First time to the much heard principto sol and we had a fantastic holiday. We travelled with two young kids 1 and 3yrs and was out 1st time to go all inclusive in a package holiday scenario. Total value for money. Our room was in the old part of hotel and whilst very dated was clean. In saying that was had a great view over the lovely pool area. In terms of the food and restaurant, breakfast= fantastic!! My fav meal of the day. Everything on offer (to include cava champers) and all so fresh and delicious. Every morning we sat in the outside area of the restaurant (to front of hotel) with a stunning sea view. Our kids loved spotting the planes fly in and out (airport approx 10/15mins away). Lunch and dinners great selection of salads, rice, pasta, pizza, chips, various fish, forms of potatoe and differing meats. One night there was a chocolate fountain with all the trimmings, our LO loved it!! Drinks and snacks top drawer too. Fantastic position on promenade and about 10-15min walk to centre of torremelinos. The promenade is beautifully lined with palm trees. Twice we walked to benalmedena with buggies. A good hours walk which was lovely with the view on offer. Benalmedena port is beautiful place to see and aquarium was nice to visit with kids. 10e each when booked through hotel. Evening entertainment was very impressive. Would have like the kids disco to last a bit longer. Started at 9.15pm every night and ended about 9.50pm with nightly show starting at 10pm. But overall the enthusiasm of entertainers was great. Was slightly disappointing that 'playground area' with trampoline etc was not open. Pool area is beautiful. Although kids section very small area ;although very good. Didn't seen releative to the size of overall pool esp considering that adults need to supervise young kids near water. Would imagine in peak season it's very hard to get a lounger in this area. Speaking of loungers although there is signs saying people can't reserve this is defo not enforced. As we had young kids we were up at crack of dawn and even at 8am in early June tricky to get a lounger. My only negatives I thought the service at pool bar was very slow at times particularly in evening when show on. Whilst there seemed to be dozens of waiters in restaurant it was not the same in bar area unfortunately. My husband was drinking A premium spurt and coke one evening and whilst we knowingly had to pay for the spirit (discounted AI price, which was great) they were charging us for the coke which didn't make sense as we were AI and that it typically free. We really had to challenge the point to the bar manager which seemed crazy. Overall would return to this hotel and would recommend AI as super value for money (in June anyway) but not sure if I would like to stay here in peak season. As we were leaving you could feel it getting busier and ppl standing in entertainment area at night and q's starting to form in restaurant. But perhaps this is compensated with more staff..
- 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