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“Great place for a winter break” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Riu Belplaya
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo 165 | Torremolinos - Malaga, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Lincoln
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great place for a winter break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Recently returned from the Riu BelPlaya this was our second time at this hotel , I will say at this time of the year most guests are of the older generation which suited us fine. The food was 1st class and a very good choice, the rooms were spotless and all staff fromt the Chamber maid to the directors always spoke and had a smile for you.Joshua who organised most of the entertainment and works very hard from his keep fit classes first thing in the morning to late at night to keep people entertained .Will certainly return to this hotel again.

Room Tip: Its worth the extra to book a sea view room
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  • Stayed February 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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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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newcastle-upon tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Just returned from the Hotel riu belplaya a week ago (3rd feb)after having a lovely week"s holiday there,this was the 3rd time we have stayed in a riu Hotel which were excellent, so we were hoping to get the same quality we have come to know from riu hotels and i can say we were not disappointed,the hotel is very clean in all the public areas,the bedrooms are decorated nicely and are also immacutely clean,we were on the 6th floor and our maid who was called Pepa Quintado was lovely,she was happy,well mannered and her customer services skills as well as her cleaning were first rate,the food in the hotel was very good and we liked the idea on an evening whilst having you meal of getting your drinks yourself from the drinks taps around the restuarant,as for other staff restuarant staff very pleasant as were bar staff some more than others i might add,reception staff were a mixture of helpful but unpleasant,the two who served me on two occasions were carmel and oliver who were both very pleasant,but hey you can"t win em all can you,all in all a fab hotel glorious weather which made a lovely break and we would certainly return.

Room Tip: we were in room 607 which had a sea view and got the sun in the afternoon it also looked towards the...
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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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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

From check-in to checking out faultless. Staff could not do enough for you. Spotlessly clean, food very good with plenty of choice. Pool looked good but too cold to try. Located on the edge of town right by the beach, very flat for walking and ten mins to train station. Even the evening entertainment was good, well suited to the clientelle. If you need a break after xmas I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel, management should be very proud of the excellent staff. Already looking forward to returning next january.

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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ayr
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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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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Address: Paseo Maritimo 165 | Torremolinos - Malaga, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#8 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#13 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
#14 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Belplaya 4*
Number of rooms: 325
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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