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“Prime Location on the Waterfront” 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 #4 of 73 Hotels in Torremolinos
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“Prime Location on the Waterfront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You cannot fault the hotel for its location right on the beach of Costa del Sol with the shopping centre of the town within minutes of walk behind. It's extremely handy for enjoying the beach as well as shopping and dining at the town centre. Full marks for that!

The hotel is large and of modern design to make the best use of its location to provide seaview rooms to guests. The only problem is that if you do not pay well enough to get a full seaview room, you may end up like we do (as one in a tourist group) with a room with only a very partial seaview from the balcony/ No complaint however as we only stayed for one night in a tour around the region.

No complaint over the guest services either for our brief stay as everything (check in, check out and room services) was running very smoothly and effectively..

We had buffet breakfast and dinner there in the restaurant. For a hotel of such size, it is understandable that the food service was of the mass production type. But to be fair, both the quality and range of food were of a very good standard, particularly in the wide choice of fruits and drinks.

We were happy with the hotel service as a whole and wouldn't mind returning for a longer stay to enjoy all the facilities and amenities close by..

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Deputy Hotel Manager at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for posting such a positive TripAdvisor review and thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Melia Costa del Sol .

It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Costa del Sol .

Yours Sincerely
Orlando Pérez - Deputy Hotel Manager
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed here for three nights while attending friends' wedding. We booked a suite with a huge balcony overlooking the sea.
The decor is...dated! Indeed, the whole place could do with a decent makeover. But to be fair, this is largely catering to families and beach lovers, not refined sophisticates.
We had a large living room, a large double bed and a reasonably sized bathroom. I was disappointed by the lack of bath robes but again, this is a 4* hotel so modify your expectations.
Breakfast was something of a bun fight but again, despite huge numbers of people pouring into the dining room, everything seemed well stocked and the food was generally pretty good.
What I would say is that the pool is tiny for such a large hotel! Many people commented on it - though the beach is, literally, opposite the hotel.
The other gripe is the lifts - tiny and slow!
Overlal not a bad hotel, probably worthy of its 4* status (just) but personally I was pleased we were only there for a short break.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Deputy Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
We value the feedback that you give us about the hotel, it's very important for us know the experience of our guests with your prospect, as it helps us to improve the quality of our services and thereby improve the satisfaction of our guests.

Thanks again for the time you took to write about your experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed for 5 nights. Got the junior suite room 716 on 7th floor, which are all sea front views of the full coastline unlike the ordinary rooms. Had large balcony and little sitting room. Very clean room. Housekeeping staff even work in evenings. Air conditioning worked fine. Bathroom small but very usable. Dining and drinks expensive. No wifi for the whole 6 days on any of our phones or ipads, it sometimes worked slowly after midnight but not during the day. Technician was supposed to call on 3 occasions but never did. Breakfast not normally what irish or English would eat but great selection. Good spot. Clean hotel. Would recommend.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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meliacost, Deputy Hotel Manager at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us on TripAdvisor.

We greatly appreciate your feedback and while we are delighted you enjoyed the majority of our services , we are sorry that you also had some disappointing comments to make. Please rest assured we have taken all your points regarding the WIFI service on board for immediate consideration as this was clearly not up to our usual Melia Hotels International standards. We have been fortunate to receive many complimentary reviews since the hotel's opening in and I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again for a second visit.

Yours Sincerely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is our second visit to this hotel & if anything it is better than before. Friendly attentive staff, spotlessly clean, spacious room (we stayed in 722). You cannot fault the choices of food in the restaurant & never had to wait for a table although the hotel was very busy.

Lovely beach right opposite & plenty of café bars all along the front. Lots of Spanish people & very family orientated with no noisy nightclubs.

Very good bus services to Marbella, Mihas, Benalmadina etc.,

Room Tip: Rooms to the right of reception are nice & cool in the afternoon & sunny in morning
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Green Features: You only have towels changed when you ask for them & on each landing in the morning are receptacles for newspapers, plastic bottles etc.,
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Deputy Hotel Manager at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you for posting such a positive TripAdvisor review and thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Melia Costa del Sol .

It was a pleasure to have you with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Costa del Sol .

