Porlamar Apartments

Avenida El Gavilan, Gran Canaria 35130, Spain
4.5  / 10
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2 / 10
Dirty, smelly, but lovely location

"Myself, my mum and dad went on holiday for a week here, we found the rooms really hot, small and smelly, considering we were told we would get air conditioning there was nothing of the sort in sight, the sheets/towels were not changed from the last people who stayed in the room, ended up sleeping on the balcony every night as the rooms were far too hot also mum n dad were told they would get a double room but got 2 single beds with a chest of drawers in between so couldnt possibly move the beds together. On a plus side the island itself was beautiful but dont get roped into any men telling you that you've won a competition as they will send u to some time-share place n get 5000+ off you!! Go to Puerto Rico just not this apartment!! Loz, Steve n Bex X"

  • Holiday details: Aug 2010, self catering, booked with Thomas Cook
  • Advice: Make more of the rooms, more windows for air and clean sheets
  • Good For: Beach

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1 / 10
Dont go here!!!

"Just back since 26th of april 2011 Worse holiday i have experienced. Arrived at apartment at 9.30pm gates closed, no one on reception. Had to ring a number that was up on the gate and wait over a half an hour for someone to arrive to let us in. Got top floor apartment, which was beautiful with a lovely view. Just as we were heading out for dinner at 10.30 , lighting was bad on the back stairs and my mother fell down the steps had to use my phone to see her leg and knew she needed stitches on both knees. Ran to the front of reception and nobody there to help us. On the door there was a taxi number which i had to ring to bring us to hospital. Rang the number to the person that we had to ring when we arrived her english was very bad she didnt understand what i was saying so she was no help to us. The next day i demanded to change apartment to lower floor in which they did. The owner of the complex did not come to see us until 4 days later and gave us a bottle of wine as an apology in which my parents dont drink. All rooms have to be vaccated at 12 noon and no place to put luggage as reception do not open until the lady decides to turn up. Had to ring travel agency back in cork to ask for them to ring the owner to see was it ok for us to stay in apartment until bus arrived at 5.20pm over her leg. The day before we left they turned off the water in the morning at 10am until 7.30pm without telling us. No pool bar opened for food so had to keep going up and down the hill in taxi's 3 times a day. Still nobody came to see if my mother was ok. Came home and her leg is infected and she may need plastic surgery on her knee. Must say this is the worse place we have ever stayed in would not recommend it to anyone."

  • Holiday details: Apr 2011, Room Only, booked with blackpool travel cork.

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7 / 10
Very popular place, pool very small...

"Very popular place, pool very small but not many people use it so it's okay really, Me and my boyfriend stayed there for a week and it was great, staff very friendly and is close to everything. Do not use this hotel if you find it hard walkin up stairs becuase there are a fair few on the up to the hotel from the shops. Would stay there again."

  • Holiday details: Jul 2008, Self Catering, booked with Med Hotels

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8 / 10
Just returned from a fab holiday to...

"Just returned from a fab holiday to Gran Canaria. Porlamar apartments are a great base for a holiday, the pool and sunbathing area are very small and not adequate for the amount of rooms there.

The snack bar was good, Faye was really nice and helpful. The night staff are very nice but speak very little English. The rooms are great - cleaned 5 out of 7 days and towels and bedding changed a couple of times a week - balconies really spacious.

No problem with cockroaches or mosquitoes which was wonderful! We didn't need a fan as our rooms didn't get the afternoon sun (121 / 122 /123) but some people complained of being too hot.

A few places to eat in the immediate area, but a 3euro taxi ride takes you to the centre for every food you may want - except Spanish!

All in all a great time was had by all, we would defo return but use the pool at hotel opposite - club puerto Calma - excellent pool and entertainment!

  • Holiday details: Aug 2007, Self Catering, Booked Independently

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