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Royal Costa Hotel
Ranked #62 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Stevenston, United Kingdom
1 review
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“recent holiday”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

On our arrival there must have been a football tournemant as it was full of school children of various ages. which is ok if you like children I was on floor 5 & we had teenagers opposite our room who were typical teenagers very boistrous & loud but meaning no harm just enjoying there holiday.

The rooms have card keys which for room 526 proved a nightnare as after 20 goes trying to access our room drove us nuts as we had to come up & down the lift to reception to get access to our room.

The entertainment could do with a re think as reptiles & bird displays is not my idea of letting your hair down.

on the plus side the walk to the beach was not to bad but I think if you have a family with all your equipment it would not be fun.

there is a train station behind the hotel so that is a plus for that as you have access to the airport for 4euros instead of paying high taxi fares or transfers & it is a lovely experience & doesnt take long at all, but it does stop running just after midnight so if your connection or departure is out of that time then you will need transfers.

All in all it is a nice hotel but wifi in the rooms wouldbe better than having to sit in reception.

Room Tip: I recently stayed here on the 10th july 2014 for 1week with my sister. requested a sea view.. got th...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank dee c
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Dear customer,

Thanks for your review. We regret any incident that you had in our hotel. We'd love to see you on your next trip to Torremolinos. Remember follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Madrid, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed here while a soccer tournament took place in Torremolinos. Before booking ensure that there is no soccer tournament during the time of your stay, since you will spent a lot of sleepless nights otherwise. This is by the way not the reason for my bad rating, see below.

Good:
- Friendly personnel
- Ability to park in front of hotel
- Enough loungers at swimming pool

Bad:
- The food! I honestly don't understand when so many people mention this on tripadvisor that nothing gets done to improve. Food is bad quality, nothing is home made at all, you can find back the same food almost every day, and the deserts are the most horrible ever! Incredible that this hotel even manages to serve bad breakfast, how difficult is it to provide a breakfast that is eatable. I have stayed in 2 stars hotels that served better breakfasts! As a result we ate out several times during the week (including breakfast). Instead of staying at this hotel, I would recommend to stay at an apartment and either cook your own food or eat out, you will probably arrive at the same end price.
- Rooms: very smelly bathroom. Had to clean the closet before putting in the clothes, the paper towel was black after I cleaned it. Take your own pillow, the hotel pillows can not be called pillows, besides on of ours had blood on it from a previous guest. Walls are paper thin, you can hear your neighbors talking. Each room has a balcony, lucky if you have a few chairs on it.
- Take away lunch: don't bother. You get a few slices of meat from the day before (San Jacobos), mermelade (!) and hard bread. Better to get something in a near by supermarket.

I know that the hotel will answer that they offer a wide variety of food for everyone, truth is this reads fries, the same pork hamburger every day, pasta, rice, fish (same every day as well), salads and a few other plates. If quality was good it would not be so much of a problem to eat almost same every day.

If you come by car there is a huge shopping center nearby (Plaza Mayor), does not take more then 5 minutes to get there, lots of shops and important (lol) restaurants.

Beach does not take too long walking, you have to pass under the train station to get there, but not too bad.

Room Tip: Would say first floor rooms, since they have a huge balcony. However this has the risk of having thi...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank S0phietje
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Sophie,

Thanks for your feedback. We take note about your comments to improve our services. We regret you did not enjoy the food, even though our buffet offers a wide variety of hot and cold dishes to suit the taste of the majority of our customers. Many people congratulate us for the good service offered. We hope you change your mind and return back to our hotel.

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Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I was quite pleased with this hotel. My only fault was lack of variety in food. They catered more for Spanish guests not international ones. Also the pool was too deep although clean and well kept. There was a baby pool but the main one was ranging from 5 feet to ten feet. There was a lifeguard on duty until 6 o clock. There was entertainment on every night. It was around half mile to beach and the train station was just around the corner. There was just one supermarket nearby and you had to travel by train one stop to get to more shops. All in all we enjoyed it and the break it was warm in the thirties.

Room Tip: Ask for ground or first floor st booking as we were put on floor 5 although I requested.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank marcas21
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

My partner and I love everything we want return the staff were friendly and helpful food was brill apart from being cold sometimes entertainment could of been a wee bit. Better but overall it was brilliant train station just round the corner and we went on one of the excursions to the monkey island it was amazing totally loved it want to come back there is so much to see

  • Stayed May 2014
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9 Thank Midge B
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your review. We like to know that you enjoyed our hotel and that you plan to return. Hope to see you soon. Remember you can book directly on our website with the best price.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I stayed here at the end of April for 12 days. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and well maintained,lwith a nice garden and pool.
During my stay one of the lifts broke down but was repaired quickly. I liked the location as it is really near the train which will take you up and down the coast and is really cheap to use. Bar has good selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. I found all the staff to be friendly and helpful. I love to sit on the balcony in the evenings but would suggest a small table as there are only chairs provided. Regarding the food as mentioned by other reviews. This is a three star and the food reflects this, however I thought the breakfasts were pretty good lots to choose from. Lunch and dinner - the salads and the desserts were good. The hot food could do with improving as some times what was on offer was good but sometimes not. It would help if hot lamps were used instead of just strip lights which do not keep the food hot. Some guests were having a bit of a moan sayng they were used to four or five star but if that is what you want then pay for a four or five star hotel. I did not go hungry and considering the price I paid I think the hotel is very good value. I would li to come back again and hope to return later this year.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors quieter especially those thqt overlook the pool
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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14 Thank travelmad97
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your review. We like to know that you enjoyed our hotel and that you plan to return. . Hope to see you around here again soon. Remember you can book directly on our website with the best price. Follow our news and promotions through our Facebook.

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Luton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stayed here with a group of 7 with ages ranging from 18 - 40s.

PROS: On arrival the hotel was well presented and we were checked in straight away by pleasant staff and given our rooms. Within an hour of being there we were all down by the pool.

Pool is small but adequate for the hotel and the grounds are pretty with the grass area and palm trees.

Staff did not mind giving us more than one drink when it was quiet.

The rooms are big enough for 2-3 people sharing and are cleaned regularly.

Walk to the beach is about 10 mins and train station is about 2 mins away (didn't disrupt the stay) so do not bother booking a transfer, it costs about 3 Euros each to get to hotel. (GET OFF BEFORE TORREMOLINOS)

CONS (Not many): Snack bar wasn't amazing, serving peanuts, icecream, crisps and occasionally cold pizza from lunch.

Cocktails were out of stock for most the week which was a shame but again staff allowed more than one drink.

The entertainment was a bit rubbish - except for the a reptile night and spanish dancers, there was no atmosphere really. But we made our own entertainment and had a brill stay.



Aside from the very few cons, it was a lovely holiday and we would all return again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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9 Thank CJU92
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear customer,

In first place, thank you for your review and for choosing us. We take note of your feedback to improve our services. Hope to see you around here again. Remember you can book directly on our website with the best price. Follow our promotions through our Facebook.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Lovely hotel but food was terrible cold, very limited choice could not get even a glass of water with dinner. Reception staff friendly but would definitely not recommend or return. Not a holiday hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank karen c
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear customer,

Thanks for your feedback. We regret that the hotel has not met your expectations. We try to improve our customers enjoy their experience at our hotel.

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Property: Royal Costa Hotel
Address: Calle Sistema Iberico 60 | Urbanizacion Los Alamos, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #62 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
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Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Costa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 186
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