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“Fab Hotel”
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Rincon Sol
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Fab Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

Centrally located near to bars, restaurants, shops and cafes, and practically on the beach itself. Excellent spacious rooms, some are smaller than others but we could have danced around ours, excellent service and a good variety of food. The area is flat so it would also suit the less mobile. Knowing a little spanish would help as english is not widely spoken. 4 star hotel with 5 star service. Excellent value for money and would definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Street, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2010

We were recommended this hotel by friends in the Sierra Nevada and stayed there in October 2008. We came back this year for 3 more nights as a part of our honeymoon. If you bear in mind the price (60-70 Euros / night) and the location (right on the beach) and the free car parking then this is a good place to spend a few nights. It's also a convenient base for the odd day-trip.

For this modest sum (relatively speaking) you get a somewhat tired but still well-equipped hotel with helpful, friendly staff and a reasonable restaurant. If the weather's good you can spend all day on the beach and retreat to your balcony in the evening - if not, Malaga (castles & the Picasso gallery) is 20 minutes south, the caves (Las Cuevas del Tesoro ) are a 20 minute walk / 5 min drive away

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2009

Stayed 10 days there but would never book it if I'd seen it earlier.
Location was good - right in front of the beach. Staff was friendly although only the reception ladies spoke English. Rooms are decently sized but need a new decor or at least refurbishment. Moulded shower, blocked shower head, aircon switchable by main fuse - either ON and you get 15C and noise or OFF and you get 26-28C... 5 floors in total - with only one lift - if it's crowded it must be horrible - we were quite lucky to avoid the "rush hour". Cafeteria where the breakfast was served was absolutely horrible. During our 10 days stay they served same stuff every day - ham, chorizo, cheese, bacon, egg, sausage and some youghurts. Fruits were used for decoration - as they haven't moved from their place for 10 days. Same with the ham and other stuff - you could see the ham getting greasy after a couple of days just to see new ham added on top of it... no vegetables at all. The only good thing was the bread - it was fresh every day. Worse thing was the flies - absolutely hundrends of them while you were supposed to be eating - perhaps because the staff was too lazy to close doors to the beach, or perhaps because the aircon in the cafeteria did not work - or perhaps because it was normal to eat with one hand and use another one to wave at the flies... Funny thing was that the papeteria found in the room clearly stated 3 stars while everywhere else you could see 4 stars... That, plus the breakfast (we've only booked B&B), plus the broken glass we've found in our bathroom (and not being removed after 10 days of stay), crap aircon, lack of pool or any other facilities, WiFi working only in 3-5 rooms nearest to the lift (where the router was) is enough for me to avoid this place at all cost. We've been to other 3 stars hotels before and this one was at least average in comparison - why advertising and charging it for 4 stars? Big mistake in my opinion. We have found another hotel down the road (300m or so - same location beachwise) called "Elimar" - http://www.hotelelimar.com/ which just recently had their restaurant refurbished (we've been there from 6.07.09 to 16.07.09) and the food was absolutely fantastic - buffet with selection of salads, vegetables, desserts, meats, fruits, icecreams and drinks - got you happily fulled for just 12 euros per person. They've served different stuff every day and the staff was very helpful and understanding. They are building a new wing of the hotel so I reckon next year - the hotel could easily get 4 stars rather than '70 - '80 Rinconsol.
Location was absolutely local and not too "touristic" - the town itself does not offer much apart from sandy beach, sun (and some rocks when you actually get into the water for the first 1-2 meters). You get a great selection of local bars and restaurants - prices vary from 1.5 euros for a tapas porcion through 4-6 euros for a tapas meal to 14 euros for a steak and 15-20 euros for a brilliant fish. I absolutely recommend sardines from the grill, fish and various tapas dishes. Best place we've found was called "El Nora" - fantastic food, quick service and very friendly.
If you are planning on renting a car - do so in advance from Malaga or even the airport. Most of the local car rental companies DO NOT deliver the car to Rincon Sol (or any other hotel in the area) and the only two that are available in the reception do not have enough cars available so you don't have too much choice when it comes to cars / dates or prices... We've paid 186 euros for VW Polo 1.4 with aircon for 4 days - you could get the same in Malaga for less... There is a parking in front of the hotel but it's usually full - luckily the staff is happy to move your car if needed - in fact you have to leave them the keys...

Generally I would recommend Rincon de la Victoria to people who are after "real Spain" (as others said in their reviews) - but if you are after entertainment - clubs / discos / loads of restaurants and English speaking locals - this is definitely not the place for you. I would also advise on either getting the most expensive room in Rinconsol or avoid it at all cost - breakfast will still be crap.

Another thing is the location of the town - you are 45 minutes journey by a bus away from Malaga - tickets are cheap (below 2 euros) but you have to get on the right bus - 160/163 will not take to the Maria Zambrano Estaccion - which is the main communication link in Malaga allowing you to travel to Benalmadena, Torremolinos or Feurengirola - the most touristic places in my opinion. If you plan on travelling East - there aren't many places you can go to and the buses won't take you too far... there are no trains in Rincon de la Victoria either...

Overally - a bit boring town unless you stay for 7 days (or less) and are looking for real Spain and real Spanish food.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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sheffield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2007

a nice hotel on the seafront,we had a room with sea views up and down the coast which are very pleasant especially early in the morning.breakfast is buffet style with a good choice of cereals and fruit or bacon and eggs etc.
we found all the staff to be friendly and helpful and we shall returrn to this hotel again.

  • Liked — sea views and large clean rooms
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2005

I stayed here with my wife while househunting in August and found it clean, efficient and reasonably priced. Service was fine, breakfast was extra. There is no pool, but you are right on the beach. The air con did make a noise in the room we stayed in - but air con's generally do. The town is a fine Spanish seaside town with hardly any negative British influence. The market stalls and events going on along the promenade by night were superb. I would recommend the town and the hotel for a brief stay.

  • Stayed August 2005, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2005

I was suppose to stay 4 nights in the Rinconsol hotel and ran away after the first night.

1. The area itself is not so tourist if you don’t speak Spanish.
2. We got a room which contained A/C but mostly made noise. in 30-40 C degrees A/C should keep the room cool.. and it was humid and hot.
3. The free parking was occupied (6 spaces) so we need to pay 7EURO for parking a day
4. Toilet paper - we needed to ask for someone to re-fill cause the hotel stuff didn’t thought of putting new toilet paper for us.
5. Breakfast wasn’t included.
6. The view was to a noisy and ugly street.

I mostly recommend not going there. I don’t have high demands and im not a petty person but this hotel is simply not good. There are MUCH NICER HOTELS in the area like apartments meditirano in Nerja (only 30 mins from Rinconsol).

Stayed July 2005
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2002

Have stayed at the Rincon Sol, on several occasions
Last stay was 11/12/02 to 13/12/02
The hotel is situated in the main street of the village, and the nearest bus stop for Malaga is right outside the Hotel.
Some rooms overlook the street, but the rooms overlooking the sea have good views of the coast.
Its distance from the sea is about 50 metres.
The rooms are clean and well stocked with toiletries and each room has its own minibar with reasonably priced drinks.
Staff are friendly and efficient.

Rincon its self tends to be noisy, but then it is a working town, and i am told becomes very busy in the summer season, but again a town with a certain scruffy ambience about it, as it is on the main costal routes has good links to Malaga, and the main resorts to the East and West.

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Property: Rincon Sol
Address: Avenida Mediterraneo 174, 29730 Rincon de la Victoria, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Rincon de la Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Rincon de la Victoria
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Hotel Class:4 star — Rincon Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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