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El Velero Apartments
Reviewed September 10, 2011

It is very basic accomodation, but it provides you with everything you need and the price is more than reasonable. Our room was on 7th floor and we had nice sea view from our balcony. The location is very comfortable for the beach and for the town centre too. The staff was nice and friendly, but the night staff did not speak any English. Would recommed and would return.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Apartments strongly advisable because of the quality / price ratio. Nice Room Service at the reception, who was very helpful and honest. Rooms cleaned every two days (including changing towels). Complimentary wireless internet access and a pretty good view from balcony.
Location close to downtown and the beach is about 10-15min walk. Kitchenette equipped with everything you need (fridge, cooker, microwave, coffee maker, crockery and cutlery). A small pool at the hotel is not always in the sun, but enough to cool off and get some tan. Generally speaking: for this price for a family getaway I can confidently recommend this location. This is not a luxury hotel on the beach, but with intensive stay in Andalusia quite enough:) I'm really satisfied!

Apartamenty zdecydowanie godne polecenia ze względu na jakość/cena. Miła całodobowa obsługa w recepcji, która była bardzo pomocna i rzetelna. Pokoje sprzątane co 2 dni (także wymiana ręczników). Na plus warto dodać bezpłatny internet bezprzewodowy i całkiem niezły widok jeśli chodzi o Torremolinos. Blisko do centrum i na plażę ok.10-15min piechotą. Aneks kuchenny wyposażony we wszystko co potrzebne (lodówka, elektryczna kuchenka, kuchenka mikrofalowa, ekspres do kawy, naczynia i sztućce). Basenik przy hotelu mały i nie zawsze na słońcu, ale wystarczający żeby się ochłodzić i trochę opalić. Jednym słowem za taką cenę na wypad rodzinny śmiało można polecać tę lokalizację. Nie jest to luksusowy hotel na plaży, ale przy intensywnym pobycie w Andaluzji zupełnie wystarczy :) Jestem zadowolony!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank ash729
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

Just come back from El Velero apartments and thought I'd write a review as there is a few bad ones.I couldn't really fault the room for what I paid, it was very clean, spacious and well equipped.The kitchen has kettle, toaster, coffee maker,microwave and two electric rings. The freezer easily froze water. There was enough pots and pans if you wanted to cook your own food. The beds were comfortable and had extra pillows if needed.There was plenty of storage and hanging space for clothes.The shower was also very good not a little trickle but quite powerful.I would have preferred to be on bottom level of torremolinos as the walk up and down the steps everyday to the beach is quite exhausting although there is a lift for 50 cents well worth it going back up! You have to go to beach as there is no sun on the pool and its only small.The sunbeds on beach expensive 4.50 euros per bed.All in all enjoyed my stay and thought they were very good two star apartments I've been in 3 and 4 stars that were not as nice as these.The apartments are just a short walk to all the nice shops,bars,cafes and the square.I really don't know what some people want from their accommodation but these are great as a base. How much time do you want to spend in your room, you're on holiday go out and enjoy it !

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

WE spent 15 days in Hotel El Velero in Torremolinos.Everything was great,the manager,all the staff: Vanessa,Yann,Sergio.All of them were great.The room was excellent,the pool is clean and great and the price is so cheap comparing to other hotels.It is a great hotel i highly recommend it :)

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

We just got back from a stay of four nights at El Velero and were very well satisfied. First, the price was exceptional for the value. The equipped kitchens allowed us to cook our own food for some meals. The staff were consistently helpful, patient, and professional, going out of their way to assist us with some health and logistical issues that came up unexpectedly. The rooms were ample for the price, and the balconies had nice views of the swimming pool area in one case and of the sea in the other (we rented two apartments for our group of 10). The location is about a 15 minute walk to the beach, but through areas with interesting restaurants, plazas and shopping. We will definitely want to stay there again when we return to Torremolinos.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank srdshelly3
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Reviewed October 18, 2007

My husband and I have just returned from a holiday in Torremolinos at the El Velero apartments.

