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“modern hotel situated on the seafront with superb staff!”

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Melia Costa del Sol
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

My husband and I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights last week. We booked through the melia website and got a great deal which included breakfast and a classic double bedroom with sea view. When we arrived our room had twin beds on contacting reception, we were changed to a king room on the sixth floor. The view was fabulous of the beach and sea front. The reception staff had very good english and went out if there way to help us. We were interested in attending a flamenco show and the receptionist rang venues to check dates and availability. Breakfast was efficient, food was hot and fresh and the choice was overwhemling. The restuarant is a large area on the first floor. We had the buffet lunch one day costing €20 each..again the menu was superb.Working in the area of infection control I can be very exact about standards of hygiene etc and this hotel is certainly one of the best we have stayed in. Granted the pool area may be small but the beach is across the road. A lift next to the hotel will take you up hill.I didnt try the spa.Again this a clean modern hotel situated on the seafront with superb staff

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

Stayed 2 nights pre cruise. Check in staff friendly as was staff in restaurants.
Room bit dated but comfortable.location is great and breakfast offers plenty of choices.beachtowels complimentary available at the pool.
pool however reallysmall.
all in all descent 3-4* quality at a reasonable price

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank bvansante
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

If you staying over the weekend dont't take Royal Service because you do not receive any extra perks. Generally the staff are not friendly. The best thing about this hotel is location everything else is very average.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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2  Thank Proud9
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Stayed in a Royal Service room for three nights, amenities are not on a par with the 'Level Room' we stayed at twice in Alicante. Disinterested receptionist, open bar very minimal and closed at 20:00 when the reception closed, breakfast was orange juice (in cartons),coffee and pasteries but no plates or cutlery.
We had booked and pre-paid for a taxi from and to the airport; arrival was fine but when the taxi wasn't there for the return, the reception staff denied it was anything to do with Melia Hotels. Actually a taxi had come but was two hours early; still trying to get the fare returned.
Very little information available on the services the hotel offered, the web site states "1 Spa /Thalasso treatment" per stay but nothing offered; also forget to provide cards for the swimming pool towels.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BisleyBullet
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Melia from 26 June - 3 July and the trip was brilliant. First impressions of the hotel were that it was in a superb location right in the middle of the tourist shops, supermarkets, cocktail bars and restaurants, the hotel looked nice from the outside with the two massive blocks overlooking the beach. Reception was very nice, and our room was lovely with a flat screen TV, adequate storage space, a nice double bed, and a balcony with pool and sea view on the 5th floor. I felt the hotel was in the middle of everything as there was everything you need on the left AND the right hand side of the hotel.
The pool area was nice, there were always sunbeds available after breakfast which goes from about half 7 - 11am, the pool wasn't as small as people have said but I think it would get busy in peak season. The beach is very nice and only 10 steps from the hotel, plenty of sunbeds over there, plenty of beach side restaurants and plenty of watersports happening over there.
The restaurant inside the hotel was very nice and modern, and the food was gorgeous, if anything it was actually quite posh. Everything you could ask for food wise, was catered for throughout the 7 day stay, and the live cooking station chefs were very good.
A great bonus was the fact that there was free wifi in the hotel. Obviously this won't appeal to all the people staying here but it was a great addition for me as I can not live without the internet.
The area around the hotel is very good if you like a bit of liveliness but also pretty relaxing at the same time. San Miguel which is the main town with plenty of things to do with shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and cafes is just behind the hotel but you do have to go up the hill, up the steps or catch the lift which is located right by the hotel to get there.
The only negative I would have about the hotel is that it costs 60euros to keep the room open until 6pm, and lunch/dinner is not included (you will have to pay 20euros each to have a buffet lunch/dinner on that night)
All in all, this hotel was superb for me (20) and my girlfriend (19). Losing 110 euros on the 4th night didn't even put a dampener on it.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank AlChar
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

This was a very large hotel but it never seemed that large. the rooms were very spacious with a fridge/bar, balcony, views of the water. Breakfast was amazing! Made to order omelets
fresh fruit, pastries, yogurt and too manny things to recall. There was a small pool but again, not crowded because we were right across the road from the beach! It was an easy 10-15 minute walk up a small hill to the town OR there was a lift to take you up. In the evenings the places along the water came alive with fishermen, in line skaters, walkers, runners etc. The restaurants along the beach area were terrific and the seafood was out of this world and super fresh. People were friendly and those in the hotel always helpful. It was a great place to unwind after a week of touring!

Room Tip: The rooms are great with ocean views and balconies
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of a group tour. We had no control over the selection of this hotel. It was part of the package.

The hotel is large and located directly across from the beach. The rooms were basic as most were on our tour of Spain, but it was clean. Dinner buffet for one of the two nights was included with our tour package and it was delicious with a huge variety of foods. The breakfast selection was good but items were not re-stocked too quickly when a particular item was taken. The pool area is fairly small, and all the lounges were snatched up early in the day. The beach is directly across the street from the hotel. Easy walking distance.

The funniest thing we saw was a notice in the elevator for the "Free Buffett" only 20 Euros......I took a picture and sent it to Jay Leno.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Paseo Maritimo 11, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#1 Green Hotel in Torremolinos
#1 Spa Hotel in Torremolinos
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#4 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
#5 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range: £59 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Costa del Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 540
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melia Hotels International present Melia Costa del Sol located in Torremolinos (Malaga) right in front of the Bajondillo beach and 300 m from the centre of the Torremolinos. The best option for unwinding, having fun and working in Costa del Sol, thanks to its excellent location, its complete and comfortable facilities and its superb service. The bright and welcoming double rooms (**), Junior Suites and Suites with fabulous sea views, a furnished terrace, AACC, Minibar (*), safe, LCD TV and a bathroom with hairdryer, magnifying mirror, amenities Melia; Different dining areas (Buffet Restaurant, Snack Restaurant and Lobby Bar); a renovated Sea View outdoor pool; 350 m2 Thalasso Spa Marino (*); Fitness Room; Free Wi-Fi throughout all the hotel; Parking (*); magnificent Convention Center with 15 meeting rooms capacity up to 450 people. 10 minutes from Malaga International Airport and 15 minutes from Malaga Ave station / Maria Zambrano. (*) With charge (**) Except some ground floor. ... more   less 
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