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... off. Near Gibraltar we saw a sign for a camping and went to have a look. It was a real weird camping and the kind that was only with people in the weekend. The real old guy from the reception was a real weird German and looked as if he walked out of a creepy film. We walked through the camping before deciding and especially Andrea didn't feel like staying so we left and drove off passed Gibraltar and Terifa where we found a real nice surfers ...
We found a nice camping at Almayate around 2 pm, got ourselves organized and had some lunch. We had a drink at the camping café/restaurant first and than went to check out the beach. We stayed there for the afternoon until 6 and then got ready for our paella that we ordered at 7 pm. It was pretty good and we enjoyed it sitting on the terrace till late. We had phoned Nico and Riet, friends of my mother to see if they wanted to meet us tomorrow in ...
After a modest continental breakfast at our accommodation, Judy and Herb explored Torremolinos while Maryln and I stretched out on the super comfortable cushioned lounge chairs under the thatched umbrellas on the topless beach just across the road.
It was another beautiful sunny day in Spain and the water beckoned.
The sand on the beach is brownish but ...
Speakin of bull fighters, Orson Welles is buried in Ronda, I know he wasn’t a bull fighter! Orson wanted to be buried in Ronda so his pal, a local bull fighter chappie buried his ashes on his ranch, mighty nice of him eh? Ernest Hemingway stayed here too and mentioned fighters been chucked off the “new bridge” in For Whom the Bell Tolls, during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930’s ,it’s a LONG way ...
... checked into our hotel we strolled alone the waterfront, selecting a seaside restaurant for a glass of wine and to unwind a bit after the long trip. Quite by accident Birgitta passed us on her way to have lunch with some friends. So our celebration started with brief hellos and a plan to meet them after we finished our lunch. We joined their group at a nearby restaurant to say hello and enjoy one more glass of wine...a graceful way to ease into ...
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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 .
Lovely hotel - staff useless!
We have just returned from this hotel and could not wait to leave!!
I travelled as part of a group of 8 ladies for a 4 day hen weekend.
It all started upon arrival - our rooms were not ready (time of arrival 2.30pm!) but we were lucky enough to be offered a 3 bedroomed 2 bathroomed apartment on the 9th floor which was lovely. Air conditioned with a huge balcony which i cannot fault!
Although on the 2nd night 1 of our party was mugged right outside the hotel we were togaether as we had been warned about this. Then after giving chase (yes this was stupid!) another member of our party was attacked by one of the prostitutes that hang around also outside the hotel! We were very distraught and upset and went straight to reception to call the police who refused to do this or let us use their telephone but were told to call them from our room and that we would be charged for the call!! The reception staff were very unhelpful and caused a lot of unneeded stress. We called the polioce for approx 5 minutes and reported this only to be told we had to attend the police station anyway!!
On the evening before we were due to leave we asked the staff if we owed anything and were told no. The last night was spent in our room as we were too afraid to leave.
When we checked out the following morning we were slapped with a bill for 8euros for the use of the telephone we protested at this only to be told pay up or they were going to call the police on us! One of the girls told them that she couldnt pay as her money was stolen therefore she didnft have any! again tough luck! I paid the bill for her as we wanted to leave asap.
We can honestly say we would never travel or reccomend this hotel to anyone it was a total cock up from start to finish!
"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!
A bit dodgy, but not bad
I stayed here with a gang of golfers back in May and November 2004.
The rooms themselves were more than adequate with facilities to do a bit of cooking if that's what floats your boat. Some of the hotel staff have a bit of a problem with English (but why shouldn't they) although I think the desk staff should have a good understanding as there is a good number of English people staying here. So as for the hotel, absolutely no problems at all and if you are given a room on a high floor the views of the surrounding mountains are wonderful.
The problem I noticed was that during the winter months the hotel tends to attract certain ladies of the night as there normal abode is closed at this time of year (according to all reports). Now myself and my golfing buddies have absolutely no problem with these people as they do not approach people in any way but I can imagine that it would be a hindrance to the not so broad minded. Saying that, if you did not know who these people were you would not know what they were.
So all in all, yes no problem, and would I stay again, I'll have to save up first.
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.
Great location for exploring the Costa Del Sol
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.
Warning: you will hear just as many British accents as Spanish - but don't let that put you off. Fuengirola is a fun, inexpensive getaway that offers an alternative to the typical sun destinations traditionally visited during the winter season.
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