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Reviews summary

3
Average
1299 reviews
Brilliant
202
Good
365
Average
344
Poor
178
Awful
210
  • 3 room
  • 2.5 pool
  • 3 beach
  • 3 service
  • 1 dining
  • 1 amenities
  • 3.5 value
  • 2 food
  • 4.5 cleanliness
  • 3 location

16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

m ratcliffe

1
Awful
by
Reviewed 2nd November 2016

"There should b a law against this hotel being advertised to anyone.this place caters only for Spanish folk.food bad so bad we had to eat out every day\night which meant train or taxi's .when all Inc this should not happen.we r hard working folk and feel cheated.beds were rock hard not enough sun loungers staff very rude except the cleaners they were gr8 .we paid 987 pounds for a week all Inc.even getting a cuppa or cold drink was hell on earth."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 7th October 2016
  • 1 Location
  • 1 Beach
  • 2 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Value
  • 1 Food
  • 4 Cleanliness

Soso

2
Poor
by
Reviewed 27th September 2016

"The hotel needs more staff to be able to understand English...needs more entertainment at night for adults.ie.a group?. Wasn't much there for children either...not enough loungers at the pool."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 19th September 2016
  • 3 Location
  • 4 Beach
  • 3 Room
  • 3 Pool
  • 3 Service
  • 3 Value
  • 3 Food
  • 4 Cleanliness

Clean hotel, but not close enough to beach or activities

4
Good
by
Reviewed 14th August 2012

"Travelled during the 2nd week of the Olympics. This is a nice, very clean hotel in a residential, surburban area where the Spanish from other hotter, parts of Spain stay. Based on the fact that I had to change my original booking from a Marbella Hotel to a Torremolinos one, I chose this hotel knowing that it was geared towards the Spanish. The reception staff are friendly but information is lacking, e.g. found out from another Brit that I could hire a fridge for 35 euros pw, as the room had no facilities and soft drinks in Spain are very expensive - 2.99 euros for a 75cl of Coca Cola. Very family orientated hotel with lots of toddlers. There is a baby pool but the main pool is very deep and comes with a lifeguard. Managed to get the attendant to reduce the pool depth a little, which made a difference. Asked for a quiet room which I got, but smelt sewage in the mornings when out on the balcony. Downside = food. The same offerings every breakfast and dinner, but none of my family suffered any stomach issues, unlike other hotels I looked at which serviced the Brits. unless 'All-inclusive' only allowed water with dinner. The non-City Spanish are not used to difference therefore be prepared to be stared at if you are, and they are not the friendliest. Few spoke to us or smiled with us. The hotel is at least 1 mile from the beach but close to the train station. It was too hot to walk every that distance every day. Benalmedena is where it's at, so be prepared to travel there return for 3.60 euros. No reductions for children. There is a Renfu train pass which might provide a discount. I didn't investigate this but once again this info should have come from the hotel. Entertainment was below par and started at 10:30pm. There was a little dancing for children but the entertainer spoke only in Spanish. When the British louts arrived they were asked to tone it down - Thank God!!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 14th August 2012
  • 3 Location
  • 3 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 2 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Value
  • 2 Food
  • 5 Cleanliness

A perfect place to relax

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 1st August 2012

"We stayed there during the last week of July. The services were marvelous for this session. My kids enjoyed the friendly athmopsher. Theri staff are absolutely loveley. The room service was every day with the best quality and their food were good as well. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 31st July 2012
  • 5 Location
  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Value
  • 4 Food
  • 5 Cleanliness

you get what you pay for

1
Awful
by
Reviewed 21st June 2011

"If you want a family hoilday,( in that i mean with children) then don't got to this hotel.It is geared for the spanish,Even if you want entertainment at night, don't go to this hotel, if you just want cheap basic food and beer, then yes, i recommend this hotel,everything in this hotel is just for spanish people, entertainment,food,the lot...from thurs to mon the hotel is packed with spanish people and you don't get a look in, you are ignored at the bar, you can't get into the pool because of the games that are put on for the spanish, not for the English. But saying all that, the hotel is very,very clean and the sun shone. All i can say is....YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR...cheap,cheap,cheap. Juli-anna, Brighton"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 19th June 2011
  • 3 Beach
  • 1 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Dining
  • 1 Amenities
  • 1 Food

FANTASTIC HOLIDAY

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 31st October 2012

"Booked a long weekend through the bmibaby.com website. My husband and 2 year old daughter stayed here for a long weekend. In a nut shell we WILL be staying at this hotel again and will reccommend this hotel to family and friends. The hotel was fantastic. 10 mins from airport. Pool was clean and consisted of a large pool and a small childrens pool. There are sun loungers and umbrellas available. The hotel/Bar has beautiful green gardens, Bar and Resteraunt were exellent with a wide choice of buffet food. We loved the food. Every night there was something my daughter could eat. She loved the desserts the most. We were also able to have a high chair. Rooms were very clean and cleaned daily. We requested a cot and it was supplied with all the bedding. Bathroom was excellent. There are alot of spanish and french familes staying at this hotel. Beach is a approx 700mtrs away. Took approx 15mins but we also had a pushcair. Beach was excellent with plenty of places to go for lunch.WC / SUN LOUNGERS AND UMBRELLAS. we paid approx 12 euros for 2 umbrellas and 3 sun beds for the day. We enjoyed every minute and will be going back later this year."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 14th June 2008

