22 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
another great holiday at the tamanaco
"Just spent four weeks in Tamanaco apartments,friendly service,clean and spacious room,good location near shopping center.our fourth visit to these apartments and we are looking to book for next year.staff very friendly and free WIFI ,cannot fault the place."
- Travel date: Tue 21st of October 2014
"We had read all the reviews for this hotel before making our decision to book for our family holiday during August. The hotel was spacious and clean though had no air conditioning or ceiling fans though the hotel did provide us with a small bedside fan. For this time of the year I feel that additional fans are really a necessity. Also the complex's shop and pool bar were never open for the duration of our stay and when I went to look in the window of the shop it had actually been cleared out!. This was very disappointing as it meant that for everyday basics such as water, milk and bread it was necessary to go down the 100 stone steps to the supermarket in the commercial centre. Carrying large quantities of water (we were a family of 5) up to the apartment in heat well in to 30s was not pleasant.
The cleaners did a great job but the rest of the staff were not terribly friendly or approachable. Unlike other reviewers we WERE kept awake by the music and noise which carried on until 4 a.m every morning. Like most of the Canary Islands the restaurant, bar and shop keepers badgered you every night to come in to their establishments.
The beach area was lovely and very clean.
I think that we wouldn't stay at this apartment complex again as it was just too quiet for a family and they would definitely benefit from reopening the shop on the complex. "
- Travel date: Sat 25th of August 2012
"stayed at the tamanaco for the first time in october 2008 what a superb hotel spotless friendly & great location. hotel staff was very helpful & the snack bar was spot on. the apartments were very spacious with every thing you needed for a self catering holiday. there was a short walk down into the town & if you didnt fancy a walk back it was easy to hail a cab which a very cheap i would recomend the tamanaco to anyone looking for a stress free holiday i will definatly be going back next year."
- Travel date: Thu 6th of November 2008
This was our second visit to the Tamanac...
"This was our second visit to the Tamanaco and I would recommend it to anyone.
The condition was exceptional.
Lovely big cold fridge..plenty of cups etc a couple of hob rings, as ifyou'd want to cook!
Really clean kitchen and bathroom with loads of space.
Super clean, great service.. nice pool and fanatsticly friendly pool bar.
Couple of nights a week bbq's or other home cooked food.
Not too many steps and right in the resort centre.
Deserves way more than 2 stars!!!!!!
- Travel date: Thu 18th of September 2008
Great appartments, really clean and spac...
"Great appartments, really clean and spacious. Not far to walk down to the centre for the night life. Best place i have stayed in Puerto Rico.
Maid service daily except for Sun/Thur. Night security and would recommend to anyone going to Gran Canaria as a couple or even single as i went alone to visit my family and felt really comfortable here."
- Travel date: Mon 15th of September 2008
Had a fabulous stay at the Tamanaco. Th...
"Had a fabulous stay at the Tamanaco. This was my 5th time to Puerto Rico and the second time staying at the Tamanaco. The apartments were very spacious and clean. Just a short walk down to the commercial centre. Not ideal for the elderly or people with young kids as the walk back from the commercial centre is a bit of a killer. There is about 100 steps to climb. The only member of staff I met when I was there was George. He worked at reception and he was really friendly and helpful, expecially when my bag got stolen at the beach. I would definently go back to Puerto Rico as I just love the place so much and would rate these apartments 10 out of 10. The weather was absolutely fabulous too. Round about 40 degrees."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of July 2008
we had a good time on holiday ,the apart...
"we had a good time on holiday ,the apartments were very clean and maid service ,two or three times a week people nice and friendly will go again. had some lovely meals out and the bars in town where all good and friendly, weather brilliant loved it .not far away from town easy walking to town some good places to visit like sioux city a good night had by all.also go to puerto de morgan and make sure to take your camera go by boat lovely sceenery ,you will pass amadores beach you can walk to this beach as well."
- Travel date: Sun 11th of May 2008
We have just returned for P.R.. i Must s...
"We have just returned for P.R.. i Must say that the apt's were fab!!. The whole hotel and apt's were just spotless!! Cannot fault the accommodation in anyway, they are quite big apt, plenty of room. Kettle, toaster, everything you need really in the kitchen area - i made quite a few meals with no difficulty. Bathroom was very nice and clean, the shower was fab!! Bedrooms had plenty of wardrobe space and a safety deposit which costs 14 euro per week. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and so were the folk in bar and minimarket. Happy hour was great after a hot day sitting cooling off around the pool with an ice cold beer!! We had a great view over looking P.R. And the sea. The balcony was huge; we sat out in the evenings with a glass of wine before our meal.
We didn't really like the shopping centre, which is only a 5 min walk away. We felt it was a bit like Blackpool in the Sun!! Very English and very busy, made us feel a bit stressed!! But the location of the apt's was great for the supermarkets. And the stroll down to the beach. At night time when the shopping centre came alive, you can hear all the hustle and karaoke singers up until around 4am!! So as long as you keep you windows shut or be in the shopping centre singing, its fine!!
