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“Ok for an overnight only” 3 of 5 stars
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Royal Costa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Sistema Iberico 60 | Urbanizacion Los Alamos, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #50 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Orihuela
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“Ok for an overnight only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stopped here as part of a group on our way to Morocco. Nice enough situation but would not want to return there. Our room was okay but the bathroom had a mere trickle of hot water in basin and shower. The buffet for supper was not very appealing. Large restaurant and very noisy with what appeared to be lots of people on package deals. Wine expensive at 2.50 euros a glass. We had to be up and away early but breakfast was very poor. The grounds of the hotel looked quite nice with pool and garden.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear customer,

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hotel Royal Costa is ideally located near the airport, next to a train station and just minutes walking from the beach.

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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A fair review takes several things into consideration, a little time researching the location, area and of course the price paid for the entire holiday.
All of this said i have to agree with one or two other reviewers who are annoyed about the negativity shown to this hotel.
The location is in a rather pleasant residential area but dont be put off by that, its got the train station right on the doorstep and one or two bars and shops nearby.
The hotel itself is, by and large, fairly clean all round, rooms cleaned regularly, garden and pool area looked after quite well and most of the staff we found to be helpful if spoken to in a respectful manner.
We did, however, find that one or two of the staff were a little rude and another guest commented "its because its the end of the season", this is no excuse to be awkward. we are paying guests no matter what the time of year!
For us, the food was fairly good, plenty to eat and plenty of choice, again, break it down and look at what it has actually cost you for each meal.
The entertainment was typical of Spanish hotels, no better,no worse.
If i were to be negative then for us the hotel lacked an overall spanish feel, the dining room probably being the worst, it felt like being back at school, also why do all inclusive guests have to drink from plastic glasses? i can understand the pool area is a no go but evenings and the bar area, especially when guests who are paying for drinks get theirs served in a glass. (also when its hot a half pint of spanish lager which is half froth is gone in seconds!)
Would we return here?, certainly along this stretch of coastline, the connecting train service is excellent and the area is generally nice with a lovely clean beach and the hotel, yes i think we would if the price (there it is again) was right.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Howard,

Thanks for your comments about Hotel Royal Costa. As mention in your review the location of the hotel, despite being in a quiet area of ​​Torremolinos are right next to the train station. Cleanliness is a key factor in our hotel as well as the food. Thank you for valuing the variety we offer in our buffet. We will take note of your comments.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is the first time I have ever left feedback but peoples moans and groans about this hotel have got right on my nerves.
This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel and you get what you pay for. If you want a four star hotel then pay for it. If you want pie and mash or roast dinners stay in England. . Salad was probably a bit of a shock to the system If you want karaoke and naff entertainers stay in England and go for a night out at your local working mans club or go to Butlins.Why we are on the subject of Butlins the reviewer who said the hotel had a bad atmosphere and was like Butlins was clearly hallucinating where they got there or they were suffering from sun stroke.!!.They have obviously never been to Butlins because it is nothing like Butlins .

The hotel did not have a bad atmosphere everyone we met were friendly. You have to make the effort in life to chat to people but then you do have to have some social skills to be able to interact with people.

As for hotel being in an housing estate I don't now where they live but do they have housing estates where they live with beautiful Spanish villas and orange trees within them.

Off the beaten track well a 5 min walk to the train station which takes you to lots of places and very cheap , and a 15 min walk to a lovely beach with bars, is hardly off the beaten track and a long walk unless you are used to driving everywhere. But then it maybe be an effort for some people to get their backsides off their sunbeds and do some walking, but I do understand by observing some of the hotel visitors this was possibly too much effort .Exercise what is that?

Entertainment get some intelligence and imagination and make your own.

I would agree that the hotel has nothing to offer for children having been abroad many times in the past with young children. But I would have done my research properly before booking the hotel.
Also do your research it clearly states LOS ALMOS

I have stayed in four star hotels and of course they are better. As I said you get what you pay for this hotel is fine for what you pay for. You cannot expect to stay at a top of the range hotel for the amount you pay to stay at Royal Costa.

