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So, I can report that the rain in Spain does not stay mainly on the plain. We are in the centre of an impressive storm this morning. Saves watering the plants though.
I can report that J is gearing up to do an entry but don't hold your breath.
Meanwhile here are a few random photos.
... We got back to the apartment changed and had dinner with a couple of glasses of wine, a really lovely end to an absolutely brilliant day.
I would never have done this day if not for Bob and Sini and was treated to the best days riding I have ever had. It was immensely enjoyable and full of learning and improvement in my riding, a day like this is always good but was perfected by being in such great company. Thanks a million guys!
... working in a bar run by Scots! The gift shop was selling an all natural hand cream fully home made with essential oils and herbs made by Paul no less! He invented his own recipe for the balm to aid the dryness and cracking that mountain climbers suffer with their hands hanging on to ropes and winches etc. he has patented it as CRAG WAX. I bought a little pot. Not sure about the crags but it makes brilliant lip balm. On my own again now. Next stop ...
... Town. Such hardship.
It was great to catch up with both Sue and her lovely sister, Jane. Co-incidentally they had booked a week in Mijas for the week after J and I arrived. This was perfectly timed for our weekly chat.
So we had a fun few hours meandering around the cobbled streets of Malaga Old Town. We strolled around Plaza ...
... the first time. I think he took all of us all to this production. There is something about the themes, "to dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe, to reach for the unreachable star.....that is my quest"......that lends itself to the whole McMahon freelance lifestyle. The story spoke to my father, and as an extension to all of us offspring. I still have a mousepad with the Picasso Don Quixote image on it that my father gave me. On of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel & Apartamentos ROC El Pinar Torremolinos
I took my gf last summer to spain for 2 weeks (first 2 weeks in June, 2002). We found a great deal on the flight and hotel (around $1100/person with taxes included).
I don't know how they justify giving this hotel 4*. The services available were below average, and the staff the most miserable I have ever met. The selection of food at meal times was very minimal, desserts consisted of 'fruit' or ice cream at every meal. It was raining when we were there....... including inside the hotel!!!!! and it was cold. We were informed that the manager doesnt put the heating on til Nov!!!! A very dissappointing stay, which will not be repeated.
We arrived at 2.00am to be pleasantly suprised to find we had a suite located on the 11th floor, not one Balcony but two, Very clean, the bottle of wine was well recieved, Food not to my liking, (I am fussy) The reception, staff in general very friendly, we have to thank Daniel (reception) especially. The hotel bus service is excellent, as are the local bus and train services. Torremolinos is a very pleasant place to stay, plenty of shops, bars, resturants etc. We liked the El Pinar and will certainly return, a little way out of the center but the bus makes up for that, it is quite a walk into the town. We would stay there again, our thanks again to all the staff who made it a good holiday.
John & Marian Martin
I loved this family hotel
I went to El Pinar with may family, wife and 2 children, from 2 to 10 September in a halfbord.It's a very good hotel, great gardens and facilities.The food is very good and the staff too.The hotel is a little far fom the beach but there is a free bus every 30 minutes.It's an excellent deal. We want to return next summer.
Not 4 Star, But Not Bad!
The El Pinar isn't the 4* hotel it claims to be, but it is a good 3*. Poor location - on a very busy road and you'll need a car or taxi as you can't walk to town or the beach. Excellent gardens and pool area - its best feature. Staff OK. Restaurant OK. Pleasant, newly refurbished room which was very clean. A good touring base but not suitable for a beach holiday. We weren't either impressed or disappointed.
the El pinar hotel is the best hotel ive ever stayed in. Rated at 4*, i believe that it could well be a 5* hotel. Its has everything you need on site in the hotel, including shops and supermarket. There is a hairdressers and massure aswell as jacuzzi, sauna and gym. The gym isnt brilliant, but who wants to work out on holiday! The staff are brilliant and the rooms, especially mine, was amazing, i stayed in room 1119, on the 11th floor, we had a sitting room, 2 tv's, bathroom, loadsa of space, 2 beds and kitchen, so for 2 to share it was imaculate!!! I would reconmend this hotel strongly to anyone who has familys, or even couples, and the teenagers out to party will love it too. Theres a free bus to the beach which is beautiful and also the town centre which has plently of bar, restaurants and clubs. I loved it here and will be making sure i return next year!
The hotel is 20 minutes from city centre BUT a FREE bus runs every 30 minutes. The rooms are simple but very clean and there are 2 swimming pools on the property. This was one of the best holidays we ever had ,
Not worth 2 Stars
the hotel is a disapointment from the moment you approach the grounds are the only saving grace. The hotels reception area is drab and painted in an awful green with dated sofas and tables the vending machines dont ad to the effect of cheap and nasty rooms are simply furnished to the point of under furnished the hotel is however clean the dining room is a soulless box and I can only comment on the food at breakfast sad and uninspired eat out would be the best plan. this hotel is no ones idea of a 4 star Hotel
This hotel is a joke. Prior to arriving with a tour group I was informed that this was a 4 star hotel. I would have a hard time giving it 1 star. The decor is out dated by about 30 years. The rooms were large but outdated and dirty. If you look at the photos on the hotel website and then go to the hotel you will be extremely disappointed.
Good value at the El Pinar
We were booked into the El Pinar as part of a last minute package. The hotel is situated about 20 minutes walk from the beach and about 30 from the center of Torremelinos. There is an excellent free shuttle service to the town center and the beach every half hour. Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable (we had an apartment with cooking faciliteas and fridge) with a great view to the beach. Restaurant and food were satisfactory. The highlite of this hotel was its beautiful grounds with lots of lawns, trees and flowering shrubs. The two swimming pools and a large childrens wading pool were immaculate but not heated (we still swam at the end of October). We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone who wants a comfortable and safe place to stay. Pam and Tony Smith October 2002.