Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
27 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not bad, but not great.
"The location of this hotel is excellent for the beach and Fuengirola night life, but I was disappointed with several aspects.The lifts were the biggest annoyance. We were on the 1st floor, and it still took an average of 5 minutes for a lift to arrive. At times there were dozens of people waiting in the lobby for lifts which was very annoying.The room was ok, but had dark green carpet which looked dirty and had numerous stains on it. The room was cleaned daily, but the maids would make the bed and put the same sheets back on without washing them which they did for 10 consecutive days.The pool looks idyllic in the photos, but it took so long to make your way up there with the bad lifts and stairs that we didnt use it. The hotel also charge for the use of the sun beds by the pool!On the day we were checking out, our flight wasnt until late evening. The hotel said we could leave our bags there for the day and use a shower room before we left. When returning from the beach at 6:30pm, we were told that showers were only available until 6pm. Consequently we couldnt get cleaned up before flying home!"
- Travel date: Mon 15th of September 2003
Suitable for two!
"The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. All of the rooms are the same size and really only suitable for two people as they are not that large. Be careful when you book as we were a family of four and still given this hotel (this is not the fault of the hotel).
The air conditioning is turned off between 2am and 8am when you need it most!
The swimming pool is on the roof and there are two flights of spiral stair to climb once you get out of the lift. The pool has a slopping side so you can't stand at the edge of the pool which is not helpful when you have small children.
Location was great. Reception was always clean and tidy."
- Travel date: Sun 17th of August 2003
el puerto, its alrite, its ok.
"stayed at the el puerto hotel in fuengirola, its 3 star is about right in its rating, not a bad hotel but i thought it was a bit expensive for what you get. Rooms are clean and towels changed everyday, breakfast was a bit ordinary with not much selection nice views overlooking the med and the paeso maritime and the marina, a word to the wise though some rooms dont overlook the beach and instead overlook the town of fuengirola so make a point of having a seaview if you like to sit out on the balcony and have a beer, other than that thelifts can be a pain at times waiting for them if you are on the upper floors.No parking facilities at the hotel which i was led to be told that there was, the swimming pool is on the roof of the hotel which is all very well for the views but you cant dive in because its so shallow, good for catching some rays though, apart from that its ok, i will give it 6/10"
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of July 2003