A reasonable swimming pool and friendly staff. an excellent holiday and thoroughly recommended.
Travel operator: Thomson
The porter brought our cases up about 15 mins later, had a look around the room, yes there is some modernisation to be done but only a few tweaks, like the TV was too small and old fashioned a few English channels, but to be honest I was sick of seeing heartbeat every single day, and of course we never really want to sit in our room with so much to do outside.
The staff were a lovely bunch of hardworking folk, a BIG thank you, they really do deserve a lot of credit, even the maids.
Drinks prices for a hotel are really reasonable, for example, wine glass of red, 2.00euro, and that’s a large glass, nice sangria also.
Breakfast, an array of choice nice hash browns, English and great cakes and pastries, 2 minors though. Pate was not so good, and the milk was warm, reason why I never had cereal. But my choice every morning I had brown toast, tomatoes, yummy, and omelettes, mushroom, ham or ask for plain made there in front of you. Coffee bland and not so good, but there pineapple juice was nice. Would have liked a better pate to have on my toast though.
The entertainment upstairs was bar singers and different every night, one girl, had a better voice than any x factor singer! Wasted at the hotel, she was amazing, relaxed atmosphere.
We sunbathed on the terraced every other day, and beach every other day, 4.50 euro for bed and umbrella. Thank you to Angela who owns the beds on the beach lovely Spanish lady who remembers us every year.
Los Boliches where we were is still amazing, a lot quieter in the bars, spoke a few people who own them said it’s been hard with the rain, volcanic cloud, and holiday companies going bust.
Walked up to Los Boliches church, took some pictures, wedding going on, wanted tapas at pepes, and it was closed till September, gutted.
Walked to Fuengirola town, to do some clothes/shoe shopping stopped at bar plaza, still amazing packed, and scenic, went for lunch in Adrian’s on fish alley, owner was saying again that it’s been hard and very quiet, and he has not dropped his prices but to be honest it was still reasonable.
Went to Marbella, very long bus journey again stopping at 100 stops, packed to the rafters, wish they would put more buses on for this journey 1 every 30 mins is rubbish, it was a dull day till 11ish when arrived it was boiling hot.
We wandered down to the prom side, had beers a very nice bar on the front, then headed back to the centre and found jimmies of Marbella, in a lovely little square.
For anyone going do enjoy, as much I was did, it’s still amazing, a big place in my heart.
Travel operator: diy
it made me feel really welcomed.
they had a really nice younge lad working on reception, he was really friendly. hopefully i'll be back out there next year.
the swimming pool was abit to cold but i got used to it in the end, i made my grandad get in there first.
but the hotel is very clean, the maids were really nice to me. and i rate the hotel 10/10 :)
please email back xxxx
Travel operator: Thompsons
Travel operator: thomsons
i did notice the pool water was murky, and very cold, sure it's hot outside but when you get in it's hardly refreshing it's just really cold,
the entertainment was very boring, like when you go on holiday with your nan when you are young and you end up falling asleep, it almost put me to sleep. it's all aimed at much older people.
there was a few young couples at the hotel, all looking confused and out of place, the old people wanted us to act all mature and one old man had a go at me for not using a napkin when i scratched my nose.
the old people were actually the ones making all the noise, laughing hysterically by the pool keeping everyone awake for about an hour, there is also meant to be a silence after 11pm rule which no one abides to, the corridors are noisy when everyone comes back from their night out, shouting and making noise, and if you like the sound of furniture being moved around on the floor all day and all night this is for you, if you like senile grumpy old people who poke their noses in things which should not concern them then this is for you, also don't expect to get any sleep.
my girlfriend found a stain on the sheet, the hair dryer didn't work it just got hot and we smelt burning so we turned it off, there was a hair on her pillow too when we got there.
the cleaners don't have any respect for people who DON'T want to get up early, they just make a lot of noise, with their mouths and cleaning.
and you also have to pay 16 euro just to hire a very small fridge for a week, the water and other drinks are ridiculously expensive.
when we arrived i had a number for room service, instead the number was for reception. so i rang the other number and ordered something from the menu and they didn't even have it! the cards were out of date and the woman hardly understood me i was asking for steak and she said omlette.
so that's all the bad things i can think of, not bad for the money but not four star, if this review was written on Thomson they wouldn't have allowed it.
the gate on our plane ticket on the way back said gate B and on the departure screen it said C, it was very confusing and there was no thomson rep present to help, all this stuff about we're here to help all the time blah blah, its rubbish.
