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Hotel Riu Nautilus
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Salvador Allende 39 | Torremolinos - Malaga, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #3 of 72 Hotels in Torremolinos
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Just had a relaxing week in this hotel, we e-mailed 3 weeks before requesting a HIGH RISE ,pool and sea view, we got bottom floor, !!!!!!!!!! in the annex room 028 which was ok, we have been to this hotel twice before and each time been put in the annex???? The refurbishment is very good, walk in shower excellent, bedroom perfect and beds sooooooo comfortable, every where so bright and clean. Only moan is, room towels so old and thin and some smell of biscuits ,and sun loungers need replacing or mattress's to put on, having spent so much on the refurb shame that these were not replaced, Moan over .lol.
The weather was so good, better than expected, the pool was good and not too cold, I used the sauna, Jacuzzi, and indoor swimming pool every day and met some nice people here , I also had a body massage in the spa which was good ,
We had a meal in the A la carte restaurant which was very enjoyable and a nice change from the main restaurant which again was very good with a great choice of food .
We had breakfast outside each day on the terrace which now can be accessible from a new pathway, saving you having to go through the restaurant ,
Staff very friendly and obliging,
This hotel is situated in an ideal position , near the Marina and plenty of places within walking distance.
All in all we had a most enjoyable, chilled holiday ,met lots of nice people .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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glasgow
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

just spent a lovely week at this hotel and found it faultless , everything from check in onwards was perfect, lovely bright modern reception with freindly efficient staff , large moden rooms with all mod cons , lovely pool area with plenty beds and easy access to the beach . We spent a week from13th oct we were in room 304 which enjoyed the sun from midday onwards , the restaurant was first class with a wide choice and breakfast was spot on with nice pots of tea or coffee .All in all from the facilities to the lovely staff this hotel is hard to beat and is the best hotel we have stayed at in this area ideally situated with plenty of nice bars nearby Tom's Tavern accros the road is a great freindly wee bar and a nice Irish bar ( 1 of many nearby ) round the corner called Hill 16 We will definitely return

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Having recently returned from one week stay in this hotel which was our second visit our first being in 2011. The hotel has had a refurn and gone are the beautiful brass doors along the corridors and replaced by grey and purple and looked like what we would imagine prison to be like. However, the upkeep of all that brass must have cost a fortune in man power so can fully understand why they had to go. If they keep their prices in our range that is fine. Staff are superb nothing is a problem to them, food excellant and hotel is kept immaculate.Ideally situated opposite the promenade and close to the marina with loads of shops and bars close by. There is also a shuttle-bus which runs every 30mins(remember this is spain)will take you to Torremolinos for 1.22euros. Trains and ferries excellant! We shall return

Room Tip: Superior rooms are on the front and sunny all day but cost a lot more
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

my wife and I spent 11 days at the riu nautilus at the beginning of October,having spent holidays there for the last 3 years.We were very eager to what the alterations had made to the hotel.On entering reception it had a very modern look, the decor was very good until you sat on the furniture this was no way near the comfort of the previous furniture. On entering the bedroom the decor was very good with a nice flat screen television very modern comfortable beds and nice walk in shower. The dining room was good and we dined on the terracing outside.The outside pool was as most outdoor pools cold, but i liked the fact that you could stand on the bottom anywhere in the pool.We also liked the code system for getting in the back gate. The staff were very good and the thomson rep evie was excellent .We also liked the way a pathway had been made to get to the dining room without using the stairs which we thought were very steep.We thought the meals were good, but not as good as the previous 2 years.The weather all the holiday was very good with sunshine throughout we had a lovely holiday

Room Tip: Rooms in the annex are better on the floor 3 sunshine most of the day
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester UK
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Riu Nautilus. This is our second stay at this hotel, the first in January 2012, prior to the complete refurbishment. I have to say that much of the character has gone in the hotel. It now looks and feels like any other 4 star hotel, albeit of a high standard.

What hasn't changed are their standards. The service is excellent, with great staff and facilities. You couldn't get a better position, on the sea front, 10 minutes walk from the excellent Benalmadena Marina, with lots of bars and restaurants. The tables in the main restaurant are a little sight but the food is good.The hotel has a new A La Carte restaurant called Andaluz, which is available at no extra cost and serves typical Spanish cuisine.

The railway system is brilliant and cheap. It runs from Malaga to Fuengirola, with trains running every 20 minutes. El Pinillo train station is the nearest to the hotel at approx. 15 minutes walk and with tickets costing less than two euros to Malaga are a bargain.

Malaga is an amazing city and well worth a visit or two, with great museums, restaurants and a new harbour with lots of shops and bars.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely Hotel...staff super, rooms excellent, pool fantastic, location ideal facilities top drawer...wish I was still there. tiny quibble...excellently appointed gym lacks a drinking fountain/water cooler and roll of paper for wiping machines.

Room Tip: rooms all good ask for high room with a sea view
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  • Stayed October 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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dumfries
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Cant rate this complex highly enough,
Staff generally are excellent,
Rooms are very spacious and clean with a perfect side sea view which is more than can be said for other experiences we have had in the past
Reception was so well run it was a pleasure rather than a chore,glass of bubbly was very welcome.and unexpected,no porters was a bit unexpected but lifts to all floors is about 5mtrs away from reception so no problems.
Food!
Breakfast is such a wide and varied choice of what you would expect ,cooked in front of you to perfection,coup-led with non hot food is more than you would expect.
Dinner was equally mouthwatering +a carvery every night couldn't fault the cooks nor the wide and varied selection of food.
The sweets ah well lets just say I came home with an extra 1/2 stone acquired from somewhere and I THINK ?I know from where.
Loads of sunbeds although slightly cramed in.
Sea within a stones throw,hotel garden opened directly on to the prom.
Benalmadena Marina 500mtrs Brilliant.
Entertainment every night was very varied and enjoyable.
Would definitely recommend this hotel to young and old.
Stayed 2 weeks from 29 Sept 2013

  • Stayed September 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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Address: Avenida Salvador Allende 39 | Torremolinos - Malaga, 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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Torremolinos
#1 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#3 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
#4 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Nautilus 4*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Located 2 km from Torremolinos* 3-storey and 7-storey buildings* 2,500 garden* Separated from beach only by the beachfront promenade* 700 m from Puerto Marina* 700 m from various shops* 8 km from the Malaga airport* 100 m from a bus stop ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riu Nautilus Torremolinos
Riu Nautilus Hotel Torremolinos
Hotel Riu Nautilus Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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