I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS, and I rarely read them.
Nonetheless, just before my trip to Torremolinos I thought I would check out the area and the hotel. The booking was reasonably hasty as my girlfriend and myself where in much need of a break (on a budget). Having friends and family mentioning the reputation of the place I thought I best investigate...
I read review after review about bad experiences in the hotel and around the local area. I am generally very optimistic and chose to convince myself that the people who bothered to write the reviews where the minority who had bad experiences, and I kept my mouth shut to the girlfriend (she is a worrier). I vowed that if the trip was a success I would come here and give the place its much needed praise.
So here I am...the hotel is approximately 10 minutes for the airport, which was fantastic as I hate long transfers. We were greeted by professional and friendly staff on reception and were given the key to our room immediately. just 25 minutes after landing I was lying on the hotel bed. 10 minutes later I was on my way out of the hotel were a nice man working in the hotel gave us some tips about places to have a browse around in the local area...
Although on a fairly steep hill the surroundings are fantastic. Rapid access to a great range of shops, supermarkets (small ones) restaurants, beach shops, cafes and an endless strip of beach left me feeling very happy.
The place is "lively", but lively for families and couples. I didn't hear a club or see a group of typically British 18-30s who had too much to drink. The area has a lovely atmosphere for having great food and drink.
Lets wrap this up...
The hotel - good/standard breakfast food. Great pool. Not enough loungers but if you want one get up early and claim it. I didn't so I cant complain! We were lucky to get a top floor room with a balcony facing the sea, there are a few rooms which would be unfortunately placed with not much of a view, but they are very rare.
The area - beautiful, great beaches, lots of showers on the beach, great shops and restaurants. Particularly an Italian on the 2nd street up from the beach that is always reserved. You can't miss it!
Don't dread this place like I did, its exactly what you pay for. Says 4* but as we all know, most foreign places can be knocked down by one to be realistic. Very nice indeed!
- Also Known As:
- Las Palomas Torremolinos
- Hotel Las Palomas Torremolinos
- Las Palomas Hotel Torremolinos
- Hotel Las Palomas Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain