Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"my husband and i just returned from our long weekend break we had booked 4 nights at this hotel but we were very disappointed and only stayed 1 night- very dark room - balcony has a high wall so we had to stand to get any view of the sea - very noisy hotel - and unhelpful staff room was nothing like picture on booking site."
- Travel date: Fri 1st of June 2018
Just came back from a long weekend stayi...
"Just came back from a long weekend staying at the Beatriz Palace Hotel & Spa in Feungirola, What a lovely hotel, really clean and rooms great, staff really friendly and breakfast was fantastic (eveything you want hot or cold). Didnt have time to use gym facilities but everything there you need. All rooms have balcony looking down on pool and facing the sea (fantastic view). Hotel is out of the main drag, but a nice stroll walking along the sea front to the main shopping area. The only downfall with the hotel is the walls are very thin, people slaming doors and you can hear people in the next room!!!!!!!!! and walking around and there conversation, so you are not guaranteed a good nights sleeps!!!!!!! BUT STILL HAD A WICKED TIME at the Beatriz hotel and a nice day trip to Marbella.
- Travel date: Mon 4th of February 2008
Enjoyed short break end Nov. Hotel grea...
"Enjoyed short break end Nov.
Hotel great, staff polite, food very good, rooms clean, beds comfy, good quality break if your a couple , not ideal for families this time of year.
Enjoyed it & will go back."
- Travel date: Fri 30th of November 2007
We have just returned from a fabulous 7...
"We have just returned from a fabulous 7 days at this hotel.
We stayed on a half board basis and the food was wonderful. The rooms were spotless and the staff very helpful.
We had ground floor rooms which were great as we could sit outside the door whilst the children had their afternoon nap, also it was ideal for the children to come straight out of the door and into the pool.
The childrenâs club was good fun and in the evening they have a mini disco which the children enjoy before the entertainment starts. We found reception to be extremely helpful and when you order a taxi it arrives within a couple of minutes!
It was lovely having the beach right outside the hotel. The sunbeds are around 8 Euros to hire but show the guy your hotel room card and you get a discount.
The location of the hotel isnât great; everything is a fair walk away. However, the promenade is now finished and you can easily walk into Fuengirola which takes around 20 - 30 mins.
We used to head up to the crazy golf which the children enjoyed. The Miramar Parque shopping mall is about a 25 min walk which is worth a visit, also Dunnes Stores (equivalent to our M&S).
This is a beautiful hotel, perfect for a relaxing holiday. We will definitely return next year."
- Travel date: Sun 5th of August 2007
The Hotel is amazing I cannot fault it o...
"The Hotel is amazing I cannot fault it one bit!
We stayed on a B&B basis and the breakfast is 10/10! Caters for everybody and so much choice along with a selection of free champagne to choose from (nice 5* touch) Wish we had gone half board now!
The rooms were large and we had a nice balcony overlooking the pool (which I think most rooms have). I would suggest to ask for a high floor as I noticed some rooms had a open terrace leading out to the pool, which I can imagine is great if you have kids but if you want some privacy probably not the best rooms, as people are sunbathing right outside your patio doors! If you want the safe in the room they charge 2 Euros a day.
Pool area is amazing nice and large and never crowded! Just past the pool it leads you onto the private beach; unfortunately you do have to pay for the sunbeds/umbrella's which will set you back 8 Euros which can mount up every day!
The nearest bar/cafe is called Bikini beach I wouldnât recommend going there I would walk further along the promenade/beach where you will find nicer restaurants to eat lunch/dinner.
I read previously that Fuengirola is 10 mins walk! That is FALSE when you walk along the promenade and over the bridge to get to the main area of Fuengirola (Clubs etc...) itâs a good 20-30min walk.
In the day it takes longer because of the heat we usually got a taxi at the beginning of the night which would cost around 12 Euros then we would walk back... But if you want to go to shops during the day etc... Unfortunately the Beatriz isnât in the best location for that!
The only downside to the hotel is location it is perfect if you hire a car there was plenty of free parking spaces and it has good access to the motorways so you would save so much money on Taxi's.
Fuengirola was great the only bad point is the people trying to sell you stuff... You sit on the beach and you will get hounded constantly by African men trying to sell you fake designer bags and sunglasses (not good fakes May I add) and this will be happening at least every 15/20 mins, the only good ones on the beach is the Chinese people offer messages!
Then in the evening when we went into the town you would be sitting down for dinner and the African men would be back AGAIN trying to sell the same old stuff me and my partner counted how many times they approached us during our meal and we lost count it was well over 50 times.Not good... and even worse when you are sitting in a restaurant they still come and ask... The restaurant staff canât stop them and this was everywhere we went! At the end of the week the best thing to do is ignore them because as soon as you start being nice and showing some interest it will get worse!
This isnât something you can avoid being in the Costa del Sol."
- Travel date: Thu 28th of June 2007
Really nice hotel, Staff not so much
"My company recently had their yearly conference at the hotel, and several of us decided to stay over with our families for the weekend. The hotel itself is lovely, very modern decor, extremely clean, top of the line facilities and directly next to the beach. Food is above average, but not excellent. It is also an easy walk (5-10 minutes) to the beach front walk in Fuengirola itself.
The only downside is the staff, who have a tendency to be a bit surly if one tries to bring any small imperfection (and they are small) to their attention. Also, they charge an exorbanant deposit for beach towels, so be sure to bring your own. They all did speak excellent English, however, which is a plus.
Overall, this is a really nice place for a splurge for a relaxing break away. Just don't deal with the front desk staff any more than absolutelyl necessary."
- Travel date: Sun 17th of September 2006
A good family holiday
"I have just returned from a 10 day stay at the Beatriz Palace Spa Hotel. I must say that the presentation of the hotel was very good, the staff polite and our room was kept clean daily.
My son who is 8 enjoyed the pool and the small but functional play area. He enjoyed the food as did my mother and I, especially the deserts.
My mother who is 62 had fun there. She said she felt comfortable and enjoyed the choice of food. Her only complaint would be that the prominard was not lite up at night so she could not go for a walk by the sea.
For myself, I enjoyed my stay. My only negative would be that we had to pay for our drinks at dinner time but was offered free drinks in the morning? The entertainment was very average and they did not offer a basic lunch menu at their pool bar restaurant during lunch time.
I think it deserves its 4 star but I don't think its superior as yet.
Great stay and would recommend."
- Travel date: Tue 5th of September 2006
"On arriving at the hotel we were met with a very cool reception,,, not warm and welcoming at all.
we were refused a double room.
we were asked for credit cards,,we didnt bring any and the reception then proceed to let off a loud sigh.
I was very unimpressed with the bad attitude of the staff in this so called 4 star hotel.
The food was ok nothing special.
And as for the pool bar,,, what a disgrace,, never a smile,, basically did not like serving you unless you were spanish, a joke.
Would i go back,,, not if you paid me."
- Travel date: Sun 30th of July 2006
What a fabulous Hotel
"We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights in June. The hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the outskirts of Fuengirola (some reviews said 40 minutes? not sure where they were walking to?) The walk to Fuengirola is pleasant - along a promenade on the beach - which although it wasnt complete when we went was still accessible from the hotel. There is a great beach bar right outside the hotel on the beach which plays fab music... its a must to sit and chil out with a cold beer here.
The food at the hotel was really good and there was a good choic... in fact too much choice so we over ate!. But watch out... the outside restaurant is very pricey compared to what is on offer 10 mins walk away. If your thinking of grabbing some lunch you would be better going to the beach bar just at the back of the hotel.... food is good and reasonable. Drinks at the hotel were a little more expensive but not too over the top.... a bottle of wine set you back about Â£8.
Rooms were well furnished and comfortable and cleaned daily to a very high standard.... every room has sea views and the view are amazing at night.
You get a real mix of nationalities at this hotel... everyone who we met were very nice and friendly. Its great for adults and im going back with my daugters (16 & 17) but younger children who were not able to venture out on their own would probably get bored as there isnt many children there or much for them to do.
We booked with Atlas Choice and Travel Republic who offered the best prices..... other people paid far more than us!
Overall I am intending to go back.. and back.. its a great hotel in a good location.
- Travel date: Thu 27th of July 2006
Beautiful Hotel - shame about the resort
"We have just had a fabulous long weekend at this beautiful hotel. It was spotlessly clean & the rooms were spacious and modern. The quietest air conditioning I have ever experienced ! After holidaying in USA & Carribean for many years, I wasn't expecting such high standards as I had been used to, however I was pleasantly surprised as the friendly service was very good. The quality of the food was excellent. The A La Carte restaurant was very good value with a really lovely menu - although the portions are small. It's probably better to eat in the buffet if you are really hungry - although a little pricey, the standard & variety of the food was excellent. The hotel certainly is stunning & the pool area offers plenty of shade & sunloungers. The pool was kept immaculately clean and my only 'wish' would have been for waiter service at the poolside & some background music !
The complimentary vouchers for the spa are well worth using as it was beautifully maintained & was a lovely break from the poolside. The temperatures soared past 38 degrees C so we took advantage of the indoor pool.
Unfortunately, the resort of Fuengirola itself is dreadful. Although there are plenty of lovely shoe shops, there is little else to tempt you away from the hotel. Luckily, we were only staying for a 4 day break - we would have struggled to eat outside the hotel as it looked like a cheap version of Blackpool. I don't normally 'do' Spain, but after staying at this Palace we will definately be booking in at one of the sister hotels as I would like to see another area of Spain.
All in all a great find which we will be repeating with some more friends next year."
- Travel date: Sun 16th of July 2006
The good, the bad and the ugly
"I stayed here for about five days to attend a wedding in the surrounding area. Without doubt, this hotel has plenty to offer: adjacent beach, pool, tennis court, games room, lovely views, hearty breakfast, etc. Nevertheless, I would highlight several bad points that put some clouds over this Costa del Sol spa hotel. First and foremost, the fuse box in our room was dead on arrival (not a nice welcome!). While this was fixed promptly, the problem re-occured and was not sorted out for a whole 12 hours!! This was clearly related to a problem of awful service in the hotel; with any simple request, it would take at least 4 phonecalls (and some rudeness) before anything was done. Apart from the bad service, two other things really disappointed. First, there was a requirement to put a EUR20 deposit for pool towels. Very annoying and unusual in my experience. The second disappointment was the food (excl breakfast). The room service menu was on the sparse side, while the pastries in the lobby were on the stale side. On a more positive note, the Gazpacho in the restaurant was very tasty indeed. Finally, the highway location makes this hotel convenient if you have a car but if you don't, there is a large shopping mall (Miramar) less than minutes away on foot. All in all, a good hotel but the bad points really can spoil the fun."
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of July 2006
Very nice hotel
"Hi, I stayed at the Beatriz Spa with my sister for my 30th birthday. We chose the hotel based on previous trip advisor reviews and the fact that the hotel had a spa attatched to it. On arrival we were told we had a 'beautiful' room and we were not dissapointed. The room was 4 floors high and had a view of the pool and the sea. The room was very spacious, clean and the towels changed as often as we wanted.
We had no problems with the sunbeds each day and had the pick of where we wanted to bathe. The hotel was very quiet apart from you could hear the road from some aspects. The Spa was very nice, treatments were quite expensive but I would recommend the facial massage! If you have a treatment you can use the hydro pool, jacuzzi etc for free but if you are not having a treatment you have to pay 12 euro.
Regarding location, if you're looking for somewhere away from the main part of Fuengirola then this is the place to go, however do bear in my that it is a 20 minute walk from the hotel to the start of Fuengirola. We made a mistake on our first day and crossed the foot bridge and tried to make our way into Fuengirola that way. You don't need to. If you turn left outside the gate which is in the pool area and head along the promenade you will head into Fuengirola. You will have to walk on the beach for 5 minutes but it looks like they are extending the promenade. There were a few undesirable characters on this walk and on one morning my sister noticed some vandalism had taken place the night before. There were quite a few people camping on the beach.
Overall I would recommend the Beatriz spa for someone looking for a quiet spa break in a nice hotel. Fuengirola isn't the prettiest of places however the Sangria is good and the weather was superb."
- Travel date: Mon 12th of June 2006