Sol Aloha Puerto
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Imogen and I had also purchased a football (soccer) guernsey for the Barcelona team which we noted along the trip that he wanted. To source the correct size we had told him in Barcelona that I would be buying one for my brother who was a similar size to him ;).
All packed up i was feeling a mix of excitement and nostalgia, it would be strange to travel on without Ruben and Mette who I had been with for 3.5 weeks.
... just aren't the same when you don't understand the language
So while we were getting freezing cold drinking our last drink we figured that everyone we had come in with was gone and even others arriving after us had left.. We were clearly hard core. haha. But we realised that you are supposed to have one drink in the ice bar, then you get cold and get to go sit out in the nice area of the bar out the front. Ha not for us though.
We couldn't find an ATM so slowly made our ...
... are just as much of a farce as the days. We'd normally start pres at our apartment around 10pm, then head out after midnight. Cos we were told they party hard in Malaga. The locals just don't know how to feria. Most of them pike by 2am. Those who stay out just stand around the clubs, not buying drinks. When you do try and talk to people, none of them can speak English. Even if ...
... a real awareness of landslides during or after heavy rain. Thankfully we arrive safe and sound and park Sharron next to the railway station which pleases John no end. When it stops raining, we take a stroll up the mountain through beautiful pine forests and muddy streams. We pass by a waterfall the colour of coffee from all the rain washing down the mud from the hillsides. Some new age hippies have set up a shack serving meals and offering overnight accommodation. We chat ...
... my driving capabilities) and my glasses have been knocked askance during this little struggle. In short I can only imagine that I looked as if I had been mugged and shoved into an enormous post box. Luckily, I did have one arm on the street side of the gate and was able to flag down a pedestrian. Thankfully he did not look too perturbed, and because of this I like to imagine this must happen all the time. Between us we managed to communicate the particulars of my predicament ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.