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Pueblo Camino Real
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda de la Riviera 25Urb. Los Alamos,, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #31 of 73 hotels in Torremolinos
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Nice hotel, great food and lovely staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We traveled as a family ( 3 adults and 2 children) and were delighted with our stay. Rooms are nice and clean, all staff was extremely helpful and the food was just delicious. We appreciated a lot of fish and seafood dishes as well as typical Spain cuisine accompanied with local wines. The pool bar was well stocked and the service was quick and professional. The sandy beach is just behind the road, the sea was a bit refreshing and a bit wavy but had a lot of fun. Torremolinos has an ideal location for trips around - Malaga is 20 min. by train, Gibraltar and/or Granada are 90 min. by drive. All around - the great place for a great (family) holiday.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Andalusian-style houses in the village. A wonderful holiday. Close to beach and center of Torremolinos.You can spend a nice time at the pool. Quiet neighborhood. Very good place to visit Andalucia. Recommended! Family from Krakow, Poland.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Ireland
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

My family and I are big customers of this hotel. It is an excellent rated hotel, In my opinion i would rate it 5*. We have gone here for 6+ years.

Restaurant:
Excellent Food, good selection for children (including pasta,chicken nuggets,burgers and excellent chips) The food has not once made us sick, in all our 6+ years with this hotel.

The Restaurant has gorgeous furniture in good condition, including baby seats for toddlers. The staff change your table cloth right after you sit down, so each person has a fresh table-cloth.
The plates are taken by the waitress' themself, though personally we would put our own plates on the trolley, just to save the staff some time.
The dinner is the most popular time.
As we use all inclusive, we find all-inclusive worth the extra bit of money for you can sit for the whole duration of the meal eating limitless.
The food was so nice that we went skinny enough, and came back fat. Not to say it's fattening, but you really can't stop eating the food it's just that nice.

Breakfast:
8-10:30
I rarely get up in time for breakfast, though the few times i did get up it was lovely. Good jams for the children, lovely crossaints and a nice toaster. The juices are not like they are described in other reviews -- THEY ARE GORGEOUS. There is a selection of Pineapple, Orange, Strawberry and etc in the juice machines.

Lunch:
Unsure of the times but in a guess maybe starting from 12:30.


The food is excellent like Dinner and Breakfast, it is highly 5*.



The desserts for dinner are no way like mentioned in other reviews. The cakes are lovely, the fruit is juicy and fresh -- and the icecream is in NO WAY WATERY. The flavours of IceCream come in Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla and sometimes a flavour i would call Coffee.
The scoops are amazing so i myself had to not just get a vanilla -- but a scoop of each flavour.
(Not on cones, in nice little dessert bowls.)

Pool Area/ Bar:
The pool is HUGE, including a kids pool which is small - but would fit about 5 children in.
There is 2 ladders and there is always a lifeguard on watch.

Bar:
Amazing drinks and icecreams, including yogurts from the Bar. There is lots of seat and at night there is an entertainment show on (Different each night) which is well worth watching, including a Kids Disco.

Apartments:
Are amazing and always kept clean. Maids are so friendly and do their jobs so well. The door handle to be honest was broken, called the reception and they sent someone right at my toes to fix it.

The staff I never see droopy, always a big smile on a face and happy to assist.



Overall, i love this place and will not go to another hotel or another holiday - Los Alamos Holiday, Camino Real!

Also to say;
Bar is closed at 11 sharp.
Secuirity Guard monitors all night and is quick to stop any hassle, though usually none.
-- I can't wait to come back for my August 2012 holiday!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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watford herts uk
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

My husband and I decided on a last minute break and chose this hotel. Only a five minute drive from the airport makes it ideal. After booking the hotel I read the reviews and so was wary. Admittedly there was no where to park apart from a side street and we had to wheel our suitcase to the hotel but thats no different to wheeling it around an airport. The hotel was mostly french, german and spanish guests and in fact we only met one english family the whole time we were there but that was fine with us. The room was of a medium size on the third floor which was served by a lift. However, please note there are no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. We stayed half board and we are extremely fussy eaters and normally just eat bread on holiday but both of us managed to select from the buffet and the food was really nice if a little cold. The room didn't particularly have a nice view from the balcony but we were too busy around the area to be in our room much. The rooms were very clean and the cleaners even moved the furniture when they cleaned very impressive. we spent a very relaxing day around the pool which wasn't too busy and there were loungers to be found. The pool was lovely and we swam lengths under the watchful eye of a very nice lifeguard. The beach was just across the road and although very busy it was quite litter free. The sand was grubby looking but they had a variety of water sports going on at reasonable expense. The one thing we never found was the souvenir shop that was supposed to be on site but we went for long walks and found the town which was very busy. All the staff were friendly and patient as I spoke in very bad spanish. The entertainment in the evening was good for kids and regardless of nationality they all seemed to understand what was going on. On our last night they had a movie theme tune quiz night which was highly entertaining and where possible instructions were given in various different languages from the multi lingual staff. Overall if you are looking for somewhere quiet a bit of a way out from the main hustle and bustle this is the place to go and next time would take the kids.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DirectorCaminoReal, Director General at Pueblo Camino Real, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Thank you very much for your nice comments on our hotel. We will be been charmed with of receiving you in your next visit. Till then, look after yourselves. Kind Regards.
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

it's advertised like 4* hotel, with mini fridge in the room, toiletries... there is no mini fridge, toiletries means a hand soap on the wall, very old room, the furniture doors are eaten by bugs and that smell is all over the room, very noisy room, the corridor light is coming under the door, passing on 4th floor in front of room 432 I heard people having sex in the room, watching TV you hear nothing if your neighbour is drying her/his hair, a neighbour was urinating 5 times during the night, that noise woke me up every time he used the loo, very, very noisy rooms; the water had no pressure on floor 4 from 6.30pm-8.15 pm, no water at all, the hot water didn't work all the time, the electricity went off 3 times in 2 days, the phone did not work for 3 days, no towels for swimming pool,no side bed lamps and the switch of light is next to the door, the windows are not closing properly, 1 finger goes in between the frames, 1 plug in the room for TV, if you charge your phone you will not listen/watch TV, bad smell coming from all the drainage system in the bathroom, very old bed sheets, some ripped off, very uncomfortable"pillows" kind of pillows, not real ones, a type of roll for neck not pillows; I have never experience such a hotel, I do stay in 4* all the time but this one is like a house in the forest where you dump all the old, smelly furniture; same food every morning, no real coffee, no fresh juices, all chemicals from a machine, full of sugar and preservatives, instant coffee only;
Tell you guys, the outside might look like 3-4* but inside is probably 2*, cleaning poor, and I had to stay 12 days, luckily I had friends and spent most of the time in their hotels; hotel to the end of village, airplanes goes every 20 min and can be heard from hotel and the beach, hotel is just 5 min from the airport, is actually in Los Alamos, not Torremolinos; Just run away from this site, please, and read other reviews, and you will believe me.Just want to help you not ruin your holidays.by the way the lift is for 2 people or for 1 person and luggage only, very very small.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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DirectorCaminoReal, Director General at Pueblo Camino Real, responded to this review, September 7, 2011
First at all let me apologize for all the inconveniences that you mention in your letter. As you said, we suffered a problem with the electricity (no more than one minute each) and this problem broke the central telephone for 12 hours (not 3 days). Los Alamos is a part of Torremolinos, was a pity that you did not use Google Maps of our web to know where you are travelling. Lifts are for four people, but you were right that they are not very big, but not as small as you said. We do not understand why you are speaking about the hotel rooms, and then put photos of an apartment. We regret not having fulfilled your expectations, since the Irish clients are in the habit of valuing very much our hotel and we will bear your comments in mind. Thank you.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

As we had booked this hotel and then read the reviews we were a bit wary but we had no problems. I travelled with my Husband and two children aged 9 and 5 and stayed in the apartments self catering. From Ireland I believe we were the only English speaking guests but that was never an issue, it was nice to go on a foreign holiday and actually spend it with different cultures.

