Sol Aloha Puerto
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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.
Very skilled and friendly staff (nevertheless strictly rejected to provide me with late check-out in spite of numerous applications).
Too overcrowded in comparison with hotel's facilities - only one buffet restaurant (always full of guests) and one pool (no free lounges at all if not booked before 7 a.m.)
- Internet terminals are usually out of order. - Often blackouts
because of this awful heat . - No entertainments for adults.
And most ridiculous...
- So called mini-bar in your room is a refrigirator disconnected from
power that will be switched on and filled with drinks after you pay in
advance for all of them (minimum 10 items). -Collecting payments for
using sun lounges outside the pool area on the small hotel's territory.
In general... Not bad but might be better.
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.
It is an excelent hotel
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.
Excellent hotel in a Prominent Beach location. Consisting of three blocks with common areas (reception restaurant, and entertainment) built between.
Easy access to the Beach promenade (paved beach front running between Torremolinos and Benalmadena). Although the address says Torremolinos its about a mile and a half away. And only a 2-minute walk from the luxury port of Benalmadena. (This is a positive point not a negative point) Surrounded at the back by bars and restaurants, though the hotel restaurant is superb.
2 pools, (1 Heated) enables swimming all year round, and a childrens paddle area. Tennis courts.
Quite a few steps, but disabled facilities are excellent as ramps and lifts provide alternative access for those who find them difficult.
Rooms are fantastic though its worth paying extra for a sunny side view (in blocks 3 and 2 Not in block 1) so you can see the sun rise over the sea and set over the Port (Benalmadena) all from your balcony.
Staff are friendly, efficient and multi lingual.
Entertainment is good, though this last year (2002) has declined.. This may be in part due to the fact that we have seen all the shows over the last three years we have been visiting. Or could be due to management discission to concentrate budget on Flamenco dancing. (Take your earplugs)
We have booked again for next year.
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