Having not been to Fuengirola before, we decided to give it a try. We found the area to be very nice with lots of small shops, restaurants and supermarkets; it is especially good for those who do not like hills or steep inclines, as it is very flat. The very long beach is also very good, being cleaned each evening, with lots of restaurants along its length.
We visited the Hotel Angela on the 11th March staying for one week; the Angela is one of three hotels owned by the same company (apparently named after his three daughters). You can visit both the Hotel Yaramar and the Hotel Florida and use the facilities in each; all are within an easy walk of each other. The Angela location is second to none, being just across from the beach and close to shops.
The Hotel has had some areas recently refurbished, the lounge and pool area are both very nice with the pool looking out to sea. There are a fair number of very comfortable sun lounges, but no doubt like every hotel, they will inevitably get occupied fairly quickly in the height of summer. Apart from the pool area, there is a small garden in the front of the hotel which also has sun beds.
There are two distinct sides to the Hotel, the sunny side and the shaded side, to get on the sunny side, at least whilst we were there, you had to pay a supplement, which I disagree with! The sunny side is great if you want to spend time on the balcony, but those rooms must be like an oven in the summer, so the shaded side would be better and much cooler (and cheaper). Rooms to the both sides and front of the Hotel have good sea views.
The restaurant is very well set out, the food is both plentiful and acceptable, and there are also two microwaves, if like me you like your “porridge” hot. For the life of me, I cannot believe that a recent client disliked the restaurant Manager (Angel). From day one every single person got on very well with him, especially me, due to the fact that we had great chats over football (he hates Barcelona). He and his staff are always externally helpful and very smart, at all times and his management style does stand out, especially when he is trying to ensure that his staff stays on their toes. To be critical of him is totally unjustified.
The bedrooms are a little small but adequate, the bathroom which we had was very good with a new walk in shower. The cleaner and the general cleaning staff were again all very good, and our room was cleaned daily. The balcony, like the bedroom, was a little small but again adequate. Let’s be honest, you don’t go on holiday to spend your day in the bedroom, as the word “bedroom” states, it’s for sleeping in at the end of the day, literally!. There are carpets on the landings, so noise is reduced late in the evening, but like many hotels, the walls are not constructed like our own, so if you are concerned take some ear plugs with you, as you can’t legislate for the odd noisy guest!
The entertainment was basic, but yet again acceptable, but it could have been better. Dancers will love it, as there is a lot of music which is played which they can dance to. Unfortunately the singer George, albeit he has obvious talent, does not present himself in the right manner, as a lot of people at that time agreed. But as I have said, he does have the talent to go further, maybe he should video himself and watch it back, I am sure he will agree with my comments. (Please take note management)
What is the saying, “the proof of the pudding” would we go back, without doubt we would and we are hoping to later this year, in October. Well done everyone at the Angela.
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