it is apart hotel - means that each apartment is kind of separate (on top of the other starting from bathroom). That gives you noise free, pleasant atmosphere and silence during the night.
Reception is on top of the hotel and is beautifully designed with sofas, chairs and so on. You can fin there also SPAR shop with most important things to buy, toilet, Thomas Cook office and a massage chairs.
If you fancy a sport there is a small cage where you can play football, volleyball or basketball. Fin a team and have a good time.
Hotel is separated into two sections: A and B. Each one has own lift and swimming pool. Holiday makers can use whichever they want. There is one huge restaurant with stunning ocean view. Especially at night. Kids can go to small playground located just nearby the pool in section A.
Everything around is well maintained and nicely organised. During our stay we had no troubles or uncomfortable moments.
Each room has a private terrace with a sun beds, chairs, table and clothes drier. You can find a plasma TV in each room as well as fully equipped kitchen (when self catering), microwave, coffee maker, taster, all sort of glasses, dishes and basically everything you would need to cook or eat.
On top of living and bed room hangs big fan/cooler with three modes to use. It does job as it should.
People with disabilities are welcome as there are some rooms specially prepared for it and located near lift and are steps free.
We had a leaving room with kitchen together, separate bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe, window, mirror, some pictures on the wall and a cooling fan. In Bathroom there is big size shower room, basin, huge mirror and a loo obviously.
They are simply designed and because of that beautiful in my opinion.
Cleaners were coming every two days and doing theirs job properly.
About Thomas Cook
My tour operator was Thomas Cook and need to highly recommend them to everyone as job they did was brilliant. Any problem- go to see rep. Mostly you can find them in an office next to reception. Wherever we wanted to go or see, they had all the maps or even you could buy a ticket directly from them.
It's close to markets, medical centres, and beaches nearby- about 20 minutes walk to Amadores beach, 10 minutes by cab to Puerto Ricco resort centre and beaches. Its worth to mention about Anfi beach which is about 20-25 mins away by cab or car from Altamar Hotel and is amazingly beautiful.
Bus stop just outside reception, the same about taxis.
Can strongly recommend this hotel to singles as night clubs are not far away.
Couples have lots of places to see as well as nice restaurants around to spend good time in.
Families are welcome because of playground on open air. Small Aqua park in Puerto Rico Resort or huge one in Maspalomas.
Good place to spend great time altogether I have to say.
Have nice time and thank you.
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