The balconies are huge, full length balconies.
The lifts from reception up to the rooms are very small and slow, if you're lucky to be on the 1st or 2nd floor (we were on 2nd), take the stairs next to the lifts, much easier.
The pool area is fine, it didn't seem to get too crowded and there seemed to be enough sunbeds to go round. We used to get down there around 08:30am and we were normally the first people down. You CANNOT reserve sunbeds, if you put towels or something down and you don't actually come down for an hour or so, your stuff will be removed by the pool guy. On the subject of the pool guy, he was the only bad thing about the holiday. An arrogant, ignorant idiot who totally ignored English people and moved towels and possessions from sunbeds even if you'd been by the pool for an hour and you dared to go to breakfast he would come round and move all your possessions. This happened to us and yet a spanish couple next to us left their beds for over 4 hours and he did nothing. This happened virtually every day where he didn't move any spanish peoples gear. I tried to talk to him and he said 'no speak English' and went to walk away! It's a shame because it just put a bit of a downer on the time spent by the poolside. The cleaners only come round twice in a week and they won't provide new towels outside of those times, when we asked at reception for clean towels we were told no, we had to clean the ones we had (you have a washing machine and tumble dryer in the kitchen). I kind of understand the thinking but if you had a family I guess you would spend a fair bit of time doing the washing on holiday!! Make sure you take beach towels with you as they are not provided at the pool.
The beach is only a couple of hundred yards or so away as are many bars and restaurants and they are excellent for breakfasts. The promenade is excellent and runs all the way down to the marina and then on to Torremolinos, with bars and restaurants all along it. It's a very pleasant 30-40 min walk down to the marina which is fantastic. Restaurant prices in the marina are quite expensive but the ones along the promenade can be very reasonable. Prices aren't all that different to the UK with a pint of beer normally around 3 euro's and a two or three course meal for two around the 25-35 euro mark.
Lastly, if you fly into Malaga airport, don't waste your money on a cab to the hotel, it costs 25 euro's for a cab to the Arcosur but if you walk out the entrance of the airport, cross the road in fron of you and walk through the car park to the other side, (4 min walk) you'll find the train station. Trains run often and it's 1.5 euros for a ticket. You need to go to Arroyo de la Miel which is about 10 stops - takes about 25-30 mins. From Arroyo a cab costs 5 euros to the hotel so you can save a fair bit of money.
We'll definitely consider coming back to the Arcosur, a very nice stay indeed.
Travel operator: Independent
Free safe, you picked your own code & put it in. Had electic shutter on balcony doors which felt very safe.
Plenty of glasses, cutlery, crockery and towels. Use dishwashing machine, washer & dryer (put knob on f for drying. Only problem was that all info given (except for safe) was in spanish.
Apartments a nice size for my husband and I but maybe a bit of a squeee for 4 people. Balcony had table and 2 chairs.
The whole hotel was very clean & you didn't have to wait too long for the lifts.
We had a great holiday and if we ever go back would use these apartments again.
Travel operator: Sumaster
Travel operator: Sunmaster
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