I read previous reviews of this hotel and had reservations about coming, but due to the fact that we booked late we were limited to hotels we could book in our price range.
I followed suggestions and requested that the hotel put us in a room on the top floor away from noise to make sure we would not encounter any cockroaches or traffic noise. That was the best thing we could have done. Our room was great, it was very clean....and we did not see one cockroach in our room. We were also overlooking a small square and to the right was the main pool but trees provided a sound barrier.
If the hotel updated their rooms they could be something special. The property grounds were absolutely beautiful. There are lots of wildlife and insects due to the gardens and I think that is the reason for so many encounters with cockroaches ...I saw people on the first floors leaving their doors open, and I saw two cockroaches on the road ouside of the hotel so I can see how they could get into the rooms.
We stayed at the beginning of July for 5 days and it was extremely busy...if you wanted a bed by the pool you had to put a towel on it early at like 8 am to save the seat. But we went to the beach nearby and enjoyed that way more, it was less crowded and a 5 to 10 minute walk from the hotel. What was nice is you got a discount for the beds on the beach for staying at the hotel at 5 euros per person. You also get to order drinks from the Blue Bay beach club which the staff brought to you on the beach which was very nice.
Service at the hotel was fine, the issue is the hotel is so crowded that the staff is overworked, but even the staff helping with breakfast kept a smile although it was so many people to serve and they workin hard to keep up with all the people. We had breakfast included...there were many choices from fruit to eggs to bacon and sausage, but the quality was not good, although the food was edible. I would not eat all inclusive its just too many people and the food was not good enough. We enjoyed all of the other choices of great restaurants in Puerto Banus and Marbella.
Puerto Banus was about a 20 minute walk away and there is plenty to do there. There is a great cocktail bar there (havana club). Or you can walk in hour (or take a car, like we did) to Marbellas ports and beaches, food there is less expensive and there are more choices. If you get the chance go to Da Brunos, there is one on the boardwalk and another on the golden mile (which is even better) the food is absolutely delicious and reasonable priced and next door is a great wok place with a buffet for 15 euros per peron and they will make the food for your fresh.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rincon Andaluz
- Rincon Andaluz Marbella
- Riu Rincon Andaluz
- Rincon Andaluz Hotel