Princesa Playa Hotel Aparamentos
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Leaving Almeria, we hit the road and found one of the great drives in the world. For a touch over two hundred & fifty kilometres we drove one of the most spectacular pieces of road you will come across, winding its way along the cliff tops and beaches of the Mediterranean for ninety percent of the time until you reach Marbella.
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We walked though the Marbella yacht harbor today. Lots of boat and some really big. On to Torremolinos today. When we were on the Canopus, there was a bus every Saturday morning to Torremolinos, which was considered the Spanish Riveria at the time.
... carving on a well groomed blue piste, where you felt comfortable enough to lean over and let your ski edges bite and do what they’re designed to do. It was similar in this case, the bends were not too tight and it was very comfortable leaning from side to side in almost a swaying action, working in unison with a machine that wanted to do exactly that. There weren’t many blue runs though!
We must have ridden a couple of hundred ...
... seem to be built on the edge of cliffs and spring up from nowhere, interconnected by winding roads, some wide and sweeping, others just wide enough for a car with a succession of the tightest hairpin bends you would ever want to ride up or down. After riding a wide road with long, graceful sweeping bends we stopped for fuel and Bob came up with the analogy of riding it was like skiing. This was a great analogy as the road we had just ridden was like ...
... 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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPrincesa Playa Hotel Aparamentos Marbella
These were excellent appartments which met all our needs. There were only two issues. 1. No WiFi in the rooms and the address when entered into Sat nav sends you all over the place as street details are incorrect.
Other than that staff friendly & helpful and rooms ok.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Princesa Playa Hotel Aparamentos Marbella
Great position excellent value
booked this hotel of internet and read mixed reviews prior to our short break. we couldn't have chosen a better location in marbella the hotel was facing the beach and 4-5 minutes walk to shops and old town. had a fab holiday and would definately consider this hotel again, great value for money.
Just back from Marbella and stayed at this hotel for 7 nights - highly recommended! Staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are a decent size with plenty of storage space, the decor is modern and tasteful, the kitchen facilites are basic but adequate for cooking breakfast or a simple meal and the sea views from the balcony are amazing!
The location of this hotel is perfect as a base in marbella... metres from the seafront and a 5 minute walk to the Old Town. There is a also a modern supermarket 2mins walk away from the hotel. Puerto Banus is 6km away - approx 8 euro in a taxi.
One of the best hotels I have stayed in - will definetly visit again!
I have just returned from a quick 4 day break at the Princessa Playa. The hotel was in an excellent location on the front and has shops/amenities/restuarants etc all on your doorstep. The hotel itself was very nice indeed. Very Clean, maids came everyday. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We were in a group of 10 and we all had different sized rooms, ours being the largest but all of the others were decent sized rooms. Fridge and oven hob. Showers are large and powerful. We had plenty of storage place too. Restaurant views were fantastic, the breakfast was quite expensive at 11 euros per person and just down the front you could pay 4 Euros for a full english with coffee and fresh orange. Would stay there again. We did actually get a bargain £85 for 3 nights, through Wintersunshine Holidays which made it an absolute bargain, I would have been prepared to pay that per night!
Princesa Playa Review
Visted the Marbella in February and stayed at the Princesa Playa. Booked via an agent and paid GBP 174 for 5 nights which is not bad for a 4 star hotel. The hotel itself is well located on the seafront with clean comfortable rooms. Nice to have a sea view. The TV was a small portable and reception was intermittent. So not 4 star more of a 3 star. My shower head would not fit in the housing on the rail, you would think that in a 4 star hotel they would check this out before booking someone in the room. It was not possible for them to address this problem so I lived with it. If you arrive late as I did (after 23:00) there are no restuarants open nearby, there is however a 24 hour supermarket just up the road
Great location, but...
Prime location, on the beach and within a few minutes walk to the old town and the shops, and our 7th floor room had a fantastic sea view with balcony. However, the room smelt of drains, interior fixings in the fridge were broken and the furniture and fittings were getting old.
The pool on the 9th floor is a bit small, but great views, and it wasn't too busy. Parking in the eerily half empty underground car park at €11 a day was almost as much as the car rental.
Staff very professional - hotel just needs refurbishing. It is quite cheap, so maybe you get what you pay for?
We stayed here one night in February. The studio was clean and compact but the Hotel Apartamentos Princesa Playa is the ONLY place I have ever stayed in my entire life (I have visited 4 continents and stayed in lodgings from family run pensions to fivestar hotels ) where they could not provide more than ONE extra blanket for a chilly mortal.
Stayed for 6 days in September. I would highly recommend this apart/hotel and will be booking again for next year.
Great place to stay
We were originally booked to stay somewhere else but it wasn't up to scratch so we went looking elsewhere and found the Princesa Playa.
Studios are compact but they have excellent storage and hence didn't feel too small. They also have seperate beds, not a sofa bed.
Fantastic location, modern, very clean and good value. Views are fantastic, make sure to get a frint or side view room. The pool is small but you can lie out and have a dip. The beach is 3 mins walk. Would stay here again.
Wanted a hotel on the seafront without paying over the odds for it. This hotel/apartment was perfect... great sea views and along the prom.
We stayed at the Hotel Princessa Playa for a weekend. It's position on the seafront is superb and within walking distance from the old town. We were looking for a hotel with breakfast and price wise this was excellent value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful and although the rooms are classed as apartments they are not very big and the cooking facilities are limited. On the plus side having a fridge and kettle in a Spanish Hotel is a bonus. The breakfast was very good and there is a private car park which can be used for a 11 euros per day. The view from the dining room is wonderful, it was clear enough to see Africa and all rooms have sea view. The roof top pool is very small, not even large enough for a swim but the hotel is right on the beach. The hotel is probably not the best choice for the high season The El Fuerte is nearby (but twice the price) but for a bed and breakfast weekend with fantastic views and everything within walking distance you can't beat it for the price.