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Hotel Sol Principe
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Colorado 26, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #34 of 73 Hotels in Torremolinos
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“Brilliant Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Had a wonderful time at this hotel. Everything you would want in a hotel. The most impressive thing was they had a good system for the sunbeds. They were chained up until 9 in the morning and when unchained there was still plenty for everyone. If you were not at you sunbed a note left and if you did not return within that hour your towels were taken off the bed such a fair system. Was great not getting up at the crack of dawn to get a bed.

Room was cleaned everyday, breakfast great choice (only went for bed and breakfast) check in was quick and efficient.

All in all had a great time and would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jose Fermín G, Director General at Hotel Sol Principe, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Hello Weemo 16,

Thank you for post your good opinion about our hotel on Trip Advisor. We like that you appreciate our sunbeds system. For us it is so important to know guest’s feedback about our service.

We will hope to see you very soon at Sol Prínicpe

Kind regards

José Fermín Gómez, general manager of Sol Príncipe Hotel.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

well if you read my reports on hotels in the same area you will see what I have had to say in the past , having stayed in some sister hotels of this one a 5 min walk from this one , What a great find , food fantastic AND HOT loads of choices and what a great sight to see that the lady's had taken the time to dress for dinner and very few shorts that look bad and out of place on some men with bad dress sense, and even being on holiday what a great sight to see , well done to them ,, , This was a great all round family hotel , check in was fast and they gave us a dinner on our last night as we missed our first one , a lesson that there sister hotel could learn from , this was my first time hear and a massive pat on the back to all the staff, it was clean , large and very well run

Room Tip: I did ask for a room that got the sun , we never got that , and I did ask for a room that had a show...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jose Fermín G, Director General at Hotel Sol Principe, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Dear tws 137,

It is a really good pleasure for us to know that you enjoy your holidays in our hotel.
Thank you very much for your lovely comments about our food, and choice

We will hope to see you in your next visit to Costa del Sol

Sincerely,

José Fermín Gómez, general manager of Sol Príncipe Hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just stayed at this hotel for a week, my daughter who is 5 loved the hotel, the kids club and entertainment during the day and at night was just brilliant. Perfect for families, you wouldn't have to leave the hotel, so much happening. we stayed in a hotel room but would get a self catering appartment if I was going again as the rooms are quiet small but nice. Would go to this hotel again and would defiantly recommend

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jose Fermín G, Director General at Hotel Sol Principe, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Dear Healy M,
Thank you for your kind review of Sol Príncipe hotel. We are thrilled that you like your family holidays with us.

We love that you enjoy with our entertainment team and shows, as you know we are introducing new activities and spectacles every year.

We look forward to see you again very soon.

Sincereley,

José Fermín Gómez, general manager of Sol Príncipe Hotel.
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A pleasant modern, clean hotel with decent buffet food for the 4 days. Sea view room was spacious and clean with a useful fridge and great views from the balcony. Good public lounges and 3 swimming pools, one of which tended to be just for adults.Only downside was the placing of towels on sun beds before breaskfast, this needs to be managed by the hotel as some beds had towels and no occupants until after lunch!

Room Tip: Quiet rooms on the block adjacent to the tennis courts, ask for a sea view on a high floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jose Fermín G, Director General at Hotel Sol Principe, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Dear Holidayfansderbys,

Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us.
I am pleased that you liked Sol Príncipe and enjoy in our pools.

Regarding your comments, about the occupancy of sun beds, I would like to tell you that the hotel have a policy in order to be fair with all our guests, it is not allowed to book sunbeds and we are already implement a process to avoid that.

I hope to see you again in your next visit to Costa del Sol

Kind regards

José Fermín Gómez

José Fermín Gómez, general manager of Sol Príncipe Hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed with a party of 4 adults and a 3 year old for two weeks 31/5/13 to 14/6/13.Good clean hotel,food nice and staff always polite.I booked through Travel Republic,however,who catagorically insisted that All In basis was not available at this hotel but on arrival I found out that it was.I should have gone through Jet 2 who were clear and upfront about the board basis.I would definitely recommend the hotel though and will be going again.Paul P

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jose Fermín G, Director General at Hotel Sol Principe, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Hello paul p,
Thank you very much for enjoy your holidays in Sol Príncipe and for post your comments on trip advisor.
It is a real pleasure for us to know that you like our food, cleaning and staff. I will share your good review with the team of the hotel, for sure this they will encourage them to carry on working with passion and illusion.

I look forward to see you soon at Sol Príncipe.

Sincerely,

José Fermín Gómez, general manager of Sol Príncipe Hotel.
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Have been to this hotel many times,year after year we continue going to this place.
We dont go for the food or the entertainment or the cleanliness or the location,even though these aspects of the hotel are first class(even though food could be great instead of good),we keep on returning to this Sol Hotel because it has the best pool in Torremolinos and maybe the best in the costa del sol!

