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Riu Hotel Luca Costa Lago
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Obispo Juan Alonso, 4, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best hotel we have stayed in to date”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The staff were really friendly and very helpful, the rooms were spotlessly clean and the food was lovely there was always plenty to choose from, my husband is a fussy eater but he always found something to eat. We went with our friends and they too were very happy with the hotel and we cant wait to book again next year!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Got home today (15/03/13) after a weeks stay at this hotel,has as been stated on previous posts was greeted with a glass of cava but asked for a fruit juice instead and the waiter was only to happy to oblige,room wasn't ready but not a problem went to the bar for an hour,when we finally got into our room was surprised at how spacious it was (4th floor overlooking the front of the hotel), plenty of storage space and enough hangers for all our clothes.food was good,probably one complaint here was that chicken and pork was on the menu most evenings although there was other options available,try the stir fry,excellent and even for the most fussy of eaters there was something to tickle your taste buds.drinks was ok a litte bit weak for my liking but maybe if I,d asked for less ice this would,ve helped.Staff were always smiling and ready for an"hola", from the cleaners to the hotel management who were always to be seen around the hotel and seemed to know who you were after only meeting you once.A negative, again has as been stated the wi fi was not ideal only available in two locations throughout the hotel,and one of these being in a corner of reception,but the price not to bad.Would we go back, yes defiantly.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Just returned from a 1 week holiday at the hotel 10th March. The weather was atrocious for most of the week, but that was no-ones fault. Have stayed in Riu hotels previously , but this one is not up to the same high standards as previous stays.
Firstly we had a lovely room, very comfortable beds and our request for additional pillows was immediately fulfilled. However on 2 occasions when I requested clean towels the old ones were taken off the floor and put back up to dry.(the hotel asks you to put yr dirty towels on the floor so the maid can replace them). So I was not impressed by that.
The food was OK. You could always find something to eat - no need to go hungry. The only thing was that it was'nt very tasty, very bland. It was OK for 1 week would not have liked it for 2 weeks. Best meal of the day is breakfast after that it goes down hill.
Restaurant staff and all others very pleasant and helpful.
Most of the hotel was full very busy and my biggest gripe was there was only 1 public toilet on the ground floor with 3 cubicles. this meant that if you are in the lounge upstairs watching the cabaret you either have to go down 2 flights of stairs or catch a lift to go to the toilet. When you go to the toilet you would sometimes have to que - then back up 2 flights of stairs to return - very poor. We were very glad that we were 2 couples and enjoyed each others company as the entertainment is terrible.
The other point is that all the seatings for the terraces are left out in the rain - so when the sun shone briefly and we went out to make the most of it your bum was soaking cause no one had bothered collecting the seats.
We made the most of the week, but will not return to that particular hotel.
Have been used to very high standards in previous Riu hotels, but this one does not come into that category.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Garstang, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed at The Riu Costa Lago 3rd March for One Week - Weather was a bit hit and miss but it was March after all. The hotel Staff are the Hotels best asset , always cheerful and helpful ever single one of them. Food & Drinks quality just could not fault . Rooms spacious and comfortable with a comprehensive en-suite . Had a great chill out week , met some nice & friendly people ( Mention to Barbara & Steve ) Went out a few times to the irish Affair Bar tuck away off the front promenade - good time in there. Would recommend this hotel for a nice weeks break . But I think I prefer to be closer to Benalmadina .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two weeks in February. Short 15 minute transfer from the airport.Great value for money hotel with excellent staff.
We were given a room on the third floor with a sunny balcony which we used most afternoons until the sun went down. Room was spacious with a sitting area, then bathroom and then bedroom which meant we were a distance away from the corridor and consequently we did not hear any noise from people passing nor from either adjacent room during the length of our stay.
We were a little concerned about the set times for evening meal and we chose second sitting but as we could go anytime between 7.45-8.15 rather than one particular time this was fine as this .probably would have been when we would have gone anyway. Large range of nationalties staying in the hotel and we feel because of that the food was good and varied.There was plenty of choice especially fish which is our preferred option. As with most buffet meals the food does not stay hot for ever but as it was freshly cooked in front of you at all meals you could easily wait a few minutes for a fresh batch.
Bar service was excellent with the staff frequently serving two people at once so a queue never built up. There is not enough room in the entertainment room for everybody in the hotel but as we rarely bother with entertainment we took drinks to the balcony and the bar staff even offered trays for you to do so unlike many hotels where this is not allowed .
The hotel is very close tho the beach and the miles of lovely promenade. Torremolinos is a lovely place far better than the reputation it once had and there are lots interesting places you can visit on the excellent local transport system.
All in all a great find and I'm sure we will be back soon..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

As others have said this is a very good choice for an all inclusive package. The attention to detail throughout the hotel was outstanding, excellent food, mostly cooked freshly in front of you, everything cleaned and sparkling. Very hands on manager who spent a lot of time in the dining room keeping everything ship shape. We were made very welcome at the adjacent bowling green and joined in for a couple of games. All the staff are very friendly and attentive. I found the internet speed to be excellent and well worth the 1 euro for 12 minutes (or 30 with your own laptop). The room we had enjoyed a really sunny balcony overlooking the pool and the room itself was very good with plenty of storage space. The TV only received BBC world news and ITV+1, but it was enough to keep in touch with what was going on in the world. A very small niggle is that tea and coffeee are not served in the dining room at lunch and dinner times, but are freely available in the bar afterwards.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the terrace may be noisy in the summer as more people are tempted to stay outside...
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  • Stayed February 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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Kissimmee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We booked this hotel through First Choice from the 3rd to the 10th March 2013.
It was our first all inclusive holiday and we were not sure what to expect but the standard was high. the rooms were lovely and clean and spacious enough for two people, All the staff were really pleasant and helpful, the food was well prepared and varied each day, a real bonus was the availability of a packed lunch for days out provided it was booked the night before.
The Restaurant staff were all happy and one in particular sang happily as he went about his work.
Our only complaint which seems a little trivial is that we found the matress a little too firm for our liking.
We would definitely recommend this hotel
Pete and Louise Morris

Room Tip: Ask for a pool/sea view room the view is excellent
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riu Hotel Luca Costa Lago

Address: Obispo Juan Alonso, 4, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#9 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
#10 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riu Hotel Luca Costa Lago 4*
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Also Known As:
Costa Lago Torremolinos
Hotel Costa Lago
Riu Hotel Luca Costa Lago Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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