Before you book a hotel do your research and perhaps you will need to spend a bit more money rather than expecting something for nothing. Champagne tastes lemonade money comes to mind

This is a nice quiet clean hotel. If you want a noisy entertainment filled chavvy holiday with plenty of pie and chips and mushy peas and you don't want to get your backside of your sunbed and actually do some walking DONT STAY HERE
Lastly stop moaning and get a life. Life is what you make it!!! AND YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We have just returned from a week's break at this hotel. We went as a group of 7 adults and would not use this hotel again. Yes it was clean but that was the only good review I would give it. The food is very basic the same thing every day, we went half board and only eat there for 2 evenings. We were told it was in torremolinos but was 2stops out on the train from there. The Hotel pool bar was closed on our 2nd day and not reopened, queue everyday at the bar for a drink etc normally only one member of staff on at a time, no snacks available to half board residents, so where we're you meant to get food when you are out in a residential area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Customer,

We deeply regret not meeting your expectations during your stay. Thank you for rating the cleanliness of our facility, look very carefully. We will take note of all your suggestions. The accommodation is located in Torremolinos, but not in the center. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Staffs, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We are a well travelled couple and have stayed in many 3 star hotels.
Honest opinion of the Royal Costa .... immaculately clean throughout, nice size room overlooking the pool. Check in straight forward and found most of the staff pleasant
Food ,,,, although not the widest choice we have experienced there was still enough to satisfy, yes there was pork on most days but there was also chicken, fish, pasta, salads etc. Did not find a problem with it at all, maybe as per usual case the moaners are those paying 3 star prices but expecting 5 star cuisine. Regards the negative comments about distance into Torremolinos... may suggest people do their homework before booking it clearly states the area is Los Alamos... train 2 mins walk from hotel regular service into all resorts great value
Lovely pool area with nice gardens but agree main pool very deep not great for kids. All in all had a very pleasant stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Michelle,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Royal Costa for your holiday. We are glad that you are very satisfied with your stay. As your comets Hotel is 2 stops from the center of Torremolinos. We appreciate that our values ​​value. See you at your next holiday on the Costa del Sol and we invite you to follow us on our Facebook page.

Best regards,
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This hotel is advertised as Torremolinos, but in fact it is in Los Almos which is 2 train stops away, or a 45 min-1 hour walk, have just come back,the best thing about it was the Weather,the hotel is very clean, the food is ok if you like pork twice a day every day,rest of food not marvellous,deserts are always the same each day, a choice of some sort of mouse 3 different colours some jelly cake or fresh fruit, never any thing different, all inclusive same every day,the gardens around pool are nice, clean,but nothing going on during the day, not even some music, so if you like some sort of activity hard luck, there is nothing for children, did not even have any ice cream for them,which one parent was very annoyed about and told them so, the evening entertainment, if you can call it that is really rubbish, and the TV, when we asked if we could see the qualifying England Football Match we were told sorry we do not have the channel go into Terremolinosl OMG, hotel reception not very helpfull,when we asked about a bus,s said don,t know, ?.The hotel is also a long walk to the beach approx 15 mins, going under the train station which is next to the hotel.The poolside bar,decided to close up on Monday14t Oct and not reopen.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRoyalCosta, Community Manager at Royal Costa Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Pat,

Thank you for your feedback. We note your feedback to continue to provide quality service to our customers. As for the food, as many customers mentioned in a review, we offer a wide variety of hot and cold dishes. As for the pool bar was closed because we are at the end of the season. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Kind regards,
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This Hotel is 3 star and that is the very best rating that it can be given it is in the middle of a housing estate 2 train stops by the local train ,The line for this train runs directly behind the hotel food is average for this star rating rooms are clean but basic. Key cards open doors to rooms and if you manage to unlock it on your first attempt then your surname must be Houdini. Got conned into going here because we were looking for a cheap holiday, cheap yes but because we had to get the train to anywhere decent it turned out expensive over the week. We travelled with friends and this was their first experience of Spain they say its also going to be their last they were unfortunate to be stuck in a room overlooking the station and railway line Do not pay extra for a sea view because all the sea view rooms overlook the railway and if like them you are light sleepers then you will get very little, they were also pestered by cockroaches. If you are Spanish then this the place to go, because when the evening entertainment is on they hog all the seating and sit the whole evening without drinks stopping all inclusive guests getting a seat the Entertainment is mainly aimed at them also although the entertainment guy Raul does his best. would I go again a big fat NO!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Sistema Iberico 60 | Urbanizacion Los Alamos, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #50 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
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Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Costa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 186
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