We had the pleasure recently of saying in the Terraza Amadores apartment for a fortnight. We booked this establishment because of it's proximity to the beach and what a beach....... glorious golden sand and warm turquoise water- fab.
The apartments are spacious and clean . The front door leads straight into the kitchen/living room. There is a small twin bedroom off the kitchen and also the bathroom leads off the kitchen. There is no bath only a shower but it s a very powerful shower although the water is solar heated which leads to cool showers on cloudy days.
the balcony is terrific and as we were on the top floor we enjoyed a nice view of the sea. There are doors leading from the living area and also from the bedroom directly onto the balcony which was furnished with a table and chairs and also 2 sunbeds. The apartment is really only suitable for 2 persons. My rather tall teenage son slept on the couch and this was extremely uncomfortable and resulted in his having a pain in his back and a sore head from hitting his head off the wooden arm rest in his sleep a few times. It is really only suitable for a much smaller child.
The kitchen had a microwave and a 2 ring cooker both which worked well and there were plenty of cutlery and crockery and so on. Most importantly there was a wine opener.
The pool is nice, not great just nice. However as it is small in size and most days was filled with lilos and other inflatable things this meant that only about a quarter of it was available for swimming. The kids pool was miniscule which meant that all the kids were jumping into the main pool which added to the pandemonium. We went to the beach most days as it is so near and so nice and got away from the picadilly circus of the pool.
The pool bar was open every day of our visit. They advertsed a twice weekly barbecue with live music which was in actual fact a once weekly barbecue without entertainment which meant that once the food was eaten that was it. We went once and it was ok . Cost €7.50 a head.
The lack of entertainment however was made up by the extremely loud entertainment (with the most excruciatingly awful Karaoke) from the second next door premises which could be heard for miles around as everything echoes in the valley between the rocks. It did tail off around midnight each nightand the peace that followed was bliss
The staff were the most pleasant people I have ever met/ The women dressed in long Canarian style outfits which looked nice but must be extremely hot to wear. The lady in reception who worked there every day, was very helpful and gave good advice when asked re buses trips etc. She is most definately a huge asset to the place.
The pool bar was staffed by one of the nicest Spanish barmen ever and his Dutch wife. I would have loved to be there on the night of the World Cup Final if they were both working.. I'd say the fun was great.
There is a washing machine which can be used for €5 a go this includes the dryer and we used it to wash our beach towels . It is situated in the basement which is dark with hardly any lighting and was creepy to say the least. I ran in and out hoping there was nothing crawly lurking in the gloom (didn't see anything thankfully)
The main drawback to this place was the lack of airconditioniong. As the apartment block is built into the rock face there is no breeze blowing and as a result the air in the rooms at night is stifiling. We bought 2 fans which wafted the hot air around a bit and this, combined with keeping the balcony doors open all night, meant that at least we could get sleep of a sort.
i would hate to be there in late July or August as the temp when we were there never exceeded 27 or 28 deg by day, if temps were in the high 30's I'd say you'd bake at night.
We had a great holiday although there is NOTHING to do for teenagers in Amadores and no wi fi anywhere which renders Iphones useless. My son spent a kings ransom using the computer in the basement at €1 every 10 mnutes it sure adds up.
Would I return here? Not in summer and most definately not with teenagers,
as a couple in spring or autumn, yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Terraza de Amadores is 350 metres from Amadores Beach, in southern Gran Canaria. It offers an outdoor pool, and all apartments have a private balcony with superb Atlantic Ocean views.Each Amadores apartment has a living room with a TV and sofa bed. There is a safe, and a private bathroom with a shower. The well-equipped kitchenette comes with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker.The complex has a poolside bar and a snack bar. There is a supermarket on-site, and room service is available.Terraza de Amadores has a garden and a terrace. There is a billiard table and massage can be requested.You can hire a car at the complex, and free parking is available nearby. Anfi Tauro Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away. Internet connection, via modem, is offered in public areas for a supplement. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Terraza Amadores Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria