I came to this hotel with two friends in November all inclusive for 11 nights, my friends I may point out are both in their 70's, him nearer 80's.
On arriving the hotel reception were very quick and efficient and we were soon in our rooms.
Mine was on the 7th. floor (738) and had an extended balcony overlooking a statue of a lady riding a bull, I had read that the top floors were the ones to ask for as they were further away from the hussle and bussle of the outside early morning life. I did find the tweeting of the many sparrows nestling in the trees lovely first thing, not so lovely when one had a hangover though.
I may point out to the reader that I have stayed 3 times at the Balmoral hotel all inc. in Bellamadena and thought that they were very good, but being late on in the season and not to many shops etc around the front at Belamadena many closed for the season, I had decided to accompany my friends to Torremolenos. I was not disappointed.
This hotel was spotlessly clean, the hotel cleaning staff were excellent and very friendly hence a nice tip was given to them on my last day there.
The Cervantes is slap bang in the middle of the shopping centre of Torremolenos.
Train station is 200 to 300 yds from the rear exit of hotel where you can get a train right to the airport and the other way will take you to Fuerengulola...:-) (spelling)
The main shopping street is 50 yds from hotel rear entrance (San Miguel) one way takes you to steps which then take you to the beach, not bad walking down but only for the fittest on walking back up. Of course there is a lift and for the princely price of 50 cents you can get a lift back to the top were there is also a viewing platform and once again a matter of yards from the hotel. The other way up San Miguel st takes you to the main road and yet more shops, on this main road are bus stops which will take you everywhere, just ask. Once again, when leaving the hotels rear exit if one turns right and walks a mere hundred yards to a roundabout with a nesstle of flag posts on it, turn left there, and just after a small cafe and an electronics shop, you will find "Rubens" the local money exchanger. I may point out that at the time in November there were 1.25 euros to the pound. the hotel was changing one for one !!!! Rubens gave 1.23 and another rip off money changer on the corner of San Miguel st advertised 1.20 but you actually got 1.17 because they hadn't changed their sign yet !!!! although they didnt change their sign for the full 11 days that I was there, so Rubens is the place to go for money changing, you get more for your pound there than you will in the UK as well. Rubens also do coach trips to Gibraltar and other destinations at least 5 to 10 euros cheaper, so if there is a few of you its a great saving booking at Rubens.
Even though I was all inclusive, I still managed on a few occasions to eat out and I can highly recommend the Pukka steak pie chips peas and gravy at the Irish bar next to the hotel, again through the rear exit. A great thank you must go to the staff at this very friendly hostelry, Alan, Little fat and heavily pregnant Billy, and the gorgeous Kara not forgetting to mention the lovely Katherin. If only I was twenty years younger, you never know, I may have stayed to live in Torremolenos. :-)
The hotel food I thought excellent and very palatable to the refind british taste and also plenty of it.
On the roof terrace is a nice clean swimming pool inside a sort of glass menagery with sun beds around the interior and also a gymnasium, on sunny days there were many people enjoying the rays outside on the terrace, I would recomend that one takes their own towel, even though the hotel rents out towels, they are very thread bare, as is the bathroom hand and bath towels. If only these hotels would realise that small things mean a lot. They spend thousands on advertisements and decor yet they cannot purchase new towels, I would recommend three times a year, otherwise they will soon become threadbare and people will moan as is the god given right of some British tourists.
Now getting back to the hotel bar staff, I would not be able to do there job for all the tea in China, no wonder they are very slow with all the hassle they get from mainly British tourists on the all inclusive and boy dont they want to make the most of the all inc. How uncouth and ill mannered not to mention down right disgusting the alcoholic British tourist can be. Leaving their children in the hands of their eldest child who by the way was only 13 herself and dressing like a tart in see-through clothes, tight mini hotpants and looking after two baby sibblings whilst her parents were busy making sure they got the most of their all inc booze.
Apart from those few little hiccups this hotel is a must in the early months of the year and also the latter months.
I wouldnt like to stay there high summer mainly because of the abusive British alcoholic tourist.
I then returned for a further 10 days all inc. over the Christmas/New Year period returning back to good old blighty on the 3rd. Jan, 2013
Yet again, the Hotel pulled out all the stops and made Christmas dinner a very enjoyable experience were I met some lovely people (John and Margaret, Penny and Nick and also a great and very funny Irish family, mother father and daughter Amanda who ran a childrens creche back home)(love you all and thx for making my Christmas holiday a very special one, keep in touch)
Hopefully this blog will help with deciding your hotel in Torremolenos....:-)
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