I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in September 2012 while attending a wedding in Torremolinos. (We stayed room only and so cannot comment on the standard of the breakfast and we did not use the swimming pool.)
The location of the hotel is very good; it’s about a 5 minute walk down to the beach and many restaurants and bars. The hotel is about a 15 minute (and 15 euro) taxi ride from Malaga airport, which is very convenient. The hotel is also located a short walk from Torremolinos train station, which is only ten minutes from the airport and costs less than 2 euros.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel itself is clean and modern.
Our double bedroom was a good size and had a large bathroom and small balcony. However, the double bed, which was two singles pushed together, was extremely uncomfortable (one of the most uncomfortable I’ve slept in). The air conditioning was also very poor and the room became very hot during the night and so sleeping was difficult. I also found the bathroom quite disappointing for a 4* hotel (even in Europe). The bathroom wasn’t very modern and was lacking in toiletries that I would expect from a 4* (they only provided a few sachets of shower gel that was also supposed to be used as shampoo with no conditioner provided). There was a t.v in the room, but all of the services had to be paid for, which was again disappointing for a 4*. There is wi-fi available, but this has to be paid for by the hour. I also found the walls quite thin, as we got woken up in the morning by other guests and cleaning staff in the hallway.
Overall, this hotel is ok, but is more like a 3* than a 4* hotel and for this reason it seems overpriced (we paid approx. £110 for 2 nights room only). Although the location is very good, there are dozens of hotels nearby that would probably be cheaper if not more comfortable.
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- Also Known As:
- El Fenix Hotel
- El Fenix Torremolinos
- Hotel El Fenix Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain