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La Barracuda Hotel
Ranked #40 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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“Good value and great location Hotel”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This last holiday (23 -30/3) was the 5th time I have stayed at this Hotel. I agree that the Hotel does need some modernising but some landings have been repainted and carpets replaced recently. I find the food more than acceptable and on the rare occasion that the cooked food is not as hot as you like then you can use the microwaves adjacant to the hot buffet. Most of the staff have not changed in the last 5 years and without exception are all friendly. The rooms are of a good size and all have balconies and sea views although you get more sun on the side overlooking the pool. The Hotel is in a very good location, about 200 yards from the promenade, a 10 minute walk to Benalmadena harbour and 25 minutes from Torremolinos. Along the prom you are spoilt for restaurants, many of which specialise in fish. Very reasonable to eat out and drink.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a pool view room, especially out of season.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

I stayed in this hotel at christmas/new year 2013/2014. this hotel is stuck in a TIME WARP as it is so old fashioned it reminds me of the 1970's. There are curly carpet tiles in the corridors which are a health and safety issue as they are also unraveling. The food is disgusting, it is not only cold
but not cooked properly. one evening we had to wait 20mins for some chicken to be brought out when it did come it wasnt cooked. Only thing decent was the deserts. The entertainment was aimed at the Spanish people that were there for Christmas and if you asked for any other kind of music we were told to go away. The man in charge of the entertainment was extremely rude to us. Wont ever be going there again. had to suffer 3 weeks of this. LUCKILY 3RD WEEK ROOM ONLY.

Room Tip: dont go here go to the Nautilus instead
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Just got back from a 4 night stay. Rooms dated but clean. Towel change daily. Breakfast was OK, not much choice. The evening meal didn't apply to us as we were only B&B, which I was glad of as it looked dreadful. Excellent location for Benalmadena marina and all of Torremolinos. Great little beach bar call Balu Beach just outside of hotel. Would stay again, definitely worth what you pay.

Room Tip: Street side rooms can be quite noisy, pool view rooms have an excellent view down the coast
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

11 of us stayed here for a Hen Weekend. I didn't book the hotel and I certainly wouldn't go back. It was cheap and I suppose that was the purpose of it but we had 3 people in some rooms. The rooms were not spacious; the facilities were not modern. The camp bed was broken. One of us took turns sleeping with the mattress on the floor.
It is ok location-wise and the breakfast was nice but that's about it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I stayed at last barracuda for a short break mid February.The hotel is in great position right by the promenade.The check in was very friendly and helpful.our room was clean and in good order.Fresh towels an shower gel were provided every day.Hotel public areas are bright an well cared for.Restaurant had decent food choice but as per some previous reviews food was lukewarm.If this is a problem there is great tapas bar next door.And many other bars an restaurants in local area.All in all a decent hotel choice.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We spent our fourth holiday in La Barracuda over christmas 2013, and found the hotel, as usual, to be perfectly acceptable and reasonably priced. Our room on the 9th floor was on the 'dark side' - but you can pay an extra 6 euros per person per day for a room on the sunny side. You may find this worthwhile if you intend to spend all your time sitting on your balcony, but for the limited sunshine in December it's not worth paying.

The room had air conditioning and a flat screen TV, which had a couple of English channels - but who goes on holiday to watch TV? The room was cleaned and towels changed every day, and bars of soap and little bottles of shower gel appeared at random intervals. The sheets were also changed about four times during our two week stay.

The wi-fi in the hotel is free, but generally useless. You have to get a password from reception, which is only valid for three days, and you need to enter your password every time you log on - that's IF you can get a decent signal. It's much easier going into one of the local bars, most of which are happy to let you use their service.

We stayed half board, and while the food wasn't brilliant, we always found something to eat. The main disappointment was that we only had chips about 3 times - the usual offerings were Spanish potatoes, boiled potatoes, potato croquettes, or 'mashed potato' which was grey and sloppy and resembled lukewarm wallpaper paste...

Being located in Montemar, there is a good selection of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance - English, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Argentinian among others. There is also a small supermarket, tobacconist, travel agent with money exchange, and a pharmacy within five minutes' walk.

When we arrived, we got the train from the airport and got off at El Pinillo. It's about 10-15 minutes walk (downhill) to the Barracuda. The train cost about 1.80 each - a taxi would have been around 20 euros. We didn't fancy walking uphill to the station when we left, so we got a taxi to the airport.
As you come out of the hotel, the taxi rank is at the top of the street - about 50 yards away. There were always plenty of taxis available (even on christmas day!) so there's no need to book one.

To sum up, this hotel is OK if you can get a cheap deal - it seems to get quite expensive during high season.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a high floor, and at the beach end of the building.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

we stay in this area every year but the place we usually stay we had to cancel as a medical problem was possibly going to stop us coming out to montemar.fourtunately thing were resolved so we booked this hotel as we had stayed there some years before .well i must say this hotel is cleaner than some four stars, the linen and towels change almost every day ,the dinning room provides ample breakfasts rangeing from cereal ,fruit cold meats ,cheeses, to cooked items like eggs boil ,fried or scrambled ,beans,ect there is enough to fill you up. the evening meals are not very good but possibly you could find something, but my advice is stay b/b and eat out in the evening , at this time of year hotels and apartments can be a little chilly in the night not this the heating came on in the evening for several hours and again in the morning ,it is worth paying the extra for a west facing room with the veiws towards the marina the sun is on your balcony until late evening.there is not much entertainment ,only on the weekend there is dancing in the down stairs bar .would i stay here again of course i would its clean ,warm and in an excellant position

Room Tip: the west facing rooms have the best veiws
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Barracuda Hotel
Address: Avenida Espana 5, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — La Barracuda Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel situated on the beach, very well located, close to major points of interest in the area of ​​leisure, and in the amusement park, water parks, thematic parks, dolphinarium, an area of ​​shops, bars, clubs and restaurants . has the larger garden area with lawn and large swimming pool. ... more   less 
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