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Hotel Isabel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo 47, Playamar, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #5 of 73 Hotels in Torremolinos
Dublin, Ireland
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“Just a lovely place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Lovely clean hotel with nice friendly staff - who try hard to please.
Food was excellent and there was a very pleasant atmosphere in the hotel.
Some rooms are a little small but an upgrade can be got for a small fee.
Very central - you can walk everywhere from there ==> bars restaurants, beach etc
Mostly =I think the staff made the place - they even made an "Irish Fry" if requested?
This place is as good as it gets in Torremolinos.

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade from basic - its worth it
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jesuspeinado, Gerente at Hotel Isabel, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for your stay and for highlight the hard work that our staff puts in every day to make all our customers feel at ease
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Nice clean Hotel, in a superb location right on the beach front ..nice quiet area of town , but just a short walk into the hustle and bustle of Torremolinos..

Breakfast was very nice and excellent value, all the staff were friendly and helpful

room was on the slightly small size but nothing to worry about, TV had BBC1 and BBC2 which was a pleasant surprise..
I would certainly return here again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jesuspeinado, Gerente at Hotel Isabel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
The next year we will have more english channels (maybe 4 or 5 more channels). Thanks four you opinion and hope to see you soon in Hotel Isabel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week mid sept 2013. The location is beyond perfect right beside the beach, plenty of resturants on your doorstep, benameldena is 10min in a taxi and a 15 min walk to torremilinos centre! The service in the hotel was brilliant anything we asked for was given taxis, advice etc. when we were leaving they gave us a courtesy room to shower etc before we left. I would return in an instance. Great location great service great value

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jesuspeinado, Gerente at Hotel Isabel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
I'm glad you have been comfortable during your stay and where especially pleased with his treatment you received from the staff.
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I have just returned from 4 nights at this Hotel and I must say it was a very pleasant stay. This is not a large Hotel by any means and I was a bit worried at first as there seemed to be so few sunbeds around a quite small pool. Despite my initial fears although the Hotel was full we never once had a problem finding a sunbed and did not once have to wait long for a lift. The Hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. There is no entertainment in the Hotel, and no Restaurant, but there is a snack bar for lunches and a very nice Breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. It is very near to various bars and restaurants and the beach is just across the road. I would recommend this Hotel for couples or groups of friends not looking for Hotel based entertainment.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are great but the sun is directly on the balcony in the mornings.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jesuspeinado, Gerente at Hotel Isabel, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
We do not usually have problems with the hammocks with the exception of the high season. Thanks for visiting and I'm glad that you have been comfortable with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We sometimes wonder about commentaries that seem too good to be true. In this case, the hotel Isabel was every bit as expected. The hotel is nice with marble floors and stairs. The breakfast area is large and well situated. The breakfast buffet itself is varied and well-stocked. We had a room on the 3rd floor on the seafront for which we paid an extra. It was large with two double beds. Confortable enough. Large bathroom. Everything very clean and well maintained. It had free wifi, which we didn't use. We did make use of the fridge (minibar) though. We had to pay four euros a day for that privilege. It seems to us that a small fridge should be part of the standard amenities, It is in most hotels. Is anybody buying drinks from a minibar in a hotel? I know I don't.
Getting back to the subject, the hotel staff has been perfect on every occasion we had needed them. They just don't overdo it, They are very busy. Many tourists on la Costa del Sol: deutsch, french, english etc. We visited Malaga and enjoyed the magnificent Torremolinos beach with it's huge waves. Good restaurants all around. Very nice stay before exploring the rest of Andalousia.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jesuspeinado, Gerente at Hotel Isabel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Your feedback is important to us. With regards to the fridge, we have a rental price of 4 € / day so you can use it for whatever you want, but also you have the option of using our mini-bar service in which we supply the drinks and do not charge rental. These two options are explained on a card situated on the refrigerator. Thank you for your stay.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This was our first time in Torremolinos, so we didn't know what to expect.

We'd certainly come back to this hotel. It's very quiet for its road and seaside position.

We spent most of our week flopped by the pool. Maybe it was the time of year, but poolside was very quiet. We managed the same sunbeds each time and it was lovely to venture out and not find any beds 'reserved' with towels etc, unlike many other Spanish resorts we've been to.

Breakfast is a good spread of cooked and cold cuts, along with cereals and bread.

Our room was a superior, on the end with a wraparound balcony, with superb views over the sea. We hired the safe and the fridge. There's a large supermarket behind the hotel; we bought beers and wines there, for consumption on our balcony, plus waters for the poolside.
The room is big enough, as is the bathroom with the double sink.

Our room was always very clean.

We did not use the bar, as we went out each evening.

One word of advice. Torremolinos is built on a hill. To head to the 'town centre' head up the Avienda Del Lido, then take the more gentle slope of the Calle Las Mercedes, rather than hauling yourself up the windy stairs further down the road.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jesuspeinado, Gerente at Hotel Isabel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for commenting on the hotel staff. The pool has seasons when it is more difficult to find free sunbeds but at the time of your visit there is normally no problem. For next season we will put new sunshades around the garden. Thank you very much for your stay.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I spent a week here with my husband from 5th - 12 September and really enjoyed it. \We booked a superior room which had a wraparound balcony. It was spotless and surprisingly had BBC London on its TV channels which was infinitely better that BBC World which is dire. Not a new freak but nice to be able to watch what happening at home if necessary. The hotel was situated on the main coast road with the beach yards away, but traffic noise was not a problem. The breakfast buffet was varied and they even catered for Food intolerances. I wouldn't hesitate to return - a great place to stay

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jesuspeinado, Gerente at Hotel Isabel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for your stay in that wonderful room. and thanks for highlighting our breakfast and the tv channels. We will beat the number of english channels next year.
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Address: Paseo Maritimo 47, Playamar, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#5 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Isabel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Isabel is located in front of the beach on the main promenade of Torremolinos. The Hotel stands out for being friendly and with the main objective of improving quality. Totally reformed it offers 70 bright, carefully decorated rooms. If you wish to spend some time relaxing we recommended sunbathing on the loungers around our swimming pool. At the Hotel Isabel we like to take care of the smallest details, and therefore we have available free WI-FI for clients who need an internet connection HOTEL ISABEL would like to inform you that we have obtained the Q of quality certificate from the institute of Spanish tourism quality (ICTE). ... more   less 
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Hotel Isabel Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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