I would say that these apt's are great for couples who want to chill out and relax in the day and go out and enjoy the evening in the shopping centre, but if you are like me and don't want all that, then i would say to you stay somewhere else, as i did not expect P.R. to be so busy or that stressful in the evenings when you simply just want something to eat!!
Plus also at the moment we noticed how expensive things are over there, meals, drinks etc. We took Â£800 spending money for one week, and came back with nothing!! We only eat out twice in the evenings!! Never went out drinking? So i don't what the hell we spent our money on, but it went no-where!! We eat out a couple of times a lunch times, that turned out quite expensive, the restaurants around the beach areas were not value for money. Some very poor infact, so check them out before eating there.
Overall The APT'S were fantastic, and we would def stay there again - very good value for money!!
Oh yea just one last thing - we got stung and Manchester and Palma for the weight on our luggage, we had only booked for 15kg, but out bag's weighed 20kg, we got charged Â£122!! Maybe that's where all our money went!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 16th of April 2008
My partner and I returned from our holid...
"My partner and I returned from our holiday in the Tamanaco apartments a few days ago. We were very happy and amazed at the quality of the Tamanaco apartments. Our apartment had a balcony which looked out towards the resort and we had a great view of the sea. The bathroom was excellent, inparticular the huge shower cubicle. The maids came when they were due to and always cleaned up well.
All the facilities at the apartment were great. All I would say is that I think the space around the pool could be too tight during high season e.g. school holidays. We never ate at the pool bar but we did on occassions take advantage of the happy hour. The bar appeared to shut at around 8pm but I think this was because there weren't many people staying at the apartments when we were there.
Yes there were 100 steps down to the main road in the resort, but if you walk past those, a bit further along is another set which has less and they are easier to walk down, we discovered these a few days into our holiday. There was also about a 15 minute walk to the beach and harbour - harbour was the best place for restaurants in our opinion, espically the greek one. We personally enjoyed the steps and walk to the beach as it provided us with some exercise! Would not recommend for people with pushchairs or walking difficulties though. There was a large shopping centre type area not far from the apartments with lots of restaurants but for us this was a bit too "English". They also tried to badger you into the restaurants- was quite annoying.
We tried two other beaches other than the local one and found that peurto rico's was the best as the sand was soft and the others were a bit gritty like. Advice would be to be sceptical of the fishing trips in the harbour, we chose to go on one and it cost us 90 euros. We were promised great fishing with large fish, they would use different techniques to ensure you catched some etc. I was lured on to them by being told there would be plenty of space for sun bathing - im not a fisher lol. Unfortunately we were very disappointed in the trip, only caught small common fish and the communication between the captain etc and us was non exsitent as they could not speak a word of English and we couldn't speak enough Spanish! There was also no where suitable for me to read and sunbath. We will definetly avoid fishing trips in the future.
All in all this was a fantastic holiday and we would definetly return to Gran Caneria and the Tamanaco apartments if we wanted another chilled out holiday. We would recommend the apartments to couples due to it's location, size around the pool etc. If you are going to the Tamanaco I am sure you will have a great time. "
- Travel date: Wed 9th of April 2008
Loved the apartments, the rooms were ful...
"Loved the apartments, the rooms were fully equipped with a huge fridge freezer and loads of space, also the bathroom was really nice - as the apartments have recently been done up.
The pool wasnt heated but that didnt really matter, and there was loads of space and plenty of sun for sunbathing.
The steps weren't as much hassle as people are making them out to be, there are around 100 and they aren't steep. Also some other apartments have double the amount of steps, we found the ones at tamanaco no problem at all.
the only thing i would say is that every single night we returned after a meal, the bar would be shut.
apart from that it was great, and the reception and staff were extremely helpful and sociable. "
- Travel date: Mon 25th of February 2008
I stayed in Puerto Rico in July-Aug '07(...
"I stayed in Puerto Rico in July-Aug '07(very warm) but Tamanaco apartments were lovely.
Very clean and not that long refurbished!
Hotel staff were friendly and always keen to help.
Very well situated only a 10 minute walk from the centre (but you have about 100 steps to walk down) not too bad going down but definitely need a taxi back up!
The nightlife is amazing as all the bars are together but they will try anything to get you into places but just bare with it as itâs an enjoyable holiday.
I would definitely go back to Puerto Rico and would definitely stay in Tamanaco apartments again!
- Travel date: Mon 14th of January 2008
Moved here after a terrible happening at...
"Moved here after a terrible happening at the Tobago Studios.. The Tamanco studios is the place to be! So close to the shops and nightlife! Just a flight of stairs down to the main centre but so peaceful at night, very clean, washing always done by cleaners, fresh towels e.t.c it made the holiday so perfect! Thank You Tamanaco - Excellent!! x"
- Travel date: Tue 25th of December 2007