Transfer from Malaga Airport was only 15 minutes away a plus point already. We arrived at 10.30am way ahead of check in time and were advised by Reception, understandably that the room was not ready but there was a secure 24 hour luggage hold area. We were asked to return at 12.30pm to see if our room would be ready which would still be sooner than the 3pm check in time. We enjoyed a drink on the covered terrace, while we waited (prices were very good), overlooking one of the four outdoor pools and looking out to the beach, which was across the road just outside the secure perimeter wall. Everywhere was immaculately clean and tidy with plenty of hotel staff visible at all times tending to grounds and guests. Our room was still not ready at 12.30pm so the very helpful Receptionist reassigned us a room that was. We were on the 8th (top) floor with a balcony overlooking the grounds and sea. The room was simple, spacious, clean and tidy with ample storage and a large bathroom. Beds were comfortable.
We had chosen B&B basis and breakfast didn't dissappoint ample space and food, catering for all tastes from continental breakfast to full English, including black pudding!
Although we stayed around the adults only pool (depth 1.40m to 1.70m) we viewed the other pool area which was 3 large shallower lagoon style pools positioned within a themed Flintstones Park complete with giant dinosuar bone archways, characters and a play area. There was also a Flintstones themed burger snack bar. I would imagine this would be a lot of fun if you had children to keep occupied. The hotel staff ran activities throughout the day for kids and adults alike and there was entertainment in the evening in the bar area and also at the outdoor stage. There is a small parade of shops within the hotel and if you're looking for great value jewellery or handbags to suit any budget try these; the owners are very helpful and friendly. Just outside the hotel there are plenty of great restaurants and bars to eat or chill out. Paco Casa 1 by the Rui hotel offered a huge selection of fish dishes as well as a truly delicious seafood paella. And in the other direction Ciao Bella Italian restaurant served wonderful tasty mussels and seafood risotto with the friendliest and appreciative front of house servers. There was also a fantastic value Chinese restaurant adjacent offering a buffet style menu with entertaining staff.
Only downside, being a business hotel too a wi-fi hotspot in reception would have been useful as access was expensive. Also the pool shower was not working the 5 days that we were there.
All in all a great hotel and we would certainly go back again.
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Principe Torremolinos
- Sol Principe Hotel
- Hotel Sol Principe Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain