Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park
76 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Starving after 10 days!
"Although I enjoy being part of the Spanish community, unless you speak fluent Spanish the entertainment is impossible to enjoy. Sun beds weren't available til 11am and our room was dirty and dated with peeling walls. Apart from in the main foyer I did not see a smoke detector. The food quality was appalling, we survived on bread, butter, lettuce and cucumber! Whether the lack of food or the quality of what we did eat, we still have upset stomachs days after returning home. If you are British, don't go!!"
- Travel date: 26th July 2015
A real taste of Spain -it's not Blackpool you're in!
"Stayed at Fuengirola Park for the last week of June 2014 with my partner and 2 kids age 12 and nearly 6. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel but I do speak Spanish and I like a taste of the 'real Spain'. The hotel is clean and the staff are fine. The buffet is much the same as you get in most 3 or 4 star hotels in Spain...some nights are better than others. We stayed half board and enjoyed spending time by the pool through the day, we were always able to get sunbeds and made friends with some Spanish guests. on arrival we were delighted to find a lovely bowl of fruit and bottles of water for us in our room on the 3rd floor. The room 333 had a balcony with a view of the pool. There weren't many British guests but we were made to feel welcome. Even though we arrived at 2am due to a flight delay, the gentleman on reception offered us a meal, and as I declined, he offered us a free lunch on our departure day. The entertainment was mainly dancing - the Spaniards loved the evening dancing. We mainly went for a walk along the prom. The beach is only a few mins walk away and it's not too busy, the shops are very reasonably priced nearby. It's not in the center of Fuengirola but in a suburb called Torreblanca. If you want a busy, very touristy place, then the Fuengirola Park might not be for you. However, we found the local bars and cafes to be good. I would return without a doubt! For the price we paid it was excellent value - Â£376 for the 4 of us for a week in the hotel half board (not including flights)."
- Travel date: 30th March 2015
The entertainment and food is geared up for the spanish
"The hotel was clean and tidy.but that was it.food is to dated as the chef is getting on a bit.why i say this is i am a chef.time to update the menu.the entertainment was rubbish, Spanish singers and dancing.there were no activities during the day,and there are just so many times you can walk along the prom.life guard was good,but no cover on his day off.a man nearly drown in the pool.other holiday makers had to pull him out.i therefor will not go back,and i would not recommend it to anyone."
- Travel date: 23rd May 2014
I was really worried after reading reviews
"After reading the reviews I was so worried going to this resort / Hotel it was a last minute surprise of my husband. I arrived with a very negative attitude but must say it was lovely we have a 5 year old boy The food was lovely ( Spanish) food. If I go on holiday I would like to experience foreign food otherwise I stay in the UK outside the hotel is however a pub called The rovers return with British food! The hotel room was lovely the pool clean and life guard very accurate who saved a little boy from drawing whilst his gran was drinking sangria and she was British please do no be put of by all reviews all it is not all bad everyone has difference experience you can swim with dolphins at this resort and ref English speaking should we not lean a little before we go on holiday instead of expecting everyone to speak English ? We are decently going back "
- Travel date: 30th December 2013
"My wife and i arrived at hotal,we are both disabled,we asked for a porter to help with luggage,we were told to find our own trolly,and make our own way to the fifth floor,we had to ask other guest to help us.The rooms are basic but clean ,the noise was ear shattering,till well after 12 midnight,the food was good but simular every day,The hotal caters for Spanish people,little or no english is spoken,there are no waiters so if disabled it gets to be very depressing ,it is advertived as a 4 star,its a 3 star. D HOUGHTON. "
- Travel date: 14th July 2011
Fuengirola Park.. God's waiting room for Spanish OAPs
"Do not believe the hype. This is a poor quality hotel without; Water.... in the swimming pool! Entertainment.... apart from Pedro every few days or so! The excuse for not having the pool filled with water was maintainance, but Pedro came out 3 times during our 10 day nightmare for an hour or so to grout a few tiles. Pools need attendants, so no water means no need for one Pools need heating, so, no water saves them money Would an 80+ year old Spaniard be relaxing by the pool? These people got a room and board for nothing, so would not have any need for a drink by the pool... besides, there was no attempt to have any poolside bar... no pool water you see! Tea or coffee making facilities... non existent! The coffee at meal time is out of a machine, is sickly and over strong.. meal times were 7pm to 9pm and 8am to 10am for a breakfast with fat riddled sloppy bacon that I tried once and almost threw up... swimming in fat, cold egg, very iffy sausages guarenteed to give you the trots or worse, muesli without.... nuts or fruit, but plenty of raw oats to give you integestine all day. A decent menu for people other than aged Spaniards on a freebee holiday courtesy of the Spanish goverment! Digital safes in your room( we had to pay 2.50 per day + 10.00 deposit for borrowing a safe key!) Just got back Thursday 17th March 2011 If you are considering booking this dump... don't If you have booked it, change it now, or face the consequences of; a fish smell lingering every single night Cockroaches in the bathroom, which are killed daily! Ignorant and extremely loud Spaniards shouting at each other every single minute of their waking day, and there are hundreds of them... think of the film Zulus... they just keep coming! They are very ignorant to us gringos. A nightmare experience which I will never repeat!"
