Sol Aloha Puerto
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On the way we stopped at Mijas for a bit and than drove through the mountains to Marbella. The weather was rather strange, a lot if wind and temperatures of around 25 which is pretty cool for here at this time of year. We walked through the little streets of the old town which was real nice and walked down to the boulevard following the beach for a bit. But as the wind was to fresh we went back up and had some lunch on a little square before ...
... where there as well. I hadn't seen Mary for about 40 years so it was really great to see her again. What a nice family !! We had a great time chatting away and we past the afternoon till 6 pm on their terrace and than watched Germany beat France with 0-1 and at 10 pm Brazil winning with 2-1 agains Colombia. Andrea real happy !! :-) after that we celebrated Riet's birthday at 12:00. We stayed up having fun till 2 am and than went to bed. 5th ...
... the water a comfortable temperature. However, when I tried to get into the waves, the sand changed to small pebbles under my feet, very hard to balance on and the water plunged suddenly from shallow to deep. The surf was also a little rough, so I had a very short dip!
We managed to raise ourselves for a leisurely lunch of scrumptious provolone cheese fried in ...
... to park their wee yachts and the streets are full of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Merc’s, Beamers etc but THE car for me was a little old Fiat 500 Arbath... a gem.
Trish met an old chum and after a night on the tiles, the balcony is tiled as is most of the apartment....didn’t I mention that.... we decided to “drop Gra home” this meant calling into the “White Towns” in the hills outside ...
... condor would stick its head all the way in to eat. Next they brought out vultures and audience participation began. They had us stick our arms out and the vultures would hop from arm to arm to get the "treat" the falconer had put there. If someone was wearing a hat they would perch on their heads. It was hilarious. The vultures perched on both Larry’s and Derek’s heads but I could get good pictures because the falconer was between me and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sol Aloha Puerto Torremolinos
Absolutely fantastic hotel, spotlessly clean, very friendly for a large hotel group.
This was a fabulous hotel, just a shame that our seaside town can't take a leaf out of their book. Excellent service, fantastic food, catering for all tastes. Keep the standard up!
Oh! for some quiet!
The rooms are very good, the food itself is good, but I did not like having to stand in line for it. The waiter staff are all getting on a bit resulting in a long wait for a table. Worst of all was the tremendous noise emanating from the only lounge in the entire hotel.
What the hotel needs is a quiet lounge with armchairs where one can relax, chat with other people and have quiet drink. unfortunately it does not compare favourable with other 4xxxx I have been in. A little finesse is lacking, although yhe atmosphere between those who come here year after year is great.
I travelled with my wife and 13 month old daughter and Booked a late deal and we were alc this hotel. For what we paid we had a good week 17-24 Jan 04. IMHO IF I paid a brochure price then I would be disapointed as I don't think I would rate this a 4*+ hotel as Thompson rate it, even with Spanish standards 3* is plenty. The rooms were very clean and benefitted from a seperate 'lounge' area, our chambermaid was excellent, v.friendly and claned our room thoroughly, (even washing out the baby's botles). Food was good, even if the waiters were a bit grumpy, not enough high-chairs and when you got one, you had to give it a good clean. You pay for a fridge through the mini-bar system, you buy 10 drinks (reasonably priced) which switches the fridge on for your stay, we paid for a late check out, but they switched off the fridge at 9.00am that day, after 3 attempts to get it back on, (it never did get put back on ) we complained and didn't have to pay for the late check-out (after a struggle). Activities wise not much to do especially if you're young, children would be bored in the winter months. We would come back again, especially for the location, but not paying the full brochure price.
Enjoyed my stay but...
We recently enjoyed our stay at Aloha Puerto for 3 weeks. The Hotel was clean, and we had a nice room overlooking the sea. The buffet was nice and well stocked, but after a week, got a little boring. My main complaint was the television was advertised as satellite or cable, but was not up to par in the US. There were only 2 channels which were in English, CNN and Sky News from Britain. There were no movie channels.
The room furniture was very uncomfortable, sofa and bed were horrible.
It needs to be updated. Otherwise, the hotel was centrally located and easily accessible to buses.
Simply the best
My wife and I visit this Hotel twice a year and it is always a pleasure to return. The staff are all very efficient and most have been employed there for a number of years. The apartments have been refurbished as has the dining room. We would not hesitate to recommend a holiday here.
Lionheart from London
I spent last week in Sol Aloha Puerto, and partially due to excellent reviews in this web site. The hotel is just regular - neither better nor worse than other 4-star hotes on the Costa del Sol.
Expensive (...; room only to be paid in advance for the entire stay, incredible for a 4 star hotel), services not in line with rating. Rooms with very old and crumbling furnishing. Swimming pool towel service substantially anavailable because of eternal absence of the man in charge of. Really a bad adventure. To be avoided.
I have been their 4 years in a row! it has alot to offer a family. The entertainment during the day and at night are excelent and i have also been involved in doing some of the plays they hold at night were they allow people in the hotel to take part. The hotel is in a great location right by the beach and within easy reach of major supermarkets and smaller shops. A few minutes walk from the hotel their is a internet cafe hich is good value, but thier is also internet avaibile in the hotel. The day entertainment is very good, you have the opportunity to win certificates in many activites such as water polo, archery, shooting, volly ball on the beach, football, football tenis and table tenis. their also matches against the hotel next door. The night life it vibrant, you can walk along the beach front, go to resaurants, clubs and booz is cheap!. Their are many water sports avaible for a small cost such as absailing, pedal boats etc if you go to the beach just ask.
Really liked the dancing
The hotel was very good, and the meals excellent, with a varied choice at every meal. The bar service was first class and the dancing each evening was enjoyed by the cosmopolitan clientele. The entertainment provided by the hotel was first class. The midday 'happy hour' in the beachside restaurant proved a winner. Will be returning.