Stayed for 6 nights (4-10 October 2013). We arrived after midnight with our daughter (Barnert) and three grandchildren (ages 2, 4 & 12). Had no problem checking into our two all inclusive side-by-side family rooms. The requested baby crib was not in the room, however placing a call to the front desk and the crib was delivered within a short time. We had also requested a snack be made available upon arrival. We were pleased to find both cold and hot food items. Rooms were clean & towels refreshed daily. Like most European hotels u will find a 4-in-one shower gel, soap, shampoo & cream rinse in shower stall. Bring your own if this doesn't work for u. Blow dryer is also available. Family rooms also have small kitchen & fridge & r located on 1st floor. Furniture & TV r dated but functional. Bathroom light over sink is awful - can't use to put on makeup. Only English speaking channels are the BBC, CNN & Sky News. Hotel guests come primarily from England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Germany and Sweden. U will find pork & beans, bangers, mushrooms & potatoes at breakfast along with all types of eggs and bread. Pizza and chicken nuggets for the kids, and several different types of fish, meat, desserts and fruit at each meal. Only problem - queuing up for meals. Servers were pleasant. Having a snack bar next to the pool and all-in option was a good decision for us with the grandchildren who didn't want to leave the pool for lunch. Down side for us. Kids programs ended on 15 Sep. Hotel does not provide beach/pool towels. Also, of note if u want pool chairs under an umbrella - place a towel on chairs when going to breakfast. Re entertainment - magic, acrobatic, juggling and musical Grease. Real downside pool side entertainment ends at 10:30. Bar service slow - only one person working. This hotel has everything for families with young kids and those over 60. Those in between those ages will be happy with the hotel, location, food etc however hotel does not have a lively night life - (during r stay). Cab to or from the airport runs between 18-20 euros - 10 minutes - front desk can arrange for cab. Bus service into Malaga is very reasonable and a must do. I would recommend this hotel. BTW - Wi-Fi is not free any where in hotel. 5 Euros @ day or 20 euros a week. Very slow - should be free for all-in guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol by Melia present Sol Príncipe Hotel, is located in Torremolinos (Malaga) right on the beachfront with direct access to the promenade, to the beautiful Playamar Beach and numerous bars (typical restaurants on the sand) specialized in "fried fish." 27,000 m2 of facilities make Sol Principe a spectacular hotel with day and night activities for children and adults; ideal for family vacations. The rooms of different categories with magnificent views of the sea or to the Spectacular Caribbean lagoon-style swimming pool surrounded by exotic gardens. Air conditioning, LCD TV 43", Safe (*), Mini fridge, hairdryer and a large furnished terrace (table / chairs); 4 swimming pools for adults (1 indoor) and 1 for children, Solarium and hammocks; different dining spaces, beauty salon; Wireless internet access (free) throughout the hotel, fitness, live music. also has 14 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 750 people. (*). Adapted for disabled guests, private car park (*). (*) With charge ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Principe Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Sol Principe Hotel
- Hotel Sol Principe