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Hotel Altamadores
Ranked #13 of 68 Hotels in Puerto Rico
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. The hotel is located on the top of a cliffside with stunning views over the bay. The apartments are well maintained and are clean and a good size. Buffet style restaurant - and help yourself bar - what more do you need?

Our holiday was made more wonderful by the staff and the people we met. A lovely group of people from Stevenage and Aberdeenshire, Claire and Dave from West Midlands and best of all Andy and Vicky from Manchester - the king and queen of quizzes - that's actually why we started to talk to them because we wanted to be on their team!! lol...

Can we mention Jamie G who made our holiday with his knowledge on music and no. 1 hits, great fun in the afternoon sitting round the pool and playing his quizzes, what a great bloke and he really tries to get you involved and to be honest if you do the more you get to meet other people.

I have to say the fun part is the Bingo part! and the chance to win some Euros every night.. why not indeed. We love bingo we do..

Can we also mention the staff, especially the bar staff - we named the guy behind the bar Tony Drago (ex snooker player) so our apologies for not knowing your name but top guy.

so overall recommend to one and all.

Laura and Drew

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited Atamadores for first time over half term holiday, 2 adults, 2 children. Had an lovely holiday. Hotel very clean and tidy; all staff very friendly; entertainment is briliant for all ages, pool very cold though! Enough to keep the kids entertained; no problems getting sun beds plenty to go around, will definitely be going back again

Room Tip: as for quiet room as some directly behind entertainment area, but that does finish at 11pm prompt
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was our second visit to the Altamadores in 2 years, and it was even better than last time. We loved every minute of our stay. The hotel was quieter than last year due to it being early season and improvements being made to the rooms, but we liked this as you could easily get a sunbed at any time, and the pool was almost empty.
The staff are brilliant throughout the hotel from manager to bar staff and maids. Then there is the entertainment crew, they are in our opinion the best we have ever seen. Especially Jamie G, we loved his quizzes as well as all the other activities like killer pool, killer darts, water polo, and stuff for the kiddies too. Won so many times didn't pay for the first game of bingo all holiday. Managed to win a few times at bingo too, always a bonus. Love bingo !!!
One of the best things we find about this hotel is the friendly family feel you get here, we met so many great people this year. A special mention to Drew and Laura who we met on our first week there. I can honestly say we haven't laughed as much, Andy and Drew were like 2 kids at times it was hilarious. We also made many more friends like Dave and Claire, Derek, John and their families, James and Nichola, Freddie and Wendy, and Tim, Tracy and kids, and Sam and Billie. I'm sure I've missed someone out so apologies if I have. We really hope we see you all again soon.
We are definitely going to return to the hotel, and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you again for all at the Altamadores for a fabulous holiday.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I recently returned from a 10 day stay at these apartments and overall I can only fault it on a couple of things. The accommodation is superb and although the complex is all inclusive, the apartments have very well equipped kitchenettes including huge refrigerator/freezer and microwave. The pool area is very good with an ample supply of sunbeds and parasols, although at various times during the day the so called entertainment was a fashion show which was just an excuse to sell beachwear etc, A Suncare Advisor,whose primary task was to sell sunscreen, and a Scuba Diving expert trying to sell dives. The entertainment team proper consists of Jamie, a very friendly and likeable Scot and nobody else. This unfortunately leaves a lot of gaps as he only works from about 1300-1600, and 1930-2300.He also has two days off a week which means that on Monday there is no entertainment at all, although on the evening of the second day off, the lady from the Foot Spa took over as compere and sang a bit.
If you like Bingo you will be in heaven here as it is played every night except Mon. but I do think that it should be played earlier in the evening because it takes place after the cabaret. There is then very little time left for Karaoke or dancing etc. as the bar shuts bang on 2300 and everyone is rushed outside to the pool area and the doors shut. (you get drinking up time in UK)
I appreciate that this would be difficult because the evening entertainment area is also the dining room and dinner doesn't finish until 2100.One solution might be to have Bingo around the pool
area before the cabaret and cut out the pre cabaret quizzes.(Jamie is obsessed with his quizzes)
All that being said, we did have a lovely time and met some smashing people and I would have no hesitation in recommending this place because all the staff are so helpful and friendly. and if I could make a suggestion to the management it would be a nice gesture to the guests to remove the coin boxes from the Televisions and allow us to watch our home news or a film without paying a Euro for an hour. After all they use hardly any electricity !
Would we stay here again? Probably not, because in spite of the spectacular views , the location is a bit remote from the centre of the resort. It would have been nice to nip out to the beach and other venues for meals and drinks etc. without having to take a taxi because nice as it is, the food does tend to be a bit repetitive and the hotplate is not very efficient at keeping it warm for long. We were however impressed with the self service on the drinks and the outside terraces at most of the apartments with individual sunbeds.(the balconies only have table and chairs) I agree with other reviewers that the apartments 401-434 are probably the best for convenience to everything although I would say that all the rooms are of the same standard with similar views and noise is not a problem for any of them because there just isn't any! All in all a good experience and I hope that any criticisms I've made are constructive
and have not offended anyone.

