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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 73 Hotels in Torremolinos
Vienna, Austria
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“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

pro: great location for sunlovers, nice staff, quality breakfast and dinner (wide selection of local and international dishes), clean room
cons: the "air-conditioner" was low performance at best, wifi was only working in the lobby, rooms are more equipped according to the lower scale of 4star hotels of W-Europe

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the end of June. The reception staff was very helpful - able to get our room early and answered all questions we had. They even printed off our boarding tickets. I found it a little odd though they had asked me to forward my payment confirmation from Expedia (never had this happen and good thing I had it saved on my phone). The room we received was pretty old and needed some updating. In the morning it was REALLY loud - you could hear everything in the halls and all adjoining rooms, especially everyone opening their balcony doors. Don't expect to sleep past 8am. The location was great right on the beach, and the breakfast was delicious with lots of choice and cava! Make sure to claim your pool chair before 10:30am. Towels are a 10euro deposit.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in May the room was superb and comfortable in all ways. Breakfast was of a good standard hot or cold. Staff outstanding and keen to help. Location on the prom, and just 7 euro to local town. Hope to return. The reception staff were v helpful especially Almudena and Jose. Pianist in the lounge very good most evenings, very laid back relaxing hotel. Only complaint step stairs to dining room, there is an escalator but this may not be to the liking of less baled or older guests

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We've returned to Torremolinos quite a few times in the last few years and have always liked the look of this hotel when we've passed it. I must admit we were a bit doubtful, having read some of the reviews, as the opinions vary a great deal. At £670 for 7 nights, it wasn't the cheapest stay we've had, and contrary to the 'you get what you pay for' cliché (which is neither true in every case nor helpful in any) and accepting the fact that the Spanish star ratings are never really comparable to those in this country, nevertheless, it appeared to be the best of a very variable bunch, so we booked. All I can do is recount our own experience - which was in the main positive.

We arrived at the hotel just before lunchtime. The reception area is very smart, the receptionists all well dressed and spoke perfect English. They were quick to deal with us, informing us that our room wasn't quite ready, but would be by one o'clock, and during that time we could deposit our cases in the private storeroom and go for lunch. He then asked for our passports, photocopied them on the spot and returned them. Now that is a welcome change from the norm: I don't like being separated from my passport when abroad, so full marks there. On return from our lunch, the room was ready as promised, and we were checked in without delay. We had asked for a room with double bed, sea view (described as 'lateral' sea view, as only the suites face the sea fully) on a high floor, on the side facing Benalmadena (to catch the afternoon sun.) We were given a room on the seventh (top) floor, facing Benalmadena, and was halfway along the corridor, with a lovely sea view. The only thing we didn't get was a double bed; instead two singles. But the very apologetic and helpful young guy on reception explained that all the rooms with double beds were on the opposite side of the hotel. We could hardly blame him for that, and accepted 3 out of four requests as a good result.


The corridor was smart and carpeted - so no 'clippety clop' as people passed by at night. The room itself was deserving of the four stars, if a little on the small side: it appeared to have been refurbished fairly recently, with new wardrobes and fittings. There was a small mini bar, with a price list; the prices quite reasonable.. There were no tea and coffee making facilities (though I've never seen those in Spanish resort hotels anyway.) The television had four English speaking channels - news mainly. The remote control wouldn't work properly, but on mentioning it to reception, was sorted out promptly. The mattresses were firm but good quality, not just hard blocks, and I had no trouble getting to sleep. The air conditioning is a central unit, the cool air being ducted to each room, assisted by a fan in the room unit. With the fan switched on, the air coming out of the unit was quite cool, despite my wife hearing someone in reception saying that the air conditioning wasn't working. The price for the safe was too high, in my opinion, at 2.85 euros per day - for a seven day stay that works out at 19.95 per week, plus a ten euro deposit. However, we've heard too many horror stories about thefts (though not in this hotel) to risk not using it. The room was cleaned to a good standard every day.

We only booked B & B, because we prefer to eat out at different restaurants/bars/ cafes each evening. At breakfast, there was plenty of choice for any taste. The food was good quality, and the chef at the cooked item counter made some lovely omlettes. The bacon was far better than we'd experienced at some hotels. The continental breakfast items were also very nice, good quality and replenished frequently.

