We arrived at the Visa De Rey on 20th July for our 2 week family holiday.
Upon arrival we noticed it was very remote and out of the way, however we were staying there to be near friends who had a villa.
The rooms were ok, basic but clean enough and the view from the balcony was lovely, however when trying to set the sofa bed up we struggled, so asked the maid for help, she said to ask reception... Noone came, so we made do with what we had set up.
The pool is tiny and freezing but easy to get a sunbed. The pool bar is CLOSED FOREVER as we got told and the small bar in reception is never open.
We were self catering and a good job as if you were 'full board' you had to walk a good 10-15 mins down the hill to get to their affiliated Restaurant 'Blankko' which is lovely but making the trip there and back 3 times a day with a 7yr old in 35° heat is not ideal.
The hotel is literally on the train tracks and we found this was the highlight of the holiday. We got the train every day €3.50 for a day ticket, takes you to Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Arroyo (Benalmedena).
Benalmedena is €12 each way.
Our best day was in Malaga on the train only €5 each and a stunning place to spend the day, would highly recommend it for shopping, eating and site seeing.
Mijas water park was also a good day out, and if you go after 3pm (it's open til 7) you get 40% discount. Need a train to Fuengirola then a taxi costs €5 or the bus which costs €1.80 each.
Our air conditioning broke and we reported it to reception twice and nothing got done about it, in the end I reset it through the fuseboard and it worked but not ideal as I say in 35° heat you need air con.
Overall we had an amazing holiday as we got to see loads of the Costa del Sol... Train to Los Boliches (approx 5 mins) is worth it, stunning beach, quiet and lovely...but the hotel was pretty poor service but fab location depending what you're looking for.
Alot anyone going self catering your best bet is using the supermarket at Los Boliches or Fuengirola as they are right next to the stations and cheaper and easier than traipsing up the steep hill with limited over priced goods from the local shop.
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