10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not as good as last time.
"We have just come back from Seville and Malaga and spent our last 3 days at the Tryp Guadalmar where we had previously stayed 3 years ago. Our stay was a little disappointing. The hotel is just not as nice as it used to be. The staff are still not majorly friendly to non-Spanish people. On our second night, we had to move out of our room as we discovered a great massive insect who wasn't paying rent! no major apology from the staff. We even got accused of doing a runner from the restaurant when we had already paid the bill!! On a positive note, the swimming pool is lovely and the food is great, one of the best breakfast ever! There's also a very good restaurant, 2 minutes walk from the hotel."
- Travel date: 26th August 2006
Will go there again
"I was in Malaga for a short stay, and NO ONE speaks English there. This hotel was FANTASTIC. As soon as I entered, i saw how beautiful it was, and most of the staff spoke English. The poolside and restaurant are beautiful, and the hotel is located on the beach (through a private door). It's lovely. Ill only go to Malaga again to stay in this hotel. Malaga is not a stunning city, but if you want to enjoy the beach- then this is the hotel to be. The staff were very helpful. We went to the city the next morning, and a bus outside the hotel comes every 5 mins and takes you directly there for â¬1. If you want restaurants and bars, then a cab ride of â¬7 can take you to the nearest mall block (hotel has all the details) where you will find cuisine of every country you thought of. Very informative staff and good clean rooms. My room was HUGE with a gorgeous view of the beach. they have 2 Double beds too- so a family of 4 can comfortably stay here ;-)) Will go there again!"
- Travel date: 10th August 2006
Great "airport" hotel
"We only stayed here for one night. We wanted something close to the airport so we basically just decided on the closest hotel with a double bed for the cheapest price. I was very pleased at how nice the hotel was. We got it for about 75 Euros. The room was very clean and updated. We had an ocean view and it was absolutely beautiful! It was very quiet and I didn't really hear any planes. The internet service in the lobby wasn't free but it was pretty cheap compared to other hotels. We didn't order room service but the menu seemed quite extensive. Breakfast was overpriced but that's pretty much a hotel norm. We walked around the beach and ate a small restaurant. There were a lot of families around too. There wasn't much shopping in walking distance but that was fine. I would definitely stay here again."
- Travel date: 12th July 2006
"Location was ideal on the beach but way out of Malaga centre.I stayed bed & breakfast for a week in June 2006.At breakfast I found waiters to be inattentive as though they had other things to think about-Poor service in a 4* Hotel.Need a lesson in smiling too.Disappointed overall."
- Travel date: 10th July 2006
Perfect Location and Restful surrounds
"We just returned from Spain where we spent two nights at the Tryp Guadalmar. The first was on the night of the Fest of San Juan (June 23). Our hotel looked out on the whole thing. The doors where double glazed so we could sleep in peace and enjoy the celebration as we wished. The second stay was wonderful too. The hotel has beautiful gardens and pools, but is next to the beach. Who needs air conditioning (the hotel IS fully air conditioned) with the sea breeze and (except for the night of San Juan) the beach is quiet and in a nice neighborhood. There are two equally nice beach restaurants a stones throw from the hotel. Otherwise the hotel is in a beautiful suburban neighborhood with lovely beaches. The location is near the airport and the bus to the city stops out front. Be sure to Join the MAS club on their website. This entitles you to 2 for 1 meals. Great Hotel!"
- Travel date: 8th July 2006
Good hotel for what it is
"I stayed here with my wife for one night. We needed a place near the airport and location-wise it was perfect. We didn't use the beach, pool, or excercise room, but they all looked nice. The room was serviceable and a decent size. We ordered room service and it was surprisingly good. The staff was not the friendliest and I had a lot of difficulty, of all things, getting directions to the airport which is 5 minutes away. For a hotel so close to the airport I don't know why they didn't just have pre-printed directions."
- Travel date: 16th June 2006
Fantastic hotel & location
"We stayed at the above hotel for the 2nd time last week, and found everything as good as the 1st visit. The 4* hotel is close to Malaga airport(and quiet), in its own sandy cove. Outside is a bus stop where you can get to Malaga in 20 minutes for 90 cents, or a taxi to Torremolinos is around 10 Euro. The staff are very helpful & the rooms excellent. If you are the energetic type there is an excellent fitness centre and Indoor & outdoor pools. Price is very reasonable considering the standard of hotel (we paid 74Euro per room per night) and the restaurant / buffet breakfast are more than acceptable. The only down side is that the bar service in the evening is pretty useless (on both visits) but there are quiet local bars just a stroll from the hotel. Overall a good quality hotel probably if you are a couple as there is not a lot for children in the hotel or immediate area."
- Travel date: 5th June 2006
Excellent choice for first night or more
"We stayed here for one night before moving onto a timeshare unit the next day. The lobby gives a "four star" impression and the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were a good size and since we booked rooms on both sides of the building we were able to appreciate the excellent views both up the beach towards Malaga, and down the beach towards Torremolinos. These are side views - the front rooms (which we did not see) must look out directly on the Med. Personally I think the side views are better. We did not sample breakfast because when it got oversubscribed, the staff simply put up a "closed" sign at the entrance. This was not 'thinking outside the box', since there is an anteroom/bar area which can accommodate the overflow and it is a buffet service anyway. There was also renovation going on to install a new lift. This looks like it will be finished in time for the high season and will solve the slow lift problem which some guests have reported. The hotel is very convenient for the airport. If you drive, remember to take the flyover loop from the airport road which turns you 270 degrees onto the first main road. Its then first right, and straight to the second roundabout - transversing that to the otherside takes you out to the seaside Guadalmar area and it is easy to get to the beach from there. The hotel is along the beach and easy to spot. Overall a good experience though, and I would go back."
- Travel date: 2nd June 2006
A very pleasant surprise
"We need a hotel near Malaga airport to catch an early flight and this seemed to fill the bill. It is set in a quiet area right on a pleasant little beach with sea views from the rooms. Our room was huge, well equipped and clean and the hotel generally was very pleasant. The hotel is wheelchair accessible. We had a similar experience with eating to another correspondent - the two small places nearby were both closed and we ended up back in the hotel bar for a decent but unremarkable sandwich. Given that it is only a few minutes from the airport I would look no further for a one-night stay."
- Travel date: 9th March 2006
Very good airport hotel
"We stayed at the hotel overnight before travelling elsewhere and as we arrived at approx 10 pm we were appreciative that it was only a short drive from the airport (approx 10 euros). Reception informed us of 2 possible eating places a short walk away - one was closed and the other appeared to be only a bar. Thus we returned to the hotel to be fed. The bar offered a small selection of acceptable quality food - we'd been travelling for a while and were glad of anything, however, the bar lacked ambiance as it was much too well lit. The rooms themselves were great - overlooking the sea - great views and very very clean with 2 large double beds and a very large room with really relaxing bath and fully equipped bathroom. All much appreciated after travelling. In a nutshell, for the most part, very good memories of a wonderful room and acceptable food."
- Travel date: 7th December 2005
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