First of all we had excellent and really helpful communication from Tara before we arrived - thank you so much . The apartment was spotless with really good kitchen amenities - we cooked a few times , use of a washing machine was a great bonus .
Our only small negative was that the apartment was very hot even at night , and so we found it difficult to sleep - but the Island was on Amber alert during our week so it was even hotter than usual for the time of year .
We loved the pool - always plenty of sun loungers , always clean and never busy .
One tip -we found The Spar cheaper to shop in than Hyper Dino .
We spent our wonderful school holidays (01.04. to 15.04.17) in apartment of Mrs. Tara in La Concha. The apartment is compact, convenient and well equipped. The kitchen has everything we need, starting from cooking facilities to beer glasses. Our children had a fun with board game at some evening, and I even found a book of my favourite writer Aitmatov in preferable for me language “German”. Thick mattresses on convenient beds made our sleeping very “deep”. The most useful item for us was a beach umbrella, as we spent almost all days on the beach. Our conclusion – we felt us at home.
Concerning location, we found it also great - at the top of the hill. Two minutes from apartment is Europa center, with supermarkets and restaurant. The steaks in Toro Negro or Chinese Buffet WOW “eat as much as you can” were delicious and they had extra menu for children. Amadores beach is 15-20 min down hill to walk, for the return way we used a taxi for 3,50 Euro. Almost every day we bought a fresh bred and freshly squeezed orange juice (1 liter for 3,99 Euro) in Spar supermarket in Europa center send floor, we could even order a wonderful birthday cake for our son.
Regarding our communication with apartment owners, we found them also very responsible who take care on the guests and react to your requests. We faced one inconvenience at the beginning, but Mrs.Tara solved the problem almost immediately.
Our family agreed that some “features” can make the apartment even better, despite that we felt us at home:
1) Wi-Fi Internet.
2) International channels can be extended… For instance Champions league “Bayern – Real Madrid” was available in Europa center only via bed Internet connection.
We would highly recommend this great apartment und would/will definitely stay here again!
our stay at la concha apartments was excellent very under rated, the apartment was spotless you had everything in there that you needed for a self catering holiday and more including games,books,DVD player with DVD'S. The apartment was bright and airy an the recently refurbished (double) shower was excellent. In the complex there is also a pool terrace which again very well looked after and clean and plenty of sunbeds.The location of the apartment was excellent too if you know Puerto Rico you will know how hilly it is and you may find yourself walking up and down steep hills to get anywhere but not here, But not here you walk out of the apartment and within 1 minute there is a supermarket which is as cheap as any of them so you can stock up on your basics a further 2 minute walk and you are at the Europa where there is an array of shops, bars, restaraunts and supermarkets and more importantly the Taxi rank where a taxi to Puerto Rico or Amadorres beach (which is beutiful) will cost you 4 Euros so no walking up and down the hills. This is a great place to be based and is very peaceful you can sit on your private terrace on a night with a sagria and over look the sea. (perfect). I would 100% recommend this apartment and we are looking to book this again later this year.
Just back from a lovely week in this apartment. The apartment is in a quiet complex and the pool was empty most of the time that we had it practically had it to ourselves. The apartment is a good size with 2 bedrooms. The beds are really comfortable and the apartment was very clean. The apartment is close to the Europa shopping centre where there a 3 supermarkets and many restaurants and bars. We found Barbacoa good for breakfast, There is a lovely walk down to Amadores beach which takes about 20 minutes all downhill. Taxis are very cheap. We found the Blarney Stone great for entertainment. The owner of the apartment was very pleasent to deal with at all times. The lady that met us with the keys was also very nice and we had her contact number if we needed anything. I would stay in this apartment again no problem.
The apartment had not been cleaned thoroughly for a long time. Being a self catering apartment you would expect it to be fit to prepare meals, the cooker was really dirty and did not work properly and had remnants of food in side, the fridge was dirty. The kitchen was was sticky, the cupboards were dirty inside and out and contained cups that were very stained and looked unwashed. The under sink cupboard was very smelly and dirty and the bin had not been emptied.
The bathroom contained a very old corner shower that you could hardly move in and the shower floor was unstable, making it difficult to use. The cleanliness was appalling, it got to be the most disgusting i have ever seen, black mould/dirt all around it. I wish I could show you the pictures, just how bad it was.
The double bedroom, contained a double bed that was in a bad state of repair, plastics of the underneath, kept falling off, the springs were so noisy, you couldn't sit on it, turn over or generally move with out it waking you up. The mattress cover had stains, the pillows were badly stained and dirty.
The second bedroom dusty and flaking paint and damp patches.
The property need some investment to make it liveable. We paid nearly £800 for two week over the Christmas of 2017, when we complained on the day of arrival, we were told that if we weren't happy we could find other accommodation, which was completely unacceptable considering it was 3 days from Christmas. There was no offer of a cleaner to come and put it right. I decided that I would have to clean the areas of the apartment that we would use. I sterilised two forks, knifes, spoons, cups and plates. Cleaned worktops, fridge and wiped out the oven. I washed all the bedding, mattress cover and only used the least disgusting pillows, and covered them with two pillow cases. The owner has, as a good will gesture given us 50 euro back, that's £45 as a good will gesture and is what she would pay the cleaner. I am so appalled! Think twice before booking or try Eden apartments opposite.
Forgot to mention the neighbour had dogs and they kept barking during the night.
- Owners are really nice,
- apartament is tidy and kitchen is well equipped,
- price is really affordable,
- building has its own parking lot,
- location (small (and cheap) supermarket is just 200 m away, shopping centre -less than 0,5 km), walk to Amadores beach takes approx. 15 min. (going back takes longer since you have to walk up the hill ;) )
What may bother you:
- very thin walls,
- squeaky bed frame (double),
- worn out shower.
I wouldn't recommend it to elderly/disabled people since there are 3 sets of stairs that lead to the apartament.
My friend and I had a girlie week away. We wanted peace and quiet and a spacious apartment. This is very private, in fact no-one can see into the courtyard owing to the high walls and way the apartment is designed. It's really quiet as the apartments in this resort are built up in the mountain side. It's a great location for walking down to either Amadores beach or Puerto Rico beach. From the latter you can take a boat to Morgan which is beautiful and buses everywhere. It's well worth going to Maspalomas to see the Dunes and also to Tejeda in the mountains and you can get to the capital Las Palmas and from there take buses to all the little port villages in the north. There are a couple of supermarkets (very good prices) and Europa centre with lots of bars and restaurants across the road and through an alley from the apartment (you dont' hear a sound though). The apartment had a bedroom with double bed, one with two singles, and a sofa that could be a bed, small lounge, kitchenette, bathroom. All the facilities are there. What you see is what you get, this is not an ultra modern contemporary apartment and the pool does not have a bar or many holidaymakers but the apartment is clean, spacious, private, good location and the pool is very peaceful to sunbathe around. All in all this is really excellent value.