- Travel date: 19th March 2011
Regular visitors to this hotel
"We visit this hotel at least twice every year. It is exellent value for money,helpfull staff,the same ones in many cases as when we first visited,who greet us as old friends. The food is good plain cooking The hotel is very well connected,the Torreblanca station is only about 300 m. away with a good reliable service to Malaga central the main line station. No need for a shuttle from the airport, make your way to the new airport station and get a ticket to Torreblanca 1.70 Euro There is a good bus service into Fuengirola and also along the coast in both directions"
- Travel date: 2nd October 2010
Great Hotel Great Value
"Stayed at this hotel when booking a holiday through Thomson. The Hotel was great!!! The Staff were ever so friendly and helpful, the place was spotless, I would rate the cleanliness 10/10. The Hotel was pretty standard and basic, but it is very good value & service for the price. It was in a very connvenient location as there are bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, tennis courts etc so close by, and Fuengirola was a 10 min walk away. Also there is a train shop metres from the Hotel which was so handy when travelling around. Would absolutely 100% go back!!!"
- Travel date: 19th July 2010
great holidays for all
"A pleasant surprise awaits the holiday tourist when he books into this hoiday hotel with excellent position, well presented facilities staff that the owners should be proud of always helpful and efficent and altogeter a very good hotel which is also family friendly "
- Travel date: 14th May 2010
An honest assessment
"Cant believe that people think the bedrooms are spacious. Where have they stayed before this? Our room had 3 beds and there was not one inch between them! The rooms were old, the toilet seat did not quite fit the toilet, etc, but they were clean. The big plus was the position of the hotel, literally 5 mins from the beach via an underpass outside the hotel to avoid busy road and accessibility to the train station from Malaga to Fuengirola centre (a downmarket and dirty place). Torreblanca itself where the hotel is situated despite its address is quiet but Ok for our 6 year old grandson. The beach was great and Coast to Coast cafe on the front was excellent for a pizza lunch. The food in the hotel was average, but again our grandson could find something to eat at each meal. Try and book a quiet room because the Spanish (80%) in this hotel are loud, noisy and rude as usual. The hotel pool was OK too and no fighting for a sunbed as they are not released until 10am and there is plenty to go round. The main drawback is that there are no umbrellas around the pool area. While we were there the weather was excellent. While we have our grandson with us we would consider this hotel again, but we do prefer being in Torrelominos to be honest."
- Travel date: 18th August 2009
Don't take notice of the bad reviews!
"We have just returned from This resort, and was bit apprehensive about going after reading the reviews. However, after our 10 day stay we would go back to this hotel in a second. The rooms were spacious and clean, as the cleaners come in everyday. After paying to go Half board, we couldn't fault the food for what we paid for. The location is quiet and isn't suited for a large group of younger people. Although as an 18 and 19 year old couple we found it perfect for what we were after, we did not find the the 20 minute walk to the main resort of Furengirola as a problem. Even though this is stated to be in Furengirola, it is actually in Torreblanca, this didn't seem to be a problem as the train station is close, and there are regulary buses for only 1 euro. The only complaint i have about this hotel is not the hotel itself, but the people it attracts, as all the residents were old and spainsh! They also seemed to be very rude towards the english, and we even got pushed out a lift! MOST the Staff were friendly, however they did make an effort to speak English. Overall, for the money you pay i highly recommend this part of spain, and this resort in particular. "
- Travel date: 22nd July 2009
"i went half board with my 11 year old daughter we both realy enjoyed it. the rooms were cleaned every day htey were basic but nice good air-con. the food was nice it repeated it self but dident eat there all the time mainly just breakfast. there was a big pool that was cleaned every day quite busy though. around the hotel there was loads of entertainment i would recomend the water park and the zoo. 5 minet walk to the beach. defently go there next year and stay at the hotel."
- Travel date: 5th January 2009
Top traveller tips for Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park
"A low floor, saves wasting time waiting for lifts but I heard there's 2 new lifts been recently installed."
"We expect foreign people to speak English lean a little Spanish as they love the Brits "
"More for british visitors,help for O A P and disabled."
"go there for a good holiday"
"Coast to Coast cafe on the front for lunch (English owned and very friendly)"
"Dirty and expensive, stay away"
"The trip to Benalmadina on the Ferry is deffinatly worth doing as it is only 13 euro each"
Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park is also called
- Hotel Fuengirola Park
- park hotel fuengirola
- fuengirola park hotel