Excellent choice

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 13th December 2012

"Big and comfortable rooms and bathrooms. Very clean and tidy too. Quite good as a base to explore the area, especially if you have a car. Close to the airport/train too. Plenty of choice at the breakfast buffet, however the quality was rather average. Some staff during breakfast can be a bit annoying, as they keep staring at people's table and are a bit impatient. Staff at the reception desk were quite helpful though, and gave good tips for restaurants etc (when asked). Something that was not working well in the room was fixed in no time. Excellent value for money, same level as many 4-star hotels! We wouldn't bother looking for a different hotel if we were going back."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 20th May 2008

a good solid hotel

4
Good
by
Reviewed 25th December 2012

"This is a good solid 3 star hotel. The hotel is 2 minutes walk from the train station which in turn is 2 stops from central torremolinos one wasy and 2 stops from the airport the other way. The trains run every half hour and you can easlit get to Torre and Fuengirola from this hotel. The hotel is very clean with lovely grounds. The public areas are much more modern than the rooms but the rooms are not bad at all. They all have tiled floors and are a decent size with good storage. The staff are very friendly and helpful - apart from one grumpy waiter! The evening meal is OK. It is plain and repetitive. The breakfast was very poor indeed but we always got enough to do us! I would recommend this hotel."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 18th February 2008

I have been going to Benalmadena for man...

3
Average
by
Reviewed 11th October 2007

"I have been going to Benalmadena for many years and this year our favourite hotel was fully booked (H10 Palmasol) anyway... this hotel is definitely not for british people. When we went we were the only british people staying there, the rest were spanish. At night I like to go out to clubs in Benalmadena but have to go by bus, the spanish give you dirty looks if you are over dressed and make you feel very uncomfortable in this hotel. In Benalmadena however, everyone is very friendly and talk nicely to you. There are no good places nearby and the beach is quite a way away. There is a train station very close by to get to Malaga/Fuengirola. The airport is extremely near and there is constant noise all day long with planes flying overhead so they play loud music to try and cover it, it is an unpleasant racket! The food was not good at all and most nights I sat starving with literally 10pieces of lettuce on my plate and that was it. Torremolinos is known for having lots of gay people in it, and for people with young children. The hotel itself is very very clean and luxurious! You can see your reflection in the floor! Good luck but I would definitely recommend a hotel in Benalmadena rather than this place. x"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 11th October 2007

Lovely location, but.........

3
Average
by
Reviewed 13th December 2012

"As stated in previous reviews, the hotel itself is very clean and has a beautiful reception area, with exceptionally helpful and friendly staff. The hotel grounds are very pretty. Unfortunately, the hotel comprised 99% Spanish residents and their families, with entertainment in Spanish (day and night). A "Mr & Mrs" type of competition was not in the least appealing, especially in Spanish. Food was OK, but not worth rushing to the dining room for. Invariably what should have been hot food was cold and not very appetising. Breakfast times were chaotic (a bit like the Alamo!). Price for a bottle of water €1.75 in the dining room. Due to the hotel location, the excellent train service was a lifeline for us, or being prepared for a 30 - 40 min walk, to Torremolinos centre. The area of Los Alamos is very residential, with some beautiful properties, and one supermarket 5 minutes away (not quite sure of their opening times, though). On the whole, I would not choose to return to the Royal Costa, for the reasons given above, but, this is our 3rd visit to Costa del Sol and would recommend Torremolinos."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 2nd July 2007

Great Hotel - Good location for train/airport

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 22nd December 2012

"Stayed at the Royal Costa for 5 nights in March 2007. Warm welcome from reception staff who spoke very good English. Rooms are very clean, towels changed daily. The bath/shower configeration is a little bit difficult to enter/exit. Bar staff are a delight very friendly and accomodating your wishes etc. Restaurant was clean and very well organised. The food was a little bit repetitive but plenty of choice. The hot meals could have been kept a little bit hotter as a couple of times the chips were cold etc. Pool area and gardens are a gardeners delight. Only a short walking distance from train station Los Alamos with stops to Malaga, Torremolinos and the airport all at a very cheap rate of around 2 euros per journey. Frequent trains every 1/2 hour buy your ticket on the station machine is in english and easy to understand."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 29th March 2007

wonderful stay

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 8th October 2012

"The Royal Costa Hotel Los Alamos, Torremolinos. Just returned from a five night break at the above Hotel. What an excellent stay we had! The Hotel is very well decorated and furnished, spotlessly clean, very comfortable with very friendly staff. The food was wonderful and the service in the restaurant could not be faulted. The Hotel is in a quiet residential area but near enough to enjoy the facilities of the beach, the shops and the bars of torremolinos. The train station nearby made it easy for us to visit other areas of the Costa Del Sol eg. Malaga, Feungirola and Benalmedina. The entertainment of an evening was good although at this time of the year it was aimed at the older resident not a place for teenagers or young children although i am sure in the height of summer the programme would reflect a younger audience. As a couple requiring a sunshine break we could not have chosen a better Hotel. We would certainly return. Well done to the Royal Costa Hotel."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 28th October 2006
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Top traveller tips for Royal Costa Hotel

  • by Librian60

    "They need to put entertainment on for adults.ie a group or band?"

  • by Worldwide traveller

    "Go All-inclusive if you like a drink. Most expensive alcoholic drink was 6 euros"

  • by Noosha

    "I liked the location of the hotel, close to shopping centres while close to rail station and beach"

  • by Juli-anna

    "Do more entertainment for the English, or just get them involved more."

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