Have just returned from a week long stay in February. The weather was cool to begin with but improved and lots of beautiful blue skies. We decided to stay in Fuengirola because of its position on the Costa del Sol - good for day trips out. This hotel was chosen because of good reviews on Trip Advisor, which has never let us down ! We would agree that this is a real gem of a place, so unexpected amongst all the "normal style hotels". It really is a delightful place to return to at the end of the day and you could really believe you were in some lovely Andalucian palace.The open corridors are full of plants, paintings, terracotta pots etc. Do not be put off by the location - over a department store.This really is no problem and means that you don't have lots of noise from below your room. The hotel only has two floors. The swimming pool was in the process of being renovated while we were there so should be good for when the weather is hotter. We had requested a quiet room and and on arrival were allowed to look at 3 rooms before we decided which we would like! This was nice and we decided on the room overlooking the central internal courtyard and waterfall. A good choice. We loved the room and slept well in the comfy beds. I usually manage to complain about rock hard beds but not here. The room was large and well heated by the wall heater/ air conditioning unit. There was an electronic safe that you could hire - 15 Euros per week. Pity it wasn't free. The safe wasn't working when we hired it but Reception organised for it to be fixed very quickly. They appeared to be very well organised and were certainly very friendly and helpful.We stayed on a bed and breakfast rate and were very pleased with the food on offer. A good range - you were offered freshly fried eggs each morning or could choose boiled eggs from the food cabinet. All the usuals - bacon, sausage, beans,cereals, toast ,fresh fruit selection, yoghurt, croissants/pastries, bread rolls, cheese, ham etc. Nobody could go hungry.We certainly ate well. Can't comment on evening meals as we ate out. Fuengirola is very much dominated by "British" food - loads of London Pub type places. Not really our style on holiday but that is Fuengirola. In the end we decided to do as the rest of the Brits do and eat home style food in the absence of any nice looking Tapas type bars. We hit very lucky with The Yorkshire Rose Restaurant. This is situated directly behind the Hotel El Puerto on the front near the harbour.You can't miss the hotel - 2 cylindrical towers, one very tall. We thought the food and service here were EXCELLENT. Lovely food and nicely presented.( Scampi and chips - square plate, proper home cut thick chips. Not the usual offering. )
For trips out do go to Mijas on the public bus. The bus station is 10 seconds from Las Rampas hotel . So convenient. Benalmadena is also nice.(Nicer that Fuengirola we thought.) Do visit Puerto Banus and Marbella for a lovely day out. We also went on a trip to Gibraltar booked at the travel agent at the bus station . Very well organised. The most surprising thing for us in Fuengirola was the zoo. Right in the middle of town and truly amazing .I am not a fan of zoos but thought this one looked different. See their website for details but prepare to be surprised. We loved getting so close to the animals and being inches away from the lemurs on their island. In fact we went twice! Midweek was better as it was less busy. All in all we had a great holiday that was definitely much enhanced by having chosen to stay at Las Rampas Hotel. For us this would be the only choice in Fuengirola.
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- Las Rampas Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol, Spain