Apart from at the weekend, there appeared to be plenty of sunbeds, and 'reserving' them with towels was discouraged by the hotel, but the rule seemed to be widely ignored, as most other rules in Spain are...

Accessing the beach directly from the hotel is via a security gate, operated by the room keycard, and takes you straight out to the promenade. The hotel is situated almost exactly in the centre of the Carihuela beach, two thirds of a mile to Benalmadena marina and the same from the rocky prominence at the Eastern end. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from, all along it.

On checking out, the receptionist was as friendly and helpful as when we checked in, the deposit for the safe being returned without asking. All things considered, we had a very enjoyable stay - certainly no cause for complaint in our case.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Benalmadena get the afternoon sun.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Mexborough England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I first stayed at the hotel in October 2012 and returned with the same friends in June 2013. Nothing has changed.
The Hotel is in a nice spot close to airport and overlooking the beach. The hotel is a dated design, the first thing you notice, no staff to help with the luggage, although there were four people in reception.
I booked a "junior Suite" £165 per night inc. breakfast I believe there are 10 junior suites they are slightly larger than a standard room and have bigger twin beds, a bath and a shower, but thats it most other 4 star hotels would call this a room. The rooms are services by a single lift. and these overlook the sea. Bathroom is a good size, twin sinks separate bath and shower, strangely no light in the shower part? The bath was small in a corner, the soap provided was a squeeze bottle attached to the wall, ok in the shower but you have to get up out of the bath to reach the soap. great design. Usual tired towels small and like sandpaper. Robes provided but only to fit very small people same with the free pool slippers, up to size 5.
Beds are comfortable but they persist with the foam filled squares. I brought my own . Air conditioning was easy to operate, it didn't work, I was told there was a problem on the roof an would take a coupler of days to fix (still not working as we left) I think they knock it off to save money, I seem to remember it was faulty in October last year. Plenty of windows which radiate a lot of heat in the room, the blackout curtains weren't hanging on the rails correctly.
If you want a good position by the pool, get your towel down between 6 or 7 am as the good ones usually go by then, usually there were between 60 to 100 towels on the beds before breakfast, ( towels available at 10euros each to rent), be careful round the pool with bare feet as they seem to allow glass close to the pool. Parking for the car is at 15 euro per day.
Overall service was poor, some staff aren't helpful room was clean but dingy beds round the pool are well worn, all the towels around the pool and room need replacing. The bin men always seem to come at about 3pm and make a din for 30 minutes, and I mean a din then shortly after they heavy machinery comes to clean the beach, neither of these are the responsibility of the hotel but they are there.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the hotel early June. This was the 2nd time, first time was a few years ago in February.
Hotel is in a great location, next to the beach, close to the airport (yet no noise from airplanes), great breakfast buffet, nice pool area, clean BUT dated hotel rooms (old furniture, TV, bathroom). We stayed in the main building and were not happy with the uncomfortable beds and the fact that there was NO airconditioning just a fan blowing hot air into the room. As we moved rooms after the 1st night of bad sleep, we expected the problem to be over in the 2nd room but no, same problem and the receptionist was not really helpful to find a solution. It was only when we checked out that another receptionist told us that there was no working airconditioning in the part we stayed in!! Not being able to sleep well in a 4* hotel due to lack of proper A/C is not acceptable as that's where a hotel room is for, to get a good night's sleep.
The hotel was almost fully booked; to keep it this way, I'd suggest to solve the A/C problem.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tipperary, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Have just returned from a most enjoyable stay in Hotel Amaragua. We were with the Enjoy Travel group. It was a brilliant 10 days. The hotel was brilliant and the staff were all very pleasant and helpful. There was always plenty of choice on the carvery and desert counter. If you were hungry it was your own fault. Only one small complaint, I would like scrambled egg for breakfast but was able to manage without.
Then when we arrived home we discovered that my partner had not packed 3 new shirts he had purchased out there and I contacted the hotel by e-mail and they were located and after a good few e-mails back and forth and transfer of postage etc. his shirts arrived on our doorstep today. I really can not thank the staff enough for all the trouble they went to and got them back to us.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Torremolinos
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#19 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Amaragua 4*
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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Amaragua Hotel Torremolinos
Hotel Amaragua Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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