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“Beachside Convenience” 4 of 5 stars
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Melia Costa del Sol
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo 11 | Playa de Bajondillo, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #5 of 73 hotels in Torremolinos
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Beachside Convenience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is quite a large hotel facing the sea with an outdoor pool in front. Beneath is an underground car park. The room size is good and there’s a small balcony with table & chairs to enjoy the sea breeze. The bathroom is simple with not much bench space but quite adequate. The big wardrobe can be useful and the wi-fi is free. A bank of computer terminals with internet access is located in an area for guests use.

The location of the hotel is excellent, situated at one end of the marine parade with the beach just across the street. Along this parade are bars, restaurants, cafes, chemists. groceries and all sorts of retail outlets.

The breakfast area is in a very large hall. The buffet on offer is quite substantial and spread out so it’s not congested even when many guests are present. Service was quite efficient.

If we pass this way again would definitely stay here.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Dep. Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We thank you for trusting us and for your reviews as they help us improve our day-to-day customer service, we are glad to hear that your stay at the hotel was pleasant and you were able to enjoy the lovely Mediterranean Seaviews from your room.
We realize that you have spent some of your time to share your comments as well as your photos with us through Tripadvisor and we thank you.

I am available for any future requirement, if you send an email to. -
melia.costasol @ melia.com so that we can respond as quickly.

On behalf of the entire team of Melia Costa del Sol, many thanks.

Yours Sincerely.

Orlando Pérez
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We booked this hotel via BA.com together with our flights form Gatwick. The hotel is good and lives up to its 4 star classification. Great Breakfast, varied and fresh, lots of options in bread, eggs, fish, cold cuts, cheese, muesli and an array of juices, coffee's &tea's. Topped with bubbly and you have one of the best hotel breakfasts I ever had.
The location is perfect on the beach near nice lounges and the stairs & lift to the city.
Rooms are neat and have a great balcony with sea views.
We rented a car and got a parking space in the garage for 11 euro a night.
We opted for the free Wifi which was fast enough for you-tube, facebook & mails.
Staff is friendly and helpful. I couldn't ask for more value for money

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Dep. Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
First of all, and on behalf of all the Hotel associates and myself we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hots during your holidays in Costa del Sol , and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to read that you had such a lovely stay, and we would be delighted to receive you again in a near future , in our hotel or in another of the Melia Hotels Intl. around the globe . Opinions such as yours are very much appreciated, as they show us that we are working in a correct way to satisfy our guests. Thanks.


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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We have just returned from Melia, we stayed there for 20days. The hotel itself was very nice, quite minimalist with clean uncluttered lines, but the room was a good size with everything clean, fresh and modern. We asked for room with sun in afternoon & evening and were given just that. The staff all very helpful and friendly. The food was good, plenty of choice for both breakfast and evening meal. We found that sometimes the hot buffet did not keep its heat as much as we would have like it, but we used the microwave provided to 'zap' it for 30 seconds or so and were able to enjoy the meal much better. not sure what the problem was that it didnt keep hot, possibly the serving dishes/trays sat on top of the hot plates, but the heat was not getting through to the food otherwise it was well presented and beautifully cooked with great choices. Would-be visitors should note that this is not a holiday-family-orientated hotel. Most of the visitors were either there for conferences or business meetings or over night stop-overs for tour companies. the bar at night, although it had music via keyboard and singer, most evenings there were at most 20 people and majority of evenings a maximum of 6-10!
So, in summing up our experience, modern hotel for good for cleanliness, friendliness, room sizes and food but...... as a holiday hotel (families or couples) a hotel with no soul!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Dep. Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
First of all, and on behalf of all the Hotel associates and myself we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hots during your holidays in Costa del Sol , and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to read that you had such a lovely stay, and we would be delighted to receive you again in a near future , in our hotel or in another of the Melia Hotels Intl. around the globe . Opinions such as yours are very much appreciated, as they show us that we are working in a correct way to satisfy our guests. Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed at the Meliá Costa del Sol with our tour group (Treasures of Spain tour), they ran out of the standard rooms so the concierge upgraded up to a deluxe room. We were shown into our roomy & airy sea view room with balcony - awesome. The hotel is very clean, good & friendly staff in hotel & resrtraunts, food at breakfast was okay but could be better. Beach across the road and on main strip, at night the place brightens up and lots to do and places to eat at. Overall I would recommend this hotel to my family and friends, we will visit again and can’t wait to see you all again, thanks!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Dep. Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
We thank you for trusting us and for your reviews as they help us improve our day-to-day customer service, we are glad to hear that your stay at the hotel was pleasant and you were able to enjoy the lovely Mediterranean Seaviews from your suite.
We realize that you have spent some of your time to share your comments with us and all our future guests through Tripadvisor and we thank you.



On behalf of the entire team of Melia Costa del Sol, many thanks.

Yours Sincerely.


