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Hotel Riu Belplaya
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo 165 | Torremolinos - Malaga, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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“great belplaya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had a fantastic time we. met Alfredo the new manager and it was so nice we met him in Riu Atlantic where. He and his staff were amazing the belplya are so lucky to have him as he is so god at his job thanks
Alfredo for making our ruby wedding special also paco thank you for a fabulous room l have been in many riu hotels and the standards are always good but l have to say Julian your house keeping is the best l have ever seen room50830thjanuary thank you you should be training staff the food is fantastic the location is lovely will be back

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just returned - 3rd. Feb. after a weeks stay.
The value for money is exceptional. The location, right on the beach is perfect and it is in a quieter part of Torremolinos. If you want a busy night life outside the hotel - its not for you.You could not fault the food - a great variety with special a themed meal every night.
The staff could not be more helpful and seemed to enjoy what they were doing.
Just a point to note- I would say that the hotel would not suit the younger element. In fact I guess the average age when we were there was approaching 65 / 70.
All inclusive is always a bonus and we made best use of it.
We were allocated a room on the 9th floor - amazing views of the beach ,seafront,Torremolinos and the mountains- sun on the balcony all day.
Although the room was sold as a side sea view, they are all angled towards the sea. There are 2 blocks around the pool, In the 5 storey block, ask for floors 3/ 4/ or 5.
In the 9 story b lock ask for floors 7 / 8 or 9 - for best views. Although the hotel was full, there are no problems in finding a lounger around the pool.
It there was a downside, it was the evening shows. Considering there is no alternative outside in the evening, it was the only thing to do, The standard was very amateurish and the room quite small so there was always a problem in seating. Also I found the beds a little firm.
This is only a minor complaint however.
There is a bus stop outside the hotel to take you into the centre and the train station - called COLLINOS, is about a 10 to 15 min .walk. Both very cheap.
Will return without fail.

COLIN SENIOR. ( SWANSEA)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Truly fantastic hotel ! From checking in the staff made you feel that extra bit special with a real welcome and genuine politeness and a complimentary fruit juice (which was really appreciated after an early flight from the UK)

Hotel immaculate, food fantastic and all rooms appear to have a sea view, some maybe side/partial .

We are going back in 3 weeks time and really looking forward to it

It is a gem of a hotel and well worth considering when staying in the Costa Del Sol

This hotel is definitely keeping the Riu standards

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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St Helens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Been to this excellent hotel many times over the last decade, but this is the first time since it went All Inclusive!
We went on a half board basis as we have before and found that the service etc. was still exceptional. The accomodation is more than adequate with sea views to die for, the centre of Torremolinos is only a 20 minute walk away with enough shops to satisfy the most ardent shopper!
The food, service and entertainment were all to the required standard bearing in mind the relative cost, which makes this an exceptional value for money experience!
The staff, from a welcoming Reception, to the Bar, the Restaurant and the Housekeepers were always busy but with time for a friendly greeting and a ready smile - not always the case at some Hotels!
In essence this is a clean, friendly, well located, value for money Hotel that I would recommend to anyone and I will certainly be back there next year.
This Hotel is driven from the top with tipical RIU management on hand at all times - Thank you Alfredo and your "opoen door policy"

  • Stayed January 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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stayed here in jan for 5day break and as it was my first time didn't know what to expect but from the checkin to the room I was not disappointed.
Room was one of the best I have been in for a long time and I tend to take a few short breaks a year.
As for the food and all inclusive drinks I had ,they were great and a good selection .
No fighting for your table at night as you are allocated a table for your full stay .
Also have 2settings for dinner you pick which one suits you.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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elewijt
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Rooms, staff, general accomodation, buffets, location > all is perfect
I susery recommend this hotel with my eyes closed.
I have visited this hotel already 5 times, the last one was in sept 2011
Inge - Belgium

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lanark, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Just returned from this hotel.
After a booking request mix up from the hotel, which was promptly rectified after a quick phone call back to the ever helpful Pauline at Kingfisher Travel, Musselburgh, this hotel ticked all the right boxes.
Rooms were spotlessly maintained daily, with the towel decorations regularly displayed.
Food plentiful and varied.Waiters constantly clearing tables, always friendly and polite. Thanks guys.
All public areas were also spotless.
Bar staff worked hard to stop us all going thirsty, again thanks to Jimmy , Paco, Moreno and all the team for looking after us.For the 1st time in spain in an all inclusive, whisky was actually Scottish. Ballantynes at no extra supplement!
The duty managers were always wandering around and talking to all guests. ( perhaps here in Britain we should learn from people like this, their abilty to speak 3 or 4 languages should shame most of us.)
Reception staff ,Carmen, Oliver and the rest of the team were always on hand to assist in any request we had. Thank you.
The hotel is at the end of the promenade, a pleasant walk into town. If you dont want to walk, the bus stop is just at the end of the road, line 2 takes you into the town centre.
The train station is 15 to 20 minutes walk away, offering regular services to Malaga and Feungirola and various stops in between. Plaza Mayor if you feel the need for some retail therapy away from the usual souvenier shops. Cheap effecient public transport.
In summary an excellent place to stay at a reasonable cost.

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  • Stayed January 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: 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
#18 Family 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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Hotel Riu Belplaya Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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