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“Buganvilla”
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Sunshine Villas
Finland
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Buganvilla”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our family stayed two weeks in January in Sunshine Villas. We did some research, and decided to choose this place because of the good reviews, and we couldn't have made a better choice.

Sunshine Villas consist of five similar villas, all of them are two-storied with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and livingroom. There is also a separate lounge with sofa beds in both floors. There must be at least 130 square metres floorspace, so there was plenty of room for 4 people.

Every villa has it's own courtyard, not very big but big enough for a nice, heated pool and four sunbeds. There was also a garden table with four chairs. Sun was shining all day long to the backyard, so it was just perfect place to soak up the sun...

Our villa was called "Buganvilla" and it was the outermost villa, closest to the sea and with only one neighbor. I think it's probably the best of them all... At least swimming pool is a little bit bigger than the others. Also it has nice views to the Puerto Rico port and no neighbors between You and the afternoon sun.

Villa was very well maintained, quite new, and well equipped. Kitchen is big and has all You need, toaster, coffee maker, freezer, electric stove (no hassle with gas!) but the lack of oven was a little disappointment. Bathrooms were clean and in good condition, absolutely brilliant! Cleaning was just perfect during the whole trip and also pool was checked and cleaned every day. Actually, everything was just perfect except one of the upstairs' beds was out of date and very noisy. Maybe that is already fixed by now, as I wrote a note about it.

Location of Villas is great! Like I said the sun is shining to the pool whole day, shopping center is just around the corner but still the whole place is very peaceful and quiet. If You like hiking the mountains are near, also it's quite short walk to the beach and taxi's are cheap.

Puerto Rico itself is not very attractive place, but if You book a car there's plenty to see in Gran Canaria island. Rogue Nublo in the middle of the island is a must, it's just astonishing place! Also, Las Palmas is very beautiful city with good places for shopping. Anfi beach is also very close, and for youngsters there's very much to see, f. ex. one of the best mini golf courses I have ever seen...

I'm very pleased we chose this place, and I'm quite sure there's no chance to find any better place for the same amount of money. I'm quite sure we will return to SUnshine Villas some day.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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AparthotelRiosol, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sunshine Villas, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for describing your stay so beautifully. It sums up exactly what we are trying to achieve on a daily basis. Consistency is one of the true indicators in hospitality that you are on the right track. I have been very pleased with so many comments from our guests this season and equally pleased that you chose to share yours.
We hope you will be able to return.

Kind Regards

Lorenzo Sentís
Riversun-Touristic
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Mikkeli, Finland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed again in Sunshine Villas and had a fantastic holiday in the sunshine of Puerto Rico.
We like to cook, so the large kitchen is well equipped for that. The nearest shop is just few minutes stroll down. For groceries we also went to Arquineguin where there are more local shops. Cleaning was once again immaculate and pool maintained well. As other villas, the Villa Bougainville we stayed in has two floors, three bedrooms (two double beds and one bedroom with two singles) and a large sitting room with table tv. It also has a small working space upstairs. The patio and garden was full of sunshine from the morning to the evening. The outdoor furniture was a bit worn out so the outdoor furniture could perhaps be changed into new ones. There is a fine view from Bougainville to the whole valley as it is the nearest villa to the marina and situated on a very steep hill. For us the villa offered also a good home base for water sports that can be practiced through Escuela de vela, the local centre for sailing and paddle surfing in the harbour of Puerto Rico. We were very sad to leave, but we will be back in the future.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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AparthotelRiosol, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sunshine Villas, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
You also prepared and submitted a "Fantastic" review! Thank you so very much for putting your thoughts into words, it is really very much appreciated. Like you the Sunshine Villas are adored by many who return time and time again as regular guests of our hotel and we hope to see you many times in the future.
We hope that your "we were very sad to leave“ will bring you back very soon and we very much look forward to that as you have now become one of our many regulars.

