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“Good location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Califa Hotel I

Califa Hotel I
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Califa Hotel I
C/ Cruz 20, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #72 of 74 hotels in Torremolinos
Finland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

The hotel is situaded in the center of torremolinos and only a 10min walk from the beach. The hotel is old and in need of a renovation but very clean. The pool area is not very big but for a quick dip perfect. If your not planning on spending much time at the hotel then this would be a good choise.
Very bad beds, the matresses needs to be changed.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

me and a friend booked this hotel online expecting it to be everything it said to be... got there it was NOTHING like it! had no air con in mid august!! was dieing! the food was complete **** cost 16 euros per meal!! so we moved on to restaurants for the rest of our stay another thing was that we were the only people that could speak english there was rude staff who could only speak spanish! and as for the pool! it was nothing nice!
we were really really dissapointed with this hotel!
i strongly advice u to never ever stay here..
the sea front has some nice hotels but this looks like something ul find in a really run down country nothing was good about this u even had to pay for the remote control for the broken tv!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

me and my girlfriend stayed here for a week. It was the worst week of our lives. The hotel was allocate on arrival - we did not chose the hotel!!!

As soon as we entered the hotel we realised it was definately not a 3* hotel. No air con, the staff spoke very little English and the rooms were tiny and not the cleanest!!!

The air con was at dictated times which never made sense and the noise off the system was enough to keep you awake. Various things in the room were broke (shower, toilet, door handle!!). The view was of a horrible building with locals making a lot of noise all night!! The pool was filled with junk (plasters, leaves, general dirt) and didnt appear safe at all. There were about 3 sun loungers.

The hotel food was really low quality, cold and disgusting!! we were half board and ate there once and then had to eat out!

There was no English in the hotel, mainly Spanish who just go for really cheap rubbish hotels!!

The area of the hotel in Torremolinos seemed like a third world country. I have seen cleaner streets in down town Baghdad. If you walked down to the coast it was nicer but the hotel location was unsuitable as surrounded by local run down flats!!

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone!! I would say if you go to Torremolinos make sure you stay in a beach front hotel!! NOT Califa!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

This place is awful nothing good to say about it! Broken shower was never fixed, replacement keys not available, air-con sounds like planes taking of! Piles and Piles of dirty laundry in reception. Breakfast - Off milk and 6 month old cereal.The swimming pool resembles a bird bath. Evening entertainment - CD on a loop (awful Spanish pop music) This place could do with a good.... Bulldozing.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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harrow
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

NEVER NEVER NEVER Stay at this hotel unless you are absolutley forced to. It is a hell hole. As one spanish cab driver who picked me up from here said, "it is hotel big [--]*.
The rooms are like prisons, the air con doesnt work, and my balcony view was one of a 1970s delapidated noisy generator. There are approximatley 5 sun loungers to every 1000 guests and the bar opens for about 10 mins each day. There are no English speaking guests either and you very quickly work out why. I truly felt like I was on a set for "Fawlty Towers, does Spain"and that is being very generous. I truly doubt a film crew would touch this place with a barge pole unless it was filming "prisoner cell block H2.
A true horror to be avoided at all costs, so awful it has put me off Spain forever.......

  • Liked — checking out
  • Disliked — checking in
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Torremolinos, Spain
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

We live near Torrie, and some friends booked 3 nights in here, albeit at a low price. Still a waste of money, they had to be moved after one night. The whole complex is VERY dated, the sort of thing Torrie Council have been trying, mostly successfully, to eliminate over the past 10 years. Room tiny, aircon, not working, food - literally - inedible.

Summa Hotels should be ashamed of themselves and Torrie Council should order the whole complex's immediate demolition. At least that would mean the roaches would have to find somewhere else to live.

The one star hostal we moved them to at very short notice was clean, bigger and airconditioned. And cheaper!

WARNING: This complex also masquerades under the name of the Medina Azahar, which is even lower down on Trip Advisor's list.

  • Liked — Leaving it.
  • Disliked — "Food" "Airconditioning"
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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London
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2008

Not a nice hotel, definatly not 3*! Stayed one night before checking out and checking into the sister hotel which was one degree better.
It is quite close to the beach, the food is edible. The pool is unbearable, even to look at. There were no English people at this hotel, all Spanish. You are better off staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2005, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Califa Hotel I

Address: C/ Cruz 20, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 74 hotels in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Califa Hotel Torremolinos
Califa Hotel I Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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