I guess, when doing reviews like this, one must always weigh the accommodation against the price paid and to be fair, I've paid more to stay in places that don't match up to this.
Studio rooms were booked via booking.com for under €50 per night. The group was a touring rugby team.
On arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly member of staff who was happy to check us in early. Check-in was easy and very quick.
My room on the fourth floor was small. Two single beds occupied one side of the room and a convertible sofa-bed the other. Right next to the sofabed was a tiny kitchenette concealed by a sliding door. The kitchenette is sparsly equipped. Not a major problem for the type of trip we were on - cooking is a very low priority on occasions such as this! The fridge was tiny, not much bigger than those mini-fridges one can get for a table-top. The door of the fridge was missing a hinge and when I opened it, the door fell away from the rest of the unit. In fairness to the front-desk, we reported it as we went out for lunch and it was replaced by the time we returned.
The bathroom was large in proportion to the rest of the room and contained a bath and a separate shower unit. The shower was powerful and plenty of hot water.
A mop, brush and dustpan were also provided and while we had no need of them, they do come in handy should there be spillages/breakages.
The balcony was tiny, with barely enough room for the table and two chairs on it. The view from the room was pretty good, looking over the pool and down towards the end of the beach.
Rooms were cramped with just two in them, so having a third in the room (studios here were advertised for up to three guests), makes things extremely tight. We opened out the sofa-bed to see and having done so had very restricted access to the kitchenette or the wardrobe alongside.
The location is pretty good. It's only a couple of minutes walk to a bewildering selection of bars and restaurants, about 600m to the train station. To get to the beach, there's a private stairway, which is locked in the evenings, so if you discover it to be closed, you've a treck back. I believe there is a lift up also and a key for that is available from reception with a deposit.
Breakfast is available for €5.90 each morning. Best not bother. With the exception of pastries and fruits, I found most of the food and drinks to be pretty poor quality, although the selection is huge!
Would I stay here again? Yes, it's exceptional value for money, however Torremolinos isn't my cup of tea. I could imagine it being hellish in the high-season trying to navigate narrow pathways and crowded plazas, however at this time of year when it's nice and quiet, it's a nice enough place to be.
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