Just stayed here for one week, I would go back BUT it is not, as other have also said , up to the same standards of other RCI places. Saying that, if you get a good deal then its worth it.
LOCATION - 3 stops on the train from the airport door to (almost) door. Excellent train service linking areas of malaga and torremolinos,quick cheap. la colina to the east of torremolinos itself, in a residential area, no clubs and pubs playing music. nighttime noise is just from some passing traffic, wildlife, and rubbish trucks. being so close to the airport you can watch the planes pass by landing from the balcony, you can hear them a little but they are by no means a noise problem. i have stayed near heathrow and its NOTHING like the flight path there! people talk in here about the location on a hill. Its actually on a gentle slope that is not an issue , and I HATE hills! be sensible about the times of day you are out obviosuly at 12midday the hill is going to seem like a mountain! otherwise its a gentle slop levelling out near the beach.10 mins to walk to the beach on a straght road lined with trees. train is 5 mins walk and once you have been once you can find a shortcut down some steps.trains come every half hour both directions. ticket bought at machine on platform, easy to understand, zone system. torremolinos downtown one stop so 5mins on train. large towerblock nearby on ground floor shops for food /toothpaste etc and 2 restaurents both tried and tested . esp the vietnamese is excellent.
BUILDING, reception, corridors and stairs clean fresh and well painted/decorated. flat spacious, entrance hall, bedroom with 2 singles ( because of heat boyfriend and I didnt mind) built in wardrobe , chest of d and a safe hair dryer. large balcony. ensuite bathroom ( only bathroom in the flat - maybe imortant if sleeping 2plus/ not family. kitchen, well designd 4 space - cupboards tired need replaced, pots too. fridge and icebox fine. micro fine too. bread, milk and bad of tea bags, coffee sachets and marg supplied free. large cool pantry store off kitchen. mop/ironing board ( on holiday!!) and clothes drying hanger. living room well decorated - 4chairs and table, sofa (bed) single sofa chair, coffee table, balcony 4 plastic chairs /table. small tv...really tiny like maybe 12inches.! cleaner came in on the wed of the week stay, changed beds and towels ( which are provided) , wasked floors and cleaned bathroom.because of the small hill there is a lovely breeze which come throught he apartment, we had all the windows open 24hrs aday. View to the south east - accross towards malaga. Sea view from both balconies.neighbouring buildings close but didnt feel overlooked.
games room - ping pong and table football.no darts for the dart board. Sauna was shut, didnt need it anyway! bar - run by a quiet british couple. speak spanish and english. worth going for happy hour 4-5 but a bit pricey otherwise. serve food all day, again not bad food but a bit expensive and slow.pool table in bar. large sports tv. bar terrace next to pool and sunloungers. lovely gardens, well maintained and full of flowers. pool is not huge but it is big enough. smaller square kids pool and a outside jacuzzi too. pool could have been cleaner and were some tiles missing too but didnt put me off smwimming so it wasnt that dirty. just things from the garden foating..nothing more sinister! sun loungers very good - in a large grassy area enough loungers for anyone who wanted, put them where you want, under mature trees, or half a dozen large umbrellas screwed into the ground. bar tables too for your drinks. toliet and a shower inside nearby.
staff - reception, not manned for many hours but any problems ( the safe broke) we sorted asap and very friendly. spoke english very well.wifi in reception and bar only but could get it to work. small supplies shop in bar also but didnt look at it. you have to pay for electricity upfont and they give back the money you dont use. we used 20.00 in a week ...?
enjoyed our stay, not like other resorts BUT location was good, quiet and small. no entertainment - but didnt want it anyway. near enough to torremolinos but peaceful location.need a but more TLC esp the kitchen and a bigger tv. great holiday though.
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