The following comments are based on a 7 night stay during early April by a couple and a family with 2 small children. All in all this hotel certainly has much to commend it. All of the hotel staff we encountered were genuinely nice, extremely helpful and cheerful (which can't be easy given the attitudes of some guests). All areas of the hotel building and its 'sun terraces' are well maintained and very clean. Both the dining room and the reception area are spacious and have an airy and fresh feel to them. The bedrooms are a good size and well appointed. However, both of 'our' bedrooms contained 2 double beds. Whilst this was great for the couple it proved less than ideal for the family with 2 small children. Perhaps naively we just assumed that the family room for 4 would have a double and 2 singles. One of the bedrooms was at the quieter side of the hotel and faced onto a campsite. The other bedroom looked onto the pool. Due to the hotel's location. the poolside balconies benefited from only very modest morning sun. However, the 'campside' balconies had full sun from around midday onwards. IF, when on holiday, you are willing to try something different, the meals really are excellent. The food is hot, well cooked and plentiful and with one exception, we were spoilt for choice. If you expect burger and chips, perhaps you should stay at home. The pool is small and during our stay it benefited from only modest afternoon sunshine. Hence, going 'in' wasn't an option for us which was a big disappointment for the children. As the pool area isn't huge I'm not sure how tolerable it would be during peak times. The hotel has an interesting roof top 'something'. We did visit it in the mornings when it was deserted so we can't comment more but its worth a visit. A programme of evening activities is provided but these started too late to fit into the children's even extended bedtimes. One final comment about the hotel. Normally, once the children are bedded, we tend to sit on the balcony. However, opportunity to do so during this holiday was badly restricted as (apparently) the lighting system serving the balconies wasn't working! Hard to believe that such a well run establishment could adopt such a relaxed attitude to dealing with a simple problem of this kind. Perhaps unkindly I suspect that preventing balcony lighting from being switched on will save the hotel quite a lot of money! If you like to read or play cards etc on the balcony in the evening suggest that you contact the hotel directly to see if they have managed to find a 'sparkie'! Finally, I have to confess that we were not impressed with the resort. The beach looks nice but the sand is very gritty and stoney - so unlikely to be ideal for families with children. In April the whole beach area has a 'closed down' feel to it. The town itself is vibrant with some good shops. I suggest that you don't bother looking for the 'castle' in the middle of the town - that is unless you want a laugh. During our stay we travelled by bus and in some instances an underground train to try to find better beaches for the kids. Not as easy as it sounds. If you decide to do likewise the transport system is excellent and cheap. Confusingly, quite often 2 buses heading for Malaga leave the depot at the same time (or according to the timetable are supposed to). Be warned - ask the driver if the bus is 'directo'. If it is not then the journey will take you at least half an hour longer. After visiting 5 different places in a week we suggest that you take the bus to Malaga then the subway/train to the towns to the west. Some do have nicer sand and busier beach fronts albeit their buildings tend to be even more 'high-rise, sixties concrete' in nature.
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Ranked #75 of 151 Specialty Lodging in Malaga
Price Range: $38 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
- Also Known As:
- Torre Del Mar Malaga, Spain - Costa Del Sol