Travel Blogs from Fuengirola
... and mobile home) travellers. Bob and Sini had planned a ride out to and around the White Villages of the Andalusian Mountains and very kindly invited me along. We set off the following morning with Bob riding lead and Sini navigating.
The ride up to our first coffee stop was challenging with spectacular views along a winding mountain road gaining height steadily, after a really poor overtaking manoeuvre I led the final few minutes to the cafe. ...
Riding with Bob and Sini
I met Bob and Sini at Mont St Michele at the beginning of my trip. We met where the motorcycles parked and ended up walking around most of the Mont together, we exchanged details and kept in touch via e mail. Bob and Sin had rented a timeshare for the week in Marbella and I was heading to Gibraltar so we agreed to meet up.
Finding a resort that had changed its name in Marbella was a challenge in itself, luckily I stopped ...
... falling to their deaths. He maintains several climbing and skydiving websites and is currently having a documentary made featuring his Spanish mountaineering exploits. And I picked this dude for what I thought was going to be a few days of leisurely walking and communing with nature........??!! Well the first day was fine. Only three of us. Me, Veve, and Richard, both of whom I knew from the villa. Both are in their mid seventies but are ...
... 8217;s old stomping ground, and then went on to one of the only remaining Roman ruins in Andalucía, El Teatro Romano- the Roman Ampitheatre. Jane then treated us to a long lunch in the square where needless to say we enjoyed a few vino tintos and one or two cervezas . We parted in the mid afternoon as Sue and Jane went to the Picasso Museum. It’s ...
... anything today that could be in the guidebooks of tomorrow! Phew! We meandered through the narrow streets and had lunch at "Santiago", on the beach. Built in the 50's it started out as a to-go cart by the sea. It is one of the oldest and swankiest restaurants in Marbella. Santiago Dominguez still oversees his restaurant and is known throughout Europe as one of the great restauranteurs! At the end of your meal, he comes out and thanks you for coming, a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ronda 4 Fuengirola
My boyfriend and I went as a last minute booking from the internet and had no idea what to expect. We arrived at the hotel at about half past one in the afternoon the day before good friday, to be told our room was not going to be ready till half four or five o'clock. This was not too much of a problem for us as we just went to the two pubs right next to the hotel the Talk of the Town and the one next to it (which we went everyday for our late breakfast) and a wonder about outside the hotel where there are lots of pubs and a promenade next to the beach. When we did get our room we were pleasantly suprised it was spacious and clean although basic. It was quiet at this time of year and the weather was cloudy with some sunshine. It was quite a walk from the hotel to the centre of the town about half an hour but this wasn't a problem as it was a nice walk along a clean promenade. The room was not cleaned for the 4 nights we stayed and no fresh towels but it was the easter weekend with bank holidays. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. Overall it was a nice 5 day break and I would consider going back there at this time of year.
Schön und ruhig
Sehr schöne und sehr ruhige Appartements. Das Wetter war spitze und die Angestellten waren sehr zuvorkommend und freundlich. Nur 15 Minuten vom Stadtzentrum entfernt, gute Strände vor dem Hotel. Es gibt in der Nähe des Hotels ein paar Restaurants, aber das beste war für uns Charlies's Restaurant, in dem es spanisches und englisches Essen gab und das sehr freundliche Angestellte hatte. Es ist ein Muss.
Nice and quit
Very nice apartments and very quiet.The weather was great and the staff was very polite and pleasant. Just 15 min from city center ,good beaches at the front,There are a few restaurants near the hotel but for us the best was Charlies´s restaurant with spanish and english food and very friendly staff .It is a must
We stayed at the Ronda 4 from the 10th March 2007 for one week. We booked through Flightline and paid extra for a sea view. On checking in and going to our room I had expected to be at the front of the building overlooking the sea but we were at the side. Went back to reception to be told that only the two bedroom apartments look straight on to the beach and that our tour operator should have told us. We accepted the room and it would have been hard to argue as we had a side seaview but that was not what I was expecting.
Just returned from Fuengirola. Our two weeks stay at the Ronda 4 was one of the best holidays we have had. The staff are very friendly. The whole place is very clean and tidy. It has a well stocked supermarket just around the corner, a nice bar with reasonable prices. There are loads of bars cafe's and restaraunts minuets away. It is actually in Los Boliches Fuengirola town is a thirty minuet walk away, but a very pleasant walk along the spotlessly clean promanade. If you like a sea view ask for a room above floor 2. This time of year there is more sun to the left of the block. So if you like to sit in the sun on your balcony ask for a pool view. The railway station is only ten minuets walk and is great, for two or three euro's you can go to loads of places, and it's always on time. All in all a good place in a very pleasant part of Spain.
Cheep and cheerful
Stayed May 2006 The staff very friendly and helpful, the rooms basic but clean,the beach across the road, hotel is in a nice quiet part, not too far out and good bars all around, very near train station about 5 mins walk can get around for 1euro40, pool very nice and clean.
Not a lot for children but if your looking for a nice clean place to stay and a beach holiday you will not go wrong staying here,if you are looking for fun packed holiday then go to Benidorm
I used to live in Fuengirola just next door to Ronda 4, but before I lived there this is where I always used to stay. The rooms are always clean, the staff are always polite, it is about 20 footsteps away from the beautiful white beach and also has a nice pool in the gardens. There are many great bars such as Talk of the Town, Flavs and Cheers within 1 minutes walk and is only 10 - 15 minutes away from the busy Fuengirola Nightlife Town. This is a lovely set of apartments suitable for all different age groups.
Okay but some problems
Ronda IV apartments are basic but adequate. The pool area is lovely but unfortunately we were unable to use it as the weather wasn't warm enough.
We did experience one worrying incident - the fire alarm went off at 5am - everyone congregated in the foyer or outside but what was of most concern was that no-one took charge of the incident. The concierge did not have an action plan, no manager appeared, neither did the fire brigade or one of the holiday company reps. We were told that the alarm had gone off because rain water had got into the system. People then made their way back to their rooms but no-one had checked the building. I am concerned of what could have happened had the fire alarm been a real fire.
My Friend and I stayed for two weeks at Ronda 4, we were well satisfied with these apartments, they were large with good cooking facilities spotlessly clean I have travelled for years particularly Spain, but these were the best apartments ever.Very quite with the beach just across the street, reception staff very considerate and helpful, maid service good, cannot find any fault at all with the ronda 4 and we had a lovely relaxing holiday there.
Beware of mossys
for people in any ronda either 1,2,3 or four
anyone heading to any of the ronda apartments this summer beware of mossys.
in their 1000s.
because of the lack of rain in the winter the waterbeds are dried up and are full of our little fellows.
we stayed in ronda 3 which is quite nice ,could be cleaner but is was hiving after 10pm with the mossy.
woulld i go back ?????