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Hostal Italia
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   C. de la Cruz 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Fuengirola B&B and Inns
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“Exceptional value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We chose this hotel ahead of two others from the reviews on trip advisor.
So, does it live up to the extremely good reviews on this site? Well, yes it does.
It scores very highly in three key areas, location, cleanliness and price. Added to this, it is very quiet even though it's sat right in the heart of the restaurant/bar district of Fuengirola. This is due to the double sets of double glazed patio doors to the balcony.
There is no pool, but there is a private sun terrace with 6 or 7 beds and a couple of patio tables with chairs. This area gets the sun from the afternoon right through to sunset and gets very hot.
The family who run this hotel are very welcoming and bend over backwards to ensure you get the most from your stay.
The location is close to the beach, and fish alley, where you'll find loads of restaurants catering for many different tastes. Also close by is one of Fuengirola's main squares. Just off this square are many local Tapas bars where you can get Tapas for around 1.8 euros each. The bus and train stations are also only a short walk away, as is the main shopping area
If you want a hotel with amenities such as a lounge bar, restaurants etc. then this is not for you, but if you want an extremely good value, clean, well run hotel with a comfortable bed, ensuite shower and bath, air con and free safe for your valuables, then look no further.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Hostal Italia with my 8 year old daughter after we were unable to stay in the apartment we had booked and I'm so glad that we did. The hotel had everything that we needed for the 10 night stay, it was spotlessly clean with new towels each day and the staff were exceptionally friendly (especially Lola, who was always so friendly and welcoming).

The hotel has a gorgeous sun terrace which was hardly ever used and there were washing lines on the roof where we hung our towels out to dry over night. We had to change rooms for the very last night of our stay due to the lateness of our booking but both rooms were bright and airy with lovely air conditioning and shutters which kept light to a minimum. There was also extra glazing in the room that was next to the street and we can honestly say we weren't disturbed by any outside noise.

The location of the hotel just couldn't have been any better, it was a stones throw from the beach, restaurants, bars and the harbour and situated just around the corner from the Plaza de la Constitution.

We can't recommend this hotel highly enough and we are already planning our return trip next year.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I really don't have anything bad to say about this gem of a guest house!!
It is in a superb location - central Fuengirola. Directly behind the port, maybe 50 metres to the beach. It's on a little side street near one of the town's cafe squares - lovely place to get food /7 drink :)
It's easy to find from the train or bus station & is an easy walk with luggage.
The guest house is family run & spotlessly clean. The rooms are average in size, but have lovely spacious bathrooms & full air-conditioning. There is a bar & 24hour reception. My friend & I didn't have breakfast, but everything looked lovely.
I would recommend this hotel to families & couples. It is not noisy as the patio doors are double, double glazed so you can remove the noise from the streets below.
All in all a total gem of a place :)

Room Tip: We were both on the 2nd floor & our rooms were lovely. 202 & 212.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We picked this hotel for its location close to the Plaza de la Constitution and the boulevard.
What a pleasant surprise! A little family run hotel with absolutely lovely people.
The room was good size and cleaned every day. Good A/C and bathroom.
They have their own carpark places for Euro 9 per day (Euro 15 in the public parking garage)

Despite its location close to bars, restaurants and the beach it was amazingly quiet in the room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a friendly family-run place to stay in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
There are 40 rooms, many with terrace or balcony, and the hostal is open all year round.
It is a five minute walk from the railway and bus stations and is just off the main square, Plaza Constitution.
There are lots of bars and restaurants close to the hostal, which has been run by the Fernandez family since the 1950's.
From the rooftop sun terrace there are views across the town to the mountains beyond.
It is possible to take a simple breakfast in the hostal bar, or you can choose from dozens of cafes on the promenade, only a couple of hundred metres away.
Take the train direct from Malaga Airport to Fuengirola. Buy tickets from easy to use machines before boarding. The journey takes less than half an hour and is very cheap - two tickets cost 5.20 euros - keep them because you need them to exit the station.
This is a very nice place to stay, but be aware that it is in the heart of town and you might experience some noise from late night revellers. We would happily stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Just came back from a weekend away at Fuengirola, staying in Hostal Italia. Would definitely recommend!
The room was a good size with en suite. Very clean, and cleaned daily. Free air con and mini toiletries. And we had a balcony which was nice. There is also a small sun terrace with tables and chairs.
The staff were incredibly friendly and made us feel at ease.
Location was perfect for us, right along the strip of bars and restaurants, and a very short walk to the beach.
Planning to return in October as had such a lovely time!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel for years and you would not get better service in a 5* hotel, the service is fantastic. It is a Family run hotel and mum & dad are sat in reception also to greet you.
Anyone coming to the Costa Del Sol should come here. Also spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostal Italia

Address: C. de la Cruz 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Fuengirola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Fuengirola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Italia 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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