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Sol Timor Apartamentos
Ranked #16 of 72 Hotels in Torremolinos
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“will never stay anywhere else”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just back on 2nd October , 4TH visit and just love this place, From A First Class Manager and top class staff that are so friendly happy to help, Rooms are all you need for a holiday , AND HALF BOARD IS THE BEST WAY,esp when cooking all year round and not having to worry about money for food or goin shoppin, there is a Lidl very close and has everything you need if you do wish to cook and shops are all around the place , BEACH TOP CLASS, and just out the gate of the hotel , I was with friends for my first week and family my second week, Just cant wait to book again , once you go you ll never go anywhere else, Entertainment is fantastic for children all day and great music and live music at nite ,and if you young and want to party 24 hr square is a walk away .

Room Tip: block 2 is were i would stay, but if ur not happy the staff are always there to help, and help they...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Once again a brilliant apartment with glorious views in a fantastic area close to all the restaurants and bars and the lovely marina. My husband and i stayed in a private rented studio which was on the 7th floor with a perfect sea view. Lovely studio well equipped very clean and comfortable. The staff from the hotel were friendly and helpful and the owner of the flat was a star!!! who attended to our every needs. This is the fourth time we have stayed in this appartment and i would highly recommend Timor Sol to all.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed here for 8 day's with friend's. We had a second floor appartment with fantastic view's of The Med and Benalmedina Harbour. Accommodation is basic, but adequate for our need's. the air-con was excellent. I found the bed and pillow to be very hard, but that is an individual thing. The appartment was serviced alternate day's and reasonable quality towel's changed 3 time's. There was one Cucaracha, which was dealt with very quickly by the staff. All the staff were very helpful. We did try the restaurant once, it was ok, but nothing special. The area is full of restaurant's , bar's and cafe's, the choice is endless. The pool area is in a spacious garden, a charge is made for the sun lounger's, some of them were very uncomfortable and needed replacing. I would stay there again if I return to the area.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Francisco S, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Timor Apartamentos, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your opinions regarding your recent stay with us. We are very pleased indeed that your first visit with us was enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights with my husband and 3 yr old son. The hotel is marvellous from outside in terms of look and size, the reception and common area excellent just like in the pictures. So we assumed it was worth the long 25min cab drive from the railway station. The appt was the most disgusting place we had to live in. Please look at the picture I uploaded just to see what a pathetic room it was. It was a studio the kitchen area is literlly 2feet in length with a tiny wash basin 2 burner cooking stove and some basic vessels. The furniture could surely have been from the 18th century, really old outaged and bad as seen in picture. Eveything was shaky. The cupboard was the worst, dusty and with small drawers and a safe in it, we were so scared to open thinking there would be mice. So there was no place to keep our clothes and we just wore things from our suitcases that we had no option but to keep it on the chairs avililable in the room. We asked for a child cot as they gave us two separate beds instead of a king/ queen bed. We were shoked to see the baby cot arrive. It was in metal like they have in war camp hospitals with a horrible matteres and no cushion to protect a child sleeping in it as the cot is with metal rods. You can have a look at it in the picture. yes they actually gave that to us!!! The proximity to the sea was the only thing that kept us hanging on to complete a torturous 2 night stay. So please dont go by the pictures which only show the outside huge buildings of the hotel and the swimming pool, and the sea view from appt picture that made me book this place. What we got was one on the first floor facing the road even though I booked the place 5months before our stay and had requested for appt on the top most floor with sea view. We could not get in communication with the hotel to confirm our requests as no one replied to emails or the telephone went to only the booking desk. The Appt are really pathetic and bad. Most disgusting stay we ever had!!!! very very disappointed

Room Tip: perhaps the hotel has new and better appts in the new building but at time of booking you dont know...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Francisco S, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Timor Apartamentos, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you very much to share your opinion with us.

