Heritage MatchRoom Mijas-Costa Malaga 09/03/13
The air passage from Gatwick to Malaga was excellent as also was the excellent train journey from Malaga to Fuengirola, so easy....then travelled by taxi to our hotel.
We found our apartment, which seemed ok...a bit dated and not a gold star, 2 bathrooms....I have had surgery on my back, so looking at all of those stairs was a little daunting. Shower head in the shower room required attention and we were going to mention it on Sunday. The apartment was very cold, draft through the windows, only 1 of the 2 rads operated.... Had to put cardigans on & extra blankets over our feet whist watching a bulky TV in the evening on an uncomfortable sofa. TV channels were terrible BBC1, ITV, SKY News and a French? Station. From 20:00 we received SKY Disney....
You defiantly need a car, no shop on site, Bar/restaurant only opens 5 days per week, chips with most dishes, I looked at the menu and it didn’t inspire me. We didn’t have a car and had to walk 30 minutes plus along the side of a very busy road (no pavements) to an Aldi to buy supplies. There’s 2 days of free buses, Mon & Fri: 10 & 11:00, then back from Feungirola @ 1:20. Maximum people – 6, prebookable.
On Sunday I had a shower in the main Bathroom, started of fine, applied the shampoo onto my hair and the water ran COLD, had to rinse off with FREEZING water. Phoned reception and the maintenance man came with a screw driver and rectified it...after 1 hour the m/man came back & the water had heater up, then my partner had his shower. We washed up in the evening & the water was hot.
So on Monday I got up with the bus in mind..ran the water AND surprise surprise IT WAS COLD, I wasn’t a happy bunny. Couldn’t phone reception as it didn’t open till 9:30. So by the time we’d had a hot shower the bus would have left.
We complained and we had the option of the M/man stripping down the water tank or move..Which we did. The new apartment was far superior although needed up dating. But on the second floor, so I had difficulty in going up the stairs as there is not a reliable stair rail. With repacking then unpacking, having a shower most of the day had passed.
We went down to the hot tub & sauna, it was freezing in the area, so we didn’t bother..
The rest of the week was passable, although the weather didn’t help and the fact that we couldn’t walk out in the evenings due to our safety.
Weather wise – Sat/Sun showers, Mon Ok, Tues torrential rain most of the day, Wed/Thurs OK. Fri sunny, Sat rain, but that was the day we were travelling home. Yipee!
I WON’T BE RETURNING.
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- Also Known As:
- Matchroom Country Club Hotel Mijas
- Matchroom Country Club Mijas, Costa Del Sol, Spain