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Hotel Riu Belplaya
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo 165 | Torremolinos - Malaga, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Fab short break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

booked 4 day A/ I to take my parents as a treat for their golden wedding. . Excellent service from Carmen on reception, nothing too mch trouble. Excellent selection of food at all mealtimes/ Drinks good but seen people buying boles of mixers which I would recommend. Bar service good. Very pleased with the room and comfort of beds. Would have no hesitation reccomending .Only a few small things with mum not being very mobile she would have liked tea/ coffee faciliies innher room and the indoor pool was very cold. Great layout and location.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My 23 year old daughter & I went to the Riu Belplaya in June for a weeks rest & sun.
We went AI for the first time ever as my husband wasn't coming with us & I thought it would be less hassle to do it that way. I had heard about AI being not as good quality food & drinks as when you go half board so I was a little apprihensive.....Well, I was very pleasantly surprised as it was one of the best holidays I have had on the catering & comfort of accommodation point.
The staff were absolutely fantastic - friendly & curtious, nothing too much trouble.
The room was on the top floor and the view was brilliant. It was spacious, clean & nicely decorated.

The pool area was loaded with sunbeds & parasols. There was a pool bar that you could get drinks & snacks from and a help yourself machine for hot beverages, beer, wine & fizzy drinks - plus there was always ice & sliced lemons ready to add to your drinks (a lovely touch).

The food was so varied & well presented that even though we had a different lunch & dinner every day, we never ran out of choices & never had to eat the same thing twice. The selection of teas/coffees was very impressive as were the cold drinks.

It is just a short stroll to the beach, which was lovely & clean.

When we told my husband about the hotel, he was very jealous that he didn't go with us! He is coming with us next time..................as there definitely will be a next time!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

This is the best all inclusive we've ever had!!! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the food was delightful, the alcohol decent and the surrounding area very pretty. Rooms were a good size and well cleaned ,again by extremely friendly cleaning ladies. Shout out to Jose in reception who was very friendly and accommodating, thank you. :-))

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We visited the Belplaya in October and frankly there was no one under the age of 50. As we travelled with a teenager this was very disappointing. We are aware this isn't Riu's fault but it spoiled our holiday.

Overall the room was basic and so to was the hotel, in need of a renovation. There was only one entertainer and a limited number of activities. The bar staff and receptionists were excellent and friendly. It was very difficult to get a seat to see the shows which were also poor.

GOOD FOR AN ELDERLY COUPLE BUT NOT FOR A FAMILY WITH EITHER YOUNG OR TEENAGE CHILDREN

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We had booked the RIU Nautilus before our transatlanic cruise. 6 weeks before
we were moved to the TIU Belplaya while the other hotel was being renovated.
Upon arrival at 7.20pm the hotel´s lobby was full of screaming childred, adults were sitting everywhere drinking beer. we checked in and the room was ok, typical Spanish hotel where they thimk a coat of paint covers everthing. We went to dinner, what a schock, for any one who knows RIU hotels they stood for quailtiy. This dinner was made up of everything cheap.the meats were poor, many chicken items, one fish dish. I have never seen this before at a RIU Hotel.
Breakfast the next moring was just the same. Cheap cheese and sliced ham which you could see was processed. The bread was factory made and hardly any choice. The hot foos was just as bad.

after dinner there was no where to sit, the bar, lobby and all other seats were taken, the worst thing was the noise. It was like a kids playground, with many uncontrollable Spanish and some English children running riot, while the adults just laughed and keep on drinking. This was a cheap all inclusive spanish hotel. Never again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We spent 3 weeks at this hotel. Great views from our room on the 9th floor. Excellent staff, very friendly, most speak several languages. Manager very much in evidence, often clearing tables in dining room. Food very good. We were on all-inclusive terms and were short of nothing. Even bottled water was provided. Wi-fi area around reception. Use by prepaid 'ticket' Best value 10 euros for 10 hours. Also some internet terminals available.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Return from Belplaya on 18th November and cannot rate it high enough.The staff are very friendly and helpful, the dining room is very light and airy and the food is wonderful.We were all inclusive and the drinks were excellent and the bar staff were so fast you didn,t have to wait in a queue.The hotel is just outside the town which is in walking distance and there is a bus that picks up around the hotels to Torremolinos for about 1 euro. Plenty of room by the pool and no shortage of sun beds.Looking forward to going back next year.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Paseo Maritimo 165 | Torremolinos - Malaga, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#10 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#14 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Belplaya 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Located 2 km from Torremolinos * Three 3, 5 & 9-storey buildings * Opposite Torremolinos beach, 50 m away * 2 km from various shops * 5 km from the airport * 10 km from Malaga * 50 m from a bus stop * 1.5 km from the train station * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more   less 
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Riu Belplaya Torremolinos
Hotel Riu Belplaya Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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