We had a great holiday, the hotel is on the outer edge of Torremolinos and is quieter and cleaner. This suited us perfectly with a family of young kids, but would not suit young singles looking for night life. The pool area is lovely and very well kept. Our apartment was clean and suited our purposes (but 3* quality not 4*). The air con in the apartments was available 24/7 unlike some commenters have suggested is the case in the main hotel.
The breakfast buffet isn't going to set the food world on fire, but it is plentiful with a wide selection. You won't leave hungry. No fresh orange juice, in Spain, was a let down.
Biggest issue was with reception. Quite frankly the staffing levels and the speed of service on reception are nothing short of disgraceful. We arrived at 10.30pm with a young family. There was one person in front of us and it took us 30 mins to check in! If you arrive in a group or as part of a tour be prepared for a very long wait. There was never a time that there wasn't a queue in reception, so any Qs I had on places to eat or excursions I didn't ask - it wasn't worth it. Also reception staff are functional rather than efficient or helpful. I asked about booking a taxi for 5 to the airport. I was told that taxi's don't take 5, and that there is a rank close by so to organise it myself. When I told them that some relatives had booked a larger taxi for 5 themselves that was met with a shrug of the shoulders and a 'Well, I don't know anything about that'. So we wandered the sea front with 3 kids, finally found a taxi rank and made our own arrangements. Way below the level of care or service I'd expect from a 4*.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol by Melia present Sol Príncipe Hotel, is located in Torremolinos (Malaga) right on the beachfront with direct access to the promenade, to the beautiful Playamar Beach and numerous bars (typical restaurants on the sand) specialized in "fried fish." 27,000 m2 of facilities make Sol Principe a spectacular hotel with day and night activities for children and adults; ideal for family vacations. The rooms of different categories with magnificent views of the sea or to the Spectacular Caribbean lagoon-style swimming pool surrounded by exotic gardens. Air conditioning, LCD TV 43", Safe (*), Mini fridge, hairdryer and a large furnished terrace (table / chairs); 4 swimming pools for adults (1 indoor) and 1 for children, Solarium and hammocks; different dining spaces, beauty salon; Wireless internet access (free) throughout the hotel, fitness, live music. also has 14 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 750 people. (*). Adapted for disabled guests, private car park (*). (*) With charge ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Principe Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Sol Principe Hotel
- Hotel Sol Principe