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Balcones del Atlantico

At a Glance

    Pros

  • intelligent and caring concierge staff
  • everything is new, clean, and fresh

    Cons

  • not smack on the beach, with marginal views
  • some amenities, such as tennis courts, are still under construction
  • a second restaurant closer to accommodations, is needed
  • hotel charges a resort fee

Balcones del Atlantico Review

Long awaited, this is a condo hotel on a large tract of virgin land; its spacious accommodations are beyond stellar, with exceptional interior design, dreamy bedding, and private Jacuzzis on terraces that are basically outdoor rooms. If a kitchen can be sexy, the European designer kitchens here are just that, with top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances (although with the resort's glamorous beachfront restaurant, Porto, you probably won't be preparing too many meals). The pool is lake-sized, with a waterfall midway that separates the children's shallows from the deeper adult waters. A new fitness facility houses a spa and a gym. Service is impeccable, and the initial welcome at the handsome reception building is genuine; citrus-scented towels refresh travel-weary visitors, and golf carts whisk them to their new homes.

    Hotel Details

  • 36 units.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 03-12-2014

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