58 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just come back from Vistamar I can honestly say it was perfect, everything from cleanliness to all you could need for a great holiday lovely people and of course lovely hot weather thanks will be back Jackie and mick Haynes "
- Travel date: Fri 6th of June 2014
soooo fantastic !!!!
"My husband and I had the best holiday ever, so clean, great view,just perfect, there were boats everywhere on the beach and clean. One word great vacation."
- Travel date: Sun 25th of August 2013
Fantastic stay at Vistamar Apartments
"We stayed at The Vistamar Apartments, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria from 6th-17th June 2013 and can highly recommend this place. The location is 2nd to none with the Beach & Harbour directly across the road.The Apartments were cleaned on a daily basis, beds changed every 2 days and the Staff were lovely & friendly. The only thing I found strange was that if you wanted a kettle & Toaster then there was a charge for the items, as it's Self Catering they should be supplied free of charge. We were in a Top floor apartment with amazing views and will most certainly be returning to The Vistamar. One trip you must do is The Dolphin & Whale spotting, we didn't see any Whales but we had a Pod of about 30 plus Dolphins all around our Boat and it was an experience we will remember for a long time.
- Travel date: Fri 28th of June 2013
"Just back from hols last Saturday, one of the best places I have every stayed, would highly recommend Vistamar, great location, friendly staff and immaculately clean. What a holiday can't wait to back. Just bliss.
- Travel date: Sat 15th of June 2013
great apartments for people with walking difficulties
"stayed here for a week in sept 2012,had brillant time.This was our first time to these apts but will be going back,as we go to puerto rico quite a lot.friendly staff and very helpful.My mum has a a walking stroller as she has difficulty walking and these apts were well suited to her.Plenty of good resturant near [itsamar especially]and there is a place called harbour lights which has a good quiz at nites,there is a lift to get up to it.BEACH across the road and so is the taxis rank,about 3euros to centre and 4 euros to europa centre.Had a good day at mogan 10 euro return in boat.highlander bar also good and friendly bar
- Travel date: Fri 28th of September 2012
"Me and my boyfriend stayed here between the 8th-15th sept 2012. We honestly couldnt of asked for a better week! The transfer from the airport is around 1hr 30mins depending on how many stops at other hotels. The reception is only open from 10am-6pm, and is closed on saturdays, when i read this in one of the reviews it did phase me a bit but to be honest its rare that you will need the reception,if you do there is a room for emergencys (no.35). We arrived at around 2am on the saturday night, there is a list of names with your room number and floor, which is left on the reception desk, your rep does come into the hotel with you to read the list of names and to tell you that your key will be in your room door. When we arrived in our room, we were very suprised to see how clean it was! and how much wardrobe space there is. The only thing that was missing was any water in the frige therefore we did walk for about 20mins to find a drink and something to eat, this did prove a task as it was the middle of the night and we didnt have a clue where we were, so we walked until we came to the main shopping centre where we found a McDonalds and a Subway! The next morning we went to find a shop to buy some essentials for the week, we came to the Spar shop and ended up spedning a fortune, there are many supermarkets called HiperDino, use these insted as they are a LOT cheaper. The welcome meetings are helpful as it does give you a lot of information on the island, but please DO NOT book trips with the rep, as you will find if you walk 10 metres down the road you can get them for less than half the price. We booked a boat trip that cost 70euro and found out later that day that we could of got it for 20! The pool area is kept very clean and mopped daily, it was slightly on the small side but in proportion with the size of the hotel, we were also never without a sunbed and never rushed down to put towels down.The room wasnt cleaned everyday, but still your hardly in the room!visiting the beach is a must! either the one directly across the road,or the amadores beach which a 20 minute walk or cost 6euro in a taxi, white sand and clear water. If one thing let Puerto Rico down its the food, we found it was very bland and only had one nice meal which was on the first night. We both throughly enjoyed this holiday and the weather was beautiful, dont be phased if you wake up to a cloudy sky as it does clear within an hour! and also be prepared to be pestered by the locals to go into their shops and restraunts! we would definatly return. "
- Travel date: Mon 24th of September 2012
vista mar june 23 till 30th 2012 !
"hello every one i've just come back from gran canaria.
the hotel is in the perfect spot literally meters from the beach, 15 minutes walk to the shopping centre wheres there cheap restuarants, perfume / aftershaves. And a brillaint night life with the clubs.
i recommend staying and this hotel highly its perfect for family's and groups of people and also in the middle of everything."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of July 2012
"this is our second time to the vistamar, the first time was in 2008 with 3 lots of familys we rated it very good then this time my self and my husband went on the 12th of september 2011 it was exellcent. all the rooms have been refitted out with beautifully fitted waredrobes. It had a beautiful kitchen, all brand new furniture with a nice big television, brand new bathroom with walk in shower.The rooms are always kept clean. If you fnd you need clean towels for your room you only have to ask and they are there for you straight away. They have put brand new wicker sunlounges with thick a thick matress to go on top, beautiful tables and chairs. The staff were very welcoming as they always are, Nothing is to much trouble for them. you can actully eat at the vistamar and the food is beautiful whre tanya and jessica make you feel very welcome and we will be going back again as we love it there."
- Travel date: Tue 20th of September 2011
"Stayed at Vistimar in July, 2 adults and 2 teenage girls in a 2 bedroom apartment. Apartment was clean and cleaned regularly, ideal really, only drawback was having to rent a kettle (a little unusual for self catering). Pool was clean, pool bar wel run, v plesant staff, plenty of sunbeds etc. All staff, reception, cleaners etc very friendly and helpful. Location could not be better with the beach just across the road, bars and resturants just outside the gate and the Commercial Centre just a 10-15 min walk (2 mins in a taxi). To be honest we couldn't find anything bad to say about Vistimar."
- Travel date: Mon 29th of August 2011
Totally exceeded our expectations!
"Me and my boyfriend stayed in the Vistamar the 19/7/11 to 02/08/11. On arrival we found the room absolutely fab! Everything was modern and completely surpassed our expectations, as we were on edge before we left! but you DONT have to pay to watch telly the only things you must pay for are toasters,kettles and safety deposit boxes, air conditioning is built in in each room! The location was PERFECT a stone throw away from the beach and a short stroll to the commercial centre. Cleaning staff were superb! The only fault we had was availing of sun loungers, day by day the towels must of been put out earlier and earlier by other holiday makers, meaning you had to be up the crack of dawn to get a sun lounger which left us with out a sun bed on a couple occassions :( Also we were concerned as the reception only stays open until 5/6pm what was the procedure if we had a problem? And if you intend to take a taxi back to the apartments or have seperate airport transport booked be sure to tell them the Vistamar Apartments by the El Greco and not the Riu Vistamar. All and all it was a fantastic holiday, i have recommended it to many friends and i hope to return in the near future. "
- Travel date: Fri 5th of August 2011
" These apts are probably the nicest I have ever stayed in , location along the beach front is perfect , we had a 2 bedroom apt which was huge fab kitchen with microwave fridge freezer cooker, which was gleaming clean! lounge area had a wide screen tv and sofa balcony with patio table and chairs , bathroom was big too lovely double size shower, the pool was lovely lots of sun loungers which had cushions for them ! the pool bar opened 10 til 6 lovely for food and drinks and the girl that worked there was really helpful as were all the staff, will definitly go back worth every penny !"
- Travel date: Mon 20th of June 2011
"This hotel has just re - opened and everything is new, so if you didn't like the apartements, now you will love them. And for those that want a toaster or a coffee machine, you can borrow one free in reception!And relax, Damian still do his things!"
- Travel date: Fri 12th of November 2010