The entertainment is great every night especially when the home produced shows are on like grease and Lion King which the hotels entertainment staff produce week in week out to a great standard.
see my photos

The food is a tricky part to explain about this hotel.
The quality of produce used is of a very high standard,fresh fish,meat veg etc etc but sometimes the cooking of the food and the combination used is a real let down,and this is one complaint i have year in year out when we visit.
I give some examples this years visit:
Fresh fish cooked too fast sometimes was not well done.
Chicken fillets grilled in front of you gets under cooked and is raw which is dangerous.
Both these things could be avoided with better timings when cooking,even if people have to wait longer but it would be safer.This happened with live cooking most of the days something was under cooked.
The excellent variety of food this week was spoilt with the worst pizza i have had in my life!
One of the pizzas that was cooked every day was great for kids but the other one with a green cheese topping(looked like cheese)was disgusting.Everyone was leaving this pizza on their plate.I do not know what topping was used but it tasted like perfume mixed with medicine.STILL IT WAS COOKED AND DISPLAYED EVERY DAY FOR LUNCH!
Basic cheese and ham,or ham pineapple would be enjoyed by everyone instead of this experiment.
Over cooked nuggets or San jacobs,which would not need to be over cooked.
Over fried chips.
As i said before easy things that could make this a great food hotel,they just dont seem to want that,they are happy with good food instead.
We stayed half board and always had lunch and went out for dinner.having kids we went to burger King one night,italian another and then 2 night we ate in the busy Calle San Miguel shopping street at different restaurants.(taxi from hotel is 5 euros 6 weekends to this street)

The hotel cleaners are the best ever.Really clean rooms this year and pool area never a dirty place to be seen.
We stayed in the family rooms area overlooking probably the best pool in Torremolinos.
Rooms have twin beds and two sofa beds for the kids,a round table with four chairs to eat and a big enough fridge to stock up from the Supersol supermarket outside the hotel on the road.

THE LAGOON POOL:
Great pool capacity 700 persons.Very clean and spacious with sunbeds for everyone that gets up before 9.30am to "book" one.
Pool entertainment every day for everyone .
We love this pool it makes you feel as if you are not in Spain but in the Caribbean.
Times with life guard 11am to 8pm.
See my photos
THE BACK POOL:
This pool is the original pool this hotel had and has never changed.Very peaceful and quiet part of the hotel no entertainment in this part of the hotel.Capacity of pool is 90 persons.
From here a door leads to the beaches and Paseo Maritimo (beach walk).
see my photos.

The hotel has a coin launderette next to reception and a Music bar.Also leading to the lagoon pool and the family rooms there is a arcade with various shops and services like Hairdressers ,massage and cosmetics clinic and toy shop. see my photos

Even though family rooms are a bit outdated they are great for families and all overlook the pool.(should be refurbished sooner than later)
I paid 533 euros h/b for 4 nights 4 persons,i think good value direct booking from their site.


All in all a great holiday with my wife and kids and just hoping to save for next year to go again,just wish the food "mistakes"could be taken care off.

SOL PRINCIPE WELL DONE AGAIN!

Room Tip: family rooms have a bigger kitchen if you are going room only so you can stock up with drinks etc
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Jose Fermín G, Director General at Hotel Sol Principe, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear guest

First of all thank you very much for giving us your review about positive aspects.
And also I want to thank you for you are our regular guest and every time you come to our hotel and trust us your holidays.

I am very glad that you like so much our Swimmingpool Lake and enjoyed it this time. Indeed it is a magnificent pool and one of the best on the coast.

I'm so sorry that you could not fully enjoy the cuisine of our restaurant. I take note about your restaurant comments. I also will give your review to our restaurant staff to study and improve cooking quality.
We will de glad to see you again in Sol Principe Hotel.

Kind regards,
José Fermín Gómez, general manager of Sol Principe Hotel.
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed in one of the modernised blocks and had a great time and room nice and spotlessly clean, although apparently there are a couple of low rise blocks by the pool which are unmodernised and not recommended. entertainment pretty well done and we saw one excellent show and a couple of average shows. Great entertainment for kids though.

Food very varied and enjoyable.

Lovely pool areas.

Fab location for beach but bus or cab ride into town.

All in all, very enjoyable and would definately would stay with Melia hotels again.

Room Tip: ask to be in the main renovated blocks, with good sea view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jose Fermín G, Director General at Hotel Sol Principe, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Dear Julie E,

Nothing makes us happier than reading you have enjoyed your stay with us in Sol Príncipe
We hope to see you again the next time you will come to Torremolinos
Best regards

José Fermín Gómez, general manager of Sol Príncipe Hotel.
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Address: Paseo Colorado 26, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sol Principe 4*
Number of rooms: 623
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