15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Perfect after long drive from northern Spain
"We always get the ferry from Portsmouth and then drive down through the center of Spain to get to Mijas. On this occasion our ferry dates could not be coordinated with the accommodation dates and we stayed at the Las Rampas for one night on the 24th October 2014. After an 8 hour drive with a 10 & a 7 year old, I must admit I was dubious as to what I would find when I arrived. I know Fuengirola well and the Las Rampas area can be very busy and noisy. We arrived and took the lift to the second floor. The receptionist was expecting us and was very friendly and efficient. Our room was close to reception (I was thankful as I know it is a bit of a maze there)and I am so relieved and thrilled to say my family room had three freshly made beds and was totally spotless! It was a large room, with TV (Only BBC4 in English)with a good-sized bathroom (also spotless). Our room over looked the courtyard which for me was good enough. It was peaceful and we were all well rested after a good and comfortable nights sleep. We went to breakfast late. It was adequate enough. Not the best, but for 3 euros each it was fine. I parked in the Las Ramapas car park. It costs 16 euros for overnight as I had a lot of luggage and it has many CCTV cameras so for me it was worth the price. Otherwise you can park for free on the roads (within the blue lines!) until 9am each morning."
- Travel date: 30th October 2013
This hotel is based above the Dunnes sho...
"This hotel is based above the Dunnes shop which is part of a shopping complex containing other shops, cafes and bars. You need to take the lift to the second floor to access the hotel. Reception is surprisingly pleasant - tiled corridors and pot plants, and the staff are very helpful - we were put in one room near to the reception and asked to change to another the following day due to the noise of guests returning during the small hours of the morning and we were moved without quible to a quieter room. You access the rooms over open tiled corridors and the hotel is quite spread out over the second floor - looking down to lanes below with cafes and bars and stalls in them. The restaurant is spacious enough and provides a reasonable cooked breakfast, cereals, breads/toast, cheese & ham, fruit and yoghurt and tea, coffee and fruit juice. We only stayed on a B&B basis and i would recommend that is all you do - there are so many great restaurants nearby that you would miss out if you ate in the hotel every night. There is a great English Tea Shop below the hotel that does great cakes! The roof top pool is not massive, probably about 20 metres by 5 metres, it has no shallow end though, so is not good for young kids (1.6m depth all over), and it could do with a clean out (gritty on the bottom). There are loo's and shower's beside the pool, and plenty of sun beds, with a collection of pot plants to make it look nice. The hotel would suit most type of traveller, except maybe those with young families due to the pool not being suitable - but there is a fabulous beach less than 5 minutes away that would probably suffice instead! We took a taxi to and from the airport - 30 & 35 euros, which between the three of us worked out not to badly priced. We would all go back again as the value for money was really good."
- Travel date: 2nd June 2008
First Class Hotel! Just spent a week at...
"First Class Hotel! Just spent a week at this hotel and I have to say that it is excellent. The food was good - full English breakfast available every day with proper sausages, not the Frankfurter style! Evening meals were good for buffet style and the fish dishes especially so. Vegetables were disappointing by their scarcity. I would have reckoned to have eaten out at least once during our stay, but didn't, so that says something for the variety etc... This hotel is a hidden jewel immaculately maintained by an army of cleaners/staff who were friendly and helpful. I'm not so sure what it would be like in high season, because it's located above a shopping centre and opposite the Bus Station. I would think that it can be very noisy. We stayed here in March, so it was quiet. The hotel is popular with the Spanish for what seemed like long weekend breaks. When they all left, we had the complex almost to ourselves mid week! I'm just trying to book it for my friends but it's fully subscribed for June this year - and I'm not surprised at that! Recommended. "
- Travel date: 3rd April 2007
If you donât live in a town do not boo...
"If you donât live in a town do not book this hotel. We had a room overlooking a noisy side street with two bars below, although the place was clean and tidy. The swimming pool is on the roof if you can find it! As the hotel is on the top of a shopping centre. The food was absolutely awful as stated by the previous reviewer."
- Travel date: 3rd September 2006
The hotel is only a few minutes walk fro...