We arrived at the apartments on Monday 8th October at approx. 10pm and had no problems checking in and on first inspection of our apartment (Room 101) we were happy with the clean, basic accommodation. As it was dark we were unable to assess the view or anything else.

The following morning when I opened the curtains of the apartment I was disappointed to release that the only view we had was of the back of a modern religious building with a washing machine outside and old gas bottles. There was also no sun on the balcony at anytime throughout the day.

I asked the gentleman on reception if it was possible to change rooms he informed me that all the rooms were taken however over the course of the holiday it was more than apparent that (apart from over the weekend) there was hardly anyone staying there.

We went down to the pool area in the afternoon and decided that we would like to get a drink and something to eat from the bar as the website for the apartments stated there was a bar serving snacks but there was no bar open - we think the bar used to be next to the reception but there was no sign of it now - again a big disappointment to not be able to have a drink whilst lying by the pool - although lying the pool was uncomfortable as there weren't any cushions on the sun beds. The only time we saw cushions on the sun beds is when a Spanish couple were sunbathing but when my husband asked at reception for some he was told 'no' yet we had seen the couple get the cushions from reception and return them there.

We decided to go and try and find the sauna that was mentioned on the website which we located downstairs but this was locked up and there was a message saying to ask for the key from reception which when we tried to do another gentleman at reception did not appear to understand us and eventually we got the impression he just couldn't be bothered so we gave up on this as well.

When I tried to make some toast, the toaster was broken and there was no oven or grill so I was unable to make toast in the morning. The door was broken on the freezer compartment in the fridge so this did not work properly.

On Tuesday evening, I decided to take a shower as the bath was so small it was impossible to have a bath. Half way through the shower the water turned brown with a strange smell. I got out and let the water run for over half an hour before it cleared. This happened 3 times during our stay at the El Velero.

By Wednesday night, we had not had a visit from the maid and we had run out toilet paper so I went down to reception to ask the gentleman on reception for some. He was sat with a group of people, obviously friends or family, watching sport on the television in the lounge. He blatantly ignored me even though I tried several times to talk to him. We ended up having to go out and buy some toilet paper - I am sure that basic amenities like toilet paper should be included within the cost of the accommodation.

On Friday, there was obviously some kind of problem with the sewage system as the smell outside the hotel window was horrendous and forced us to keep the windows and patio doors closed. It really was revolting and I could not bring myself to cook in the apartment.

On Saturday, we had come back to the room for a rest as it was my husband's birthday and were going out with friends that evening, to be disturbed by the maid letting herself in to clean the apartment - why clean rooms at 'siesta' time? 2 maids actually came in and as they could not speak any English I was unable to make them understand that I didn't want them there at that time and they would not leave. This was highly embarrassing for both me and my husband especially as my husband then had to jump out of bed and put some clothes on as 2 women had come in.

On Sunday, we were woken up at 9.00am by amplified singing and shouting coming from the religious building next door, unfortunate as we had only been in bed a few hours following my husband's birthday celebrations. As it was raining on Sunday we did not really have anywhere to go and had to tolerate the overly amplified religious singing, chanting and instruments from 9.00am to 9.00pm - it literally went on all day and although it started off as amusing, it was not the case after a few hours and certainly not after 12 hours! We closed the windows so had no ventilation but could still hear everything, it made absolutely no difference.

I appreciate that this was a 'budget' holiday and both my husband and I went away with the view that it would be a 'cheap and cheerful' break but cheerful is not a word I would use to describe the service we received. For the first time ever, we were both glad to come home and this is not because of Torremolinos as we have stayed there in October for the last few years and go back every year to see friends we have made out there. This was purely because of the apartments and the lack of and poor facilities and the staff. Nobody made us aware at the time of booking that the facilities were closed otherwise we would have booked somewhere else.

I got the distinct impression that as we were British we were given a poor service as the British do not complain and everyone else staying in the apartments were of other European nationalities.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Address: Calle Centurion y Cordoba 3, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Torremolinos
Price Range: $42 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — El Velero Apartments 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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