Stayed at the Florida last week( early to mid May). Enjoyed a relaxing peaceful holiday at the Florida. Emailed for a high room getting sun in the afternoon and they complied with my wishes.We were allocated room 1202 which is situated on the top floor(you need a head for heights!)at the rear of the hotel on the Western side overlooking the pool,and to the left the Med and marina and the promenade. To the North(the right hand side of our balcony) there was a far reaching view over the town and up to the mountains and Mijas. We had paid for a superior room and it was well worth the extra. The spacious room was very well supplied with free tea and coffee everyday,extensive range of bathroom cosmetics replenished everyday,free wi-fi,free safe, free fridge, hair dryer,white robes and slippers all supplied. Ample storage and good quality furniture on the ample balcony. The bathroom had bath with shower,plus a large walk in shower(which unfortunately seemed to have a mind of it's own when temperatures were selected,it would suddenly become scalding or ice cold-my only gripe). Everywhere was kept extremely clean.At all times the staff were smiling and welcoming. The reception staff were very helpful and cheery. The food was fine,and if you are on a diet ,forget it. There is a massive selection of hot and cold food on offer to sample and enjoy.All manner of meats and fish and extensive offering of salads and sauces and pickles. My wife and I had no problems with any of it and very surprised at some reviews regarding the quality. It's location is ideal being close to the main promenade and the train and bus stations. The evening entertainment was of reasonable quality and the performers ranged from singers,musicians,and dancers. There were no day time activities which gave the hotel it's relaxed atmosphere where during the day one could lay back in quiet relaxation by the pool soaking up the sun or reading your book. The bars had a good stock of drinks and snacks and the prices were very reasonable for the grade of hotel. Our fellow residents were of the senior age group and if you are looking for the younger lively set this hotel is not for you.
We were staying on a half board basis because we like doing our own thing we spend our days exploring the town and it's environs all day long and the hotel is well placed for access to the very reasonably priced trains and buses.On the train all the resorts along the coast can be reached ending at Malaga in 40 mins on the train. A marvellous city to explore. Mijas is a short bus ride up in the hills and from there some very pleasant walks can be had through the woods with fantastic views along the coast even to Gibraltar and on clear days to North Africa.
We have visited the Spain and the costa del sol many times and stayed in many hotels and we can confidently say that the Hotel Florida fully deserves it's number one position in Fuengirola on Trip Advisor. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I heartily recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fuengirola’s New Hotel Florida Spa is located beside the port, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This state-of-the-art, four-star facility offers 184 rooms, all of which are complete with air-conditioning, heating, a fridge/minibar, satellite TV, Music Channels, and pay-for-view films. Along with the expected accoutrements of a telephone, a hair-dryer, and tea and coffee facilities, each room at the New Hotel Florida Spa also offers its own safe so you can enjoy the fun of the Costa del Sol with complete peace of mind while you leave your valuables behind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Florida Hotel Fuengirola
- Florida Spa Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol