I've just returned from a 6-night solo stay in El Tiburon. The room was cheap and clean and offered all that I needed - a bed, a bathroom and somewhere to put my stuff. It did get very hot, even with the ceiling fan on, and my room was noisy being a roadside one, but I didn't spend much time in the room so not a huge problem. The maids were very friendly and cleaned the room every day, replacing the towels several times during my stay. The staff were mostly friendly (there was one who made me feel a bit uncomfortable as a young woman there alone one day, but nothing scary). The room and bathroom were both a good size and the shower was a really good one. The location is excellent, just 2 or 3 minutes' walk from the beach (leave the hotel, turn right then right again), about 15 minutes' walk from Montemar Alto station if you want to take the train to Malaga (this involves a steep hill however!), and about a 30 or 40 minute walk along the sea to Benalmadena marina.There are some lovely restaurants on the beach and streets nearby, as well as the chiringuitos for drinks. I had room-only so went out for breakfast at La Tahona de la Carihuela (turn right when you leave the hotel and it's there in front of you when you turn right again to head to the beach), which offered a range of Spanish, continental and British breakfasts at good prices (I recommend the bocadillo tomate y aceite [tomatoes and olive oil on toasted bread]). The pool looked nice though I didn't use it as the sea was right there. I had coffee in the bar a few times, which was cheap and good, and being open all the day and night apart from 8am-9am the bar was convenient for bottled water, but I didn't have any other drinks there so can't comment on those. I would recommend this hotel for a cheap stay in La Carihuela, though I would personally try to get in at the Cabello first (where I stayed last year) if I were going on my own again, as I never encountered anything that made me feel uncomfortable there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 100m away from one of the most charming beaches of the Costa del Sol, La Carihuela, 3-star Boutique Hotel El Tiburon is recommended for adults who wish to enjoy the most comfortable, pleasant and luxurious stay in Torremolinos. Opened in 1963 is one of the first hotels built in the Costa del Sol, staying since both renowned artists and personalities of high prestige at national and international level. In 2012 the hotel has undergone a complete reform with the greatest care to give it a stylish and cosmopolitan air that makes it the most exclusive hotel in Torremolinos. Be seduced by El Tiburon: the hotel that changes Torremolinos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Tiburon Torremolinos
- Hotel El Tiburon
- Hotel Boutique El Tiburon Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain