22 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
60 yr lady with 12 yr old Grandaughter
"I have just returned from staying at the Florida Spa, it was a fantastic Hotel & i would stay again in a heart beat. ALL the staff are very helpful & friendly. I thought my Granddaughter would be bored, but quite the opposite, she had a fantastic time due to the friendliness of everybody.The food was also fantastic & the head Chef Patchi said to us on the 1st night, he would cook something different if we didn't like what was on menu, as he wanted everybody to be happy, i was very impressed with the service. Are room was very clean & was kept clean by the housekeeper. I would highly recommend it to anybody. Thank you Florida staff very much."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of November 2016
Very good central location and near the beach
"I stay here every month for 3 or 4 days. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Breakfast is excellent. I dont have evening meals at hotel as there are so many restuarants to choose from near by. Staff are always helpful and friendly. The beach is just across the road."
- Travel date: Mon 16th of May 2011
"Stayed for two weeks at this hotel. The rooms were small and noisy, there seemed to be stag parties at the weekends. One group had to leave because of noise and drinking. We had young teenage lads next door to us and they were warned about noise, playing football on the balcony and general mayhem. Security were involved and things settled down.
The food was variable on some days we did not eat dinner because of poor choice.
The spa was excellent as was the girl in reception, the only highlight of our stay there. The beds were hard but we did have mattress toppers which helped.
We understood this to be a thomson platinum hotel which did not include children staying but apart from our neighbours the other children were well behaved.
I would not stay there again.
We had chaos at the airport on arrival no-one could find the rep. On departure we were unaccompanied if any one was left behind no one would know until arrival at aiport which took forever. Overall a bad experience I would not wish to repeat."
- Travel date: Mon 12th of April 2010
two travellers very young 65years. staf...
"two travellers very young 65years. staff at hotel lovely and very very clean.
downside. we were on first floor and be warned only one or two bathrooms have baths most are just a shower cubicle. very very noisy. English evenings downstairs in basements only a couple of times in the week and for 1 yes one hour and smoking allowed as well. no air con.
in the main area it is nearly always spanish and outsiders are allowed in. they are locals who have it off to a fine art and always come in whilst residents are at dinner so even if you want to hear to music you cannot get a nice seat. the music is very very loud and goes on until 11.45pm. there is no way of blocking it out of your room. this bar is also open until 1am so you get a double whammy. everyone was complaining about it and the excuse was that they rely on the locals in the winter.
the food is mediocre plain english breakfast and the evening meal very english and not a lot of choice.
4t no way. we have been to many hotels and this is the first time we were glad to be coming home.
would never go again.
also CHILDREN are allowed in despite what the brochure says. "
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of October 2008
Very good stay at the Florida
"Stayed one week at the Florida, 2nd week in September and it was a very good break.
Good, central location virtually on the sea-front. Quiet at night time. We had rooms on the front of the hotel with sea views.
The food was excellent and the wine in the restaurant was reasonably priced, staff very helpful.
Entertainment each night for those who want it.
The rooms were clean and air-conditioned with very nice shower-rooms.
You get a room safe, small (empty) fridge and tea and coffeee making facilities in the room and pool towels are provided, all at no charge.
The underground parking was virtually half what we have paid in other hotels in the region.
There were no children at the hotel, which suited us ( though this may not be the case in peak season).
The only fault I could proffer would be that the swimmimng pool is small, but as there were no children there this did not present a problem as people just worked round each other to get a swim.
Visit Pepe's little bar in the next street - glass of wine & small beer 3 euros and he gives out nuts / crisps.
Would definitely stay at the Florida again."
- Travel date: Tue 23rd of September 2008
Hotel very Central
"Florida Spa Hotel Fuengirola 3rd to 10th September 2008
Arrival and check in was very smooth, Reception staff were polite and friendly, we were taken to our room by the Porter, we had a front sea view with wonderful views over the sea and Port.
The room itsself was very clean but small and very adequate, I think the room had been designed by a man as you couldnt put a chair at the end of the bed where the dressing table was as there was not enough room, the bed was in the way and the mirror on the wall was too high so therefore you couldn't use it as a dressing table, however that was not really a problem, as you can use the bathroom or sit on the bed and use the huge mirrors in the wardrobe.
The Dining room was let down by some surly waiting on staff, but towards the end of our stay they became more pleasant (wonder if its because they were expecting a tip) our Chamber Maid was a very happy lady who chatted to us every morning and left our room spotless. Food in the Restaurant was excellant a very good variety of food and always HOT.
The position of the Hotel is very central for Fuengirola and Los Boliches, but the outside pool was very small but the indoor pool was very good and very relaxing. Would we return to the hotel, well yes we would reccommend it to anyone, but we will not return as we have done Fuengirola several times so will go somewhere else next holiday, do give the hotel a try I am sure you will not be dissapointed."
- Travel date: Tue 16th of September 2008
Enjoyed the Florida SPA
"After reading all the reviews we were not disappointed with the Hotel Florida SPA. From the time we arrived - very late in the evening to the day we left we were impressed with the service - all smiles and genuinely friendly. We loved the food - probably ate too much. The room facilities were first rate - free safe, free mini fridge, air conditioning and ceiling fan, eight english channels on the wall mounted LCD TV, balcony with sea view all added up to a very enjoyable stay. Location is perfect - across the road from the sea and harbour but also very close to shops, pubs and clubs. A short walk also gets you to the local bus and train station You couldn't ask for more. Highly recommended."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of September 2008
"WOW! The hotel was lovely and all the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The room was on the second floor and always kept clean daily and had a wonderful view over the beach. Meals were always hot and a good variety to choose from. Spa was very busy and you would need to book treatments when you arrive to avoid dissapointment, but as a guest you have complimentary use of the spa pool and jucuzzi area! The main pool was located on the first floor and was small and towels are put on the sun beds before i woke up!! The beach is lovely and clean with plenty of beds for hire at reasonable charges (9e). My only grumble is that local residents not staying at the hotel had priority over the main bar area every evening for dancing and live music, so other guests were put into the basement for entertainment. Would't mind normally, but the seating and atmosphere was far more plesent upstairs and i was a paying guest!"
- Travel date: Mon 1st of September 2008
"Great hotel! The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. Good location however quiet at night which was good. The views were excellent. The hotel room was good with a nice glass shower!
We had a very good holiday!"
- Travel date: Mon 25th of August 2008
Lots to do!!!!!
"Had a great week at the florida spa.
All the staff were always on the ball making sure that everything was running ok.
We had a twin room on the 12th floor (top) the view was fantastic and I dont like hights but put up with it for a week (And the glass lift) The food was superb something for everyone,and what I did like was the plates were always kept hot in the plate warmer.
The one thing we did not like was the pool area its on the 1st floor but it was only very small and only approx 50 sun beds so we never had the chance even at 8 30 am the night shift had been out with thier towels and then gone shopping for the day(you know who you are),But the beach is directly across the road and is very clean.
all in all a very good base to visit other areas of costa del sol."
- Travel date: Thu 21st of August 2008
Great hotel, Love it!
"Really good hotel. We had nice room with great ocean view from our balcony. Service was awesome and bar downstairs was really really good and waitresses were really nice people. I'm really hard to get pleased (you can read my other reviews) but they did it. Really big plus goes for coffee machine and empty fridge so you can fill it from the supermarket which was just 10meters away of the hotel. Also when we checked out at 12pm and our flight was leaving evening, the lobby (which is big btw) sofas were really nice place to hangout and wait for the flight."
- Travel date: Fri 8th of August 2008
We had a great holiday at this Hotel. Th...
"We had a great holiday at this Hotel. The rooms were first class (we even had bathrobes) and were left spotless every day by the cleaners. The food was superb with so much choice. The entertainment provided was good but some of the other guests were a bit stuffy and would not participate. The Hotel has an excellent location almost on the beach and close to the Marina. We would certainly go back again!"
- Travel date: Fri 1st of August 2008