We returned home yesterday after a fab week at the Revoli Playa, these are much better since having the refurb done, and the air-con is a godsend, we did have a couple of small niggles but wouldnt put me off going again to this hotel.
Check in: This was done pretty quick as we had already requested our room before we arrived so we in our room within 5 minutes.
Room: We had room 425 which is on the 4th floor and we had great views of the pool and the sea.
The room is nicer in decor and there was plenty of room for the both of us, we even had cushions in the bedroom as well as the pillows, there is also a safety deposit box in the wardrobe which is better than last time as they were in reception and looking very tired.
We also had free Air-con but this is only in the living room so my advice is if you leave the bedroom door open the cool air will flow through as this is what we did.
Cleaning: Well the cleaner came in once while we were there but this is probably because we left the dont disturb sign on the door while we went out sometimes as there was rumours going around that one of the maids had stolen someones t-shirt and vest and some money, it was just caution as it was only 1 person reported this but we didnt want to take the chance.
They do a happy hour 3 times a day now which is buy one get one free, this is on long drinks,pop,milkshakes and there lager, we did get the lager which is 2.85 euros for 2 on happy hour,also had there bacardi and coke which was 4.95 euros for 2 on happy hour, we always got served without delay as there was 3 staff on the bar.
The couple of niggles we had were the tv in the room which kept going off and we had to either go to reception or phone down to them but this was sorted out pretty quick, I know people say you dont go on holiday to watch tv but hubby liked to watch it while I was getting ready lol.
The other niggle was the courtesy room on our last day they didnt let you know that you needed your own towel which isnt a big deal but when you want a shower before your picked up for your flight home you dont have time to dry your towel, the room was also very dirty and this should of been checked everytime it got used as there was water all over the floors and dirty towels which must of been to get your hands dryed on as they were tiny.
We only ate in the hotel a couple of times as we prefer to eat out and try different places and the food is nice and not overpriced, fries were 2.10 euros pizzas starting from 5.00 euros and there was others ranging from 5-11 euros this was for large meals.
Taxis are still pretty cheap down to the commercial centre we never paid more than 2.25 euros which is the standard fare when you get in but it only goes up if you go further afield, sundays is slighlty more expensive, just be carfeul with certain taxi drivers as we were ripped off going up to the europa centre for the first time while we were there as it said 3.70 when we got out and when I was going down the stairs he shouted to me to pay more so I went back over to the taxi and he said its 4.70 so we just paid it couldnt be bothered to argue about it, but after that we never paid more than 3.40 to get to the Europa centre so just be careful.
We loved Puerto Rico beach as you can walk pretty far out before it gets deep and the water isn't to cold, we got sunloungers up on the top where it cost 10 euros for the 2 loungers and parasol which isnt too bad, we spent most of the day there and it was nice to cool off now in the sea now and again, we went back saturday before the extreme heatwave hit and it was packed as it must of been spanish holiday as they were mostly spanish, it was nice to see all the familys having fun.
The commercial center is the same with a few new places we seen and we were not hassled once of the PR's trying to get you in there place for a bite to eat which was nice, we still like San Miguels but they do need to change there english sausage as it is definately not like it used to be in there the sausage was vile which is a shame because they do a lovely breakfast but that spoilt it, we were going to try Harry's room for our sunday dinner but we spoke to him and he said its closed for 2 weeks for a refit so we had ours in San Miguels and it was better than ever and we got more meat lol.
Harrys takeaway let us down big time when we went and Its a shame Harry wasnt there when we ordered because we would definately have not been given the crap we were given , I ordered a chicken wrap with chips, and the chicken must of been off the night before as it was very hard and couldnt be eaten, I wasnt going to waste my holiday going back down there to take it back so binned it but I will be letting him know through facebook about this.
We tried a lovely little cafe called Florida park for our breakfast a few times which is hidden away at the first part of the centre upstairs beside subway, proper walls sausages lol and lovely bacon,fried bread etc and it was lovely and cool to eat in there which was great, this cost 4.50 euros which included tea,coffee or fresh orange juice.
We tried a few different bars down the bottom which I cant remember most of the names as we were quite drunk when we entered but all were good but pricey for my bottles of wkd lol, we met a few nice people in the bars which is better than having miserable people serving you which we found in a couple of bars, yes fair enough the island is suffering but the last thing tourists want to see is a sad face behind the bar as it is our holidays.
Overall we enjoyed our holiday to the Revoli and around Puerto Rico, we had brilliant weather which most days were in the 30's but saturday and sunday 12th and 13th may we had really hot weather it got up to 47c which was far too hot to sit in so we chilled in the bars until it cooled off, it was like walking into an oven it was that hot, this does take its toll on you and 1 lady died while we were there which is a damn shame.So be careful if there is a calima which is the second time we have been there while there has been one.
The only advice I could give the Revoli was while they were doing the refurb they should of changed the sun loungers to ones where you can sit up or lie down not fixed ones where you have to lie down but this didnt put us off as we hate to lie in the sun for too long, would I go back to the Revoli...Yes we would as it is really nice and the satff are friendly especially Paco at Reception he will go out his way to help you.
Anyone heading there hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)
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- Also Known As:
- Revoli Aparthotel Puerto Rico
- Revoli Aparthotel Hotel Puerto Rico
- Hotel Revoli Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria