on an irish music and dance festival with 700 people. i bet the hotel were glad when we had all gone. all rules were broken for the 10 days. pool towels were given out freely, pool chairs were moved indoors on an evening. music till 3am in the foyer. we were just above but were so tired it did not bother us.
in the restaurant people were allowed to drink their own water and lots ordered a jug of tap water, but we stuck to the bottled water.
well now to the "ears".
at dinner i reached for a piece of pork and was shocked to find the pigs ear was still attached to the piece of meat. well we knew what cut of meat it was and absolutely no meat on a head!! it was a dogs dinner.
chicken wings with hardly any meat on.
this was oxtail and again hardly any meat on.
this was all on the same nights dinner.
i have to say though that most nights the dinner wasnt bad at all.
paella every night, langostines we had many times and cold rice pudding, all my favourites.
always 2 kinds of potatoes, chips and lyonaisse, jacket potatoes, mash, roast.
breakfast you could have an omelette made to order but there never was scrambled egg and no english sausages. the bacon had bones in it.
chocolate fountain and champange every morning.
the reastaurant is lovely with sea views and tablecloths (some hotels don't) and had an escalator up from the foyer.
we used this every time as we enjoyed the fun of it and rode it down when we could.
apparently people have fallen down the steps and they were quite steep as were the steps down from the foyer to the conference rooms where the irish dancing was held.
why could they not install an up and down escalator for the disabled or a special lift that actually went right down to the bottom.)
the foyer is like a museum. all kinds of treasure chests and antiques and a large carriage minus the horses and an old confession box.
we paid extra £10 per night per person for a superiour/ seaview room and had a lovely double bed which was a dunlpillo foam. it felt firm but it was fantastic or were we so tired we could have slept on anything after all the days dancing?
the bedroom was large.
we did not have a full length mirror and apparantly only suites have one. well the hotel needs to understand that a full length mirror is not a luxury it is a neccesity.
we had tissues provided but they were stiff like wallpaper!!
the furniture in the bedroom wasn't antique, more old brown 1940's. not to my taste and there was a huge treasure chest!!!
the wardrobe rail was 7 feet high.why? spanish people are quite small so why put it so high??
i had to stand on tip toe and then it was a stretch and i am 5ft 4. at first we could hardly see into the wardrobe as it was round the corner from the patio door and then after 3 days i realized that we had a spotlight that was broken above. asked the maid but nothing was done. so asked reception and they replaced it and also one side of the patio door wouldnt lock and as we were near the fire exit we thought we were a bit vunrable but that got fixed too.
oh and a static shower head( no shower flex.) i don't like them but at least we had a a bidet.
as the last reviewer said, they put a security guard on near the entrance and pool but i had a sunbed in view of him and he did not check anyone coming in and there were plenty without our green wristbands coming in.
in fact i was challenged by 2 different couples about going through the prom gate.
that was good and we all had our green wristbands on, but there were other people in the hotel that were not with the irish party and so had no wristbands on.
the spa (indoor pool and jacuzzi )was lovely and free but a lady told me she went for a facial and had her credit cards stolen out of her handbag.
the gardens are very lovely with some nice armchairs under the veranda.
but would i go back? probably not, i will try somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A superior 4 star Hotel where the functional distribution of its spaces, with the sea as its protagonist, the decoration, with its strong personality, have all come together to give you an elegant, classical and functional Mediterranean Hotel. Located on the seafront, MS Amaragua looks out directly on to the Mediterranean and the pedestrian promenade of the traditional, infamous neighbourhood of the Carihuela, where the cultural cuisine of Pescaito frito (little fried fish) reaches its maximum expression. Only a couple of minutes walk away is the famous Benalmádena Marina, Puerto Marina. We have 275 rooms; of these 2 are luxury suites, 8 suites, 6 junior suites and 12 superior doubles. Restaurant, snack bar, swimming pool, lobby bar, conference and conventions halls, parking with 217 spaces, big outside swimming pool for adults and children, ample sun terrace, beach with direct access from the Hotel and the spa & fitness centre. 24 hour reception, press, left luggage, bellboy, room service, laundry service and rental service of bicycles, cars and motorbikes. CATERING To start the day, the Hotels restaurant, offers a complete and varied breakfast buffet with panoramic views of the Mediterranean . Enjoy the luminosity and relaxation at the swimming pool Bar La Ola, where Mediterranean cooking fuses with local cuisine and the after dinner drinks at sunset.Mens sana in corpore sano in the Health and Beauty Centre (SPA & Beauty Farm) the Hotel has at your service. The Hotel has on offer for its clients, an indoor climate controlled swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, gym, massages and an ample array of aesthetic treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amaragua Hotel Torremolinos
- SENTIDO Amaragua Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain