Marconfort Griego Hotel
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... or Harbor as we are in California) and I hope to do another blog from here before we head off on our South American adventures next Friday.
Bye for now,
Richard and ...
... time. Wouldn’t Mum have loved both of our adventures this year ? X
To John’s mum and my father for their support and encouragement (he has also been looking after my car battery..!)
To Linda for keeping such a close, comforting eye on our home , garden and post.
To my friends at work - thanks for ...
... a 20min walk made all the more better by flat roads and no boots. It was a quick six hours, a few beers, some sun, something to eat and we appeared to be off. It wasn't quite like that, we talked, we caught up, we found out all the Swansea gossip and then we were off. My T shirt sun tan may well become a craze in the costa del sol but I'll wait and see. Back to the airport and into the lounge (I'm an international traveler) before joining the flight for home and yes, we were the last ones ...
... We passengers talked as we walked to our shuttle, which turned out to be a Mercedes sedan. I looked at the two friendly strangers and their very large suitcases, thinking of our own one large and one small suitcases, and wondered how the driver would fit all four of us and our luggage. The driver made a gallant effort but kept mumbling and shaking his head as he knocked on their hard cases. Finally, he threw up his hands and declared "it's impossible!". He called ...
... I didn't actually go into many places. There were lots of churches that I took pictures of but mostly I just wandered around the streets. It's really lively here even though it's only February, lots of tourists. And some really cool bars, if you're ever here I recommend The Roadhouse and Picasso's. The Roadhouse looks kind of dive-y inside but it has a really awesome vibe.
And now on to Granada, home to the Alhambra and the Hammam which I'm pretty excited to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marconfort Griego Hotel Torremolinos
Horse for courses
Having booked a late deal, we were totally unsure as to what to expect.
First impressions were that the Griego mar was a pretty big hotel, situated in at the top end of town. We arrived at 0400 so it was difficult to assess at first. In the morning we looked around, and found the hotel to be a lively, friendly largish hotel, with good facilities and average rooms. The staff were helpful, especially an English manager who'd help you out any time. The location is a problem - a good 3/4 mile to the beach (but it's shops all the way), and the top end of town isn't exactly picturesque. Food is what you'd expect - not a la carte, but perfectly acceptable. The pool was big, and got crowded very early and remained so for the rest of the day. It was always clean, and the maid cleaned (and tidied) our room - which was a mess, every morning. The bedding wasn't changed in the ten days we were there though! Overall, it was a pretty good hotel - for the money we paid....not 5* but we didn't pay 5* prices
Not excellent, Not awful, Just good...
A very simplistic hotel which is within 10 minutes drive of the airport. A very pleasant beach, with a variety of water sports and many (comfortable) sun beds is a 10 - 15 minute walk away. Along the walk there are many shops, bars and restaurants, as the hotel is situated a minute or 2 away from the main town. A 10 minute walk away from the hotel is a crocodile park, which is next door to a brilliant aqua park.
The pool side can get very busy and if you arent there when it opens (at 8:30), your unlikely to get a space. There is a great variety of plentiful food at the hotel and even a fussy eater will most likely find something to their taste. There are activities for people of all ages throughout the day. The evening entertainment is nothing to shout about, it is very child oriented and is in a few different languages, so or less youre a linguist you have to wait for your own language.
However, this seems to be one of the best hotels in the area for entertainment. Rooms are very basic, there is air conditioning (though it isnt brilliant) and there is satellite TV with 4 English channels: BBC World, Eurosport and 2 other channels, 1 of which didnt work and the other was a news channel I think. The maids came everyday. The hotel also has a gym which is open between 11 and 1 (just before lunch), a game room which is always open and a sauna (though it was 2 hot 2 bother 2 find it). Overall a good hotel.
Take your own sun brolly
This was the first time we have done a late booking we was very happy with this hotel good food very clean a little far away from the beach if you have young children. the pool is a very good size but the only thing that lets it down is to few sun brollys so come on get some more.
Good hotel but needs comedien etc. New ping pong net and maybe table ******
Whilst the Hotel was clean and tidy, the location is fantastic and the weather is lovely, the staff were grumpy and anything you asked them to do seemed too much trouble.
There was plenty of food at meal times, but don't be surprised if you come back looking like a chip!
Expect a rampage in the morning for a sun bed, the poolside is not big enough for the size of the hotel! If you do not get down to the pool for 9am you will nt get a sun bed or a position around the pool.
Good value for money
Good location - convenient for shops, bars, restaurants, bus and train stations. Food varied and plentifull, bar prices really cheap - couldn't complain at 1 euro for a glass of wine! Enjoyed our stay, but one word of warning - don't accept room 1110 - it doesn't have a window!!
Oh my Gosh
Im only 15 but have travelled around alot, this is the best hotel i have ever been to! The food entertainment, activities, people and situation and staff are all fantastic and i have stayed here for 4 years. Its a friendly environment and very child friendly. Everytime i visit something has changed either the dining room facilities, room decor, pool and so much more. Its a compact hotel but has everyting you will ever need and much more. Its not on the beach but its only 10 mins away! Its great and i go the same time every year! Its great for teenagers to as you can let them into town without a worry! Plase visit and have fun there! its great and maybe ill see u!
Spain it ain't
This is not a hotel for couples liking the sophisticated life. Whilst food provided at mealtimes is plentiful Michenlin standard it is not. Our room had rickety tacky furniture. The air conditioning was not available during the day when it was hot. Waste bins were at a premium. No details of the hotel and facitlites were provided in the room. Room service was a no no.All in all if you want a little luxury do not go here.
Very lively hotel !
Very lively hotel in the centre of Torremolinos. The entertainment team was fantastic. Thanks especially to Ales, Deborah and Amy ! Food was good and varied. Four bars with good prices for local and imported drinks. We come back next year !
Great place to stay
Very friendly hotel.Clean and tidy, All inclusive is your best option and they do a good picnic if you are going out for the day! Good distance from town and although not on the seafront it is only 10mins walk. Am going again this year for two weeks