Kind Regards

Lorenzo Sentís
Riversun-Touristic
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed for a week in September in this villa. On the whole it was a very good experience, although there were some niggling little faults. In the kitchen the worktop had suffered fire damage at some time and was very poorly repaired. The consumer unit had a broken plastic cover, which should have been repaired. The ironing board was less than useless, I suggest for such a large property a proper ironing board should have been supplied. Oh and don't leave any food on the worktops for more than a few minutes or it will be spirited away by an army of ants. The bedrooms were fine. The bathrooms could have been better. Both showers had faults, the fittings were damaged and should have been replaced instead of being crudely repaired with superglue and the sealant in both showers was badly stained with mould and leaked. There were broken tiles in the pool area. I could go on but I won't. These faults on the whole are very small things, so small in fact that the owners should have them attended to promptly, don't you think. Overall a nice property, but the owners should pay attention to detail.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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AparthotelRiosol, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sunshine Villas, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
I would like to thank all our guests for posting their comments on the Sunshine Villas here in Tripadvisor.
We have taken note of the “small things” mentioned in this comment and we will repair them all.

Kind Regards,

Lorenzo Sentís
Riversun Touristic / Sunshine Villas
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We booked sunshine villa through James Villas. We had a fantastic weeks holiday. Clean, big, and contained everything you needed to make it a very pleasant stay. I would only say that we thought it was a bit strange that we had to pick the keys from hotel riosol which was miles away from the villa, and as you have to pay for your own transport, not ideal. Don't stay at hotel riosol, disgusting place.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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AparthotelRiosol, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sunshine Villas, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
We thank all our guests for their comments published here on tripdvisor.

Sunshine Villas is a small, friendly complex of five separated modern Villas belonging to the RIVERSUN-TOURISTIC group.
All Sunshine Villas´ administrative services are located a 5 minute drive away, in the Riosol Hotel, also part of the RIVERSUN-TOURISTIC group.
Guests of the Sunshine Villas must check-in in the Reception of the Riosol Hotel, which provide a 24/7 service to the Sunshine Villas.

Atentamente,

Lorenzo Sentís
Riversun Touristic / Hotel Riosol
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed at Sunshine Villas, Lantana, fantastic villa, clean and tidy, great swimming pool.
There did seem to be a problem with tiny little mites living in the villa, especially in the kitchen, on the worktop and in the cupboards, had to use insect spray.
Would definitely recommend these villas as a fantastic getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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AparthotelRiosol, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sunshine Villas, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
The management of the Sunshine Villas would like to thank our gests for the comments and for choosing us.
We have taken note of the ants problems and it has already been fixed.
Kind Regards,

Lorenzo Sentís
Riversun Touristic / Sunshine Villas
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 26, 2013

From the moment we arrived at our villa, everything about it was just breathtaking.
It was immaculately clean, the rooms were huge and there was lots of space for everyone and everything.
The maids and poolman/gardener were fantastic too!!
The pool area, lawn and patio were amazing with lots of outdoor space.
My children are aged from 14-25 and they all thoroughly enjoyed their stay too
We have stayed many times before in Puerto Rico from small rented apartments, to five star hotels, but Sunshine Villas were 'simply the best'
Thank you for such a memorable holiday!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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AparthotelRiosol, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sunshine Villas, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
The management of the Sunshine Villas would like to thank our gests for the comments and for selecting our Hotel. We appreciate your support and your kind words on Tripadvisor. Our team takes great pride in servicing families and we are thrilled to hear you found them accommodating.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warm regards,

Lorenzo Sentís
Riversun Touristic / Sunshine Villas
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a week of total luxury at these brilliant villas in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria.
The villa had everything from wine openers to books to wi fi!
They are immaculate and sleep 6 people with your own private swimming pool! !!!
The villa may sound expensive at around £1000 per week but if you divide it between 6 then its reasonable! These villas are fantastic !!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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AparthotelRiosol, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sunshine Villas, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Again, such a pleasure to read comments such as these. I hope you will have the opportunity to return in the near future.

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Lorenzo Sentís
Riversun-Touristic
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Property: Sunshine Villas
Address: Calle Gavilan s/n, 35130 Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Puerto Rico
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Ranked #27 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sunshine Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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