Hotel Las Palomas

Address: Carmen Montes 1, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Andalusia, 29620, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Carmen Montes 1, Torremolinos, is near Playa La Carihuela, Playa El Bajondillo, Lobo Park, and Plaza Costa del Sol.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Las Palomas Torremolinos

The positives and negatives

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Have just returned from a two week stay at the Las Palomas Hotel, and to be honest can neither rave nor complain about the place. The hotel itself is large, and you can easily envisage it having been a rather grand affair back in its heyday, but sadly it is now past its heyday and some of its features like the indoor fountains were not working.

The decor is mainly brown giving it a 1960's feel but it is kept clean and well maintained. The bar area is OK, sprawling out into a small TV area and a largish dancefloor with stage where the entertainment acts appear. Having said this, the weeks we were there the entertainment appeared limited to bingo and quizes during most of the week nights, with actual "acts" only appearing a couple of times a week (typical spanish dancers, musical duos, parrot shows etc). The hotel caters for a mix of nationalities including British, French, German and predominantly Spanish. The pool is large and of a good size and depth with a childrens area barriered of at one end. There was no need to rush to get sunbeds of a morning as there are plenty of loungers and lots of poolside space. The surrounding gardens are beautiful as well.

The food is distinctly average to be honest. Breakfast was ok with all the usual choices of a hotel, cereals, breads, fruit and hot foods like eggs and bacon etc. The evening meals weren't that great. There was a good choice of starters and desserts but the main meals were let down by a lack of choice and variety (especially for vegetarians), with for example veal appearing every night, and there was not much that children would like. However it was possible to perm something together and they had good salads. The room we had was spacious and was kept extremely clean by the maid service who cleaned everyday and changed the bed linen every other day. We were fortunate to have a room overlooking the pool area, but if you are unfortunate enough to have a room on the other side you will find yourself looking out onto a very busy main road which slopes down one side of the hotel and which i can imagine to be extremely noisy until the early hours of the morning, having said that our room was very quiet. The main road is the biggest problem, it is extemely busy and accidents could easily happen. The best advice i can give is to exit the hotel by the gate near the adjacent Las Palomas apartments, so instead of walking down the road you can walk through the hotel gardens instead. The location of the hotel is great, situated in the La Carihuela area of Torremolinos. You are within easy walking distance of this "old town" area with a couple of narrow pedestrian streets full of shops, restaurants and bars which run parallel to the beachfront. The promenade runs from the other end of Torremolinos right through to the neighbouring resort of Benalmedina (which is well worth a visit) and is alos full of shops, ice cream cafes and bars which all stay open 'til very late. The beach is also nearby with plenty of loungers, pedalos, and amenities nearby. Overall i had an enjoyable two weeks, and as i said could neither rave nor complain about our accomodation. In my opinion La Carihuela is the most pleasant area of Torremolinos to be situated in. As we don't tend to go back to the same place twice we probably won't return to the hotel again.

Uphill Struggle

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Booked in to Las Palomas hotel on 29/11/03 for two weeks with First Choice holidays. Reception area of hotel is dark and dismal and is stuck in a sixties time warp. Reception staff were grumpy unhelpful old men. Rooms are a good size and clean but unfortunately no air conditioning which was much needed. The buffet meals were varied and enjoyable and waiters generally were friendly. The hotel does not possess a snack bar and anything needed outwith mealtimes comes courtesy of vending machines so remember your change. This was particularly unhelpful as we are both Diabetics. The bar - yes there is only one -shuts promptly at midnight - bah humbug-no need for paracetamol then, to cope with hangovers as you don't get long enough at the bar to aquire one! Beach is down a steep hill on a VERY busy main road, be extra careful with children as Spanish drivers don't obey rules of the road, but just go for a free for all even if that means mounting pavements, and only stop at zebra crossings if they feel like it. If you are feeling a bit sixties retro, only eat at mealtimes, don't drink much in the way of alcohol, are into hill climbing after a day at the beach and enjoy a bit of road rage, then this is undoubtably the hotel for you. Us - we wont be back, Thankyou. Patricia & David (48)

WASHING WARNING!

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We stayed in this hotel in August 2003. A good hotel in a good location, but lots of steps in and around the hotel. Air conditioning is available in the quite new, fully equipped apartments, or in the hotel rooms that face the busy road outside. Francisco the entertainment supervisor is brilliant at his job and makes everyone very welcome. Food is very well presented and plentiful. My one warning for people though is "Do Not" get your washing done by the hotel, as my 2 loads of washing cost me a staggering 101 euros (74)!

Never again

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Had misfortune to land at this hotel on an allocated on arrival basis with first choice holidays(its not in their brochure)23rd august 2003 for 2 weeks! Hotel may have been 3 star 30 years ago,pool area crumbling away, food very poor & staff rude & unhelpful! Don't book it!

Hated.....worst ever

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How can you possibly enjoy a Hotel that is dull...it is dated to the 60s with brown decor to match, rooms facing main road with constant noise.....and that was at Christmas time...internet cafe opposite, mopeheads flying up and down. Food boaring severe lack of variety especially for Children and Spring Rolls were the alternative to Turkey for Veggies on Xmas day!! we paid 800 for a week, self and child aged 8.....what a rip off. It is a pity as the Hotel is in a good location, near the town and beach and oh so many shops, but a total close down and revamp is called for. Sleepless nights and whoever lurks behind your connecting door should be considered.....try Sol Principe and you will go no where else....pity it closes at Xmas, this year maybe Sol Don Pablo!

Enjoyable Experience

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My son and myself went to Las Palomas this summer - July 2003 for two weeks .We both had an enjoyable time . All the staff at Las palomas made us both feel very welcome . They were very helpful , charming in particular the waiters . The food was OK however, they could have made alternatives for children and included childrens menus . Very disappointed about airconditioning as none in hotel rooms - however, despite this , the cleansiness , location and hotel was of very high standard . I will definitely be a returning guestMaria

Fantastic summer holiday

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Went to hotel Las Palomas in July 2003. Me and my family had a fantastic time. There was a wide variety of food choices and hotel was always clean and tidy.The hotel staff were also very friendly and wre always there to help.The entertainment manager francisco was very friendly and got everyone involved in the activites and he really made the holiday. The choice of entertainment in day and night was fantastic young or old. The hotel was in a very good location not far from beach and walking distance of bars and restraunts.

OK.....If you like noise

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Stayed for a week, end of May 2003, found general standard of hotel good, Food, Hygene etc. But due to long ongoing roadworks on main road all traffic is diverted down one side of the Hotel, With this and passing revellers if you are situated on this side of the acommadation DO NOT expect any sleep until after 5am as it is Extreemly noisy and will be for some time to come, check with tour operator and ensure you are on the pool side.

We had a great time!

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My mum and I spent out first Christmas away together out of London this last Christmas(2002) and we had one of the best Christmas's/New Year's we've had in years! From start to finish it was exactly what we hoped for. The food was fantastic with an excellent, wide range of meals, including Xmas day and New Years day gala meals. The hotel was always in pristine condition and whatever you wanted, it was never any trouble where the staff were concerned. It's located in a prime spot of Torremolinos, within easy reach of everything. We had a room facing the gardens, which meant that as we were not facing the road, we had no problem regarding traffic. They have 3 pools, one of which is a heated pool, which is perfect for December and the gardens are really pretty and great surroundings to relax in. We were originally supposed to be staying in the Castillo Santa Clare apartments but due to them closing for Christmas, our tour operators put us at the Las Palomas and we were so glad they did, because we couldn't have wished for a better Christmas. We will definitely be going back there again - I'm even planning on doing so this Christmas (2003)!If there was one critisicm I would make, that would be that the walls are quite thin, and the decor could do with a bit of a revamp, not because it was in poor condition, just that the chairs and the bar area look a bit dated, but then in a way, to us that gave us a nice feeling of being somewhere with a bit of tradition about it, but apart from that, with everything being excellent, it didn't matter to us because the staff and entertainment made us feel like part of a big family and at Christmas time it was very important to us - they just could not do enough for us and were fantastic all the way through the 2 weeks and I think it would be the same throughout the year, not just at Christmas. I'd recommend to anybody who wants to go to Torremolinos for Christmas to go to Las Palomas. My only real problem during the whole holiday was our next door neighbours! - considering it was a special time of the year, they were very miserable and did nothing but moan - but they were typically the type of people that even if it was a 5 star hotel, and Madonna was staying there, they'd still find something to moan about!!

Not reccomended

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Spent Xmas here....not good needs a total re vamp.

Food poor and not varied, not enough choice for vegetarians, connecting doors to rooms, could hear people next door going to loo, smoke wafting through, noise etc. Had to be moved from front of hotel due to traffic and noisy neighbours going on to 3.30 am. No air conditioning, bar area not cleared by am glasse ash trays lying, smokey atmosphere, Very poor value for money.

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