We regret to hear that our hotel did not reached your expectations, even that you think that our hotel did not reached what is supposed to find on a apartment.
We want to give you our sincerest apologies for the inconveniences caused and we would like to inform you that we also have bigger and newer apartments with one and two bedrooms where you could have been more confortable.
Maybe when you visit one hotel you could ask what kind of facilities have, as we are a holiday apartments, and we do not have the same facilities than hotel.
We invite you to compare different hotels visiting www.melia.com.
We remain at your completely disposal, and we want to thank you again for your comments, they made us to be more severe with ourselves.

Regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is the third time in 12 months my wife and i have stayed in these apartments. We stayed in a studio which is basic but does everything we need it for ie shower and sleep. we were in the main building overlooking the pool and had great views of the sea and marina.Only minor complaint would be the fact there is no electric kettle so in a morning the kettle takes ages to boil and is noisy (would have thought it would be cheaper to boil water from an electric kettle rather than the 10mins it takes on the hob) aside from that tiny niggle i would have no hesitation recommending these apartments and look forward to returning next year hopefully to an electric kettle.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francisco S, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Timor Apartamentos, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for all your comments which are really appreciated.
We are delighted that we were able to help and we will try the best for you if you decide to visit us when you come back to Torremolinos.

Regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night break at this hotel, we had a studio apartment which overlooked the sea, pool and marina. There is nothing at all wrong with these apartments, for those of you who expect 5 star and ultra modern, then pay the extra several hundred pounds and book a different hotel, this hotel is great value for money and has everything you could ask for. We arrived several hours before check in, but we were given a room straight away, reception staff were very polite and helpful. The room was spotlessly clean and was plenty big enough for 2 people. We loved sitting on the balcony in the morning overlooking the sea, the view was stunning. We had a kitchenette although we didn't use this ( after all, who goes on holiday to cook ? ) we ate out in the many restaurants surrounding the hotel. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francisco S, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Timor Apartamentos, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear guest,

Many thanks for such a complete write-up regarding your stay with us.
We are so motivated when we hear that a guest has a faultless stay with.

We look forward to your next visit soon.

Regards,
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Spent 10 days at Sol Timor in September. Had a 7th floor studio. Was big enough as we were just in room to sleep and get changed. Balcony overlooked pool, sea and marina - great view!!!!
Staff very friendly and helpful. Arrived early and we got our room straight away. Pool area is big with plenty of sunbeds - so no need to get at 6am to get one. People complained about having to pay for sunbed - but I was aware of this before I booked and didn't mind.2.5 euro is cheaper than at beach and have also had to pay more at other apartments in Torremolinos. Beach just across walk-way at the back of apartments. Plenty of eating places for all budgets - try Larry's - excellent tapas!!!!
Bring a travel kettle with you if, like me, you make your own coffee in morning.
Would I return - for sure. Hope to return next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francisco S, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Timor Apartamentos, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to write and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
We certainly like to think that there is something for everyone here and it's really good to hear that we get things just right.
Your kind comments regarding our Trip Advisor award makes us especially proud of our personnel and hotel.
Thank you once again and we hope to be able to welcome you again in the very near future.

Regards,
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Property: Sol Timor Apartamentos
Address: Salvador Allende 51, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sol Timor Apartamentos 3*
Number of rooms: 341
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sol by Melia present Sol Timor, located right next to the promenade, with direct access to the fabulous Carihuela Beach, close to the leisure area of Puerto Marina and numerous “Chiringuitos” (typical restaurants on the sand) specialized in “pescaíto frito” (fried fish). The bright, spacious and welcoming apartments are fully equipped with kitchen (two electric hobs, fridge, microwave and toaster) and furnished terrace (table / chairs); outdoor pool overlooking the sea and surrounded by gardens; different dining spaces (Restaurant, Beach Bar, Pool Bar and Lounge Bar); free WiFi internet connection in all the hotel; Internet Corner (*); supermarket, two tennis courts (*). The wide and varied activities programme with workshops and leisure activities for adults and children (Parties, musicals, evening shows and live music). 10 minutes from Malaga International Airport and approximately 1:30 hrs. and 2 hrs. from Granada, Cordoba and Seville. (*) With charge ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sol Melia Torremolinos
Timor Sol Apartments
Timor Sol Torremolinos
Sol Timor Hotel
Sol Timor Torremolinos
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