We returned to the Vista de Rey on 12th May for 12 nights looking forward to the holiday as much as we did last year. We had requested the same room as last time -102- but they couldn`t do it so gave us 117 instead which was an identical poolside ground floor room. Apart from TV upgrades the rooms were pretty much as you were, everything you need for your holiday...except a tea towel.
Reception staff were lovely and helpful especially the younger one and nothing seemed too much trouble.The rooms were cleaned every 2-3 days, but ask if you need anything.
Food wise they no longer did evening meals which was no bad thing as the people who endured it previously did not really think much of it and everybody can`t be wrong!!
Breakfast was again as it was bread, bread rolls (and not Warburtons quality ) cold meats cheese, fruit juices a coffee urn and fruit salad The thing I can`t get my head round is the toaster is from the Ark, its useless.
The hotel was gearing up for summer when we left the pool bar was putting up its menu and they had put draught San Miguel on,4 Euros for a pint- better than 2 Euros for a 330 ml can of lager me thinks. Los Boliches is a good place to get of the train and wander along the front to Fuengirola, loads of bars and restaurants likewise go to Torremelinos and walk along the seafront and get of at Carihuela and wander op the narrow street with bars shops and restaurants,we did and found base for our return to the C D S next t year.
All in all a good base close to the train station and access the whole coast and local towns, BUT the 1 thing that has put us of going back is...
If you intend on going out until late and require a taxi you will end up paying at least 10 Euros a go that is when you can get through to them where you want to go, take 1 of the hotel cards with you and show them it will save a lot of misunderstandings and we decided that 120 + Euros would be better spent on accommodation which better suited our needs.
You won`t really go wrong here if you are adults but I wouldn`t like to think of taking younger kids here as there is nothing for them
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