Yours Sincerely
Orlando Pérez - Deputy Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed 7 nights here and used it as a base for our exploration. The service was good at reception, although when we tried to ask questions by email before the response often took a few days (for English emails). We also wanted so much to take some excursions and when asking before our arrival we were told not to worry just to book when we arrived. Finally the day before arriving, we had a change of plans so we called to ask about excursions and managed to get the last two seats before the trip was sold out.

The rooms were a little old and in need of a little love (paint touch ups, carpet touch ups) mattress was on it's last legs but it came with everything we needed .. . There was a safe, a decent sized minibar, bathroom amenities etc.

The internet worked well, we had a great view, and enjoyed our experience here. The pool area is a little small (often no seats). Later we noticed an upper deck with seats (and good looking fake grass!!) which we could have used. perhaps a sign showing 'upper deck' would help ...

We also found that they were trying hard to be green, to the point where they'd charge 1E for a towel change and not change your sheets for a week. I'd think that perhaps one change a day for towels and a little card that we could put on the bed if we chose to have the sheets changed earlier would have been preferred.

The buffet dinner and breakfast also has a great selection, and as many of the beach side restaurants are pricey, actually gives good value to eat here and choose what you want and eat as much as you'd like. Did ate twice and later opted to try out some tripadvisor recommendations up the hill ... which we loved too btw.

if your going to stay in Torremolinos, you can't go wrong here. Its near the end of the strip, across from the beach (you have to pay a few Euro to get a chair at a club across the street, but it's not bad). This hotel is probably one of the better ones, and throughout our stay we saw people working on the hotel doing upgrades and updates, so I think they are in the process of making it even better.

Room Tip: Take the superior room with a view. Skip on the meal plan, just go when you like (same price)
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Green Features: Good idea, perhaps a little extreme.. offer choices to customer
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Deputy Hotel Manager at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
We are filled with happiness knowing that your stay with us was enjoyable and services offered filled your expectations, for us, comments like yours are what motivate all Melia Costa del Sol Team to give the best of ourselves, always working to provide quality.

We appreciate the intention and the time you took to share your experience at Melia Costa

We will be waiting for you with open arms on your next visit to Torremolinos.

Orlando Pérez - Deputy Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

This hotel exceeded our expectations and my mother and I enjoyed our stay in room 725. Check in was speedy and professional in a friendly manner. Our room was spacious, comfortable,spotlessly clean, free air con, fridge, safe,full bathroom,plenty of plug sockets. Not at all noisy with a sea/pool view from a perfectly adequate balcony. Breakfast and service was amazing, fabulous choice of food in very pleasant surroundings. We loved the fact that many clients were Spanish, together with various other nationalities and the little Spanish conversation I know was appreciated by the dining area staff who we found to be most attentive and friendly. The hotel is in a wonderful location with everything you need nearby. We enjoyed our first visit so much, absolutely no complaints and would recommend 100%. We hope to re visit next year. Muchas gracias Melia Costa Del Sol.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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meliacost, Deputy Hotel Manager. at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
We are filled with happiness knowing that your stay with us was enjoyable and services offered filled your expectations, for us, comments like yours are what motivate all Melia Costa del Sol Team to give the best of ourselves, always working to provide quality.

We appreciate the intention and the time you took to share your experience at Melia Costa

We will be waiting for you with open arms on your next visit to Torremolinos.

Orlando Pérez - Deputy Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed here as part of a 14 day tour. It was clean, had a view of the ocean, spacious, had a great t.v, a fabulous breakfast and dinner buffet, and had an ideal location. While we did not use the swimming pool, it looked inviting. Instead we went to the beach and rented a chair for the day. If you head out the hotel and go left, the restaurants that dot the beach are calmer and quieter than the ones if you would go right to the next large restaurant section The bath products were of good quality. If we went to Costa del Sol again, we would absolutely stay here again. If you like seafood, be sure to go to one of the nearby restaurants on the beach that serve fish and meat barbecued in their outdoor grill....simply delicious. The elevators are a bit small, but so we mainly took the stairs to our 3rd floor room since there was a line most of the time to use them. Great experience overall and you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: All rooms have an ocean view so you cannot go wrong.
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Green Features: They had signs to indicate using your towels again will save water/energy.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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meliacost, Deputy Hotel Manager at Melia Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for posting such a positive TripAdvisor review and thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Melia Costa del Sol .
It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Costa del Sol .

Yours Sincerely
Orlando Pérez - Deputy Hotel Manager
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Torremolinos
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#2 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#4 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
#4 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
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Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Costa del Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 540
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