For us the hotel was a bit out of the way from the town centre, as we were self catering we like to eat out in different restaurants, the town centre is at least 30 - 35 min walk although nice but in the hot sun with a 5 year old it was a bit too far. We ate breakfast in the hotel one morning and there was plenty to choose from, we ate from the snack bar a couple of times and the food was fine. We had a late flight on departure day, for 30 euros we were able to keep our Apartment all day so we could spend the day at the pool and then pack and get ready at our leisure.

The pool was lovely and had a sloping entrance for the children which was great as my 5 year old daughter was a bit nervous in the water at first but this was very safe. The beach is directly across the road and we would rent the sun loungers and spend the day there. The weather was very hot so you definitely needed the shade of the umbrellas. We took a couple of day trips to neighbouring Benalmadena and Fuengirola. We got the train (station 5 mins from hotel) very reasonable and clean. The zoo at Fuengirola was a bit expensive but well worth a visit beautiful surroundings.

The Reception, bar and cleaning staff are a credit to the hotel they were always willing to help and had a permanent smile on their faces. Our Apartment was left clean and tidy every day we returned they even folded our clothes!

The hotel provided entertainment every evening and my kids loved it they mixed and danced with all the other children and miss the nightly disco now they are home. We had a football for the kids to play with and as we all know football has no language barriers as long as the kids are scoring goals!

The hotel is a bit dated but by no means run down, the gardens are beautiful and the apartment had a good size patio with a table and chairs. We were ground floor which was ideal as the kids could play and easily run in and out of the apartment.

Would definitely recommend Torremolinos and the Camino Real just be warned you are a bit out of town if you like the atmosphere of the winding bustling streets which were lovely, plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, only warning if you have a 9 year old like mine who is a fussy eater there is not a big selection of kids meals the type we would be used to i.e chicken nuggets, burgers etc but most of the restaurants will try to accommodate your requests

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DirectorCaminoReal, Director General at Pueblo Camino Real, responded to this review, August 27, 2011
Thank you so much for your commentaries. Hope to see you again with us. Kind Regards
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

It was my first experience in Spain, so I did some research before booking.
I got the package from travel agency for two weeks with half-board. It was rather expensive, but we decided to go there mainly because of native language animation for kids (even though we did not use it too much - kids club).
So let me go with some unbiased review and remarks.

Arrival:
Late at night, but as scheduled - rather efficient, but on other days I saw lines, but these were moving rather quick.

Rooms:
The hotel rooms are rather small and all of them (with except of few) have side view of the see. The rooms in the hotel do not have any coffee machine, or kettle, so be aware. These rooms seems to be for 2 persons, with possible addition of extra bed.
The rooms in the 'pueblo' do not have view, except for first line, they are located just beside the hotel, some of them have kitchenette, some not - it depends what you ask/pay for.
Somehow all baths seems to have 3 stars while room/hotel pretends to have 4. Anyway, in terms of the cleanless it was acceptable.
Hint: if you are staying more then few days, leave a tip in your room, at beginning of the stay, it works better that way.

PS. There is brand new section of the hotel, in the back of the property, but it is not being used, as swimming pool and restaurant would not handle extra amount of people.

Dinning:
Breakfast - ALWAYS THE SAME CHOICE
You got choice of: deep oil fried eggs, beans, processed deep oil fried bacon (awful), churros (fried mash potatos), selection of rather low quality salami, chorizo and canned ham, cheese (regular and white type), selection of jams. There are some cereales and milk, coffee and hot choclate machines, and VERY artificial juice dispensers. You can get a roll, crossaint, toast and some sweet pastry plus fresh kiwi. There is a selection of tomatoes and cucumbers and fried mushrooms, mixed with tuna I guess.
There is not enough waiters for the number of people in the hotel, so at rush hour (before 10AM) there is usually a line of up to 50 people waiting. Then you have to spot someone leaving and wait beside the table to get it done by waiter. Waiter is perhaps wrong word, they do not serve anything, they just clean tables and put new plates/cutlery.
There is usually line for the toasters/coffee/juice machines.
Overall quite bad experience.
I did not go for lunch, so not sure about it, but I am rather happy I did not have to it in.
Dinner: It varies day by day, but typical selection consist of fried fish, fried / grilled chicken, grilled beef. On one day of the week, there is selection of fried calamari, squids, sardines, etc. One day, there is a cook who slices pork roast. There is selection of french fries and various forms of patatoes. There are fresh cucummbers and tomatoes, selection of marinated carrot, beetrot, asparagus. Selection of salads - some of them are ok. Usually there are some fresh fruit like, peaches, plums or melon/watermelon. There is a selection of desserts and ice cream - cakes are good, while ice creams are very watery. If you are not with all inclusive option you have to pay for any drink at dinner - 1.5 for water, 2 for beer, etc.

