Travel Blogs from Fuengirola
Hi everyone! We left Houston right on time and I arrived in London (btw the new Heathrow terminal is awesome....like a damn mall) on the 11th, hung out, read a book and waited for my flight. Right before we were getting on the plane, I met another girl in our program, Jannett. She and i talked for a while and then we got on the plane. Arrived in …
When all seemed lost in Spain, Joe and I took a trip to a new area... The train ends in Fuengirola, so to go further down the coast, you have to take a bus which is quite easy to catch. We took a nice ride about 30 minutes down the coast to Marbella; however, we transferred to another bus to take us to Puerto Banus, which I'l describe first. Puerto …
... square. We popped into a drapery store, they had the most beautiful baby wear , shame my babies are getting bigger! Our last stop was at a citrus farm, we were meant to go there first but because there were 3 buses doing the same tour we did our tour in reverse. As there are only 6 of us speaking English ( only 36 English speaking in total on this half of the cruise!) we share the bus with Spaniards, they had thrown ...
Our final day on board was at sea. We played Bingo for the last time and went to Shogun for a sushi lunch for Vicki's birthday. We had plans for the Japanese steakhouse later that night. We packed up our suitcases, went to dinner, saw the final show called Elements, and went to the casino. I got there just a few short hours after the German couple that had been stalking my play ...
... This city is about 10,000 people in whitewashed buildings close to the narrow streets. The cabs in town is a fleet of donkeys with carriages for two or four people. We started our walking tour to a church cut right into the rock on top of the cliff. The most beautiful robes were displayed behind glass.
The narrow streets gave way to shops filled with leather goods, linens, and the ever present fashion accessory in Spain, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel-Apartamentos PYR-Fuengirola
Ubicación Fantástica - Precio Todavía Mejor!
No soy el tipo de persona que normalmente se hospeda en hoteles económicos, pero en esta ocasión, con un grupo de 28 chicas durante un fin de semana de sólo mujeres, fue nuestra única opción. Tengo que decir que mis reservaciones iniciales fueron completamente borradas del sistema. Al llegar, nos recibió un personal de recepción muy amable que hablaba inglés. Las habitaciones son amplias, y aunque hay un poco de ruido desde la calle principal vecina, es bastante soportable, a no ser de que estés por la piscina, donde las conversaciones pueden ser problemáticas durante las horas punta. Puedo recomendar muchísimo este hotel, ya que es de un valor increíble para lo que cuesta, lo cual es importante dado lo caro que es la comida y las bebidas por aquí.
Excellent location, spacious rooms, pool & beach, and i we found a trick
We found out that in the same building there is a agency that rents out the same apartments, BUT for a lot less money . It is a great location , spacious and clean rooms with kitchenettes , ... They are young , friendly , helpful , welcoming , ... we are for sure coming back with them .
We have just returned from this hotel and could not wait to leave!!
"Nightmare on Elm Street" Dont expect a service from them!!
We were mugged only seconds away from the Hotel door and then refused a Free phone call to the local police station, They charged us 8 Euro's to call the Police. Also a friend was attacked by Ladies of the Night which this Hotel is surronded by. Our room was spotless clean and had nice views but overall I would never stay at this hotel is someone else paid me to. Staff are unhelpful and non welcoming. Please dont expect any service or loyality for your stay and your custom.
We were warned by a guest on our first day about the area, Now we wish we had found another hotel.
Stay at this hotel if all you want is a clean room with no service or safety. Otherwise find another hotel!!
Fantastic Location - Even better Price!
I'm not one for staying in Budget hotels but on this occasion with a group of 28 girls on a hen weekend it was the only option. I have to say my initial reservations were COMPLETELY obliterated on arrival - being greeted by very friendly, English speaking reception staff. The rooms are spacious and clean and although there is some noise from the main road next door it is quite bearable (unless you are by the pool where conversations can be tricky in rush hour!)
I can thoroughly recommend staying in this hotel as it is amazing value for money - which is important given how expensive it is to eat and drink around here!
Don't stay here for another 2 years!
Just returned from The Pyr. It is a great hotel, great location & good quality rooms for the money BUT it is right next door to a huge constrcution site right on the front whre thay are building a huge underground car park! I spoke to several local bar owners who said the the disruption is expected to last for at least 2 years. So unless you want to be woken by lorries/cranes & heavy lifting gear at 7am every morning don't stay here!
I stayed here with a gang of golfers back in May and November 2004.
End of the pier TAT
I must have stayed at the other PYR on the Costa ; the place ( after renovation ?! ) is stuck in the 70's with really worn fixtures and fittings and overall decor. I would liken it to a dorm with big long corridors, constant coming and going and unfriendly lifts. I used it as a base for a golfing trip and thankfully that meant spending little time in the place other than sleeping, which I didn't get a lot of ! If I had booked this for family and friends they would have disowned me and rightly so. AVOID.
I have stayed at the Pyr hotel in Fuengirola more than twenty times, the first time 1979 and then almost every year.Of course I love it!!!Give my regards to them, some of them have been almost friends.Arne Harner.
The Pyr Fuengirola is currently under (unobtrusive) renovation, which in my opinion will move the the Pyr from a 3 star to a 3 star plus establishment. The hotel is apartment style with facilities to make light meals. Higher floors have amazing views of the ocean, mountains and promenade which runs the length of the town. (These rooms were still undergoing renovations as of Dec 2002). Lower floors where renovations have already taken place sport brand new everything! Comfortable and clean with a helpful/smiling staff the Pyr boasts a fantastic location, directly opposite the beach, overlooking the promenade, surrounded by restaurants, grocers and shopping from markets to haute couture. Off season (Nov through March) is a great time to go as crowds are kept to a minimum and temperatures/weather remains mild and sunny (mid December daytime temperatures reached 19C (66F). Staying in Fuengirola offers easy access to the many sights of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas from the famous white villages to the Rock of Gibraltar to Morocco.