The rooms at Hostal Castilla are very tiny but they are ok, the usual kind of accomodation you expect in a hostal, nothing flash just functional. Our showers were nice and hot. The location is really excellent, right in between Plaza Mayor and Pueto Del Sol, and they had free wifi in the room, which was great.
HOWEVER.... this would have to be the nosiest place I have EVER stayed. We were there for several nights and had a room near reception and right up until about 4am every night you could hear the doorbell continually buzzing (loudly) for guests to be let in, cleaning going on, sheets being dragged inside by the staff from where they were hung right outside out windows at MIDNIGHT, people talking, banging, singing...all sorts. No-one cared about being quiet even after midnight, 2am, 3am etc and I’m not just talking about the guests. The floors are lino and the walls thin so every sound carries - it sounded like a zoo in there.
Also, we were not overly happy about the security. They ask you to leave your room key hanging up on shelf when you go out of the hostal. Your room numbers are clearly displayed above the keys and they are in reception, not even behind the desk, with full access to anyone who walks in. I refused to leave mine there and one of the ladies got very mad and I just walked out with it and ignored her. I explained several times that I wasn’t going to leave my key in full view and easy access to anyone and she showed me the security cameras which cover the reception and other rooms in the hostal, which supposedly someone is always watching. Well, they are not - we were in reception and the next to the office where the cameras are watched several times and there was no-one around so there was no way I was leaving my key out. It would be far too easy for someone to walk in, grab the key and be in one of the rooms within about 30 seconds. There is no security key required to get into the building during the day and the only requirement to get in at night is to buzz in and they open the door to whoever buzzes. So if you stay there, I would take your key with you. I wasnt too happy with a couple of the staff. Also beware that every time you open your room safe (even if its 5 minutes after you closed it) you need to pay another euro. One euro to open, one to close. Hmm.
The double beds also have one long shared pillow...whats with that??!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Castilla is situated in the centre of Torremolinos, a province of Malaga. We are a small friendly hotel with 16 well equipped rooms. We have a personal friendly approach to the way we treat our. We offer guests comfortable accommodation in a safe location in the centre of the town, just 10 minutes from the beach. There are single, double, triple and family rooms available. All rooms have TV and small breakfast is included. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pension Castilla Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain