Whatever you do, do NOT stay at the AMARAGUA in Torremolinos!. The airconditions do not work, the rooms are miniscule and the food is inedible. You can only drink a beverage that they sell at exhorbatant prices.
We went to the lake and wanted a safe place to just spend a nice afternoon, we liked the private parking lot on this hotel, as we were driving a rental mitsubishi l200 that was pretty flash. bottom line, when we went for a boat ride the grounds keeper broke into the truck by putting a flat screwdriver on the key hole, stole out GPS and some Ray Bans, when we asked him what happened, he said he didn't know he was out mowing the grass, but he had a smirk on his face, and another of his friends pretty serious standing by him. we felt threatened so we took our loses & left.
We wanted to go to Lago de Coatepeque and looked for a hotel. We found hotel Torremolinos. It is located just next to the lake with access to the lake so we decided to stay. Unfortunately, we booked for two nights. We found out that the view was the only good thing about the hotel. The rooms are not very clean, the electric shower started smoking after some minutes and breakfast was ininspired. But the most anoying was the lack of service and hospitality. At first we were the only guests, but the personnel seemed more anoyed than happy we were there. We didn't trust the food so we went to the restaurant left of the hotel. The food there was actually good and cheap. Especially the grilled fresh fish is great. But for the hotel, safe yourself $35 and go somewhere else.
Room old, not charming, dirty. Bed unbelievably uncomfortable. Staff was not welcoming and did not even get our kind question to remove spider webs from our room. Never ever swim in the pool - more than dirty! Worst hotel we had on our journey through centralamerica. We fled after one night.
It really wasn't anything special, but we felt safe there since they lock up the place from the road. Rooms weren't that great, but they had TV's in there. The place was pretty empty when we were there. Not a lot of other food options nearby. It did the job, and I think the amount of places to stay on the lake are somewhat limited since a lot of them seem to be private residences. The road to get there is terrible. Not a bad place to stay if you keep your expectations low.