We booked a last minute holiday "on a whim" and decided upon Hotel Villa de Laredo for our bed & breakfast accommodation. We stayed for 8 nights.
We arrived after midnight and were checked in by a friendly gentleman who spoke very good English. After receiving the necessary keys and directions, we went up to our room. First impressions of the room weren't good, unfortunately. Far smaller than expected with 2 single beds pushed together and an unnecessarily large sofa filled the room so we couldn't even wheel the small hand luggage suitcases to the wardrobe, never mind the bigger one. All had to be heaved onto the bed and off-loaded the other side in order to empty the contents into the wardrobe. Generally tired decor but everything was clean. All that said, the room served the purpose for which we required it so it wasn't really a problem for us.
A safe was provided at no extra cost, which was a pleasant surprise. All rooms have a balcony and although our room was situated at the side of the hotel, the balcony still afforded us views of the beach and the sea. There is a small bar / restaurant just to the rear of the hotel which stays open until 1 am but it seems to be a place for locals rather than holiday makers so there are no rowdy drunks creating noise. We actually had a drink in there one evening and the owner made us feel very welcome. (Bar Diamante)
A buffet breakfast is available every morning in the dining room. There's no hot food available so if you want a full English you'll have to eat elsewhere. Fruit juices, tea and coffee, bread (and use of the toaster) cold meats and cheese as well as cereals, croissants and similar sufficed. All decent enough, for what it was :)
The bedrooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom with shower (very good) over the bath and a wall mounted hair dryer. There is a TV which shows 3 or 4 English channels if you should wish to watch TV while on a sunshine holiday! A small fridge, or mini bar as they prefer to call it, which was stocked with 4 small bottles of water when we arrived. You do pay for these upon departure if you use them. A maid service occurs daily which included bed making and replacing the towels.
We had neighbours to the side and above us but we never heard anything from any of them so there is good sound proofing in this hotel. There is a small pool on the roof of the building with a dozen or so sunbeds around it. We took a dip every day and each time stayed for an hour or so and loved it up there. The views are good, the pool refreshing and in the main, we were alone up there! Maybe the reason for not many people using the pool is the lack of parasols as there is no shade so you are in the sun for the whole time you are there. That suits me! :)
The location of the hotel is fantastic. Close enough for a leisurely walk into the busier part of Fuengirola but far enough away not to be bothered by late night / early morning revelers. Also, a pleasant stroll towards Los Boliches where the atmosphere is a little more refined and restaurants are plentiful! Of course, the beach is right there on the doorstep too.
Okay, the Ritz it aint but we found it to be a comfortable and pleasant stay and would certainly use the hotel again in the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Laredo Hotel Fuengirola
- Hotel Villa De Laredo Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol