From the roadside this hotel doesn't look to be in a very attractive area, as it is on a busy main road. Also, there is a big metal gate to get into the hotel.
What a pity it looks so unappealing from the outside, because as a place to stay for a couple of nights it does very well indeed. It is really a very very nice place to stay.
Once you pass through the gate, the hotel itself is very welcoming. The hosts go out of their way to be pleasant and helpful, the central courtyard in the hotel is a nice place to spend the early evening - it has some garden furniture, a shady area, lots of plants, and is very quiet. There are also bottled and canned drinks for sale from a machine, a lounge, a room for internet, and if you wanted it you could order drinks etc from room service. The outside walls around the courtyard show a bit of peeling paint, but don't be put off by that. The hotel is very clean and well looked after, it really feels like a family business.
The bed rooms have recently been decorated, and the bathrooms are well appointed and work well. The rooms were nicely and simply furnished, better than basic furnishings, the air conditioning units worked well, and security is good with the card entry system.
The hotel lobby isn't manned all of the time, but there is an entry phone system to enable you to get in touch with the people who run it. Breakfast can be available from the cafe next door - which I did - for under 4 Euros.
The hotel is one block back from la carihuela which is the prettier part of Torremolinos, more of a fishing village feel, with lots of bars and decent restaurants with fish specialities. The bakery, La Tahoma de Torremolinos in La Carihuela provides good snacks throughout the day as well.
So, I wouldnt say this was a place for longer than a week - but for a few days, or for a couple without children, this would be superb. Most of the guests were the kind of people who like to keep themselves to themselves, and to explore - younger couples and singles - and this place suited us all well.
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