Just returned from the hotel with my wife 28th March - 4th April.Flights were good as Thompson usually are.Bus transfer to and from hotel good aswell.As we in are 30s noticed most of the other passengers were retired and were heading out for 2-3 weeks,didnt bother us as we are not party animals anymore ourselves.We have been there and done that.Arrival at the hotel,we were not greeted with complimentary drinks as other guests have stated.But noticed some guests did receive throughout the week when we were passing through the reception area.Reception staff were rather grumpy aswell,but we were dealt with quickly and soon in our room.Note - a safe key was given too us but we were not told the cost.In which you pay for at the end of your stay.It was 13.30 euro for the week.They put us a small cold buffet on the first night because we arrived after 9pm.Bread,ham.cheese,water etc.Which we thought was rather nice.Our room was Number 507 which was large,modern with balcony.Excellent to sit on the balcony from 3pm-7pm it was a right good sun trap.Because other areas of the hotel did not get much sun on them,so we was rather lucky.Rooms were cleaned very well daily and well looked after.We chose the later sitting for our evening meal which was 8.15pm,the earlier one was 6.30pm.You are allocated a table number on your first night in the restaurant unknowing to us,but we was not greeted by the restaurant manager so we sat at a free table.After approx 15mins the manager came over with an English couple and he was very abrupt saying we were sat in someone elses table and made a big issue of it,the English couple were absolutely fine about it.We stated that it was our first night in the restaurant and we was not aware of this and if he did is job properly he would have been waiting for us on arrival to take us to our seats,anyway after 5 mins it was all sorted and we were given a table number for the remaining week,but we reported this to our Thompson rep as he treated us like children.All the other restaurant staff are lovely and work very hard,nothing is too much trouble for them.My opinion of the food was rather good,plenty of choice,but with my wife being vegetarian she did struggle most evenings,as it was pasta/vegetables thats it really.Some of the other guests were very ignorant,and dont know what a queue is,so be aware.Wine list in restaurant is very expensive.The hotel location is the key too this hotel thats why its rated so highly on here.20 mins walk too the main shopping area,and 15mins walk to the lovely Benalmadena Marina,and a couple of strides and you are on the beach.The promenade which runs for miles along the sea front is kept immaculate and cleaned several times daily,the bars along the prom are great aswell especially if you like people watching.The pool area is very nice,but very busy.Think you might struggle for sun beds in the summer months.A visit to Mijas is a must aswell,50 mins by bus which we caught near the Mcdonalds.1.35 euro each way per person.Mijas is all untouched,great views,flamenco dancers in the square area.Donkey and horse a cart trips around the town are available.A visit to Sealife and the cable cars are also a must,something too do most days which we liked about the area,as this was our first visit to Southern Spain.Hotel bar prices are rather expensive,but not too worry if you walk over the road just outside the entrance too the hotel you will find a bar called 'Mirage' which is run by Mick and Debbie from Preston they are lovely people and looked after us fantastically all week,and a pint of san miguel is only 1.50 euro.Their food is also very good and at very good prices.If you do go in mention Matt and Lisa from Worksop for us.So if you want a quiet drink at good prices this is the place too be.Bars around the marina are also very expensive.We will return to the area again,might not be in this hotel.But we had a fabulous week,got some lovely weather and met some very nice people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located 2 km from Torremolinos* 3-storey and 7-storey buildings* 2,500 garden* Separated from beach only by the beachfront promenade* 700 m from Puerto Marina* 700 m from various shops* 8 km from the Malaga airport* 100 m from a bus stop ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Nautilus Torremolinos
- Riu Nautilus Hotel Torremolinos
- Hotel Riu Nautilus Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain