Hotel Puente Real
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Imogen and I were left to ourselves in Malaga; all our tour guides had left and Ruben was at work.
We made our way into the city for lunch, after all the greasy tapas I was quite excited to devour my Mexican salad at the port. It was quite a cultural experience; the restaurants were all joined in one section, offering us Greek, Indian, Mexican or Argentinian Grill.
Malaga has a rich Moorish past with a well preserved Alcazaba in its ...
... would be enough to get in and have at least one drink. We tracked down the same guy, he was leading another family there so we tagged along but once we got the the bar another guy came out and grabbed him. Told us we would get two drinks and a shot for 10 euro's. Sweet. The guy who first found us turned around, in Spanish he was telling the other guy that he bought us here and the other guy grabbed me and pulled me in to get in, we apologised to the first guy… hope he got ...
... are just as much of a farce as the days. We'd normally start pres at our apartment around 10pm, then head out after midnight. Cos we were told they party hard in Malaga. The locals just don't know how to feria. Most of them pike by 2am. Those who stay out just stand around the clubs, not buying drinks. When you do try and talk to people, none of them can speak English. Even if ...
... tourist deaths and hasn't re opened despite a €7 million grant in 2006. We watch as some climbers make their way along what is left of it. John cringes. Next day we visit the national park El Torcal. This is an area of bizarre landscape with a maze of gullies and ravines, limestone pinnacles and cliffs. Apparently Europes largest lizard lives here, the ocellated lizard. We follow one of two signposted walks through the weird and wonderful landscape. To use the word ...
... shuttle. An hour later I went back inside to see what was going on. He said they were on a different flight and it could be another 20 minutes. I went back to report to Wolfi and we contemplated sitting and having a beer. By this time we had already had a Magnum ice cream but the beer advertisement at the cerveceria across from us was becoming very distracting. However, only a few minutes later our driver came out with his two other passengers.
We talked as ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Puente Real Torremolinos
This was the first time i had been to the costa del sol. i was very worried at first because of the reviews i heard. Once i gort there i forgot all about them, the hotel was very clean. There was an entertainer there who wa brilliant he done the club dance everyday at 11 in the morning to the cha cha slide it was brill. The bar staff were a bit rude and if you were all inclusive wopuld only allow you to have small drinks in plastic cups. At meal time all incliusive guests were not allowed spirits e.g whisky brandy (ect). the hotel was right overlooking the beach howewver in a very quiet area of Torremolinos. The hoilday was fab, weather was great i would defo consider staying at the puente Real again.
Brill for kids!
my husband and i took our then 3 year old son there in summer of 2002. i could not fault it in any way whatsoever. the pool was kept clean, the food in the hotel was lovely and very varied (we were HB). the grounds were lovely. minigolf and playground for kids was great. accomodation in apartment was clean and we had no complaints. Overall, it was a great holiday and we are definitely returning this summer!
A typically average hotel striving to be better. Entertainment is good for children with reps scouring the poolside for volunteers to play darts, pool, football and various other games. Evening entertainment is good but restricted to a weekly cycle.Staff friendly. If travelling with young men or women e.g. late teens early twenties advise them to take taxis everywhere at night. There are security guards at the hotel.
This was an all inclusive holiday but very little was included! There was no child club for eleven year olds. The food in the restaurant was appauling! You could not get a drink at the reception bar unless you paid, for it to be free you had to walk over the other side of the complex to the bar there while the entertainment was held at the reception bar. Dinner drinks were limited to beer, wine and soft drinks. One day the children were allowed crisps which were locally produced but the other days they could not - despite not liking the restaurant food. All drinks were put in a plastic glass even at dinner time but you were only allowed a glass if you paid. My family has been all inclusive many times with no problems. the entertainment was dreadful and limited - often cancelled! The rep was informed at day one and again on day four and his responce that this is the way all inclusive is! I went on holiday to relax but i came back more stressed out than when i left!
To anyone who is searching for a perfect holiday destination look no further as The Puente Real is the place to be.I went there first in Sept 2002 and returned in 2003 and will go again this year.There is no need to leave the complex for any reason.Entertainment is excellent day and night, it carries on until approx 11-12pm from 9am with an hour or two break in between.Hotel entertainment staff are the best I have come across and really do their best to make you enjoy your holiday.Night entertainment is brill and so funny, I was even part of a concert on stage!!!We stayed in the apartments which were very comfortable and gives you more space and freedom. When we arrived at first our apt had been double booked but we ended up getting an apartment on the first floor with a pool view which was fantastic.I would recommend this hotel to anybody and would guarantee you a fantastic time which the beach directly across the road and the train station a 10 min walk away.Shops, restaurants,promanade,bars ext all in direct proximity.
Husband and I spent our Honeymoon here at beginning of September 2003.
No go pool
july apartments great no problems.
if you want a bed by the pool be prepared to get up at 6 oclock in the morning we stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks and never once got a bed by the pool every one had towels on by 8.30 it should not be allowed
my friend and I had a fantastic time here. The pool was lovely, the staff friendly and our Sky Holidays rep was great. We were able to arrange lots of day trips - including one to Gibraltar, one to a crocodile park and one to a safari park and there were a lot more that we just didn't have time to do. All at really great prices, we did things every day of the week we were there and it only cost us 85 euros altogether. We stayed in the self catering apartments which were just right; nice bathroom, sitting room, bedroom and kitchen. Hot water was always available and the kitchen facilities were good, although we mostly ate from the pool bar which was really nice. We had a maid service every other day to make the beds and change the towels and once when we ran out of toilet rolls we went to Reception and told them, and then by the time we got back up to our room some more had been put in the room! The evening entertainment was the best part - a guy called Jose did shows and contests and he was absolutely fantastic. he had us in stitches. we were up on the stage with him every night dancing. We would go back just for him! And they had acts some nights doing proper shows - we had a flamenco show, a parrot show and an acrobatic show while we were there. And every night at 9pm there is a disco for the children before the adult entertainment. There are also daily pool side competions and games for which the winner redeives a certificate that is presented that evening after the kids mini disco. We went out to a bar one night but then didn't bother after that because the hotel's entertainment was so good and such fun. We had a great time.
We have just got back from our holiday 31/5/03 to 7/6/03. All building work is now stopped for the summer. The new pool and pool bar is now finished. The pool is great and no longer a boring oblong. Food in the hotel was better than I thought it was going to be. The Libra Holiday rep was vey helpfull as well as the hotel staff. All in all we had a brilliant time. It seems to me if you go out of season i.e. winter and early spring you have to expect some work going on, hotels have to refurbish at some time!!.
We have just had our worst ever holiday - thanks to this hotel. There was major refurbishment and building work going on all around. The pool was being relocated, the pool bar was under construction - as was a terrace bar. The tennis courts and bowling area were in a terrible state and were being refurbished. A big new building also seemed to be going up, so there were plenty of lorries and JCBs moving through the hotel grounds. In fact, there were workmen, heavy plant, and cables and equipment everywhere. Piles of earth and sand were all over the grounds - and many areas were screened off with plastic sheeting. The noise was pretty bad in our room. There were no facilities other than the hotel's only bar. There was no hot water for several days in the very shabby apartment block - which needs complete refurbishment. Some people in the block had no water at all for many days. The hot water boiler leaked, looked like an electrical hazard and also flooded the kitchen. The cooker and fridge were rusty. The view from the balcony was a concrete wall a few metres awayHotel staff were very nice but failed to do anything about the water problems. Relocation to the main hotel building was refused ("as Spanish guests are expected"). Airtours reps failed to offer any help - although we offered to pay for an upgrade. Finally, we took an early flight home - and were charged £190 by Airtours for this minor admin task.This hotel - or at least this block - should not have been open at this time. When the work is finished I am sure it will be pleasant enough, but I don't intend to find out.Next time we will ask about building work (but we won't be going with Airtours).