"The hotel is only a few minutes walk from Fuengirola's train and bus stations as well as shops and restaurants. You can catch the train from the Airport to Fuengirola for 1.75 euro. It takes about half and hour. The hotel does not look much from the outside but on the inside I would describe it as an oasis with its Andalusia style, water fall and masses of well kept plants. Our room was twin bedded was very spacious indeed but we did notice that some rooms had double bed but these were a bit smaller. Our room and the hotel in general were kept spotlessly clean by what appeared to be an army of cleaners. I am not sure if this applies to all rooms but our hot water was heated by a small immersion heater situated in our wardrobe. Our showers had to be quick if we were both to have hot water. The unit immersion was also slow to replenish the hot water used. I guess that this won't be too much of a problem in the spring and summer as the water filling the immersion tank will be warmer and so will heat up quicker. The weather in early March was temperamental. We had rain for one day and also one night but it was hot enough to sunbathe by the pool on a couple of days. We stayed on a half board basis. The breakfast was pretty limited and not to great. For example, they served the fattiest bacon I had ever seen, you got tinned hotdogs instead of sausages and there was usually only one choice of egg each day - boiled on one day and fried the next. Dinner was better though. We had steak, fish, veal and chicken. On the downside the veg, which obviously came out of a tin, was overcooked, tasteless and did not look very appetising. We did actually eat out one night and although it was good we thought it to be quite expensive for Spain. Overall the hotel we found the hotel good and excellent value for money. We would certainly return. "
- Travel date: 6th July 2006
Clean but not quiet.
"Stayed for two weeks in one of the three rooms with a sea view. Great staff, very, very clean throughout. Got a great rate for room including breakfast, but the noise at any time outside 4-8 a.m can get on your nerves. Buffet breakfast was good, ate in the evening once (night we arrived),rather walk 2 minutes to the restaurants and spend less money on a better meal. Very handy for the excellent bus and train service. At the end of the day it does exactly what it says on the tin!!"
- Travel date: 27th March 2006
Would highly recommend
"Was a little worried about this Hotel as someone had told me the day before we left it was above Dunnes Department Store, no need to have worried, being above Dunnes actually helped us locate it. What a lovely Hotel. The staff were very nice and helpful and the Hotel was spotless. Would highly recommend. We only went B&B and this was ok nothing exceptional but nothing really bad either, for the money we paid we would have been pretty sad to have complained. The only downfall was that it rained. Apparantly March is the rainy month."
- Travel date: 21st March 2006
surprising wee gem
"My husband & I booked a last minute break with Globespan from 17-22 Feb and were most pleasantly surprised by this very nice hotel. We have been to the resort before - even shopped in Dunnes - but never noticed the hotel above. It has a discreet entrance down a side street and it is not your typical hotel inside either. Built round an internal balcony, all the rooms lead off from there. So, very few rooms have their own balcony. In fact, our room had a bench outside it. And may I say, even on a Feb.afternoon, a relaxing place to partake of a little light sherry! Just perfect, specially if you want to blether with passing fellow guests, if you so fancy. The room itself was large, well furnished as was the bathroom (which even had a window) And the staff were all most helpful& especially the young receptionist - he was scrummy! We had chosen Las Rampas as a city break at the seaside because of its proximity to the bus station &the railway too. 5 mins tops to both, so don't waste your time with a taxi. And as it is only about 35 mins from the airport & 1.75 euros in the train, a bargain there too. A wee surprising "extra"was the discovery of a little RC church within the complex. St. Joseph's Church is open for daily Mass all year except June till Sept. Now, how many hotels can boast their own chapel?"
- Travel date: 23rd February 2006
Loved the Las Rampas
"After reading previous reviews we were a bit unsure about staying above a shopping centre & obviously noise was a concern. I am pleased to say that this was never an issue as for the whole week we never heard a thing. The hotel is situated in the centre of Fuengirola close to the shops & bars & a few hundred yards away from the beach. It is a lovely Andalucian hotel & i have to admit could be one of the cleanist ive been to, & trust me ive seen a few. I cant comment on the food as i didnt actually take the opportunity to eat there but the restaurant did look clean. The rooms were lovely not that we spent much time in it as we were busy exploring the sights of the costa del sol. The week was very hot so you can imagine the relief to find an air conditioning unit in the room. The balcony was massive which was handy. Staff were also very friendly."
- Travel date: 8th June 2005
Loved this hotel!
"The hotel is very clean. The staff are always cleaning. Great location, you are in the center of everything, shopping, beaches, bus & train. The staff are friendly. Great decor, nice spanish feal. Enjoyed my 10th anniversary there."
- Travel date: 28th May 2005
Las Rampas Fuengirola excellent holiday
"Just spent a week in this lovely hotel. Staff excellent, maids exceptional, cleanliness superb, rooms spacious and look just like picture on the internet. Pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and had no complaints on the choice offered. Location superb, looking to book again."
- Travel date: 19th May 2005
One of the best hotels I've stayed in!
"This hotel is really excellent value for money. Great position, great decor, decent food. I stayed at the Las Rampas for a week with my friend. We were really impressed. The rooms are very spacious, stylish and clean. Maid came in every day. The food was decent and varied. The hotel is about 5 minutes from the beach. The hotel is approximately 5 minutes from the bus & train stations. Fuengirola is a shoppers paradise - millions of shoe & clothes shops. The hotel is a 3* - I would rate it a 4*. I would definitely go back to this hotel."
- Travel date: 17th May 2005
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