Orlando Pérez
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

No one bothered to tell me that this Hotel (?) was undergoing refurbishment. Yesterday was pretty bad but today was the last straw. 6 solid hours of hammering outside, Fred flintstone must have bee workg overtime with his hammer. Its at the point of driving me to distraction. I came here because I have termial cancer and needed a rest from the Scottsh weather. Rather I would have stayed ND ENDURED THE SNOW AND WET AND COLD THAN THIS MENTAL TORTURE..The problem is no one seems to care!.
I have read the previous reports on this hotel and in fact they were the deciding factor in my coming here. I would agree that SOME of the staff are most helpfull, most especialy the maids, nothing seemed to much trouble for them. Some of the dinning room staff I found to be a little abrupt and surly, The breakfast was plentifull and eggs cooked to order, baken swimming in oil which is a little off putting!. Lunch was a Joke, ordered cream of asparagus soup and it was absolutely COLD, my sister ordered pea soup that arrived with hunks of chicken?? and fish?? Totaly inedible,. Dinner was like something you would expect to find in a corner cafe!! I ACTUALY put a shirt, tie and jacket on for the first night, others had dresses as well, after the first dinner I may as well have arrived in Jeans as did a LOT of people. This is NOT in my opinion a hotel for long stay, it would seem to be more geared now for the transient coach customers.and the passing trade. Pity, the decor and the rooms are all modern and very clean, perhaps my opinion would have been changed had I been informed in the first place about the restoration work. The cost of the hotel was NOT cheap, I had booked a family suite. Have no qualms about recomending that . Perhaps when they get their act together itwill become a peaceful heaven to late for me but Ihope others may bennifit from this review. Thats if the MANAGEMENT bother to read it !Oh lest I forget!! Because of my condition and my recent ops I needed a comfotable bed to sleep on, the one in the room was an orthopeadic one and as hard as concrete, the following morning after explaining to the young Lady receptionist the bed had been changed by the time I had finished breakfast, A fast and EXCELLENT response, and I had NOT told them of my illness so I amsure everyone would have recieved the same treatment. FULL marks for this.
As a PS, I am REALY glad that others had a good experience I guess I am just the unlucky one!! Wrong place at wrong time !!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Dep. Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear User

We thank you for trusting us and for their views to help us improve our day-to-day customer service, sorry to hear that your stay at the hotel was not very pleasant because some of our services.

We realize that you have spent some of your time to share your comments with us through Tripadvisor and we thank you.

I am available for any future requirement, if you send an email to. -
melia.costasol @ melia.com so that we can respond to your comments as soon as possible.


Yours sincerely.



Orlando Pérez
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Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

This hotel had probably the largest room we've stayed in while in Europe, and it was very nice with a comfortable bed, nice balcony and beautiful view of the beach and sea. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet was excellent with a wide variety of choices! There was a considerable amount of construction renovation going on, but the hotel management somehow arranged to keep noise in the occupied areas at a minimum. We were never disturbed and only knew it was going on by the visible evidence outside. Overall, a great experience, and we would definitely return!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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meliacost, Dep. Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
First of all, and on behalf of all the Hotel associates and myself we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hots during your holidays in Costa del Sol , and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to read that you had such a lovely stay, and we would be delighted to receive you again in a near future , in our hotel or in another of the Melia Hotels Intl. around the globe . Opinions such as yours are very much appreciated, as they show us that we are working in a correct way to satisfy our guests.

Thank you !!!

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Loja, Andalucia, Spain
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at the Meliá Costa del Sol for Christmas 2012 and were impressed. We arrived an hour or so early, on Christmas Eve, and were quickly greeted and made welcome despite our earliness. Our cases were collected from the car and we were shown into our bright and airy sea view room with balcony. Not something we requested or expected at the discounted price Booking.com. The room was warm and the TV had a good range of programmes in English, French and German as well as all the Spanish channels. We strolled out of the hotel to the right and found several restaurants and chiringuitos open for lunch. We sat outside in the (cool) sunshine and enjoyed a light lunch followed by a stroll along the now quieter promenade. The Spanish were taking their midday meal! On returning to the hotel we got into a bit of Christmas watching BBC One Christmas Eve programmes before a pre-meal drink overlooking the beach in the hotel bar served quietly and efficiently by a friendly bar man. Although the restaurant was self service the food was truly excellent, washed down with a nice Rioja recommended by the waiter. After the meal we sat down to enjoy the small group play and entertain us. A pleasant and enjoyable peaceful Christmas Eve! The sun shone for the rest of our stay and the Christmas night menu include Roast Turkey! A thoroughly enjoyable if quiet Christmas.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Dep. Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
First of all, and on behalf of all the Hotel associates and myself we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hots during your Christmas Holidays in Costa del Sol , and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor.
We are very glad to read that you had such a lovely stay, enjoyed our Christmas Buffet and we would be delighted to receive you again in a near future , in our hotel or in another of the Melia Hotels Intl. around the globe .
Opinions such as yours are very much appreciated, as they show us that we are working in a correct way to satisfy our guests.

Yours sincerely.

Orlando Pérez
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Address: Paseo Maritimo 11 | Playa de Bajondillo, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Costa del Sol 4*
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