the good things are good view of sea even in limited sea view hotel, beach is very close and lovely, food in restaurant is great and im quite fusyy but enjoyed a lot of it, quite close to a water park but DONT get the stupid tourist train you will pay 4 euro to go on a train located at a train stop littered in advertisements for the waterpark and it doesnt go there, it just goes around in a circle at 2mph and is a waste of money. and dont bother trying to find the bus stop because it isnt marked with a bus stop sign but the old one is, we had to walk there.
you can walk to the zoo its not too far away but its expensive and they try to sell you a photo of yourself. lots of cool things to see though
the water park is a ripoff, forgotten how much to get in, but you have to pay for a sunbedm pay for a rubber ring, pay A LOT for food, pay for a basket for your clothes, pay to use a locker.
if you like getting ripped off go to spain, and did i mention the amount of black people selling sunglasses and handbags> you can't move at night there are thousands of people, the spanish there are ignorant, don't indicate, very pushy on the road and when serving you in the store, its just take your money and go.
sorry for the long rant i am an 18 year old male i travelled with my 18 year old girlfriend
and the good outweighed the bad we would not return, and you would not find a review on the thomson website which said we would not return they wont allow it.
shopping centre good
water park good
just find another hotel and another part of spain if you dont want to sleep and want to get ripped off
Travel operator: thomson
The food choices were excellent ie., paela, sea bass, salmon, steak, chicken, roast beef & yorkshire pud., many starters and sweets and a good variety of fresh fruit and cheeses to choose from.
There is a free safe in the room and a fridge that will cost 15 euros per week should you wish to use it.
The area around the pool is limited to approx., 20 sunbeds, but during my stay people did not stay on them all day, we went out after breakfast for a walk along the seafront to the harbour area and when we returned after lunch there was always a bed that someone gave up, we don't go on holiday to lie on a sunbed allday it's nice to visit the zoo, Gibralta and visit the many shops along the area. Go and judge for yourself and don't be a victim of ageism whether your young or old we enjoyed everyones company.
Travel operator: Thomson
When we visted the hotel was occupied by a wide range of Ages from 16 upwards.
This was our first vist and wont be our last we shall be definatly be going again we were very impressed with the service we recieved from all the staff at the Hotel Angela....
Travel operator: portland
Cleanliness of the inside of the hotel was very good, however, the pool and pool area was in a disgusting state. Our neighbours had complained about the colour of the water in the pool some 9 days before our arrival, and cleaning had been done within the next 2 days. This was fine for a further 2 days, but the pool was not unlike a watery milk colour. I did not see the pool or pool area cleaned in the week that we stayed there. Sunbeds were at a minimum, and we only managed to get the use of them on a single occasion. Towels were placed on sunbeds as soon as the doors were opened at 09.00. Despite complaints to the Thomson rep, this kept happening on a daily basis. As this was an all British customer basis, the German's couldn't be blamed!
The entertainment was poor, but at 49 and 54 years of age, we would possibly enjoy more in about 15 - 20 years time!
Hotel staff on the whole were polite, especially the room cleaners. The Matradee was a miserable so and so, but the 2 head waiters were very good. All of the female restaurant staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for you.
We have been enjoying 4 star accomodation for about 20 years now and have never criticised the rating. However, because of the outdoor cleanliness, along with the very small bathing area and pool, I don't think this hotel deserves it's rating. We called into the hotel's sister hotel, the Yaramar, some 100 yards away, and this very much deserved it's 4 star rating.
I was also disappointed to see just how crammed in everything was, so my lesson learnt is to book in future worthy hotels of either 4 star or Gold ratings at either the Balearics or Canaries. My first time to mainland Spain was not a memorable one and we will not be returning again. The weather however could not be faulted. At 32c - 36c everyday, it made for a good time.
One other thing I would like to point out is the "free" safety deposit box that the Thomson reps continually mention. That's fine, but what they don't tell you is the fridge cost's you the same as what a safety deposit box would at other hotels.
Our trip to Gibraltar was very enjoyable. Unfortunately the speel that the rep gave us about shopping in Gibraltar wasn't exactly true. With promises of huge savings on tobacco, spirits, jewellery and perfumes, we were very surprised to see that bar tobacco, prices were much the same at many of the popular supermarkets back in the UK and also back at the resort. Although tobacco was cheap, you are only allowed 200 cigarettes or 250 gramms of tobacco, so the savings are at a bare minimum.
I also noticed the this hotel is not really for wheel chair access. The extremely steep ramp to the hotel was virtually impossible for the elderly to push up and assistance was often sought from either staff or friendly guests. The downstairs entertainment area and the small garden area could not be accessed.
Travel operator: Portland/Thomson
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Travel operator: Thomson
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