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“The "no can do hotel"” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Amaragua
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Los Nidos 23, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #35 of 72 Hotels in Torremolinos
Dublin
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11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The "no can do hotel"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This hotel is clean, ideally located and has a great breakfast and that is where it ends. The hotel is so understaffed it is not funny. The staff that are there especially on reception are the most unhelpful I ever met. Don't look for a drink! you will grow old waiting or look for a towel outside the designated times! "who do you think you are" "a customer"

Room Tip: Do not take a room on the 1st floor unless you like the smell of clorine!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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DUBLIN IRELAND
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I was in The Amaragua recently for a 50th Anniv celebration and have to say i was very impressed with the overall service. Obviously the planning of such an event had been ongoing for nearly a year but everything turned out top class on the night. The buffet dinner and pre-dinner drinks reception went off without a hitch and the attentiveness of the staff was excellent.
I had been there before on a number of occasions just for drinks and to listen to the wonderful piano player in the lounge. As it situated right on the Paseo Maritimo, its an ideal place to relax for a few days or longer. The hotel would be rated at the top end of the market, but in good packafe deals can still be found on their website. Go ahead, treat yourself!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Reception not very helpful, tried to change room and they said it was full. 10 minutes later a couple from Spain did change theirs. Expensive parking. Asked for no smoking room and mine smelled really bad. Ask for extra pillows. Poor food and always the same. Quite boring hotel with no entertainment just at night for 2 hours and very poor quality. Go early for breakfast or wait for at least half an hour. Wake up early for a sunbed or get none.
Some very helpful staff, Hall Porter and Jose at the bar. Great location, walking distance to La Carihuela and beach. Recommend El Mojito Bar and Mi Bodeguita to have tapas.

Room Tip: Ensure you get what you ask for, I asked for double beds and got twin, asked for no smoking and got...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is a lovely hotel, situated right on the beach. Breakfast good, but dinners very poor, with mostly fish dishes. If staying again, we would go b&b, and eat dinner at local restaurants.Waiters in restaurant surly .

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the modern block.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Timisoara
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Good points:
1. The hotel is very well located. On the beach and half way between Carihuela Beach Center and Benalmadena Marina.
2. The food (I had Full Board) was very good and various.
3. The hotel is very clean.
4. The prices for food and drinks are acceptable.
5. It has SPA and pool *(a little crowded).
6. The stuff is kind, with little exceptions.


Not good:

1. The furniture in the rooms are a little bit old and uncomfortable.
2. Waiting lines may occur in the last hour of breakfast.
3. The beach is not included, but you can stay there free without beds ans umbrella.
4. The stuff, 80%, do not speak any language than Spanish.
5. Supplementary bed is a nightmare.
6. Not facilities for children, so, I do not recommend this hotel for families with children.

TIPS:
1. Get earlier for breakfast.
2. Occupy a bed in the pool before breakfast.
3. Take only Half Board, because you can eat everywhere for lunch at good prices around 10 euro per person.
4. You can do daily shopping in Mercadona 600 m from the hotel for half of the price of mini ”supermarkets” around.
5. Take a guided trip to Gibraltar, it worth. Price around 30 euros.
6. Visit the City of Ronda, also guided trip, same price.
7. Be aware: a lot of fake product on the street an in some shops.

Room Tip: Ask a room with big balconny. Avoid rooms at the pool or near the service court, it may be noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Stayed from 11 until 13 June 2012. Room was 116 euro/night for two people. Garage parking was an additional 15 euro per day! Free parking is difficult to find in the area. Hotel adjoins the beach, has a delicious breakfast with lots of variety, WiFi (free) extends to the pool in the rear, nice decor in the hotel, other guests were mature and not raucous. Enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pietarsaari, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This hotel was much better than we had expected. We stayed at the hotel during one week in April 2012. The hotel is situated by the beach promenade and about 1,5 km from the city centre. There is both an outdoor and an indoor pool and also one for the children. If you want to spoil yourself there is a spa in the house.
Our room was on the 7th floor with a nice view over the sea. Everything in the room was nice and clean. The bathroom was in very good condition and the towels were changed every day, which is not always necessary. The only thing that was very poor were the pillows. Actually is was one long pillow from one edge to the other across the bed.
The breakfast was rich with a large variety. From the breakfast room there was a nice view over the sea.
The staff was friendly and there was always somebody at the desk.
I can recommend this hotel for anyone who wants to enjoy there stay in Torremolinos.

Room Tip: Require a room at the top, the view is magnificant.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C/ Los Nidos 23, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Torremolinos
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#18 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Amaragua 4*
Number of rooms: 275
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A superior 4 star Hotel where the functional distribution of its spaces, with the sea as its protagonist, the decoration, with its strong personality, have all come together to give you an elegant, classical and functional Mediterranean Hotel. Located on the seafront, MS Amaragua looks out directly on to the Mediterranean and the pedestrian promenade of the traditional, infamous neighbourhood of the Carihuela, where the cultural cuisine of Pescaito frito (little fried fish) reaches its maximum expression. Only a couple of minutes walk away is the famous Benalmádena Marina, Puerto Marina. We have 275 rooms; of these 2 are luxury suites, 8 suites, 6 junior suites and 12 superior doubles. Restaurant, snack bar, swimming pool, lobby bar, conference and conventions halls, parking with 217 spaces, big outside swimming pool for adults and children, ample sun terrace, beach with direct access from the Hotel and the spa & fitness centre. 24 hour reception, press, left luggage, bellboy, room service, laundry service and rental service of bicycles, cars and motorbikes. CATERING To start the day, the Hotels restaurant, offers a complete and varied breakfast buffet with panoramic views of the Mediterranean . Enjoy the luminosity and relaxation at the swimming pool Bar La Ola, where Mediterranean cooking fuses with local cuisine and the after dinner drinks at sunset.Mens sana in corpore sano in the Health and Beauty Centre (SPA & Beauty Farm) the Hotel has at your service. The Hotel has on offer for its clients, an indoor climate controlled swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, gym, massages and an ample array of aesthetic treatments. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amaragua Hotel Torremolinos
Hotel Amaragua Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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