Overall dinning is ok, probably not really worth 4 stars, but none of got sick from food, which I consider a positive experience. Consider all-inclusive, only if you are interested in drinks, otherwise you will probably get enough soon. Dinning times: breakfast 8-10, lunch 1-3, dinner 7:30-10.

Swimming pool / beach.
Pool area has capacity of 248 people, with up to 1000 staying in the hotel. But it was not very crowded, and we could always find a free pool chairs. The pool has depth from 0,15 to 1,65 m, but you rather cannot swim, it's more recreational area / playground for kids of various age. It's open from 9am to 8pm only. Water was rather warm. There is busy pseudo-jacuzzi and round micro-pool for kids.
Beach is on the other side of the hotel, you have to walk like 200m, if you manage to go through the pool / street gate, otherwise it's a bit further through the reception. You can rent a palapa and beach chairs or just bring your equipment. Again water was quite warm, but sometimes waves were quite high. One imporant remark - it's not white sand beach - sand looks rather dirty and shallow water close to the shore has plenty of small stones. The beach was rather crowded, along all coastal line - beaches are public, with free sweet water showers - for toilet, you need to use nearby restaurant I guess.

Departure:
Since our flight was late in the evening, I extended stay - for a little extra money, we got another room until we were ready to leave, otherwise you can leave your bags in the storage room.

Other information:
Internet - indeed only in the lobby, but it works and it's free - you have to sit close to entrance to get good reception.
Parking - I had no problem finding a spot to park -
Hint: on the back of the property, first cross-road , there is side street, where you can always find a place - it's 250m away from the hotel gate.
No issues with the car, area seems to be safe.
Out dinning:
I recommend any of the beach restaurants - chiringuitos - try fish from the 'barca' bonfire.
Also keep in mind that this area is on the end of the Torremolinos - which makes it more quiet, but further from tourist ammenities, like variety of pubs, stores, restaurants. There is supermarket beside hotel and it has most of what you might need.
Travelling to Malaga is easy with train - station Los Alamos is 10 minutes walk away and train takes like 20-25 minutes to get to city centre (last station).
If you like sightseeing trips, get a car and drive to Ronda - nice 50km of mountain road with view (+50km on a highway) and then scenic town.
If you have more time, go to Cordoba and Granada (get ticket to Alhambra online - you need few days to week in advance, arrive early to Alhambra, as it is extensive place).
Also hotel is meant for sale, which means no investments are made only current maintenance, it looks like best times are already long gone, perhaps new section is nicer, but as mentioned is closed to increase value of the property for new buyer. Entrance and reception has nice marble tiles, but rest of the propery has regular tiles and outfit.

Overall, we had positive experience, but I would not stay in the same hotel again (but I never would for leisure trips). I would rather pick a hotel with nicer swimming pool - larger and more versatile - like lazy river, or so.

Room Tip: Hotel or pueblo - some rooms in pueblo have kitched and separate bedroom
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DirectorCaminoReal, Director General at Pueblo Camino Real, responded to this review, August 23, 2011
Thank you very much for your extensive comment. We are grateful to you for the positive things that you say on our hotel, and we will strain for improving the things that have not been of your total pleasure. We wait to return to see you. Kind Regards
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Address: Avda de la Riviera 25Urb. Los Alamos,, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#16 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pueblo Camino Real 4*
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