Room Tip: 401-431 with terraces are the best and handy for meals pool bar etc.
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my second review on the Altamadores, I have now been over a few years 5 times and we always enjoy our stay, some people we met there have been 11 times. It seems a lot of people go back because it is brilliant. You cannot fault the food we have stayed in 4* and have not enjoyed the food, there are 2 bbq's a week and that is fabulous.The management are very good and the staff very friendly nothing is too much trouble. They take a serious view on people causing any trouble zero tolerance. We walk to the beach which is stunning and the views just as stunning and if you get a taxi back is very cheap. Jamie the entertainments animator very good and the entertainment is good. Something on most nights better than most hotels we have stayed in. Met a lot of fabulous people whilst there this year and never stop laughing gets better every time we go. We are hoping to all go at the same time again next year to meet up and have a great time again. Our room was clean and bed was comfortable especially with a topper. Altamadores we love it, hope to see you again next year. Jean and Alan

Room Tip: We love the upper rooms over the swimming pool.
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have just come back from a week in the altamadores apart hotel in gran canaria,we had a lovely time,the staff were friendly the room was clean and we had brilliant sunshine!!what more could you want.,,the bar was self serve,at first thought it a bit odd but it actually works...no queues just do it yourself,our 2 yr old grandson had a whale of a time,the pool was lovely,overall we had a really pleasurable stay and met some lovely people too.

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed at the Altamadores for our 3rd time in 3 years and what can i say. We can only say great things about this place because quite simply there is nothing wrong. It does exactly what it says on the tin and more. Whilst being there you meet some amazing people and that is a benefit of the hotel because it attracts such great fellow holiday makers. Personally we go because it is a nice family sized fully all inclusive hotel where in 3 years we have never had queue for anything, all the staff and manager are always very welcoming and nothing is never to much. There is a large choice of food on offer and is always freshly prepaired. The pool area is nice and relaxing, always very clean.
Jamie G the Animator does exactly that. He is a credit to the hotel because he really does care and tries to involve all in his many activities, each day he managed do deliver something different to keep people entertained. This guy has time for everyone and after his gig he'll pack up and come outside and have a laugh with everyone.
Nilo at the bar is just amazing he looks after us, our friends and always has a smile on his face, on our last night he made us a cocktail (sotb) which was lovely.
Our friends Col & Bet amongst all the other people we me Jimmy & John from Scotland, James & Emma from London And the big boro lad from Middlesbourgh make this place a pleasure to come to.
Amadores beach is a short walk down the hill and a mainly shingle beach but still natural beauty. We liked to go abit further to Puerto Rica & Puerto Mogan (little venice) where they were sandy beaches.
Would like to thank all at the Altamadores for making our last holiday before we 're married great. We look forwards to returning next year but haven't yet booked. But we will soon!
Wish all at the hotel the best during summer and we' ll see you all soon.
Altamadores= Great times
David & Claire

Room Tip: if you would like sun beds outside room choose floor 4 as they are outside your patio door. if you r...
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Address: Calle San Borondon 6 | Playa de los Amadores, 35130 Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Puerto Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Puerto Rico
#8 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Rico
#9 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Rico
Price Range: $520 - $846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Altamadores 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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Altamadores Apartamentos Puerto Rico
Altamadores Apartamentos Hotel Puerto Rico
Hotel Altamadores Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

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