Having decided on a holiday in Fuengirola this hotel was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. It is situated on the road that fronts the beach. This does mean that at busy times the noise of the traffic and fellow holidaymakers can be a little loud. (There was a loose drain grill in the road outside the hotel that was annoying when traffic drove over it, but the hotel should not be faulted for that.) The fact that the majority of the guests there during our stay were regular return visitors speaks highly of the reputation that this hotel has and deserves.
The hotel is about 14 years old but has been updated. It is part of a group that includes the Florida Spa and Yaramar. The hotel was built “end on” to the beach so has 18 rooms with unobstructed views out to sea. All other rooms seem to have limited sea views. The rooms were adequately furnished and had air con and walk in shower. Wifi was available in the room, but beware the codes are changed weekly. All rooms were cleaned daily and you are given the option of when you want your towels changed daily (environmental). A safe is provided at no charge, but there is a charge for the fridge. Tea & coffee facilities are provided.
The entertainment floor has the heated swimming pool, sunbathing area, small games room (darts, pool table (at a price), table tennis), and a small room for table games. There is also a café that provides freshly prepared snacks and drinks – beware – the “happy hour” offer is two drinks for the price of one.
The reception is modern and the lounge bar area is where the evening entertainment is held. This area has views out to sea. There is also another entertainment room downstairs but this only usually opens when there is sufficient demand. The entertainment is average to good with most artists appearing regularly. Sometimes there are two separate acts per evening. Over two weeks we only had one very poor artist and that was on the last night of our stay.
The restaurant is self service. All tastes are catered for and every evening we had a roast option. Usually during a week there is a Gala Evening when live music is provided in the restaurant and the ladies are given a flower and everyone a drink of champagne. Usually a Chef greeted you at the evening meal.
All the staff were very friendly and efficient (especially Paco, Fali and Anna in the restaurant).
Our visit was in February and we expected our fellow guests to be of our age group (over 65) as this is when our age group like to get away from the UK winter. This was the case and as the hotel was described as being suited for couples we were not surprised that no children were present or that the entertainment was biased towards old time dancing.
Fuengirola is fairly flat and there are many benches on the sea front. Places to eat are everywhere and two doors from the hotel is and ex UK publican with such a business. A word of warning – BEWARE THE FLOWER SELLERS. The local railway is very efficient and runs from Fuengirola to Malaga via the airport. There is a very large market on a Tuesday but the Saturday flea market is not really worth a visit. The local zoo – Biopark – is a very pleasant way to spend a few hours 12-50 Euro. Whilst in the venue a day visit to Gibraltar – £16-00 – is a must. Once there you can spend you UK currency but unless you plan to spend the Gibraltar pounds request UK currency as change. Banks (well at least HSBC) do not charge for using you cards here. The cable car is a must visit if only for the pictures and views you can get on the way to and from the top. £10-50 return on our visit.
Would we return to the Angela? Can’t wait.
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